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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 15, 2019

Family Dollar coming to town

A new Family Dollar is set to appear on the east edge of town next summer. James Williamson, a graduate of Sundance, visited the council last week to present plans for the store as part of the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 15, 2019

Smooth ride

Rally Week was relatively calm this year, with few arrests, no fatalities and a generally cheerful atmosphere throughout the county. The official traffic count is not yet in, but Lieutenant Tim...

 

Piping in new funds

Montana Penton, Area Operations Manager for Oneok Pipelines, presents the Old Stoney Restoration Committee with a check for $50,000 towards renovation of Old Stoney. The money will go towards windows...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 15, 2019

WYDOT shares five-year plan

Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) unveiled its construction projects for the next half-decade in a presentation for the county commissioners last week, outlining over $44 million in planned spending within Crook County. Jim Evensen,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 15, 2019

Nuisance letter proves a nuisance

At last week’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council pondered what “next steps” are available when a resident is sent a nuisance letter but fails to have made any progress on fixing that nuisance once a period of time has passed. Mayor...

 

Donna Jean Peplow

Donna Jean (Myers) Peplow, 86 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Crook County Long Term Care. Donna was born December 18, 1932, to Kermit and Phoebe (Brown) Myers; she attended country school in Langdon, North Dakota. She... Full story

 

Eleanor Phillips

Memorial prayers will be offered for Eleanor and Lewis Phillips during the regular 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at The Church of... Full story

 

Robert Larry Hill

Robert Larry Hill, 75 of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2019, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after a ten-day battle with stroke symptoms. Robert was born on June 5, 1944, in San Diego, California, to... Full story

 

Engagement

The happy couple of Cody Shuck of Union Center, South Dakota and Amber Fowlkes of Aladdin, Wyoming would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on September 19, 2019. They would like to invite anyone that did not receive an...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks We sincerely thank all of the neighbors, friends and relatives of Earl Dennis who helped, offered words of condolence and comfort in this time. It is so refreshing to be in an area with so many fine people. The family of Earl Dennis Thank...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times August 13, 1919 A post of the American Legion for Crook County has been organized, the initial organization being effected last Thursday night in this city during the intermission at the dance planned for the purpose....

 

This Week at Your Library

Library Programming: CEMETERY WALK: August 15 at Greenwood Cemetery (off Hwy 116). Starts at 6:30 p.m. Free to the public. Meet at the cemetery for an evening of memories and stories of our early history. STORYTIME resumes Wednesday, August 21, at...

 

Wolf Extravaganza this weekend in Spearfish

The Black Hills Regional Multiple Use Coalition (BHRMUC) will host a “Wolf Extravaganza” on Saturday, August 17 from 3 to 5:30 p.m., open to anyone interested in learning more about wolves and what it’s like to live with wolves as neighbors....

 

Pinochle players needed

Single or couple pinochle players are needed for the Beta Sigma Phi sorority-sponsored Pinochle Marathon starting in September. If interested, please call Gail Kaiser at 283-1095....

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Council gives initial nod to e-cig ban CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Cheyenne City Council voted 8-1 Monday night to approve the second reading of an ordinance amendment adding electronic smoking devices to the list of smoking instruments banned in public...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Many of you know that we lost our son, Josh, to suicide in June. There have been other suicides in our community along with attempts that we may know nothing about. Wyoming is listed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as...

 

The new congressional budget is a bipartisan blunder

Imagine you’re a business owner. You’re getting ready to leave town for a few weeks, so you leave your most trusted employees in charge of the place while you’re gone. A vote was held among...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 15, 2019

Sundance and Moorcroft renew ties on trash issue

By Sarah Pridgeon Contract in hand, Mayor Dick Claar visited the Sundance City Council on Tuesday and offered to once again open the Moorcroft landfill for the city’s use. The council approved the contract, which does not prevent Sundance from...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 15, 2019

Council negotiating road agreement with Oneok

Public Works Director Mac Erickson is negotiating a one-off payment from Oneok Pipelines that will cover the cost of wear and tear on city roads during construction of the Elk Creek Pipeline this summer. The company is happy to reach an agreement,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 15, 2019

Strata granted approval for low pH practices

Strata Energy has been granted permission to use low pH mining solution at its in-situ uranium mine near Oshoto, a move that the company hopes will vastly improve recovery rates. Strata announced last week that the Department of Environmental...

 

This Side of the Pond

I know you lot think you have the monopoly on potentially dangerous animals, but you haven’t experienced terror until the world’s most fearsome bird has set its sights upon your dinner. The...

 

Sundance Municipal Court

Speeding – David Hodek, MN, 57/45; Thomas Gorman, CO, 41/30; Jana Ginter, Carpenter, 50/30; Timothy Hall, IL, 48/30 Driving on Invalid Driver’s License – Eron Natera, TX...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 15, 2019

County launches water study

Under the direct supervision of the Wyoming Water Development Office (WWD), Crook County has launched a year-long study to find a solution to the water issues experienced over the last couple of years in the area around Carlile. The study will...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 15, 2019

Council accepts bid for Food Pantry building

Despite a split vote, the Sundance City Council has agreed to sell the building that was until recently a food pantry to a private buyer for $40,000. Council members who voted against accepting the bid felt it was too low for the piece of land and...

 

60th class reunion

Class of 1959, back row left to right: Gary Jensen, Fred Tschetter, Les Hooper; third row: Art Cundy, Mike Kipp, George Reed; second row: Charlie Jones, Keith Keyser, Billy Myers; front: Laura Lee...

 

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