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Fiber installation impacts city water system

The City of Sundance is dealing with an unexpected consequence of the switchover to fiber internet: the loss of the old copper wire could impact the functionality of the SCADA monitoring system that controls the water tanks which feed the town....

Landowner group forms for oil pipeline

Landowners along the proposed new oil pipeline to be installed by Bridger Pipelines have banded together to form Pro Wyoming, a group dedicated to ensuring the best possible easement deal for everyone impacted by the installation of the line....

Juvenile charged with murder of missing 16-year-old

Michael Campbell of Sturgis, SD appeared in court this morning charged with murder in the second degree after a body was discovered in his home that was believed to be that of missing Upton resident Shayna Ritthaler. Ritthaler disappeared on...

Sundance man killed in vehicle crash

Sundance resident Thomas E. Pickerd was the victim of a fatal vehicle crash on I-90 last week. The accident occurred on October 3 around milepost 201. Around 3 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a one-vehicle...

Shipping containers bring council to an impasse

A request that seemed like business as usual proved too knotty to unpick at last week’s meeting of the Sundance City Council. The question of whether or not to grant Council Member Joe Wilson a variance to temporarily site a shipping container on...

WYDOT streamlines authorized travel program

Wyoming motorists who need permission to travel on closed sections of highways when conditions are safe may be eligible for faster approval into the state’s authorized travel program. The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is...

Fatal crash on interstate near Moorcroft

A fatal crash near Moorcroft on October 7 claimed the life of California resident David Segal. The accident occurred around milepost 169 on Interstate 90 east of Moorcroft, Wyoming. Around 7:34 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched...

Edwards elected Treasurer of Wyoming State Bar

The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that James L. Edwards, an attorney from Gillette, Wyoming, has been elected Treasurer of its organization. Edwards has been serving on the Board of Officers & Commissioners as the Commissioner for the...

City projects continue forward

The City of Sundance’s current crop of projects seem to be moving in a positive direction, reported Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lenz last week as she told the council that around eight companies have responded to a request for proposals to design the...

City to revise garbage ordinance

At the request of City Attorney Mark Hughes, Sundance will be taking a look at its current ordinance for garbage. Adopted in 1973, Hughes commented that it’s a “pretty old ordinance” with antiquated language and a few gaps where modern needs...

SHS Sports

U-S Patriot High School Football Fri., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. at Southeast Fri., Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. at Pine Bluffs High School Volleyball Fri., Oct. 11 at Home vs. Big Horn Sat., Oct. 12, 1 p.m. at Lusk Thurs., Oct. 17, 5 p.m. at Moorcroft Sat., Oct. 19,...

Patriots crush Panthers

Homecoming week in Sundance pitted the #3 US Patriots against the Wright Panthers on a blustery Friday night. After a 30-minute lightening delay, the Patriots started with the ball but were forced to...

College Football

Wyoming Cowboys – 21, Tulsa Golden Hurricanes – 24 Next game: Wyoming (3-1) vs. UNLV (1-2) Sept. 28, 6 p.m. in Laramie. TV: ESPNU BHSU Yellow Jackets – 31, Adams State – 45 Next game: BHSU (0-3) vs. Fort Lewis (2-1) Sept. 28, 1 p.m. in...

Bulldog pride

The sunshine made a welcome return to bring an added level of cheer to this year’s Homecoming Parade, a noisy affair filled with excited kids, merry adults and athletes celebrating successes past...

Two more wins for Lady Bulldogs

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs continued their winning on the court as they took on the Newcastle Doggies for the Homecoming festivities this past Friday. With a back and forth of points and lead...

Special Olympics Area Games

On September 26, the Crook County Special Olympics team competed in their Area Games in Sheridan. They will be competing at State Games in Casper October 10.  Bowling Results: Weston Allred and Evin...

Bulldogs run at Wright

The Sundance cross country runners were in Wright this past week, where each race saw two Bulldogs placing in the top 20. Tori Wheeler and Darcy Flahaven were in the top 20 for the girls’ varsity race, finishing fourth and 17th respectively. The...

Alumni honored with awards, Hall of Fame inductions during BHSU Swarm Week

The 2005 Women’s Cross Country Team was inducted into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame during the 2019 Swarm Week celebration at Black Hill State University. Coached by Scott Walkinshaw, the 2005...

This Side of the Pond

I was for some reason discouraged from clambering on the bouncy castle at the Pumpkin Patch festival this weekend, and I was apparently “too old” for the pony rides. Even so, I had a lovely time...

Glen Sterling

Glen Sterling, 77, of Hulett, Wyoming, was born on March 3, 1942, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Joe and Dorothy (Austin) Sterling and he went home to be with his Lord, October 2, 2019, surrounded...

Sundance School Menu

Breakfast Oct. 14 – Cereal, toast, tropical fruit salad, juice Oct. 15 – Cinnamon French toast, cinnamon apple slices, string cheese Oct. 16 – Mini bagels, strawberries, apple crisp chips Oct. 17 – Breakfast burrito, pineapple tidbits,...

Seventh grade fundraiser underway

The Sundance seventh graders are starting the annual Watkins Fundraiser. The fundraiser will run from October 2-23. Products should be delivered by November 17 unless a backorder occurs. This has been a valuable money-maker for this class for two...

UW Graduation

The University of Wyoming accorded a BA (Bachelor of Arts) degree upon Taitlyn Lea Preus of Pine Haven at the completion of the 2019 summer...

Want to be a game warden? Wyoming Game and Fish is offering the exam online

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering its game warden exam online for individuals interested in applying to be a game warden in Wyoming. The deadline to apply for the exam is Dec. 2, 2019. To qualify for the exam, applicants must have...

Game and Fish to eliminate elk feedground

JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will eliminate the legally embattled Alkali Creek elk feedground in coming years as the threat of chronic wasting disease looms. The Bridger-Teton National Forest feedground, the lowest elevation of...

Ask the Game and Fish

Q: “How can I tell the difference between a gray wolf and a coyote?” A: Gray wolves and coyotes are the largest of the five canid (dog-like) species found in Wyoming and are easily...

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks We would like to thank Sundance State Bank for the donation for our communications! Crook County Volunteer Fire Our Thanks The family of Eda Gose would like to thank everyone who was there for us in our loss. The cards, calls, meals,...

CCSD#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...

CCLUP&ZC

CROOK COUNTY LAND USE PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION Regular Meeting Minutes Roger Connett Cody Galloway Chairman Vice-Chairman September 9, 2019 Members Present: Members Absent: Visitors: Staff: Chairman, Roger Connett Mary Yemington Tim Lyons Vice...

CCNRD

Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) September 3rd Regular Board Meeting CALL MEETING TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 12:24 pm by Chairman Wayne Garman at the USDA Service Center, 117 South 21st Street, Sundance, Wyoming....

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