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Stricter pandemic measures expected

Governor Mark Gordon has indicated that stricter state health orders will be coming soon in reaction to the worsening pandemic across Wyoming and most of the Midwest. What exactly will be contained in those orders has yet to be specified, but all...

 

Jury trials placed on hold again

Orders from the Wyoming Supreme Court have once again put a hold on any jury trials that were scheduled to happen in the state. “Recent dramatic increases in COVID-19 cases throughout Wyoming have... Full story

 

New ambulance arrives

Crook County Medical Services District has taken ownership of a sorely needed new ambulance thanks to a CARES Act grant from the State Lands and Investments Board. The vehicle will boost the ability...

 

'Tis the season

Holidays are coming and Sundance is all set up to enjoy the season while we wait for the big man to harness his reindeer. Avoid those last minute shopping panics and support your local businesses with several opportunities to shop local provided by t...

 

Engagement

Mandi Decker and Trevor Keyworth are pleased to announce their engagement. Mandi is currently employed with Campus Ventures for Black Hills State University and Trevor works for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Mandi is the daughter of...

 

Beverly Jean Peterson

Beverly Jean Peterson, 85 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on November 9, 2020 at Crook County Long Term Care. Beverly was born on July 3, 1935, to Orville Lincoln and Evelyn (Summers) Lincoln Edwards at Beulah, Wyoming. She attended three years of... Full story

 

Ryan Royal Neiman

God, Family, Cows Ryan Royal Neiman, 39, passed away November 9, 2020, in Spearfish, South Dakota, with his wife, Sonnie, by his side after a courageous, hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born August 12, 1981, in Sheridan, Wyoming, the first of... Full story

 

Christene Amelia VanderBoom

Christene VanderBoom, 93, died September 5, 2020, Colorado Springs, Colorado. She lived well and was well loved. Born June 16, 1927, on a farm ten miles west of Herreid, South Dakota, Christy was the first of two daughters for Nellie Zoss and... Full story

 

Marlene Cooper

Marlene Cooper, 86 of Sundance, Wyoming passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Crook County Long Term Care Center. Marlene was born November 13, 1933, along with her twin brother Marvin Snook to Leonard and Martha Snook near Crawford, Nebraska.... Full story

 

EWC Adult Ed student receives honor

Nora Gallegos Villegas, adult ed student at the EWC College and Career Readiness Center in Sundance, was recently inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society. Janet Lake, EWC...

 

PRECorp Foundation announces holiday giving

The Powder River Energy Foundation announced last week that it has boosted this year’s donations to charitable organizations through its Holiday Giving Campaign. While $10,000 was donated across northeast Wyoming in 2019, this year’s grants have...

 

Governor suggests stark budget cuts

Another half billion dollars will be chopped from the state’s budget if Governor Mark Gordon’s supplemental budget is approved by the Legislature in January. The proposal, released on Monday, reflects an average cut of 15% to state agencies....

 

Event aims to support survivors of suicide loss

Each November, the international community recognizes Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a time for those who have experienced the grief of a loved one taking their own life to gather together in a safe environment. There, they are invited to find...

 

Agencies provide reports on monthly activities

A busy election day led the county commissioners to hold a shortened regular meeting this month and ask agencies to deliver their reports electronically. The reports provided include: Public Health A report from Carol Stutzman celebrates a successful...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Naomi Brenna, MN, 88/80, $101; Michael Merz, CO, 89/80, $103; George Farndell, AZ, 91/80, $115; Kenneth Dvorak, ND, 79/70, $103; Daniel Larson, MI, 90/80, $105; Ashley Horton, Riverton, 88/75, $125; Jeremiah Philipp, IA, 89/75, $130;...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 2 – Three VIN checks. Theft report. Three welfare checks. Motorist assist. Subject booked into jail. EMS page. Nov. 3 – Four VIN checks. Two paper services. Two traffic stops. Welfare check. Two separate suspicious person complaints. Civil...

 

This Side of the Pond

I’m sure that, by now, you’ve heard the latest story of bizarre behavior in Yellowstone National Park. If these terrible tourists aren’t taunting bison or losing their trousers, they’re...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In my opinion we are over populated with mountain lions again. People are seeing them regularly and cars hitting them on the road. A few years ago Senator Driskill got a meeting with the Wyoming Game and Fish in Hulett to allow more...

 

Forest Christmas tree permits available

Black Hills National Forest Christmas tree permits are available to purchase either online at Recreation.gov or from private vendors throughout the Black Hills. Details about where to cut your tree and height restrictions may be found at...

 

CWD confirmed in county hunt area

One of Crook County’s elk hunting areas is the latest to join the list of Wyoming places in which chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed. Wyoming Game & Fish announced last week that the d...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man killed in shootout with Gillette police identified GILLETTE (WNE) — Cody William Amman, 31, has been identified as the man killed in an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Gillette. Amman allegedly fired at a Gillette police officer...

 

WYDOT District 4 identifies snow plan levels of service roads

Now that the winter season has settled in, WYDOT has implemented its annual snow plan, which gives guidance as to how the agency will keep highways cleared of snow and ice this winter. With the budget constraints the department is currently facing, W...

 

Elementary video for veterans online

Due to the pandemic, the Sundance Elementary fifth and sixth graders were unable to invite the community and our veterans to attend a Veterans Day celebration. But the students did record a short music video that is posted on the Sundance...

 

Veterans' dinner

The VFW Post 4311 hosted a great tribute dinner at Cowgirl Pizza on Wednesday. The open house feel and camaraderie were very welcoming. Members from all branches of service were welcomed with gift...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Nov. 18, 1920 Jack Belshe’s coal mint got to working in good shape last Thursday and regular trips have been made since. The high school got coal just in time to avoid closing down....

 

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