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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

City seeks AML funding for water project

The City of Sundance is looking to secure Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) funding for the next project on its list to upgrade and improve the water system. At an estimated cost of $1.6 million, the project...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

High garbage volumes may force "additional dumpster" fee

High volumes of garbage are being collected from around town this summer, the Sundance City Council heard on Tuesday. This is partly due to the Oneok pipeline construction currently taking place,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

City animal carcass program in jeopardy

Rule changes may force Sundance to call time on its dead animal waste composting program, the council heard last week. At the request of Council Member Joe Wilson, representatives from the DEQ will be asked to visit Sundance to clarify its rules and...

 

Lights over the lake

The crowd whooped and hollered at Keyhole Reservoir on July 6 as more than 1000 fireworks lit up the sky over the lake to celebrate Independence Day. The holiday event doubles up as the Pine Haven... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

Accessibility project begins at Devils Tower

A project to improve accessibility at Devils Tower National Monument is on the near horizon, says Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski. The work will aim to make the popular site more accessible and safer for visitors and will concentrate on the main...

 

Forest Service updates on projects

District Ranger Mike Gosse provided an update on current Forest Service activities to the county commissioners last week, beginning with the Cook Lake dam project that began on Monday. The new...

 

Donald A. Policky

Donald A. Policky, 89, of Piedmont, South Dakota, passed away surrounded by loving family at Rapid City Regional Hospice House on Sunday, July, 7, 2019. Don was born in Upton, Wyoming, on December 3, 1929. He graduated from the University of Wyoming... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times July 9, 1919 Many of our people are naturally much interested in the time when actual construction work will begin on the Sundance-Beulah section of state highway. County Commissioner Thompson states the contract provides that...

 

This Side of the Pond

Even a creature with no voice has something to teach, as I’ve had reason to acknowledge over the last couple of weeks. This is the tale of the little plant that could and the gardener who never had...

 

This Week at Your Library

ANNUAL QUILT SHOW now through August 23. If you have a quilt or two or three or more, old or new, that you would like us to display, please bring them to the library as soon as possible. Stop in next week to see all the beautiful quilts on display!...

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks We would like to thank everyone for being so kind, generous, and caring during our time of sorrow. The loss of our son, Joshua, has been terrible but the outpouring of support has been a light in the darkness. We do not know many of those... Full story

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of June, the Pantry served 177 people. This included 14 new clients, 61 under the age of 18, and 63 over the age of 60. We also shared food with the Blessings programs in Sundance, Moorcroft and Hulett, which collectively serve...

 

Firearms Museum reopens

Haylee Bertalot, 9, of Cody tries the machine gun simulation Saturday at the grand reopening of the Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Haylee was one of several hundred people to...

 
 By Shane Sanderson    News    July 11, 2019

Man charged in abduction, assault of young girl

CASPER — A man accused of kidnapping a child from a south Casper apartment complex on Wednesday — and then eluding police for 24 hours — now faces up to life in prison.  Prosecutors on Friday afternoon filed three felony charges against...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Black bear killed after raiding picnic sites, trash cans JACKSON (WNE) — One Jackson Hole bear is dead and another two have been hauled to more remote locales after raiding visitors’ picnics and residents’ trash cans. The subadult female black...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

Peddler permits face the axe

Whether from a large tent or a tiny stand, any vendor who wishes to sell their wares during Rally Wednesday has historically been asked to pay a peddler permit fee. This, said Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz on Tuesday, is $110 for the day itself and an...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

City improves ISO rating by one point

Improvements within the volunteer fire department and the City of Sundance’s efforts to loop its water system to provide fire flow have led to an upgrade in the city’s ISO rating, said Fire Chief Chris Tomford last week. Sundance has increased...

 

Crook County Library hosts summer cemetery walks

Crook County Library will be hosting several cemetery walks around the county again this summer, kicking off with the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Walk in Sundance on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. Cemetery walks are a great way to learn more about the histor...

 

Livestock owners advised to be vigilant for Vesicular Stomatitis

Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV)-Indiana serotype has recently been found in horses in Texas, New Mexico and, most recently, Colorado. Because of this, Wyoming State Veterinarian Dr. Jim Logan has implemented a 72-hour health certificate requirement on...

 

Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower featured at Forest Moonwalk

Join the Black Hills National Forest in honoring two turn of the century conservation leaders, Theodore Roosevelt and Seth Bullock, at a Forest Moonwalk July 13 at 7 p.m. at Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower near Deadwood. The famous Deadwood Sheriff...

 

UW Honor Rolls

The University of Wyoming lists three students from Crook County on the 2019 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll. Students are: Amber Kaplan of Hulett and Kelsie Jade Loken and Jaslyn R. Seeley of Sundance. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Morgan L. Schulz, CO, 89/80, $88; Malika J.H. Graham Bailey, GA, 86/75, $110; Donovan C. Dykes, Sundance, 89/65, $165; Elizabeth Callahan, CA, 91/80, $100; Lori G. Jacobson, WA, 87/80, $84; Brennan M. Kennedy, MI, 90/75, $120; William...

 

Sundance Police Report

June 29 – House watch and business checks completed. Three bar checks. Thirteen traffic stops. June 30 – House watch and business checks completed. Officer assisted stranded motorist. Two traffic stops. July 1 – House watch and business checks...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 1 – Seven VIN checks. Three paper services. Traffic stop. Detention Deputy booked in subject Detention Deputy fingerprinted two subjects. Deputy did civil assist. Deputy did welfare check. Deputy assisted motorist. July 2 – Five VIN checks....

 

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