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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 11, 2021

Family home lost in fire

Three fires on Saturday can all be traced to a similar cause, including one blaze that entirely consumed a family home. Each began as an old slash pile that continued to smolder for several days befor...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 11, 2021

County ends discussions of solid waste

The Crook County Commissioners have decided once and for all that a solid waste district will not be formed to investigate the future of trash in this county. At last week’s meeting, the plan for an investigative “think tank” was also...


County puts pause on dissolving water district

At a public hearing on Tuesday, the Crook County Commissioners agreed to place a hold on the process of dissolving the Aladdin Water District due to the community’s desire to see things put back on track. However, Commissioner Jeanne Whalen...


Public Health hosts vaccine clinic

Crook County hosted its first large vaccine clinic last week when 350 people received a dose of Moderna in a single day. The by appointment-only clinic allows Crook County Public Health to catch up... Full story


John Edwin "Jack" Pridgeon

John Edwin “Jack” Pridgeon, 87 of Beulah, Wyoming, formerly of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021, at his home at Beulah. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church in... Full story


Vanda Kay Steele

Vanda Kay Steele, 67 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Tuesday March 2, 2021, at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Home in... Full story


Leah Lorraine Ballou

Leah Lorraine Ballou, 78, of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on March 1, 2021 at Rolling Hills Healthcare in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Leah was born to parents Lee and Evelyn Shepherd on April 12, 1942 in Lusk,... Full story


Richard Allen Paauwe

Richard Allen “Rick” Paauwe, age 60, passed away in Hudsonville, Michigan on February 21, 2021. He was a 1978 graduate of Grandville High School. He went on to join the United States Marine Corp, where he also received a certification in... Full story


Smell of spring

Tuesday was not a good day to visit Old Stoney…if you were a skunk. The unlucky critter took to the street around noon, seemingly having wandered over to see what the activity in front Old Stoney...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 11, 2021

City goes ahead with franchise agreements

Hearing no concerns from the citizens of Sundance, the city council will move ahead with its idea to introduce formal franchise agreement requirements with utility companies that serve citizens within town limits. The move was suggested in the light...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 11, 2021

Hospital board considers term limits

Should there be a limit on the number of years a person can sit on a board of trustees? Those currently serving the Crook County Medical Services District took a step towards answering this question on Friday, when the suggestion was made to...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 11, 2021

Plans put forward for electric car recharging stations

Electric car owners may soon have a place to charge their vehicles in the center of Sundance, if Powder River Energy’s plan moves ahead. The Sundance City Council heard on Tuesday that the cooperative would like to place a couple of recharging...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 11, 2021

CCMSD to plan hospital building remodel

The Crook County Medical Services District is looking into the possibility of instigating a remodel of the hospital in Sundance. To get the ball rolling, the plan is to ask an architectural firm to...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 11, 2021

City reconsiders recycling

The City of Sundance is considering a change to its recycling program that would remove it as a mandatory service for residents. Public Works Director Mac Erickson presented this suggestion to the council last week on the basis that the number of...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Alex Fiferman, IA, 80/70, $105; Dustin Mathews, ND, 88/80, $101; Roy Smith, TX, 67/45, $180; Karina Herbert, Gillette, 90/75, $135; Luke A. Jensen, SD, 79/70, $103; Jose Salais Ambriz, CO, 86/70, $140; Tracy S. Nash, WA, 86/80, $82 Fail...


Crook County Sheriff

Feb. 22 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic stop. Booked in new inmate. Fingerprints for outside employment. Multiple assists to other agencies. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Fire paged out. Business checks. Feb. 23 – Two VIN checks....


Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Recently Sundance Councilman Joe Wilson and I attended the March Crook County Commissioners meeting. We asked the commissioners to form a solid waste district in Crook County. After a discussion was held on the subject, a motion was...


This Side of the Pond

I’m so proud of you guys. I thought the Brits were the only ones incapable of coming up with sensible names for things, but you’ve gone and proven me wrong. Following in the grand tradition of...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 11, 2021

Not the end for Winterfest, council hears

This isn’t the end for the Sundance Winter Festival, the city council heard last week. This year’s event was eventually cancelled, but not due to ongoing issues with finding volunteers to run it; rather, there simply wasn’t enough snow to build...


Rodeo Royalty Committee to meet

The Crook County Rodeo Royalty Committee will meet at 1 p.m. on March 21 at the Devils Tower View. Anyone interested in the Rodeo Royalty contest or being on the committee is welcome to attend. Lunch is available to order....

 By Stephen Dow    News    March 11, 2021

Public notice bill dies on third Senate reading

SHERIDAN — On third reading Friday, the Wyoming House defeated a bill some legislators said would limit government transparency by moving public notices out of newspapers. “I’m not quite there with the notion that we pull the funding that...


Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming unemployment rate falls slightly CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Monday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.2% in December to 5.1%...


Bulldog teams bring home third place state finishes

SHS Boys The Sundance boys’ basketball team traveled to Casper this past weekend to compete in the 2A state basketball tournament. Up against some stiff competition, the Bulldogs were able to walk...


Headed to Bristol

Former Sundance resident Dillon Johnson looks over a wheel bearing as he prepares to head out for a week of race action at Bristol Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Johnson will be racing his late...


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