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Articles from the January 30, 2020 edition

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  • Snow going

    Jan 30, 2020

    Ken Denzin takes advantage of a sunny morning and a scenic ride through Sundance Canyon and into the Bearlodge on Tuesday....

  • Freeze Your Fanny celebrates anniversary

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 30, 2020

    For the last three decades, Superbowl Sunday has kicked off with our own, local tradition: a bracing run through the streets of Sundance. The 30th anniversary of Freeze Your Fanny takes place this weekend and will once again be the chilliest fundraiser of the year, following the same route and with all the same reasons to take part. The four-mile course starts and ends at the courthouse on Cleveland Street and will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. on February 2. Walkers will set off at 8 a.m. and runners begin an hour later. The bravest of...

  • PRECorp files for rate adjustment

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 30, 2020

    Powder River Energy (PRECorp) has filed an application to adjust its rates for 2020, which would in turn impact what residential and industrial users can expect to pay for their electricity. The move will also change the basic charge and introduce cost-saving Time of Use rates for members. The application would also see Coal Bed Methane (CBM) classes largely reintegrated into the General Service and Large Power classes to acknowledge the decline in usage by these members. If the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) approves the move, PRECorp...

  • Hospital staff speak in support of CEO

    Sarah Pridgeon and Grace Moore|Jan 30, 2020

    Six employees of Crook County Medical Services District spoke in strong support of their CEO, Nathan Hough, at a meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday. The presentation, said Jamason Schmidt, Director of Operations, was to give insight into working life at the hospital as the contract with Health Management Services, through which Hough’s services are provided, reaches its expiration date. “We know you have a decision to make coming up in the future, so we just thought we’d love to come and share our thoughts and opinions,” said Schmidt....

  • CCMSD sourcing new ambulances

    Sarah Pridgeon and Grace Moore|Jan 30, 2020

    The latest move in the ongoing and often complicated discussion of Sundance’s ambulance service, Crook County Medical Services District is now sourcing new ambulances for the Sundance ambulance service, with the intention of leasing to buy. The concept would see the district pay for each new vehicle over four to five years and then trade that it in when it comes time to upgrade. “Ideally, so we don’t keep repeating history, where we have 20-year-old vehicles…we’d take a four or five year lease or purchase and, at the end of five years, it...

  • Nancy Diane Richards

    Jan 30, 2020

    Nancy Diane Richards, 88 of Sundance, Wyoming, died on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance. Nancy was born on December 5, 1931 to Howard “Dud” and Beulah “Boo” (Kester) Steele in New Albin, Iowa. She married Joseph Loren Richards on April 23, 1948, in New Albin. They were married for 71 years. They were blessed with three children, Alan, Loren and Tracy. Nancy and Joe made their home in Decorah, Iowa and Sundance. Nancy was employed by DECO Products, Wapsie... Full story

  • John Thomas Rice

    Jan 30, 2020

    John Thomas Rice On March 25, 1949, John Thomas Rice was born in Catskill, New York, to Alfred Rice and Catherine Cary-Rice. He lived a full, adventurous life. After joining the United States Air Force, he was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base where he met and married Susan Ruth Rowe in 1970. From this union came four children: Stephanie Marie, Alfred Merit, Amanda Cary and Gabriel Lucas, who was stillborn. John enjoyed flying and kept his pilot’s license active after he became a civilian a... Full story

  • Vernie Nussbaum

    Jan 30, 2020

    Vernie Nussbaum, 90 of rural Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Weston County Manor in Newcastle, Wyoming. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. at the Crook County School District #1 Central Office Gymnasium in Sundance. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at Full story

  • Peek at the Past

    Jan 30, 2020

    1 Years Ago The Times January 28, 1920 Mike Elmore of Little Powder (the old Six Half-Circle ranch) and Paul Lokker of Thunder Basin south of Gillette were in Sundance this week bidding in isolated tracts sold at the U.S. land office. Mr. Elmore stated that he considered himself at least a thousand dollars better off than he expected to be after the sale, as he would have paid at least that amount more for the tract had it been necessary. Good music by a three-piece orchestra – Ren Gardner, Fred Woller and Mrs. Hilton – for the Valentine dan...

