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Election: county supports funding measures

Election night’s unofficial results saw voters strongly support the county’s senior service district with a continuation of the one mill levy it uses to fund the programs offered to senior...

 

Courthouse threat thwarted

A local man was arrested on Thursday before he could carry out a plan to shoot an employee within the Crook County Courthouse. Sheriff’s Office deputies apprehended county resident John Roscoe at his home thanks to a warning call from a member of...

 

COVID-19: county reactivates emergency response

Over the past week, Wyoming has chalked up more than 2000 new cases of COVID-19 – more than the state saw over the entire first four months of the pandemic. With cases rising so quickly, Crook County has reactivated its emergency operations center....

 

Gunshots unlikely to lead to charges

Residents of Sundance reported hearing a series of gunshots on the evening of Sunday, November 1, with no clear origin or reason. According to Police Chief Marty Noonan, the issue is still being investigated. The incident took place in the area of...

 

Headed to State

After a hugely successful season, Sundance’s Bulldog volleyball team will be headed to the state tournament this week ranked the number one seed in eastern Wyoming. At the district championship,...

 

Jeffrey Dale Workman

Jeff Workman, 63 of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away on November 1, 2020, with his family by his side after a brave battle with cancer and is now enjoying coffee with his dad and holding his beloved dog Bugg.  Jeffrey Dale Workman was born on...

 

Paul Kunz

Mass of Christian Burial for Paul Kunz will be at 1 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Moorcroft, WY with Father Bryce Lungren officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Haven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-6...

 

Early deadline

Due to Veterans Day falling on our regular mailing day, the deadline for next week’s Sundance Times will be noon on Monday, November 9....

 

Governor appoints Healy to be District Court Judge

Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Stuart S. Healy III to be a District Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District serving Campbell, Crook and Weston Counties of Wyoming. Healy’s appointment fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge...

 

This Side of the Pond

Politics across the pond has never had the glitz and glamor of America’s election season. The differences between our political systems have created a situation in which you guys have rallies, ticke...

 

Virus immunity unlikely to be permanent

Both worldwide and locally, evidence is mounting that it’s possible to contract COVID-19 more than once, putting a serious damper on hopes that herd immunity could one day bring an end to the pandemic. As with other types of coronavirus, it...

 

Foundations being dug at new Hulett clinic

As work proper begins on the new Hulett Clinic, officials are looking to gather as many contributions to its cost as possible. Connie Lindmier of the Crook County Medical Services District Board of...

 

PRECorp makes cost of power adjustments

Powder River Energy (PRECorp) has requested permission from the Public Service Commission to increase its Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) by $3876 per annum, effective on January 1, to reflect a change in wholesale power costs. This would lead to a...

 

Landowners express interest in Carlile water district

There appears to be some initial local interest in the idea of forming a water district for the Carlile area, said Jaime Tarver on Monday. Representing DOWL, the company that performed a year-long study into water issues in that part of the county,...

 

CCMSD looks at benefits package

Soon after submitting a state grant application to provide hazard pay to staff who have served Crook County Medical Services District through the time of the pandemic, the attention of the board of trustees last week turned to the benefits package...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Not guilty plea entered in attempted manslaughter in Gillette GILLETTE (WNE) — The man accused of attempted manslaughter after a bullet from his gun grazed another man’s head has pleaded not guilty to charges against him. Zachary Shawn Manning,...

 

Lady Bulldogs bulldoze district, cruise to state tourney

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs played host for the 2A Northeast District Championship this past week as the Wright Panthers, Moorcroft Wolves, and Big Horn Rams came to town. Opening up the tournament...

 

Patriots open playoffs with win over Lovell, move on to face Lyman

On a clear but windy night, the #2 seed US Patriots took on the #3 seed from the west, the Lovell Bulldogs, in the opening round of playoffs. As play began, both teams knew having the wind at their...

 

FCCLA chapters invited to learn "Beyond Measure" at Virtual Leadership Experience

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is excited to offer our first-ever Virtual Leadership Experience (VLE) to enrich the resources available to chapter advisers and members during...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Stanley McLaren, MT. 89/80, $103; Jane M. Steinkuehler, IL, 87/70, $145; Mitchell A. Bradley, SD, 74/65, $113; John Courtney, MT, 52/45, $99; Brianna Schneider, UT, 87/75, $120; Danielle Schneider, OR, 86/70, $140; Roberto Tonizzo, VA,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 26 – Four VIN checks. Paper service. Three traffic stops. Business checks. Suspicious vehicle. Two motorist assists. Search warrant. Three coroner notifications. Three EMS pages. Fire department page. Oct. 27 – Three VIN checks. Four...

 

Sundance Municipal Court

Speeding – Stephen Macamud, NJ, 50/30; Adam Duhachek, IN, 46/30 Speeding in Active School Zone – Chadwick Patel, MN, 39/20; Timothy Clark, CO, 37/20 Failure to Stop – Taylor Boudreaux, LA...

 

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Wednesday, November 11, for Veterans Day. The library doors are open. We will still be doing curbside delivery if you would prefer not to come into the library. We do ask that you wear a mask to enter the library. If you...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Nov. 4, 1920 Commencing with a landslide in Ohio and continuing over the entire country, Senator Harding was elected president of the United States Tuesday by one of the most decisive votes in the history of American Politics. A...

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - November 4

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 276 since yesterday and now stand at 12,675. Probable cases have increased by 149 to 2369. Crook County has had a total of 121 confirmed cases and 11 probables after 8 new confirmed...

 

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