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Winter finally arrives

After a beginning to the winter that felt well nigh tropical, the last week has proven that Mother Nature still has all her teeth. The end of the balmy season arrived on a gust of wind on Wednesday...

 

Times wins 12 state awards

The Sundance Times was honored with 12 awards from the Wyoming Press Association at this year’s convention. The annual contest pits the skills of newspapers across the state in categories pertaining to writing, photography, design and advertising....

 

More infectious COVID-19 strain detected in Wyoming

A more infectious strain of COVID-19 that was first identified in Europe has now been detected in this state, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The “UK variant” was identified on January 16 in an adult male from Teton County. Early... Full story

 

Legislators get historic session underway

In any ordinary year, Wyoming’s Legislature would be preparing to debate a full slate of potential new laws and figure out the budget for the next biennium. Thanks to the pandemic, things look a...

 

Glen L. Wyatt

Glen L. Wyatt was born March 4, 1932, at Pine Ridge, South Dakota, the son of Milton “Jack” Wyatt and Laura Shattuck Wyatt; he passed away at home on January 13, 2021. He grew up roaming the countryside and fishing and hunting with his dad. He... Full story

 

Eric "Rick" J. Carbaugh

Eric “Rick” J. Carbaugh passed away in a one vehicle accident on Friday, January 8, 2021, in Wyoming, just a few weeks shy of his 61st birthday. His last few moments were with two of his great loves, his 1997 F-250 pickup (the old black girl)... Full story

 

Robert J. Smoot

Celebration of Life Services will be held on Friday, January 29, 1 p.m., at the Moorcroft Town Center, 103 S. Belle Fourche Ave, Moorcroft, Wyoming 82721. Robert J. Smoot went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Weston... Full story

 

David Alan Lougee

On Sunday, January 10, 2021, David Alan Lougee, husband, father and grandfather, passed away at age 53 due to complications from COVID-19. David was born on September 26, 1967, to Roy and Vicki Lougee. On September 30, 1989, he married Beth... Full story

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks We would like to thank everyone who helped with the fire on Hook Ranch recently, we appreciate it very much! Thank You I want to thank everyone for sending me cards and flowers and for the telephone calls on my 90th birthday. Elaine Clark...

 

Winterfest moved to new location

The Sundance Winter Festival is confirmed to be going ahead this year, with a few changes to the usual format. The event is scheduled for February 13 and will include the usual ski joring, bar stool racing and wild tube races that attendees have...

 

Crook County Family Violence offering CORE training

Crook County Family Violence and the Crook County Attorney’s Victim Witness Program will be hosting the annual CORE Rural Advocacy training on February 2 to 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free interactive training explains the dynamics of victim and...

 

Crook County livestock producers reminded to report forage losses by Jan. 30

Crook County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Sarah Hanlon reminds livestock producers who suffered grazing losses that occurred throughout 2020 due to drought to report their losses and to enroll in...

 

This Side of the Pond

When I moved to America, it was fortunate for all involved that I didn’t need to learn a language in order to get by. Speaking in anything other than English has never been my forte, so I was...

 

As the legislative session kicks off, Wyoming lawmakers are committed to tackling our toughest challenges

On Tuesday, the Wyoming Legislature gaveled in the start of the 66th Legislative Session. Now begins our hard work on behalf of the people of Wyoming. This year presents distinct challenges, both...

 

FBI still seeking tips in wake of Capitol violence

FBI Denver has maintained a heightened posture over the last week while monitoring for emerging threats in this region in the lead-up to the presidential inauguration. Public assistance is sought in the form of reports of any suspicious or violent...

 

Sundance man sentenced to jail on incest charges

A Sundance has been sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to one felony count of incest. Dominque Nelson was arrested last spring after details of the incident came out during a forensic interview of the alleged victim at the Children’s Advocacy...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 11 – Three VIN checks. Report of threats. Three sets of fingerprints. Assisted hospital. Two civil assists. Courtesy ride. Two EMS pages. Business checks. Jan. 12 – Three VIN checks. Traffic stop. Animal carcass removal. Assisted DFS....

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Charles G. Alevras, SD, 86/75, $115; Reece H. Ullery, CO, 86/70, $140; Andrew Foley, ND, 77/70, $99; Mark E. Kellam, Sundance, 88/80, $101; Martin Rock, CO, 80/75, $15; Michael T. Divis, Gillette, 86/75, $115; Bryce Falzerano, SD,...

 

New study reframes fence impacts on deer, pronghorn

Pronghorn and mule deer alter their natural movement nearly 40% of the times they encounter fences, according to a Wyoming study that could change how wildlife managers worldwide alleviate the toll imposed by such barriers. Published in the Journal...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

No charges will be filed in Riverton shooting death   RIVERTON (WNE) — No charges will be filed in the November homicide that resulted in the death of Lisa Pitt, 39, of Riverton, Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun said Friday. Pitt died of...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    January 21, 2021

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Monday, February 15, for Presidents’ Day. The library doors are open. We are still doing curbside and in town home delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. In compliance with the statewide mask order, masks are...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Jan. 20, 1921 Little Doris Hawken is wearing a very pretty ornament in the shape of a necklace charm, which is made from a nugget of pure gold from the Yukon gold fields. The charm was pressed into leaf form and is a beautiful jewel...

 

SHS Honor Roll

SHS Honor Roll Quarter 2 Seniors Tristin L. Crowder Brandon W. Davis Peyton Lee Ewing Lane A. Gill Nevada J. Gill Owen A. Haiar Baillee T. Heaster Rhianna L. Heaster Lane S. Hodge Blake Kermit Homola Isaiah K. Kammerer Bradley William Kruger Aftyn L....

 

Crook County Farm Bureau offers three scholarships

Crook County Farm Bureau will be offering three scholarships this year: first place is $1500; second place is $1300; third place is $800. These will be awarded to assist deserving students to continue their education. Applications are available at...

 

Grapplers hit the road

The Sundance wrestling team took to the road this weekend traveling to Hulett. Facing wrestlers from Hulett, Harding County, and Tongue River the Bulldogs walked away with a couple wins for the... Full story

 

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