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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

POW descendants invited to anniversary

Descendants of the Wyoming prisoners of war whose lives were lost during World War II when a Japanese freighter was sunk are invited to an event honoring the nine men in Riverton next month. The dedication will honor the 75th anniversary of the sinki...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

County under fire ban

The rains of early summer having left Crook County with plenty of fuel, the potential dry conditions of fall have led County Fire Warden Doug Leis to call for full burn restrictions. The ban, which went into effect this week, is intended to prevent...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Leis named fire warden

Firefighting has been a lifelong passion for Crook County’s new Fire Warden, Doug Leis. “My dad was a volunteer firefighter when I was a kid growing up, I hung out there with those guys back home in Wisconsin and became a firefighter there...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Pizza party

The fourth grade kids were treated to a pizza lunch on Tuesday using ingredients they planted themselves in the hoop house at the fairgrounds. Under the direction of 4-H Educator Sara Fleenor and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Citizens volunteer to combat suicide

Whichever data set you look at, Wyoming has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) place Wyoming third for suicides per capita, recording...

 

This Side of the Pond

It’s the little things that get you when it comes to cultural differences, and the topics on which you know just about enough to be dangerous. The husband and I thought we were talking the same...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Cody man sentenced for Keyhole assault

Andrew Carl Buller of Cody, otherwise known as Andy StandingWolf, has been sentenced on charges of domestic battery, false imprisonment and interference with emergency calls following an incident at Keyhole State Park in January, 2018 during which...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Nevada man charged with fifth DUI

Nevada resident Eddy Prieto-Madril has been charged with driving while under the influence, fifth offense within ten years, after being pulled over on the interstate for speeding. On August 28, at around 12:45 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Beulah woman charged with aggravated assault

Tateum Mae Moss has been charged with felony counts of strangulation of a household member and aggravated assault and battery following an alleged fight that took place at her Beulah residence. On Sep...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Denver man faces felony drug charges

A Denver man faces felony drug charges after a pound of marijuana was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Highway 585. On September 7, a Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling Highway 585 near mile marker 12 when he observed a white...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Gillette man accused of stealing county resident's identity

Justin Ross Hogan of Gillette has been bound over to District Court on five felony charges and one misdemeanor count of identity theft. The alleged victim in all six counts is a resident of Crook County. On August 23, 2018, Crook County Sheriff’s...

 

City creates economic development committee

A new economic development committee for Sundance was formed last week to operate under the umbrella of the city. Created to both support existing business and encourage new economic opportunities, the committee was suggested by a group of...

 

Hulett shooting case still under review

No arrests have yet been made following a “suspicious shooting” that took place in Hulett at the end of August. The investigation is ongoing, says Louey Williams, Team Leader for the Northeast Enforcement Team of the Wyoming Division of Criminal...

 

City tries "hail mary" to sidestep FEMA debt

With the help of Senator Ogden Driskill, the City of Sundance will try one last time to sidestep repayment of $225,000 in emergency funding that it was granted by FEMA in 2012 to relocate the Cole Water Tank when it began to slide off the hill. The...

 

Clock starts ticking on nuisance properties

Two property owners who have failed to respond to the city’s nuisance letters are to be told that the clock is now ticking on their clean-up efforts. The owners of a storage container on Ryan Street and a messy property on Sewell Street have both...

 

Complete County Committee needed for next year's census

The federal government will be performing its ten-year head count in 2020 and the U.S. Census Bureau has requested help to ensure as many people as possible consent to be included. County Clerk Linda Fritz has been tasked with forming a five-person...

 

Council hears project updates

At last week’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council heard progress reports for several ongoing projects. Not all had seen movement within the prior month, however, such as the effort to open a new construction and debris pit at the landfill...

 

State funding comes available for county natural resource plan

Thanks to legislation passed at the beginning of the year, Crook County can now access a guaranteed $50,000 in state funding to spend on the creation of a new natural resource management plan. “We have to get our ducks in a row before we can apply...

 

City to enforce pre-annexation agreements

It has always been the informal policy of the City of Sundance to require pre-annexation agreements with subdivisions and property owners outside the limits of town who would like to hook on to the city water system. So said Mayor Paul Brooks at...

 

This Side of the Pond

Property moguls with exotic taste and some cash to splash may be interested in a special something now available on the outskirts of my home town. The property itself is a delight of traditional archi...

 

Starting a chain reaction

Kids gathered on Thursday at both of Sundance’s schools to hear a presentation from Rachel’s Challenge, a program that promotes the legacy of Rachel Joy Scott. The young girl was the first person...

 

Slow burn

Surprising thought it may seem this close to cooler weather, Fire Warden Doug Leis would like the community to be aware that fire season may finally have arrived. Two small incidents last Wednesday afternoon could mark the beginning of a period durin...

 

Improvement district formed for Kara Circle and Windy Way

Landowners gathered on Tuesday morning for the official formation of the Kara Circle and Windy Way Improvement and Service District, an effort approved by the county commissioners in November. The...

 

This Side of the Pond

A convoy of 60 Minis wiggled their way through the serpentine streets of Oxford last week to mark the 60th anniversary since the first of them rolled off the assembly line. My family has a history...

 

Moorcroft resident sentenced for drug-related felony

Moorcroft resident Jeffrey Oliver has been given a suspended sentence and fine on charges related to an incident in November, 2018 in which police responded to a report of credit card fraud and discovered marijuana and methamphetamine at a residence....

 

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