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County pushes local interests in forest plan

As a new year begins, the county commissioners have reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring that Crook County’s interests are represented in the updated management plans under development by the U.S. Forest Service for the Black Hills National... Full story

 

First exemption to large-parcel rules moves ahead

The county commissioners enjoyed their first opportunity at last week’s regular meeting to try out the exemption process for the new regulations governing large-acre subdivisions, which came into effect at the end of last year. Garry Davis was the...

 

Bringing down the house

As the deadline approaches for the owners of higbee's Café to tear down the old building and get started on something new, the Sundance City Council has opted to send a letter reminding them of...

 

City moves to secure ARPA funds

After falling just shy of the final shortlist for the first round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding that was designated for infrastructure projects, the City of Sundance will be giving it... Full story

 

Ronald James Ericsson

Ronald James Ericsson, age 87 of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022, on his ranch in Wyoming. He was a scientist, rancher, businessman, father and grandfather, brother and husband to his beloved wife Jean... Full story

 

Utility rates remain unchanged – for now

The Sundance City Council tabled the question of utility rates at January’s regular meeting, preferring to wait for more information about the current situation within the city’s enterprise accounts. Because enterprise accounts like sewer and...

 

Cards of Thanks

Thank You I am grateful to the constituents of Crook County for your confidence in me as I served as Clerk of District Court for the past 28 years. I have been blessed during this time in the Courts to work with some incredible staff, attorneys,... Full story

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 2 – Two traffic hazards. Two property damage accidents. Accident with injuries. Welfare check. Business check. House watches. Suspicious circumstance. Abandoned vehicle. Motorist assist. Harassment complaint. Citizen assist. Jan. 3 – Twelve...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Michael Garren, Gillette, WY, 93/80, $125; Jessica Eixenberger, Spearfish, SD, 87/80, $99; Kimberly Anderson, Moody AFB, GA, 88/80, $101; Gary Bisel, Great Falls, MT, 85/75, $105; Matthew Hemmingson, Williston, ND, 93/80, $125; Matthew...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago January 11, 1923 Otis Reynolds; a young attorney late of Deadwood, has decided to cast his lot with Sundance and Crook County and succeeds to the law practice of former County Attorney Thos. A. Nicholas. Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of...

 

City continues search for judge

The Sundance City Council will not be swaying from its chosen route regarding the enforcement of city ordinances– unless new information changes the game. Speaking at last week’s meeting, Sheriff Jeff Hodge and City Attorney Mark Hughes both...

 

Legislative session begnins

The Wyoming Legislature convened on Tuesday at the State Capitol to kick off its 37-day general session. As always, a variety of services will be available both online and offline to help members of the public participate in the session. The...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, The community has noticed an uptick in RSV cases. It may be helpful to talk about RSV, what it is, how it is treated and how it affects certain age groups more severely than others. Dear...

 

Truth

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” – John 14:6 Truth. Not something we desire it to be or can fabricate on our own. It is the necessity of living from and for, yet many...

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    January 12, 2023

This Week at Your Library

We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Come check out the numerous magazines that...

 
 By Maggie Mullen    News    January 12, 2023

Staffing challenges reach Wyoming's top offices

Though Wyoming’s five statewide elected officials were sworn in Monday, a handful of key positions in two of their offices remain vacant.  While some turnover is normal during a transitional period following an election, according to several...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man who burglarized Old Trail Town is sentenced  CODY (WNE) — The man charged with burglarizing five buildings at Old Trail Town in August of 2021 pleaded guilty Nov. 28 to aggravated burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and poss...

 

Lummis vote spurs censure talk; two GOP lawmakers push attempt following vote on gay marriage

CASPER — Following Sen. Cynthia Lummis’ unexpected vote to enshrine federal recognition of same-sex marriage, some in Wyoming’s Republican Party want to try to censure her.  Casper Republican Rep.-elect Jeanette Ward made a motion at the...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    January 12, 2023

Caution key in 'tripledemic' – All three viruses at once is usually a rarity

CODY — A “tripledemic” of influenza, COVID-19 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a major concern to Park County Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin, who said there has been an increase in all three respiratory viruses in recent weeks. Tripledemic...

 

Council

City of Sundance, Wyoming January 3, 2023 The Town Council met this day in regular session at 7:00 p.m. with Acting Mayor Bradley Marchant presiding. Roll call was taken by Acting Mayor Marchant with Council Members Joe Wilson, Callie Hilty and... Full story

 

Meeting Notice

The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on January 31, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank Meeting Room. The meeting will also be hosted via Teams. The Teams webinar link is included... Full story

 

DEQ - Air

Public Notice CHAPTER 6, SECTION 2 CONSRUCTION/MODIFICATION PERMIT - Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice i... Full story

 

Non-Discrimination

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION ON BASIS OF HANDICAP Crook County does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. A copy of the Crook County ADA Grievance... Full story

 

Ordinance

City of Sundance, Wyoming ORDINANCE NO. 4 2022 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2, 2013, PERTAINING TO OTHER USES PERMITTED IN THE INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING: SECTION 1:... Full story

 

Busy week for Bulldog teams

SHS Boys It was a busy week for the Bulldog boys' basketball team, who played six games throughout the week, bringing their season record to an even 5-5. The Bulldogs went up against two South Dakota...

 

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