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Election Results

As election results begin to flow in from Crook County polling areas, we will be posting results on both our website and Facebook page. Wednesday’s Sundance Times will have a wrap-up of the evening’s results while the Wyoming Pioneer will…

Easy does it

A biker lights up the rear tire on his V8-powered motorcycle on Wednesday during the burnout competition.

Slow but steady rally sees fewer incidents than usual By Sarah Pridgeon   Numbers may have been down for this year’s rally week, but law enforcement reports a steady flow of visitors and an enjoyable overall atmosphere. With double the…

Cook Lake and surrounding area to remain closed

Officials planning public meeting this month The area closure order will remain in effect for the Cook Lake Recreational Area and surrounding area through the month of August, possibly longer. Saturated soils caused by continued rain and sporadic severe thunderstorms…

Injured woman rescued from Devils Tower

By Sarah Pridgeon When a climber scaling the Devils Tower was hit by falling rocks on Monday, the park’s Search and Rescue Team used a mixture of skill, training and good, old-fashioned yelling to rescue her, says Chief Ranger Drew…

Burn ban now in place

By Sarah Pridgeon   Crook County is now subject to open burning restrictions and a ban on the use of fireworks due to the potentially severe to extreme fire situation that exists in the area. The heavy fuel load and…

Wildfire concerns growing

Drier weather prompts call for burn ban By Sarah Pridgeon   Fire restrictions are expected to go into effect next week, says Fire Chief Gari Gill, thanks to a steady increase in the size and number of fires across the…

Rumble season

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Jeff Moberg photo Motorcycles are already trickling into town in anticipation of next week’s Sturgis Bike Rally. Despite many early arrivals, pundits are predicting that attendance will be slightly down this year, ahead of next year’s 75th anniversary. Residents should…

Hunting violation case moves forward

Three men receive fines; five plead not guilty, await trials By Sarah Pridgeon   Of the eight people associated with Whitetail Creek Outfitters at Devils Tower who stand accused of more than 150 violations of Wyoming statutes, three have received…

Fairground swap proposal moving forward

  During the Crook County Commissioner’s Budget Session on Thursday, the commissioners opted to place a $10,000 line item in the budget to study a potential fairgrounds relocation. The funds are anticipated to be used to have HDR Engineering prepare…

Saddle Up, it’s time for fair!

Curt Moberg photo - It was all hands on deck Tuesday as preparations for the upcoming fair continued. Early events will begin this weekend with dog shows and fashion and fabric judging.

By Sarah Pridgeon   Crook County’s Fair and Rodeo will be held from July 26 to August 3 this year to the theme, “Saddle Up for the Fair.” From pig wrestling to book signings, the fair will feature an event…