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Articles from the September 15, 2022 edition


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  • Large-acre development rules meet with little resistance

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 15, 2022

    Considering that it was standing room only for a public hearing on the proposed new regulations for large-acre subdivisions within Crook County, there was a surprising lack of resistance to the overall idea of imposing rules. Though many in the audience attended just to listen, a number of people did choose to comment, whether orally or in writing. However, the objections were largely limited to procedural items and none opposed the overall idea of regulations. "This process has been going...

  • City ponders non-resident garbage rates

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 15, 2022

    Since the closure of the Moorcroft landfill, the transfer station in Sundance has seen a “pretty big influx” of new customers, according to Public Works Director Mac Erickson. He told the council last week that there is potential for this to become a problem. “Unless we get a lot on those trailers, it’s costing us money,” he said, referring to the costs associated with hauling the trash from the transfer station to the landfill in Gillette. The Gillette landfill charges $75 per ton for a municipality to dump its waste and Sundance charges $...

  • City approves zoning change

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 15, 2022

    At last week’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council hosted a public hearing for the rezoning of a portion of land belonging to Jay Pixley. No comments were provided from members of the audience during the hearing, prompting the council to approve the request. The rezone will be of 43.13 acres from industrial to highway business. Council Member Callie Hilty explained that the request has been made to make the land more congruent with the buildings Pixley would like to see on his land. T...

  • Want free venison?

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 15, 2022

    The City of Sundance would like to hear from members of the community who are interested in receiving free venison from this year's deer cull. The city commissions works to cut deer numbers almost every year, through a permit from Wyoming Game and Fish, and has traditionally donated the meat from the harvested animals to local residents. This year, through another contract with Nick Kaminski of Grainland Trapping, the city hopes to increase the number of animals taken from 25 to 40, which means...

  • Recovery project planned after Fish Fire

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 15, 2022

    The U.S. Forest Service has announced its plans to rehabilitate the land burned during the recent Fish Fire, with the goal of reducing the risk of beetle infestation, mitigating future fire hazards and restoring the forest vegetation. The Fish Fire was finally declared controlled just over a week ago, having burned a total of 6793 acres. This included 3230 acres of National Forest lands. According to a press release, "The Forest Service is proposing to remove burned pine from areas of 100...

  • Francis Eugene Stevens

    Sep 15, 2022

    A memorial service for Frank Stevens, age 74 of Gillette, Wyoming, was held on Monday, September 12, 2022, at the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center Theater with Pastor Marty Crump officiating. Francis Eugene Stevens passed away due to natural causes on September 4, 2022, while working on his treasured property in the Black Hills of Wyoming just outside of Hulett. Wyoming was home for his entire life. Francis Eugene Stevens, known to his friends and family as Frank, was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, on June 23, 1948, to Edward D. Stevens and Esther (Watt)... Full story

  • Lucille "Lucy" Frances Baxter

    Sep 15, 2022

    Lucille “Lucy” Frances (Long, Strait) Baxter was born January 19, 1945, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to William “Chub” Long and Alice (Mahoney) Long. Alice was not sure she wanted another baby with the next youngest only nine months old. Grandma Mahoney assured them, “You’ll find that this one will be a blessing and you’ll always be glad.” Lucy was quickly adored by her siblings and Lucy and her sister Lorrie grew to be inseparable. They spent many hours on their family ranch near Hulett, Wyoming, playing dolls, exploring the creeks and... Full story

  • Albert Martin Daane

    Sep 15, 2022

    Albert Martin Daane, 85 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on September 7, 2022 at his home. Al was born on September 18, 1936 to Harold and Mary (Taylor) Daane in Sturgis, South Dakota. Al was a master at many trades. He worked for the mines in Lead and Deadwood. He was a master mechanic for JD Evans, Terex, Fuller Construction and others. He spent countless years working in the cold out in the field maintaining large equipment like graders and earthmovers and other heavy equipment. He could fix anything, anywhere, if had moving parts. Al was... Full story

  • Service Notices

    Sep 15, 2022

    Leslie “Les” Saari A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Leslie “Les” Saari will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Beulah Cemetery in Beulah, Wyoming. Zella May Schwartzkopf A Celebration of Life for Zella May Schwartzkopf will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 S. 2nd Street, Big Horn, Wyoming. Ted J. Miller Services for Ted J. Miller will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Black Hills Aero. Interment will be at Black Hills National... Full story

