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Articles from the May 4, 2023 edition


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  • Courthouse basement to get major overhaul

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 4, 2023

    When the majority of the basement level of the courthouse was taken up by historical artifacts, it wasn't obvious to the beholder just how much space there is available. Now the museum has taken up its new home in Old Stoney and those 10,000 square feet lie empty, it's time for a new lease of life for the county's seat of government. Eventually, the basement floor will allow for more spacious offices and additional storage, as well as an additional – but smaller – community room to provide a m...

  • Fueling the fire department

    May 4, 2023

    Hungry locals flocked to the shooting sports building on Saturday evening to support the Sundance Volunteer Fire Department. The annual chili feed attracted a crowd to enjoy a meal, live auction, card raffle and a kids-only silent auction. Now in its third year, the chili feed is one of the department's biggest fundraisers of the year. Saturday's event drew an estimated 184 attendees and raised around $18,000....

  • Active shooter training set for next week

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 4, 2023

    If you pass by the school campus on Wednesday, or see more emergency vehicles than usual on the streets of Sundance, don’t worry. It’s all part of the large-scale active shooter training scenario that will be taking place both on and off campus. “You’re going to see things that are not normal,” warns Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Robinson. This might include, for example, a helicopter, people wearing bright vests, students leaving the building en masse and “injured” victims being transported to the hospital. It’s nothing to worry about,...

  • Sign-ups open for summer rec

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 4, 2023

    The end of the school year is fast approaching, which means it’s time for your kids to decide which summer recreation activities they would like to partake in. Choose from options including t-ball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and basketball. T-ball is open to kids aged from four to seven and will be split into two age groups. For four and five year olds, classes will run from 1 to 2 p.m. between June 1 and 29 at the high school field. Games will take place at the baseball complex. Kids must be four years old by May 31 to participate. For a...

  • BLM to host first official meeting for management plan update

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 4, 2023

    The process to update the resource management plan (RMP) that governs Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in Crook County has officially begun. The scoping period will begin with a series of public meetings, including one at the courthouse in Sundance on May 15 at 4 p.m. The document defines how the BLM approaches management of everything from livestock grazing and fire management to air quality and minerals on the lands it governs within northeast Wyoming and covers the tri-county region of Crook, Weston and Niobrara counties. The RMP for...

  • Felony charge dropped in bicycle case

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 4, 2023

    A felony aggravated assault charge against Patrick Michael King, related to an incident involving an alleged altercation with a bicyclist, has been dropped. King was found guilty of a lesser charge of property destruction. The changes to King’s charges are the result of a plea agreement in which the state agreed to dismiss the felony charge and, in exchange, King pled guilty to the misdemeanor. On February 11, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Beulah for an incident involving a bicyclist and a four wheeler. As the dep...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|May 4, 2023

    We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Have you tried the Libby app to access digital content using your library card? You can get eBooks, audiobooks and magazines right on your smart phones or tablets. Stop in today to find out more. Displays: Tea cups and sets by Josie Pearson and the Library Staff Library Programming: CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD meeting Thurs., June 8, at 1...

  • Peek at the Past

    May 4, 2023

    1 Years Ago May 10, 1923 Armed mainly with doubtful gift of mesmerism, Shorty Starr, abbreviated from Herr Starizinich of Poland, struck Sundance last week en route to Hollywood to try the movie game. Local authorities considered the stumpy artist somewhat of a nuisance, and he hiked on toward the setting sun. The annual city election Tuesday caused more interest than has been the case for some time, there being 139 votes cast. The Citizens ticket won throughout, endorsing the past administration and higth school management in general. The...

