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Smith trial gets underway

The trial of Marty Smith began this week for charges related to the death of local man Doug Haar last August. Smith was arrested on several felony charges following the suspected homicide, all of which were associated with her alleged role as an...

 

Good, cold fun

For the first time in its five-year history, the Sundance Winter Festival was not blessed with sunshine or unusually warm temperatures on Saturday. Of course, that did little to dampen the spirits of...

 

Legislature reforms campaign finance

The Wyoming Legislature has passed a new law that aims to reform campaign finance in the state by regulating for issues such as social media, political action committees and modern technology. Senate File 18, now Senate Enrolled Act 3, is just the se...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 21, 2019

Senate kills death penalty repeal bill

CHEYENNE — The effort to end the death penalty in Wyoming was unable to get past conservative opposition Thursday in the state Senate. House Bill 145, sponsored by Rep. Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne, was defeated on its first reading in the Senate on an...

 

Gaylord Lenz

On March 18, 1939, Gaylord was born in Eagle Bend, MN on a dairy farm to John and Inez (Stevenson) Lenz. He lived there until after high school graduation and then married Jean Beckstrom in 1958. He was in business with his dad and brother Lowell... Full story

 

Lewis Russell Wood

Lewis Russell Wood, 85, of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at The Legacy Living and Rehab Center in Gillette, Wyoming. Lewis was born four miles west of Hulett on August 25, 1933. His parents were John C. and... Full story

 

Dr. Harmon E. Keyes, Jr.

Dr. Harmon E. Keyes, Jr., 91, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away February 11, 2019. He was born September 8, 1927, in Globe, Arizona. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a demolition specialist in September 1945 and was honorably... Full story

 

Matthew Mills

Matthew Mills, 38 of Gillette, passed away on February 15, 2019. Arrangements are pending.... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times February 19, 1919 The Fifteenth Wyoming legislature comes to a close on Saturday of this week. Prohibition legislation has consumed much of its time, but the Fifteenth session...

 

This Month at the Weed and Pest

With the cold weather and snow pack, customers in the office have been few and far between, but plenty of work has been occurring. Crook County Weed and Pest started the month by welcoming two new board members at our monthly board meeting. Vance...

 

This Week at Your Library

“SAVING THE PAST: PRESERVING HISTORIC BLACK HILLS CEMETERIES” program by Vern Davis RESCHEDULED! Now on Friday, February 22, at 7 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Library Programming: STORYTIME: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. February’s themes:...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Thanks to all who baked, priced, packaged, sold and bought baked goods for the Sundance Friends of the Library bake sale. Your generosity will help fund two new bookcases for the Wyoming Room in the Sundance Library. Thank You, Sundance...

 

Our View

We would like to take the opportunity this week to say thank you to everyone who subscribes to this newspaper or purchases it each week from the shelves. Without support for journalism, this nation would be a different place indeed. The New York...

 

This Side of the Pond

Distressing news from back home this week: my elementary school has gone into administration. An independent school in a converted family home, Buckholme Towers was the place that taught me how to...

 

Legislative Update

Greetings from Cheyenne! This, the sixth week of the 65th General Session, saw the released of the Joint Appropriations Conference Committee Budget compromise. The final bill is a true compromise...

 

Original FFA banner donated to museum

The Crook County Museum took ownership of a special piece of local history last week as the Sundance FFA chapter delivered the original banner that commemorated their organization's founding many deca...

 

Gillette woman finds kidney donor

Editor's note: Michelle Butler is the daughter of Crook County resident Criss Neiman and the late Tim Crozier. GILLETTE - Kathy Berman cried for 20 minutes after seeing the text message. It was a...

 

"Hemp" products lead to arrest

A substance that allegedly turned out to be marijuana, rather than the “hemp” product the suspect claimed, led to the arrest of an Oregon woman earlier this month on the interstate. Paige Imbrogno faces felony charges of possession and intent to...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Sean P. Murphy, ID, 95/80, $120; Michael J. Sarver, Gillette, 96/75, $150; Sasha M. Dowis, Sheridan, 93/75, $135; Gary J. Argue, Gillette, 88/80, $86 Fail to Drive Vehicle Within Single Lane – Donald I. Parker, KY, $75 Weight Over...

 

Sundance Police Report

Feb. 9 – House watch and business checks. Three bar checks and five traffic stops. Two officers participated in a joint training with Crook County Sheriff’s Office. Feb. 10 – House watch and business checks. Assisted with traffic control to...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Gillette man sentenced to prison in string of attacks GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man was sentenced Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for assaults on a puppy, his girlfriend and a fellow jail inmate. “This is a horrific series of...

 

Wyoming hunting case could have broad implications

SHERIDAN — A U.S. Supreme Court case involving elk killed in the Bighorn National Forest by a member of the Crow Tribe has implications far beyond the boundaries of the forest located in the north central part of Wyoming. Bill Yellowtail, a rancher...

 

Ask Game and Fish

Q: What is a wildlife-friendly fence?...

 
 By Todd Klopp    Sports    February 21, 2019

Bulldog wrestlers take 5th at Regionals

The Sundance High School wrestling team competed at the 2019 Regional Wrestling Tournament at Wright HS this past Saturday. The team finished in fifth place out of 11 teams in the event. Individually, the team qualified nine of their ten wrestlers...

 

Signing day

Two-time all-state, all-conference former US -Patriots standout football players, Jerrett Schloredt and Tanner Hofland, recently signed their letters of intent to play football for the 2019 DSU...

 

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