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Articles from the August 10, 2023 edition


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  • Rainy start

    Aug 10, 2023

    The weather has been less welcoming than usual for bikers traveling through Crook County during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, but the streets were still beginning to fill up with visitors and their motorcycles as the busy week began....

  • Two-week RV limit will be enforced

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 10, 2023

    The number of people living in RVs on the city streets and on private property around town appears to be rising, according to Mayor Paul Brooks. Community interest in the matter is also increasing, he said at last week’s council meeting. “It’s becoming kind of a thing around here,” Brooks said, claiming that the city seemed to have gained three new RVs within the last week. Brooks reminded the audience – which included several Sundance residents who had attended the meeting to hear discussion of the RV problem – that the city intends to inform...

  • Council considers privacy issue, credit card fraud

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 10, 2023

    At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council heard a variance request from residents John and Pam Davis. Despite expressing great sympathy for the couple’s plight, the council felt it could not fulfill the request as made – but was able to offer a compromise. Pam presented the request to erect a six-foot fence down one side of their property and explained it would be for protection against the neighbor, of whom she is frightened. The neighbor, she claimed, has urinated on her dog, peered through her windows and taken her dog insid...

  • Pickleball group still hoping for upgrade

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 10, 2023

    Sundance's pickleball enthusiasts are still keen to see the city's courts rehabilitated to create a better play environment for the growing group of local players who utilize it. Representatives from the group attended last week's council meeting to again enquire on progress. Susan Worthington asked for information on the basis that the group itself keeps patching and painting the old courts and would like to know whether they should keep doing so. Mayor Paul Brooks stated that the city was not...

  • No more miles

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 10, 2023

    It's been many years since even a mile of extra road was added to the county's maintenance list – and that's not about to change any time soon. Unable to fund any road work above what the Road & Bridge Department currently performs, the county commissioners intend to stay the course when it comes to requests from the public for additional maintenance. The commissioners made their position clear during a conversation with landowners who live off Old Sundance Road in the area where it meets B...

  • Service: Glenn Groves

    Aug 10, 2023

    Memorial service for Glenn Groves will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, Wyoming. Glenn passed away on March 7, 2023 in Gillette. Condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.... Full story

  • Service: I. Joan (Dudrey) Frederiksen

    Aug 10, 2023

    Services for I. Joan (Dudrey) Frederiksen will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the Sundance United Methodist Church in Sundance, Wyoming. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Green Mountain Cemtery with a light lunch to follow at the Church at 1 p.m. A full obituary will be printed at a later date.... Full story

  • Service: Barbara Glick

    Aug 10, 2023

    Barbara “Dusty” Glick passed away in Sundance, Wyoming, on Sunday, August 6, 3023. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Sundance. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Sundance. A full obituary will be printed next week.... Full story

  • Iron Order donation

    Aug 10, 2023

    Iron Order Motorcycle Club presents a check for $4100 to the Sundance Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday. This is the second year that the club has raised funds for the local firefighters, handing over $5000 in 2022. A group of more than 100 brothers from all over the country headed this way to enjoy riding the Black Hills, staying near Sundance in the lead-up to Rally week, says member Ron Koehn, previously a resident of Sundance. Through donations of money and items from club members, they...

  • PRECorp Foundation donates truck to Oshoto VFD

    Aug 10, 2023

    The Oshoto Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) in northern Crook County is the first – of what could be multiple local volunteer fire departments – to receive a retired field truck from its electric cooperative Powder River Energy Foundation Corporation (PRECorp Foundation). Through the efforts of the PRECorp Board of Directors and the PRECorp Foundation Board of Directors, a program is being designed to assist rural volunteer fire departments obtain vehicles that have been rotated out of PRE...

  • Card of Thanks

    Aug 10, 2023

    Thank You I want to say a big thank you to everyone who put out my fire before I even knew it was burning. A special thanks to Will West for reporting it before it could spread very far. The Oshoto Fire Zone 25 members are the very best. If you are in this zone and haven’t already donated to them, please do so. You never know when a spark from an electric line, lightning or some other cause will start your fire. If you aren’t in the Oshoto zone, please donated to your local area. I also want to say thank you to all my friends and neighbors who... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor

    Aug 10, 2023

    Dear Editor, It is wonderful to learn that Sundance is trying to improve ease of access and safety for pedestrians and other non-motorized travelers throughout our town. Perhaps the city, county and high school authorities could get together to rectify some other concerns that I have observed. The crosswalk at 11th and Cleveland could use a flashing light that is triggered by users to alert motorists that it is occupied, this will benefit students who attend the after-school program, athletes who have practice after the crossing guard is off...

  • Peek at the Past

    Aug 10, 2023

    1 Years Ago August 16, 1923 During an electrical storm last Friday evening, Mrs. Fred Mann, of Aladdin, who was in the yard at her home attending to some chickens, was shocked by a bolt of lightning and rendered unconscious, remaining in that condition for two hours. Mrs. Leslie Cook, who was with Mrs. Mann, at the time, was also rendered unconscious for a few moments, but soon recovered. Mr. Mann and several other men were home at the time of the accident feared for awhile that Mrs. Mann was dead, but the lady apparently is none the worse fo...

