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Lady Bulldogs take State

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs walked away with their fifth state volleyball championship this past weekend in Casper. The Bulldogs were arguably one of the three best teams in state this year. The way...

 

Local business penalized for tax exemption error

The county commissioners have refunded a civil penalty to a business owner who was inaccurately advised by the Crook County Treasurer’s Office that her vehicles were tax exempt. The decision was made despite legal advice from County Attorney Joe...

 

Shooting nuisance tabled for due process

Consideration of a complaint over an alleged shooting nuisance in the Sundance Canyon Ranch subdivision will be delayed until December because the accused was not present at last week’s meeting of the county commissioners. On the advice of County...

 

Moskee acquisition nears public comment period

A state land acquisition that would return part of the Moskee to public ownership may finally be coming to fruition. Originally given the blessing of the State Board of Land Commissioners more than three years ago, the 4714-acres of scenic canyon...

 

City unsure about future of ambulances

The question of whether or not the City of Sundance should be in “the ambulance business” was once again discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the council. The issue has been raised several times in anticipation of the need to either...

 

Early start

Shoppers get a jump start on the Christmas season this year at the annual Holiday Bazaar held on Saturday at the old elementary gym. Vendors filled the area and provided a wide array of hand-made goods and goodies sure to stoke the holiday...

 

Sixth Judicial District seeks to secure new judge

Crook County’s three District Court judges are doing the work of four people, according to the latest workload assessment from the Wyoming Supreme Court. One of those three, Honorable Michael N. Deegan, updated the county commissioners last week...

 

Council discusses nuisance determinations

How do you determine when there’s a nuisance within the city? Council Member Jana McLean asked this question at last week’s meeting of the Sundance City Council with the hope of making sure that the city is treating every resident fairly. It...

 

Council views new pre-annexation agreement

At last week’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council heard that City Attorney Mark Hughes has prepared a new pre-annexation agreement for developments on the edges of town. However, he said, he is unsure as the legality of using them....

 

City considers six percent utility rate increase

The annual conversation about utility rates took a different turn this year when it transpired that the end of the Specific Purpose Option Tax (SPOT) means the Sundance City Council will be obliged to consider a six percent rate increase across the...

 

PreCORP deploys tech upgrades

Deployment of new auto metering infrastructure is in full swing for customers of Powder River Energy, reported Troy Bifulco to the county commissioners last week. The new technology will change how the cooperative reads meters and allow PreCORP to...

 

Forest Christmas tree tags available

Christmas Tree tags will be available Nov. 12 through Dec. 24 at Forest Service offices in western South Dakota and northeast Wyoming.  The Black Hills National Forest is also excited to continue the Fourth Grade Free Christmas Tree Program again...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Rooney J. Kercher, Gillette, 38/30, $96; Maloy Poor, Alva, 60/45, $120; Kyler L. Hardee, TX, 65/50, $85; Robert C. Cummings, Devils Tower, 76/65, $100; Carrillo J. Miranda, WA, 88/75, $110; (minor), UT, 90/75, $120; Shawn D. Kuhn,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 4 - Two VIN checks. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for conceal carry permit. Detention Deputy did a prisoner transport. Detention deputy booked in one subject. Deputy did a business check. Deputy took possession of some found property ...

 

This Side of the Pond

Well here’s a thing I wasn’t expecting to say: the mystery of the yeti has been solved. The answer is not disappointing, either, because it turns out there really have been yetis wandering the...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man accused of setting up camera in women’s bathroom POWELL (WNE) — A Powell man is alleged to have set up a camera in the women’s bathroom at his former Powell workplace, capturing images of four of his female co-workers in states of...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times November 12, 1919 H.P. Ilsley, returning last Saturday from a trip to the stock-wintering country east of Rapid City, was compelled to leave his car well buried in snow a few miles out of this city and resort to the healthful...

 

This Week at Your Library

The Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for Thanksgiving. 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...

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks To everyone who helped: On behalf of myself and the Council of County Services, thank you so much to the staff at Sundance State Bank and all those who so generously donated food and monies during the bank’s Food Drive in October. Your...

 

Dedicated service

Jeff Garman is presented with a certificate for his 40 years of dedicated service to Crook County by Chairman Kelly Dennis and Road & Bridge Superintendent Morgan Ellsbury....

 

Barry Lane Floyd

Barry Lane Floyd, Extraordinaire passed on to the next step of his journey November 7, 2019 at the Crook County Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. Barry was born in Washington, D.C. on June 18, 1948, to James Floyd and Dorothy Parsons Floyd. He spent...

 

Waldo Glenn Elwonger

Waldo Glenn Elwonger, 94 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at the Crook County Hospital in Sundance. Waldo (Wally) Elwonger was born June 5, 1925, in Dawson, Nebraska, to Clarence O. Elwonger and Alva Wagner. He was...

 

Ramona Neilson Policky

Ramona Neilson Policky passed away peacefully at 91, in her home on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and dear friend. Ramona was born in her little white home in Cowley, Big Horn, Wyoming to Abigail Linds...

 

Milly Ferrell Russell

Milly Ferrell Russell passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring....

 

Patriots finish season with loss to Cokeville

The Upton-Sundance Patriots season came to a close this weekend as the Patriots fell to Cokeville 7-16. In a rematch of last year’s semifinal game, the Patriots were hoping for a different outcome, but the Cokeville Panthers’ disciplined defense...

 

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