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Chick or treat

Treat-getters and treat-givers alike were dressed for the occasion on Saturday as little ones enjoyed their first Halloween party of the season. The "Trunk or Treat" event took place in the high...

 

Hospital still under pressure

The situation changes day by day at Crook County Memorial Hospital. While the number of recorded active cases in Wyoming has been trending downwards, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 hit an all-time high last week and, like many of...

 

Domestic abuse on the rise

The pandemic has taken its toll in countless ways, some of them hidden behind closed doors. Over the last year, Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services (CCFV) has seen its caseload double. "Since the pandemic hit, we are seeing more...

 

Honor band and choir present free concert

The public is invited to a free presentation by the Northeast District Junior High Honor Band and Choir this weekend. The concert will take place on October 29 at 4 p.m. and will be held in the Sundance School Gym. The Honor Band will perform the Sta...

 

Booster shots approved for all vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that emergency use authorizations have been granted for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster shots. This means that all three of the vacc...

 

Ernest George Vine

Ernest George Vine passed away on Thursday October 21, 2021 at Gillette Memorial Hospital. Ernie was born on January 11, 1965, in Gering, Nebraska, to Ernest G. Vine and Caroline Castoe. They moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, where they were raised and he... Full story

 

Pete Krush

Pete Krush, age 79, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Pete moved to Belle Fourche 57 years ago and the town has never been the same since. Pete began selling western wear at the... Full story

 

Duane Thomas

On October 13, 2021, we were forced to say good bye to Duane Thomas, 74, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. He was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska, to Millard Thomas and Juanita (Vitto) Thomas on July 16, 1947. He was the oldest of seven... Full story

 

Steven Lester Mauch

Steven "Doc" Mauch, 74, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at his home in Sundance, Wyoming. Doc was born to Lester and Arlene Mauch on March 8, 1947, in Deadwood, South Dakota, the first of four children. He grew up in Sundance and graduated... Full story

 

Celebrate Halloween at the Sundance Senior Center

Seniors, do you want to see the kids in their costumes but live out of town or don’t feel like getting up and down to answer the door? Don’t miss out! Bring your treats to the Senior Center, visit with friends and enjoy the evening. Trick or...

 

Pet parade moved to this week

The pet parade has been rescheduled for Thurs., Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in front of the long-term care at the hospital. This will be a fun event and all pets are welcomed – does not have to be a dog. The residents at long-term care will be the judges...

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks Many, many thanks! The Don Andersen family would like to thank all of you who attended our Dad’s/Grandpa’s memorial service, sent cards, sent donations and/or spent time with him in his last days. We thank the Buttons and Bows club...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Oct. 27, 1921 T.H. Smelser and Wade Baggett started Saturday to move the Smelser company's Herefords from Houston creek to the Weaver ranches north of Hulett, which will be the...

 

Redistricting meeting planned

Region 6 will be holding its final rounds of redistricting meetings on the following dates and locations. The first in Wright, Newcastle and Upton are informational meetings. The final meeting in Moorcroft will be where we try to reach a consensus...

 

PRECorp Foundation donates $10,000 to local fire departments

Thanks to the WyoGives “Day of Giving,” an annual online fundraiser that gives local charities the opportunity to raise funds online and leverage matching funds from entities such as the Hughes Charitable Foundation to increase the total raised,...

 

Conservation District seeks supervisor

District Supervisors are volunteers who make a difference in their communities. The Crook County Natural Resource District is still seeking an urban representative for its board. Conservation districts have been around since the early 1930s, when,...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    October 28, 2021

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed November 11, for Veteran’s Day. 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...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Tre M. Brinson, Gillette, 41/30, $125; Okki Kim, MT, 87/75, $120; Calvin Schiltz, MN, 89/75, $130; Steven Gale, Newcastle, 84/70, $130; Katherine Baker, Sheridan, 89/75, $130; Brice D. Fauber, Lingle, 61/50, $125; Katelyn Bailey,...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Senator Driskill’s opinion essay (Sundance Times, October 14) on the topic of Medicaid expansion stated that we should base our opinions on the facts. I could not agree with him more, so I undertook a search of facts. On the issue of...

 

A new "normal"

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Gen. 1:1) NORMAL: Conforming to a standard, pattern, level or type. Considered usual, typical and routine. We’ve heard a lot about returning to a new normal post COVID-19. Whatever that is,...

 

This Side of the Pond

Everything changes, nothing lasts forever: these are facts we are all expected to live with. Unless your name is Nigel, in which case a formal request has been sent for your assistance in raging at...

 

La Niña set to bring colder than average winter

La Niña is returning for another winter, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and that means we’re likely to see another colder-than-average season here in northeast Wyoming. While the majority of the...

 

Salmonella outbreaks linked to seafood, raw onions

If you have traveled to Colorado recently, eaten seafood or both, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have suggested you may want to watch out for symptoms of salmonella. A second outbreak in nearby states has been linked to onions imported from Ch...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cheyenne school district experiences pandemic-driven bus driver shortage CHEYENNE (WNE) — Laramie County School District 1 has not been immune from the national bus driver shortage caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The shortage has led to...

 

As closure nears, miners grapple with next steps

CASPER — With four weeks left before Wyoming’s last underground coal mine shutters, the employee transition is well underway. The long-anticipated closure of the Bridger Underground Coal Mine was originally expected to impact 94 mine workers,...

 

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