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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 16, 2019 

Johnson acquitted

If the woman you loved was thrown to the ground in the midst of an argument, would you step in to end the threat by whatever means necessary? If you cannot definitively say you would have made different decisions to the ones Jessie Johnson made on...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 16, 2019 

Location, location, location

While the City of Sundance is always interested to welcome new business to town, the question of location can occasionally prove a stumbling block. Such was the case when Plains Towing & Recovery of Sturgis visited the council on Tuesday to announce...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 16, 2019 

Pumping up the cost

According to Public Works Director Mac Erickson, Oneok Pipelines has presented a water use agreement with the City of Sundance while it builds the Elk Creek Pipeline through Crook County that includes the use of the city’s hard water well. Mostly...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 16, 2019 

Not a drop to drink

Once upon a time, the City of Sundance provided its thirsty citizens with water from a spring on land that today belongs to the Crawford family. Though it has been abandoned and its line has been leaking for the last 35 years, should the city have...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 16, 2019 

Unexpected solutions

The road troubles on Canyon Road reached an unexpected resolution on Tuesday when the Sundance City Council and landowners representing the subdivision turned out to have reached exactly the same...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 9, 2019

This Side of the Pond

My home town is abuzz with excitement to welcome a new eatery just in time for summer. Considering the town center is littered with fish and chip shops, kebab joints and burger takeouts, you...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Outdoors    May 9, 2019

"Camp Wild" registrations still open

The deadline to sign up your kids for Camp Wild day camps this June has been extended because there are still plenty of places left to fill. The Game & Fish youth summer camp will be held in...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 9, 2019

Johnson trial begins

The trial of Jessie Johnson began as scheduled on Monday morning for charges related to the death of local man Doug Haar. Contrary to concerns expressed by defense attorney Don Fuller that it might not be possible, given the limited population in...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Sports    May 9, 2019

Guardians of the flame

Guardians of the Flame ran proudly through town on Thursday morning carrying the Special Olympics torch on its way through Crook County. The Flame of Hope started out in Hulett before moving on to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 9, 2019

Emergency department tops state rankings

When the state's surveyors ask you to speak at a national conference to teach other small hospitals how to emulate your emergency department, it's a good sign your efforts are bearing fruit. "Five...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Outdoors    May 9, 2019

Turkey hunter suffers gunshot wound

A hunting expedition narrowly avoided tragedy at the weekend when a young member of the party struck his grandfather with a bullet intended for a turkey. According to reports from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched on May 4...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 9, 2019

Minnesota woman faces drug charges

A Minnesota woman faces two felony charges of possession after the person she was traveling with called law enforcement when she became upset at an interstate parking area and asked to be left behind. On April 5, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 9, 2019

Tax valuations increase on ag and commercial land

Property owners may have experienced a moment of surprise when opening their valuation statements this year. County Assessor Theresa Curren says increases have occurred for two distinct reasons and urges anyone unsure about their valuation to visit h...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 2, 2019

Rules set for Johnson trial

For the safety of both participants in the trial of Jessie Johnson vs. the State of Wyoming and the general public, Sheriff Jeff Hodge will once again be enforcing rules pertaining to courtroom access. These restrictions will also affect visitors to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 2, 2019

Black ice causes road chaos

It may not have seemed particularly treacherous at first glance, but the deceptive conditions on the roads around Sundance hid patches of black ice that led to five separate vehicle accidents on...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 2, 2019

Strata gets draft approval for low-pH uranium recovery recovery

Strata Energy has taken a significant step towards securing approval to change practices at its uranium mine in Crook County. The company hopes to switch to a low-pH lixiviant that would vastly...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 2, 2019

Upping their game

If you've met the minimum standards set for all medical laboratories in the state, is that enough to reassure patients you're doing the best you possibly can? Brenda Andrews, Lab Supervisor for Crook...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 2, 2019

Posting notice

A smiling presence in the Sundance Post Office for the last two years, Postmistress Pam Craig officially began her retirement on Friday. While excited to begin a new life of fishing, ranching,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 2, 2019

This Side of The Pond

Ever fancied yelling at your neighbors to let them know the goings on of the day? Does your voice carry for miles and boom with the resonance of authority? In that case, you’d make an excellent...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 25, 2019

Cook Lake dam project set to go ahead

To the best of the Forest Service’s knowledge, the snow and rain that has punctuated this spring has not caused any damage to the landslide area next to Cook Lake. At present, says District Ranger M...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 25, 2019

Historic generosity

Representatives from the Crook County Museum District and Sundance State Bank convened outside Old Stoney on Thursday so a $25,000 check could exchange hands. The funds complete the bank's promised $5...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 25, 2019

Parks plans

The City of Sundance is forging ahead one step at a time with plans to bring the downtown area together as an attractive destination for residents and tourists alike. As Old Stoney nears completion,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 25, 2019

Health Fair this weekend

For those who took part in the blood draws – and for those who did not, too – the annual Crook County Medical Services District Health Fair this weekend will not only be a chance to pick up your results, but also to visit with healthcare...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 25, 2019

Minnesota man arrested for possession

A Minnesota man faces possession charges after a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper smelled the odor of marijuana when pulling him over for speeding. Colin Wade was arrested for possession of marijuana in both liquid and plant form. On April 8 at around...

 

This Side of the Pond

A country with thousands of years’ worth of human infestation is bound to rack up ghost stories, from beheaded queens to translucent monks ringing bells that are no longer there. You can’t swing a...

 

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