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Fanny Freezers

The snow and wind held out until later in the day on Sunday, no doubt to the relief of the group of runners who braved the early morning chill to take part in Freeze Your Fanny. An estimated 225...

 

Reports of virus in state discredited

Rumors spread last week that coronavirus had been diagnosed in Wyoming. Crook County Public Health reassures the public that this information was incorrect and there is currently no danger of contract...

 

Once steady, Chronic Wasting Disease on the rise in the Black Hills

What’s different about the Black Hills? That’s a question wildlife biologists don’t yet have an answer to, but it could prove significant in the fight against Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)....

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of Vernie Nussbaum would like to thank family, friends and the community for the outpouring of sympathy and support in the loss of our Mom. This includes all of you who sent cards, made phone calls, donated food, attended the...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of January, the pantry served 153 people. This included six new clients, 53 under the age of 18 and 44 over the age of 60. Items needed this month include peanut butter, beef and/or chicken ramen and soup. These items may be dropped...

 

Vernie Mae Nussbaum

Vernie Mae Nussbaum, 90, Sundance, Wyoming, died peacefully on Sunday the 26th of January at Weston County Manor in Newcastle, Wyoming. Vernie was born July 28, 1929, at the ranch at Inyan Kara Mountain, in the house where she spent most of her... Full story

 

Fern Grubb

Long time Crook County resident, Fern Grubb, age 95 passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Crook County Long Term Care Facility in Sundance, Wyoming. Memorial services will be held on Monday, February 10 at 1 p.m. at the Greater Hulett... Full story

 

This Week at Your Library

The Library will be closed February 17, for President’s Day. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY TRAVELING BAKE SALE, Thursday, February 13. The Friends will head out around the town starting at approximately 8:30. Library Programming: TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times February 4, 1920 Influenza has appeared in Sundance, C.H. Massie being afflicted and his home quarantined. The disease is reported to be of light form and it is sincerely hoped neither Mr. Massie’s family, nor others, will...

 

Financial Peace University offered to high school students

It’s not too late to sign up for the Financial Peace University group meeting, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS library. Students are invited to “show your money who’s boss” with help from Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. The...

 

Sundance bell choir hosts event

Read and Ring Super Bell Saturday VIII was held on February 1 in Sundance, hosted by Sundance Community Handbell Choir. Ringers from Sundance, Beulah, Upton, Spearfish, Rapid City, Summerset and...

 

Bridger Pipelines looks to settle road agreement with county in March

Ken Dockweiler of Bridger Pipelines updated the county commissioners Tuesday morning on progress made within the county to install a new oil pipeline that will match the route of the existing Butte Pipeline line in this area. Beginning near Hulett...

 

UW Extension offers pesticide applicator training across northeast Wyoming

Several trainings to obtain or renew private pesticide applicator licenses are being offered across northeast Wyoming in February and March by the University of Wyoming Extension. The four-hour training includes integrated pest management, how to...

 

LEPC reforms, seeks new members

According to federal law, every county must organize a group of people whose role is to prepare for a hazardous material spill or environmental hazard. Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Robinson is reintroducing that committee but first, he’s...

 

Life

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For...

 

This Side of the Pond

Certain members of this community know there is entertainment to be had in the sport of testing my Britishness. They know it’s against my nature to make a fuss about things and have discovered how...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    February 6, 2020

Legislator proposes hunting, firearm safety classes

CHEYENNE — A Republican state lawmaker has introduced a resolution that would encourage the Wyoming Department of Education to offer voluntary gun and hunting safety classes in the state’s high schools.  If passed during the legislative...

 

Enzi receives lifetime achievement award for work on education and dedication to helping children succeed

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., received the National Head Start Association’s (NHSA) highest congressional award today for his career-long dedication to supporting children and families. NHSA programs provide comprehensive early childhood educatio...

 
 By Katie Roenigk    News    February 6, 2020

Schools will require $222 million transfer

RIVERTON — A structural deficit in Wyoming’s K-12 school system will require a $222 million transfer from savings in the coming biennium, forecasters have informed the Joint Appropriations Committee.  “That is what is supporting the school...

 

Firearms seized from man convicted of game violation

SHERIDAN — The case against Gregg Lambdin, who was convicted of 11 counts of wanton destruction of a big game animal in October, concluded in 4th Judicial Court Jan. 30 when Lambdin’s firearms were forfeited to the Wyoming Game and Fish...

 

UW confirms Nichols investigation, won't appeal court order

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming announced Friday that its board of trustees will not appeal a court decision that requires the university to publicly release numerous documents regarding former UW President Laurie Nichols’s departure from...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man in fatal crash identified as Casper resident GILLETTE (WNE) — The man who was killed on icy roads Friday morning was 46-year-old Peter P. Godwin of Casper. He died instantly after his 2017 Dodge Ram pickup collided with a semi-trailer Friday...

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft) Current Snow Depth (in) Current SWE 30-yr Median (1981-2010) SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30 Year Median SWE (%) Bear Lodge Divide 4680 4.8 1.1 1.5 2.3 73 Blind Park (S) 6870 30.0 5.2 4.6 5.2 113 Cole Canyon (S)...

 

Sundance Municipal Court

Speeding – Jed Smeenk, OK, 71/55; Roberto Flores, CA, 49/30 Operate Motor Vehicle on Revoked License – Henry McGrill, CO...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Glads J. Garza, Newcastle, 90/75, $120; Tonya K. Wynne, Gillette, 85/75, $90; Thomas E. Schlater, Moorcroft, 86/70, $125; Wade H. Habeck, Sundance, 87/70, $130; Matthew J. Petersen, Gillette, 79/70, $88; Nace Tinsley, MO, 81/65, $125;...

 

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