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Articles from the September 3, 2020 edition

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Smith appeal reaches Supreme Court

An appeal to re-examine Marty Smith’s guilty verdict will be heard by the Wyoming Supreme Court in September. Smith was sentenced to up to 18 years in jail after a jury convicted her of accessory before the fact to involuntary manslaughter and to...

 

County hosts first jury trial since pandemic hit

Thirteen jurors sat at intervals in the audience gallery. Witnesses in the jury box. A courtroom of people wearing masks, gloves or both and multiple containers of cleaning supplies. A jury trial in the time of COVID-19 isn’t the familiar sight it...

 

High school sports seasons get underway

To ensure the safety of all concerned, Principal Jim O’Connor of Sundance High School has released guidelines on spectator attendance at sports events this fall. All spectators at high school and...

 

RER says it's still working towards Bearlodge mine

All has been quiet on the rare earth front this year, but that doesn’t mean the folks at Rare Element Resources (RER) have been twiddling their thumbs. According to the latest report from the...

 

Sundance police officer assaulted at local bar

Trevor Hartl of Gillette faces felony charges of assault after allegedly refusing to leave a local bar and causing bodily injury to the police officer who was called to escort him from the premises. According to a statement from the Sundance Police O...

 

Bud Skaar

L. Bud Skaar, 80, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Sunday, August 30 2020, at Monument Hospital, Rapid City, South Dakota. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Central Daylight Time on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Queen of... Full story

 

Russell T. Graham

Russell T. Graham died August 29, 2020, in Spokane, Washington, of complications of MS. Russell was born July 1, 1949, in Sundance, Wyoming, where he lived with his parents, Tom and Signe and two sisters, Janice and Karen. Russell knew early in his... Full story

 

New Arrival

Jaime and Brian Bosl are proud to announce the birth of a son on May 25, 2020 at 11:26 p.m. He has been named Benjamin Wade Bosl and was 9 lbs. and 21 inches at birth. Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Vicky Adams. Benjamin joins his two-year-old...

 

Save those UPC codes

Decker’s employee Nate Schommer is shown with Sundance Community Handbell Director Janet Lake. All shoppers are encouraged to continue to save Decker’s Our Family brand UPC codes (#70253) for a generous program that the store offers for...

 

Five years

Commissioner Kelly Dennis and County Attorney Joe Baron recognized Dave Osborne for his five years of dedicated service to Crook County....

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of Ross Garman wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who have shown us kindness, care and concern through gifts of food and flowers, personal visits, memorial donations and by keeping us in your daily thoughts and prayers....

 

State budget cuts finalized

The specifics of budget cuts that amount to a ten percent reduction in the state’s expenditures have now been formally announced, affecting the state’s agencies, boards and commissions alike. Governor Mark Gordon spoke to the reductions at a...

 

COVID-19 cases continue steady climb

With little improvement to the steady climb of COVID-19 cases across the state, Governor Mark Gordon announced last week that the current public health orders will remain in place. No changes have been made to these orders, which will expire on... Full story

 

Community Needs Assessment survey in Crook County

ALIGN, in coordination with a local task force, is conducting a Community Needs Assessment in Crook County. Members of the local task force include representatives from the hospital, city/county government, library, school district and other local...

 

Crook County man guilty of child abuse

Crook County resident Ricky Dean Wilmore has been given a suspended sentence for a felony charge of child abuse after allegedly causing physical injury to a child that was not the result of reasonable corporal punishment. On January 24 at 9 p.m., a...

 

Moorcroft man gets deferred sentence for strangulation charge

Patrick LeFave of Moorcroft has been given a deferred sentence on a felony charge of strangulation following an alleged incident in which he physically attacked a female victim who then locked herself in a room to contact law enforcement. A Sheriff...

 

Sundance Police

Aug. 22 – House watch and business checks. Three bar checks. Five traffic stops. Aug. 23 – House watch and business checks. Two traffic stops. Aug. 24 – House watch and business checks. Officer recovered stolen car that had been towed as...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Aug. 24 – Five VIN checks. Three paper services. Three traffic stops. Three sets of fingerprints. Fire department page. EMS page. Theft report. Aug. 25 - Six VIN checks. Paper service. Seven traffic stops. Two EMS pages. Fight. Animal bite....

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Ethan Feller, NY, 90/75, $135; Hector Covarrubiasarambula, CA, 85/75, $105; Ilija Macht, FL, 82/65, $145; Laurence Rockert, IL, 76/65, $115; Alan M. Garrison, Casper, 54/45, $103; Shanna J. Sorch, Gillette, 90/80, $105; Robert A....

 

Municipal Court

Speeding – Thomas Culp, WI, 65/55 Failure to Stop – Jeffrey Hill, IL...

 

Peregrine falcons have successful nesting season

Park staff have observed that three peregrine falcon chicks have fledged from their nest on Devils Tower. The confirmation of chicks leaving the nest means that all rock climbing routes have reopened on the tower. Each year, some climbing routes are...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, I am in my late 60s. I am worried about the immunizations that my primary care provider is offering me. With flu season just around the corner, I am considering the influenza vaccine. Then,...

 

This Side of the Pond

Someone has hit the rewind button on my television, all the way back to the 1990s. The infamous home renovation show that birthed an entire genre is set to return to British screens – and I...

 

State Archaeologist receives "Save America's Treasures" grant for Vore Buffalo Jump

The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is the recipient of a federal “Save America’s Treasures” grant to improve preservation and conservation of artifacts associated with...

 

Cross Country seasons open with strong performances

The Sundance Bulldog Cross Country team opened its fall 2020 season August 27 and 28 with the Newcastle Invite. The Bulldogs had a successful first meet, claiming several top spots from junior high to varsity.  Senior Hunter Skeens finished fourth...

 

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