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School spirit

A successful Homecoming Week came to a close on Friday with the annual parade through town before the big games. Above, well-wishers wave to the kids, who respond with showerings of candy. Below, the...


Kuhl resigns

A civil trial that was to consider the removal of Mary Kuhl from her position as Crook County Treasurer will no longer be necessary because her letter of resignation was accepted by the county commissioners on Friday. The trial was set to begin on...


RER confirms it's going ahead with Upton demo plant

Rare Element Resources (RER) has finally received the $21.9 million funding promised by the U.S. Department of Energy. The company announced last week that its next goal is to construct a demonstration plant in Upton that will process and separate...


Ongoing topics occupy council

Two topics are still generating interest for the Sundance City Council: a proposed change to the noon siren and the implication of the recent U.S. Census that the city has lost around 150 citizens over the last ten years. The first came up during...


Council asked for exceptions to zoning code

Should the city grant variances on its zoning code for specific requests from citizens? The Sundance City Council had three opportunities to consider this question at last week’s meeting, and the answer was different for each unique circumstance....


Ethel Anderson Chatfield

Ethel Anderson Chatfield was born on April 9, 1926, and earned her Angel Wings on October 6, 2021. Her parents, Andrew and Marie, were Danish immigrants and she was one of the youngest of nine children. Ethel loved her siblings fiercely. She... Full story


Samuel F. Orr

Samuel F. Orr born May 28, 1951, the first of six children to Ted and Virginia Orr, in Lewellen, Nebraska. His younger spunky years were spent on family ranches in Colorado and Wyoming. Sam was drafted during the Vietnam War and was stationed in... Full story


Kendall Dean Frederiksen

Kendall Dean Frederiksen came into this world on September 28, 1959, in Deadwood, South Dakota, to the proud parents, Karl and Joan (Dudrey) Frederiksen. A few years later he was blessed with a baby sister named Karla. Throughout Kendall’s... Full story


Blacksheep selected as supervisory park ranger for interpretation and education

Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski announced the selection of Curlinda Mitchell Blacksheep, Ed.D. as the new supervisory park ranger for interpretation and education at Devils Tower National...


Oneok reclamation efforts continue

Addressing concern from local landowners whose property now houses part of the Elk Creek Pipeline, representatives from Oneok last week spoke with the county commissioners to explain that the restoration project is far from complete. The aim, they...


Revitalization meetings delayed

The meetings, tours and opportunities for public comment that were expected to take place this week as part of the Revitalization Roadmap and Development program have been postponed until the middle of November. At that time, says Andy Miller of the...


Oil company asks for tax relief

A local oil company approached the county commissioners last week to ask for relief on the interest associated with their tax bills for the last three years. Understanding the difficulties companies like Ranch Oil have faced due to prices over the...


Don't push Medicaid expansion on Wyoming

Every session for the past several years, the Wyoming legislature has endured one push after another for Obamacare Medicaid expansion. For my part, I have held steady against expansion in every...

 By Kim Heaster    News    October 14, 2021

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. If you are a master gardener, will you please contact the library? We would like to have some gardening programs, and need a master gardener to lead them. Thanks!...


DOH: Don't overlook need for flu shots

Following an unusually quiet 2020-21 flu season, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official says the need for flu shots remains important to help protect Wyoming residents from influenza as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “As the next flu...


WYO HELP reaches $150,000 in local rental assistance

Since she began helping locals in need seek assistance back in May, Elise Hanslip of WYO HELP says she has managed to secure around $150,000 in rental support for Crook County residents alone. Hanslip visited the Sundance City Council last week to...


Black Hills attract attention of wind developer

A wind developer is looking at the Black Hills National Forest as a possible location for a wind farm that would be large enough to supply the City of Chicago. The project is in its early exploratory phase and where exactly the towers would be...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Dalan Leblanc, 83/70, $125; Jared Fratcher, CA, 88/80, $101; Miguel Porchas Campa, AZ, 78/70, $101; Connor Friske, SD, 93/75, $150; Sean Lewis, FL, 91/75, $140; Nathan J. McGuire, TX, 91/70, $165; Jess R. Jimison, Moorcroft, 79/70,...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 27 – Five traffic stops. Four VIN checks. Fire page. Three sets fingerprints. Child abuse/neglect report. Four EMS pages. Notified coroner. Vehicle crash. Two suspicious person reports. Assisted motorist. Animal complaint. Courtesy ride....


Wyoming News Briefs

Woman pleads guilty to assault in stabbing GILLETTE (WNE) — The woman accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery, which was reduced from attempted second-degree murder in a plea agreement. With the...



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Fred M. Devish and... Full story



City of Sundance October 5, 2021 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, Brad Marchant, Callie Hilty, Joe Wilson and Randy Stevenson... Full story


Public Service Commission

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(E) and its Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, the Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission), hereby gives notice that Beulah Land Water,... Full story



NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLES The following vehicles will be sold on 10-18-2021 at 10: a.m. at 32 Government Valley Rd, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, to wit: A 1978 Cadillac Eldorado, VIN# 6L4798Q224522. The seller claims $5000 for the... 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 Charla Pachucki Petitioner Civil Action Case No. 8822 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of... Full story


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