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Tricks and treats

The brave and the ghoulish headed to the elementary school on Saturday to celebrate the scariest of seasons. Kid Prints hosted their second Halloween Carnival in the gymnasium to give the kids a...

 

CCMSD trustees spar over executive session

During Tuesday’s regular meeting, a trustee for Crook County Medical Services District called into question the protocol followed when the Board of Trustees conducted an executive session earlier this month, leading to a brief but heated debate....

 

Dam near done

Despite the best efforts of Mother Nature, ongoing work to upgrade the dam at Cook Lake Recreation Area is heading towards completion. Though the weather this year has been particularly irksome for...

 

Closing, but just for a bit

Something’s missing from the sidewalk along 3rd Street this week: the sign that once drew attention to the 1875 Gallery. The building now awaits new occupants, having been emptied of its artistic contents, which will remain in storage awaiting...

 

Charles Erwin "Chipper" Chatfield

“Get along with people; get along with your neighbors; help one another.” Chipper Chatfield Charles Erwin “Chipper” Chatfield, 96, of Sundance, Wyoming, died peacefully early Friday morning, October 25, at Belle Estate Senior Living in Belle... Full story

 

Jerry Stuart Shepperson

Jerry Stuart Shepperson (age 73) passed away peacefully at his home on October 20, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Al and Jessie (Mellor) Shepperson and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Anita. They lived together... Full story

 

Frank Gutierrez, Jr.

Frank Gutierrez, Jr., 51, of Rapid City, South Dakota, succumbed to a hard-fought battle of seven years with cancer and passed away peacefully early morning on Friday, October 25, 2019. Frank was born to Carmen (Vidabel) Gutierrez and Frank...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times October 29, 1919 Let us encourage the initial social function of the Sundance Commercial Club by partaking of the hospitality at the Halloween party Friday night. C.C. Ripley and son of Redwater had business in the county...

 

Gillette man facing possession charges

Gillette man Cody Shuck faces possession charges after he was spotted acting suspiciously near a Crook County bentonite pit. A Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a report of a suspicious person on Wagener Road on October 8. The reporting par...

 

Sundance Police

Oct. 19 – House watch and business checks. Officer investigated bullet hole in house. Three bar checks. Three traffic stops. Oct. 20 – House watch and business checks. Officer assisted motorist stuck in snow. Two traffic stops. Oct. 21 – House...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Ryan C. Knievel, Rozet, 31/20, $85; Kurt P. Krueger, IL, 53/40, $110; William M. Jackson, Newcastle, 79/70, $88; Jennifer L. Lefler, CO, 79/70, $88; Jennifer L. Lefler, CO, 80/70, $90; Rebecca L. Colbert, AZ, 84/70, $115; Peter A. Lago,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 21 – Five VIN checks. Traffic stop. Paper service. Deputies arrested subject on Crook County warrant. Deputies arrested subject for interference. Deputy removed debris from roadway. Deputy did welfare check. Deputy assisted motorist....

 

Health insurance open enrollment periods begin

It’s the time of year for all Wyoming consumers to evaluate their health insurance choices for 2020. The Wyoming Insurance Department advises ALL consumers to be aware of the Open Enrollment periods for both Medicare and the ACA Marketplace....

 

Chapel of Faith

Purposed “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). The Book of Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon, who could be considered the wisest man who has...

 

This Side of the Pond

As costumes go, it was remarkably close to the real thing. On my eighth Halloween as a human being, I marched into the school gym wearing a homemade version of Jack Pumpkinhead from Return to Oz. To...

 

Game and Fish asks hunters to submit CWD samples

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department needs help from hunters this fall to collect lymph node samples from deer and elk for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing in targeted areas across Wyoming. Hunters are a very important component in helping Game...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Roundup nets 558 wild horses WORLAND (WNE) — Through Tuesday evening, 558 wild horses in the Fifteen Mile Herd Management Area had been gathered with 261 shipped to other facilities for treatment or to be prepared for adoption. The Bureau of Land M...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    October 31, 2019

First research project on ground at ITC

GILLETTE — To a casual passerby, the 109,000 square feet of flat, even crushed red stone is a big empty space. To Dave Gribble, the large research pad at the Integrated Test Center represents even larger potential. “I think [the ITC] has a lot...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    October 31, 2019

Legislators to review nuclear waste storage plan

CASPER — Despite economic doubts and numerous remaining hurdles, state lawmakers continue to move forward with discussions to potentially bring a temporary nuclear waste storage facility to Wyoming.  At a meeting next month in Casper, the Wyoming...

 

Agreement reached to keep Spring Creek open

SHERIDAN — The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Navajo Transitional Energy company announced they reached a short-term agreement late Friday that will allow coal production at the Spring Creek Mine to resume. The interim...

 

State flag program comes to libraries

Crook County Library will host the program “The Wyoming State Flag and the Women Who Made It Fly” by Kylie McCormick on Friday, November 8 at 2 p.m. at the Hulett Branch Library and 7 p.m. in the library meeting room in Sundance. The program is...

 

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans’ Day. NOVEMBER BATTLE OF THE MILITARY SERVICE BRANCHES FOOD DRIVE: We are conducting a food drive to help stock the shelves at the Crook County Food Pantry before the...

 

Bulldogs run at State

The Sundance Cross Country runners travelled across Wyoming to compete in the state meet on Saturday. Up against some stiff competition from across the state, the Bulldog runners did their best....

 

Lady Bulldogs headed to Regionals

The Sundance volleyball team closed their regular season play on Saturday travelling to Big Horn to take on the Rams. Things haven’t been easy for the Bulldogs these past few weeks, but they were able to come away with a four-set victory to secure...

 

Another shutout for Patriots

The Upton Sundance Patriots and Shoshoni Rams squared off for a final regular season football game on Friday in Casper. Staying true to their streak, the solid Patriot defense was able to shut out another team to help the Patriots maintain their...

 

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