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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 14, 2022

Law enforcement facing three new worrying trends

Law enforcement in Crook County is facing three new – and very concerning – trends. According to Sheriff Jeff Hodge, there have been local increases in the use of fentanyl, suicide threats among the youth and the need to employ force during...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 14, 2022

Elected officials request pay increase

County level elected officials have requested that the Crook County Commissioners consider granting them a pay increase for the next four-year period. County Attorney Joe Baron spoke to the issue,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 14, 2022

County clerk to leave

County Clerk Linda Fritz has handed in her resignation, citing plans to move out of the area to be closer to family. Fritz presented her letter of resignation to the county commissioners last week, but will continue to act as clerk until her...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 14, 2022

City projects coming back online

After going dormant for the winter, the project to replace the Sundance Kid water tank will be coming back online in the next couple of weeks and hopefully complete by the summer. Meanwhile, the...

 

Healthy poke

Kim Jones prepares to draw blood from Robin Seeley Tuesday at Powder River Energy as part of the Crook County Medical Services District's annual Health Fair. Blood draws are scheduled for locations...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, It is with a degree of dismay that I read Rod Knudson’s recent letter to the editor in your newspaper. Why a citizen of these United States would cast fear mongering aspersions on the proposed rare element mine and processing plant...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, My teenager has a history of seizures and takes medication to control them. How will this affect his ability to drive? Dear Reader, There are many different types of seizures, and they...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 14, 2022

Council hears several tidbits of positive financial news

At last week’s meeting, the Sundance City Council heard several positive pieces of financial news – beginning with the possibility that the Old Stoney renovation could be fully finished in the near future. The rejuvenation project for the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 14, 2022

County approves compensation policy

A new compensation policy has been adopted by the county to guide elected officials and department heads when setting salaries for new employees or offering raises to current staff. “This is the policy that has been drawn up and proposed to aid...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 14, 2022

City to require water well permits

At the suggestion of Mayor Paul Brooks, the Sundance City Council is moving forward with a new ordinance that will require residents to obtain a city permit before digging a new water well on their property. “We’re trying to pay for a water...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man pleads not guilty to exposure allegations GILLETTE (WNE) — A 40-year-old Gillette man has pleaded not guilty to five criminal counts against him alleging that he exposed himself to several people in Walmart and performed a sex act near a...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Jesse Green, Doylestown, PA, 101/75, $190; Hugo Jimenez Vielmas, Bar Nunn, WY, 93/75, $150; Christian Worth, Minot, ND, 97/70, $195; Whitney Ray, Gillette, WY, 100/80, $160; Colby Mitchell, Jaffrey, NH, 42/30, $184; Jennifer Garcia...

 

Busy weekend for track

The winter weather held off for the track and field teams last week as the Bulldog participated in meets at Upton and Spearfish. Traveling to Upton on Thursday, the Bulldogs competed in the Mick Tonkel Classic. The Classic was a smaller meet and...

 

Golf team hits the course

The Sundance golf team opened their spring season in Upton last Friday competing against golfers from Upton, Glenrock, Lusk, Wright and Moorcroft. Although Sundance did not have enough to compete as a team, individually, the Bulldogs were able...

 

Headed to a fire

Crook County's latest five-ton fire truck was rolled out last week as final preparations were made before heading to Hulett where it will be ready for use as fire season gets into full swing. The mili...

 

Hazardous conditions

A crew works to retrieve a truck that slid off I-90 at the 185 mile post, just west of Sundance on Tuesday morning. A fresh coat of snow and ice developed with an incoming spring storm, making area...

 

Prescribed fire planned at Devils Tower National Monument

"The staff at Devils Tower National Monument are planning to conduct a prescribed burn to restore the natural process of fire to the ecosystem and reduce the build-up of dead and dried fuels," announced Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski. The fire...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    April 14, 2022

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two week checkout. HORSE&RIDER MAGAZINE encompasses everything today’s active, Western rider craves to live his or...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago April 13, 1922 Verne Taylor and Mr. Deckleman were down from Alva, Saturday. Mr. Deckleman says they received a much heavier snow in his locality last week, there being about ten...

 

Correction

In last week’s article concerning the nominees for Circuit Judge, we accidentally omitted a county from the list of those covered by the Sixth Judicial District. The district covers Campbell County as well as Weston and Crook co... Full story

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    April 14, 2022

Grizzly managers worried about 399 and cubs

JACKSON — Hilary Cooley is worried about the season ahead for Grizzly 399 and her cubs, who have yet to emerge from hibernation. “The future’s not so bright for these guys,” she said during a meeting of state and federal wildlife and land...

 
 By Leo Wolfson    News    April 14, 2022

Local advocates for more black bear support, research

CODY — Black bears have been a source of passion for Joe Kondelis Jr. ever since he started hunting the species. “The species drove me to want to know more,” he said. “I didn’t know a lot about it and I found it really interesting; no one...

 

Liquor Renewals

RETAIL , BAR AND GRILL, GOLF CLUB AND RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSES FOR THE CITY OF SUNDANCE, 2022/2023 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the applicants whose names are set forth below have filed applications for renewal of their Retail Liquor Licenses, Golf... Full story

 

Council

April 5, 2022 The Town Council met this day in regular session at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Paul Brooks presiding. Roll call was taken by Mayor Brooks with Council Members Joe Wilson, Callie Hilty, Bradley Marchant and Randy Stevenson present.... Full story

 

FORECLOSURE

FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default due to lack of occupancy in the property has occurred under the terms of a Promissory Note (the “Note”) dated December 21, 2012, executed and delivered by Suzanne Harris and Ted A. Harris... Full story

 

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