Articles from the November 16, 2023 edition

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Is zoning still a four-letter word?

Once upon a time, the word “zoning” was akin to a curse in this part of the world – but that doesn’t seem to be the case any more. To make sure this is more than an illusion, the county commissioners will include public forums in the process...


Raising a stink

The county is not willing to financially prop up a private enterprise no matter the service it offers was the crux of a heated conversation last week about the ongoing issue of draining septic tanks. For the last couple of months, business owner Jim...


For honor

Sundance's American Legion and VFW posts joined together on Saturday to host a Veterans Day ceremony at the war memorial, including a reading of In Flanders Fields, a gun salute and Taps. Attendees...



Despite creaks and groans and a couple of hair-raising moments, the gazebo was successfully moved across the courthouse lawn on Wednesday to rest in its new home, where it will offer a better view of...


Council unsure how to handle zoning variance request

The Sundance City Council is wrestling with a business proposal that will require a variance on the zoning that applies to the downtown area. The Coders, owners of the corner lot on which higbee’s Café used to sit, intend to use the lot to...


Albert Dwayne Ridgway, Jr.

Albert Dwayne Ridgway, Jr. 74, of Aladdin, Wyoming, passed away November 11, 2023, in Rapid City, South Dakota, following a brief illness. Al was born in Wagner, South Dakota, to Albert Sr., and Pearl (Bradley) Ridgway and was the youngest of seven... Full story


Clayton Moore Peters

Clayton Moore Peters, 87, formerly from Upton, Wyoming, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2023, at Big Horn Rehabilitation and Care Center in Sheridan, Wyoming. Online condolences may be made to Arrangements are under... Full story


Gary Gilbert Cronin

Gary Gilbert Cronin, 87, passed away November 6, 2023, in Sundance, Wyoming. You may sign his online guestbook at Full story


Betty Louise Phillips

Betty Louise (Carter) Phillips went to be with our Lord and Savior on November 7, 2023 with her loving daughters and son-in-law by her side. Betty was born on October 12, 1940 in Kingstree, South Carolina, the seventh child of nine to Herbert and...


Early deadline

Due to an early printing schedule the week of Thanksgiving, deadline for all news and advertising for the November 23 issue of the Sundance Times will be noon on Monday, November 20.... Full story


Cards of Thanks

Thank you Thank you to the Branding Iron Steakhouse for their social room. Very nice, Roxi. Thanks to my family for hosting my 85th birthday party. Don, finger food, Tina Fish, Alvin McAmis Band, “mistress of Ceremonies”, Ramona Hlebichuk... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago November 15, 1923 A good crowd attended the corn show in Sundance last Saturday and for a first effort it was an unqualified success, paving the way for future exhibits at a time when...


So close, and yet so far

The council faces a conundrum with a parcel of land under development at the east end of town. City rules don’t allow for a lot within reach of a sewer line to have a septic tank, but this...


Council considers deer, dogs and failing culverts

The city’s annual efforts to cull deer are underway with 22 animals harvested so far. At last week’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council heard a report from the two individuals who have been contracted to fulfill the permit, Shad...


Commission accused of unfair road maintenance decisions

The county commissioners were offended during last week’s hearing by the suggestion that road maintenance decisions have anything to do with racism. Terry McNeil approached the commission to complain about the state of New Haven Rd, which he...


Honor loved ones on Tree of Life

Crook County Senior Services (CCSS) is launching this year’s Tree of Life project, a way to honor and remember the people who are special in your life during the holiday season. In each of the senior centers around the county, a tree will bear...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Ronald Evan Tugby, Cheyenne, WY, 66/55, $100; Todd Klopp, Spearfish, SD, 75/65, $140; Jackie S. Griffith, Aladdin, WY, 75/65, $105; Chase Fred, Gladstone, ND, 85/70, $135; Rigan Pauline McInerney, Gillette, WY, 90/80, $105; Nicholas...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 6 – Seven VIN checks. Paper service. Three traffic stops. Medical. Fingerprints. Assist other agency. Motorist assist. Juvenile problem. Two EMS pages. Fire page. Nov. 7 – Five VIN checks. Two paper services. Six traffic stops. Four...


Candle lighting ceremony Dec. 10 in Gillette

The Compassionate Friends were founded to provide support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, a brother or sister or grandchild for any reason. Your local Compassionate Friends group (From the Big Horns to the Black Hills...

 By Jackie Galli    News    November 16, 2023

Employment numbers back to pre-pandemic levels in Wyoming

BUFFALO — The state of Wyoming continues to recover from the pandemic, with unemployment trending down and the average monthly employment back to pre-pandemic levels. The preliminary numbers for the first-quarter average monthly employment this...


Wyoming News Briefs

Information sought about missing Cody woman POWELL (WNE) — Family members of a missing Cody woman are asking anyone with information about her whereabouts to get in touch with law enforcement.  Katie Ferguson was last seen on Oct. 10 in Arkansas,...


Lawmakers split over advanced legislation banning delta-8

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers advanced a bill draft on Monday that aims to ban all hemp-products containing any psychoactive properties, including delta-8, without providing a distinction between “synthetic” and “naturally occurring...



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, November 7, 2023 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Member Bob Latham and County... Full story



City of Sundance November 7, 2023 The Town Council met this day in regular session at 7:00 p.m. in Sundance Council Chambers with Mayor Paul Brooks presiding. Roll call was taken by Mayor Paul Brooks with Council Members, Callie Hilty, Randy Stevenso... Full story





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