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Articles from the April 18, 2024 edition


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  • Cookies for heroes

    Apr 18, 2024

    Girl Scout Troop 1989 made a special trip around town last week bearing boxes of cookies for heroes of the community. This year, the girls nominated Crook County Memorial Hospital staff and residents and the Crook County Sheriff's Office as the recipients of their collection of cookies. As the girls have sold the popular treats this season, they have offered the opportunity to also donate towards the cause. They combined the cookie-giving trip with a community service: picking up trash along...

  • Property tax refund program now open

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 18, 2024

    The property tax refund program for homeowners has opened for applications, with an extra $20 million allocated by the Legislature this year and expanded eligibility. The program assisted 9000 families last year and is expected to help an additional 2000 this year. Homeowners can apply for a refund of up to one-half of the median residential property tax amount or 75 percent of their 2023 property tax bill, whichever is less. HB-04 made changes to the program this year to widen the eligibility requirements. To be eligible in the past, your...

  • Through the looking glass

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 18, 2024

    For the first time since the StoryWalk® first graced the Sundance walking paths, its contents don't tell a single story. Instead, each frame will display a photograph of a piece of fusion glass artwork and the unique story behind it. The pieces were created by students of Sundance High School under the tutelage of art teacher Tobi Miller-Ayer. Depending on the complexity of the project a student has chosen, she says, they can take as little as a month or as much as a semester to complete....

  • Sawmill announces layoffs in Spearfish

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 18, 2024

    Neiman Enterprises has announced layoffs and production reductions at Spearfish Forest Products, its last remaining facility in South Dakota. The company says the decision is due to a decrease in the timber sale program on the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF). “We have done everything possible to prevent this unfortunate outcome that will impact these employees, our community, and ultimately the health of the forest,” said Jim Neiman, President. “We’ve weathered economic and market downturns over the decades. These layoffs, however, are a d...

  • Prom royalty

    Apr 18, 2024

    8 Sundance High School Prom King Chase Garman and Queen Lexie Marchant with attendants Bodhi Craigen and Halle Habeck....

  • Golfers play Kendrick

    Apr 18, 2024

    The SHS Golf Team took on the Kendrick Invitation hosted by Tongue River on Friday, April 12 with one player each from the boys' and girls' teams finishing in the top ten. The Sundance boys' team finished fourth overall. Stats Boys: 8. Spencer Lubken 99 11. Owen Watt 101 12T. Brayden Sanders 102 19. Porter Watt 107 22. Joshua Crews 112 25. Kole VanHorn 114 37. Klase Hento 137 Girls: 10. Karen Ulmer 121...

  • Successful FFA convention

    Apr 18, 2024

    This past week, members of the Sundance Bearlodge FFA chapter competed at the Wyoming FFA State Convention. They had quite a successful convention! The agronomy team made up of Madeline Fleenor, Lexie Marchant, Jaylin Mills and Keaton Mills placed sixth overall. The environmental and natural resources team made up of Holden Ayer, Autumn Groth, Keaton Mills and Savanna Williams placed sixth overall and were first in the team activity. The horse evaluation team made up of Savanah Peterson, Cienna...

  • Color run!

    Cassie Snook|Apr 18, 2024

    Last Thursday, April 11, brought a splash of color to Sundance Elementary School's usual mile run for students. Coach Williamson, supported by the Boylan Family and the Parent Involvement Committee, transformed the mandatory exercise into a fun activity – marking SES's first Color Run. Excitement filled the halls as students wore white shirts in anticipation of the colorful event. At 2 p.m., parents gathered outside to watch their children's enthusiastic participation, while schoolmates c...

