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Trudy Mae Hoskins

Trudy Mae Hoskins, 84, of Canon City, CO, was called home to our Lord and Savior on February 5, 2019. Trudy was born January 31, 1935, in East Orange, NJ, the daughter of John Hulick Conover and... Full story

 

Our View

Now in its fifth year, one might expect the novelty of the Sundance Winter Festival to have worn off for the people of this community. The impressive crowds that turned out for the first couple of years would, in many parts of the world, have...

 

Legislative Update

Greetings from Cheyenne! In this, the fifth week of the 65th General Session, Monday was the last day for Committee of the Whole in each Chamber. With so many bills under consideration this year,...

 

Legislative Update

Hello from the fifth week of the 2019 General Session. Monday was the last day for legislation to be heard by Committees of the Whole in each chamber of origin. I am happy to report that all of my...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As I ponder whether to write a letter about legal protection for the minority among us who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, I am forced to consider what could be the purpose of writing. If my purpose were to change...

 

This Side of the Pond

“I’m not doing the groceries today,” said my husband last week, a look of pride upon his face. I didn’t think a great deal of this comment; after all, it was cold out and the roads were...

 

Cool to be kind

The kids of Sundance Elementary School want you to join them next week in celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week from February 18 to 22. “Sundance Elementary headquarters is challenging our classrooms to complete four secret kindness missions of...

 

Sharing a meal

A pair of horses along Government Valley Road east of Sundance had plenty of help from a group of locals in cleaning up their hay on Tuesday morning. Given the past stretch of cold temps, the deer...

 

Sundance to seek new fire insurance rating

The Sundance City Council will seek a new Insurance Service Office (ISO) evaluation on the recommendation of Fire Chief Chris Tomford. With improvements to the city water system now in place and better training and maintenance records within the...

 

City Land Use looks at updating regulations

Having sworn Randy Stevenson in as the newest member of Sundance’s Land Use Planning Committee, the council last week took the opportunity to discuss some changes in how residents may improve their land. Some of the regulations may need updating fo...

 

Narrow window opens for federal broadband funding

The window to secure federal funding that could be used to improve access to high-speed broadband across Crook County won’t be open for very long, said Russ Elliott of the Wyoming Broadband Advisory Committee (WBAC) last week. Elliott urged the...

 

Winter storms test limited county resources

After a month of snowfall and storms, Dr. Heath Waddell, EMS Medical Director, and EMS Division Chief Jay Kenealy brought concerns about plowing to the county commissioners last week. Though aware tha...

 

Historic cemetery program at Sundance library

Crook County Library in Sundance will host a program by Beulah resident Vernon Davis on Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. The program is free and open to the public. The...

 

EWC Phi Theta Kappa

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that thirty-six students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on January 31. This is the largest class of PTK inductees in EWC’s history. Phi Theta Kappa is the world’s largest and mo...

 

Hofland named to Shrine Bowl

Sundance High School senior Tanner Hofland was named this week as one of the 36 football players from across Wyoming as a Shrine Bowl nominee. The 46th annual event will kick off in Casper at the Dick Cheney Alumni Field on June 8. Wyoming head...

 

SHS hosts conference meet

The Sundance Bulldog wrestling team participated in the Powder River Conference Meet held last Thursday at the Sundance High School Gym. The injury-riddled Bulldogs were able to go 1-3 on the day...

 

Bulldog teams face losses

SHS Girls The Lady Bulldogs fell in the final seconds of their game against the Newell Irrigators on Tuesday night in Sundance. The opening eight minutes of the game saw the Newell Irrigators controlling the tempo as well as the score. While...

 

Valentine's Day treat

Cake decorating was the theme for the February 4-H Friday event. Crook County 4-H members and friends of 4-H were taught a new project skill by local cake baker, Jenna Ellsbury. Participants learned...

 

WHP notices increase in highway fatalities

Although fatalities were down last year due to drivers being more cautious, more work is needed. Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety program indicated Wyoming had 108 fatalities in 2018, which was one of the...

 

What a nuisance

The question of control over what happens on private property arose in the county commissioners’ room last week when local landowner Monte Straley questioned who is responsible for protecting a person’s rights when a nuisance is caused by a...

 

Grant app could complete Central Park

Sundance’s efforts to revitalize the downtown area are continuing this year with an action plan for the recent transformation strategy and a second grant application that could see the new Central P...

 

"Unremarkable" audit for Sundance

The annual audit review for the City of Sundance threw up no particular surprises, according to Paul Stille of Leo Riley & Associates. Stille presented the audit findings to the council last week, mentioning just two items of interest. The first of...

 

Kid Prints plans for daycare's future

The Kid Prints Inc. team introduced themselves to the Sundance City Council last week and shared their plans for 2019 at the city-owned daycare center. After a year of successful fundraising, said previous president Megan Franzen, it’s time to put...

 

Landfill closure now complete

The closure of the municipal landfill has finally wrapped up, with the Sundance City Council approving a final change order and payment application. The net change to the $2.59 million project from overages and underages was a modest $1031.48, said...

 

Sheriff's Office issues rules for Smith trial

Crook County Sheriff Jeff Hodge has issued rules for spectators and jurors in the trial of the State of Wyoming vs. Marty Smith, which is scheduled to run from February 19 to 25. The rules will be as follows: All jurors and spectators will enter the...

 

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