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City creates economic development committee

A new economic development committee for Sundance was formed last week to operate under the umbrella of the city. Created to both support existing business and encourage new economic opportunities, the committee was suggested by a group of...

 

A little spit and polish

Maintenance Foreman Larry Schommer re-stains the picnic table from the gazebo on the courthouse lawn. The structure is undergoing rejuvenation at the moment to ensure it remains a pleasant place for...

 

Foam fest

Organizers believe this year’s Sundance Beer Festival may have taken the record for best attendance in the event’s six-year history....

 

Hulett shooting case still under review

No arrests have yet been made following a “suspicious shooting” that took place in Hulett at the end of August. The investigation is ongoing, says Louey Williams, Team Leader for the Northeast Enforcement Team of the Wyoming Division of Criminal...

 

City tries "hail mary" to sidestep FEMA debt

With the help of Senator Ogden Driskill, the City of Sundance will try one last time to sidestep repayment of $225,000 in emergency funding that it was granted by FEMA in 2012 to relocate the Cole Water Tank when it began to slide off the hill. The...

 

Clock starts ticking on nuisance properties

Two property owners who have failed to respond to the city’s nuisance letters are to be told that the clock is now ticking on their clean-up efforts. The owners of a storage container on Ryan Street and a messy property on Sewell Street have both...

 

Karen Mae Cooper

Karen Mae (Harms) Cooper has gone to be with her husband James Cooper and her daughter Lori (Cooper) Newlin in heaven on September 3, 2019. Karen was born on November 9, 1941, to Martin and Thelma Harms in Redfield, South Dakota. She attended school...

 

Margaret Wales

Margaret (French) Wales, 97 of Beulah, Wyoming, passed away on September 5, 2019, at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. Margaret was born March 14, 1922, to Thomas and Nellie (Knight) French in Hertford, England. At the age of 14...

 

Faith A. Tebo

Faith A. Tebo, 74, of Sundance, Wyoming, went home to our Lord on Sunday, the Lord’s day, September 1, 2019, at home in Sundance. She was born April 5, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Richard Streeter and Mae Rose Stieb. She grew up in Fond du Lac,...

 

Paul T. Liamos

Paul T. Liamos hoped to top his father’s 94-year lifespan. Alas, he fell a few months short. He shuffled off his mortal coil at 6 a.m. on August 27, 2019 in the hospice unit at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Death...

 

Wedding

Sophia Faith Holst and Levi David Galloway were married on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Besler’s Cadillac Ranch in St. Onge, South Dakota. The couple chose July 31 as their wedding day because it...

 

This Week at Your Library

MODEL TRAINS AND NEW TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM by Vic Worthington on Friday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m. Come and learn about DC, DCC and Dead Rail. FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP BROWN BAG LUNCHEON: Thursday, September 26, at 12 p.m. Falls are the leading cause...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times September 10, 1919 From the Moorcroft Democrat: Otis Zimmerschied, of Carlile, is one of eleven men named by Governor Carey to represent the agricultural interest of Wyoming at the Fourteenth International Farm Congress to be...

 

Carlile Fire Hall opens house for a potluck

The Carlile Fire Hall is hosting its 13th annual open house/potluck dinner on Saturday, September 21, at 6 p.m. and everyone’s invited. Pinnacle Bank will be bringing the grilled burgers and brats, dinnerware and drinks will be supplied by the...

 

Cards of Thanks

Thank You Just want to thank all the wonderful, kind-hearted people who pitched in and cared enough to help me find my missing goats. All but one are safely back home. I love my goats so it really meant a lot to me. Without such a great chain of...

 

Certification

Mayor Paul Brooks congratulates Fire Chief Chris Tomford for achieving certification as a fire inspector level one. The certification is based around community risk reduction and includes knowledge in areas such as building construction, fire codes...

 

Complete County Committee needed for next year's census

The federal government will be performing its ten-year head count in 2020 and the U.S. Census Bureau has requested help to ensure as many people as possible consent to be included. County Clerk Linda Fritz has been tasked with forming a five-person...

 

Council hears project updates

At last week’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council heard progress reports for several ongoing projects. Not all had seen movement within the prior month, however, such as the effort to open a new construction and debris pit at the landfill...

 

State funding comes available for county natural resource plan

Thanks to legislation passed at the beginning of the year, Crook County can now access a guaranteed $50,000 in state funding to spend on the creation of a new natural resource management plan. “We have to get our ducks in a row before we can apply...

 

City to enforce pre-annexation agreements

It has always been the informal policy of the City of Sundance to require pre-annexation agreements with subdivisions and property owners outside the limits of town who would like to hook on to the city water system. So said Mayor Paul Brooks at...

 

Busy few days for Old Stoney Committee

Members of the local chapter of the Wyoming State Historical Society hand a check and artwork print to the Old Stoney Committee as part of the Maurine Carley Historic Preservation Award, which...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Wyoming State Forestry Division located in Newcastle serves in an advisory capacity for assisting private landowners with timber land management planning and project supervision. As a vehicle to help educate, involve and assist private...

 

This Side of the Pond

Property moguls with exotic taste and some cash to splash may be interested in a special something now available on the outskirts of my home town. The property itself is a delight of traditional archi...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Attorneys ask for juvenile court for boy’s attempted murder trial GILLETTE (WNE) — Attorneys for the boy accused of nine counts of attempted first-degree murder after he took guns into Sage Valley Junior High School have asked a judge to...

 

Sundance Police

Aug. 31 – House watch and business checks. Assisted Fire Department. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Sept. 1 – House watch and business checks. Officer assisted EMS. Officer opened drug investigation. Two traffic stops. Sept. 2 – House...

 

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