Articles from the October 12, 2023 edition

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County begins zoning process

To kick off the process of developing a possible zoning plan for the county, the commission has invited a community planning and zoning consultant to do the necessary groundwork of figuring out exactly what the county wants and needs. Jayna Watson...


Daycare grapples with loss of pandemic grant

Kid Prints Inc. is facing a significant budget deficit after losing a grant that has been in place since the pandemic began. The board of directors is pursuing numerous options to keep the daycare’s doors open to local young families. “As of...


Mini house gets go-ahead

The Sundance City Council has offered its blessing to plans for the new owner of the Dog Pound Grill to construct a small house on the lot behind the eatery. David Stone approached the council last month to ask for a variance, which would be...


Fire department hosts annual open house

Sundance Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual open house this weekend, a chance to support your volunteers while indulging in food, fun and fire prevention activities. Among the opportunities on offer for the community during the...


RER celebrates groundbreaking

Rare Element Resources (RER) held a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for its demonstration separation and processing plant in Upton. A crowded room of local and state officials and...


Richard Leslie Hooper

Richard Leslie Hooper passed away at his home in Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Born on August 8, 1941 in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Richard and Redell (East) Hooper. The second of seven children, Rich grew up in Sundance, W... Full story


Marshall Earl Osloond

Marshall Earl Osloond, 39 of Rapid City, South Dakota, died in a car accident East of Spearfish on October 5, 2023. Marshall was born November 7, 1983, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Jim and Marsha Osloond. He graduated from Belle Fourche High Sc... Full story

 By Carrie Riley    News    October 12, 2023

This Week at Your Library

Did you know your library card gives you access to a wide range of online databases at your fingertips? You can find everything from auto repair to genealogy, from health and medicine to practice tests and skill preparation. There is a little...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago October 11, 1923 Engineer Spangle, who lost his life in the terrible railway accident near Casper last Thursday when a Burlington passenger train ran into the flood waters of Coal creek, the bridge over which had just been carried away,...


Card of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of Ruthie Boucher would like to say thank you to everyone for all the love and support. For the cards, calls and prayers at the loss of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother.... Full story


Solid waste board to be resurrected

A joint powers board formed in 2016 to investigated options for a countywide solid waste district will likely soon be revived. The board, which included representatives from the county and each municipality, met regularly but ultimately disbanded...


Downtown lot zoning request must follow "sequence of events"

A variance request that would allow a used ATV business on the corner lot where higbee’s café once stood must follow the appropriate “sequence of events”, said Mayor Paul Brooks last week. Jason Coder approached the council to present the...


Septic issue still unsolved

Since the county commission arranged for Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reps to meet with Jim Geis last month to help him find a way to continue draining county septic tanks despite regulations limiting his choice of places to take...


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The article “Homeowners Speak in Favor of a New Property Tax System” in last week’s Times points out once again how government always wants to spend more of our money. Always. First, the word “stakeholders” is purposefully...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 25 – Eight VIN checks. Accident. Fingerprints. Two motorist assists. Livestock. Information. Citizen dispute. Fraud. Gun call. Sept. 26 – Seven VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Two paper services. Two business checks. Two welfare checks....


Circuit Court

Speeding – Roman Javier, Alameda, CA, 86/75, $125 No Valid Driver’s License – Robert C. Bridwell, Gillette, WY, $140 No Seat Belt (passenger) – Kaitlyn Wardle, Newcastle, WY, $10 Camping Outside Designated Areas – Beau James Yonkee,...


Legislature to consider multiple property tax relief bills in 2024

SHERIDAN — Property tax relief for Wyomingites is set for consideration after several bills were approved by the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee last week. Tax relief was a hot-button issue during the 2023 session and Sheridan County’s...


Wyoming passes up federal funds to voluntarily close oil and gas wells

Gov. Mark Gordon announced this week the state will decline an invitation to apply for millions in federal Inflation Reduction Act funds aimed at shuttering low-producing oil and gas wells. The Mitiga...


Wyoming News Briefs

Solar eclipse will be visible in Western U.S. Saturday morning GILLETTE (WNE) — When Wyomingites look up at the sky Saturday morning, they should be able to see a partial eclipse. During an annular solar eclipse, the apparent size of the Moon’s d...



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, October 3, 2023 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Member Bob Latham and County... Full story



Final Acceptance Crook County, Wyoming Dust Mitigation Project Notice of Final Acceptance To all persons, corporations or firms who have any claim for work done for or any materials furnished to Dustbusters, Inc. at PO Box 15, Evanston, WY 82931 for... Full story



PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of November 2023, final settlement will be made by Crook County School District No. 1, for and on account of a contract with Scott... Full story



PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of November 2023, final settlement will be made by Crook County School District No. 1, for and on account of a contract with Powder River... Full story



City of Sundance, Wyoming October 3, 2023 The Town Council met this day in regular session at 7:00 p.m. in Sundance Council Chambers with Mayor Paul Brooks presiding. Roll call was taken by Mayor Paul Brooks with Council Members, Callie Hilty, Randy... Full story


Name Change

STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT 6th JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF Destiny Michelle Gustafson Civil Action Case No. 8965 NOTICE OF PUBLICAION You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of... Full story


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