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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 25, 2019

Crazy weather? Not so much

As some of us wonder aloud if this will prove to be the wettest summer in history, the constant rain has begun to feel like it’s never going to end. But are things really as unseasonal as they seem? “This year has had some crazy weather,...

 
 By Shane Sanderson    News    July 25, 2019

City adds additional dumpster fee

The Sundance City Council agreed at a special meeting this week to introduce an “additional dumpster fee” in times of high demand in response to the extra volumes of garbage that have been collected from around town this summer. The additional...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 25, 2019

Council to try new animal waste solution

The City of Sundance intends to scrap its pilot program to compost dead animal waste and move ahead with a plan to store and transfer offal instead. The decision was made at a special meeting over lunch on Tuesday with representatives from the Depart...

 

Fair Week kicks off

Fair Week kicked off on Sunday with the horse show at the arena, as kids spent two days displaying their prowess with horsemanship, reining, ranch riding and much more. The fair officially kicked off...

 

Edward A. Medina

Edward A. Medina, 51, MSGT United States Air Force, Retired of Aladdin, Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 19, 2019, at his home near Aladdin. Inurnment with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019, at... Full story

 

Earl Barry Dennis

Earl Barry Dennis, 54, of rural Crook County passed away of natural causes at the Dennis Ranch west of New Haven on July 17, 2019. Earl was born March 12, 1965 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Raymond Lewis and Daisy Blakeman Dennis. He went to... Full story

 

Beverly J. Stagemeyer

Beverly J. Stagemeyer, 82, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Rolling Hills Healthcare Center in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, surrounded by family. Beverly was born on June 11, 1937, in Yelm, Washington to Jaqueline... Full story

 

Kathleen Tavegie

Kathleen Tavegie, 78 of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away on Friday July 19, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen Tavegie was held on Wednesday July 24 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Newcastle with Father Brian Hess celebrating. Memorials... Full story

 

Early deadline

Due to the annual motorcycle rally, we are on an early printing schedule. Deadline for the August 8 Sundance Times will be noon on Monday, August 5.... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times July 23, 1919 Marrieds and Singles - They are already talking with grim determination, each bunch freely expressing their intent to literally wipe the lot with the other....

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks Sundance Friends of the Library extends a big thank you to the Sundance community for their generous support over the years. The attendance at our annual appreciation luncheon was great and the food (prepared by “Friends” and the... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 25, 2019

Help the hospital foundation help you

The Crook County Hospital Foundation is hosting a raffle with the first prize an antelope hunt as the first step in its fundraising project to build a new clinic within the Town of Hulett. “We are a 501-3c and a separate entity from the hospital....

 

This Week at Your Library

ANNUAL QUILT SHOW now through August 23. Stop in next week to see all the beautiful quilts on display! Library Programming: CEMETERY WALKS: July 25 at Moorcroft Cemetery, August 1 at Moore Hill Cemetery, and August 15 at Greenwood Cemetery (off Hwy 1...

 

This Side of the Pond

There are two graveyards located on U.S. soil that neither shelter the remains of American people nor belong to America at all. That may seem outrageous, but the story of those cemeteries is one of a...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, It is that time of year again. When 4-H and FFA members get to showcase their exhibits in the Crook County Fair. We have put countless hours into these projects and would love to see you at the fair. Nate Schommer, FFA...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Irrigation tunnel collapse prompts emergency declaration TORRINGTON (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon has officially declared a state of emergency for Goshen County due to the collapse of an irrigation tunnel along the Fort Laramie-Gering canal. In a press...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 25, 2019

Legislators revive gaming commission proposal

CASPER — Just three weeks ago, members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Committee of Travel, Recreation and Cultural Resources decided it was giving up on an attempt to regulate gambling in the Cowboy State. Legislative leadership had other...

 
 By Joe Moline    News    July 25, 2019

Tornado touches down near Moorcroft

A tornado touched down last Tuesday evening during a heavy storm west of Moorcroft. Located outside populated areas, it did little damage and no injuries have been reported. According to Corporal Ed...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 25, 2019

Suspended sentence and fine for fourth DUI

Doran Robinson of Moorcroft has been given a suspended sentence and $10,000 fine after pleading guilty to driving while under the influence of alcohol, fourth conviction within the last ten years. On July 14, a Moorcroft Police Officer observed...

 

Sundance Police Department

July 13 – House watch and business checks completed. Officer issued no-trespass warning to unruly subject at city pool. Three bar checks. Fourteen traffic stops. July 14 – House watch and business checks completed. Officer investigated...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 15 – Five VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Detention Deputy booked in subject. Deputy assisted another agency with call. Detention Deputy fingerprinted subject. Deputy investigated report of domestic disturbance. Deputy searched and rescued...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Venkatraman Mahadevan, IN, 96/75, $150; Mary C. McDonald, PA, 78/70, $86; Andrew T. Metters, MA, 78/70, $86; Kevin S. Zipperian, Gillette, 87/80, $84; Tuna Beklevic, MD, 103/75, $185; Adam W. Loar, PA, 90/80, $90; Meridith K. Lawson...

 

Hall of Fame

A large, festive crowd of friends, family and well-wishers enlivened the All-Purpose Building on Weston County Fairgrounds Saturday evening July 20 to celebrate the Region 1 induction of five new...

 

Ask Game and Fish

Q: “What should I do if I come across a rattlesnake?” A: Believe it or not, rattlesnakes are more afraid of you than you are of them. They see humans as a potential predator and their typical defense is either to hide or to try to scare you... Full story

 

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