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Bike trail to be extended out of Sundance White Ranch Park

The City of Sundance has granted permission for the bike trail through Sundance White Ranch Park to be extended across city property. The trail, which was created by the Sundance Chain Gang, is...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

Relief funds arrive early

A budget amendment was a necessary element of housekeeping for the Sundance City Council last week after the first installment of the city’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds arrived a little earlier than expected. The city had been expecting to rec...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

E-cycling event coming again soon

Not sure how to get rid of your old television or laptop? Concerned about discarding your old devices because they still contain private data? For the last few years, Crook County Natural Resource District has helped the community solve these...

 

This Side of the Pond

To support England’s national soccer team has always been a harrowing commitment to stress, dashed hopes and heartbreak, over and over again…but not any more. On Sunday, we came a single kick...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 8, 2021

Lightning plagues county with nonstop fires

There’s been barely a pause so far in this year’s fire season. According to Fire Warden Doug Leis, some days have seen several incidents in quick succession – and it doesn’t look like the weather will be letting up any time soon. “It’s...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 8, 2021

Fair week events begin next weekend

Consider yourself a white hat? This year’s Crook County Fair invites you to test out your skills by “unmasking the outlaws, bandits and thieves and stealing the show” from July 24 to 31. Visitors and exhibitors alike can expect all the usual...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 8, 2021

County budget better than expected

Despite ongoing financial concerns at the state level, the fiscal year of 2021 doesn’t look like it’s going to be too painful for Crook County. Thanks to some conservative budgeting from the individual departments, says County Clerk Linda Fritz,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 8, 2021

Salmonella outbreak continues to spread

The number of cases linked to an outbreak of salmonella caused by backyard poultry has continued to grow and has now been found in 46 states, including Wyoming, according to the Centers for Disease Control. With the addition of another 311 cases,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 8, 2021

Cheney joins committee to investigate U.S. Capitol attack

U.S. Representative Liz Cheney said late last week that she is honored to have been named to serve on the House select committee to investigate what occurred during the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. “Congress is obligated to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

"Pledge" clash continues at town hall

Four Wyoming legislators answered a host of questions at last week’s town hall meeting in Sundance, but one topic in particular seemed at the front of everyone’s minds. The event saw further...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

Judge turns down Smith's plea agreement

It’s not because further punishment is needed that Judge Thomas W. Rumpke chose to decline Marty Smith’s plea agreement last week. Instead, he said, it’s because he feels she needs more supervision for her drug and alcohol problems before...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

CCMSD: conduct called into question again

Conversations about the conduct of the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees were initiated at May’s regular meeting, but put on hold due to the absence of the Trustee Sandy Neiman, whose actions had been called into question....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

Clinic contract back on hold

Who will pay the outstanding costs associated with the Red Bluffs Clinic in Hulett, recently estimated to stand at approximately $1.5 million? This question caused a sticking point during last week’s meeting of the Crook County Medical Services...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

CCMSD creates new strategic plan

With the assistance of a firm called FutureSync, the Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has given a new look to its strategic plan, said CEO Micki Lyons last week. The district has announced the new vision statement it will aim to live...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

LTC reopens, but Delta variant is on the rise

Micki Lyons, CEO of Crook County Medical Services District, was able to confirm last week that the long term care unit is once again open to visitation. “We did have a positive employee in our long term care, which caused us to have to lock down ou...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

Man given suspended sentence for assaulting Sundance police officer

Trevor Hartl of Gillette has been given a suspended sentence following an incident in which he allegedly refused to leave a local bar and caused bodily injury to the police officer who was called to escort him from the premises. According to a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 24, 2021

Disaster averted for town of Pine Haven

Wildfire came so close to Pine Haven last week that flames were clearly visible from residents’ back yards on the northwest end of town. Fortunately, thanks to the combined efforts of 85...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 24, 2021

Full fire ban now in effect

A full fire ban went into effect across Crook County on Thursday when the county commissioners met to consider the request from Fire Warden Doug Leis and approve the associated ordinance. Due to the high fire danger and the number of fires that local...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Sports    June 24, 2021

Taking their game on the road

For basketball hopefuls in Wyoming who aspire to the next level of their game, summer isn’t the time to take a break. Thanks to all-star team Wyoming Power, two of Sundance’s most talented...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 24, 2021

Sundance State Bank celebrates 125th anniversary

As the nineteenth century drew to a close, a local by the name of John Rogers decided this county needed its own bank, and that he was the man to make it happen. This week, Sundance State Bank...

 

This Side of the Pond

When you’re running one of the most popular sport tournaments on the planet but it’s been delayed by a year because everyone keeps getting sick, what’s the best way to make sure people are watch...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 24, 2021

Military headstone mystery solved

There was significant response from the public to news that a mysterious pile of military tombstones had been found on the hill next to Beulah, says Vernon Davis of the Society of Black Hills Pioneers. Initially, there was concern that the eight ston...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 24, 2021

Building businesses

The busy year continues for local business in the Sundance area, from a gas station upgraded to a local corner store to a new plumbing and excavation service. Z Lazy Y Services Almost a decade of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021

Grand opening for new city attractions

The City of Sundance is ready to unveil the latest addition to local recreation: Sundance Square, a new park next door to Old Stoney. Complete with splash pad, stage and concession stand, the location...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021

Fire season continues to sizzle

Another week of dry heat with the occasional flash of lightning has brought another week of fires throughout Crook County. Fortunately, says Fire Warden Doug Leis, so far they’ve mostly been...

 

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