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To save a schoolhouse

It may have been deemed unsafe as a voting location, but that doesn't mean the people of Beulah are ready to say goodbye to the old schoolhouse that serves as a community building. Several interested...

 

SPOT on

Crook County and its four municipalities came together on Wednesday to agree that the Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (SPOT) should once again appear on the ballot at this year’s election. Representatives from each entity were in unanimous...

 

Winterfest hits the street this weekend

Piles of snow have been waiting all week along Main Street, but that vital raw ingredient will transform before the weekend into obstacle courses that test the talents of skijorers and bar stool...

 

City projects gear up for spring

Several projects took a leap forward on Tuesday as the Sundance City Council began to prepare its construction schedule for the spring. Public Works Director Mac Erickson reported that the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has deemed the...

 

Engagement

Rick and Shelby Gill of Sundance, Wyoming, and Loren and Marsha Barritt of Upton, Wyoming, would like to announce the engagement of their children, Madison Gill and Dillon Barritt. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Sundance High School and is...

 

Douglas Chester Engstrom

Douglas Chester Engstrom, 70, passed away January 27, 2020, at Clear Creek Care Center, Westminster, Colorado of a long-term illness. He was born January 5, 1950 to Robert L. and Charlotte P. (Lamb) Engstrom in Newcastle, Wyoming. He attended... Full story

 

John "Bill" Whalen

John “Bill” Whalen, 73 of Aladdin, Wyoming died Sunday, February 9, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are pending with Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance, Wyoming... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times February 11, 1920 The report so loosely made that the Sundance Hotel was under quarantine the fore part of the week proved to be utterly false. The public is entitled to know of any danger from contagious disease, but it does...

 

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. February’s themes: “Groundhogs”, “Valentines” and “Leap into Science/Wind”. There will not...

 

Sundance Police Department

Feb. 1 – House watch and business checks. Officer assisted EMS. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Feb. 2 – House watch and business checks. Officer assisted motorist with flat tire. Two traffic stops. Feb. 3 – House watch and business...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Megan R. Potter, SD, 85/75, $90; Jacob A. Ware, UT, 89/80, $88; Natalie L. Kindsvogel, Gillette, 88/80, $86; Carole J. Maddox, Sundance, 86/75, $100; Bernadette M. Barnaud, SD, 80/70, $90; Daniel P. Goetz, NY, 89/80, $88; Renzo C....

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 3 – Three VIN checks. Investigated animal complaint. Assisted motorist. Fingerprints for outside employment. K9 training. Feb. 4 – Vin check. Two paper services. Two EMS calls. Fire call. Project lifesaver device serviced. Search warrant exe...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Reference Thursday, January 30, 2020 Sundance Times, page 3 article, “Time Reporter Recognized with Four State Awards”: Congratulations Sarah Pridgeon. Your work keeps us so informed and entertained. Sarah Pridgeon is a most capable...

 

It's time to update the basket of goods

“If you wanted to create an education environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would design something like a classroom.” In his book, Brain Rules, author John Medina lays out the science and...

 

Legislative Update

Greetings from Cheyenne! The 2020 Budget Session kicks off tomorrow. Fortunately, the legislature is now back in the newly renovated Wyoming State Capitol! For pictures of the refurbished House and...

 

This Side of the Pond

I have been living in fear for the last six weeks – terror that everything I know, everything I am, was about to be thrown to the wolves. This story has a happy ending, but it’s going to take us...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    February 13, 2020

Experts: Legislature will need to spend money to save money

CHEYENNE — With the state Legislature’s budget session set to begin this week, lawmakers will likely spend hours debating how to address the state’s projected revenue shortfall. Yet some state officials and lawmakers hope part of that...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Injured ice climber rescued after fall CODY (WNE) — Search and rescue volunteers from Park and Big Horn counties rescued a fallen ice climber Saturday from an ice waterfall up the South Fork. The 42-year-old Billings ice climber was on the Broken...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    February 13, 2020

Medicaid expansion dies again

CASPER — Hours into the start of the 2020 legislative session, the Wyoming House killed a bill Monday that would’ve set the stage for Medicaid expansion.  The bill fell at the earliest hurdle in the House, with nearly two thirds of the body...

 

Bill would take away UW's gun rules

LARAMIE — At least 14 legislators are backing a bill that would prevent the University of Wyoming from regulating firearms on campus. As with other previous failed legislation, Senate File 88 would require UW to allow the carrying of concealed...

 
 By Kathy Brown    News    February 13, 2020

Legislator pulls firearms bill, says it was mischaracterized

GILLETTE — A Campbell County state legislator has withdrawn a controversial bill he’d proposed on firearms reporting for national background checks. Rep. Bill Pownall, a Republican who serves on the Judiciary Committee, has withdrawn House Bill...

 

Livestock Board verifying addresses

The Brand Recording Unit recently completed address verification on all livestock brand records. As a result, there were some addresses on file that may not be the most up to date. You may receive an address verification letter in the mail asking...

 

FCCLA conducting diaper drive

On behalf of Sundance FCCLA, Kate Sell would like to invite community members to donate diapers, wipes and baby clothing that will be given to the Bella Pregnancy Resource Center in Spearfish. There will be a drop off box at Vilas Pharmacy from...

 

Bulldogs face tough opponents

Bulldog Boys The Sundance boys’ basketball team had a light week this past week, playing only one game on Friday, as they hosted the Eagles from Tongue River. The Bulldogs opened up the match with...

 
 By Todd Klopp    Sports    February 13, 2020

Wrestlers take on BH Classic

The Sundance Bulldog wrestling team took a contingent of five wrestlers to the 21 team Black Hills Classic Tournament this past Saturday in Hill City, SD. Pacing the way was Junior Owen Haiar who finished with a 4-1 record and a third-place finish....

 

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