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Snow going

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

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...

 

PRECorp files for rate adjustment

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 co...

 

Hospital staff speak in support of CEO

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 wo...

 

CCMSD sourcing new ambulances

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...

 

Nancy Diane Richards

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 marr... Full story

 

John Thomas Rice

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... Full story

 

Vernie Nussbaum

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... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 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...

 

Dems change caucus rules for 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...

 

Times reporter recognized with four state awards

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...

 

This Week at Your Library

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”. MAKE...

 

Card of Thanks

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

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...

 

This Side of the Pond

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...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    January 30, 2020

Plea agreement reached in case of student planning school attack

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...

 

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

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...

 

Veterans/Military Day at the Legislature and Commission meeting scheduled

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...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

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...

 

Sundance Police

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...

 

Circuit Court

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...

 

Winning week for Lady Bulldogs

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...

 

Bulldog boys split games

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...

 

Three area athletes named to Shrine Bowl

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....

 

Little Dribblers entertain during halftime

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...

 

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