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Hats off to a screaming good time

Six years since launch and the Sundance Winter Festival continues to draw crowds of spectators from far and near, while an ever-increasing list of eager participants drag skis and tack to wait at the...

 

Job posting reveals CCMSD CEO change

A job posting for the administrator position within Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) was the first indication that the Board of Trustees is considering the removal of CEO Nathan Hough. According to its president, the company contracted...

 

School district balks at "vague" technology policy

At the recommendation of Superintendent Mark Broderson, the Crook County School District Board of Trustees has chosen to delay adoption of a new technology policy due to concerns that its wording is too vague. At Monday’s meeting, the board heard...

 

John William "Bill" Whalen, Jr.

John William “Bill” Whalen Jr., 73, of Aladdin, Wyoming passed away at home Sunday evening, February 9, 2020. Bill was born May 10, 1946 to John and Elizabeth Whalen. He attended the one room school at Aladdin grades 1-8, graduated from Sundance... Full story

 

Fundraiser this Saturday

Please come eat a meal in the high school commons area Saturday as members of the Sundance community and high school are hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Casey McInerney family. During the Sat., Feb. 22 basketball games against Hulett, the...

 

Quilt drawing

Above: Todd Fritz (left) and Jim Bowman (right) present Hilari Anderson with her quilt on Tuesday at the Crook County Courthouse. Anderson was the winner of the American Legion quilt raffle. The...

 

Cowboy poetry held Feb. 23 in Hulett

There will be an afternoon of cowboy poetry on Sun., Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Greater Hulett Community Center. Featured artists will be Chuck Larsen, Paul Larson, Robert Dennis and Ted and Lisa Emmons. Proceeds will go to the local Mason...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Many thanks for the cards, calls, food, flowers and donations to the Fern Grubb memorial. Our mother was a leader, volunteer, avid traveler and card player. She loved her family for 95 years and was especially proud of her great... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times February 18, 1920 Word has just been received that the engine and the remainder of the commercial club’s moving picture equipment have arrived at Upton and will be installed at the hall here at once and that it may be announ...

 

National Weather Service warns of flooding

The National Weather Service has issued a warning that northeast Wyoming is likely to experience greater than average levels of flooding this spring. River basins in Crook County that may be affected include the Little Missouri and Belle Fourche....

 

Waddell participates in Leaders in Medicine program

Physicians and other health care professionals throughout Wyoming are often thought of as being in leadership roles, especially taking the lead in caring for the needs of their patients. However, these same health care professionals also are called...

 

Moorcroft man faces second set of burglary charges this year

Dewey Schoenewald of Moorcroft faces multiple felony charges associated with burglary after allegedly taking numerous items from an oil field pumping station. These charges may be combined with another active case involving Schoenewald that was recen...

 

Crook County man charged with child abuse

Crook County resident Ricky Dean Wilmore faces two felony counts of child abuse after allegedly causing physical injury to a child that was not the result of reasonable corporal punishment. On January 24 at 9 p.m., a Crook County Sheriff’s Office...

 

Strata Energy offers scholarship for Crook County students

Strata Energy has again issued an invitation to Crook County high school graduates to apply for Strata’s Community Energy and Opportunity scholarships. Strata scholarships are available to students graduating from a Crook County high school or...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 10 – Three VIN checks. EMS page. Fingerprints for outside employment. Investigated vehicle crash on Warren Peak. Investigated theft complaint. Civil assist. Attempted to serve warrant. Investigated assault complaint. Feb. 11 – Four VIN check...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding- Myron G. Kruckenberg, SD, 85/75, $90; Martin K. Lemke, Gillette, 85/75, $90; Cortney M. Weber, Gillette, 86/75, $100; Morene Miguet Waloke, CO, 93/75, $170; William J. Walter, Gillette, 81/75, $82; Eliseo Hernandez Pacheco, IA, 85/75, $90;...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Did you enjoy the Winterfest in Sundance this last week? OR was it a bothersome inconvenience? Did you want to go to the bakery for lunch or pick up some baked good? Did you need a lawyer or get anything at the Sundance Times? Did you...

 

Legislative Update

Hello from Cheyenne! We wrapped up the first week of the 2020 Budget Session on Friday evening. It was a busy week, to say the least. Nearly 400 (398, to be exact) bills were filed in the House and...

 

This Side of the Pond

I’m sure the first thing that went through your mind when you arrived at the Sundance Winter Festival was: “Why do I not see Sarah at the starting line in her ski boots?” It’s a reasonable...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

UW provost a finalist for Texas job LARAMIE (WNE) — The University of Texas at El Paso announced this month that the University of Wyoming’s provost, Kate Miller, is a finalist for its Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs position. Miller...

 

This Week at Your Library

The Library will be closed for Spring Cleaning March 23 – 27. 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...

 

UW Honor Rolls

The University of Wyoming lists three students from Crook County on the 2019 fall semester President’s Honor Roll. Students are: Taylor Olivia Kennah of Hulett and Olivia Farris Croft and Shelby A. Heaster of Sundance. The President’s Honor Roll...

 

Boys continue winning streak

The Bulldogs kept their win streak alive, adding two more conference wins to their record this past week. On Friday night, the Sundance Bulldogs invited the Wright Panthers to be their Valentine for...

 

Lady Bulldogs take down Panthers

The Lady Bulldogs were back in action taking on two conference teams last week. Facing off against the Wright Panthers on Valentine’s Day, the Lady Bulldogs were looking for a win. The first...

 

Long weekend for Bulldog wrestlers

The Sundance wrestling team had a long weekend of wrestling beginning Thursday of this past week at the Powder River Conference meet in Wright. Sundance wrestled in four duals. Results were as follows: Owen Haiar (126 lbs.) 2-2 Lance Weaver (170...

 

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