  • Dems change caucus rules for 2020

    Jan 30, 2020

    The Wyoming Democratic Party will be changing its rules for the Presidential Caucus on April 4. In an effort to be more inclusive and give all Democrats registered by March 20 the chance to express their choice, the caucus will use ranked choice voting. All registered Democrats in Wyoming will be sent a ranked choice voting ballot on February 17 that can be returned by mail in the enclosed envelope. Voters will be asked to rank their top five choices of candidates who have qualified for the caucus ballot. By casting a ballot for up to five...

  • Times reporter recognized with four state awards

    Jan 30, 2020

    Sundance Times reporter Sarah Pridgeon was recognized on Saturday with four awards from the Wyoming Press Association (WPA). The Pacemaker awards are the individual achievement element of the WPA’s annual contest open to newspapers across the state. Pridgeon took first place in the category of column writing for her weekly column titled “This Side of the Pond”, which judges described as, “a very humorous column”. She also took first place in the category of arts, entertainment and culture for a package of three stories on the Old Stoney re...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Jan 30, 2020

    The Library will be closed February 17, for President’s Day. Library Programming: TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL STORYTIME on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. January’s themes: “Snowmen”, “Warm as Toast”, “Play to Learn Stations” and “Moose”. MAKER FRIDAY AT THE LIBRARY: Friday, February 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. for Kindergarten through 6th grades. ADULT CRAFT NIGHT: Monday, February 10, at 6 p.m. “SPRING/SUMMER REVERSIBLE BLOCKS”. Class fee is $20 and everything is provided. Sign-up and payment required by Friday, February 7. UFOs AT THE LIBRARY: the last Monday o...

  • Card of Thanks

    Jan 30, 2020

    Thank You Thank you to all for the birthday cards, gifts, phone calls and visits during my January 21 birthday. I love you all! Minnie Williams, Moorcroft.... Full story

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Jan 30, 2020

    No coronavirus cases reported in Wyoming CHEYENNE (WNE) — As the coronavirus spreads in China and the United States, there have been no reported cases of the virus in Wyoming as of Monday morning. But officials with the state Department of Health say they are closely monitoring the situation as it develops. “We have communicated the latest information regarding patient care, infection control and testing procedures with health care providers across Wyoming and will continue to share updates as needed,” state epidemiologist Alexia Harrist said...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 30, 2020

    This week’s story begins with an article in my hometown’s local newspaper. It won’t come across as particularly explosive, so I’ll get you up to speed in one sentence and you’ll see why it matters later: a supermarket chain, which has been cutting jobs for a while so is clearly not in the best of financial health, bought one of the most recognizable retail chains in Britain in 2016, and has just cut hundreds more. I know, it’s bad news but also terribly boring. I wouldn’t have gobbled down...

  • Plea agreement reached in case of student planning school attack

    Greg Johnson, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 30, 2020

    GILLETTE — A former Sage Valley Junior High School student who took two handguns to school and expressed an intent to shoot other students and a teacher won’t spend the rest of his life in an adult prison. Dale Warner, 15, pleaded guilty to a pair of lesser felony charges Friday in exchange for dismissal of nine counts of attempted first-degree murder. He could serve up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent. He also pleaded no contest to one charge of aggravated ass...

  • WYDOT starts issuing new, more secure driver licenses and ID cards

    Jan 30, 2020

    Wyoming’s driver licenses and identification cards will now be more secure and harder to counterfeit. The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) recently started issuing new state driver licenses and ID cards that have extra security features. Those whose cards are expiring will receive a new driver license or identification card, which look different from the current licenses and ID cards. WYDOT started issuing the new licenses and ID cards in December. “The new cards are made up of a p...

