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In Your Words: What do you procrastinate most about at this time of year?

ADRIANNA MATERI “It’s cold and I don’t want to go outside and fill my car up with gas.” DAISY SOESBE “Cleaning our room and putting our Christmas toys away.” HELENE ORBORSKI “Cleaning...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 3, 2019

A Look Forward

What goals have our local governments and entities set for themselves over the coming months? Where might we be when 2019 draws to a close? In this issue, we’ll be taking a look forward to the projects, plans and objectives that our county has in...

 

State Briefs

Man sentenced to prison in fatal DUI wreck RIVERTON (WNE) — Winter Hawk Goodman, who killed three people while driving drunk in 2016, was sentenced Friday to 12 years imprisonment. After a four-day federal trial, Goodman was in convicted in...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of December, the Pantry received approximately 1340 pounds of donated food, and provided assistance to over 174 people. This included 12 new clients, 69 youth under the age of 18 and 47 persons over the age of 60. We also provided...

 

Free Christmas Feed in Pine Haven

The Reservoir Bar and Grill hosted the Pine Haven Recreation Board and Chamber of Commerce free Christmas feed this year. The event started at 2 p.m. and lasted until all food was gone at around 6....

 

Paradise Foods Stocking winners

The three Paradise Foods Supermarket stocking winners this year include Tevis Davis, receiving the large first place stocking. The medium second prize stocking went to Cougar McKim; and the small...

 

Youth Library News

K-3 Crunch the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap, Disney’s Ralph Wrecks this Book!, Peppa Gives Thanks by Meredith Rusu, Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals Pups on a Mission, Bear’s New Friend by Karma Wilson, Paw Patrol Trace Race to the Rescue! (board...

 

Wolves play last games of 2018

The Wolves won against NSI, 55-44 at the Powder River Classic last weekend and lost to Tongue River, 70-49 and Kaycee, 62-43. The young Wolves team is continually getting better. They are learning how to compete as a team and growing each and every...

 
 By Dusty Petz    Sports    January 3, 2019

Three wins for Lady Wolves

On Friday, the Lady Wolves started the First Annual Powder River Conference Tournament at noon by taking on the Tongue River Eagles. The Wolves jumped out to an early 15-8 first quarter lead, but Tongue River was able to close the gap and the game...

 

2nd Semester LOGOS to restart

Are you ready? LOGOS, nondenominational, community centered Wednesday evening youth event is about to restart for 2019. With the theme, “Growing With God”, students, their families, community and staff will journey together as we look into the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 3, 2019

Shutdown affects Devils Tower, Forest Service

With the federal government frozen in place until a funding deal can be reached, national parks and Forest service sites across Wyoming have been impacted. A partial federal government shutdown was still in place as this week began, causing closure...

 
 By Autin Huguelet    News    January 3, 2019

"Skill game" operators: AG is wrong about us

CHEYENNE — Companies operating bar games that resemble video slot machines are challenging the Wyoming attorney general’s position that they’re enabling illegal gambling. In a lawsuit filed recently in Natrona County District Court, a group of...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Greg W. Jones, SD, 83/75, $86; Jaime Alejo-Alonso, CO, 92/80, $105; Ronald F. Miller, WI, 88/70, $135; Timothy W. Madsen, Laramie, 85/65, $145 Speed Too Fast for Condiditions – Clarence E. Frazier, SD, $75 Text While Driving – Sarah...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Dec. 24 – Paper service. Ten traffic stops. Deputy investigated report of littering. Deputy investigated crash. Deputy investigated domestic. Deputy checked welfare of subject. Deputy arrested two subjects. Detention Deputy booked in two subjects....

 
 By Alexis Barker    News    January 3, 2019

Public's right to inspect public records without charge upheld

NEWCASTLE — The small claims court in Newcastle upheld the public’s right to inspect public documents without charge when the court ruled in favor of Wayne Chittim on Dec. 5. According to attorney William Curley, who represented Chittim, his clie...

 

Wyoming Game and Fish Department's 2018 year in review

Record-breaking fish, grizzly bears, strategic planning and the Wyoming Outdoor Expo were among the notable events in 2018 for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. But overall, the agency leading conservation of the more than 800 species of fish...

 

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