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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 4, 2021

Sheriffs in stand-off over Second Amendment bill

All 23 of Wyoming’s sheriffs have registered alarm at the damage a bill under consideration by the Legislature could do to policing in this state. Though the Second Amendment Preservation Act...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 4, 2021

Budget crisis heads for the classroom

Making cuts to the budgets of Wyoming’s schools is no longer optional – it’s happening, says Representative Chip Neiman, whether we like it or not. District #1’s new state rep organized a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 4, 2021

Vaccine phase opens to more candidates

The current phase of COVID-19 vaccinations has been opened further to now include people with certain serious health conditions that place them at higher risk from the virus. “As the pandemic has continued, we have seen that people with certain...

 

Timber sustainability in question

The impacts of wildfire and the mountain pine beetle have had serious negative impacts on the Black Hills National Forest, prompting an ongoing discussion about the best way to manage the forest’s health and sustainability into the future. An...

 

Charles Mitts

Charles Mitts, age 73, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2021 in Sundance, Wyoming. Charles was born on June 17, 1947 in Sundance to Frank and Bessie Mitts, the ninth of ten children. He graduated from Sundance High School in 1965 and served in... Full story

 

Ben Morris

Ben Morris, one of the last real cowboys, passed away in his sleep at the Weston County Manor on February 12, 2021, after a long battle with dementia. He was 80 years old. Benjamin A. and Edna F. Morris welcomed Benjamin Edward Morris into their... Full story

 

County seniors to be featured in Rising Star of the West Contest

Wyoming Virtual Academy senior FaithHoney Anderson from Devils Tower will be featured as part of KEVN Black Hills FOX’s Rising Star of the West scholarship contest Thurs., Mar. 11 on The SIX and on...

 

Frolander wins Western Heritage Award

Pat Frolander has been honored with a Western Heritage Award for her poetry book, “Second Wind,” published by High Plains Press. The awards recognize talent in film, literature, television and music and will be presented during the 60th...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Chauncey G. Jenerou, Sundance, 79/70, $98; Khristian Proffit, Gillette, 81/70, $115; Bradley J. Limbo, SD, 87/75, $120; Robert Thiel, MO, 84/75, $103; Darla Michelson, SD, 90/80, $105; Jason Pierce, SD, 85/75, $105; Rhea Sellner, MN, 88/...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, Can you talk about the COVID-19 antibody test? Specifically, who should get the test, what does it mean if I have a positive or negative test, and how long do antibodies last? Dear Reader,...

 

This Side of the Pond

The United States once had its very own tea, made from the only caffeinated plant that’s native within these borders. Unfortunately, legend has it that this tasty beverage was hounded into...

 

Veterans assistance available

A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout February. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    March 4, 2021

Voter ID bill wins initial House approval

CASPER — A bill requiring citizens to present specific forms of photo identification when casting their ballots in elections passed its first vote in the Wyoming House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 75 requires voters to show specific...

 
 By Leo Wolfson    News    March 4, 2021

Man faces felonies after three alleged car thefts

CODY — Three stolen vehicles, two near-miss collisions, a deployed spike strip, and one black eye later, Garret Bailey is now in custody at the Park County Detention Center. Bailey, 27, led authorities from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Park County...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Three UW students killed in accident LARAMIE (WNE) — Three University of Wyoming students were killed in a two-car collision that took place on Saturday, Feb. 27, on the Colorado side of Highway 287.  According to Colorado Trooper Josh Lewis, the...

 

Applications available for town kids' fair projects

The Crook County Extension Learning lab is now accepting applications for the 2021 livestock show season. The program is designed to give youth that live in town or simply don’t have facilities, the opportunity to participate in market animal...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    March 4, 2021

First musical in 25 years comes to SHS

Sundance High School was all set to present its first full-scale musical in 25 years just as the pandemic hit last year. Though it’s a little later than originally planned, “Flapper” will finally be coming to a theater very near you this March...

 
 By Todd Klopp    Sports    March 4, 2021

Bulldog grapplers wrap up season

This past Thursday was the completion of the 2020-21 wrestling season for the Sundance Bulldogs. Sundance had one medalist as Josh Pridgeon at 195 lbs. repeated his sixth place finish from last year. The Bulldogs qualified five grapplers from the...

 

SHS Trap Team registration

A registration and information meeting for the Sundance High School Trap Team will be held on Thurs., Mar. 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sundance State Bank Meeting Room on the north side of the post office. The trap shooting team is open to all...

 

Hunter Education Class

A Wyoming Game and Fish Department authorized and approved Hunter Education Class is scheduled in Sundance just in time for prospective new hunters to get certified before the spring wild turkey season in the Black Hills. Even if you never hunt, the...

 

BHSU Dean's List

Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. A total of 712 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. Students include: Kaylei Petz (BSED...

 
 By Rebecca Maupin    Sports    March 4, 2021

Bulldogs claim conference title, will open state tourney against Greybull

SHS Boys It was a busy post-season weekend for the Sundance boys’ basketball team as they competed in the 2A Northeast District Tournament and the 2A Regional Seeding tournament.  Making the short...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago March 3, 1921 C.O. Griffin has completed the book case for the Red Cross library and it has been installed in the commercial club rooms. The case is a fine piece of cabinet work and is an ornament to the new county library. Several hund...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    March 4, 2021

This Week at Your Library

The library doors are open. We will still be doing curbside delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. In compliance with the statewide mask order, MASKS ARE REQUIRED to enter the library. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided....

 

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