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Letter to the Editor – Aug. 27

Does anyone out there besides those involved in the medical profession know what “Magnet Status” means? Well, I looked it up and found out that it is an award given by the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center. This prestigious award means…

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Gracie Van Horn becomes first Wyoming champion at Loretta Lynn’s By Sarah Pridgeon This July, local motocross star Gracie Van Horn brought home more than just her first win at the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship. She also took…

Just in time for the bell

Elementary students slide into the year with new attraction By Sarah Pridgeon The students at Sundance Elementary School will listen for the recess bell even more eagerly than usual as this school year begins. Waiting for them in the playground…

Regional Health offers full-control plan

District opts to negotiate workable contract, keeps options open By Sarah Pridgeon An initial proposal from Regional Health would keep its partnership intact with Crook County Medical Services District, but would also remove the Board of Trustees and allow the…

Peace, love and motorcycles

(Jeff Moberg photo) Tyson Gearhart, Jim Bell and Tyler Hawken hold an unidentified rider upright during Wednesday’s annual burnout competition. Despite this year’s large crowd, officials say most of the visitors were well behaved.

Big crowd brings little trouble By Sarah Pridgeon The 75th Anniversary Sturgis Rally brought a considerable crowd to Crook County last week but, despite the extra numbers, rallygoers enjoyed a peaceful overall atmosphere. According to local officials, there were few…

Commissioners hear hospital board concerns

Board did not see Regional Health split coming, says Chairman Sandy Neiman By Sarah Pridgeon The Crook County Medical District Board of Trustees is as in the dark as everyone else as to why Regional Health is pulling out of…

Hospital board addresses public outcry

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) CCMSD Board members address the audience during Thursday evening’s meeting.

By Sarah Pridgeon As the situation at Crook County Medical Services District continues to unfold, the community has made its desire for a resolution increasingly clear. The Board of Trustees on Thursday stated a desire to appease public concerns and…

Meth lab bust

Local woman arrested The Crook County Sheriff’s Department uncovered a methamphetamine lab on 5th Street in Sundance last Friday. Though the lab was not yet active, according to Sheriff Jeff Hodge, a local woman was brought in for questioning regarding…

Ready for action

(Nancy Hawken photo) Amber Posey.

New face behind the bar as largest-ever rally approaches By Sarah Pridgeon As the countdown continues for the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, visitors have already begun to trickle into town on the backs of motorcycles. Nobody’s sure exactly how many…

Frustrations, concerns aired at hospital forum

Huge community turnout discusses future of CCMSD By Sarah Pridgeon The courthouse basement was full to overflowing on Monday night as an estimated 300 members of the community gathered to hear testimony and search for solutions on the administrative issues…