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Super Sunday run day

As a relatively mild morning broke, runners gathered at the courthouse on Sunday to take part in the annual fun run appropriately named "Freeze Your Fanny". Of the brave souls who ran the four-mile...


County moves ahead with pay policy

Months of work and discussion have culminated in a proposed new salary policy for the county. If approved, the Crook County Compensation Plan will alter the way in which employee salaries and raises are determined. After taking time to review the...


Cupid visits local seniors

Cupid's arrows were pointed at Crook County seniors this Valentine's Day. Family Dollar, many volunteers and Crook County Senior Services, Inc. partnered up to disperse 250 Valentine's Day balloons...


PRECorp granted permission for COPA changes

The Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted permission for Powder River Energy (PRECorp) to increase its Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) by $1,386,882 per annum to reflect a change in wholesale power costs. The effect of this will be a...


Governor opens session with hopeful speech

Governor Mark Gordon struck an optimistic note in his State of the State speech on Monday, delivered as the Wyoming State Legislature gathered to open its 2022 session. Touching on a range of topics from economic resilience to the future of...


Super Bell Saturday

Sundance Community Handbell Choir hosted Super Bell Saturday X Read and Ring on January 29. The simultaneous event was held in five states and was sponsored by Area 11 Handbell Musicians of America,...


Clarence Elkin

Funeral services for Clarence Elkin, 81, of Salmon, Idaho, originally of Taylor, North Dakota, are pending with Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson, North Dakota. Clarence passed away February 7, 2022 in Salmon. Remembrances and condolences may be... Full story


Fern Ilene Blakeman

Fern Ilene (Cordingly) Blakeman, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away at Crook County Long Term Care on February 12, 2022. Fern was born November 5, 1934, to Vernie and Florence Cordingly in Upton, Wyoming. She was the eighth of nine children. She grew... Full story


Robert Glenn Walkinshaw

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Cemetery at Sundance, Wyoming, on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, for Robert Glenn Walkinshaw, aged 98. Robert (or Ol' Bob, as he called himself) succumbed to a stroke at Crook County Hospital... Full story


Dear NP

Dear NP, I have been a smoker for over 20 years. I talked to my doctor, and he wants me to take Chantix. What is the safest way to stop? What are the side effects of the different “stop-smoking...


This Side of the Pond

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 70 years of reigning over the British people with a trip down memory lane. It was a reminiscence, in fact, that took her all the way back to dinnertime on her first day...


How to save a life

Too few of us remain untouched by the issue of suicide, especially at a time when Wyoming consistently tops the rankings of suicides per capita. On the other hand, all of us have the capacity to step in and potentially save a life. Next week, the Be...


County preps ARPA funding guidelines

With approximately $200,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding left to spend and another installment of just under a quarter million dollars expected later this year, the county has been working to devise an application process for entities...


Commission to consider approval of socioeconomic supplement

The commissioners are set to decide whether to officially approve the county’s new socioeconomic supplement after a public hearing on March 1. The supplement will be attached to the recently adopted Natural Resource Management Plan with a focus on...


Gillette woman gets suspended sentence for possession

A Gillette woman has been given a suspended sentence on felony possession charges after marijuana was found during an investigation into a vehicle fire in Beulah. According to court reports, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy spoke with...


Texas woman arrested for vehicle theft

A Texas woman has been bound over to District Court on felony theft charges. Merinda Fisher allegedly stole a vehicle from Grossenburg Implement in Sundance and drove to South Dakota, where she was seen driving the vehicle away from a truck stop. On...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Tymmrie Rainbolt-Souder, Gillette, 87/75, $130; Patricia Welch, TN, 88/80, $101; Dwight Metcalf, AZ, 90/70, $160; Patrick Sheldon, Upton, 83/70, $125; Austin Seidel, SD, 106/70, $240; Michael Fudali, IL, 88/75, $125; Tessa R. Garman,...


Lawmakers have lengthy to-do list for budget session

CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers were set to convene Monday for a budget session. But the to-do list this time around is longer than normal.  The Wyoming Legislature is tasked with crafting a two-year financial plan for the state, something that is a...


Wyoming News Briefs

Man killed in wreck near Laramie CHEYENNE (WNE) — Speed is being investigated as the possible cause of a fatal crash that occurred Friday morning around milepost 326 on Interstate 80 east of Laramie.  At 9:34 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers...


City Council

February 1, 2022 The Town Council met this day in regular session at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Paul Brooks presiding. Roll call was taken by Mayor Brooks with Council Members Joe Wilson, Callie Hilty, Brad Marchant present. Randy Stevenson, present by... Full story


Oil & Gas

BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) will meet at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, and WOGCC Examiners will meet beginning Monday, March 7, 2022, and... Full story






PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:00 o’clock a.m. Present for the special meeting were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis (via conference call),... Full story


Lady Bulldogs take down Big Horn

With the season winding down, it was a light week for the Sundance Lady Bulldogs basketball team, competing in only one conference game this past week. Going up against the Big Horn Rams for the third time this season, the Lady Bulldogs walked away...

 By Todd Klopp    Sports    February 17, 2022

Three Bulldogs compete at Conference meet

This past Thursday, a depleted squad of only three healthy Sundance wrestlers were able to compete at the Powder River Conference meet in Hulett. Those competing were 108 lb. Zac Duvall 4-1 on the...


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