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  • Post Prom Committee seeking donations

    Mar 17, 2022

    It’s spring time, so that means Prom time! The Post Prom Committee has been busy getting ready for the after-prom event being held at the Elementary Gym at midnight following the dance on April 9, 2022. Activities will include laser tag, safe archery, corn hole, casino card games, karaoke and a photo booth. Food and beverages will be provided in a safe and fun environment. To be able to put this on requires volunteers, money and prizes. So, the Post Prom Committee is asking for monetary donations of any amount, which can be dropped off at S...

  • AAU Wrestling

    Mar 17, 2022

    The Sundance AAU wrestlers had a great season this year, coached by Clay Marchant (not pictured), JW Moore and James Halverson. Students in Kindergarten through seventh grade participated in the program in the months of January and February, some competing in tournaments in the region. They finished their season with a fun pizza party....

  • Western Legacy Foundation announces scholarship winners

    Mar 17, 2022

    The Western Legacy Foundation, formerly known as Black Hills Stock Show Foundation, has announced the 2022 scholarship winners. The foundation was established in 1993 to administer youth scholarships and grant programs to benefit communities in our region and organizations that support the agriculture industry. The Western Legacy Foundation's investment in youth furthering their education is over $50,000 per year. Through memberships and events, the foundation will continue "Preserving the Legac...

  • Bandmasters

    Mar 17, 2022

    These piano and vocal students of Janet Cole Lake performed at the South Dakota Bandmasters Music Contest in Spearfish on March 12. The contest is for students in Grades 3-8. Ratings are: I-Superior and II-Excellent. The vocal students were accompanied by Joyce Harmsen. Participants were, back row, left to right: Tamsin Castelli (vocal-II, piano-I), Lydia Castelli (vocal-I; piano-I), Mary Villegas (vocal-I, piano-II), Alexa Hutchinson (vocal-I, piano-II); front row: Shae Crago (vocal-I,...

  • Wise Words

    Mar 17, 2022

    For FCCLA, Jaylin Mills and Blakely Gill are going to compete in the STAR Event National Programs in Action with their focus on the Power of One. They interviewed residents of Sundance Assisted Living and asked for their advice on life. The residents were asked “What would you like to pass on to the younger generations?” The advice has been shared over the last few weeks. These are the Wise Words for this, the final, week: “Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” “Show integrity and own it even when it’s uncomfortab...

  • County releases proposed ARPA guidelines

    Sarah Pridgeon|Mar 17, 2022

    A public hearing is coming up next month for proposed rules that the county will use to guide distribution of the remaining $200,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding left in its coffers, as well as the second installment of just under a quarter million dollars that’s expected later this year. The county has been working to devise an application process for entities with projects they believe are eligible for pandemic-related funding. Now available for public viewing are the application form, certification form, checklist, eligible e...

  • Rapid City woman given deferred sentence for stealing pickup

    Sarah Pridgeon|Mar 17, 2022

    A Rapid City woman has been given a deferred sentence for a felony count of theft after taking a pickup that had been left running in a parking lot in Beulah. Oksana Brush pled no contest to the charge. On November 21, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy received a report of a stolen pickup. The witness informed the deputy that he saw a female, later identified as Oksana Brush, walking down the frontage road. She allegedly came up to the window of his pickup and asked if she “could stay on his couch, it would save her life.” The witness repo...

  • Crook County K-9 retires

    Mar 17, 2022

    A distinguished member of Crook County peacekeeping team heads into a well-deserved retirement this week. Wyoming Highway Patrol celebrates K-9 Ally, whose eight-year career has included numerous contraband seizures. K-9 Ally was assigned to Trooper Josh Underberg. According to Highway Patrol, she has assisted with the seizure of more than 2425 pounds of marijuana, 32.3 grams of cocaine, 34.25 pounds of methamphetamine, .5 grams of heroin, 9.7 grams of other illegal narcotics and one gun. K-9...


    Mar 17, 2022

    Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) February 1st Regular Board Meeting Minutes CALL MEETING TO ORDER The meeting was called to order by Chairman Wayne Garman at 12:09 pm at the Sundance USDA Service Center, 117 S 21st St, Sundance, Wyoming. ATTENDANCE Board: Wayne Garman, Lily Altaffer, Kim Fundaun, Call in: Wanda Burget Employees: Sarah Anderson, Bridget Helms, Call in: Carmen Horne-McIntyre Guests: Staci Steiner, FSA County Executive Director OPEN ISSUES TO DISCUSS Program Update by Carmen Ms. McIntyre has started work under the...