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Articles from the May 14, 2020 edition

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Signs of life

Across Wyoming, signs of life are plentiful on city streets as the state takes steps to ease the restrictions that have kept citizens at home and businesses operating on a limited basis since COVID-19 arrived. In Crook County, a variance has been... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 14, 2020

Red flags raised over timber sustainability

The debt has come due across the Black Hills National Forest. Work is underway to figure out how best to manage the U.S. Forest Service’s commercial timber program in a forest that has seen serious...


High-flying salute

Cast your eyes to the skies on Friday, when the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing will pass over during an aerial salute to healthcare professionals on the frontlines in the COVID-19 pandemic. A two-ship C-130 flyover will cross the... Full story


Students return in small numbers

Baillee Heaster is trimming her quilt top after quilting it with the long arm machine in the FACS room for her textiles class. Wearing a mask, following health regulations and social distancing...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    May 14, 2020

Community invited to help celebrate Graduation Day

Graduation Day for this year’s Sundance seniors will be taking place this Sunday, May 17 at 4 p.m. and the whole community will have the chance to tune in to KYDT 103.1 or head to the Sundance High School Facebook page to watch or listen live as gr...


Lindholm announces re-election run

Citing the importance of Crook and Weston County having experienced leadership in Cheyenne to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic fallout it has caused, Wyoming State Representative Tyler Lindholm has announced he will seek re-election...


Patsy Jo Bunney

Patsy Jo Bunney passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at the Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette, Wyoming, at the age of 79, following a courageous battle with cancer. As Patsy entered into eternal... Full story


JoAnn Klocker Leaf

JoAnn Klocker Leaf passed away suddenly Saturday afternoon April 25, 2020, at her home near Merino, Colorado. JoAnn was born July 9, 1942, to Jessie (Stafford) and Leonard Medlock in Haigler, Nebraska. Her mom married the man she called Dad (Charles... Full story


Reva Augusta King

Reva Augusta King, 88, of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Reva was born a few miles west of Hulett on June 4, 1932. Her parents were John C. and Myrtle (Lawrence) Wood. Reva grew up in the... Full story


Kathy Janell Daves

Kathy Janell Daves (Parker) was born July 15, 1951 in Edmond, Oklahoma and adopted four days later to Howard A. and Anna Mae (Stevens) Parker. She passed away peacefully Saturday evening May 9, 2020, at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in... Full story


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, There is a lot of discussion in regards to the possibility of a new hospital in Sundance and clinic in Hulett with also a few words about a clinic in Upton. What I have been hearing so far is this would be funded with the money that was...


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to address some of the questions I have received over the last several days regarding the constitutionality and enforcement of restriction orders. I did address the topic of attending religious services in the Sundance Times...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 14, 2020

This Side of the Pond

There are two topics I love to read about in the news: the kindness we humans are capable of showing one another, and stories that link my side of the ocean with yours. I’ve come across another...


Dear NP

Dear NP, Now that spring has made it, I am spending a lot of time working on my lawn and garden. Every year around this time, I suffer from seasonal allergies. What advice do you have to help control...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 14, 2020

County agencies report on progress

Though not present at the regular meeting of the Crook County Commissioners due to social distancing requirements, boards, districts, employees and local agencies submitted reports to detail the work that has been taking place across the county this...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 14, 2020

City expecting to open building once construction is complete

As the Sundance City Council convened for a second online version of its regular meeting, Mayor Paul Brooks stated that the decision has been made to not yet re-open the office to customers due to construction on the façade of City Hall. When the...


Water project may see an increase in scope

A city project utilizing Abandoned Mine Lands funds may see an increase in scope to address an issue with an old and failing water line. The project originally involved replacing both the Sundance Kid and underground tanks and installing new...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 14, 2020

Spat between Weed & Pest board members brought before commission

The county commissioners have been asked to pass judgment on a conflict of opinions between members of the Crook County Weed & Pest Board. The issue was brought forth by board member Wade Dennis, who feels there has been a “serious breakdown in...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 14, 2020

Filing dates open for this year's election candidates

For those looking to perform their civic duty by serving at the various levels of Wyoming’s government, filing dates open this week for this year’s elections. Over the next two weeks, citizens are invited to put forth their names for seats...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 14, 2020

City opens new debris pit

It’s been a long time in the works, but Public Works Director Mac Erickson was able to announce last week that the City of Sundance has opened its new construction and debris pit. Almost 18 months have passed since city engineers Trihydro...


Pine Grove Cemetery cleanup day

Clean-up day at the Pine Grove Cemetery will be May 25. Please practice social distancing. Bring your own trash bags and take your trash with you. Due to the coronavirus, there will be no pot luck lunch at noon or business meeting, nor will the...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Howard Allen Carl III, Gillette, 82/75, $84; Mohammad V. Tariq, Gillette, 93/75, $135; Louis H. Vergara, AZ, 55/30, $280; Tyannah R. Swenson, Cheyenne, 86/70, $125; Daniel R. Jojola, SD, 88/75, $110 Stop Sign Violation – Roger S....


Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 4 – Six VIN checks. Three paper services. May 5 – Five VIN checks. One traffic stop. Search and rescue conducted. Coroner notified. Welfare check. Motorist assist. Call regarding hearing gun shots. Three EMS pages. Two fire pages. May 6 ...


This Week at Your Library

Due to concerns over COVID-19 and for the safety and well-being of our communities, the Crook County commissioners have closed county facilities until further notice. Even though the doors are closed at the county libraries, library staff will still...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times May 12, 1920 Contractor Steinkamp states that the Sundance-Downing mail line is to be discontinued the last of this month and that there is a proposition likely to carry establishing a star route from Sundance to Carlile via...


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