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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Absentee ballots to be counted early

On the authority of Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, the process of counting votes for the primary will start a little early this year. A directive sent to county clerks across Wyoming permits the processing of absentee ballots a few days before the e...

 

Rollin' through

On Wednesday, as two-wheeled visitors began to arrive in town for the annual motorcycle rally, the”Iron Horse Clan” were among a sizeable contingent of riders accompanying the “Remember Our...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Hulett man charged with strangulation and aggravated assault

Bob Coronato has been charged with felony counts of strangulation and aggravated assault after an alleged altercation in the early hours of the morning that saw him attack a female victim several times. On July 31 at around 5 a.m., Crook County...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Unique collection

One fair’s loss is another fair’s gain. Due to the cancellation of Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Cross family was unfortunately unable to partake this year in the annual parade with their...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Old Stoney crosses final hurdles

Slowly but surely, Old Stoney is creeping towards the finish line. The final hurdle is close to being crossed with the arrival of the flow control valve needed to get a certificate of occupancy. Public Works Director Mac Erickson reported last week...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Statue set to move

Don’t worry, he isn’t planning an escape from the law again. The Sundance Kid will be moving from his pedestal outside the courthouse, but only because he will have a new home next to Old Stoney. Moving the statue is part of the plan for the...

 

District judge announces retirement

District Judge Michael N. Deegan has announced that he will be retiring from the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Crook, Campbell and Weston Counties. Deegan’s official retirement date will be December 25. Judge Deegan has served the Sixth...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Sundance man faces 52 charges of pedophilia

A Sundance man in his eighties faces 52 separate felony charges of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. Each count carries a potential sentence of life imprisonment without parole. The incidents allegedly took place over a period of...

 

Motorcycle crash near Sundance claims rider's life

A motorcycle crash near Sundance claimed the life of a 58-year-old motorcyclist on Thursday. The fatal crash took place near milepost 183 on I-90, west of Sundance. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a crash involving a motorcycle at...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Beulah woman sentenced for aggravated assault

Tateum Mae Moss of Beulah has been given a suspended sentence for a charge of aggravated assault and battery related to an alleged fight that took place at her Beulah residence. On September 8, 2019, at around 1 a.m., two Sheriff’s Office deputies...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Pandemic spread shows signs of easing

Tentative signs that the pandemic may be loosening its hold were on Governor Mark Gordon’s mind during his recent press conference, including a slow drop in the number of active COVID-19 cases across Wyoming. The percentage of tests that come back...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Carlile water study nears completion

The county’s study to find a solution for water quality issues in the Carlile area is reaching the final stages, the county commissioners heard last week. Stakeholders can expect to hear information about the potential for a regional water system...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 13, 2020

Water tank projects move ahead

Of the two water tank project currently underway for the City of Sundance, both have made significant strides forward. The final steps are now being taken for construction to begin on the Sundance West tank, while the design process has begun on the...

 

Letters to the Editor

To Editor Sundance Times: The 30 July 2020 edition had an article “Voters to decide on senior services levy”. I have some problems with your against argument. 1. The levy is not taking revenues from the individual and putting it into the hands of...

 

The State of Wyoming stands ready to support agriculture

The crisis caused by the novel coronavirus has substantially impacted our state, nation and world. This has impacted most, if not all, facets of daily life in our state. Wyoming agriculture has not been spared from these dynamics. In fact, this...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, My 69-year-old mother is becoming more than just forgetful. She recently got lost in a town she has lived in her whole life. She has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and offered a lot of...

 

Ted Wilson

Ted Wilson, 91 of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away on August 4, 2020. Ted was born on October 11, 1928, at the family home to Carl and Lola Wilson. He grew up working on the ranch with his father and brother, Dick and sister, Myrna Lea. He attend... Full story

 

Hannah Opal Delores Lincoln Spracklen

Hannah Opal Delores Lincoln Spracklen passed away July 22, 2020, one day after her 95th birthday. Delores was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and Anna (Sorenson) Lincoln; her husband, Richard C. Spracklen; husband, Quentin Spracklen; two... Full story

 

New Arrival

Kyle Schmaltz and ShyAnne Blake are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Rhyett Hayze Schmaltz. Rhyett was born on June 8, 2020, at Regional West Medical Center of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 21 inches long....

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Thank you to the following sponsors of the 2020 Crook County Hereford Show: Empire Ranch Ivan and Jennifer Cranston Lee Habeck Mike and Karen Dirks Schelldorf Ranches Inc W Bar Feeds Geis...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago August 11, 1920 The Sheridan Post says that Bert Waddell and George Lytle, of Sundance, who was formerly of the Sundance Times, have purchased the Moorcroft Democrat from Charles McKee, the former editor, and state that they intend to...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    August 13, 2020

Local state legislators buck-back against gun group's tactics

GILLETTE — Multiple Campbell County Republican legislators and primary candidates are bucking against an outspoken pro-Second Amendment group after a bevy of political attacks targeting incumbents and other candidates ahead of this month’s...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming unemployment call center sometimes strained as claim levels remain high CHEYENNE (WNE) – Despite Wyoming’s unemployment rate ticking down slightly in recent months, ongoing steep demand for assistance has kept the phone lines busy ...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Xavier J. Bradford, CO, 35/20, $100; Brad H. Thompson, FL, 79/70, $103; Emily R. Hoover, IL, 90/80, $105; Jennifer K. Farley, Osage, 85/70, $135; Gary D. Elton, Gillette, 48/30, $150; Connor I White, Gillette, 81/70, $115; Mutaz M. Fahm...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Aug. 3 – Five VIN checks. Two paper services. Two fingerprints. Aug. 4 – Three VIN checks. Two paper services. Two traffic stops. Assist to Big Horn County. Gun call. Missing person report; subject located. Animal complaint. Fingerprints. Fight....

 

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