ONEOK granted eminent domain

By Sarah Pridgeon ONEOK Partners have been granted immediate possession of the final rights of way and easements needed to complete construction of the Bakken Pipeline across Crook County. After reviewing written closing statements in the case against Bush Ranches…

Dennis, Haiar, Pearson win

Incumbent County Commissioner Kelly Dennis edged out independent challenger and former commissioner Stormy Burch by a 2255 to 1237 margin as the votes were counted late Tuesday night. In the hotly contested Crook County School Board race, Hulett’s Dena Mills…

Hospital to investigate staff departures

By Sarah Pridgeon The Board of Trustees was questioned about the high number of vacant staff positions within the Crook County Medical Services District at this month’s regular meeting. In response, Chairman Bruce Brown announced a pending investigation to discover…

Prescribed burn planned on Bearlodge District

Bearlodge Ranger District officials plan to conduct a prescribed burn Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1 on the Black Hill National Forest, weather permitting. The burn will take place approximately 4 miles northwest of Sundance, WY on Warren Peak…

RER wraps up for the winter

Rare Element Resources employees process core samples at the Sundance facility on Thursday. (Wes Pridgeon photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon As winter draws in, Rare Element Resources prepares to enter the season clutching a host of positive results, both for the Bear Lodge rare earth mining project itself and the peripheral community issues that the company has…