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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 2, 2021 

PRECorp makes annual cost of power adjustments

Powder River Energy (PRECorp) has requested permission from the Public Service Commission to increase its Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) by $1,386,882 per annum, effective on January 1, to reflect a change in wholesale power costs. This would lead...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 2, 2021 

LTC visitation no longer limited

Despite a few local COVID-19 infections leading to stays at Crook County Memorial Hospital over recent days, visitation is still open for hospital inpatients at this time – and is no longer limited for visits to the long-term care unit. However,...


Kuhl changes plea

Mary Kuhl has changed her plea to “no contest” against a felony charge related to her conduct in office as county treasurer, from which she resigned in October. Kuhl originally pled “not guilty” to the felony charge of unauthorized use of...


Moorcroft man charged for possession after fleeing from deputy

On October 15, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a residence in Moorcroft after a call was received that Robert Myles was trying to take the homeowner’s vehicle. A warrant was confirmed for his arrest. The deputy reports... Full story


All vaccines now approved for booster shots

The Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that emergency use authorizations have been granted for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster shots. This means that all three of the vacc... Full story


Kuhl resigns

A civil trial that was to consider the removal of Mary Kuhl from her position as Crook County Treasurer will no longer be necessary because her letter of resignation was accepted by the county commissioners on Friday. The trial was set to begin on...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 7, 2021

Setting boundaries

Representatives from the northeast of Wyoming met on Thursday to address redistricting in Crook, Weston and Campbell counties. This process will redefine the boundaries of each voting district across the state, which in turn dictates which citizens e...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 7, 2021

CCMSD on edge over vaccine mandates

Crook County Medical Services District is starting to see difficulties with staffing on the horizon. CEO Micki Lyons last week shared her concerns over the impending federal vaccine mandate with the board of trustees. The announcement from President...


Kuhl objects to new charges

County Treasurer Mary Kuhl has objected to new charges filed against her in the civil case that seeks her removal from office, complaining in a response filed with District Court that it’s unfair to add new information so close to the date of her... Full story


Kuhl suspended

Governor Mark Gordon has suspended Mary Kuhl from her position as Crook County Treasurer in an order filed with the county on Thursday. Meanwhile, an amended version of the verified petition for her removal has been filed by the Attorney General’s...


New rec group seeks community input

A new collaborative covering the northeast of Wyoming is offering the whole community an opportunity to get involved in the future of outdoor recreation in this area. Pioneered at the state level but comprised of local stakeholders, the...


Kuhl responds to charges

Crook County Treasurer Mary Kuhl has responded to the verified petition filed against her by Wyoming Attorney General Bridget Hill, which seeks to suspend her from office. The petition, signed Hill on behalf of the State of Wyoming, cites the felony...


Kuhl suspended

In a letter filed this morning with the county, Governor Mark Gordon has suspended Mary Kuhl from her position as Crook County Treasurer. The governor states in his order for temporary suspension that he was asked by the Crook County Commission to di...


Woman arrested for child abuse, assault

A Moorcroft woman has been arrested on 16 separate counts of child abuse as well as one of aggravated assault and battery. Karey Hedlund's alleged victims accuse her of years of mental and physical abuse ranging from locking them in cages to... Full story


Kuhl pleads not guilty

At an arraignment hearing last week, County Treasurer Mary Kuhl was asked how she intends to plead to the felony and three misdemeanors she has been charged with. “Not guilty, your honor,” she repeated four times. This plea gives Kuhl the right...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 26, 2021

State files to remove Kuhl from office

On the instruction of Governor Mark Gordon, the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office has filed a civil case with District Court that could see County Treasurer Mary Kuhl removed from office. The petition, signed by Wyoming Attorney General Bridget...


District hopes school year will be as normal as possible

s the bell rings the start of the new school year, the situation within the county's educational buildings is set to remain largely the same as it stood at the end of May in terms of pandemic guidance...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 21, 2021

Kuhl returns to Treasurer's Office

Despite deciding that the charges against County Treasurer Mary Kuhl merit binding her case over to District Court, Judge Wendy Bartlett of the Circuit Court of the 6th Judicial District determined on Thursday that Kuhl should be allowed to return... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 21, 2021

Census shows county grew, but cities shrank

The population of Crook County as a whole has inched upwards over the last ten years according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census Redistricting Data. However, during that same timeframe, three out of the four county municipalities have...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Commission moves ahead with Kuhl suspension

County Treasurer Mary Kuhl will no longer have access to the credit cards used within the Crook County Treasurer’s Office. The county commissioners moved on Monday morning to cancel the old cards and have new ones issued, with Acting Treasurer...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Devils Tower Natural History Association seeks board members

The Devils Tower Natural History Association (DTNHA) is looking for new board members to replace the three present directors whose terms will be coming to an end this fall. Since 1958, the association has supported projects and tourism at the Tower,...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Thunderstorms to be announced by severity

As of this week, the National Weather Service has changed how hazard information is communicated with the public. From now on, thunderstorms will be announced according to three tiers of impact. “Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Moorcroft man gets split sentence for theft

Moorcroft man Brandon Wells has been given a split sentence on a charge of theft after allegedly taking a vehicle in the early hours of the morning and driving it to Montana. On November 29, 2020, a Moorcroft Police Officer was contacted by the owner...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 29, 2021

County treasurer arrested

County Treasurer Mary Kuhl was arrested on Friday on criminal charges related to her conduct as an elected official. The allegations include that she listed a customer’s license plate tabs as lost...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 29, 2021

Unhealthy haze

With wildfires burning locally and across the nation and little reprieve from the hot, dry weather in sight, it’s likely that the smoke haze is here to stay for the time being. Air quality alerts issued by the Wyoming Air Quality Division and...


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