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County spends relief funds on emergency response needs

The county commissioners selected two projects to benefit from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding last week: an E-911 system for the Sheriff’s Office and a communications tower to boost the signal to the radios used by emergency responders. Ti...


Down for the count

Despite efforts from city staff to dispute the results of the 2020 national census, it seems that Sundance is stuck with a population count that officials don't believe is correct. "I don't think...


Moving up

Honorable Matthew F.G. Castano, familiar to the community already as Circuit Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District, has been appointed to serve as District Court Judge for Crook, Weston and Camp...


County plans stricter stance with special districts

Monitoring the many special districts that are active within the county is becoming an increasing burden, according to County Clerk Linda Fritz. On Wednesday, she asked the county commission to become more forceful in requesting that every district...


City launches recycling campaign

Updated requirements at the facility to which Sundance takes its recyclables has once again led to changes in how citizens are asked to separate their trash. Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz told the Sundance Council last week that city staff have...


Bonnie Wenande

Mass of Christian Burial for Bonnie Wenande, 94, of Gillette, Wyoming, formerly of Oshoto, Wyoming, will be held 2 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2022 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, with Father Bryce Lungren officiating. Rite of Committal will follow... Full story


Richard R. Johnson

A public visitation for Richard R. Johnson, 70, of rural Jackson, Minnesota, will be from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Sherburn, Minnesota. There will also be a celebration of life in Hulett, Wyoming, June... Full story


Catherine Pickett

Catherine Pickett joined her grandsons, brothers and parents in heaven on January 29, 2022, at the age of 97 of natural causes. A private service has been held in Utah and there will be a tribute in Navajoland in June. Inspiration came in a small... Full story


Ed C. Helmer

Ed C. Helmer, age 87, of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, died Thursday, February 3, 2022, at his home in Spearfish, South Dakota, with his loving wife by his side. The funeral service will be held 1p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2022, at the United Methodi... Full story


City expecting tougher audit next year

This year’s audit for the City of Sundance was both clear of red flags and “quieter” than usual, said Paul Stille of Leo Riley & Associates, who also warned the city council that, “That’s going to change next year.” With the currently-in-...


Route change for road near Sundance Mountain

The county commissioners kick-started the process last week of altering a public road near Sundance. South Mountain Road 281 lies towards Sundance Mountain, said County Attorney Joe Baron, and the affected landowners have already expressed their...


City preps project list for release of ARPA funds

With the Wyoming Legislature just about to convene and the subject of how to spend American Relief Plan funding nudging the top of the agenda, the City of Sundance is poised to make the most of the coming opportunity. Though it is not yet known...


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Hello, we’re newer residents and are blessed to be living here. It’s been a welcoming experience all around! However, we’ve noticed a concerning trend among some young men that we assume are residents here also that needs to be...

 By Kim Heaster    News    February 10, 2022

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Mon., Feb. 21, for Presidents’ Day. We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. DISCOVER MAGAZINE reports captivat...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Feb. 9, 1922 In the American Legion boxing bout at Gillette Saturday night, Stonewall Jackson lost his second contest with Kid Stanley of the Burlington. Jackson was truck driver for the...


Runoff election push returns after setback

CASPER —The effort to bring runoff elections to Wyoming’s primaries has been revived.  Last year, a legislative committee failed to advance legislation that would institute runoff elections if no one candidate received more than 50% of the vote....


Wyoming News Briefs

Two deaths linked to Fentanyl GILLETTE (WNE) — Fentanyl played a part in two overdose deaths within ten days of each other in December and January. On Dec. 30, 2021, Dustin Patten, 38 was found by a family member in his apartment in the 700 block...


Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-Year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 20-Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 2.2 .4 1.8 .6 22 Blind Park Snotel 6870 11 2.6 4.7 2.9 55 Cole...



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, February 1, 2022 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Fred M. Devish and Cou... Full story


Abandoned Vehicle

NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE The following vehicle will be sold at 9 a.m. on Feb. 22, 2022 at 72 Thorn Divide Rd, Carlile, Crook County, Wyoming, to wit: A 1966 Chevy C10, VIN# C1546B140423, titled in the name of Lee Katsenberg. The seller... Full story


ARPA Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on April 5, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. in the Crook County Commissioners Room in the Courthouse in Sundance, WY to consider the publics written or oral comments upon adopting the... Full story



Board Meeting The Crook County Tourism Promotion Board will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. at the community center in Hulett, Wyoming. The public is welcome to attend. Learn more about the group at Publish: February 10,... Full story


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 31 – Business checks. House watches. Four EMS pages. Paper services. Two sets fingerprints. Suspicious person. Theft report. Three traffic stops. Ten VIN checks. Feb. 1 – Business checks. EMS page. Found property. Four traffic stops. Five...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Haydon Denny Mullinax, Sheridan, 85/75, $105; Hayden Maurice Erdman, Gillette, 96/80, $150; William Broyles, TN, 90/80, $105; Drew Meacham, Buffalo, 86/75, $115; Andrew Taverna, SD, 88/75, $125; Paul Lehman, SD, 87/70, $145; Teagan D....


SDSU Dean's List

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence after the fall 2021 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn Dean’s List distinctions in SDSU’s colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12...


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