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Patriotic party

The firemen’s benefit July 4 event hosted at the Devils Tower KOA was a hit, according to Teresa Brown, who helped man the grill at the event. “It’s really nice; a lot of good people are...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 8, 2021

Lightning plagues county with nonstop fires

There’s been barely a pause so far in this year’s fire season. According to Fire Warden Doug Leis, some days have seen several incidents in quick succession – and it doesn’t look like the weather will be letting up any time soon. “It’s...


Flying the flag

Interstate travelers through Crook County were treated to an extra dose of patriotic pride on Independence Day. Near the Moskee exchange of I-90, Joleen Pollat and her horse, Traveler, waved the flag...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 8, 2021

Fair week events begin next weekend

Consider yourself a white hat? This year’s Crook County Fair invites you to test out your skills by “unmasking the outlaws, bandits and thieves and stealing the show” from July 24 to 31. Visitors and exhibitors alike can expect all the usual...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 8, 2021

County budget better than expected

Despite ongoing financial concerns at the state level, the fiscal year of 2021 doesn’t look like it’s going to be too painful for Crook County. Thanks to some conservative budgeting from the individual departments, says County Clerk Linda Fritz,...


Card of Thanks

Thank You I wanted to say thank you to the Sundance Times for the article on Wyoming Power and to the following businesses that donated and helped make this opportunity possible: Sundance State Bank, Croell Redi-Mix and Sundance Hardware. I would...


Placing flags

The Aladdin Homemakers have been at it again. Just in time for Flag Day on June 14 and the Fourth of July, the Homemakers made sure their neighbors all had a flag on their mailbox or gate...


Richard Gray

The Gray family is celebrating the life of loving father, grandfather and great grandfather Richard Gray. Obituary is below with service information. Richard Gray passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the Weston County Manor. The family is very... Full story


Helen Agnes Knipp

Helen Agnes Knipp passed away June 30, 2021 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Funeral services will be held July 9, 2021 at noon at the Meridian Mortuary in Newcastle, Wyoming.... Full story


Teddie Lou Eberspecher Ellis

Teddie Lou Eberspecher Ellis was born on July 19, 1936, to Rachel Elizabeth Duncan and Clarence Theodore Eberspecher in the home of her maternal aunt and uncle in Glenrock, Wyoming. She was raised in various locations north of Douglas including a... Full story



It’s been pointed out to us by a number of astute patriots that our math was off in the ad celebrating Independence Day in last week’s issue. Those observers were indeed correct, and we do recognize that this year’s July 4 holiday was a... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 7, 1921 One of the most successful home celebrations in recent years was pulled off at Sundance Monday to the delight of a large crowd who assembled early in the morning and stayed all day to enjoy the fun. At 10:30 the slow auto...



In last week’s issue, in the article headlined “Man given suspended sentence for assaulting Sundance police officer,” Trevor Hartl was said to be a resident of Gillette. He is actually a resident of Sundance. We apologize for the... Full story


Arts Council to hold listening session

The Wyoming Arts Council is holding the first round in a series of statewide listening sessions in Northeast Wyoming. These events are free and open to the public. Individual artists, community members, grantees and volunteers, board members and...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 8, 2021

Salmonella outbreak continues to spread

The number of cases linked to an outbreak of salmonella caused by backyard poultry has continued to grow and has now been found in 46 states, including Wyoming, according to the Centers for Disease Control. With the addition of another 311 cases,...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 8, 2021

Cheney joins committee to investigate U.S. Capitol attack

U.S. Representative Liz Cheney said late last week that she is honored to have been named to serve on the House select committee to investigate what occurred during the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. “Congress is obligated to...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 28 – Two VIN checks. Traffic stop. Sundance business checks. County business checks. Fingerprints for outside employment. Assisted another agency. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Motorist assist. Domestic report. Fraud report. Animal...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Jimmy Msemo, KY, 90/80, $70; Stephen J. Cerro, Evanston, 75/65, $115; Jean M. Hladky, Gillette, 32/20, $130; Perry Campo, WA, 90/80, $105; Clayson Davis, Cody, 100/80, $160; Gene McDonald, AL, 91/80, $115; Neil Baun, SD, 114/80, $230;...


This Side of the Pond

My mother was a champion in her schooldays at the only sport that mattered. She could wield a conker like no other, earning the respect of many a peer, and it was decades before anyone figured out the reason for her success. At this point, I’m...



NOTICE OF HEARING ON COUNTY BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a public hearing on the proposed budget for Crook County for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, which is now being considered by the Board of Crook County Commissioners, will be held... Full story



NOTICE OF HEARING ON BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a public hearing on the proposed budget for Eastern Wyoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services (EW BOCES) for the 2020-2021 fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, which is now being... Full story


School Warrants

Crook County School District #1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on JUNE 21, 2021, at SUNDANCE,... Full story


Mining Permit

Public Notice Black Hills Bentonite of Casper, Wyoming has filed a regular mining permit application with the Land Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for the mining of Bentonite in Crook County, Wyoming. The Keyhole... Full story



Notice of Public Hearing CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 2021-2022 PROPOSED BUDGET SUMMARY FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR PROPOSED 2019-2020 2020-21 2021-2022 ACTUAL ESTIMATED BUDGET   Revenue $ 22,027,018   $ 21,755,567   $ 21,524,000 GENERAL FUND ... Full story



NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF FORECLOSURE SALE The Foreclosure sale originally scheduled for June 28, 2021, in the matter designated below is now postponed until July 12, 2021, as set forth below. Default having occurred and all prerequisites to... Full story


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