Sundance Times - Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Birthday bash planned for Old Stoney

Sundance’s iconic school building has reached its 96th birthday and the community is invited to share the celebration with cake and entertainment. On August 30 from 4 to 6 p.m., the Old Stoney... Full story

Fire dept. seeks non-firefighting volunteers

As part of an ongoing push to improve the Sundance Fire Department, Fire Chief Chris Tomford is looking for assistance from the community. The chief is appealing to the community for volunteers interested in taking on non-firefighting roles, such...

Commissioners fix Fair funding clerical mistake

The County Commissioners met in special meeting last week to fix a clerical mistake that left the Crook County Fair Board budget short by almost $78,000. The issue was caused by misunderstandings during the changeover to a new style of budget, says... Full story

Ron Materi Memorial 5K to be held in Upton

Since 2013, the Ron Materi Memorial 5K has been an opportunity to support a local cause and honor the memory of a beloved member of the community while enjoying the fall outdoors. All proceeds go to the Ron Materi Road Trip Fund, which was... Full story

This Week at Your Library

ANNUAL QUILT SHOW: Stop in to see all the beautiful quilts on display! Library Programming: TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL STORYTIME resumes Wednesday, August 21, at 10:30 a.m. August’s themes: “Fun in the Sun/Beach” and “Make a Splash/Ocean”....

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times August 20, 1919 The two big army truck donated to the state of Wyoming and assigned by the highway commission to Crook county arrived Friday driven by Edward Thomas and John Conway of Cheyenne, lately discharged from...

Circuit Court

Speeding – Teri R. Baker, Gillette, 32/20, $85; Kyle A. Frasier, CO, 86/70, $125; Zachery R. McBride, ND, 78/70, $86; Roxanne M. Duarte, Upton, 92/80, $105; Christopher B. Fraser, Canada, 90/80, $90; Victoria E. Wood, Gillette, 86/80, $82;...

Wyoming News Briefs

Woman sentenced to prison in stabbing case CHEYENNE (WNE) — A woman who fatally stabbed another woman last year was sentenced Friday morning to five to eight years in prison. Tanya Pearson pleaded guilty in April to involuntary manslaughter per a...

Ride a Horse Feed a Cowboy this weekend

The 13th Annual Ride a Horse Feed a Cowboy will be held this weekend at the Hulett Recreation Grounds. Events include a Bulls and Broncs rodeo on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. followed by Darin Noyce memorial wild ride. The BBQ will begin at 5 p.m....

Sundance Police Report

Aug. 10 – House watch and business checks completed. Wallet turned into Police Department; returned to owner. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Aug. 11 – House watch and business checks completed. Dog at large complaint; owner located;...

SHS Golf

The Sundance High School girls’ golf team took first place in the first meet of the season this past weekend at Kemmerer. Individually, Sheridan Schubarth placed first. The boys’ team took third...

SHS Sports

U-S Patriot High School Football Fri., Aug. 30, 7 p.m. at Lead/Deadwood High School Volleyball Fri., Aug. 30 at Lingle Cross Country Fri., Aug. 30 at Mallo High School Golf Fri., Aug. 23 – Sundance Invite Tues., Aug. 27, 9 a.m. at Devils Tower... Full story

This Side of the Pond

It’s delightful to discover a home-town hero, especially one who not only stands up for the little guy, but adds beauty to the world while he’s doing it. I came across such a pillar of the...

William Edward Altaffer

William Edward Altaffer, known to his family and friends as “Bill”, was born on July 29, 1941 to James and Larena (Blake) Altaffer in Gillette, Wyoming. He married his favorite wife, Norma on May... Full story

Andrea Lynn Mills

“A wife of noble character…She is worth far more than rubies…A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised…Honor her for all that her hands have done.” Proverbs 31:10 Andrea Lynn Mills, 41, joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, August 19,... Full story

James Newell

James “Jim” Newell, 59, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, August 15, 2019. James was born March 18, 1960 in Harvey, Ill to Donald and Romana (Rogers) Newell.... Full story

Myra Clingan

Myra (Clark) Clingan, 96, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Crook County Long Term Health Care. Myra was born on February 8, 1923 at Inyan Kara, Wyoming, to Nathan S.... Full story

Sundance School Menu

Breakfast Aug. 14 – Cereal, cinnamon toast, crisp apple, juice Aug. 15 – Bagels, cinnamon Scooby Doo snacks, strawberries Lunch Aug. 14 – Pepperoni pizza, romaine salad, cottage cheese, oranges, Scooby Cinna Stix Aug. 15 – Steak fingers,...

Sundance School Menu

Breakfast Aug. 19 – Cereal, cinnamon toast, peaches, juice Aug. 20 – Cheese omelet, mango, toast Aug. 21 – Chocolate frosted Long Johns, strawberries, apple crisp chips Aug. 22 – Oatmeal breakfast bar, oranges, string cheese Lunch Aug. 19... Full story

Little acts of kindness

From tragedy, hope can often spring. The story of one young girl has impacted the lives of millions of students across America since she lost her life 20 years ago as the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting, and her legacy of...

Back in the swing

The playgrounds of Crook County are once again filled with laughter and young voices as the 2019 school year gets underway. The school year started early this year, according to Superintendent Mark...

Parents address suicide policy

Supported by a group of community members, Jess and Doug Donnell addressed the school board on Monday evening to encourage more communication about the issue of teen suicide and a rethink on the district’s new policy regarding suicide prevention....

Sundance School Menu

Breakfast Aug. 26 – Cereal, cinnamon toast, sliced pears, juice Aug. 27 – Bacon scramble pizza, tropical fruit salad, strawberry yogurt, Chex mix Aug. 28 – Oatmeal muffin, GoGurt, mandarin oranges Aug. 29 – Sausage egg muffin, fruit...

Youth Education Day this Saturday

The Northeast Wyoming Muley Fanatics Youth Education day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sat., Aug. 24 at the Crook County Fairgrounds. Participants will have an opportunity to make their own lure, try archery, learn about birds of prey,...

2019 Crook County Fair Results

Open Painting, Drawing, Sculpting – Amateur: Grand Champion, Best of Show – Dalton Butler; Reserve Champion – Irene Ward; Children 10 and Under: Grand Champion – Blakesly Nelson; Reserve Champion – Gus Wood, Aiden Williams; Junior Ages 11...

Clay Target League sign-up Aug. 29

The fall registration deadline for the Wyoming State High School Clay Target League is Aug. 29. Any student is eligible to participate if he/she: • Is in grades 6 through 12, AND • Possesses League-Approved Firearm Safety Certification, AND ...

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks Thank you everyone for thinking of us with your attendance at our 70th Wedding Anniversary party and all the so lovely cards. God has blessed us. Jack and Clarice...


In last week’s issue, we incorrectly stated that the new Family Dollar is set to be 98,000 square feet in size. An extra 0 was accidentally added to this total; the store is in fact expected to cover 9800 square... Full story

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