Articles from the August 12, 2021 edition

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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 12, 2021

Council clarifies new zoning rules

The Sundance City Council addressed its new rules for storage containers, billboards and fence heights at last week’s meeting. Though the ordinance was set to receive its third and final reading, approval was tabled until September because work is...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 12, 2021

No more lunch whistle?

For the sake of keeping everyone alert to the possibility of danger, Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Robinson said last week that he’s considering the idea of putting an end to the noon siren in Sundance. The issue came up because of recent...


Rolling in

With some officials estimating that the 81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has the potential to be the largest on record, two-wheeled visitors began arriving in town as the week began to enjoy the fine...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 12, 2021

"Deep concern" over COVID-19 surge

Wyoming will not be implementing a mask mandate in the classroom when the next school year begins, Governor Mark Gordon announced last week. The news came as the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) expressed anxiety over the ever-increasing spread of...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 12, 2021

Three of four franchise fees pass

Franchise fees have officially been instituted with the majority of utility companies that operate within the City of Sundance. A final reading will still be necessary for the city’s agreement with Range Communications, however, after the...


Breaking in the stage

The weather wasn't in the mood to celebrate, but those who attended the free concert performed by Zeona Road and sponsored by Powder River Energy on Friday enjoyed Sundance Square's first major...


Service: Marlene Cooper

Marlene Cooper, 86 of Sundance, Wyoming, died on November 10, 2020. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance.... Full story


Life saver

Michael Flint was presented with a certificate of appreciation on Tuesday by Mayor Paul Brooks and Fire Chief Gari Gill for service to fire department. He was recognized for having provided...


Reading program announces winners

Crook County Library's Young Adult Tails & Tales summer reading challenge winners:  Grand prize winner Ted Blakeman received: $50 Sundance Bucks donated by Sundance State Bank, $25 gift...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago August 18, 1921 Dressed in five rings, two necklaces, miscellaneous other jewelry and a splash of color that could be heard to the Devils Tower, a mother gypsy pleaded with Marshall Bob...


Card of Thanks

Our Thanks The Silver Spurs 4-H Club would like to thank Crook County Fair Board for putting on the 2020 Fair. Your dedication and hard work is greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank fair superintendents, fair volunteers, judges, Sundance... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 12, 2021

Electeds take another crack at salary matrix

A salary matrix that helps place county employees in the correct role at the right pay level is something Crook County’s elected officials have been trying to put in place for years. After stalling on the previous attempt, however, department...

 By Kim Heaster    News    August 12, 2021

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. If you are a master gardener, will you please contact the library? We would like to have some gardening programs, and need a master gardener to lead them. Thanks! Thanks...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 12, 2021

WYDOT announces annual project plan

Preserving assets is the name of the game for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. District Engineer Scott Taylor said last week that the department’s ongoing financial situation has worsened considerably, which will impact planned projects...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 12, 2021

Sundance man gets up to 40 years on pedophilia charges

Fred Schon, a Sundance man in his eighties, will serve up to 40 years of incarceration for sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. Schon was originally charged with 52 separate felony counts of the same charge. The incidents allegedly took...


UW president heads to Hulett for "World Needs More Cowboys" event

The public is invited to a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebration of the University of Wyoming in Hulett on August 17 at the Golf Club at Devils Tower. The event is touted as an opportunity for future students to learn more about the universi...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Gerardo Chavez Arreola, TX, 90/80, $105; Naveen Cyriac, IL, 90/70, $160; Thomas L. Mills, Moorcroft, 67/45, $170; Ralph L. Kessee, CA, 89/75, $140; Abhinav Parihar, NY, 40/30, $140; Jayden S. Delbridge, SD, 92/75, $145; Martin Osborn,...

 By Joy Ufford    News    August 12, 2021

'Huntress' award winner faces variety of game charges

PINEDALE — If a hunter posts self-congratulatory photos on Facebook with an elk, moose, wolf, badger or deer taken in a questionable hunt, a wildlife investigator might be calling one day.  After a multiyear investigation that spanned western...

 By Billy Arnold    News    August 12, 2021

Jackson Republican fundraiser prompts protest

JACKSON — At 73, Jorge Colon had never been to a protest. That changed Thursday, when he and a crowd of more than 20 other people gathered at the corner of Spring Gulch Road and Highway 22 to protest an evening fundraiser for some of the most conse... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs

Case of toddler’s murder sent to district court CHEYENNE (WNE) — The case of a man accused of killing a local two-year-old and then putting his body in a dumpster was found to have probable cause Friday morning and will be heard in Laramie...



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Monday, August 2, 2021 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Fred M. Devish and... Full story


County Salaries

Crook County JUNE 2021 Pursuant to Section 18-3-516 (b) (i) Wyoming Statutes Annotated, the following salaries are hereby published. NAME POSITION BASE ANNUAL SALARY OVERTIME Kelly B. Dennis Commissioner, Chairman $25,950.00 Jeanne A. Whalen... Full story



City of Sundance, Wyoming August 3, 2021 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 Brooks with Council Members, Brad Marchant, Callie Hilty and Joe Wilson present.... Full story



BID ANNOUNCEMENT Crook County Road & Bridge Department is seeking sealed bids for the manufacture and delivery of unpainted 7’ x 12’ and 7’ x 16’ cattleguard sections. The entire bid package is available at or... Full story



NOTICE OF COMPLETION AND FINAL ACCEPTANCE In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 16-6-116, title 16, Chapter 6, Wyoming Statutes, 1982 Republished Edition, Notice is hereby given that TIMBERLINE SERVICES, INC, PO Box 867, Sundance, WY... Full story


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