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County audit reveals no new concerns

Though the county was given a clean bill of financial health by auditors Leo Riley & Associates last week, as usual, the issue of separation of duties was brought up in the annual audit report. “It’s been an ongoing issue for years,” explained...

 

Campus beat

Corporal Ed Robinson catches up with Principal Jim O’Connor during his first day on the beat as School Resource Officer. Robinson spent the morning touring the Sundance campus, getting to know the...

 

$2 challenge sees good participation

As the Christmas season began, Sundance State Bank and the Sundance Times launched a challenge that aimed to visibly demonstrate the impact of shopping local on the health of our town’s local business. The $2 challenge saw excellent participation,...

 

City seeks building inspection for nuisance

The Sundance City Council is now in possession of a real estate analysis showing the existence of the house that has been identified as a nuisance on a Sewell Street plot does not improve the value of the land it sits on – and it may be worth more...

 

Commission concerned about Moskee purchase details

The county commissioners are penning a letter of comment on the state’s plans to purchase a chunk of land in the Moskee. Discussion was held at a public hearing on Wednesday, from which Commissioner...

 

Loafman Springs fee called into question

Warren Crawford approached the Sundance City Council last week to question a contract that would require him to pay $100 per month to tap into a city line and make use of water from the Loafman Spring. Why, he asked the council, should he be...

 

Ambulance talks continue

The city and hospital district came together again on Tuesday to discuss the future of Sundance’s ambulance service. However, the work session saw little in the way of solid progress. The Crook County Medical Service District Board of Trustees was...

 

City considers in-house engineer

Sundance has appointed Trihydro as its city engineer since 2012, when the position was created, but the city is now wondering if it would benefit from an in-house employee instead. Public Works Director Mac Erickson and Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz...

 

Beulah polling station to move

Residents of the Beulah area will not be heading for the old country school building to cast their votes at the elections this year. Due to safety concerns, County Clerk Linda Fritz has completed the process to move the voting location to the...

 

Sundance council starts season with progress

A quiet holiday season gave way to a promising new year for the Sundance City Council, which saw several ongoing projects take steps forward at its meeting on Tuesday. The project to install a new water tank in the canyon area had been on hold...

 

Jackalope Jump coming to Keyhole in March

Crook County Special Olympics will host the 2020 Jackalope Jump on Saturday, March 28 at Keyhole Reservoir. Say what? You’ve never jumped into frigid Wyoming waters in the middle of winter? Well, let Special Olympics Wyoming help you change that...

 

This Side of the Pond

My cat hasn’t starred in this column as much as our other animals because, for the most part, she and her humans co-exist through a mutual pact to respect one another’s privacy. This is an...

 

20 year plaque

Police Chief Marty Noonan and Mayor Paul Brooks present Officer Welchie Patterson with a plaque recognizing his 20 years of service to Sundance Police Department....

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times January 14, 1920 A jolly crowd of Gaylord Zane’s friends gave him a surprise last Saturday evening at the Zane Hotel It was to remind him of his sixteenth birthday and the hospitality of the hotel was turned over to the...

 

This Week at Your Library

The Library will be closed Monday, January 20, for Martin Luther King Junior/Wyoming Equality Day. Library Programming: TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL STORYTIME on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. January’s themes: “Snowmen”, “Warm as Toast”, “Play to...

 

More room for commissioners

Though the project to overhaul the county commissioner’s room is not yet quite complete, the county commissioners were still able to spend their first meeting of 2020 in the larger, renovated...

 

Sundance Police Department

Jan. 4 – House watch and business checks. VIN inspection. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Jan. 5 – House watch and business checks. Officer assisted Sheriff’s Office. Three traffic stops. Jan. 6 – House watch and business checks. Two...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 6 – Five VIN checks. Two paper services. Assist Moorcroft Police Department with suicidal female subject; transported to Gillette hospital. Fingerprints for outside employment. K-9 drug sniff. Request for EMS. Jan. 7 – Four VIN checks. Two i...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Larry J. Belton, NY, 91/80, $100; Hai N. Tran, SD, 85/75, $90; Jiang Bian, CO, 70/55, $120; Erin E. Goodart, Gillette, 88/75, $110; John D. Fennern, CO, 79/70, $88; Joshua A. Bell, TN, 77/65, $105; Michael C. Gordon, AL, 92/80, $105;...

 

Cards of Thanks

Thank You CCSS, Incorporated would like to express our appreciation to all of you that donated to our Tree of Life Fundraiser. Your donations contributed $2085 for our programs and services for our Crook County Seniors! Best Wishes for a Blessed New...

 

Game and Fish congratulates employees on years of service

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is congratulating six employees on their years of service to the State of Wyoming. The following employees celebrated work anniversaries in December: • Biff Burton, Saratoga Game Warden - 40 years • Chris...

 

Anglers break Cutt-Slam record in 2019

It was a record year for one of the most sought-after achievements for anglers in Wyoming. A total of 144 anglers completed the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cutt-Slam in 2019. Established in 1996, the Cutt-Slam challenges anglers to catch...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

DA plans charges against woman who had 61 animals CASPER (WNE) — The Natrona County District Attorney’s office is planning to file charges against a Casper woman who had 61 animals removed from her home last week. “We’re looking into the...

 

Jamestown Dean's List

John Sullivan of Sundance has been selected to the University of Jamestown’s Fall 2019 Dean’s List for maintaining a Semester GPA of 3.50 or better. University of Jamestown is a community dedicated to the development of wholeness in our...

 

Crook County Farm Bureau offers scholarship

Crook County Farm Bureau will be offering three scholarships this year: first place Is $1500; second place is $1300; third place is $800. Applications are available at the Mountain West Farm Bureau Insurance Office at 109 3rd St in Sundance, with...

 

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