Articles from the September 10, 2020 edition

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Too much, too soon

Trees across the area took the brunt of Monday night’s unseasonable winter storm, which dumped nearly six inches of heavy wet snow overnight around Sundance, breaking the fully leafed branches and...

 

Budget drives look at PD options

Wyoming’s finances are an increasing worry, said Mayor Paul Brooks at last week’s council meeting, and this has prompted the City of Sundance to consider its own budgetary future. One cost-saving measure that could have a significant impact...

 

Old Stoney gets ready to open

The state fire marshal has given the nod and Old Stoney is about to become a hive of activity as its new occupants begin the process of moving in. This will mark the final leg of a long – and often...

 

Council updated on developing projects

At September’s regular meeting, the council heard news of several new and ongoing development projects. The first was an update on the corner lot where the North Pole meat locker once stood, which is currently in the city’s hands. An individual...

 

James Keith Fowler

James Keith Fowler, 64, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 4, 2020. Keith was born April 5, 1956, in Williston, North Dakota. As a child he and his family moved several times before settling in St. Paul,... Full story

 

Tharon J. Peterson

Tharon J. Peterson, age 51 of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at his home in Sioux Falls. A Celebration of Life Visitation will be on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory, fro... Full story

 

Lars Louis John "Bud" Skaar

Lars Louis John “Bud” Skaar, 80, of Sundance, Wyoming and formerly of Stanley, North Dakota, passed away on Sunday afternoon, August 30, 2020. Bud was born May 16, 1940 in Stanley to Lars and Bertha Skaar. Bud was the sixth of eight children and... Full story

 

Lincoln dinner

The annual Crook County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner was held this past weekend in Moorcroft after being postponed from earlier in the year....

 

Fairgrounds to get RV dump station

When WYDOT made the decision to close the rest area in Sundance earlier this year, the consequences for campers and RVs were perhaps unforeseen by most. “We’ve lost the local public dump station,” said Doug Ramsey last week, speaking to the...

 

Hunter Education begins soon

A Wyoming Game and Fish Department authorized and approved Hunter Education Class is scheduled in Sundance just in time for prospective new hunters to get certified before fall wild turkey and deer season in the Black Hills. Even if you never hunt,...

 

Sundance banishes peddler permits

Most of the time, when someone comes to City Hall asking for permission to sell their wares door-to-door, everything turns out fine. That’s not always the case, though, said Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lenz last week as she asked for the council’s guid...

 

Ambulance money to be divided among towns

With the City of Sundance bowing out of the ambulance business, the county commissioners considered on Wednesday what should be done with the $2666.75 that has been given each year as the county’s contribution to running the city’s service. The c...

 

Parking the Kid

Neither the county nor the City of Sundance heard opposition to the plan to relocate the Sundance Kid statue to the new Sundance Square park next to Old Stoney. Both entities held public hearings last week but heard no comments from the public. With...

 

Squaring away the details

Visually speaking, the block on which Old Stoney sits is changing by the day. The project to create a park on the corner by Cleveland Street is now in full swing, while the opposite end of the street...

 

Home is where the herd is

Goats too often get a bad rap. Sure, goats eat the inedible, escape fortified enclosures to ravage gardens, eerily and randomly collapse with syncope, scale trees and terrorize unsuspecting...

 

Lady Bulldogs trample Bobcats, split weekend matches

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs had a busy week on the court this week traveling to Upton for a late night showdown on Tuesday and playing host to the Glenrock Herders and the Douglas Bearcats on Friday. On the road Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs were up...

 

Sundance runners have strong showing in Hulett

Two Sundance Bulldog Cross Country runners ran state-qualifying times at the Hulett Invitational Sept. 3, the second competition of the fall 2020 season.  Senior Hunter Skeens claimed first place in the boys’ varsity race, finishing in a smoking...

 

SHS Golf

Individual Boys: Parker Speidel – 100 (tie 4th) Dawson Flahaven – 100 (7th) Coyle Love – 114 (8th) Payton Ewing – 122 Gavin Robinson – 135 Tony Villegas – 150 Individual Girls: Sheridan Schubarth – 93 (2nd) Allie Crawford – 116 (7th)...

 

FFA officers

The Bearlodge-Sundance FFA held its yearly officer interviews on September 3. Results are: President Echo Miller, Vice President Teagan Marchant, Vice President #2 Peyton Ewing, Treasurer Parker...

 

Sundance Police

Aug. 25 – House watch and business checks. Three traffic stops. Trespass warning issued. Aug. 26 – House watch and business checks. Seventeen traffic stops. Aug. 27 – House watch and business checks. Four traffic stops. Aug. 28 – House watch...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Jacob A. Ellefson, WI, 92/70, $165; Claudiu Vidulescu, GA, 88/75, $125; Kelly Norris, NY, 89/75, $130; Joseph Wager, IL, 85/75, $105; Mitchell Phillips, ND, 75/70, $90; Michael Payne, NV, 79/65, $140; Kevin Mejia, NJ, 89/80, $103;...

 

Almost one-fifth of Wyoming still uncounted

CASPER — The federal government’s once-a-decade effort to count every person living in the United States is nearly complete. It’s been a tumultuous year; the U.S. Census Bureau launched its first large-scale web campaign, contended with a...

 

Powder River Basin on pace to produce less than 200 million tons of coal

GILLETTE — Under the right circumstances, carbon under pressure produces diamonds. But the intense pressure from multiple fronts now squeezing Powder River Basin coal is crushing the industry. Already struggling with weakening demand for U.S....

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Hanna residents allowed to return home after fire CASPER (WNE) — Hanna residents were being allowed to return home starting at 1 p.m. Sunday after a wildfire prompted evacuations a day earlier. The Carbon County Office of Emergency Management was w...

 

This Week at Your Library

The library doors are open. We will still be doing curbside delivery if you would prefer not to come into the library. We do ask that you wear a mask to enter the library. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. Children under 13 MUST be...

 

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