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Bank warns of counterfeit $100 bills

With an unknown number counterfeit hundred-dollar bills believed to now be in circulation after an incident in Billings, MT, last week, Andy Miller, President of Sundance State Bank, is warning businesses and citizens that some could make it through...

 

Moorcroft man sentenced for felony possession

A Moorcroft man has been given a split sentence on felony possession charges after marijuana was allegedly found on his person when he was arrested for failing to meet the conditions of his parole. According to court reports, Jason Anderson was...

 

Budget session begins soon

The Wyoming State Legislature meets for its 67th session soon and there are numerous ways for the public to participate or listen in. This year is a budget session, which means it will last approximat...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 4, 2024

Pine Haven man charged with aggravated assault

A Pine Haven man has been charged with aggravated assault and bound over to District Court after allegedly pulling a knife on a person who was attempting to make him leave a local bar. On December 8, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispa...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 4, 2024

The Year in Review

January As the annual Wyoming Legislative Session kicked off, Jason Perry was honored during the opening ceremonies for his work as Hulett's ambulance director and his efforts to get all of Hulett's...

 

A thousand homes to get broadband access

Over a thousand homes in Crook County are set to have access to broadband internet for the first time thanks to federal grant awards that aim to make access available across the nation. Two local projects were among 32 applications to be approved...

 

Public input sought for zoning plans

A series of public meetings has been scheduled for January to solicit input on plans to potentially introduce zoning to Crook County. These meetings will form the next step of the county’s exploration of whether zoning would suit this county in...

 

CCMSD still seeking trustee

The Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has been working with just four members since August, when Trustee Ed Ray resigned his position representing the Moorcroft area. At last week’s meeting, the board discussed...

 

'Tis the season

The run-up to Christmas is upon us, with plenty of local events to enjoy as Santa prepares his sleigh. The Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Parade of Lights on December 10 on Big Horn Avenue at 5 p.m. Hot cocoa bars will be...

 

Future citizens

Almost a hundred seventh graders from across the county convened in Sundance last week for a day of learning about civics. Elected officials were on hand to introduce the students to the functions of...

 

Is zoning no longer a four-letter word?

Once upon a time, the word “zoning” was akin to a curse in this part of the world – but that doesn’t seem to be the case any more. To make sure this is more than an illusion, the county commissioners will include public forums in the process...

 

County proposes updates to minor subdivision rules

The county commission will be hosting a public hearing on December 5 at 2 p.m. regarding some updates and amendments to its minor subdivision rules and the bylaws that apply to its planning and zoning commission. Should the updates to the...

 

Solid waste board to be resurrected

A joint powers board formed in 2016 to investigated options for a countywide solid waste district will likely soon be revived. The board, which included representatives from the county and each municipality, met regularly but ultimately disbanded...

 

Active shooter training coming to Pine Haven

Crook County Sheriff’s Office is offering Critical Incident Response Training to any interested member of the public and is hosting sessions in each of the four municipalities. The dates for Pine Haven’s event have now been announced. Training...

 

School district reacts to annual assessments

Crook County School District (CCSD) continues to fare well in meeting the state's performance expectations, including across-the-board proficiency results assessment that are higher than the average...

 

New trustee needed for CCMSD

With the resignation of Trustee Ed Ray, the Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District is seeking an appointee to fill out his term representing the Moorcroft area. “It is with great sadness that I hereby resign from my position...

 

Active shooter training comes to Moorcroft

Active shooter training isn’t just about school safety. It’s for anyone and everyone who would like to know more about how to protect themselves in a dangerous situation. For this reason, Crook County Sheriff’s Office offers its Critical...

 

County to be focus area for CWD

Crook County is one of the focus areas for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing this year and hunters are asked for their help to collect lymph node samples. "Game and Fish is requesting samples...

 

Partial burn ban now in effect

A partial burn ban went into effect across the county on August 1, imposing caution on county residents as the summer weather finally settles in and the danger of wildfire increases. With the risk of fire set to increase as the rains clear up and the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Social    July 27, 2023

Fair week gets underway

Fair week is officially underway, this year to the theme of "A Brand of Its Own". Events began with entertainment including the youth and ranch rodeo, the ice cream social and animal shows including...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 6, 2023

Moorcroft man charged with possession

Benito Juarez of Moorcroft faces a felony charge of possession after he was pulled over for a badly damaged windshield. On June 22, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy was stopped on Juniper Hills Road at around 7:05 p.m. when he observed a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 6, 2023

Field tour offered for invasive grass that impacts pasture

Crook County Weed & Pest invites the public to find out more about an invasive grass that has been found growing within county borders and is known to be capable of negatively impacting pasture and rangelands. A ventenata field tour will take place...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 6, 2023

Comment period extended for sage-grouse map update

The comment period for the process to update Wyoming's sage-grouse map has been extended through most of July in response to significant interest from the public. The current proposed revisions to the Sage-grouse Core Area Map would introduce a...

 

Invasive mussels intercepted in Beulah

Increased vigilance for invasive mussels has already resulted in five thwarted attempts to cross the Wyoming border this summer. Two of the five infested watercraft traveled through the check station...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 22, 2023

Jenerou facing felony charges after spate of area burglaries

A man currently serving up to ten years in the Wyoming State Penitentiary after pleading guilty to burglary and theft in Weston County is now facing similar charges in Crook County. According to court documents, Donald Jenerou stole items in both...

 

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