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Articles from the November 17, 2022 edition


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  • Cold turkey

    Nov 17, 2022

    A pair of turkeys wander the snowy streets as teh holiday season draws near. We wish all our readers a warm, safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!...

  • Vote tally now official

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 17, 2022

    No changes were made to the results released on election night after the Crook County Canvass Board came together for its post-election audit on Thursday. Though several races came down to the wire, only one was close enough to meet the criteria to trigger an automatic recount. Meanwhile, two potential candidates were identified via write-ins for seats where no name appeared on the ballot. Recount The only race that came close enough to require a recount was the Hulett trustee race for Crook County School District. The top two candidates for th...

  • Amendment votes reflected statewide

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 17, 2022

    Crook County’s thoughts on the two constitutional amendments that appeared on last week’s ballot were broadly reflected by voters across the state. Like local voters, Wyoming as a whole supported the idea of allowing towns invest money in stocks, but did not support increasing the retirement age for judges. A total of 1270 people in Crook County voted for increasing the retirement age, while 1923 people voted against. No county in the state voted for the amendment, with the totals ending up as 74,633 people who believed judges should be abl...

  • Funding cuts threaten future of Special Olympics

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 17, 2022

    Crook County kids with special needs have for many years had the chance to train and compete in sports ranging from skiing and bowling to basketball and track, winning medals and building life experiences with wide smiles on many a young face. This year, more than 20 athletes across the three county schools are taking part in the activities offered through Special Olympics. Unfortunately, without the help of the community, we might be watching the final year of the world-famous program in this...

  • Shop small for the season

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 17, 2022

    Get your Christmas lists ready – next weekend is your annual opportunity to support local businesses and earn the chance to win a reward of your own. November 26 marks the date of two local traditions: Small Business Saturday® and the Ladies Night Block Party. Your two chances to “Shop Small” begin with Small Business Saturday®, which will run throughout the day. Sundance has observed this holiday shopping tradition for the last few years with the Punch Card Raffle, which aims to encourage the community to take a browse of the many stores...

  • Tom F. Davis

    Nov 17, 2022

    Funeral service for Tom F. Davis, 85, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church in Moorcroft, with Voy Cox officiating. Interment will follow in the Moorcroft Cemetery. Mr. Davis died at his home Thursday, November 10, 2022. Tom was born August 15, 1937, in Sundance, Wyoming, to Tex and Isabel (Zimmerschied) Davis of Moorcroft. He grew up cowboying, but his work also included road construction, all things related to the oil field, and ov... Full story

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|Nov 17, 2022

    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 our numerous magazines we have available for a two-week checkout. Western Horseman, a monthly magazine published by the magazine division of Morris Communications, was first published in January, 1936. It features articles on Western riding, the breeding and care of horses, horse training and tack and ranching. Displays: Law...

  • Card of Thanks

    Nov 17, 2022

    Thank you November is here and our thoughts are turning to Thanksgiving and all we have to be thankful for. That includes the Sundance Chain Gang Mountain Bike Club, which works to build and maintain biking trails in our local area. The bike club highlights the year with a bike race in the Bearlodge every September. We are thankful for the volunteers who make it happen – Adrian Whitmore, Kenny Denzin, Andy Fraser, Rocky Courchaine, Kathy Spencer, Steve Wilson, Dave Osborn, Jill Mackey and Frances Mackey. We are thankful for the sponsors who m... Full story

  • Christmas tree permits now available

    Nov 17, 2022

    This is the time of year to celebrate old and new traditions with family and friends, like venturing into your favorite national forest to harvest your own Christmas tree. Black Hills National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available for purchase either online at Recreation.gov, from your local Forest Service office or from private vendors throughout the Black Hills. To purchase a permit online, visit Recreation.gov and search for Black Hills National Forest Christmas Tree Permit. It is important to carefully read the overview and...

