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Winterfest draws big crowd

The Sundance Winter Festival may have attracted its largest crowd yet when it returned to Main Street on Saturday. After a couple of years of cancellations caused by a lack of snow, and a brief...


Svoboda trial delayed to August

Due to delays caused by a backlog at the Wyoming State Hospital, the trial of Crook County native Ed Svoboda is now expected to begin in August. Svoboda will stand trial for murder in the first degree following the death of his wife in 2021. Svoboda...


Bankenbush performs with National Honor Band

Sundance High School junior and talented flautist Branson Bankenbush traveled to Iowa this weekend to perform with the National Honor Band. The event is an opportunity to showcase the top-performing...


Aiming for the finals

Knee high to a pig's eye, Peggy Sue Garman was trying out her first rope. At seven, she began attending rodeo clinics in Belle Fourche. In high school, she made the National High School Rodeo team...


Jessie Sachau Tschetter

Jessie Sachau Tschetter passed away peacefully at Friendly Horizons Assisted Living Facility in Summerset, South Dakota on February 16, 2023 at the age 97. Jessie was born in eastern South Dakota to Ernest and Cleo Tyler on November 23, 1925. She... Full story


Thomas Allen VanLuvan

Thomas Allen VanLuvan will always be remembered for his courage during difficult times. Unfortunately, this time the pain was too difficult, and we lost Thomas during the night of February 14, 2023, at 21 years old in Sundance, Wyoming. Thomas was... Full story


Ronald Lee Gerry

Ronald Lee Gerry, 84, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Ronald was born January 18, 1939 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Woodrow and Edna (Pathael) Gerry. He grew up on the family farm in Wentworth, South Dakota and gra... Full story


Willene Elsasser

Funeral services for Willene Elsasser, 85, of Gillette, were held Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at New Life Church, with Pastor Mike Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Reception followed in the Mt. Pisgah Community Room.... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago March 1, 1923 B.E. Miller, the Carlile meat man, was in Sundance Saturday with a fine assortment of prepared sausage, which met ready sale. Mr. Miller stated he and William Zimmerschied have recently imported some fine turkeys from...


Powder River Energy Foundation, Basin Electric give $5000 to Sundance Senior Center

Filling a need for functional plumbing and a dishwasher in the Sundance Senior Center kitchen, the Powder River Energy Foundation recently teamed up with Basin Electric to donate a total of $5000 to...


Spring flood outlook lower than average

The snow may be coming down more often than it has over recent years, but the National Weather Service (NWS) is not predicting it will cause flooding when the spring arrives. According to the outlook for the Rapid City Hydrologic Service Area, the se...

 By Carrie Riley    News    February 23, 2023

This Week at Your Library

We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Have you tried the Libby app to access...


Abortion bill's future uncertain in Senate

CASPER — It’s unclear whether the Senate will get to debate the “Life is a Human Right” bill, the most ambitious and sweeping anti-abortion legislation the Wyoming Legislature has seen.  Over a week after clearing the House in a 46-16 vote,...


From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

The end is in sight as we conclude the sixth week of the 2023 Legislative Session. This week, budget negotiations were finalized by members of the House and Senate, and we continue to debate many bills with important impacts on Wyoming. As always,...


From the Desk of Senate President Ogden Driskill

With just a couple of weeks left of the Legislative Session, I am happy to report that good, steady work continues at the Capitol. This has been one of the smoother legislative sessions I have been a... Full story


This Side of the Pond

In my last column, I addressed for you the many perils of being a British person who doesn’t have access to adequate cutlery. This week, I wish to address another failing of my culture’s culinary talents. It’s a simple confession, but a sad...


Little Dribblers show off skills

The Sundance Little Dribblers ended their dribbling season with a performance at halftime of the girls' varsity game on Friday. The group of student-athletes had practiced their dribbling skills...


Legislature removes disincentive for community colleges' online classes

SHERIDAN — Distance education and in-person classes will soon be treated equally when it comes to how the state reimburses community colleges for the courses it offers. The legislation was among the first slate of bills signed by Gov. Mark Gordon...


Bulldog teams take down Eagles

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs closed out their regular season with a four-game winning streak, taking a 48-41 victory over the Tongue River Eagles. Opening play on Friday night, the Lady Eagles hit two...


First new bills signed into law

Governor Mark Gordon signed the first bills to emerge from the 2023 session of the Wyoming State Legislature last week. Just three were originally slated to reach the governor’s desk on Wednesday, a number that had grown to 36 by the time he...


Wyoming News Briefs

Cody man charged with perjury CODY (WNE) — The Cody man charged in September for the alleged assault and battery of his pregnant girlfriend was charged Feb. 7 with one count of perjury after he allegedly asked his girlfriend to recant her statement...


Public Notice

CHAPTER 6, SECTION 2 CONSRUCTION/MODIFICATION PERMIT - Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations, notice is hereby... Full story



WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CHEYENNE, WYOMING NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK Notice is hereby given that the State Transportation Commission of Wyoming has accepted as completed according to plans, specificatio... Full story



PUBLICATION FOR MINING PERMITS Public Notice Bentonite Performance Minerals, LLC of Colony, WY has filed a regular mining permit amendment application with the Land Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for the mining... Full story



STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT 6TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Plaintiff/Petitioner: Johnnie Ronco, vs. Defendant/Respondent: Joseph Ronco Civil Action Case No. DR-0010 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE TO Joseph Ronco, DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT... Full story


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