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State budget cuts finalized

The specifics of budget cuts that amount to a ten percent reduction in the state’s expenditures have now been formally announced, affecting the state’s agencies, boards and commissions alike. Governor Mark Gordon spoke to the reductions at a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

Election results now official

The unofficial results from last week’s primary election have now become official, says County Clerk Linda Fritz. The canvas board met on Friday to verify and confirm the ballots and found there were no changes to the winning candidates that were...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

Gillette man facing felony charges following fight in Moorcroft bar

A Gillette man faces multiple charges including aggravated assault and interference with a police officer. Vincent Everett allegedly attacked a Moorcroft police officer who chased him after a fight broke out in a local bar. On August 13 at around 11....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 20, 2020

Results are in

In an upset to the status quo, Tyler Lindholm lost his bid to retain the House District #1 seat for another two years to challenger Chip Neiman. Election night brought fewer surprises at the local lev...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Absentee ballots to be counted early

On the authority of Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, the process of counting votes for the primary will start a little early this year. A directive sent to county clerks across Wyoming permits the processing of absentee ballots a few days before the e...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    July 23, 2020

Schools await guidance on face masks

School is still a few weeks away but, for parents planning the annual shopping trip for classroom equipment, whether or not there will be a need for face coverings has come into question. While the pandemic remains ongoing and state-level guidance...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020

Storms cause widespread outages

The week began with heavy storms across the region, strong enough to cause power outages throughout northeast Wyoming. On Sunday afternoon, severe thunderstorms hit Crook, Campbell and Weston Counties, causing around 4100 members of the Powder River...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020

Outdoor visits now permitted at LTC

With the blessing of the state, family members will once again be able to visit their loved ones at the long term care facility within Crook County Memorial Hospital. However, those who would like to spend time with a resident should be aware that...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    June 25, 2020

Schools plan fall opening

Students will be returning to their school buildings this fall, says Superintendent Mark Broderson. To make that happen, employees from every department are working on a framework to keep kids safe despite the ever-changing picture of the COVID-19...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Moorcroft man imprisoned on burglary conviction

Dewey Schoenewald of Moorcroft has been sentenced to up to ten years in prison for a burglary charge that relates to multiple break-ins alleged to have taken place in January. He will also serve up to ten years on theft charges from 2018, which had b...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Man to stand trial for possession and domestic battery

Casey Anderson is set to stand trial in October on charges of possession of marijuana and domestic battery after an alleged altercation in Moorcroft. On April 4 at around 2:13 p.m., a Moorcroft Police Department officer was asked to respond to a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Man accused of strangling driver with a seatbelt

A Rawlins man faces felony charges of strangulation after allegedly pulling on the seatbelt of the driver he was sitting behind in an attempt to stop the vehicle. On May 26 just before 4 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was dispatched to a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Woman facing felony possession charges

Sarah Lenchner of Illinois has been bound over to District Court on felony possession charges after she was arrested in the Moorcroft rest area in association with a stolen vehicle. On April 7 just after 8 a.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol officer was...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 4, 2020

CCMSD prepares to apply for hospital funding

Preparing to apply for funding for a new hospital, Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has begun to create a list of flaws associated with the current building that make it difficult to deal with a pandemic such as COVID-19. The district w...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 4, 2020

Candidates announced for primary election

Filing dates have closed for the seats that will appear on the ballot at this year’s primary election and the names of those candidates who will be running for seats at the city, county, state and national level have been published. At the state...

 

LTC will not re-open yet

No plans are yet in place to allow visitors back into the hospital and the long term care facility within its walls, said CEO of Crook County Medical Services District Micki Lyons on Friday. Decisions on how to go about this process have been left...

 

State aid to launch by June 1

With a following wind and a lot of hard work, the financial aid programs authorized by the Wyoming State Legislature are set to go live on June 1. Businesses that have suffered financially through the COVID-19 crisis, as well as those whose housing s...

 

Cook Lake will open for day use

Despite delays to the project to replace the spillway, which will require the campground to stay closed this year, Cook Lake should be open for day use by the middle of June, says District Ranger Mike Gosse. The Forest Service has been able to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 28, 2020

Board compromises at $15 rate increase for LTC

The Board of Trustees has agreed to an increase on the daily rate for Crook County Medical Service District’s long term care unit. The increase of $15 will take the overall total to $230 per day. Though the total charged to residents still will...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 14, 2020

Filing dates open for this year's election candidates

For those looking to perform their civic duty by serving at the various levels of Wyoming’s government, filing dates open this week for this year’s elections. Over the next two weeks, citizens are invited to put forth their names for seats...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    COVID-19    May 7, 2020

Variance sought for local eateries

Representative Tyler Lindholm and Senator Ogden Driskill were all geared up to fight the good fight on behalf of local restaurant owners on Monday, but soon discovered that the county’s emergency operations center has already set the ball rolling...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 7, 2020

Trustee for Moorcroft joins CCMSD

The Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District has selected a replacement board member to serve out the remaining time in Joey Kanode’s term as the trustee for Moorcroft. Kanode stepped down in February, announcing that he did...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 7, 2020

Board voids remaining HMS contract, appoints interim CEO

After an executive session at a special meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) moved to void the remaining 120 days of its contract with Health Management Services (HMS) effective May 1. The...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 7, 2020

SPOT Tax approved for general ballot

The county commissioners approved a resolution on Monday that will officially place the Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (SPOT) on this year’s ballot. Voters will be asked to approve a total of $7.5 million, which will be shared between the four...

 

Schools to only partially re-open

Most kids won’t be returning to class during this school year, but Crook County School District (CCSD) is developing plans to make sure those students who are struggling receive the attention they need, while the seniors will go out at graduation...

 

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