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Range franchise fees approved

Not every member of the Sundance City Council was comfortable passing the proposed franchise fee agreement with Range Communications at Tuesday’s meeting – even after the cooperative agreed to changes that had previously been requested. However,...

 

Sundance Revitalization Roadmap

The rescheduled public input sessions for the Sundance Revitalization Roadmap program are coming up next week and the community is encouraged to take part. Sundance is one of five communities in Wyoming to be chosen for a Wyoming Business Council gra...

 

Veterans Day concert presented by school band and choir

Veterans and members of the public are welcomed to enjoy a program from the Sundance Junior High and High School Band and Choir this Thursday, November 11. At 7 p.m. on Veteran’s Day, the free concert will honor our veterans under the direction of...

 

CCMSD to formally split from foundation

Concerned that the goals of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) no longer match those of the foundation with which it was once aligned, the Board of Trustees has decided to pursue its own fundraising arm. The move follows the recent...

 

CCMSD considers incentives, no mandates

Crook County Medical Services District is looking to reward employees who get vaccinated for COVID-19 through an incentivization program funded by the state. Money has been set aside at the state level for this purpose, said CEO Micki Lyons, and so...

 

Chamber reveals holiday event schedule

It may seem like summer only just lost its heat, but the holidays are just around the corner. The Sundance Chamber of Commerce has announced its plans for the Christmas season this year, whether you’re seeking gift ideas or looking to sit back,...

 

County tops state statistics for employment rates

n a month when unemployment rates fell across the state, Crook County was in the top three Wyoming counties in terms of employment rates. With just 2% unemployment during the month of September, Crook fell just behind Teton County’s 1.8% and...

 

This Side of the Pond

Considering that the only complaint I have ever had about the War of Independence is the wasteful tossing of teabags into the wrong kind of water, you’d think my loyalty to a proper cup of tea...

 

Moorcroft man charged for possession after fleeing from deputy

On October 15, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a residence in Moorcroft after a call was received that Robert Myles was trying to take the homeowner’s vehicle. A warrant was confirmed for his arrest. The deputy reports...

 

Hospital still under pressure

The situation changes day by day at Crook County Memorial Hospital. While the number of recorded active cases in Wyoming has been trending downwards, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 hit an all-time high last week and, like many of...

 

Domestic abuse on the rise

The pandemic has taken its toll in countless ways, some of them hidden behind closed doors. Over the last year, Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services (CCFV) has seen its caseload double. "Since the pandemic hit, we are seeing more...

 

Honor band and choir present free concert

The public is invited to a free presentation by the Northeast District Junior High Honor Band and Choir this weekend. The concert will take place on October 29 at 4 p.m. and will be held in the Sundance School Gym. The Honor Band will perform the Sta...

 

Booster shots approved for all vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that emergency use authorizations have been granted for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster shots. This means that all three of the vacc...

 

This Side of the Pond

Everything changes, nothing lasts forever: these are facts we are all expected to live with. Unless your name is Nigel, in which case a formal request has been sent for your assistance in raging at...

 

La Niña set to bring colder than average winter

La Niña is returning for another winter, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and that means we’re likely to see another colder-than-average season here in northeast Wyoming. While the majority of the...

 

Salmonella outbreaks linked to seafood, raw onions

If you have traveled to Colorado recently, eaten seafood or both, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have suggested you may want to watch out for symptoms of salmonella. A second outbreak in nearby states has been linked to onions imported from Ch...

 

Old Man Winter comes to town

The first storm of the winter made its presence felt last week, closing schools and roads around the region. Heavy snow and high winds blew in on Tuesday and kept up their assault on the Black Hills...

 

CCH signs lease for Hulett clinic

Campbell County Health (CCH) has officially signed a three-year lease with the Crook County Medical Foundation (CCMF) to occupy the new clinic building in Hulett. “The Campbell County Medical Group (CCMG) Clinic in Hulett is expected to open in...

 

Rocking and rolling

nto the road near Carlile last week – a casualty, it seems, of the sudden influx of moisture caused by the snowstorm the day before. Reports of the rock's infiltration came in just after 8 p.m. on...

 

Ghosts and ghouls are headed to town

The spooky season is upon us and there will be two local opportunities to enjoy a few bone-chilling surprises over the next couple of weeks – whether you’re a little one looking for a friendly fright or an adult planning to help with the...

 

Vendors sought for Ladies Night

The date is set for the night that kicks off Christmas for bargain hunters of the feminine persuasion, and the Sundance Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors to get the party started. The Ladies Night Block Party for 2021 will once again offer t...

 

Financial relief available to businesses and producers

Three forms of financial relief have been made available locally, one as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the others to address the ongoing drought conditions in this area. The first is a tax credit that aims to offset potential increase to the...

 

Fire ban lifted

After a nail-biting summer of hot, dry weather and lightning storms that often created the perfect conditions for fire, fall has finally arrived. Thanks to last week’s storm, cooler temperatures and higher levels of precipitation than have been see...

 

Woman charged with theft of a firearm

A woman from Arizona who was allegedly in the process of moving to Crook County has been charged with theft after allegedly holding a citizen’s firearm “hostage” and demanding money in exchange for returning it. On September 10, a Crook County...

 

This Side of the Pond

Were half the villages of my home county given new names to save the sensibilities of a queen? This is not a question I expected to ever ask myself, and it’s all the fault of a goose. I keep up...

 

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