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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 2, 2021 

Holidays are here again

The official kick-off to holidays will be making its way down Main Street this Friday to the "Sweet Refrain of Christmas." The lighted parade will be complemented by local events both before and after...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 2, 2021 

LTC visitation no longer limited

Despite a few local COVID-19 infections leading to stays at Crook County Memorial Hospital over recent days, visitation is still open for hospital inpatients at this time – and is no longer limited for visits to the long-term care unit. However,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 2, 2021 

Legion Post #45 to consider disbanding

Without participation from its members, the American Legion post that serves Sundance and the surrounding area may be forced to disband. Members are asked to attend a meeting next week to decide the post’s future. At this time, Post #45 does not...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 2, 2021 

Holiday season is scammer season, says FBI

FBI Denver has issued a warning to residents of Wyoming that it’s a good idea to practice caution while buying items online. Cyber scams affect thousands of people in America each year and scammers are known to take advantage of the holiday...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 2, 2021 

California woman arrested for smuggling contraband into jail

A California woman has been arrested for attempting to smuggle contraband into a jail after she turned herself in on an active warrant and it was found that she had alcohol in her purse and two controlled substances hidden within her person....

 

This Side of the Pond

We never have arguments about the things you’d expect in this office. It’s not current events or politics, philosophy or even sports, because that would make this a normal place to work, populated...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 2, 2021 

PRECorp makes annual cost of power adjustments

Powder River Energy (PRECorp) has requested permission from the Public Service Commission to increase its Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) by $1,386,882 per annum, effective on January 1, to reflect a change in wholesale power costs. This would lead...

 

Kuhl changes plea

Mary Kuhl has changed her plea to “no contest” against a felony charge related to her conduct in office as county treasurer, from which she resigned in October. Kuhl originally pled “not guilty” to the felony charge of unauthorized use of...

 

"Shop Small" this Saturday

Thanksgiving ends and Christmas begins, which means the time has come to start looking for gifts for your loved ones. This weekend brings an opportunity to not just get a head start, but also support your local community and its small businesses....

 

Norovirus outbreak detected in Wyoming

Had an unsettled stomach recently? You’re not alone, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Numerous reports of illnesses in Wyoming appear to be related to a norovirus outbreak, which causes symptoms including nausea, vomiting,...

 

Jones snags CMA award

When Brailey Jones, grandson of Jean and Charlie Jones of Sundance, became an on-air personality for Denver's KYGO country radio station, winning awards wasn't the first thing on his mind. But when...

 

Federal vaccine mandate temporarily halted

Governor Mark Gordon has indicated that the state remains committed to fighting back against federal vaccine mandates, though the possibility of them being enforced has ebbed for the time being. The Occupational and Safety Health Administration...

 

Boosters now available for all

COVID-19 booster shots have now been approved for all adults over the age of 18 and are available through Crook County Public Health. On Friday, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the expanded recommendations...

 

This Side of the Pond

I was tasked with making dessert for this year’s Thanksgiving feast, because my sister-in-law is as clever as she is a good host. I opted for a raspberry cheesecake and apple crumble tassies, becaus...

 

Roscoe given deferred sentence

Crook County resident John Roscoe has been given a deferred sentence following an incident last October in which he was apprehended at home before he could act on his alleged plan to shoot an employee within the Crook County Courthouse. Sheriff’s...

 

Hospital opens to visitors

With the number of serious COVID-19 cases seeming to be on the decline, Crook County Medical Services District has made the decision to reopen the hospital and long-term care to visitors on a limited basis. At this time, says CEO Micki Lyons,...

 

A tribute to warriors

U.S. Senator John Barrasso opened the Veterans Day musical program at Sundance Elementary School last week with a speech about the importance of those who serve and Wyoming's contributions to the...

 

Helping heroes hunt

Every year, a group of disabled veterans heads to Crook County to experience the deer hunting this area has to offer. The Black Hills Veterans' Day White Tail Hunt has been hosted since 2016 by Huntin...

 

Volunteers needed to keep Winterfest going

A brand new festival burst onto the local scene in 2015, immediately attracting plenty of visitors whose idea of a fine winter day was to play around in the snow while watching their neighbors ski-jor down Main Street or tumble down a slope atop a ba...

 

This Side of the Pond

I don’t wish to brag, but in just over two weeks I will be indulging in the purest form of Americana. For the first time in my life, I will do something I never envisioned as a possibility: walk...

 

Donations welcomed for Christmas Baskets

For many years, the Christmas Basket program has provided a way for the community of Sundance to work together to make sure everyone enjoys the happy holidays they deserve. Once again, the program is asking for donations to make the magic happen....

 

Filling in the void

An informal working group has spent the last year and a half investigating the possibility of expanding passenger rail services throughout the Greater Northwest and claims to have gained backing in Congress along the way. At last week’s meeting, th...

 

Zoning request highlights lack of housing

The practical purpose of a public hearing on Tuesday was to figure out whether the Sundance City Council should grant a zoning change for lots within Sundance View Estates. Underlying the debate,...

 

Jundt named county treasurer

After holding down the fort at the Crook County Treasurer's Office since Mary Kuhl was suspended on suspicion of malfeasance, Tammy Jundt is no longer the acting treasurer. Instead, with the blessing...

 

Council considers rate increases, project progress

At last week's regular meeting, the Sundance City Council discussed whether or not the new year will bring an increase in utility rates for citizens. While no increases were implemented last year,...

 

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