  • Peek at the Past

    Nov 17, 2022

    1 Years Ago November 16, 1922 A. Hewes, who now has about one hundred registered Herefords on his ranch, unloaded the best registered bull here Tuesday that has been brought to this part of the state. He bought him from Monsel Bros. at Cambridge, Nebr. At the meeting of the Commercial club several matters of importance to the community were acted upon. It was voted to assist the American Legion to the extent off $25 in putting in a radio station. A resolution was passed asking the city council to improve the fire equipment, looking to the...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Nov 17, 2022

    Gillette man arrested after stealing grandfather’s truck and guns and kicking deputy GILLETTE (WNE) — An 18-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning on a number of felony charges, including aggravated burglary, theft and interference. A 39-year-old woman said she was checking on her 67-year-old father’s home in the 1600 block of Shadetree Avenue when she discovered his truck, a 2017 Chevy truck, was missing. She learned that her 18-year-old son, Kolton Coleman, had the truck after he posted a picture on Snapchat of him inside it. Coleman did no...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 17, 2022

    Dear Editor, I appreciate Buck Bock’s letter to the editor in last week’s Sundance Times. There are a few factual errors that perhaps need to be addressed. First, when Senator Driskill met with the Crook County Republican Central Committee on October 17, I was in the Sierra Madre mountains hunting elk. I left on the 14th and didn’t return till late Wednesday night on the 19th. So, I wasn’t even in the county for that meeting. Secondly, I am not currently a Crook County Central Committee member. So, I could not have cast a vote had I actuall...

  • County Roads

    Nov 17, 2022

    NOTICE OF IDENTIFICATION OF COUNTY ROADS UNDER W. S. 24-3-201 THROUGH W. S. 24-3-206 TO VACATE THE UNUSED AND UNIDENTIFIED PORTIONS OF COUNTY ROADS IN TOWNSHIP 50 NORTH, RANGE 66 WEST OF THE 6th P.M. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The Board of County Commissioners intends to identify county roads in accordance with Resolution No. 2019-4 within Township 50 North, Range 66 West of the 6th P.M. that are generally located east of Moorcroft, Wyoming and Southeast of Pine Haven, Wyoming in the Pine Ridge... Full story

  • Commissioners

    Nov 17, 2022

    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, November 1, 2022 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Fred M. Devish and County Clerk Melissa Jones. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag. Jeanne moved to transfer funds as follows: Pursuant to Wyoming Statute 16-4-112, notice is given that a Resolution has been proposed to transfer $30,000.00 from Unanticipated Revenues to the County Sheriff E911 Call Works budge... Full story

  • Public Service Commission

    Nov 17, 2022

    PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice of Powder River Energy Corporation’s (PRECorp or the Cooperative) Application for authority to decrease its Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) by $1,151,836 per annum, effective January 1, 2023, to reflect a change in average wholesale power costs. 1. PRECorp is a non-profit cooperative public utility subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction. (Wyo. Stat. §§ 37-1-101(a)(vi)(C) and 37-... Full story

  • PROBATE

    Nov 17, 2022

    IN THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING In the Matter of the Estate of Margaret Wales, Deceased. Probate No. 5909 NOTICE OF PROBATE TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE You are hereby notified that on the 28th day of October, 2022 the estate of the above named decedent was admitted to probate by the above named court, and that Jaqueline Marion Engebretson was appointed Personal Representative thereof. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to said decedent or to said estate are requested... Full story

  • BIDS

    Nov 17, 2022

    CALL FOR BIDS Crook County School District #1 is seeking bids to add a Packaged Roof Top AC Unit at the Hulett School, Moorcroft High School and Sundance High School Gymnasiums. Bid documents are available at: CCSD #1 Central Office 122 State Highway 585 Sundance, Wyoming 82729 Or by email request to: [email protected] There will be a mandatory Pre-bid Meeting on Friday, December 2nd at 9 AM, starting at the Moorcroft High School, located at 47 Country Lane in Moorcroft, Wy 82721. Bids must be sent to: CCSD#1 Central office Attn: Randy Gill PO... Full story

  • Acceptance

    Nov 17, 2022

    Final Acceptance Crook County, Wyoming Dust Mitigation Project Notice of Final Acceptance To all persons, corporations or firms who have any claim for work done for or any materials furnished to Dustbusters, Inc. at PO Box 15, Evanston, WY 82931 for the Crook County Dust Suppression Project, located in Crook County, Wyoming. You are hereby notified that Crook County has accepted as completed, according to plans and specifications and rules set forth in the Agreement between the County and the aforementioned Contractor, the work in connection... Full story

