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Articles from the January 26, 2023 edition


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  • Times wins journalism honors

    Times Staff|Jan 26, 2023

    The Sundance Times’s Sarah Pridgeon was honored at the Wyoming Press Association (WPA) annual convention this weekend as the first journalist from a small weekly newspaper to win the Jim Tiemann Memorial Legal Reporting Award. This major award is presented jointly by the Wyoming Press Association and Wyoming State Bar Foundation and honors a writer for, “consistent excellence in a body of work on legal issues”, judged on clarity, quality, accuracy and knowledge of subject matter in stories dealing with legal issues. The award was created in mem...

  • (Book)mark of excellence

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 26, 2023

    Students gathered for a brief assembly at Sundance Elementary School last week to honor one of their own for being a finalist in the Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom bookmark award. Of the 13 finalists chosen from second to fifth graders all around the state for the award, an impressive five were from right here in Crook County. The students of SES celebrated one of these finalists, Keva Rasmussen, who was unable to attend the formal award presentation in Cheyenne during the summer....

  • ID wristbands come to Winterfest

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 26, 2023

    If you fancy the idea of wandering around the Sundance Winter Festival with a beer in hand, you may be interested to take part in a new wristband program that's being introduced this year. Partly intended to make sure alcohol is not served to under 21s and partly to streamline the process for businesses selling alcoholic drinks, the program is courtesy of Crook County Prevention and the modest price tag for each wristband will also help to offset the costs of hosting the popular snow event....

  • Fanny freezers get ready for the chill

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 26, 2023

    On Superbowl Sunday, you can support the kids of your community by braving the chill of the early morning air. This year's Freeze Your Fanny will be taking place on February 12, complete with a hearty breakfast, door prizes and, of course, four miles of frigid fun. "Freeze Your Fanny is a four-mile fun run/walk and pancake breakfast. The Sundance High School cross country team organizes the walk/run portion and the SHS student council handles the pancake breakfast," says Ann Marie Mickle, who...

  • Michael Lloyd Johnson

    Jan 26, 2023

    Michael Lloyd Johnson "Mike", 74, passed on January 23, 2023. Mike was born September 6, 1948, in Kearney, Nebraska, to John and Cleo (Huffman) Johnson and was soon joined by a brother, Don Johnson. While Mike was a toddler, his dad, John Johnson, drowned in a boating accident on Plum Creek Lake in Nebraska. Cleo moved the boys back to the homestead north of Hulett, Wyoming, known as "The Old Johnson Place." Cleo married Leonard Stoddard, and Mike was soon granted another brother, Steve and a si... Full story

  • Arlie Lorine Cornella

    Jan 26, 2023

    Arlie Lorine Cornella, 96, passed on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Casper, Wyoming.... Full story

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|Jan 26, 2023

    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. Have you tried the Libby app to access digital content using your library card? You can get eBooks, audiobooks and magazines right on your smart phones or tablets. Stop in today to find out more. Displays: Snowmen by Jane Wilkerson. Library Programming: CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD meeting Thurs., Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. in Hulett. CROOK COUNTY LIB...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jan 26, 2023

    Dear Editor, We need revenue for our counties’ bills. Medicaid expansion could help us. We have sixteen Critical Access Hospitals in Wyoming. Crook County has a crucial Critical Access Hospital. Medicaid expansion is not a freebie giveaway. Medicaid expansion could keep hospitals’ doors open by helping to pay hospitals’ uncollectible debt. Since Montana passed Medicaid expansion not one Critical Access Hospital has had to close. Our counties need revenue. House Bill 80 is commonly referred to as Medicaid expansion. Please ask your legis...

  • Weekly update

    Ogden Driskill, Wyoming Senate President|Jan 26, 2023

    As you may have seen on FOX News and other major media outlets, Wyoming experienced quite a week in the national news spotlight due to a resolution brought forward in the Senate. Senate Joint Resolution SJ0004 Phasing out new electric vehicle sales by 2035 pushes back against bans on new sales of cars with internal combustion engines in states like California and New York. Although it’s a bit of a tongue-in-cheek statement – and not an actual ban – I am pleased to see that this resolution struc...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 26, 2023

    Wasn’t that a fun bout of flu that’s been making its way round town? I’d almost forgotten about normal coughs and sneezes that don’t have anything to do with a pandemic but, as it turns out, I’d have been fine with them staying away. The only positive outcome of shivering under a blanket for the better part of a week was that I made an exciting new discovery. Well, it was new to me, at least. For the last decade, I’ve worn ear plugs to ensure I get a decent amount of sleep. Once I’m fully under,...

  • Peek at the Past

    Jan 26, 2023

    1 Years Ago January 25, 1923 Lawrence Good is completing the ice harvest from Medicine Lake this week, putting in sixty tons for the creamery under management of the Spearfish Co-operative. John Grice installed a large furnace this week in the hardware store, thus completing his basement program that started last fall. The heating plant comes from Duhamel Co. of Rapid City. Plans for early start on the high school are going along smoothly and bids will be called for shortly for the...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Jan 26, 2023

    AARP COVID dashboard shows improvement In Wyoming’s nursing homes SHERIDAN (WNE) —The latest edition of the AARP COVID-19 dashboard showed substantial improvement in staff and resident cases of COVID-19 inside the state’s nursing homes over the four-week period ending Dec. 18, 2022. Wyoming’s nursing home COVID-19 resident ratio for that period was 7.27 cases per 100 residents, which is the eighth highest in the nation and up from November’s rate of 6.7 cases per 100 residents. Wyoming’s nursing home staff case rate was just over the national a...

