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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 23, 2020 

Uprooting offices

The next phase of the renovation project has begun in the county courthouse, with the County Clerk’s staff playing a temporary game of musical chairs while work takes place in their office. If...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Sports    January 23, 2020 

Trap team sweeps state in first fall competition

The Sundance High School trap team swept the board at its first fall state event, ending the season ranked in first place. A sport that barely existed in Wyoming a year ago, clay target shooting is...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 23, 2020 

Driskill weighs in on budget session

There’s good news and bad news about the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session, says Senator Ogden Driskill. On the one hand, the state’s budget seems to be on track; on the other, there are funding...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 23, 2020 

Statewide initiative tackles medical oxygen fire deaths

Over the last year, more than half the deaths caused by fires in residential structures in Wyoming have taken place in homes that use medical oxygen. The Wyoming Community Risk Reduction Initiative, otherwise known as 307 CRR, is looking to combat...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 23, 2020 

Assessor's Office certified for 2020

The Wyoming Department of Revenue has once again certified three members of staff from the Crook County Assessor’s Office. It’s not actually a state requirement for the whole office to be...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 23, 2020 

Hough recognized nationally as top performing healthcare administrator

CEO Nathan Hough of the Crook County Medical Services District has been selected to receive the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Healthcare Administration (ACHCA). The...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 23, 2020 

Proctor recognized on annual community impact list

Deb Proctor, who grew up in what she calls “super Sundance”, was featured this year in the prestigious list of “Ten people who made a difference in our lives in 2019” curated by the Gillette News Record. For the last 30 years, the list has...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 23, 2020 

Stumbling pedestrian arrested on possession charges

A Douglas man has been charged with possession with intent to deliver after allegedly informing a police officer who had spotted him walking drunkenly through town that he was taking a bag of marijuana from one friend to another. On January 7, a Moor...

 

This Side of the Pond

It’s been all over the news for the last week, so I’m sure you know by now that everyone’s favorite prince has flipped the bird to Queen and country and fled for the safety of Canada. Or, to set...

 

County audit reveals no new concerns

Though the county was given a clean bill of financial health by auditors Leo Riley & Associates last week, as usual, the issue of separation of duties was brought up in the annual audit report. “It’s been an ongoing issue for years,” explained...

 

$2 challenge sees good participation

As the Christmas season began, Sundance State Bank and the Sundance Times launched a challenge that aimed to visibly demonstrate the impact of shopping local on the health of our town’s local business. The $2 challenge saw excellent participation,...

 

City seeks building inspection for nuisance

The Sundance City Council is now in possession of a real estate analysis showing the existence of the house that has been identified as a nuisance on a Sewell Street plot does not improve the value of the land it sits on – and it may be worth more...

 

Commission concerned about Moskee purchase details

The county commissioners are penning a letter of comment on the state’s plans to purchase a chunk of land in the Moskee. Discussion was held at a public hearing on Wednesday, from which Commissioner...

 

Loafman Springs fee called into question

Warren Crawford approached the Sundance City Council last week to question a contract that would require him to pay $100 per month to tap into a city line and make use of water from the Loafman Spring. Why, he asked the council, should he be...

 

Ambulance talks continue

The city and hospital district came together again on Tuesday to discuss the future of Sundance’s ambulance service. However, the work session saw little in the way of solid progress. The Crook County Medical Service District Board of Trustees was...

 

City considers in-house engineer

Sundance has appointed Trihydro as its city engineer since 2012, when the position was created, but the city is now wondering if it would benefit from an in-house employee instead. Public Works Director Mac Erickson and Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz...

 

Beulah polling station to move

Residents of the Beulah area will not be heading for the old country school building to cast their votes at the elections this year. Due to safety concerns, County Clerk Linda Fritz has completed the process to move the voting location to the...

 

Sundance council starts season with progress

A quiet holiday season gave way to a promising new year for the Sundance City Council, which saw several ongoing projects take steps forward at its meeting on Tuesday. The project to install a new water tank in the canyon area had been on hold...

 

This Side of the Pond

My cat hasn’t starred in this column as much as our other animals because, for the most part, she and her humans co-exist through a mutual pact to respect one another’s privacy. This is an...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 9, 2020

Lindholm offers legislative preview

It’s all about creativity, says Representative Tyler Lindholm, whose efforts at the 2020 Legislative Session are set to center on economic diversification. From creating a friendly environment for new business to figuring out how to deal with...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 9, 2020

Marijuana seized after high speed chase

A North Dakota man led law enforcement on an extended high speed chase on Sunday, reaching speeds well over 100 mph. The chase began when the suspect refused to exit his vehicle and ended with the discovery of a stash of marijuana that he appears to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 9, 2020

Sheriff's Office will enforce state laws on tobacco sales

The minimum age for purchasing tobacco anywhere in the United States was raised just before Christmas from 18 to 21. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet issued full guidance as to how t...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 9, 2020

Church to send greetings to service members

If a family member is serving overseas in the armed forces and would appreciate the occasional message to let them know they are thought of, the Church of Christ in Sundance would like to hear from you. Church member Chris Nye has taken charge of a...

 

This Side of the Pond

Not quite done with celebrating yet? The trouble with January is that all the fun of the holidays is over and it’s back to work with a list of resolutions in hand, all of which involve having less...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 2, 2020

The Year in Review

The Year in Review A look back at major local events during the year of 2019 By Sarah Pridgeon January The year began for some of Crook County’s residents with an enforced break from work as the...

 

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