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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 11, 2019

Officials praise residents for internet survey response

Thrilled with the response to the broadband survey sent out across Crook County, Russ Elliott of the Wyoming Broadband Advisory Committee (WBAC) told the county commissioners on Wednesday that the model used to gather local responses will now be...

 

Looking for love

An optimistic tom turkey struts his stuff at the mouth of the canyon on Monday. Longer days and warmer weather appear to have had a dramatic influence on the local turkey population’s courtship...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 11, 2019

Fiber internet switchover happening soon

Range Telephone is reluctant to give a firm date for activation of its state-of-the-art fiber internet connections in Sundance. It's coming very soon, said Engineering Supervisor Shoots Veis, but he prefers not to risk disappointing customers conside...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 11, 2019

Making a seamless transition

Local medical staff have been training alongside Black Hills Life Flight to improve transport protocols when a patient needs to be airlifted to another facility. “We’re doing more regular training...

 

Council considers protocol queries

At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council considered two questions of protocol, one that relates to zoning and the other to city speed limits. The first question was raised by the Land Use Planning Committee’s monthly report, which...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 11, 2019

Road repair in question

Whether or not the City of Sundance is responsible for repairing the top portion of the Canyon Road is a question likely to be brewing in nearby residents' minds. The melting snow has revealed significant damage to the asphalt but, while the city...

 

Michael Jack Doll

Michael Jack Doll (Mike), age 63, passed away at his home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona on April 3, 2019. Mike had been living with a terminal illness for six years. A major stroke suffered on March 25 proved to be too much to recover... Full story

 

Marilyn Millard

Services for Marilyn Millard are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 18. She passed away Monday, April 8. Please go to fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com for time and location.... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 11, 2019

City reviews water system work

The Sundance City Council heard a recap of projects that have been implemented to improve the water system on Tuesday, as well as a potential roadmap for projects to come. Karla Greaser of Trihydro, city engineers, used the level one master study...

 

This Week at Your Library

Our books are often requested by other libraries through InterLibrary Loan. Most of these books go to libraries in Wyoming, and some go to libraries throughout the nation. We had a request last week from the New York Public Library in New York City...

 

Mobile food pantry coming

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and Farm Credit Services will hold a mobile pantry food distribution in Sundance, Wyoming, on Friday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WFBR is planning to have enough food for 25 families. If you are in need or...

 

Pinochle

These are Pinochle average scores for individuals as of March 25, 2019: Mary Jayne Jordan 5138 Gail Kaiser 4345 Jennifer Adams 4047 Jean Adams 4017 Lyle Brunson 3994 Larry Byrne 3902 Jacquie McInerney 3762 Shannon Weaver 3283 Vivian Brunson 3240...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times April 9, 1919 George Sewell was in Saturday and drove out a new Buick Six care of the latest model, purchased from the Sundance Auto Company, dealers. To have $6,800,000 spent on Wyoming roads without raise in direct taxation...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 11, 2019

Back in the prevention business

After disappearing from the radar for 18 months due to state funding cuts, Kathy Cluff is delighted to say that, “We’re back in the prevention business in Crook County”. Over the last few months, she has rebuilt her strategies to help the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 11, 2019

Trash coupons will be issued again this year

The City of Sundance will once again be issuing free landfill coupons to utility customers this year. The process was changed several years ago from a single “free landfill day” to give residents a longer period of time to bring their trash to...

 

Letter to the Editor

Editor: I’m writing in response to Mr. Reinhold’s letter last week in which he praises the generosity of liberals toward “the less fortunate.” Sadly, he’s not advocating giving his own money or those of his liberal friends as a charitable...

 

Risch disavows "nation building," Cheney should follow

As a Navy veteran, I’m familiar with the heavy responsibilities and costs of making war. As an elected official sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, I’m also mindful that our Founding Fathers...

 

An open letter to Wyoming seniors and their loved ones:

achine in Gillette. The caller claimed they were from the IRS and said I was being charged with fraud. If I did not call the phone number they provided, my case would be brought to the courts. A few weeks later, I received another message supposedly...

 

This Side of the Pond

It can come as a shock to realize your thoughts on a subject have been wildly different to those of your significant other for an entire decade, though the topic is so mundane that it’s never...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Gillette to host curling championships GILLETTE (WNE) — Gillette will host the 2020 USA Curling Arena National Championships next spring at Cam-plex’s Spirit Hall, and the historic piles of rocks on West Second Street has something to do with...

 

Track season gets underway

The Sundance Bulldogs travelled to Spearfish, in the beautiful weather, for their first meet of the season. With thirty-one teams competing in the Queen City Classic, the Bulldogs were up against some tough competition. Despite the odds, two Bulldog...

 
 By Kathy Brown    News    April 11, 2019

Gillette continues discussion about arming teachers

GILLETTE — The second round of public comments about the Campbell County School District considering arming educators for safety drew 30 people and 11 speakers Thursday evening. The district is using three armed educator listening sessions to...

 

Strata Energy Scholarship

Strata Energy, Inc. (Strata) has again issued an invitation to Crook County high school graduates to apply for Strata’s Community Energy and Opportunity scholarships. Strata scholarships are available to students graduating from a Crook County...

 

Sundance Elementary School Perfect Attendance

Taigon Barber Liam Bifulco Mackenzie Brown Tamsin Castelli Carter Croell Corbin Crowder Chesney Cundy Paisley Cundy Gracie Davis Tyce Erickson Happy Fenlason Jackson Gaylord Landon Gaylord Rylan Gaylord Blakely Gill Jordon Holt Alexa Hutchinson...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 11, 2019

Moorcroft man arrested for strangulation and assault

Patrick LeFave of Moorcroft faces felony charges of strangulation and assault following an alleged incident in which he physically attacked a female victim who then locked herself in a room to contact law enforcement. A Sheriff’s Office deputy was...

 

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