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Case numbers at 210, leaders signal special session

The number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming reached 210 on Monday with the diagnosis of 10 new cases in seven counties. As case numbers continued to grow, the state’s legislative leaders signaled that a special session to deal with the impacts of...

Wyoming COVID-19 cases rise to 150, five critically ill in Fremont County

The number of Wyoming counties untouched by the coronavirus shrunk to seven on Thursday as the Wyoming Department of Health reported 13 new cases in seven counties, including the first case seen in Uinta County. The increases in case counts raised...

Business rundown

Restaurants and Cafes • LONGHORN SALOON & GRILL: Now offering curbside take-out only and off sale alcohol. Call 283-3644. Open 11a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Menu at www.LonghornSaloonGrill.com • WILD WEST ESPRESSO: Will...

Wyoming's COVID-19 cases rise to 187; governor orders quarantine for visitors to state

The number of reported coronavirus cases in Wyoming surged to 187 on Saturday morning, an increase of 21 cases overnight. Eight counties showed a rise in reported cases, with Fremont County — one of the cases hardest hit by the virus ...

Wyoming COVID-19 cases rise to 162, state lab limits testing

Wyoming’s coronavirus case count grew to 162 on Friday morning, an increase of nine from the previous day. The Wyoming Health Department announced that as of 10 a.m. Friday, nine new cases were reported in six counties, including the first case...

COVID fears maintain grip on Wyoming

Life continues to be far from normal this week with restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak expected to continue until at least April 17. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world and the United States takes the baton to become the...

Busting the virus myths

The global pandemic is unprecedented in living memory and, as with most new things, has caused plenty of misunderstandings and myths. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Crook County, which is...

Coronavirus cases up to 197

Wyoming’s coronavirus case count increased to 197 on Sunday as the state Department of Health reported 10 new cases in seven counties. The Health Department reported new cases in Fremont, Laramie, Lincoln, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton and Washakie...

Wyoming News Briefs

Make-A-Wish starts Messages of Hope campaign as wishes are postponed CHEYENNE (WNE) – More than 50 Wyoming kids with critical illnesses had pending wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation before the coronavirus spread across the U.S. Now, for the...

Board decries employee bad behavior on social media

Members of the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees are not happy with the behavior of certain employees who allegedly spoke ill of a patient on social media and wants disciplinary procedures to be followed. But while most...

CCMSD board continues discussions over HMS

Before discussions could continue on renewing the contract between Health Management Services (HMS) and Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) on Wednesday, the Board of Trustees needed to hear an update on the board’s complaint that the...

Treasure hunt

Delila, 5, (from left) Dominik, 11, and Jennifer Bieber find a COVID-19 treasure hunt package in Spirit Mountain Cave after following a series of clues from the COVID-19 Treasure Hunt Facebook group...

Supply chain issues hinder ambulance purchase

In February, the Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) instructed Karl Rude, president of Health Management Services, to seek out possible new ambulances to bolster the Sundance fleet. Though he was able to offer...

Circuit Court

Speeding – Leslie W. Davis, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Sam Alan Simons, Gillette, 38/30, $111; Viviana M. Pizaro, CA, 91/80, $160; Greg A. Fischer, KY, 95/70, $170; Jeremy G. Geiser, Gillette, $90; Dennis A. Wachula, MT, 81/75, $82; Jeff G. Johnson,...

Medical staff discuss preparedness

In an update on preparedness levels within Crook County Medical Services District, Dr. Heith Waddell said the team is working around the clock to update on current events and figure out the best steps to take to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in...

Veterans assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout April. Clifford Knesel is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state...

Governor signs more bills into law

Working life may look a little different in Wyoming right now, but Governor Mark Gordon is still in the process of ratifying the work of our state legislators by putting his name to the bills passed at this year’s session. Last week, he signed a...

Crook County GOP holds historic digital convention

With social distancing rules making it impossible to hold the 2020 Crook County Republican Party Convention in the usual manner, lateral thinking was needed to make sure the voting delegates could...

SHS Sports

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College Sports

UW Men’s Basketball MW Tourney: Wyoming – 80, Colorado State – 74 Wyoming – 74, Nevada – 71 Wyoming – 82, Utah State – 89 BHSU Men’s Basketball BHSU – 71, SD School of Mines – 80 BHSU Women’s Basketball BHSU – 44, SD School...

This Side of the Pond

Still staring out the window, dreaming of better days when you weren’t sick of the sight of your own sofa? I’ve been looking out for the rays of sunshine during this confusing time, just to...

Saving America's rural hospitals

 These are extraordinarily challenging times for the nation’s hospitals and health care workers. In just a couple of months, the coronavirus has swept around the globe and across the country,...

Betty J. White

Betty J. White, a Crook County matriarch who resided near Sundance, Wyoming, went to heaven on March 26, 2020. As a spry 85-year-old, Betty delighted in the knowledge that she had ‘a hell of a...

Kyle Dyer

Kyle Dyer, 27, of Hulett, Wyoming, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Hulett. He was born early in the morning on July 1, 1992, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Kim Somervold. It was a mild day, like...

Sundance School Menu

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Schools closed until April 17

In response to Governor Mark Gordon’s decision to extend statewide health orders until April 17, Crook County School District (CCSD) has announced it will remain closed until that date. The Wyoming...

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current SWE (in.) 30-year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current % of 30-Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 5.2 1.8 0 2.1 - Blind Park Snotel 6870 21 6.7 7.2 6.8 93 Cole Canyon Snotel 5870 * * 5.8 6.6...

Season setting meeting information now online

Season setting presentations and videos for the 2020 hunting season proposals are now available online. All Game and Fish season setting meetings have moved to an online forum following federal and state guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19...

Game and Fish to draft emergency rules to delay April 1 black bear site registration process

In the interest of protecting public health and adhering to local community orders related to COVID-19, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is working to develop a procedure for new black bear bait registrations. Bait site registrations were...

Card of Thanks

On behalf of the Jensen Family We wish to express our deepest appreciation to everyone who offered great comfort through prayers, love, food or visits; the many acts of kindness shown during this difficult time has given us great comfort. To the...

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