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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021

Grand opening for new city attractions

The City of Sundance is ready to unveil the latest addition to local recreation: Sundance Square, a new park next door to Old Stoney. Complete with splash pad, stage and concession stand, the location...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021

Fire season continues to sizzle

Another week of dry heat with the occasional flash of lightning has brought another week of fires throughout Crook County. Fortunately, says Fire Warden Doug Leis, so far they’ve mostly been...

 

County declared disaster area

Crook County has been designated a primary natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to the ongoing drought conditions in this area. Along with those in 20 other counties in Wyoming, producers in this area are now eligible for...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021

Primary disagreements

On hearing that it would be impossible to introduce run-off elections in time for the 2022 elections, the Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Committee has opted to not move ahead with legislation to do so. However, ranked choice...

 

Loretta Dale Durfee

Loretta Dale (O’Haver) Durfee, 101, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away June 12, 2021, at the Crook County Memorial Hospital.  Loretta was born to George Henry and Mary Belle (Penwell) O’Haver on March 25, 1920, on the family homestead ten miles... Full story

 

Arthur H. Wood, Sr.

Arthur H. “Art” Wood, St., born January 20, 1936, passed away from Alzheimer’s on May 21, 2021. Art was a native of Wyoming and is now a permanent resident of a better place in Heaven. He resided in Edgerton for over 40 years. Through the... Full story

 

Service: Les Fullerton

A Memorial Service for Les Fullerton will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 19 at the Sundance United Methodist Church. Lunch will be held at the church after the service. For those interested, interment of the ashes will follow at the Upton... Full story

 

Larry J. Potter

Larry J. Potter, age 85 of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, with his loving family by his side. The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago June 16, 1921 One of the most interesting meetings of the season was held at the oil derrick on Hawken dome Sunday. Rev. N.E. Wood preached an excellent sermon to a large audience of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021

Time for treasure hunting

More than 50 individual yard sales will be taking place over two days this weekend as the Country Junkin’ Weekend returns for its third year. Garage and yard sales have always punctuated the summer in this part of the world, but local chambers of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021

LTC temporarily closes to visitation

The long term care unit at Sundance Memorial Hospital has temporarily closed to all visitation. The lockdown is expected to come to an end within approximately a week. Though there has been a small uptick in cases over the last few weeks, CEO Micki... Full story

 

White-nose syndrome detected in bats at Devils Tower National Monument

Wildlife researchers have confirmed the presence of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats at Devils Tower National Monument. While this is the first confirmation of WNS in the state, the fungus that causes WNS, Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd), was...

 

Ham radio operators on the air for nationwide event

Ham radio operators from the Devils Tower Amateur Radio Club in Crook County will be participating in a national amateur radio exercise from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday, June 26 to 27. The event is ARRL Field Day (www.arrl.org/FieldDay),...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    June 17, 2021

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. The statewide mask mandate has ended, but if you want to wear a mask in the library, we have masks available. Teens and children are encouraged to come in and use the...

 

Range recognized as NTCA 'Marketing eXcellence Award' winner

The Rural Broadband Association today recognized Range as the winner of the NTCA Marketing eXcellence Award in Branding Project. Range is a member of NTCA, the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, “Life is essential health care” proclaims the unsigned anti-abortion ad that has been appearing each week in The Sundance Times. Of course, the opposite is true: health care is essential to life. I passionately hope that the unnamed...

 

This Side of the Pond

If I had to name an equivalent to Old Stoney from back in my homeland, my mind would instantly go to Battersea Power Station. I’ve spent a lifetime waiting for someone to breathe new life into the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021

Minnesota man given split sentence for possession with intent to deliver

A Minnesota man has been given a split sentence on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver after a large amount of marijuana was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop last summer. On June 22, 2020, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021

Georgia man arrested for possession

Christian Evans of Georgia faces felony possession charges after a sizeable amount of marijuana was allegedly found in his vehicle during a traffic stop on the interstate. A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper reports pulling over a vehicle traveling at...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Cody Wickersheim, WI, 90/80, $105; Douglas Jack Linton Jr., Moorcroft, 64/45, $155; Lawrence Lippincott, Cheyenne, 89/75, $130; Michael T. Tatum, Gillette, 85/75, $105; Lloyd Dehart, OH, 80/70, $105; Scott C. Tipton, SD, 87/80, $99;...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 7 – Paper service. Five VIN checks. Nine traffic stops. Seven business checks. Found property. Three sets fingerprints. Two welfare checks. Two motorist assists. Booked in two subjects. Two EMS pages. Littering. Traffic hazard. Domestic...

 

City Budget

ORDINANCE NO.3, 2021 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE 12 MONTH PERIOD BEGINNING JULY 1, 2021 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2022. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING: SECTION 1: GENERAL CARRYOVER FINAL READING... Full story

 

Budget Hearing Notice

MUSEUM BUDGET HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a public hearing on the proposed budget for the Crook County Museum District for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, will be held June 24th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at Old Stoney Business &... Full story

 

FORECLOSURE

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having occurred and all prerequisites to foreclosure having been met, notice is hereby given that the mortgage given by Chance L. Englebert, married man, mortgagor, in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration... Full story

 

Settlement

TRANSPORTATION CHEYENNE, WYOMING NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK Notice is hereby given that the State Transportation Commission of Wyoming has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications and rules... Full story

 

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