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That's a wrap

Fair week was a huge success this year, with plenty of participants in every event. From dog showmanship to the youth stock rodeo, the beef show to the static exhibition, the hard work of Crook...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 1, 2019

On second thoughts...

When the Sundance City Council discussed options for dead animal waste with Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) representatives last week, the conversation was based around the idea that the pilot composting program had been a flop. A tour of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 1, 2019

Sundance axes rally fees

At a special meeting last week, the Sundance City Council decided it was time to do away with the peddler permit fees that have historically been charged to any vendor wishing to sell their wares during Rally Wednesday. The issue was first raised at...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 1, 2019

Assault charge for man who pulled knife on a police officer

Phillip Cotney of Sundance faces felony charges of aggravated assault and battery and interference with a peace officer after allegedly pulling a knife on a police officer who had approached him outside a local bar. While on regular patrol on July...

 

Leland Pickerd

Leland Ray Pickerd, 66 of Farmington, NM, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019. He was born on July 23, 1952 in Spearfish, S.D. to Margaret Elizabeth Pickerd and Emerson Willard Pickerd.  Leland was a graduate of Sundance High School in Sundance,... Full story

 

Eleanor Marion Phillips

Eleanor Marion (Deak) Phillips, age 93, of Sundance, Wyoming and Yuma, Arizona, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in the Yuma Regional Medical Center. She was the loving wife of the late Lewis L. Phillips. Born in Jermyn, PA, Eleanor was the... Full story

 

Edward A. Medina

Edward A. Medina, 51, from Rawlins, Wyoming, unexpectedly passed away July 19, 2019 at his family’s ranch in Aladdin, Wyoming. Ed left us in his sleep, due to an enlarged heart. Edward, best known to friends and family simply as Ed, was born in... Full story

 

Nellie Marie Schneider

Nellie Marie Schneider, age 85, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Thornton, Colorado surrounded by her loving and devoted family. A memorial service was held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Olinger Highland Mortuary in Thornton. Luncheon followed... Full story

 

New Arrival

Brian and Mysti Neiman of Hulett, Wyoming, are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl on July 16, 2019. She has been named Meghyn Dawn and was 5 lbs. 12 oz. and 18½ inches at birth. Paternal grandparents are Phil and Sandy Neiman of Hulett and...

 

This Week at Your Librar

ANNUAL QUILT SHOW now through August 23. Stop in to see all the beautiful quilts on display! Library Programming: CEMETERY WALKS: August 1 at Moore Hill Cemetery and August 15 at Greenwood Cemetery (off Hwy 116). All walks start at 6:30 p.m. and are...

 

Veterans assistance availalbe

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout August. Brian Yeager is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and...

 

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

 

Cemetery walk at Moore Hill Cemetery

Crook County Library is hosting several cemetery walks around the county again this summer, with the next at Moore Hill Cemetery near Hulett on August 1 at 6 p.m. Cemetery walks are a great way to learn more about the history of Crook County and...

 

District announces free and reduced price meal policy

Crook County School District #1 has announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program, and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school and the Central...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Torrance L. Tope, SD, 75/65, $135; Daniel C. Stuppy, CA, 84/70, $115; Cindi A. Kranek, UT, 57/45, $105; Alyssa A. Aragon, Torrington, 83/70, $110; Terrie L. Hughes, UT, 87/80, $84; Quain E. Van Arsdel, IA, 80/70, $90; Casey J. Oakley,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 22 – Six VIN checks. Two paper services. Three traffic stops. Detention Deputies booked in two new inmates. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. Detention Deputy did prisoner transport to Spearfish Hospital. Deputy did...

 

Sundance Police Report

July 20 – House watch and business checks. Three bar checks. Officer assisted EMS with patient. Nine traffic stops. July 21 – House watch and business checks. July 22 – House watch and business checks. July 23 – VIN check. Officer checked...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Last November, taxpayers voted to create a special tax district for senior services. They also voted in a board of directors to oversee the distribution of this money, which will soon become available for allocation. The county has...

 

This Side of the Pond

You may be wondering about my opinion of Boris Johnson, the UK’s newly chosen prime minister, but I’m afraid I cannot offer it. I am deferring my judgment until we hear from the government’s...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cody schools spend $10K to train for concealed weapons CODY (WNE) — The Cody School District spent just under $10,000 in the first full year of the CKA program that vets and trains certain staff who apply to carry concealed weapons in school...

 

Crook County Weed and Pest Monthly Update

Although summer took its time to arrive, it seems to be flying by at a rapid pace. Weeds grew thick and fast, and with the abundant moisture they continue to do so. Leafy spurge is having a great year of growth around the county, as well as all...

 

Black Hills National Forest offers guidance on drone usage

 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, are becoming more and more popular across the Black Hills National Forest. With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally fast approaching and UAS use on the rise during this event, officials want to get...

 

2019 Wyoming Super Tag winners announced

Most dream about epic hunts; some go on them. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced the winners of its Wyoming Super Tag raffle on July 15.  Created by Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature in 2013, the Super Tag raffle provides...

 

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