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Parting shot

As 2018 wound down, Mother Nature took one more icy shot at the region on Sunday with a strong front that brought heavy snow, brisk winds and frigid temps to the area. Snowfall amounts of up to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 3, 2019

Chamber of Commerce elects new officers

After a successful Christmas season, the Sundance Chamber of Commerce will begin the year with fresh faces and new challenges. Leading the charge into 2019 will be new president Sheryl Klocker. “I’m really glad they asked me, I wasn’t ready to...

 

Federal shutdown has local impacts

With the federal government frozen in place until a funding deal can be reached, national parks and Forest Service sites across Wyoming have been impacted. A partial federal government shutdown was...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 3, 2019

2019: A Look Forward

What goals have our local governments and entities set for themselves over the coming months? Where might we be when 2019 draws to a close? In this issue, we’ll be taking a look forward to the projects, plans and objectives that our county has in...

 

Julie Ann Burkhart

Julie Ann Burkhart Julie Ann Burkhart, 60, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away December 25, 2018. She was born October 6, 1958, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Gerald and Patsy Bunney. As a young gir... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

When I told my husband the other day that I was thinking of renaming the cat “Widow Twankey” because she always seems to be behind me no matter how many times I turn around, I wasn’t expecting quite the confusion I was met with. It seems, even...

 

Card of Thanks

Thank You I would like to say thank you to whomever, and you know who you are, that backed into my pickup on Friday morning 12-21-18 in Decker’s parking lot. Also thank you for leaving and not telling me. Tom Richards, 290-1533...

 

This Week at Your Library

If you signed up for the Geri-Fit Fitness Study class, we will begin on January 14, at 10 a.m. Classes will run every Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your dumbells (if you have some) and a water bottle! The Fitness Study class...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of December, the Pantry received approximately 1340 pounds of donated food, and provided assistance to over 174 people. This included 12 new clients, 69 youth under the age of 18 and 47 persons over the age of 60. We also provided...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Dec. 24 – Paper service. Ten traffic stops. Deputy investigated report of littering. Deputy investigated crash. Deputy investigated domestic. Deputy checked welfare of subject. Deputy arrested two subjects. Detention Deputy booked in two subjects....

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Greg W. Jones, SD, 83/75, $86; Jaime Alejo-Alonso, CO, 92/80, $105; Ronald F. Miller, WI, 88/70, $135; Timothy W. Madsen, Laramie, 85/65, $145 Speed Too Fast for Condiditions – Clarence E. Frazier, SD, $75 Text While Driving – Sarah...

 

Public's right to inspect public records without charge upheld

NEWCASTLE — The small claims court in Newcastle upheld the public’s right to inspect public documents without charge when the court ruled in favor of Wayne Chittim on Dec. 5.  According to attorney William Curley, who represented Chittim, his...

 

"Skill game" operators: AG is wrong about us

CHEYENNE — Companies operating bar games that resemble video slot machines are challenging the Wyoming attorney general’s position that they’re enabling illegal gambling.  In a lawsuit filed recently in Natrona County District Court, a group...

 

Cloud Peak faces delisting from Stock Exchange

CASPER — The New York Stock Exchange has warned one of Wyoming’s largest coal producers that it could be delisted, following consistent weak performance of the company’s stock.  Gillette-based Cloud Peak Energy’s common stock has been...

 

Wyoming near top of nation for workplace fatality rate

CHEYENNE — Wyoming has consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous states for workers. And in 2017, Wyoming once again more than doubled the national average for workplace fatalities. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services,...

 

This Side of the Pond

When I told my husband the other day that I was thinking of renaming the cat “Widow Twankey” because she always seems to be behind me no matter how many times I turn around, I wasn’t expecting quite the confusion I was met with. It seems, even...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man sentenced to prison in fatal DUI wreck RIVERTON (WNE) — Winter Hawk Goodman, who killed three people while driving drunk in 2016, was sentenced Friday to 12 years imprisonment. After a four-day federal trial, Goodman was in convicted in...

 

Game and Fish holding public meetings and taking comments on license selling agents regulation

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding public meetings and has opened a comment period to gather public input on Chapter 31, the regulation governing authorized license selling agents. The...

 

SHS Basketball

Boys vs. Glenrock - Dec. 21 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final SHS 9 9 13 30 61 GHS 19 15 15 18 67 Boys vs. Arvada-Clearmont – Dec. 21 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final SHS 18 7 11 14 50 A-C 2 2 8 15 27 Boys vs. NSI Academy – Dec. 22 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final SHS 10 14 10 14 48 NSI 12...

 

AAU Wrestling

AAU Sundance Wrestling Club wrestlers participated in the Newcastle Fall Guys Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 22 in Newcastle. Wudzie Zaato earned first place, Trevor Lyons was fourth and Leo Lyons placed second....

 

License change helps anglers, small game hunters head afield year-round

In a season packed full of resolutions, you can rest a little easier this year. Now, no matter when you buy a fishing, small game, game bird or furbearers license as well as conservation stamp, it will be valid for 12 months from the purchase date....

 

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