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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 5, 2020

Hospital board makes contract talk public

Future discussions over the contract between Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) and Health Management Services (HMS) will take place in the public eye, said the Board of Trustees last week. After hearing concerns from numerous members of...

 

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

Kids at SES celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Monday by showing off a selection of fine and fancy hats....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Sports    March 5, 2020

Only for the brave

The waters of Keyhole Reservoir are only for the truly brave at this time of year – but that’s exactly why the annual Jackalope Jump is not only a popular event for spectators and jumpers alike, but also an excellent opportunity to raise funds fo...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 5, 2020

Coronavirus more likely to spread to state, says WDH

While the risk to Wyoming residents remains low, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has announced that it is becoming “increasingly likely” that the coronavirus – now officially named as COVID-19 – will spread to this state. The virus... Full story

 

Winter weather leads to crash on I-90

A UPS truck found itself in trouble on I-90 just outside Sundance on Thursday morning. The sizeable vehicle left its eastbound lane of travel and became lodged in the snow. All lanes were closed once rescue arrived and the truck was hauled back out...

 

Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation funds student interns to curate archaeological collection

The Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation (VBJF) has funded internships for two University of Wyoming undergraduates for the spring semester of 2020. Interns Sierra Ferris and Xavier Michael-Young are aiding...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Casey McInerney and family would like to thank everyone for their generosity, donations, calls, texts, visits, hugs, messages, prayers, meals, flowers, cards and well wishes. Thank you also to the Sundance Booster Club, Sundance HS and...

 

Ladies luncheon this Thursday

Ladies of all ages are invited to join in fellowship and good food at noon this Thurs., Mar. 5 at the Sundance United Methodist Church. Please bring a dish to share....

 

It's my story

By Bailey Hofland Editor’s note: Sundance FCCLA members have been spending time with the elderly within the community, including at the Crook County Long Term Care facility. As part of their time together, FCCLA members have interviewed residents a...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times March 3, 1920 “Knickerbocker Buckaroo!” That’s the big Douglas Fairbanks hit on the screen at the club hall March 5 and 6. Seven reels, and everybody’s excited. A two-reel Mack Sennett comedy goes with it. Don’t...

 

Wedding

Guests gathered from around the country to celebrate the marriage of Jeremy Cole Engel and Chelsea Rose Reiners on September 9, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Jeremy is the son of Janet Lake of Sundance, Wyoming and Donald Engel of Lewellen, Nebraska....

 

Visiting with veterans

Visitors to the recent Crook County Veterans Breakfast were, from left to right: Deb French, American Legion District Commander; Vondra Cathy, Keunhe Foundation; Pal Homan and Bill Bower, VA; and Dan...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 5, 2020

Moorcroft Interfaith Community presents county-wide mobile pantry

On the second Thursday of each month, the Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MIC) is inviting residents from all across Crook County to take advantage of its new food pantry, presented in association with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies.. “The...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: The Sundance Times reported that the Board of Trustees of Crook County Medical Services District is considering not renewing its contract with Health Management Services (HMS) unless HMS “get[s] rid of [CEO Nathan] Hough.” (February...

 

Legislative Update

Greetings Crook County, I’m happy to report that we are going into the fourth week of session. This past week, the Wyoming Legislature worked hard (and late) to give fair consideration and debate to...

 
 By TIMES STAFF    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Our View:

We would like to commend everyone who has been involved over the last couple of weeks in taking steps towards righting the ship at Crook County Medical Services District. We applaud and offer thanks to our trustees, who listened to the concerns of...

 

This Side of the Pond

Two columns about tea in two weeks – this will be a record, even for me, but it’s a story that needs to be shared. Last week, having done nothing at all to anyone except to exist in the first...

 

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. March’s themes: “Cat in the Hat”, “Monsters” and “O’ the Color Green”. We will not have...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of February, the pantry served approximately 167 people. This included five new clients, 59 under the age of 18 and 37 over the age of 60. Items needed this month include peanut butter, jelly and dry pastas. These items may be...

 

Pinochle Marathon

These are Pinochle average scores for individuals as of February 24, 2020: Larry Byrne 3743 Jennifer Adams 3688 Lyle Brunson 3680 Gail Kaiser 3646 Shannon Weaver 3360 Barbara Byrne 3333 Vivian Brunson 2970 Jacquie McInerney 2886 Carol Jordan 2830...

 

Spring forward

Daylight Saving Time begins Sun., Mar. 8. Remember to move your clocks forward one hour prior to going to bed Saturday night....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 5, 2020

Hulett woman pleads guilty to domestic battery

Michelle Hunt has been sentenced on misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and breach of peace following an incident in which she allegedly attacked another Hulett resident with a piece of lumber. As part of the plea agreement, a felony charge of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 5, 2020

Warrant issued for man who tried to sell pot to a police officer

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Robert Miller, a Colorado man who was arrested in Moorcroft last year for attempting to sell marijuana to a pair of homeowners – and then to a police officer. Miller failed to appear in District Court...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 24 – Traffic stop. Two motorist assists. Assisted Moorcroft Police Department. Investigated alarm call. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol twice. Business check. EMS request. Fire department request. Feb. 25 – Two VIN checks. Two paper...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Leon K. Hutchinson, Aladdin, 79/70, $88; Ian S. Srstka, SD, 88/80, $86; Jarron S. Hodge, Gillette, 86/75, $100; Joshua W. Panych, SD, 87/75, $105; Benjamin Hylton, IL, 55/45, $90 No Seat Belt (driver) – Thomas E. Schlater, Moorcroft,...

 

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