  • Cards of Thanks

    May 4, 2023

    Thank You Spring is arriving, and so is the Sundance Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon! It is on Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. The luncheon is free to the public as a THANK YOU for all the support shown to the Friends’ Valentine’s Day Traveling Bake Sale, October Book Sale, Christmas Basket Raffle and our upcoming Summer Camping Cooler Raffle, as well as becoming a member of the Friends at the luncheon to help us support our local library! Sundance Friends have provided the library with a w... Full story

  • Circuit Court

    May 4, 2023

    Speeding – Jesse Horstmann, Spearfish, SD, 95/70, $185; Torin P. Wirtanen, Moorcroft, WY, 79/70, $103 Child Safety Restraint System Violation – Bianca G. Javier, Gillette, WY, $65 No Valid Title, Registration, License Plates – Bianca Javier, Rapid City, SD, $140 Fail to Display Valid License Plates, Tabs or Permits – Mark Allen Braun, Spearfish, SD, $90 U-Turn Violation – Troy Starrett, Gillette, WY, $90 Pass in No-Passing Zone – Mckayle Mosley, Cheyenne, WY, $140 Violate Legal Weight (2001-4000) – Scott Sieler, Sturgis, SD, $135; (4001-6...

  • Summer paving operations to begin in northeast Wyoming

    May 4, 2023

    Wyoming Department of Transportation northeast Wyoming maintenance crews will begin yearly paving operations on various roads in Crook, Weston, Campbell, Johnson and Sheridan counties. Paving operations are scheduled to begin the week of May 15, 2023 in Crook and Weston Counties and will move west to Campbell, Johnson and Sheridan counties throughout the summer. Paving operations are expected to be completed by mid-August – weather allowing. This particular paving operation is performed by WYDOT Maintenance crews and is meant to repair e...

  • Letter to the Editor

    May 4, 2023

    Hypocrisy – or is it? According to Webster’s, hypocrisy is defined as behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe. On April 27 it was revealed that the President of the Wyoming Senate unilaterally removed the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The President reasoned that because this chairman attended a meeting virtually, he didn’t care enough about his leadership role and deserved to lose it. This move might lead one to infer that the Senate President deeply values perfect legislative attendance, being present and ready...

  • American Legion Post 45

    Phil Colozzi, Interim Commander Post 45|May 4, 2023

    On May 16, 2023 at 6 p.m., we’re holding a meeting at the Sundance Senior Center to consider rebuilding Post 45. I would like to see all vets at the meeting, even if you’re not a member of the American Legion or VFW. You’ll be there to consider programs for the upcoming Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, May 20 and May 29. It’s our job as vets to remind the people of Sundance, of those who are not with us, so someday when we aren’t here, WE will be remembered. Brett, who’s in charge of Boys State in Wyoming, sent me an application from a youn...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 4, 2023

    When you think of ultra-expensive properties, the skyscrapers of Dubai or the sprawling modern palaces of Malibu are what probably spring to mind. You would be incorrect in thinking these are the most spendy housing options in the world. The most expensive home on the entire planet just sold to a new owner and it’s located on a little spit of land jutting out from my home town of Poole. I know, I was surprised too. North Haven Point is on Sandbanks, on a road that’s known as “Mi...

  • Name Change

    May 4, 2023

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT 6TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Civil Action Case No. 8949 IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF Renee Amanda Schilling, Petitioner Notice of Publication You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of Name, Civil Action No. 8949 has been filed on behalf of Renee Amanda Schilling in the Wyoming District Court for the 6th Judicial District, whose address is 309 Cleveland St., Sundance, WY 82729, the object and prayer of which is to change the name of the above-named person from Renee Amanda... Full story

  • Meeting

    May 4, 2023

    Public Notice Please note that Goshen HELP DBA WYO HELP a 501(c)3 is providing public notice regarding the FFY 2024 Community Services Block Grant Application for the following counties: Carbon, Crook, Goshen, Niobrara, Washakie, and Weston. The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) will provide funds to assist low-income individuals and/or families through FFY 2024 (October 1st 2023 – September 30th 2024) with an expected grant total of $278,369. The totals by county are Carbon - $81,348, Crook -$22,580, Goshen - $83,192, Niobrara - $... Full story