  • Card of Thanks

    Sep 15, 2022

    Our Thanks We would like to thank the Crook County Fire, State Forestry, Forest Service and Weston County Fire for putting out the fire at our place on August 18. We are overwhelmed by the amount of people that showed up to help. We thank each and every one of you. Special thanks to Bob Latham for getting our dog home safely. Randy and Kathleen Lincoln Maurice and Ivy Dillon... Full story

  • Peek at the Past

    Sep 15, 2022

    1 Years Ago September 14, 1922 Mrs. Cecil Caulkins returned home Sunday from the hospital at Deadwood where she underwent a major operation. Her many friends will be glad to know she has quite recovered. Miss Lilian Richardson opened the Pleasant Valley school Monday, and Miss Beulah Richardson the Weaver school. The Schloredt threshing machine started doing business Tuesday, with Lou Schloredt and Tom Straight in charge. 75 Years Ago September 18, 1947 J.W. Morris has entered a four-pound...

  • Hulett Roping Club free barbecue next Sunday

    Sep 15, 2022

    On Sun., Sept. 25 at the Hulett Recreation Grounds, the Hulett Roping Club will be hosting their annual Free barbecue. This is their way of saying thank you to everyone who made the 2022 Hulett Rodeo a great success. The barbecue will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Steak, beans, chips, cookies, biscuits, gravy and drinks will be available. Please bring your own table service. The annual meeting and election of officers will be at 1:30 p.m. Queen contest for young ladies ages 12-21 will follow the meeting with the playday to follow. There...

  • City resumes efforts to replace municipal court

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 15, 2022

    The City of Sundance is still lacking a means to enforce ordinances nearly two years after getting rid of its municipal court, a decision made at the same time that the council opted to replace its police department with a contract with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office. While the city considers the latter to have been a great success – with the council praising the work of the Sheriff’s Office at almost every monthly meeting – a petition to the Wyoming Supreme Court to allow Circuit Court to handle ordinance cases has so far gone unanswe...

  • Federal bill partly plugs WYDOT funding deficiencies

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 15, 2022

    A federal infrastructure bill has partly plugged the funding gap that the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has been reporting for many years – but the agency is still in a several-hundred million dollar deficit. Scott Taylor, District Engineer for District 4, outlined WYDOT’s funding situation last week during the agency’s annual presentation about upcoming projects and priorities. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), he said, included $91.2 million in extra funds, mostly for surface transportation. This $72.3 milli...

  • Veterans and their kids invited to range day

    Sep 15, 2022

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4311 invites all Crook County veterans to bring their kids and their hunting rifles to the Sundance Rod and Gun Club range just off WY 585 at 9 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 1. VFW members will assist in sighting in/zeroing their hunting rifles in preparation for the 2022 deer and elk season. A certified NRA safety instructor will run the range with standard safety measures in place. It is asked that attendees bring individual personal protection equipment - at a minimum, hearing and eye protection. Post 4311 will pay...

  • Sports tourism keeps Gillette economy busy outside of summer

    Jonathan Gallardo, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange|Sep 15, 2022

    GILLETTE —As summer comes to an end and kids are back in school, the end of tourism season is nearing. Traditional tourism, that is. The season for sports tournaments is just beginning. Just in the past five or six years, sports tourism has grown in Gillette, thanks to the support of the community and local governments. It’s brought visitors and tax revenue into the community during parts of the year that otherwise would be slower. The summer historically has been the peak season in terms of visitors, with people driving through Campbell Cou...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|Sep 15, 2022

    We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Come check out our numerous magazines we have available for a two-week checkout. READER’S DIGEST unites its readers and their families like no other brand through the simplest of acts: sharing stories, laughs and great advice. Heading into its 100th anniversary, Reader’s Digest is America’s fourth largest-circulation magazine brand, stand...

