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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

CCMSD rewarded for pediatric readiness

As part of a national campaign, Crook County Medical Services District has been working towards achieving a state of readiness verification for pediatric emergencies. On Thursday, representatives...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

County electeds secure pay increase

Crook County’s elected officials are set to see a significant salary increase for the first time in many years. The county commission has approved raises across the board to ensure that those individuals elected to serve the county are paid at a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

City moves forward with codifying ordinances

After solving a major outstanding concern, the Sundance City Council has decided to move ahead with codifying its ordinances: the process of cleaning them up into a format that can be published as a book and, in this case, made available in a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

House fire extinguished fast

A structure fire on Thompson Street that began late on Thursday evening was thankfully brought under control before it could cause irreversible damage, due to the quick response of volunteers from the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

County looks to strengthen control over large-acre development

Is more control needed over what happens on Crook County land? The county commission is hoping its potential rules for large acre subdivisions will be enough but, as stated by Commissioner Kelly Dennis last week, may need to consider the idea of...

 

Ruth "Peggy" Cronn

A celebration of the life of Ruth “Peggy” Cronn will be held Saturday, May 21, in the courthouse basement at 11 a.m.  An obituary will be in next week’s paper with more details....

 

Cards of Thanks

Thank You Thanks to everyone who made my 90th birthday so wonderful. Was very thoughtful of each of you and muchly appreciated by me. Sending blessings, Forever grateful, Tiny Bush Thank You Letter to Sundance, family, friends and new acquaintances;...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

Council hears of grocery store expansion

While considering the monthly report from its Land Use Planning committee, the Sundance City Council approved a request to facilitate efforts to move a house situated next to Decker’s Market. The house is to be relocated to enable the grocery...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

Election scrutiny could lead to loss of polling places, says county clerk

The primary elections this August will see a couple of minor alterations for local voters, but future elections could bring deeper change. Warned County Clerk Linda Fritz last week, the current focus on election integrity may see Crook County lose...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

Fifth cent tax to continue for four more years

Since voters first approved it in 1990, the Crook County Commission has approved the continuation of the “fifth cent” general purpose tax every four years. With agreement from all four of the county’s municipalities, the commissioners have...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

City sets rules for man camps

Should a man camp fall under the same rules as a trailer park or campsite? Serendipity led the Sundance City Council to last week consider two separate issues involving this same underlying concern. The first was a question raised by Brian Marchant...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

Overhaul for pickleball

The game that enthusiasts like to describe as the “fastest-growing sport in America” is set to live up to its reputation here in Sundance, thanks to the efforts of local pickleball players. Randy Ludeman brought his love of the sport to the area...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

Registration open for summer rec

It’s time to think about summer fun – including the range of recreation options that will once again be available this year through the City of Sundance. From soccer to swimming, there’s an outdoor activity for almost any kid. T-ball will be...

 

Letter to the Editor

“If men are not governed by GOD they will be ruled by tyrants.” – William Penn “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams “It cannot be...

 

Editorial: Casper Star-Tribune, May 8

What does it mean to be a Republican? Traditionally, a number of political motivations and ideologies could fit under the definition of Republicanism. Broadly speaking, all share a belief that small government is better. Some stress social...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 12, 2022

This Side of the Pond

In between whines about airplanes, I mentioned last week that I had finally made it across the pond to see my family. It was a long time coming – 3.5 years, to be precise – and more than worth...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022

City continues to pursue municipal court alternative

When the Crook County Sheriff’s Office took over policing in the City of Sundance, the council decided to petition the Wyoming Supreme Court for the county’s Circuit Court Judge to hear ordinance violation cases. The intention was to remove the...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Bich Tran, Hesperia, CA, 90/75, $135; Vladislav Grishchenko, Snohomish, WA, 100/70, $210; Steven A. Turbiville, Spearfish, SD, 94/75, $205; Braden Yackley, Spearfish, SD, 55/30, $295; Edgardo Ruiz-Canseco, Gillette, WY, 91/80, $115;...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

April 18 – Six VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Two vehicle crashes. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Disturbance report. Motorist assist. Traffic hazard removed. Welfare check. Fire page. April 19 – Six VIN checks. Paper service. Six traffic...

 

WSG Hulett Youth Field Day June 4

The Wyoming Sportsman Group Hulett Youth Field Day is an anticipated annual event drawing over 100 youth and their families from northeast Wyoming and surrounding states to participate in outdoor...

 

Black Hills National Forest campgrounds and seasonal gates scheduled to open

Black Hills National Forest campgrounds are scheduled to open Friday, May 13 and seasonal gates will all be open Monday, May 16, 2022. The Forest offers 30 campgrounds with more than 680 individual sites. Many of the campgrounds are operated by a...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    May 12, 2022

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed on Mon., May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. 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. MOTHER EARTH NEWS is ded...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago May 11, 1922 Attorney A. T. Hansen of Osage had a narrow escape from death recently from the effects of a tick bite. The bite of these strange pests seems to be particularly venomous this spring, as several cases of poisoning and fever...

 
 By Kristen Czaban    News    May 12, 2022

GOP expels most Laramie County delegates from convention

SHERIDAN — Laramie County lost the bulk of its representation at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention Saturday morning. After nearly two hours of procedural maneuvering and debate, the body voted not to seat all 37 delegates from the state...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

California man arrested with 31 pounds of pot GILLETTE (WNE) — A 24-year-old California man was arrested after he was caught with 31 pounds of marijuana in his car while passing through Gillette. A Sheriff’s Office deputy clocked Caleb White...

 

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