  • Gillette woman's quest to educate residents on the presence and dangers of radon

    Jake Goodrick, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 26, 2023

    GILLETTE — Gail Heath had a chronic cough that just wouldn’t go away. It started in the winter of 2020. For anyone sick at that time, there were a number of reasons to be concerned or, at the very least, hyper-aware of even the slightest coughs and chest pains. The Gillette woman, now 75 years old, has always lived a healthy life. She was never a smoker and always mindful of her diet and supplements, yet the coughing hung around until the spring before finally going away. When the cough returned the next winter, it became clear that it was som...

  • Long-term funding for suicide prevention lifeline removed

    Jasmine Hall, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 26, 2023

    CHEYENNE — The 988 suicide lifeline bill was stripped on Friday of its $40 million appropriation to create a long-term trust fund, as well as the $6 million for a trust fund reserve account. The change was adopted in an amendment brought forward by Rep. Landon Brown, R-Cheyenne. His new language removed the trust fund and directed the Wyoming Department of Health to request an appropriation to fund the suicide prevention system in its next budget request. Brown told lawmakers on the House floor that while the state was sitting on a strong c...

  • Panel proposes $5M for housing

    Mary Steurer, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 26, 2023

    CASPER — Urged to do something about the state’s lagging housing stock, a legislative committee voted last Tuesday to set aside $5 million for a new infrastructure grant. The grant, which would be funded by Wyoming’s remaining American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) relief money, is a kind of counter-offer to one of Gov. Mark Gordon’s December budget proposals. In a letter to the Joint Appropriations Committee, Gordon originally asked for $15 million in relief money for unmet housing needs. The plan, at the time, was to use the funds to create a grant...

  • School District Warrants

    Jan 26, 2023

    Crook County School District #1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on JANUARY 16TH, 2023 AT MOORCROFT, WYOMING. To Whom Paid Purpose of Expenditure Amount General Fund A & J SCREENING Senior Banners $975.00 ALZADA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 56 Service Agreement - Alzada Schools $30,580.00 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES Technology $1,124.79 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES Technology $4,739.53 AMAZON.COM CREDIT CARD... Full story

  • Horse Pasture Bids

    Jan 26, 2023

    ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR HORSE PASTURE The City of Sundance has available three separate parcels of land for pasture lease for the period March 15, 2023 to February 28, 2024. These three parcels will be let to bid by separate parcels. These pastures are for horses only. No cows can be placed in these pastures at any time. The successful bidders cannot sublease these pastures to others and no haying of any of these pastures will be allowed. The Lessee, to the satisfaction of the City, will maintain fences and structures. No other fencing or... Full story

  • Probate

    Jan 26, 2023

    IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WITHIN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM A. TEANEY, Deceased. Civil No. 8923 NOTICE OF PROBATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby notified on the 16th day of December, 2022, the Last Will and Testament of the decedent was admitted to probate by the above Court and Jeremy Dedic and Juan Flores were appointed Co-Personal Representatives. Any action to set aside the Will shall be filed with the Court within three (3) months from... Full story

  • FORECLOSURE

    Jan 26, 2023

    FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a Promissory Note (the “Note”) dated January 12, 2006, executed and delivered by Lyle M. Cleveland (“Mortgagor”) to GMAC Mortgage Corporation, and a real estate Mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by said Mortgagor, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Mortgagee, as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns as Mortgagee,... Full story

  • Probate

    Jan 26, 2023

    IN THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT LUMLEY WINTER II, Deceased Probate No. PR-5892 NOTICE OF AMENDED APPLICATION FOR DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION UNDER WYO. STAT. § 2-1-205 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT LUMLEY WINTER II You are hereby notified that on January 3, 2023, an Amended Application for Decree of Distribution under Wyo. Stat. § 2-1-205 was filed in the above named Court. In this Amended Application, Phoebe C. Winter, in her capacity as a... Full story

  • Bids

    Jan 26, 2023

    WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Wyoming Department of Transportation will receive bids uploaded to the Public Purchase website, until 11:00 A.M., Mountain Time on February 16, 2023, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for FURNISHING MAINTENANCE JANITORIAL AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE AT THE NORTHEAST WELCOME CENTER. A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Inspection will be held at 1:00 P.M., Mountain Time on Monday, February 6, 2023 at the Northeast Welcome Center located at MP 199.31 on I-90 (Aladdin... Full story

  • Bids

    Jan 26, 2023

    WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Wyoming Department of Transportation will receive bids uploaded to the Public Purchase website, until 11:00 A.M., Mountain Time on February 28, 2023, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for FURNISHING JANITORIAL MAINTENANCE AT THE SUNDANCE OFFICE AND PORT OF ENTRY. A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Inspection will be held at 11:00 A.M., Mountain Time on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at the Sundance Maintenance Building located 224 South 29th, Sundance, Wyoming. Only bids... Full story

  • DEQ - Air

    Jan 26, 2023

    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 is hereby given that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to approve a request by Black Hills Bentonite LLC to establish the Keyhole State Project, a 317 acre mine, which will include exposed acreage, stockpiling and haul roads located in the E... Full story

  • Oil and Gas

    Jan 26, 2023

    BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) will meet at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, and WOGCC Examiners will meet beginning Monday, February 13, 2023, and subsequent days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., to consider the following matters at the office of the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. DOCKET NO. / APPLICANT / MATTER / S-T-R / FORMATION / COUNTY 521-2022 / WOGCC / Show Cause; Pine Haven... Full story

  • Commissioners

    Jan 26, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, January 17, 2023 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman, Kelly B. Dennis (via conference call), Member Bob Latham and County Clerk Melissa Jones. Bob moved to approve the following resolution and the ARPA Grants Certification Statement: LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROJECT ARPA GRANTS RESOLUTION NO. 2023-5 Entitled: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROJECT ARPA GRANTS APPLICATION TO THE S... Full story

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