  • Circuit Court

    Sep 15, 2022

    Speeding – Kason Twomey, Gillette, WY, 60/45, $135; Michael Newhouse, Azle, TX, 94/70, $190; Mary Holzer, West Bend, WI, 77/70, $99; James P. Kush, Spearfish, SD, 93/80, $125; Cody Nored, Loveland, CO, 97/80, $155; Joseph Gardner, Gillette, WY, 94/80, $130; Mark Shadley, Hanson, MA, 79/65, $140; April Miller, Moorcroft, WY, 80/70, $105; Taren Massie, Battle Ground, WA, 83/65, $150; Erik Iverson, Middleton, WI, 78/65, $181; Berton Garro, Gillette, WY, 81/75, $97; Breanna L. Harp, Pflugerville, TX, $80; Dang Tran, San Jose, CA, 94/80, $130; Brett...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Sep 15, 2022

    Sept. 5 – Paper service. Fifteen traffic stops. Fire ban violation. Two motorist assists. Assist Keyhole State Park Ranger. Suspicious vehicle. Business check. House watch. Three EMS pages. Sept. 6 – Eight VIN checks. Two paper services. Nine traffic stops. Business check. Welfare check. Citizen assist. Motorist assist. Two suspicious circumstances. Fingerprints. EMS page. Fire page. Sept. 7 – Four VIN checks. Paper service. Nine traffic stops. Business check. Fire alarm. Two suspicious circumstances. Fingerprints. Motorist assist. Welfare chec...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Sep 15, 2022

    Hageman declines to debate GreyBull CHEYENNE (WNE) —Republican U.S. House of Representatives primary winner Harriet Hageman has declined an invitation to debate Democratic contender Lynnette GreyBull next month. WyomingPBS confirmed Monday that officials had provided two dates in October for Hageman to participate in the general election debate, and she declined both. For the first date, she said there was a scheduling conflict, and when given a second available date, Hageman said she would not participate at all. “Since announcing her candidac...

  • Council

    Sep 15, 2022

    City of Sundance September 6, 2022 The Town Council met this day in regular session at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Paul Brooks presiding. Roll call was taken by Mayor Brooks with Council Members Joe Wilson, Bradley Marchant, Callie Hilty and Randy Stevenson present. COUNCIL MEMBER MARCHANT MOVED, COUNCIL MEMBER STEVENSON SECONDED a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Ayes, MOTION CARRIED. Barbara Whitfield-Customer Deposit Payable $36.41; AT &T-Water, Garbage, Mayor $125.54; Architectural Specialities LLC-Garbage Building Maint. $1177.85;... Full story

  • Bid

    Sep 15, 2022

    WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Wyoming Department of Transportation will receive bids electronically through Public Purchase until 11:00 A.M., Mountain Time on September 27, 2022 at which time they will be publicly opened and read for FURNISHING SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES ON US 14 RUPE HILL SPUR ROAD, SUNDANCE, WYOMING. All interested contractors are urged to visit the job-site and inspect the required work as well as conditions affecting the work prior to bidding this job. Appointments to inspect the job...

  • Tower

    Sep 15, 2022

    Public Notice Union Wireless is proposing to modify an existing wireless telecommunications facility on an existing self supporting lattice tower located at 2286 Old Sundance Road, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming 82729. The modifications will consist of the collocation of antennas at a centerline height of 80ft above ground level on the 84ft tall existing tower (including all appurtenances). Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by... Full story

  • Civil

    Sep 15, 2022

    Summary for publication: In the Circuit Court for the Sixth Judicial District, Crook County, Wyoming, Civil Action No. 2022-60, Blakeman Propane, Inc, v. Outlaw Oil & Gas, LLC and Keith Adels. Plaintiff, Blakeman Propane, by and through counsel, Davis & Cannon, LLP, files complaint for damages resulting from breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Plaintiff request the Court enter judgment against Defendant for damages and any other such relief as the Court deems just and equitable.... Full story

  • Golf team headed to State

    Rebecca Maupin|Sep 15, 2022

    The fall season for golf is nearing an end as the Sundance golf team participated in the Tiger Invitational at Lusk this past weekend. Setting the pace for the Bulldog golfers were Owen Watt and Spencer Lubken who tied for 6th place with a score of 96. Teammate Parker Speidel followed closely with a score of 99. This trio of golfers has put up impressive scores throughout the season and are looking to fare well as they compete in the State Championships on Friday and Saturday in Wright. On the...

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