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 News    March 14, 2019 

Love, support and cookies

It's not just about the financial help, says Joni Spaulding of Bearlodge Bakery and Greenhouse. The eatery has been hosting a cookie fundraiser this week just as much to show its beneficiary, Shirley...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019 

County residents encouraged to complete broadband survey

The more local people who take a brief connectivity test, the more likely it is that Wyoming – and Crook County – will get a share of the pot when federal money comes available to improve broadband access in rural areas, said County Clerk Linda...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019 

Study may look for cause of Carlile water issues

The ball is now rolling on a water study that will investigate whether or not it is feasible to form a water district on the west side of Crook County with the ultimate goal of hooking on to Gillette’s Madison water system. The county...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019 

State revenue drop sends city hunting for savings

As the Legislature was not able to fulfill Governor Matt Mead’s promise of an extra $25 million for towns and counties, Mayor Paul Brooks has asked the Sundance City Council to take a different approach this go-around as budgeting season begins....

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019 

City explains Winterfest funding model

How exactly is the Sundance Winter Festival paid for? Council Member Jana McLean raised this question at last week’s meeting on behalf of several residents who had approached her. According to...


Card of Thanks

Thank You I just want to say “thank you” to each one of you for the cards, phone calls and personal messages I received during the loss of my father. Please know how greatly appreciated it is. Connie Cornella...


Robert LeRoy Beaudoin

Robert LeRoy (Jenison) Beaudoin passed away at the age of 86, Friday, March 8, 2019 in the home he helped build. Bob was born January 6, 1933 in Alexandria, South Dakota, to Gertrude E. Cummings and Melvin (Jack) Beaudoin but raised by his mother... Full story


Charles R. Rankin

Celebration of Life for Charles R. Rankin will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Upton Elementary Auditorium. Memorials and condolences may be sent Charles’ name in care of Meridian Mortuary 111 South Railroad Ave, Newcastle, WY... Full story


Wanda F. Sell Schulze

Wanda F. Sell Schulze, 83, passed away March 7, 2019. She was born on June 14, 1935, on the farm at Dorsey, Nebraska, to Lawrence and Hazel (Hartford) Crawford. On June 8, 1955 she married Lavern Sell. Together they had four children, Waneta Sell,... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times March 19, 1919 Moorcroft is soon to have a municipal sewer system if work to that end already progressing shall carry. County Agent Oldroyd has moved his office to the second floor of the Sundance State Bank building, where...


This Week at Your Library

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR SPRING CLEANING Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. We will still have our Geri-Fit classes, Friends of the Library meeting, storytime, Nick from the Hearing Aid Center and our Cowboy Carnegie program that week. Li...


Caught in the moment

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has taken a keen interest in teaming up with C.O.R.E. to bring awareness to their impact-filled program titled “Caught in the Moment” to all Freshman High School students across the state of Wyoming. C.O.R.E. stands...

 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 14, 2019 

Sunshine: your fundamental right

For government to be of, by and for the people it must be out in front of the people. The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, "It's your right to know." The reason it's your right to know is that it's your government. From the courthouse, to the...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Bernardo J. Gonzales, NM, 89/80, $140; Allan L. Barth, MT, 78/70, $86; Britney L. Boyer, Pine Haven, 85/70, $120 Follow Too Closely – Damon D. Coulter, Gillette, $75 Violate Legal Weight (2001-4000) – Tarl J. Yundt, ND, $120;...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Sundance Police Report

Feb. 23 – House watch and business checks conducted. Three bar checks. Seven traffic stops. Feb. 24 – House watch and business checks conducted. Traffic stop. Checked on a suspicious person. Feb. 25 – House watch and business checks conducted.... Full story

 News    March 14, 2019 

Crook County Sheriff's Office Blotter

Mar. 4 – Two VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Deputy investigated animal complaint. Deputy investigated a report of suspicious vehicle. Deputy assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol with two separate calls. Detention Deputy booked in subject. Mar. 5 ...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    March 14, 2019 

This Side of the Pond

They say that a pet will always end up resembling its owner and vice versa, but I have reason to hope this is just a myth. If it’s not, there’s no hope for me at all and I might as well just give...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 14, 2019 

Bill tackles delinquent ad valorem payments

CHEYENNE – Counties seeking delinquent ad valorem taxes from bankrupt energy companies will automatically move to the front of the line of creditors seeking payment starting in 2021. This general session, the Wyoming Legislature passed Senate File...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Wyoming News Briefs

Game and Fish investigates poaching of bull elk SHERIDAN (WNE) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking the public's assistance in the case of a bull elk poached in northern Sheridan County...


FCCLA members volunteer the Western Hills Humane Society

FCCLA designated one of their community service projects as helping the Western Hills Humane Society in Spearfish. Last week three members volunteered at the center. While working, they walked dogs, watered animals, cleaned food containers, filled...


Bulldog Book Club encourages reading

Under the direction of FCCLA members, Brook Hofland and Cana McInerney, the Bulldog Book Club has been encouraging kindergarteners in Mrs. Hanson's and Mrs. Marchant's students to read. Thirty...


DTNHA scholarship open to seniors

Devils Tower Natural History Association is again pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship to a 2019 graduating senior from one of the four Crook County high schools. The applicant must graduate with a 2.5 GPA, to be verified by their counselor. The...


Kid Print's Preschool's "How to Catch a Leprechaun"

Afternoon Class First, make a treat. Then, put treats in the tent. Next, put gold in the tent. Finally, zip the tent up to catch the leprechaun for a picnic! By Harper First, put meat in a trap. Then, make the trap a tent. Next, make the leprechaun...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019 

Council hears progress reports

Creating a utility to control natural gas in the Sundance area is a no-brainer, Mayor Paul Brooks told the council at Tuesday’s regular meeting, but the cost of a transmission line to get that gas to town is a different story. Another meeting to...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019 

Plans to bring well monitoring in-house scuppered

The City of Sundance has opted not to perform its own groundwater monitoring at the now-closed landfill site after finding that the process is more finicky than first thought. Public Works Director Mac Erickson researched the idea at the request of...


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