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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 11, 2020

City chops budget

The final reading of this year’s budget for the City of Sundance came after department heads were forced to cut around $400,000 from the total. Since the budget was first presented in April, major changes have taken place in regards to state...


Rest area among ten to be closed

Brad Marchant, Area Maintenance Crew Supervisor, shed light last week on the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) decision to close ten rest areas across the state. Two of those rest areas...


Signs of summer

Sunshine glistening on the Sundance pool is one of the best indicators that hot weather is right around the corner. The city plans to continue with its summer activities this year to offer the kids...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 11, 2020

Short changed

The possibility appears to exist that Crook County did not receive all the taxes it was owed for work performed on this side of the border during the Gillette Madison Water Project. The issue was brought to the attention of the county commissioners...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 11, 2020

Stimulus funds may bring more broadband

Crook County may be able to seek funding to bring broadband to underserved rural areas through a task force newly created within the Wyoming Legislature. Representative Tyler Lindholm spoke to the county commissioners last week about the intent of...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 11, 2020

Council pulls plug on ambulance business

The Sundance City Council has been wanting to get out of the ambulance business for a while, but circumstances have dragged the process on for almost two years. Changes in leadership at the hospital, a pandemic and uncertainty over how to handle the...


Governor addresses financial crisis

Though Governor Mark Gordon continued to urge the public to remain cautious about the spread of COVID-19 on Thursday, the main focus of his weekly press conference was the pending financial crisis that has been caused by a catastrophic downturn in... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 11, 2020

Commission turns down housing program

The county commissioners have turned down a request from Cheyenne Housing Authority (CHA) for permission to launch the Welcome Home Wyoming housing assistance program in Crook County. All three...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 11, 2020

Council pushes ahead on projects

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Sundance City Council heard progress reports on several ongoing projects, as well as two that are expected to be underway shortly. The first new project was paving in several places around the city, including between the...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 11, 2020

City moves forward to abate nuisance

More than 60 days ago, a nuisance letter was sent to the owner of a property on Sewell Street that has long been considered unsightly and potentially dangerous. On Tuesday, the Sundance City Council heard that no response has been received and Mayor...


Senior Services steps up during pandemic

Taking on a new job is always a challenge, but for Jenna Ellsbury, that experience was magnified by the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic arrived almost immediately after she became the director of Crook County Senior Services. Speaking to the county... Full story


Senior Services plans "Honks for Hugs"

Help Crook County Senior Services (CCSS) show some love and appreciation to seniors in the community and other more vulnerable people who are still remaining at home as the pandemic continues. Next Thursday, join in with the ‘Honks for Hugs... Full story


Hulett Rodeo this weekend

The 73rd annual Hulett Rodeo will be held June 13 and 14. Some of the state’s big-name rodeos have decided to cancel for this year but the governor and Wyoming Health Department have given the Hulett Rodeo the green light. The plan that the...


Sundance Shootout this Friday

The Sundance Country Club is hosting a fun event for all this Friday! It’s called the Sundance Shootout and the public is encouraged to attend. Anyone who has been at the last two, have loved it! The top ten golfers in the area will all tee off on...

 By CJ Baker    News    June 11, 2020

Cody Stampede moving forward with four days of rodeos

POWELL — The Cody Stampede Rodeo is officially a go. Leaders of the annual event say they’re moving forward with four full rodeos, which will be held July 1-4.  “As always, our goal is to showcase the best rodeo possible over our Independence...


This Side of the Pond

Most of the time, I’m proud to share snippets of my culture with you, but this is not one of those times. This week, I bring you the cautionary tale of what not to do when you’ve been told it’s...


Michael Alex Imberi

Michael Alex Imberi, 59, of Sundance, Wyoming, went peacefully on to the next part of his journey June 5, 2020. Services will be held July 4, 2020, in Sundance. A full obituary will be printed next week.... Full story


Donna G. Blackburn Carl

Donna G. Blackburn Carl slipped peacefully and gently into the presence of the Lord on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, at her home in Williamstown, Kentucky.  Donna was born in Gillette, Wyoming, on December 27, 1923, the oldest of six children born... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs

Yellowstone staff test negative for coronavirus   JACKSON (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park staff are reportedly clear of COVID-19. The park had 43 employees who regularly interact with visitors tested for the virus on May 28 and 29. Every...


Sundance Police Department

May 30 – House watch and business checks. Three bar checks. Eight traffic stops. May 31 – House watch and business checks. Traffic stop. June 1 – House watch and business checks. Officer assisted DFS. Traffic stop. June 2 – House watch and...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Jamie A. Culbertson, UT, 86/75, $100; Stewart M. Long, MT, 108/80, $185; Elaine D. Heidrich, SD, 93/80, $120; Jeffrey N. Schiller, Upton, 52/30, $269; Tracy D. Jones, Moorcroft, 39/30, $88; William N. Sheahan, WA, 90/75, $120; Hao Q....


Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 1 – Six VIN checks. Paper service. Four traffic stops. Five subjects booked into jail. Transported inmate to hospital and back to jail. Assist to Moorcroft Police. Assist to Keyhole State Park. Motorist assist. EMS page. June 2 – Four VIN...


4-Hers enjoy clinic

In one of the first in-person Crook County 4-H events held since the Covid-19 pandemic, the Northeast 307 Livestock Show Clinic offered youth a chance to interact with each other while learning...


Indoor gathering limits increased, parades permitted under updated health orders

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Updated public health orders that take effect June 15 will continue to ease restrictions on public gatherings in Wyoming, Governor Mark Gordon announced today. The updated orders allow indoor gatherings of up to 250 people with... Full story


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