  • PSC

    May 4, 2023

    PUBLIC NOTICE 1. Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a public hearing is scheduled regarding Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP or the Company) application for a non-situs Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct its Boardman-to-Hemingway transmission line (Application). The public hearing is set to commence on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenu... Full story

  • Tax Deed

    May 4, 2023

    Notice of Intent to Apply for a Tax Deed Pursuant to: (W.S. 1977, §39-13-108) (i) John & Corrina Tieman are the owner and holder of Certificate of Purchase Number Certificate of Purchase Number 578, in Crook County, Wyoming, District #0151 and Account #000000001602, dated September 18, 2018 and was purchased on September 18, 2018. (ii) The property was taxed to Wright Wilma, Attn Wright Kile Beverly 759 El Granda Blvd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. (iii) A tract of land situated on Lot 4 and the S1/2 of Lot 3, Block 4, 5th Addition to the Town of... Full story

  • Meeting

    May 4, 2023

    Meeting Notice The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on May 24, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank Meeting Room. In addition, the Board will host the meeting via live webinar. You are invited to attend. https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/b2384df7-4600-4c46 -93bf-81bd563a1b4b@f1f73db4 -4d69-4e07-8652-10c57c1f3e50 Publish: May 4, 2023... Full story

  • Oil and Gas

    May 4, 2023

    BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The following matter(s) will come before this Commission on MONDAY, June 12, 2023, at 1:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter(s) may be heard, or between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on any of the subsequent days during which the Commission remains in session at the office of the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. DOCKET NO. 734-2023, brought on the application of Maximus Operating LTD, for an order from the Commission under... Full story

  • Proposals

    May 4, 2023

    Request for Proposals The Museum District Board of Crook County, Wyoming is requesting Cost Proposals from responsible contractors or individuals to provide contract professional construction services for the Museum District Board on Old Stoney Museum in Sundance, WY. The Museum District Board will receive sealed Proposals for construction project until 3 p.m. local time May 31, 2023. Bids will not be read aloud. Crook County Museum District Renovation Construction Project, Old Stoney Attn: Administrator PO Box 795 Sundance, WY 82729 The... Full story

  • Bids

    May 4, 2023

    Public Notice Crook County Weed and Pest is accepting bids from commercial applicators for the following grants. Sundance Mountain, Green Mountain, State Lands, BLM Lands and Black Hills National Forest. Please have bids to the Weed and Pest by May 10, 2023 by 6:00 p.m. Publish: April 20, 27 and May 4, 2023... Full story

  • Meeting

    May 4, 2023

    Public Meeting Notice The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a series of public meetings as part of its process to update Resource Management Plans for the Newcastle and Nebraska planning areas. BLM is also accepting comments related to this project. Comments may be submitted in person at one of the meetings listed below, by email to [email protected], by mail to the BLM High Plains District Office, 2987 Prospector Dr., Casper, WY 82604, or by the project website listed below. For more information or to submit... Full story

  • Probate

    May 4, 2023

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Probate No. CV8952 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD EUGENE HOLGERSON, DECEASED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 24th day of April, 2023, Oildigger Resources Fund I, LLLP, Applicant, filed in the above named Court an Application for Decree of Distribution for the purpose of distributing royalty and/or interests in the oil, gas and other minerals in and underlying the... Full story

  • Weight Restrictions

    May 4, 2023

    IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION CROOK COUNTY WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS RESCINDED Effective May 1, 2023 The Crook County Board of Commissioners has lifted the weight restrictions on the following pavement surface roads. • Moskee County Road #207 from Interstate I-90 to the end of pavement • Warren Peak County Road #100 from US Hwy. 14 to the Forest Service Boundary • Pine Ridge County Road #205 from Interstate I-90 to end of pavement • Old Sundance Road #93 from Pine Ridge Road to Pine Haven Junction at State Hwy. 113 Wyoming State Statute 31-18-802 allows... Full story

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