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Articles from the January 17, 2019 edition

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Old Stoney and Central Park gear up for summer opening

When the snows melt this year, Sundance residents can expect the thaw to uncover a new center point for their town. According to the current trajectory, Old Stoney will be fully refurbished and the park that lies next to it will be available to...

 

Dig out those long johns...

In Sundance, Superbowl Sunday has more than one meaning. Before battle begins on our television screens, the city will once again play host to the chilliest fundraiser of the year: the Freeze Your...

 

CenturyLink to be deregulated

Crook County customers having trouble with their CenturyLink phone service may have the option to take a subsidy that will provide them with internet phone service through HughesNet, according to Commissioner Jeanne Whalen. This will be done through...

 

Going up

This month's jump in price for postage stamps will be larger than any Postmistress Pam Craig has seen before in her 31-year career. Prior to the January 27 increase of 5 cents for a first class...

 

How bad is too bad?

The snowstorm that blew through Crook County on New Year's Eve has prompted department heads and the commissioners to review the policy on closing down the courthouse in times of bad weather. County C...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times January 15, 1919 Dr. and Mrs. Clarenbach are home from Cheyenne, where the doctor was subpoenaed as a witness before the grand jury. Master Charley did not go with his parents, he and Miss Williamson remaining in charge of...

 

This Week at Your Library

Do you have old Hulett, Moorcroft or Sundance school annuals that you do not want anymore? We will take them! They will become part of our collection in the Wyoming Room and will never be discarded. Library Programming: VALENTINE’S TRAVELING BAKE...

 

Card of Thanks

Thank You To all of those who met with me or let me leave packages with them at work, it was very much appreciated with bad roads, heavy package volume and lots of mileage. Thanks again, Lynn...

 

Caregiver support group meeting in Sundance

The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce that a support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is now meeting regularly in Sundance. Nearly 10,000 people in Wyoming are living with Alzh...

 

Crook County Weed and Pest – 2018 Report

The past year at the Crook County Weed and Pest was productive and eventful. We had many obstacles and new challenges to overcome, but overall a very successful year of weed and pest control. Prairie...

 

Updates from the Legislature

Greetings from...Cheyenne! It was a busy first week with the inauguration of Governor Mark Gordon and the start of the 65th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature. As of Friday, more than 200...

 

Our View

What happens in Washington, D.C. often seems to stay in Washington, D.C., at least from the perspective of those of us living in the boonies. By the time they reach us, it feels like the ripples of legislation are too gentle to be felt. But when it...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: In his letter to the editor last week, Ted Davis implies that if Wyoming did not allow so-called “switch voting” that Foster Friess would have been the Republican nominee, rather than Mark Gordon. Mr. Davis states that statewide...

 

This Side of the Pond

For the first couple of years after I sailed across the pond, I sometimes felt as though I were speaking into a vacuum. I found myself stuck in a surreal no man's land where my meaning was being...

 

Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Ron Laird, Commissioner of the Wyoming High School Activities Association If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in...

 

Know it. Name it. Stop it

One in every six American women and one in 17 men have been impacted by the psychological terror of being stalked. This January marks the fifteenth National Stalking Awareness Month, a call to action to recognize and respond to a serious crime that...

 

Moorcroft man charged with felony theft

Moorcroft man Dewey Schoenewald faces felony theft charges after a search of his residence uncovered numerous items that had been taken from another person’s property. On December 28, Crook County Dispatch received a complaint of a theft that had...

 

Suicide prevention advocates to visit Cheyenne to support mental health parity

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the eighth leading cause of death in Wyoming. On Thursday, January 17, 2019, advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Amanda K. Mercer, Gillette, 84/70, $115; Tiffany N. Shaw, CO, 91/80, $100; Beau R. Byrd, Worland, 85/75, $90; Oscar A. Ramirez, UT, 88/75, $110; Raymond B. Laidet, MO, 97/80, $130; Taren Coeger White, Devils Tower, 80/65, $120; Jessica...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 7 – Three VIN checks. Detention Deputy transported inmate to clinic appointment and back to jail. Deputy investigated civil dispute. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. Detention Deputy booked in subject brought over...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Former teacher gets prison for sex abuse CHEYENNE (WNE) — A former Cheyenne junior high school math teacher was sentenced Friday to at least 20 years in prison for sexually abusing his former student, whom he later adopted. Joseph Meza’s...

 

Mixed results for basketball this week

SHS Boys vs. NSI The Sundance Bulldogs were able to hold NSI to single digit scoring for three quarters as they pulled off a 57-30 victory on Friday night. While it was an excruciatingly slow start...

 

Arbor Day poster contest open

Wyoming State Forestry Division and Wyoming Project Learning Tree (WY PLT) are teaming up again this year to hold the annual Wyoming State Arbor Day poster contest. This year Wyoming will celebrate...

 

AAU Wrestling

AAU wrestlers attended the sixth annual Sturgis Brandon Delzer Memorial Tournament, left to right: Justen Foster 8th, Logan Foster 7th, Tel Marchant, Wudzie Zaato 2nd, Cord Marchant. Brady Garoutte...

 

SHS Honor Roll

Quarter 2 Seniors: Chyanne Ranee Downey Madison Rae Gill Jaye Lyn Gustafson Lauren Olivia Haiar Tanner Lance Hofland Laramie Josiah Holst William Ray Inghram Micah Lynn Kammerer Aaron Matthew Kanode Drake Allin Richards Gaven Rowell Aubrey Ryann...

 

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