  • Veterans/Military Day at the Legislature and Commission meeting scheduled

    Jan 30, 2020

    Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature is Feb. 26. All military personnel, veterans and their families are invited to participate. The group will meet at the State Capitol and visit the Senate and House galleries at 10 a.m. The Wyoming Veterans Commission will hold its quarterly meeting Feb. 27, at 9 a.m., at the Wyoming Veterans Commission Conference Room, located at the Joint Forces Readiness Center, 5800 Central Ave, Cheyenne. Veterans from around the state, especially Southeast Wyoming, are invited to attend. Please plan to bring a...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Jan 30, 2020

    Jan. 20 – VIN check. Two paper services. Subject booked into jail. Assisted Moorcroft Police Department with suspicious person. Assisted Hulett Police Department with a domestic. Business checks. Executed a search warrant. Request for EMS. Request for fire department. Jan. 21 – VIN check. Investigated protection order violation. Fingerprints x2 for outside employment. Two subjects booked into jail. Executed two search warrants. Request for EMS. Jan. 22 – Five VIN checks. Investigated vehicle crash; no injuries. Fingerprints x2 for outside emplo...

  • Sundance Police

    Jan 30, 2020

    Jan. 11 – House watch and business checks. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Jan. 12 – House watch and business checks. Officer discovered open door at local business. Two traffic stops. Jan. 13 – House watch and business checks. Welfare check. Officer responded to alarm. Two traffic stops. Jan. 14 – House watch and business checks. Welfare check. Officer assisted EMS. Two traffic stops. Jan. 15 – House watch and business checks. Destruction of property investigation. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Jan. 16 – House watch and busines...

  • Circuit Court

    Jan 30, 2020

    Speeding – Delmont J. Rice, ND, 85/75, $90; Vladimir Bondarenko, OK, 95/80, $120; Jordan L. Lawrence, SC, 89/80, $88; Patrick L. Green, Gillette, 89/80, $88; Courtnie L. Thompson, Upton, 80/70, $90; Cameron T. Quinn, Gillette, 92/75, $130; Taylor M. Anderson, Gillette, 86/75, $100; (minor), Moorcroft, 90/80, $90; Samuel S. Swenson, UT, 92/80, $105; Kristifer W. Toomer, UT, 85/75, $90; Ramon Galvan-Luna, CO, 80/70, $90; Brian J. Miller, Gillette, 86/75, $100; Michael T. Divis, Gillette, 91/80, $100; Jerald N. Frederick, Upton, 86/70, $125 No S...

  • Winning week for Lady Bulldogs

    Rebecca Maupin|Jan 30, 2020

    The crowd packed in the Sundance High School Gym for a full night of fun as the Sundance basketball teams and FCCLA hosted Family Fun Night on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs opened up the night of play hosting conference rival Big Horn. The Lady Bulldogs and Rams got off to a slow start in the first quarter trying to figure each other out while trying to get their own offenses moving. At the end of the first eight minutes, it was a tied game at 11 points each. The second quarter saw the Bulldogs get their offense moving, scoring seven unanswered...

  • Bulldog boys split games

    Rebecca Maupin|Jan 30, 2020

    The Sundance boy’s basketball team split conference games this week, taking a win over the Wright Panthers and losing to the Big Horn Rams. The boys travelled to Wright on Thursday to open up conference play against the Panthers. The Panthers graduated 10 seniors last year and were hoping to gain another win on their rough 1-12 season, however the Bulldogs came into the match on a four-game winning streak. The game played out about as was expected as the Bulldogs went into the half with a 3...

  • Three area athletes named to Shrine Bowl

    Jan 30, 2020

    Upton/Sundance’s Jaydon Caylor, Moorcroft’s Rowdy Pfeil and Hulett’s Jhett Letellier were all named as alternate selections of the North team for the 47th annual Wyoming Shrine Bowl. The North Team will be coached by Aaron Papich of Powell. The yearly event, which started in 1974, is aimed at recognizing Wyoming’s top high school football players as well as providing financial support for and recognition of Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game is scheduled for June 13 in Casper....

  • Little Dribblers entertain during halftime

    Jan 30, 2020

    The “Little Dribbler” Program began three years ago and has been growing ever since. In 2017-18 we had 18 athletes begin this program in K-2. This year in 2019-20 we have 48 athletes K-2. The purpose of this program is to teach ball handling fundamentals in a fun engaging environment. The students think of this as an obstacle course for basketball and they get very excited to perform during halftime of the Varsity game. It is exciting that it is bringing big crowds into the kids’ baske...

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