Week of June 13, 2024

The band is back together

Sarah Pridgeon

Some are new. Some played the same instrument two decades ago. But every performer involved in the revival of the Sundance Community Jazz Band shares one thing in common: excitement to share their love of music with friends and neighbors. If the name sounds familiar, that's because the performance coming up next weekend will mark the rebirth of a band that was once a fixture of community street dances. Formed by Todd Kahler – both then and now – the Sundance Community Jazz Band actually got... Full story

Teton Pass road closure continues, interim detour planned

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed access to Wyoming State Highway 22/ Teton Pass due to a landslide at milepost 12.8 and a mudslide at milepost 15. Commuters have been asked to detour around using US 26 through Swan Valley and then into the Snake River Canyon. WYDOT crews are currently evaluating the stability of the area and investigating adjacent areas for potential safety hazards. This is being considered an extended closure, and there currently is no estimated opening...

Five grizzly bear cubs make the largest litter in Yellowstone-area history

Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com

Within hours of the sighting on Wednesday, Frank van Manen caught word that there was a grizzly sow with five cubs in tow spotted in Yellowstone National Park. Five cubs following mom is so unlikely that van Manen, who leads the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, pondered an explanation. Maybe, he said, there was an adoption event: Sometimes two female siblings produce cubs in the same year, and one ends up with the other's youngsters. "We've seen that before, with adoptions taking place,"...

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago June 12, 1924 Three Sundance boys, Elmer Smith, Will Hawken and Raymond Sterns, left Monday for the military training camp at Salt Lake. The statement in this issue of the Times regarding Grook County and why it is out of debt with a minimum tax levy, is one of the most remarkable exposures of true economy to be found in the United States. First published in the Dakota Farmer, this article has been widely copied and serves as one of the best boosts that Crook County could wish... Full story

A splash of summer

Kids enjoy the sunshine at the municipal pool on Tuesday afternoon - a clear sign that summer has...

All-around cowboy

Doug Griffis presents the 2024 Hulett Rodeo All Around Cowboy buckle to Sundance's Ben Miller who topped the ranch bronc riding event on Saturday and...

  • Arnold "Arnie" Altaffer

    Arnold Ray "Arnie" Altaffer, 77, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at the VA Black Hills Healthcare, Fort Meade Hospital at Fort Meade, South Dakota. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend lost his battle with prostate cancer on June 4, 2024 at Ft. Meade Hospice care in Sturgis, South Dakota. He was born on August 10, 1946, to Larena (Blake) and James Altaffer in Gillette, Wyoming. He was the youngest of three brothers and one sister. His childhood and... Full story

  • Wayne S. Conklin

    Wayne S. Conklin, 80, Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Spearfish Canyon Healthcare after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Wayne Stephen Conklin was born May 13, 1944 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Oscar Conklin and Margaret Mahoney Conklin. After military service, his dad's work in the timber industry had them living in the mountainous areas of Wyoming. Hulett, Meeteetse, Jackson, Wilson and Buffalo were a few of the communities in which they lived. Wayne... Full story

  • Mailing delay

    Next week’s papers (dated June 20) will be mailed on Thursday due to the post office closure Wednesday for the Juneteenth federal... Full story

  • Card of Thanks

    Our Thanks The family of Elvin Rush would like to express our sincere thank you for the wonderful food, beautiful flowers, memorial donations, the many hugs and kind words. A special, heartfelt thank you to the members of The Church of Christ for the delicious meal and all the hard work preparing for the services. We fee the love of our community and church family. Eva Rush Todd and Nancy Rush and Family Pam Garman and Family Rob and Marsha Connour and Family Dane and Trisha Willey and... Full story

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