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Sheriff's Office issues rules for Smith trial

Crook County Sheriff Jeff Hodge has issued rules for spectators and jurors in the trial of the State of Wyoming vs. Marty Smith, which is scheduled to run from February 19 to 25. The rules will be as follows: All jurors and spectators will enter...

Winter storms test limited county resources

After a month of snowfall and storms, Dr. Heath Waddell, EMS Medical Director, and EMS Division Chief Jay Kenealy brought concerns about plowing to the county commissioners last week. Though aware... Full story

Legislative Update

Greetings from Cheyenne! In this, the fifth week of the 65th General Session, Monday was the last day for Committee of the Whole in each Chamber. With so many bills under consideration this year,...

Narrow window opens for federal broadband funding

The window to secure federal funding that could be used to improve access to high-speed broadband across Crook County won’t be open for very long, said Russ Elliott of the Wyoming Broadband Advisory Committee (WBAC) last week. Elliott urged the...

Legislative Update

Hello from the fifth week of the 2019 General Session. Monday was the last day for legislation to be heard by Committees of the Whole in each chamber of origin. I am happy to report that all of my...

Sharing a meal

A pair of horses along Government Valley Road east of Sundance had plenty of help from a group of locals in cleaning up their hay on Tuesday morning. Given the past stretch of cold temps, the deer...

Valentine's Day treat

Cake decorating was the theme for the February 4-H Friday event. Crook County 4-H members and friends of 4-H were taught a new project skill by local cake baker, Jenna Ellsbury. Participants learned...

Circuit Court

Speeding – Efrain Garcia, CO, 89/70, $127; Carl R. Dick Jr., Gillette, 44/30, $115; James D. Berghorst, SD, 85/75, $90; Holly A. Lakey, OR, 92/75, $170; Toni W. Schavone, CO, 105/80, $170; Eric T. Aslesen, SD, 86/80, $82; Cecilia D....

Sundance to seek new fire insurance rating

The Sundance City Council will seek a new Insurance Service Office (ISO) evaluation on the recommendation of Fire Chief Chris Tomford. With improvements to the city water system now in place and better training and maintenance records within the...

Kid Prints plans for daycare's future

The Kid Prints Inc. team introduced themselves to the Sundance City Council last week and shared their plans for 2019 at the city-owned daycare center. After a year of successful fundraising, said previous president Megan Franzen, it’s time to...

Sundance Sports

High School Wrestling Sat., Feb. 16, Regionals Fri., Feb. 22, State High School Basketball Fri., Feb. 15, 3 p.m. at Home vs. Moorcroft Sat., Feb. 16, noon at Hulett Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 21-22, Regionals Junior High Boys Basketball Fri., Feb. 15, 10... Full story

SHS hosts conference meet

The Sundance Bulldog wrestling team participated in the Powder River Conference Meet held last Thursday at the Sundance High School Gym. The injury-riddled Bulldogs were able to go 1-3 on the day...

Hofland named to Shrine Bowl

Sundance High School senior Tanner Hofland was named this week as one of the 36 football players from across Wyoming as a Shrine Bowl nominee. The 46th annual event will kick off in Casper at the Dick Cheney Alumni Field on June 8. Wyoming head...

Bulldog teams face losses

SHS Girls The Lady Bulldogs fell in the final seconds of their game against the Newell Irrigators on Tuesday night in Sundance. The opening eight minutes of the game saw the Newell Irrigators controlling the tempo as well as the score. While...

We welcome your opinion

The ‘Opinions’ section of our newspaper belongs to you, the readers. We encourage you to use it to express your opinions. The Sundance Times does not solicit any particular viewpoint and publishes most all letters we receive. Letters are not...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As I ponder whether to write a letter about legal protection for the minority among us who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, I am forced to consider what could be the purpose of writing. If my purpose were to change...

This Side of the Pond

“I’m not doing the groceries today,” said my husband last week, a look of pride upon his face. I didn’t think a great deal of this comment; after all, it was cold out and the roads were...

Our View

Now in its fifth year, one might expect the novelty of the Sundance Winter Festival to have worn off for the people of this community. The impressive crowds that turned out for the first couple of years would, in many parts of the world, have...

Historic cemetery program at Sundance library

Crook County Library in Sundance will host a program by Beulah resident Vernon Davis on Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. The program is free and open to the public. The...

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times February 12, 1919 Sweeping investigation of Bolshevik, I.W.W. and other propaganda was ordered unanimously yesterday by the senate after two hours of tempestuous discussion in which several senators declared that...

This Week at Your Library

The Library will be closed, Monday, February 18, for President’s Day. Library Programming: VALENTINE’S TRAVELING BAKE SALE: The Friends of the Library Annual Traveling Bake Sale will be Thursday, February 14. Delivery will start at 9 a.m. Baked...

Trudy Mae Hoskins

Trudy Mae Hoskins, 84, of Canon City, CO, was called home to our Lord and Savior on February 5, 2019. Trudy was born January 31, 1935, in East Orange, NJ, the daughter of John Hulick Conover and... Full story

Sundance School Menu

Breakfast Feb. 18 – Cereal, toast, sliced pears, juice Feb. 19 – Strawberry mini bagels, fruit cocktail, apple crisp chips Feb. 20 – Cinnamon French toast, cinnamon apple slices, string cheese Feb. 21 – Breakfast burrito, pineapple tidbits,... Full story

EWC Phi Theta Kappa

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that thirty-six students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on January 31. This is the largest class of PTK inductees in EWC’s history. Phi Theta Kappa is the world’s largest and...

Cool to be kind

The kids of Sundance Elementary School want you to join them next week in celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week from February 18 to 22. “Sundance Elementary headquarters is challenging our classrooms to complete four secret kindness missions...

Legislative Contacts

Senator Ogden Driskill PO Box 155, Devils Tower WY 82714, Cell: 307-680-5555, Email: ogden.driskill@wyoleg.gov Representative Tyler Lindholm Home: 307-468-2121, Cell: 307-282-0968, Email: tyler.lindholm@wyoleg.gov, TylerLindholm.com Governor Matt...

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