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Class of 2019!

Hats were thrown in the air in the traditional celebration as 25 young people left school behind to begin their adult lives. Sundance High School hosted the commencement ceremony on May 19 for the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    May 23, 2019

Drilling for safety

As Sundance High School's first active shooter drill came to an end on Thursday, almost every student strolled casually back into the building. Even a small group that had made the decision to shelter...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 23, 2019

Changing of the guard

The last active member of the Crook County War Memorial committee, having served on behalf of local veterans since the structure now so familiar to this community was no more than the inkling of an idea, Earl Gray has stepped down to pass the torch...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 23, 2019

City closer to funding Central Park

The Wyoming Business Council has recommended a community development grant of $484,000 for the City of Sundance to assist with plans to develop a new park on the site next to Old Stoney. Mayor Paul Brooks appeared in front of the business council on...

 

Cleaning up

The Ride and Hide 4-H Club was able to take advantage of last week’s short run of nice weather in order to clean up a stretch of Highway 116 on Wednesday. Eleven of the club’s members were on hand to work on their adopted high...

 

Robert L. Beaudoin

Masonic Rites for Robert L. Beaudoin will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Masonic Hall, 611 Cleveland Street in Sundance, Wyoming. The service is open to the public. Military Honors and inurnment will be held at 12:30 p.m. on...

 

Larry Matthew Roberts

Larry Matthew Roberts, 78 years young, was born April 13, 1941, on Easter Sunday, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Matthew C. and Leona "Noni" (Canfield) Roberts. He lived in Cheyenne until he graduated from the University of Wyoming, with a Bachelor's...

 

Cards of Thanks

Thank You Thank you to my family for arranging my 90th birthday party on Saturday and to all those who attended. I thought it was a great celebration and very much appreciated it. Earl Gray Our Thanks Thank you Sundance State Bank for your generous d...

 

Veterans' assistance

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout June. Brian Yeager is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and...

 

Local veterans groups to hold Memorial Day ceremony

The local chapters of the VFW and American Legion will hold a short Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 to honor the memory of our county’s and our nation’s fallen warriors. The ceremony will be held at the Crook County War Memorial, on the...

 

Knudson fund established

The Hulett Lions Club has established a benefit fund for Rod Knudson at the Summit National Bank in Hulett. He is currently recovering from injuries sustained by a propane water heater explosion. Donations may also be sent to the Hulett Lions Club...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times May 21, 1919 Johnnie and Nels Pearson of Aladdin are reported to have run their car off the bridge at the stone house on Hay Creek just this side of Belle Fourche today, but fortunately neither of them was injured. Lieut....

 

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...

 

Wyoming Reads celebrates literacy with area first graders

Crook County first graders from Hulett, Moorcroft and Sundance made their annual trek to Devils Tower National Monument for the 14th annual Wyoming Reads celebration in Crook County. It was a...

 

Raptors spotted in Sundance

Crook County Library and Sundance Elementary hosted the Black Hills Raptor Center on Wed., May 15. Maggie and Lucy, volunteers from the center, brought the birds over to visit both the library and...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I just finished reading your article on the Military Veterans’ Memorial in the Court House square and want you to know how much I enjoyed it. I appreciate the good things you put in about our little town. Some of these treasures we...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 23, 2019

This Side of the Pond

I have a friend who grew up in a community that celebrated its European heritage to a greater degree than most. Let’s call her Beryl and, for the sake of protecting the innocent, let’s say the...

 

Game and Fish to hold public meeting on mountain lion hunting seasons

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites you to participate in a meeting in Sundance to discuss mountain lion hunting seasons on May 29. The Sundance meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the Crook County Courthouse. Newcastle Wildlife Biologist Joe...

 

Motorized trails to remain closed over Memorial Day weekend

All motorized trails remain temporarily closed to motor vehicle use on the Black Hills National Forest due to extreme wet conditions and a forecast calling for more wet and cold weather.  A closure order was signed last week prohibiting any type of...

 

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...

 

Fishing Derby June 1

The Sundance Rod and Gun Club annual Kids’ Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, June 1 with registration at noon and fishing from 1 to 3 p.m. Hot dogs, soda and prizes for everyone! Call Doug Ramsey at 290-2901 for more informat...

 

Youth Field Day June 1

Youth age 0 through high school are invited to the fifth annual WSG Hulett Youth Field Day Saturday, June 1 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Highway 24 one-half mile from Hulett. The event is free and is open to the first 125 youth who register. Lunch is...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 23, 2019

What if…

Though elected officials gathered earlier this month to select a designee who will take charge of public records requests, there was a distinct lack of volunteers. “Nobody wants to do that,” said Commissioner Jeanne Whalen. The reluctance comes...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 23, 2019

Tenth Old Stoney Art Auction set for next weekend

The tenth annual Old Stoney Art Auction is coming up next weekend, bringing with it the usual promise of fun, time to visit with friends and local art that any collector will be sure to covet. This year, as work moves ever closer towards the finish...

 

Promoting beef

A "Ranchers Board" bearing ear tags with the name and brand of numerous local ranchers is now available for public viewing at Sundance State Bank. The board has already been displayed at several businesses as well as during the Crook County Fair and...

 

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