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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 16, 2019 

Johnson acquitted

If the woman you loved was thrown to the ground in the midst of an argument, would you step in to end the threat by whatever means necessary? If you cannot definitively say you would have made different decisions to the ones Jessie Johnson made on...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019 

Work begins on Elk Creek pipeline

Oneok director of government relations Danette Welsh spoke with Crook County Commissioners last Wednesday, updating them on the progress of the Elk Creek Oil Pipeline that will be traveling through...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Quackers for spring

At Sundance Pond, the geese are determinedly ushering in the spring that refused to arrive with a burst of new life...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 16, 2019 

Location, location, location

While the City of Sundance is always interested to welcome new business to town, the question of location can occasionally prove a stumbling block. Such was the case when Plains Towing & Recovery of Sturgis visited the council on Tuesday to announce...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019 

County to take on war memorial

With the remaining members of the Crook County War Memorial Committee now in their 90s, the committee has asked the county to continue the care and maintenance of the war memorial on the courthouse...

 

Betty Marilyn Cundy

Betty Marilyn Cundy joined her everlasting Father on March 19, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Betty was born on May 28, 1936 at Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming as the daughter of James Burney and Enid Alice (Wilson) Frisbee. Betty joined an older...

 

Julie (Bunney) Burkhart

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held for Julie (Bunney) Burkhart from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Buffalo Jump in Beulah, Wyoming. She passed away December 25, 2018....

 

Clara Frisbee

Clara Frisbee was called to her eternal home in heaven by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 6, 2019. A visitation was held Tuesday, May 14 at Swan Law Funeral Directors in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A celebration of Clara’s life was held...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Young authors honored by Commissioners

The Crook County Commissioners honored the county winners of the annual Mary Hadley Memorial Young Author's Contest on May 7. The Crook County Library Foundation sponsors this contest annually, in...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

This Week at Your Library

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON Thursday, June 27 from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. This luncheon is free to the public as a thank you for all the community support shown to the library this past year. Come enjoy some incredible food and good...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times May 14, 1919 There was nothing exciting about the city election yesterday, there being only one ticket on the ballot, and the total vote cast was only 57. It is officially stated, and the personnel of the city officiary...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Correction: The Amigas

“The Amigas” performance will be at noon on Tues., May 21 at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Room, 1804 7th Ave., Belle Fourche. Last week’s article listed an incorrect date....

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Pine Grove Cemetery Clean-up

There will be a cleanup day at the cemetery Monday, May 27 if weather permits. Bring your own garbage bags to take your trash with you. A pot luck lunch will be held at noon followed by a business meeting. Some history about the cemetery will be...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 16, 2019 

Pumping up the cost

According to Public Works Director Mac Erickson, Oneok Pipelines has presented a water use agreement with the City of Sundance while it builds the Elk Creek Pipeline through Crook County that includes the use of the city’s hard water well. Mostly...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 16, 2019 

Not a drop to drink

Once upon a time, the City of Sundance provided its thirsty citizens with water from a spring on land that today belongs to the Crawford family. Though it has been abandoned and its line has been leaking for the last 35 years, should the city have...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 16, 2019 

Unexpected solutions

The road troubles on Canyon Road reached an unexpected resolution on Tuesday when the Sundance City Council and landowners representing the subdivision turned out to have reached exactly the same...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Lindholm website urges Cheney: "Bring our troops home"

State Representative Tyler Lindholm has launched a new website, WyBringOurTroopsHome.com, that will focus public attention on urging Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., to abandon “nation building” in the Middle East and support bringing American troops hom...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 6 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic stop. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. May 7 – Five VIN checks. Five paper services. Traffic stop. Deputy assisted two separate stalled motorists. Deputy assisted Wyoming...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Clint F. Streit, OH, 81/65, $187; Jade C. Keffeler, SD, 95/75, $145; James E. Henderson, Casper, 88/80, $86; Kayla A. Peterson, Riverton, 92/80, $105; Thomas E. Kaness, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Phurbu T. Atruktsang, WI, 93/80, $110;...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Sundance Police Report

May 4 – House watch and business checks completed. Officer assisted Sheriff’s Office with investigation. Officer assisted Life Flight. Three bar checks. Four traffic stops.  May 5 – House watch and business checks completed. VIN inspection....

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor and Taxpayers of Crook County: By now most taxpayers have received letter(s) from the Crook County Assessors office showing the estimated taxes for personal and commercial property for 2019. According to an article published on page twelv...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    May 16, 2019 

Voter crossover, ID bills get interim review

CASPER — A pair of failed bills from the 2019 general session intended to improve the “integrity” of Wyoming elections will be getting a second look from state lawmakers this interim.  The two bills – one to require photo identification at...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    May 16, 2019 

Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy

GILLETTE — Cloud Peak Energy’s bankruptcy filing Friday afternoon may be the beginning of the end for the Gillette-based coal producer. Unlike previous Powder River Basin coal bankruptcies, Cloud Peak seems to be looking to shed debt and sell...

 

Big game hunting application deadline approaching

The May 31 deadline for Wyoming resident and nonresident big game hunters to submit applications for limited quota deer and antelope licenses is approaching. May 31 is also the deadline for resident elk. Deciding what Wyoming application to submit...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Wyoming News Briefs

Montana mussel discovery has Wyoming on high alert CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming Game and Fish are becoming increasingly vigilant about the dangers to waterways from zebra and quagga mussels. The tiny invasive species, long on...

 

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