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Some semblance of normal

Things seem even closer to normal this week as summertime arrives in Wyoming and brings with it a slow and careful return to tourist season. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to make itself felt with new cases, more deaths and a... Full story

 

County reopens – with restrictions

The county has reopened access to its buildings, but will continue to impose restrictions for the time being. A resolution passed during a special meeting on Friday allows the public to enter the... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 28, 2020

Raising concerns

At a special meeting on Friday, the county commissioners chose to address raise requests for the next fiscal year by allocating an amount per employee to be distributed by the head of each department. This cuts a significant chunk from the amount...

 

Going with the fire flow

Work has begun on installation of a water line from the hydrant on Cleveland Street up to Old Stoney. This was deemed necessary by the state fire marshal’s office to ensure there is adequate fire...

 

State aid to launch by June 1

With a following wind and a lot of hard work, the financial aid programs authorized by the Wyoming State Legislature are set to go live on June 1. Businesses that have suffered financially through the COVID-19 crisis, as well as those whose housing s... Full story

 

Neiman to run for House rep seat

Chip Neiman, current chairman of the Crook County Republican Party, has announced his candidacy for Wyoming House District 1 in the upcoming Republican Primary election to be held August 18, 2020. Neiman currently serves on the Crook County Weed and...

 

Susan Symonds

Susan Joann (Cheshier) Symonds age 63 of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away at home surrounded by her loved ones, on May 8, 2020, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Suzie was born October 24, 1956, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Walter and... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 28, 2020

Board compromises at $15 rate increase for LTC

The Board of Trustees has agreed to an increase on the daily rate for Crook County Medical Service District’s long term care unit. The increase of $15 will take the overall total to $230 per day. Though the total charged to residents still will...

 

PRECorp re-opens offices, with restrictions

In response to easing COVID-19 virus pandemic restrictions, Powder River Energy will re-open its office lobbies in Sundance and Gillette with limited hours, beginning Monday, June 1. The reopening restrictions are intended for the well-being of...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Mr. Editor, I am again compelled to spend a few minutes collecting my thoughts on the ongoing coronavirus crisis sweeping the country. I am certainly not impressed with the so-called progress being made in Wyoming as the state reopens and...

 

State Coronavirus Shutdowns and the Constitution

By Mark A. Klaassen Over the past two months, the nation has engaged in unprecedented shutdowns in an effort to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. After many weeks of economically crippling restrictions and stay-at-home orders, citizens are beginning...

 

Forged

The refining pot is for silver & the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the hearts. Proverbs 17:3 Born in fire, forged in God’s love. Simple to say, complex and painful as a process, yet the beneficial fruit it produces cannot be denied. Rarely i...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 28, 2020

This Side of the Pond

Parks, forests and campsites are open and I’d estimate that three quarters of the people I know are heading for a weekend under the stars, if they haven’t done so already. While I know you’re...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 28, 2020

Summer treats with EWC

Treat yourself to some new activities this summer, courtesy of the Eastern Wyoming College outreach program in Sundance. If pickleball doesn’t grab your fancy, why not try clogging or a walking tour with professional foresters? Randy Ludeman will...

 

Cook Lake will open for day use

Despite delays to the project to replace the spillway, which will require the campground to stay closed this year, Cook Lake should be open for day use by the middle of June, says District Ranger Mike Gosse. The Forest Service has been able to...

 

Temporary rock climbing closures announced

Rock climbing routes on the southwest face and the southwest edges of Devils Tower summit will be temporarily closed effective immediately to protect nesting Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. The closure is implemented annually to provide the falcons...

 

Register your boat for summer

All motorized watercraft are required to have a current watercraft registration and AIS decal. Heading to the water for boating? Be sure to register your watercraft and purchase an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) decal online to be ready to enjoy the...

 

Engel takes command of Star Warriors

Commander Dustin Engel of the U.S. Navy, Sundance native and son of Janet Lake, was recently promoted to take command of VAQ-209, otherwise known as the “Star Warriors”, the U.S. Military’s...

 

Moline Scholarship

The John A. and Margaret A. Moline Scholarship has been awarded to two students this year. The first is Teddi Marchant. Teddi is a 2020 graduate of Sundance High School. She plans on attending the...

 

Sundance High School Class of 2020 Scholarships and Awards

Molly Amann – Hathaway Provisional Scholarship*; Humbert Hall Scholarship; Buzz Bonus Scholarship; Presidential Medallion Scholarship; Electa Chapter #5 OES Scholarship Tyson Bjornestad – Hathaway Opportunity Scholarship*; Harper Memorial...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Nicholas R. Earhart, MO, 87/75, $105; Gregory T. Calder, WA, 85/75, $90; Aaron D. McGuire, Gillette, 105/80, $170; Alana R. May-Shinagle, CO, 79/70, $88; Brandon K. Sorg, Douglas, 79/70, $88; Mark R. Wellman, AK, 103/80, $255; Lilian Y....

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 18 – Five VIN checks. Booked in two new inmates. Investigated an abandoned vehicle. Welfare check. Business check. Responded to domestic call. Assisted another agency. EMS paged out three times. Fire paged out two times. May 19 – Five VIN...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Yellowstone officials say park is pretty quiet JACKSON (WNE) — Famous grizzly bears and geysers are certainly concentrating crowds, but entrance gate data indicates relatively open roads and a dearth of people in the first few opening days for...

 

This Week at Your Library

Monday, June 1, we will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for patrons to enter. Our hours will go back to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call 283-1006. Our guidelines: • Maximum of five people (non-staff) will be permitted in the...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago May 26, 1920 Information just reaches the Times that the body of Laben Wood, whom it has been suspicioned the past two weeks or more was a victim of foul play, was found in or on the bank of the North Fork of the Little Missouri river....

 

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