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Articles from the April 15, 2021 edition

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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Public Works calls for feedback on recycling program

Before the City of Sundance makes a decision on the future of its recycling, Public Works Director Mac Erickson is looking to gather input from as many residents as possible. Should the program continue exactly as it is, with weekly curbside pickups,...


Royal affair

Nevada Gill and Brad Kruger were named SHS Queen and King during the weekend’s jubilant prom celebrations. The gathering marked a return to normal proceedings after last year’s open-air ceremony, with seniors once again able to dance the night...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

City anticipates "Biden Bucks"

The City of Sundance is expecting to receive a chunk of funding through the American Relief Fund (ARF), the second round of federal funding to assist communities and individuals in recovering from...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Public Health seeking vaccine candidates

After a successful second mass vaccination clinic last week, Crook County Public Health has now administered a total of 1192 first doses and 918 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The totals include both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson versions of... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Commissioners hold firm on fire restrictions

The county commissioners passed a motion last week to state that they will be supporting any decisions made by Fire Warden Doug Leis to enforce the fire restrictions now in place across the county. The commissioners made the decision after Leis repor...


Mary Catherine Ruland

Mary Catherine (Kester) Ruland, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Crook County Long Term Care in Sundance, Wyoming. Born on August 17, 1927, in Buffalo, Wyoming, to Albert and Grace (Osborn) Kester, Mary lived on a ranch in... Full story


Raymond Record

Funeral services for Raymond Record were held Friday, April 9, 2021, at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ernie Bishop officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Raymond “Red” William Record was born August 24, 1935, in Sunda... Full story


Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Thank you to all of you who have helped shoulder the burden of losing our home in the fire on March 6. Thank you to the local firefighters from Beulah, Carlile, Moorcroft, Pine Haven, Hulett, Aladdin, Rock’n D Ranch, Sundance, USFS and... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Council hears of potential new development

The Sundance City Council heard of a potential new subdivision development near the Croell headquarters at last Tuesday’s meeting. Ken Rathbun of Bearlodge Engineering approached council members to gauge the city’s willingness to provide water...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Socioeconomic study to look at impact of blows to natural resource industries

The county commissioners are moving ahead with a socioeconomic study that focuses on the impact of natural resources on the health of Crook County. The study will be added to the current natural resource management plan as a supplement addressing...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Rates set for city franchise agreements

Having already decided to institute franchise agreements with utility companies that operate in the city, the Sundance Council settled on an exact percentage last week. Utilities will be asked to enter into agreements that allow “rental” of city...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Additional state bills signed into law

The 66th Legislature came to a close on Friday and numerous bills have been forwarded to Governor Mark Gordon’s office for his signature. Those passed over the last week focus on issues ranging from Second Amendment rights to the protection of the...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Dissolution of Aladdin Water District suspended

Having agreed on the changes that need to be made for the Aladdin Water District to function effectively, members of its new board and the county commissioners have agreed to allow it to remain on the books for a probationary period of one year. The...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Robert Bowerman, ND, 87/70, $99; Francisco Macias, CO, 88/80, $101; Mariano Oasay, CA, 77/65, $120; Mary Howard, WA, 82/75, $99; Esther James, Newcastle, 86/70, $140; (minor), Newcastle, 101/80, $165; Zachary Holzer, CO, 75/70, $15;...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

April 5 – Three VIN checks. Six paper services. Three traffic stops. Booked two into detention facility. Removed two traffic hazards. Transported inmate. Abandoned vehicle. Fingerprints. Search warrant; numerous stolen items located. Motorist...


Legislative Update

A quick update on the session. I will follow with more in-depth information in future releases. We finished our session on April 7. It has been both a productive session as well as a frustrating one....

 By Kim Heaster    News    April 15, 2021

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. The statewide mask mandate has ended, but if you want to wear a mask in the library, we have masks available. Teens and children are now encouraged to come in and use th...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Apr. 14, 1921 Ed Thomas received painful injuries Sunday in a collision with Gaylord Zane on the baseball diamond. Some of the ligaments were torn loose at the knee and he will be lame f...


Pinochle Marathon

These are Pinochle average scores for individuals as of Apr. 8, 2021: Mary Jayne Jordan 5530 Jacquie McInerney 4362 Larry Byrne 4167 Barbara Glick 4043 Carol Jordan 3990 Barbara Byrne 3720 Lyle Brunson 3475 Gail Kaiser 3222 Vivian Brunson 2960 Jean...

 By Nate Perez    News    April 15, 2021

State leaders criticize Biden gun restrictions

CASPER — President Joe Biden responded to a wave of gun violence throughout the country by announcing executive actions Thursday to curb the growth of homemade “ghost guns” and 3D-printed firearms without serial numbers, and require...

 By Mike Koshmrl    News    April 15, 2021

Yellowstone grizzly population jumps with count revision

JACKSON — Federal scientists who track grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are revising a key criterion that underlies how they count bears, with the effect being a 34% to 43% jump in the population estimate. The change brings the...


Wyoming News Briefs

UW football recruit shot, killed CASPER (WNE) — A member of Wyoming’s 2021 football recruiting class was shot and killed at a Dallas-area hotel over the weekend. Police responded to a shooting call at approximately 1:35 a.m. Central Time on...


SHS Track

Results from April 10 Tongue River Invitational Ryder Downey: 100m – 12.78 (17th); 800m – 2:12.77 (third); Long jump – 16’05” (17th) Keaton Mills: 200m – 27.10 (14th); High jump – 5’04” (second); Shotput – 29’00” (15th);...


SHS Honor Roll

Seventh Grade Reed Edward Banker Taigon Ray Barber Theodore Curtis Blakeman Kendall Jo Crago Corbin Ray Crowder Isabelle Grace Curren Catch Delaye Downey Madeline Savina Fleenor Juwlian Josiah Garcia Blakely Breanna Gill Jax David Gustafson Kyle...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

City now able to buy back unused cemetery plots

If you own an unused plot within Sundance’s cemeteries, the city is now able to purchase it back from you at the same price you paid to acquire it. Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz requested permission fo...


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