  • PROBATE

    Nov 17, 2022

    IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WITHIN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PHYLLIS D. QUEEN Deceased. Probate No. 5908 NOTICE OF PROBATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby notified on the 10TH day of October, 2022, the Last Will and Testament of the decedent was admitted to probate by the above Court and Thomas E. Queen and Dee Ann Queen were appointed Co-Personal Representatives. Any action to set aside the Will shall be filed with the Court within three (3) months... Full story

  • Abandoned Vehicle

    Nov 17, 2022

    Abandoned Vehicle Notice of Sale of Abandoned Livestock Trailer The following livestock trailer will be sold at 9 a.m. on December 2, 2022 at 37 Hyland Rd Pine Haven, Crook County, Wyoming, to wit: A 2006 Featherlite trailer, VIN#4FGC212206H085907, Title in the Name of Personal Ponies LTD, Inc. The Seller claims $3,000.00 for removal, Custody, storage and sale. The livestock trailer shall be sold to the highest Bidder who pays in a form acceptable to seller. Seller: Barbara Hardy 37 Hyland Rd Pine Haven, WY 82721 Publish: November 17 and 24,... Full story

  • Counting the homeless in Wyoming

    Nov 17, 2022

    On one cold January night, across the nation, all states will conduct the annual Point in Time Count to count all sheltered and unsheltered individuals in their state. In Wyoming, that night is January 25, 2023. This survey is a count of all people experiencing homelessness for a snapshot or a point in time count. This count is planned, coordinated and carried out locally but reported to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Congress every year. In all 23 counties in Wyoming, this survey and count will be headed up by local a...

  • Circuit Court

    Nov 17, 2022

    Speeding – Tessa R. Garman, Sundance, WY, 72/65, $99; Claudia Kuntz, Polo, MO, 90/70, $160; Loyd Rogers, Smyrna, TN, 91/75, $140; Jason Butts, Sheridan, WY, 91/80, $115; Matthew Freeman, Olean, NY, 85/70, $135; Wendy Rohrbaugh, Alzada, MT, 92/70; $170; Amanda Stugelmeyer, Sundance, WY, 75/65, $105; Michael Volk, Broomfield, CO, 90/80, $105; Robert Treesh, Charlottesville, VA, 79/70, $103; Cherie Hamilton, Gillette, WY, 86/80, $97; Adam J. Mattson, Moorcroft, WY, 76/70, $97 No Seat Belt (driver) – Robert James Littlefield, Sundance, WY, $25 Expi... Full story

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Nov 17, 2022

    Nov. 7 – Eight traffic stops. Three VIN inspections. Paper service. Business check. Harassment. Three housewatches. Other call. Two fingerprintings. Medical page. Two suspicious persons/circumstances. Two traffic hazards. Trespassing. Nov. 8 – Four traffic stops. VIN inspection. Traffic accident with damage. Three business checks. False 911. Three housewatches. Lockout. other call. Traffic complaint. Nov. 9 – Two traffic stops. Two VIN inspections. Paper service. Four traffic accidents with damage. Traffic accident with injury. Animal compl... Full story

  • Ox Yoke Ranch named landowner of the year

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 17, 2022

    The Ox Yoke Ranch near Beulah has been named as one of seven recipients of the Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s Landowners of the Year award for 2022. The award recognizes the ranch and its owners for providing recreational opportunities to the public. The ranch has held a lease agreement with the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission since 1989 to allow unlimited access for public fishing on three miles of Sand Creek below the Sand Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area. In exchange, the ranch has been granted cattle grazing rights during the m...

  • DTNHA hosts Old Settler's Picnic

    Nov 17, 2022

    On a beautiful, sunny afternoon, Sunday, September 28, 2022, the Devils Tower Natural History Association (DTNHA) hosted the annual Old Settlers' Picnic at the Devils Tower campground. The Oshoto Community Church conducted a worship service after which picnickers enjoyed music provided by Jim Traversie's band, Badger Horse, while they ate their lunches and later had cupcakes, cider and coffee provided by the association. After guests had finished their picnics, emcee Sandra Mooney, DTNHA...

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