Sundance Times - Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Weathering the 'bomb cyclone'

A storm believed to have had the largest span in at least a decade rolled through Crook County on Wednesday, disrupting ordinary business and sending residents scurrying for home until the snow gave...

CenturyLink officially deregulated in rural zones

The County Commissioners have received official confirmation from the Public Service Commission that CenturyLink will be deregulated in rural zones of Wyoming. It was not unexpected, says County... Full story

This Week at Your Library

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR SPRING CLEANING Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. We will still have our Geri-Fit classes, Friends of the Library meeting, storytime, Nick from the Hearing Aid Center and our Cowboy Carnegie program that week.... Full story

Annual young Author's Contest underway

The Crook County Library Foundation is sponsoring the Mary Hadley Memorial Young Author’s Contest again this spring. All Crook County youth are invited to participate by contributing ONE of the following: cowboy poetry, fiction story about a...

Johnson trial could see change of venue

Through “an abundance of caution”, defense attorney Don Fuller plans to file a motion for a change of venue in the trial of the State of Wyoming vs. Jessie Johnson. Fuller stated his intention during a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday afternoon...

State gears up for hemp

By Sarah Pridgeon Changes to Wyoming law have introduced a potential new crop to Wyoming. Producers will legally be able to grow industrial hemp, which is believed to have thousands of uses, once the Wyoming Department of Agriculture has finalized...

20 years

Sheriff Jeff Hodge presents April Gill with a certificate for her 20 years of dedicated service to Crook...

Circuit Court

Speeding – Emily A. Sarason, Gillette, 92/80, $105; Trevor R. O’Brien, CO, 88/80, $86; Justin R. Millner, FL, 95/75, $215; Richard J. Norton, CO, 85/70, $120; Jason W. Thorne, Gillette, 85/70, $120; Penny L. Bousquet, NE, 87/80, $84 No Valid...

Mobile pantry to visit Hulett

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and Farm Credit Services will hold a mobile pantry food distribution in Hulett, Wyoming, on Wednesday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WFBR is planning to have enough food for 25 families. If you are in need or...

Washington woman sentenced for intent to deliver

A Washington woman has been given a deferred sentence on a charge of possession with intent to deliver after being pulled over for speeding near Colony last May with more than 50 pounds of marijuana...

Sundance Sports

High School Track Fri., Mar. 22, 8 a.m. at Newcastle Invite Junior High Golf Fri., Mar. 22, 9:30 a.m. at Wee Links High School Golf First Practice Mon., Mar....

Taking the (icy) plunge

Twenty seven hardy souls participated in the second annual Jackalope Jump on Saturday afternoon. With a strong supporting cast and jubilant fans cheering them on, the jumpers made their way to the...

Our View

Solving a complex problem is impossible without all the parts laid out on the table, in plain view. Considering we’ve all been under the impression that the bad times are coming to an end for the state’s rainy day fund, we’ve heard a...

This Side of the Pond

In case it escaped your notice, the internet turned 30 years old last week, an anniversary for which I should obviously take some credit on the basis that the man who invented it lives in my home...

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times March 26, 1919 The expenditure of six million dollars in the state of Wyoming from road construction will have a great effect upon business conditions. It will be putting money into the pockets of men returning from military...

Charles R. Rankin

Celebration of Life for Charles R. Rankin was held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Upton Elementary Auditorium. Charles R. Rankin was born on January 6, 1925, to Robert and Louella Rankin on the Rankin... Full story

Janice F. Douglas

Janice F. Douglas, aged 76, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday March 10, 2019, in Rapid City, South Dakota. Jan was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota, on March 18, 1942, along with her... Full story

Kristine Jo Darlington

Kristine Jo Darlington, 75, of Upton, Wyoming, went to rest with the Lord on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Rapid City, South Dakota. Kristine (or Nanny as we all know her) was born on August 30, 1943... Full story

Bruce W. Gose

Bruce W. Gose, 90 of Upton, Wyoming, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Goose Landing in Upton. A family... Full story

Sundance School Menu

Breakfast Mar. 25 – Cereal, toast, sliced pears, juice Mar. 26 – Strawberry mini bagels, fruit cocktail, Scooby Doo snack Mar. 27 – Cinnamon French toast, apple slices, string cheese Mar. 28 – Breakfast burrito, pineapple tidbits, yogurt... Full story

SHS musicians showcase skills this week

Twelve students from Sundance high school performed at the University of Wyoming Jazz festival March 14-15. Will Inghram participated and he also made All State Choir three of his four years at SHS....

American Legion Auxiliary announces Poppy Poster winners

Roy Montgomery Unit 80, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), is pleased to announce this year's winners for the annual Poppy Poster Contest. Class III: Aspen Jones (Sundance), 1st place; Rylie Marchant...

Community supports FCCLA with service project

As one of its chapter service projects, Sundance High School FCCLA has purchased 47 pillows and made 47 pillowcases for residents of St. Joseph's Children's Home in Torrington. The group ran... Full story

SHS senior wins state Poetry Out Loud contest

Lauren Haiar was named champion of the 2019 Wyoming Poetry Out Loud Contest, winning for the third consecutive year. The state contest was held March 4 and 5 in Cheyenne. Haiar, a senior at Sundance... Full story

Feds proposing removing wolves from endangered list

POWELL — On Friday, President Donald Trump’s administration published its intent to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. That triggered a 60-day review by a team of scientists and opening the...

Become a certified AIS inspector

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering trainings for members of the public to become a certified Wyoming aquatic invasive species (AIS) inspector. These trainings will provide the skills necessary to inspect personally-owned and other...

Ask G&F

Q: “When I apply for a hunting license, how does Game and Fish use my application fee?” A: Your hunting license non-refundable fee application fee ($15 for nonresidents, $5 for residents) goes toward supporting wildlife by providing funding to...

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks The Crook County Special Olympics Team would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated, jumped and/or supported our team during the annual Jackalope Jump fundraiser! Special thanks to Croell, Powder River Energy, Sundance State Bank,...

CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1

MINUTES of MEETING BOARD of TRUSTEES CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 Preparing Today for Success Tomorrow CCSD#1 will prepare & empower all students for successful, lifelong learning through effective teaching. CALL TO ORDER The regular meeting of...

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