  • Cards of Thanks

    Apr 18, 2024

    Our Thanks We'd like to thank the Fire Department and Sheriff's Office for the quick response to our lightning fire. Truly appreciated. Schelldorf Ranch Thank You The Crook County Bearlodge Wranglers 4-H group would like to say a special thank you to Terry Speidel for coming to our meeting and teaching us about leather work and how to stamp leather. Mr. Speidel took the time to show us detailed leather stamping techniques. He also provided us all with leather pieces and stamps so we could make... Full story

  • Karl Henrik Frederiksen

    Apr 18, 2024

    Karl Henrik Frederiksen was born January 8, 1930 to Johan and Martha (Pedersen) Frederiksen in Horton, Wyoming. Karl joined his loving wife of 71 years in Heaven on April 9, 2024 with his family by his side. Karl's education was cut short after the eighth grade because he was needed at home to help provide for his family and run the farm. On June 1, 1952, Karl married the most beautiful girl in Crook County, Iris (Joan) Dudrey, at the Methodist Church in Sundance, Wyoming. They were the first... Full story

  • Peek at the Past

    Apr 18, 2024

    1 Years Ago April 18, 1924 Highest Water Known: the Belle Fourche river reached a new high mark Wednesday of last week when it was three feet higher than ever known, caused by five days of rising flood from melting snows on the headwaters. From that time the water receded fast, but the city of Belle Fourche had suffered damage of approximately $100,000. Nearly 100 residences were destroyed and much other damage resulted to bridges, fair grounds and merchandise stock. The farm loss in Belle...

  • Carlile Wranglers chili feed next week

    Apr 18, 2024

    The Carlile Wranglers 4-H Club will host their annual chili feed on Fri., Apr. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Carlile Fire Hall. Come and enjoy chili, soup and dessert, followed by bingo and door prizes!...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Apr 18, 2024

    Woman arrested for aggravated assault after allegedly hitting motorcycle with her car GILLETTE (WNE) — A 63-year-old woman was arrested for aggravated assault after allegedly chasing a motorcycle throughout town and intentionally hitting it with her car Sunday afternoon. She and a 53-year-old man have been in an ongoing dispute over the ownership of two motorcycles, said Police Deputy Chief Brent Wasson. Sunday afternoon, the woman sat outside the man’s room at the Arrowhead Motel and waited for him to leave. The man left his motel room and...

  • Saving yourself: Fire 101

    Sara Fleenor, UW Extension Educator|Apr 18, 2024

    The County Commissioners are an elected board that determines budgets and makes decisions about issues that affect citizens in the county, as well as oversee several county departments. The board directly governs several operations such as Road and Bridge, fire districts and county maintenance for entities such as the fairgrounds, library, public health, and the courthouse. Each department has a department head or manager that reports to the commissioners. As such, the infrastructure of rural counties such as Crook County does not include...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 18, 2024

    Somewhere in the north of England, not too long ago, a good Samaritan stumbled across a creature in need. We’ll never know the identity of our well-meaning citizen because it’s been redacted for the privacy I am sure they will be grateful for now this story has come to light. But we do know all about the good they did that day. Our tale takes place in Cheshire, and I would like to imagine it began in a sunlit glade, deep in the picturesque woods, with spring leaves rustling in the morning breeze...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|Apr 18, 2024

    Have you heard about the Libby app? With your library card you can unlock a wide range of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines right to your smart devices. Just download the app and sign in to enjoy all your favorites. LIBRARY HAPPENINGS: MEETINGS: Crook County Library Board meeting Thur., May 9 at 1 p.m. in Moorcroft. Crook County Library Foundation meeting Wed., April. 17 at 1 p.m. in Sundance. Sundance Friends of the Library meeting Tue., May 7 at 1:30 p.m. PROGRAMMING: Lunch Bunch Book Club Thur., Apr. 25 at 11:30 a.m. Storytime: Going...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Apr 18, 2024

    April 8 – Two VIN checks. Two paper services. Three traffic stops. EMS page. Two citizen assists. Project Lifesaver. Two business checks. Alarm. April 9 – Six VIN checks. Two paper services. Five traffic stops. Prisoner transport. House watch. Traffic hazard. Animal complaint. Abandoned vehicle. Business check. April 10 – Four VIN checks. Six paper services. Traffic stops. Traffic complaint. Fingerprints. Motorist assist. Business check. Fire ban violation. Assist other agency. Fire page. April 11 – Five VIN checks. Paper service. Two traffic...

