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Bulldog pride

The sunshine made a welcome return to bring an added level of cheer to this year’s Homecoming Parade, a noisy affair filled with excited kids, merry adults and athletes celebrating successes past...

 

Juvenile charged with murder of missing 16-year-old

Michael Campbell of Sturgis, SD appeared in court this morning charged with murder in the second degree after a body was discovered in his home that was believed to be that of missing Upton resident Shayna Ritthaler. Ritthaler disappeared on October...

 

Landowner group forms for oil pipeline

Landowners along the proposed new oil pipeline to be installed by Bridger Pipelines have banded together to form Pro Wyoming, a group dedicated to ensuring the best possible easement deal for everyone impacted by the installation of the line. Donley...

 

Pumpkins, spice and all things nice

Fall officially arrived on Saturday with the annual Pumpkin Patch Festival, featuring a street covered in squash, local goods on sale, scarecrows galore, pony ride, balloon animals and wagon rides...

 

Fiber installation impacts city water system

The City of Sundance is dealing with an unexpected consequence of the switchover to fiber internet: the loss of the old copper wire could impact the functionality of the SCADA monitoring system that controls the water tanks which feed the town....

 

Shipping containers bring council to an impasse

A request that seemed like business as usual proved too knotty to unpick at last week’s meeting of the Sundance City Council. The question of whether or not to grant Council Member Joe Wilson a variance to temporarily site a shipping container on...

 

Sundance man killed in vehicle crash

Sundance resident Thomas E. Pickerd was the victim of a fatal vehicle crash on I-90 last week. The accident occurred on October 3 around milepost 201. Around 3 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a one-vehicle...

 

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed on Monday, October 14, for Columbus Day. Falls are the leading cause of death in older adults. Here are some things you can do to help decrease your chance of falls: 1. Wear cotton socks or socks with rubber grippers on...

 

Glen Sterling

Glen Sterling, 77, of Hulett, Wyoming, was born on March 3, 1942, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Joe and Dorothy (Austin) Sterling and he went home to be with his Lord, October 2, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Glen crammed many careers...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks We would like to thank Sundance State Bank for the donation for our communications! Crook County Volunteer Fire Our Thanks The family of Eda Gose would like to thank everyone who was there for us in our loss. The cards, calls, meals,...

 

Flu season ahead: protect self and others by getting a flu shot

With October marking the official beginning of the 2019-20 influenza season, Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) representatives are again recommending yearly flu vaccines as the first and most...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 30 – Seven VIN checks. Traffic stop. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. Deputy responded to trespassing call. Deputy assisted another agency twice. Deputy assisted motorist. EMS request. Two Fire Department requests....

 

Sundance Police

Sept. 28 – House watch and business checks. Vehicle lockout. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Sept. 29 – House watch and business checks. Dog at large complaint. VIN inspection. Traffic stop. Sept. 30 – House watch and business checks. VIN...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Carol A. Treide, Sheridan, 35/30, $65; Matthew L.R. Foran, CO, 40/30, $100; James A. Powroznik, CA, 54/40, $115; Kathleen B. Chance, FL, 65/45, $145; Christopher S. Brewington, SD, 80/70, $100; Justin S. Wright, TX, 81/70, $100;...

 

Dedicated service

Treasurer Mary Kuhl presents Lita Eddy with a Certificate of Appreciation for her five years of dedicated service to Crook County....

 

City projects continue forward

The City of Sundance’s current crop of projects seem to be moving in a positive direction, reported Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lenz last week as she told the council that around eight companies have responded to a request for proposals to design the...

 

New economic dev committee launches

Sundance’s new economic development committee officially came together last week with the approval of its bylaws by the city council. The committee will be fundraising and accepting donations from the community in order to better assist businesses...

 

City to revise garbage ordinance

At the request of City Attorney Mark Hughes, Sundance will be taking a look at its current ordinance for garbage. Adopted in 1973, Hughes commented that it’s a “pretty old ordinance” with antiquated language and a few gaps where modern needs...

 

WyoPoets Shea National Poetry Contest accepting entries

The WyoPoets 2020 Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest opened for submissions on October 1 and is open through the postmark deadline of December 31. First place prize is $100, second place is $50 and third place is $30. Submissions must be...

 

This Side of the Pond

I was for some reason discouraged from clambering on the bouncy castle at the Pumpkin Patch festival this weekend, and I was apparently “too old” for the pony rides. Even so, I had a lovely time p...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of September, the pantry served 216 people. This included 15 new clients, 78 under the age of 18 and 37 over the age of 60. We also shared food with the Blessings programs in Sundance, Moorcroft and Hulett, which collectively serve...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Campbell County computer outage nearly repaired GILLETTE (WNE) — About 98 percent to 99 percent of the computer systems at Campbell County Health were expected to be back online Friday, two weeks after a ransomware attack at the hospital left it...

 

Edwards elected Treasurer of Wyoming State Bar

The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that James L. Edwards, an attorney from Gillette, Wyoming, has been elected Treasurer of its organization. Edwards has been serving on the Board of Officers & Commissioners as the Commissioner for the...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    October 10, 2019

Wyoming first lady announces hunger initiative

CHEYENNE - Wyoming first lady Jennie Gordon announced a hunger initiative Thursday aimed at fighting food insecurity for children and families across the state. The Wyoming Hunger Initiative will bring together various groups working on food security...

 

WYDOT streamlines authorized travel program

Wyoming motorists who need permission to travel on closed sections of highways when conditions are safe may be eligible for faster approval into the state’s authorized travel program. The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is...

 

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