  • Council updates ordinances for enforcement purposes

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 10, 2023

    On behalf of the City of Sundance, the Crook County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to enforce a number of city ordinances, as directed by the council. The council has been working towards this goal since last year, with the intent of having deputies enforce a select number of ordinances while leaving the civil ones to Public Works Director Mac Erickson as the city’s enforcement officer. At last week’s meeting, the council was able to appoint Chris Ringer of Gillette as the city’s new municipal judge, signing an agreement for $175 per hour pl...

  • County makes decision on trees

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 10, 2023

    The county commissioners have decided to move ahead alone with solving the problem of dying trees in front of the courthouse, and will also be looking into additional enhancements for the grounds of the courthouse, such as picnic tables. The fruit trees lining the sidewalk in front of the courthouse were inspected a month ago by a representative from American Forestry and all four were found to be infected with blight. Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Larry Schommer approached the Sundance City Council in July to find out who is responsible...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Aug 10, 2023

    July 24 – Seven VIN checks. Twelve traffic stops. Paper service. Assist another agency. Three EMS calls. Traffic complaint. Traffic hazard. Two accidents. Project Lifesaver. Prisoner transportation. Information. Runaway juvenile. Extra patrol. Business check. Citizen assist. July 25 – Four VIN checks. Traffic stops. Four paper services. Threatening. Prisoner transport. Fraud. Business check. Two citizen disputes. Protection order. Animal complaint. Four fire pages. Two EMS pages. July 26 – Four VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Two paper servi...

  • Circuit Court

    Aug 10, 2023

    Speeding – Cody W. Tupper, St. Onge, SD, 96/75, $175; Dinu Ion, Seattle, WA, 84/75, $113; Christine Weisel, Oak Harbor, WA, 40/30, $140; Paula Torres, Laramie, WY, 76/65, $167; Thomas H. Sullivan, Smithville, AR, 86/70, $150; Mia Amaro, Highland, CA, 80/65, $195; Harley Azure, Rapid City, SD, 92/80, $120; Callie R. Littrel, Gillette, WY, 40/20, $170; Logan Westover, Hulett, WY, 90/70, $160; Hua Yu, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, 90/75, $135; Payton Timberman, Moorcroft, WY, 85/75, $105; Ever Lopez Cisneros, Pierce, CO, 55/40, $135; Thomas J...

  • County ponies up for calf

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 10, 2023

    The commissioners last week decided to compensate a couple for the loss of their calf after it was spooked by a county vehicle and died of its injuries from running into the side of the truck. Laramie and Cheyenne Seymour approached the commission to request advice on dealing with the county’s insurers, the Local Government Liability Pool (LGLP). According to Laramie, the couple has not been successful in requesting that LGLP cover the cost of the loss, which is estimated at around $1500. Laramie explained that the pair had spoken with v...

  • Commissioners

    Aug 10, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, August 1, 2023 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Member Bob Latham and County Clerk Melissa Jones. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag. Dan Thomas, County Assessor explained the mill levy to the Board. Bob moved to order the following mill levy on all Crook County property as authorized by law as presented by Dan Thomas, County Assessor: PROPERTY TAX LEVY REQUEST REPORT... Full story

  • FORECLOSURE

    Aug 10, 2023

    FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a Promissory Note (the “Note”) dated September 13, 2019, executed and delivered by Robert S. Myles (“Mortgagor”) to Bay Equity LLC, and a real estate Mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by said Mortgagor, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Mortgagee, as nominee for Bay Equity LLC, its successors and assigns, as Mortgagee, and which Mortgage wa... Full story

  • Council

    Aug 10, 2023

    City of Sundance, Wyoming August 1, 2023 The Town Council met this day in regular session at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Paul Brooks presiding. Roll call was taken by Mayor Paul Brooks with Council Members, Callie Hilty, Randy Stevenson and Joe Wilson present. Brad Marchant was excused. COUNCIL MEMBER STEVENSON MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER HILTY SECONDED a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Ayes, MOTION CARRIED. Robert Record-Customer Deposits Payable $59.29; Matt Dewey-Customer Deposits Payable $31.14; Henry Martin-Customer Deposits Payable $162.17;... Full story

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Aug 10, 2023

    Driver kills mountain lion on Moose-Wilson Road JACKSON (WNE) — A vehicle hit and killed a mountain lion Thursday evening on the Moose-Wilson Road, a fatal strike that follows a series of other deadly encounters between cars and animals in Jackson Hole. A motorist struck the roughly two-year-old female cat at about 6:30 p.m., said Mark Gocke, a spokesman with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Mountain lions are intelligent, social carnivores that occasionally make public appearances in Jackson Hole. This spring, for example, a young cat w...

  • Volksmarch to take place at Ranch A

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 10, 2023

    The Black Hills Volkssport Association will be sponsoring a volksmarch next weekend in the beautiful grounds of historic Ranch A, near Beulah. The event will be taking place on August 19 and will include both a 5k and 10k option. If you would like to take part, visit the Lodge to register on the day. Participants can get started at any time between 8 a.m. and noon and must be finished by 4 p.m. The 5k option is rated 1-B and will take marchers along the John Shoffstall Memorial Trail and the...

  • More county fair champions

    Aug 10, 2023

    More county fair champions...