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Articles from the January 31, 2019 edition

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Smith set to plead self-defense at homicide trial

According to her lawyer, Marty Smith is set to use self-defense as an argument in her upcoming trial related to the death of local man Doug Haar last August. She stands accused of involvement in the suspected homicide and faces several felony...

 

Four-day school week set to continue

Swapping to a four-day week appears to have been a successful transition for Crook County School District but, before committing to the new schedule for two more years, Superintendent Mark Broderson wanted to make sure the district’s stakeholders...

 

A-blowin' and a-snowin'

Making the comment within earshot of Mother Nature that the winter thus far has been mild may not be the best of ideas, it turns out. The storm that blew into the area on Sunday brought high winds,...

 

High-speed chase felon sentenced to jail

At the end of a harrowing afternoon of victim impact statements and tears on both sides of the courtroom, Christopher Nesius of Wheatland was sentenced on Wednesday to spend up to 23 years in jail for...

 

PRECorp to fight "off the grid" bill

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow third parties to produce and sell electricity to industrial members of an electricity cooperative, to all intents and purposes permitting some of Wyoming’s largest energy consumers to take...

 

Marylou Frances Ulrich

Marylou Frances (James) Ulrich passed away January 25, 2019, at the Crook County Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming, from health reasons. Marylou was a Valentine's Day baby, born on February 14, 1927, in Thomasboro, Illinois, to Ormal and Chloe Pearl... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times January 29, 1919 Mr. Groundhog, the problem is that all want the warm sunshine to continue but don’t want you to see your shadow next Sunday. Just how that can be arranged hasn’t been worked out. Robert Cook of Mona,...

 

Commission appeals for county board members

County Commissioner Jeanne Whalen is urging members of the community to consider volunteering your time to serve on the boards that form a vital cog in the wheel of the county’s affairs. Currently, she says, two positions are open – and, as can...

 

Times wins six state awards

The Sundance Times is proud to announce we are the recipients of six statewide awards this year from the Wyoming Press Association. Each year, the association honors newspapers across the state and the contributions made to them by members of staff...

 

Nominations needed for Cowboy Hall of Fame

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) has honored five classes to date, and the next will be inducted in September, 2019. Nominations for that class are now open, but will close February 28, 2019. Our “Cowboy State” is proud of that...

 

Veterans assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout September. Brian Yeager is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and...

 

Cards of Thanks

Thank You I want to thank my daughters for organizing my 80th Surprise Birthday Party and all my family and friends for coming! Thanks to Randy and Barb Gantz at The Gulch, what a great place to have a party. Thanks to Deb and Nicole for all the... Full story

 

This Week at Your Library

Library Programming: VALENTINE’S TRAVELING BAKE SALE: The Friends of the Library are busy planning the traveling bake sale. It will be on Thursday, February 14. More information to follow! STORYTIME: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. January’s themes:...

 

Updates from the Legislature

Greetings from Cheyenne! Last Friday, January 18, Senator Driskill and I traveled to China to represent Wyoming at a technology conference and arrived back in Cheyenne on Tuesday evening. I have...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of January the Pantry received approximately 657 lbs of donated food, and provided assistance to over 136 people. This included seven new clients, 44 youth under the age of 18, and 31 persons over the age of 60. We also shared food...

 

This Side of the Pond

It seems there’s a new craze sweeping this country thanks to the invention of streaming video, and its name is The Great British Baking Show. I can completely understand why this low-key game show...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The letter by Randy Leinen of January 24th had some valid points regarding the sausage making process known as an omnibus bill. They say making sausage is an ugly process, and so too with government spending bills. If each link of the...

 

Chapel of Faith

Clever Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight! Isiah 5:21 (NASB) Clever. At its first impression this word is attractive, wanted and perhaps even worn. It’s not at all a bad thing to be called a clever person or...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cheney moves again to protect Devils Tower name WORLAND (WNE) — Wyoming U.S. Representative Liz Cheney announced on Monday a plan to reintroduce legislation to codify the name of Devils Tower National Monument.  The move would follow several...

 

Sundance Municipal Court

Expired Registration – John Snow, MT Speeding – Shannon Wahl, CO, 78/55; John Brouk, OK, 70/40; Sunshine Martin, SD, 43/30 Expired Drivers License – Pablo Galindo, AZ...

 

Sundance Police Report

Jan. 19 – Eleven traffic stops. All house watches checked. Officer removed debris from HWY 585. Several business checks. Three bar checks. Jan. 20 – All house watches checked. Bar checks. Business checks. Jan. 21 – Traffic stop. House watch...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Braylan P. Materi, Sundance, 111/70, $250; Sidney D. Braskamp, Sheridan, 85/75, $90; Trevor J. Jones, Rozet, 91/80, $100; Hassan H. Hmed, ND, 95/80, $120; Darion M. Huefner, ND, 86/80, $82; Anthony T. Warner, Gillette, 94/80, $115; Mark...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 21 – Two paper services. Deputy assisted stalled motorist. Deputy investigated suspicious circumstance. Deputy investigated crash; no injuries. Detention Deputy booked in male subject on Crook County warrant. Jan. 22 – VIN check. Paper...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    January 31, 2019

Senator introduces bill to keep national parks open in future shutdowns

CHEYENNE — In the throes of the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States, Sen. Charlie Scott, R-Casper, was sitting down for breakfast and reading a newspaper. Workers for the U.S. Department of the Interior had been...

 

Super Tag license raffle helps fund growing management needs

The Super Tag Raffle has raised more than $3.7 million for big game management and wildlife conservation in Wyoming. Since it was established by the Wyoming Legislature in 2014, it’s been a boost to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department fund that su...

 

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