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COVID-19 confirmed in nursing home

Confirmation this week that the coronavirus pandemic has reached inside the Sundance hospital building and caused infections among the elderly residents of the long-term care facility. “We do currently have positive cases of COVID-19 in the...

 

City moves ahead with law enforcement contract

The Sundance City Council passed a motion on Tuesday to move ahead with plans to contract for law enforcement services with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office. The aim is to have the new system in place by January, when Police Chief Marty Noonan...

 

Back-to-back champs

Teammates celebrate the final point as the Sundance Bulldogs finished off the Riverside Rebels in a three-set sweep during the championship round of the 2A state volleyball championship. For a...

 

City projects continue on track

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Sundance City Council heard updates on ongoing projects ranging from the new park to water tanks and the Old Stoney restoration. Karla Greaser of Trihydro reported that...

 

Hospital district pursues lawsuit settlement

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has reached an agreement with ex-management company Health Management Services (HMS). An ongoing court case has seen both sides accuse the other of financial wrongdoing. HMS filed the case, claiming the...

 

!!!CANCELLED!!! SHS hosts Veterans Day concert

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED AFTER PRESS TIME Sundance High School’s musically talented students will once again honor veterans with a concert program on Thursday evening. The program begins at 7 p.m. on November 12. According to music teacher Teresa...

 

Pansy Robison

Pansy Robison, Sundance, Wyoming, died Monday, November 2, 2020 in comfort care at Crook County Memorial Hospital at the age of 92 of natural causes and advanced years. At her request there will be no funeral service and cremation has taken place. A...

 

Walter Henry Cundy

Walter Henry Cundy, age 87 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away peacefully Thursday night, November 5, 2020 at the nursing home in Sundance. Walt was born at home in Vale, South Dakota, on April 17, 1933. His parents were Henry and Amie Cundy. Walt...

 

Holly Millican

Holly (Caikoski) Millican passed away peacefully on October 10, 2020, at the young age of 69, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Carmichael, California, on January 8, 1951, to Lee and Pearl Magouirk. She was preceded in death by her...

 

Dr. Leon E. Wakefield

Dr. Leon E. Wakefield, 75, passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home in Santa Rosa, California, on October 20, 2020. Leon, the youngest of three children, was born on September 5, 1945, to Wilma “Billie” and Harvey “Bud” Wakefield...

 

Sundance backs countywide garbage district

The Sundance City Council has agreed to lend its weight to renewed efforts to create a countywide garbage district with its landfill based in Moorcroft. Dick Claar, Mayor of Moorcroft, again visited with the council on Tuesday ahead of his scheduled...

 

Cleaning up the neighborhood

After months of fighting to clean up a property on E. Sewell Street that was long ago determined a nuisance, the Sundance Council heard last week that the Crook County School District has taken ownership of it. Sharing the district’s plans to...

 

Council lends support to library's StoryWalk concept

After being cut short at last month’s regular meeting due to time, Library Director Jill Mackey spoke again to the Sundance City Council on Tuesday about a project to install a StoryWalk® along the nature trail for local kids to enjoy. Her...

 

Council talks fairness over landfill rates

How much it costs to dump a trailer home at the Sundance landfill will now depend on whether or not the customer lives inside city limits. While believing it’s important to help citizens keep their community clean, the council doesn’t feel...

 

Election turnout extremely high

Last week’s election saw an impressive turnout in Crook County, with more voters casting their ballots than County Clerk Linda Fritz has seen before in her 22 years of working for the county. A total of 4143 people voted, representing 91% of the...

 

Write-in candidates revealed

Two seats that opened up during this year’s election were decided via write-in ballot because no candidates stepped forward to place their names on the ballot. The winners were announced on Thursday after the canvas board had met. Audrey Ebsen...

 

Fire marshal shares Thanksgiving cooking tips

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Sundance Fire Marshal Chris Tomford is sharing tips on fire safety in the kitchen. It’s important at any time of the year, but especially so during the activity-filled holidays when there are more people in the...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In the 29 Oct. 2020 Sundance Times letter to the editor from Mac Frank there were indications that he was somewhat misinformed. Now we are fortunate that our paper encourages us to voice our opinions as would be expected in a county...

 

State investigating trash, livestock loss on state leased property

GILLETTE – All John McClelland wants to do is complete his daily ranching chores, but he recently had to deal with unexpected losses of livestock as well as clean up a growing amount of trash on land he uses. In early October, McClelland found one...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Outbreak at Shepherd of the Valley largest of its kind in Wyoming CASPER (WNE) – Fourteen residents of Casper’s Shepherd of the Valley nursing home have died from COVID-19, the most deaths reported at any such facility in Wyoming since the...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – James J. Martinez, IL, 89/70, $155; John Harvey, WI, 79/70, $103; Gail Johnson, TX, 95/80, $135; Amanda Roeske, WI, 86/80, $97; David Bargerstock, AZ, 70/65, $25; Aron J. Carlson, Gillette, 59/45, $115 Stop Sign Violation – Brandon...

 

Sundance Police

Sept. 30 – House watch and business checks. Six traffic stops. Three bar checks. Civil assist VIN. Oct. 1 – House watch and business checks. Three traffic stops. Three bar checks. Oct. 2 – House watch and business checks. Ten traffic stops....

 

Sundance brings home state title

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs walked away back-to-back state champions Thursday as they won the 2A state championship tournament in Casper. Advancing into the tournament as the number one seed from the...

 

Patriots season ends with loss to Lyman

The Upton-Sundance Patriots postseason play came to a close this past weekend as they fell to the Lyman Eagles in the semifinal game. The Eagles came into the game with a 10-1 record overall and were...

 

Crook County 4-H Educator receives national recognition

University of Wyoming Extension Educator Sara Fleenor earned the national Excellence in 4-H Communication & Expressive Arts award. The award was presented by the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-HYDP)...

 

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