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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 29, 2019

Where the Kid gets his foam

Now in its sixth year, the Sundance Beer Festival is a popular part of the city’s roster of annual events and festivals. According to organizer Reggie Gaylord, it’s still growing both in attendance and number of vendors, so beer lovers can...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 29, 2019

Cook Lake rehab on schedule

Rehabilitation work on the dam at Cook Lake is proceeding according to schedule, says District Ranger Mike Gosse. The Forest Service expects the project to be complete by November 21. The popular...

 

Fatal crash on highway near Hulett

A fatal crash took place on WY-24 near Hulett on August 25 at around 9:30 p.m. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area, responding to reports of a one-vehicle rollover. A 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound on the highway...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 29, 2019

Powerline project nears halfway point

Powder River Energy’s powerline project is nearing the halfway point, replacing aging infrastructure throughout Sundance with modern poles and wire. “We have service done to the golf course, all...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 29, 2019

Fire dept. to host open house

Meet your local volunteer firefighters at a community appreciation open house next weekend. While the kids enjoy themed activities, adults can tuck in to a buffet lunch and get to know their fire department in closer detail. “It’s for the...

 

Josie Ewing

Josie Ewing, 85 of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away on August 21, 2019, at Garden Hills Assisted Living Center in the care of Hospice. Josephine Mayme Frank was born April 16, 1934 to Joe and Myrtle (Hutchins) Frank in Sundance, Wyoming. She was... Full story

 

James Jensen

James Jensen, age 86 of Aladdin, Wyoming, died Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. A celebration of life will take place Saturday, August 31, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Aladdin Community Hall in Aladdin. Arrangements ar... Full story

 

Marie Alana Vetsch

Marie Alana (Petera) Vetsch went home with her Lord Jesus on Monday, August 19, 2019, at 8:25 a.m. She passed away from cancer. Marie was born on July 15, 1941, in Wood, South Dakota, to parents Frank “Cap” Eugene Petera and Phyllis Eva (Draine)... Full story

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of Myra Clingan would like to express our gratitude for your kindness, whether it was kind works, prayers or memorial donations. A very special thank you to the staff of the Crook County Long Term Care for all your devoted...

 

Sundance Handbell Choir resuming and recruiting

Sundance Community Handbell Choir will be starting another ringing year in September. The 501(c)3 group plays a wide variety of music in churches, long-term care centers, weddings, funerals and miscellaneous and sundry entertainment venues. New...

 

Dedicated Service

Calvin Wolf is presented with a Certificate of Appreciation, by Chairman Kelly Dennis and Road & Bridge Superintendent Morgan Ellsbury, for his five years of dedicated service to Crook County....

 

CNA training

Erica Davidson, Leah Moberg, Mariah Nielsen and Rebecca Schurman smile in celebration of their final session of Medication Assistant-Certified training at the Crook County Memorial Hospital....

 

USO Patriot Invitational holding charity golf tournament

Black Hills Energy and Neiman Enterprises have teamed up this year to be the featured sponsors of the second annual USO Patriot Invitational Golf Tournament to be held at The Golf Club at Devils Tower this coming Labor Day weekend. USO Patriot... Full story

 

County families honored in Centennial Ranch program

Of the 20 families honored this year at the state fair as part of the State Historic Preservation Office’s Centennial Farm and Ranch program, three hail from Crook County. The honorees from this...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 29, 2019

Bridger Pipelines planning new line

Plans are underway for Bridger Pipeline to install a new oil pipeline that will travel through Crook County to match the route of the company’s existing line in this area. “It will be parallel to our existing pipeline that goes through there...

 

Farm Service Agency to present program info

The Farm Service Agency will be hosting a program next week designed for agricultural operators within Crook County. The presentation will focus on the 2018 Farm Bill and new information regarding how the agency can assist community members with...

 

VFW announces patriotic student scholarship contest

Devils Tower VFW Post 4311 encourages the youth of Crook County to take part in the annual nationwide Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen program. Create an essay on the theme “What Makes America Great” to express your views on democracy and b...

 

Friendship Bible coffee

Stonecroft Ministries will be having a friendship Bible study coffee titled “Who is Jesus?” at 9:30 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 9 at the Sundance Community Church just north of the high school. Teacher will be Ardelle Leins. Bring a Holy Bible and a...

 

This Week at Your Library

Would you rather listen to books? RBdigital, available thanks to the Wyoming State Library for all Wyoming library cardholders, offers more than 30,000 audio books! All you need is a library card and a device like a smart phone, tablet or computer....

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times August 27, 1919 The ball games between marrieds and singles of Sundance now stand fifty-fifty and the final and decisive combat will come off at the south side sand lot next Friday. Wilbur Goodson recently purchased about 70 h...

 

Our view

Talking about a sensitive topic is difficult; looking for ways to solve that problem is often a whole lot harder. We would like to commend both the Crook County School District and the concerned parents who have brought the issue of youth suicide to...

 

Chapel of Faith

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Is. 6:1 I spy a sadness in the land. One that if not comprehended and dealt with will cripple humanity. It is a...

 

This Side of the Pond

It didn’t make it into the Peek at the Past, but we came across an interesting tidbit in the archives that certainly piqued my interest. It comes from an issue published a century ago and reads as...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

UW raises ACT score requirement LARAMIE (WNE) — The University of Wyoming’s board of trustees voted this month, at the request of university administrators, to set a minimum ACT score of 17 for students to be admitted to the school. Previously,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 12 – Eleven VIN checks. Three paper services. Two traffic stops. Detention Deputy booked in three inmates. Detention Deputy did multiple fingerprints all for outside employment. Detention Deputy did prisoner transport to spearfish hospital....

 

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