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Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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POW descendants invited to anniversary

Descendants of the Wyoming prisoners of war whose lives were lost during World War II when a Japanese freighter was sunk are invited to an event honoring the nine men in Riverton next month. The dedication will honor the 75th anniversary of the sinki...

 

County under fire ban

The rains of early summer having left Crook County with plenty of fuel, the potential dry conditions of fall have led County Fire Warden Doug Leis to call for full burn restrictions. The ban, which went into effect this week, is intended to prevent...

 

Leis named fire warden

Firefighting has been a lifelong passion for Crook County’s new Fire Warden, Doug Leis. “My dad was a volunteer firefighter when I was a kid growing up, I hung out there with those guys back home in Wisconsin and became a firefighter there...

 

Pizza party

The fourth grade kids were treated to a pizza lunch on Tuesday using ingredients they planted themselves in the hoop house at the fairgrounds. Under the direction of 4-H Educator Sara Fleenor and...

 

Keyhole reservoir under advisory

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is issuing an advisory for Keyhole Reservoir due to a harmful cyanobacterial bloom (HCB). This advisory is for the section of the reservoir near where Wind Creek intersects with Hwy. 113/Old Sundance Road only....

 

Citizens volunteer to combat suicide

Whichever data set you look at, Wyoming has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) place Wyoming third for suicides per capita, recording...

 

Royal Habitat Partner

Sundance State Bank was presented with a plaque from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recognizing them as a Royal Habitat Partner. This level of sponsorship is reached by donating a cumulative...

 

Hunter Education beginning soon

The Wyoming Game & Fish Department fall Hunter Education class will be held in Sundance September 30 and October 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9. Class will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on each of these dates in the exhibit hall/shooting sports building at the Crook...

 

Weed and Pest Update

Summer is rapidly coming to an end, bringing cooler temperatures and the feel of fall in the air. Although the summer is nearly over, Crook County Weed and Pest continues to stay busy into the fall...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times September 19, 1919 J.A. Barrett of Oshoto, deputy assessor, and wife assumed charge of the Sundance Hotel on Monday of this week under lease from Col. Ripley. Mr. Barrett is said to be a man of considerable experience in the...

 

This Week at Your Library

FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP BROWN BAG LUNCHEON: Thursday, September 26, at 12 p.m. Falls are the leading cause of death in older adults. Come learn several strength-training exercises to help prevent falls and ways to make your home more fall-proof....

 

Correction:

One of the two landowners mentioned in last week’s issue regarding “nuisance” properties in Sundance would like to clarify and correct a statement made in that article. The landowner, who was mentioned in association with a storage container... Full story

 

Michael Jack Doll

Celebration of Life “Open House” for Michael Jack Doll, 1955-2019, will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019, from noon to 3 p.m. at Bev’s House in Sundance.... Full story

 

Luann Borgialli

Luann Borgialli, 59 of Wright, Wyoming, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019, at the Campbell County Health Hospice House in Gillette, Wyoming. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday 21, 2019, at the Family Life Church in Gillette. A... Full story

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of James Newell would like to thank everybody in this wonderful community for all the love and support that has been given to us. Laura Lee Newell and family Our Thanks The family of Andrea Mills extends our tremendous...

 

Vintage car visit

Niles Harris of Deadwood, subject of the Big & Rich song “8th of November”, along with his son Niles of the Seattle, Washington area, stopped in to visit their friend Jacque from the Dime...

 

Cowboy poetry and more coming to Alzada

The 30th Annual Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show will be held on Sunday, October 6 at the Alzada Community Hall in Alzada, Montana. It will be a double celebration as the Alzada Community Hall is 90 years old, having been built in 1929....

 

Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show

The 57th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show will be held October 11 and 12 at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills that 4-Hers, youth,...

 

Enzi accepting nominees to military academies

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. military service academies for the 2020-21 school year. Every year, Enzi gives Wyoming youth considering military careers the opportunity to apply for a...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in an effort to end the stigma that people suffering from mental health illnesses are dangerously violent and unpredictable. According to Mentalhealth.gov, “The vast majority of people with mental health...

 

This Side of the Pond

It’s the little things that get you when it comes to cultural differences, and the topics on which you know just about enough to be dangerous. The husband and I thought we were talking the same...

 

Cody man sentenced for Keyhole assault

Andrew Carl Buller of Cody, otherwise known as Andy StandingWolf, has been sentenced on charges of domestic battery, false imprisonment and interference with emergency calls following an incident at Keyhole State Park in January, 2018 during which...

 

Nevada man charged with fifth DUI

Nevada resident Eddy Prieto-Madril has been charged with driving while under the influence, fifth offense within ten years, after being pulled over on the interstate for speeding. On August 28, at around 12:45 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper...

 

Beulah woman charged with aggravated assault

Tateum Mae Moss has been charged with felony counts of strangulation of a household member and aggravated assault and battery following an alleged fight that took place at her Beulah residence. On Sep...

 

Denver man faces felony drug charges

A Denver man faces felony drug charges after a pound of marijuana was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Highway 585. On September 7, a Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling Highway 585 near mile marker 12 when he observed a white...

 

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