  • Circuit Court

    Apr 18, 2024

    Speeding – Dalton Stearns, Edgemont, SD, 92/80, $120; Dustyna L. Smolik, Newcastle, WY, 75/70, $15; Edward Kirchoff, Gillette, WY, 80/75, $15; Mick Blakeman, Sheridan, WY, 90/75, $135; Maxwell Bosse, Lake Stevens, WA, 96/75, $165; Phil Tambouridis, Rochester Hills, MI, 75/65, $105; Angela Nichole Smith, Newcastle, WY, 86/70, $140; Roger Black, Helena, MT, 90/75, $135 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Angela Nichole Smith, Newcastle, WY, $150 No Registration and Improper Display of Tabs – Joseph R. Hintz, Gillette, WY, $...

  • WYDOT widens access to road-closure data in severe weather

    Apr 18, 2024

    When snow, high winds and other severe weather conditions require the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) to close Interstate 80 – one of the nation’s primary east-west highways – conditions on secondary roads are often even more dangerous. Yet without sufficient data, some navigational apps may reroute I-80 motorists and commercial vehicle operators onto those very roads. WYDOT is now working to improve safety and facilitate the efficient movement of freight by sharing road-closure data directly with Google and other navigation compa...

  • Meeting

    Apr 18, 2024

    Meeting Notice The Regular Meeting of the Crook County Museum District will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2024 at the Hulett Museum. Publish: April 18, 2024... Full story

  • Meeting Change

    Apr 18, 2024

    Meeting Change April 30 2024, CCMSD Regular Board of Trustees Meeting The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on April 30, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank conference room. You are invited to attend in-person or via Teams webinar. https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/3ce393df-77e7-47f7-ad02-4ed0efb8125d@f1f73db4-4d69-4e07-8652-10c57c1f3e50 Publish: April 18, 2024... Full story

  • Adoption

    Apr 18, 2024

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK ss. IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Civil Action No. AD 4096 IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF E.T.G. NOTICE OF PUBLICATION FOR MINOR ADOPTION IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK Case No. AD 4096 Lisa Godwin, Petitioner Vs. Sarah Beth Anderson, Respondent. NOTICE TO: Sara Beth Anderson, Respondent LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 124 Locust Street, Buffalo, NY 14204 You are notified that a Petition for Minor Adoption, Case No. AD 4096, has been filed in Wyoming... Full story

  • Bids

    Apr 18, 2024

    Advertisement for Bids Street Surfacing Improvements City of Sundance The City of Sundance, Wyoming is accepting bids to pave and do minor street repair in the City of Sundance. Bids will be opened and read publicly at the city council room on April 30, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. The City Council will take action on the bids at a later date. The work will consist of milling approximately 2000 Square Yards and laying approximately 1360 tons of asphalt paving overlay on existing pavement prior to June 30, 2024. The project size may be adjusted to meet... Full story

  • Abandoned Vehicle

    Apr 18, 2024

    NOTICE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE The following vehicle will be sold at 8 a.m. on May 13, 2024 at 620 S. 3rd St., Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, to wit: A 1983 Datsun 720 pickup truck, VIN# JN6ND06Y3DW010917. The seller claims $2850 for expense of removal, preservation, custody, storage and sale. The vehicle shall be sold to the highest bidder who pays in a form acceptable to the Seller. Seller: Kelly Blakeman PO BOX 492, Sundance, WY 82729 307-281-0454 Publish: April 18 and 25, 2024... Full story

  • Good showing at Upton

    Rebecca Maupin|Apr 18, 2024

    The Sundance Bulldog track team took advantage of the nice weather and participated in the Mick Tonkel Fly High Classic in Upton last Friday. The girls’ team dominated the 400 meter run with four Bulldogs placing in the top five. Maddison Neiman took top honors with a time of 1:05.02, teammate Halyn Cooney was right on her tail finishing in second with a time of 1:05.72. Rylie and Karly Marchant were close behind, finishing 4th and 5th respectively. For the field events, Jaylin Mills took the top spot in discus throwing 106-09. On the b...

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