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Hospital capacity a rising concern

At this time, Crook County Medical Services District will not be making use of the state initiative to bring in extra medical staffing to help cope with the pandemic. Though the virus is certainly...

 

Fraught fowl

With Elmer Fudd in hot pursuit, Feathers McClucky misguidedly searches for the number to the Butterball® helpline....

 

County prepares final CARES Act grant requests

The countdown has begun for the county to make as much use as possible of its available CARES Act funding before the end-of-year buzzer sounds, signifying that the federal relief cash allocated to Wyoming can no longer be spent. Several grants have...

 

A change of season

From one holiday on to the next. Public Works was out on the streets early this week to make sure that the City of Sundance is prepared for Thanksgiving to transition into the Christmas holiday...

 

State tightens health orders

State health orders tightened up again this week in response to the worsening pandemic – but only when it comes to the size of gatherings. In a press release, Governor Mark Gordon described the new orders as, “part of a series of measures the...

 

Donations needed for Christmas Basket program

For a quarter of a century, the Sundance community has come together during the holidays to make sure every friend and neighbor can enjoy the merry Christmas they deserve. It’s been a tough year for many people and the need is greater than ever,...

 

Minta Gray

Minta Gray, 85 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on November 13, 2020. Minta Eileen (Tate) Gray was born November 24, 1934, to Merrill and Norine Violet (McDougall) Tate in Riverton, Wyoming. Minta was the first daughter in the family, where she... Full story

 

Sherry Lynn Brunson

Sherry Lynn Brunson, born September 30, 1957, passed away peacefully November 21, 2020, with her family by her side.  Sherry was born in Auburn, Washington. Her family returned to Sundance in 1959 where she grew up and graduated from Sundance High... Full story

 

Card of Thanks

Our heartfelt thanks to our family, friends and neighbors for all your kindness during this difficult time, for your visits, calls, flowers, food and donations to Kaycie, Sutton and Royce. Thank you to Isburg Funeral Home, the pallbearers, Chip...

 

Commission to adopt natural resource plan

The county commission is set to put its stamp of approval on a new Natural Resource Management Plan next week. The plan has been developed by Y2 Consultants and is intended as a tool to allow the commission to have a substantive impact on federal...

 

State showing signs of economic recovery

The latest Wyoming Economic Indicators report hints that the state is making a slow but sure recovery from the impacts of the pandemic. Prepared by the Economics Analysis Division, the report shows that unemployment is dropping and the overall...

 

Sundance man will serve up to 45 years for sexual abuse of a minor

A Sundance man will serve up to 45 years in prison for multiple charges related to sexual abuse of a minor. Harry Lee Ballard III allegedly attempted to initiate sexual contact with a juvenile female several times over the course of three years....

 

Stumbling pedestrian sentenced for possession with intent to deliver

A Douglas man has been given a suspended sentence for possession with intent to deliver after allegedly informing a police officer who spotted him walking drunkenly through town that he was taking a bag of marijuana from one friend to another. On Jan...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Yellowstone sees record visits in October CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park posted another record month in October to close out its 2020 summer season, shattering the previous record for that month with more than 110,000 additional people...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, I am a healthcare worker in a neighboring county, and I read your column regularly. I know there is widespread resistance to wearing facemasks. As a plea from healthcare workers in general, can you emphasize the importance of face masks and...

 

This Side of the Pond

A young chap by the name of Harry Styles has found himself in hot water after appearing on the cover of this month’s Vogue in a dress. This, according to some people, is going to destroy the very...

 

Thanks, thanks a lot

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. – Psalm 100:4 It is the time of year when we set aside a certain day, time, place to...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 16 – Two VIN checks. Traffic stop. Gun call; unfounded. Sexual assault investigated. Civil assist. Fingerprints for outside employment. Assist another agency. Assist motorist. EMS page. Nov. 17 – Two VIN checks. Three paper services. Two...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Konrad Weibel, MN, 94/80, $130; Chelsea K. Chapin, Moorcroft, 74/45, $205; Juan C. Miranda, CA, 81/70, $100; Manfred Vargas Barrantes, FL, 80/70, $105; Ryan Haefele, Wright, 91/80, $115; Seth Green, MT, 80/70, $105; Brianna Sizer, Mt, 88...

 

Sundance athletes named to All-State/All-Conference

Football All-State Brayden Bruce, Brad Kruger, Wyatt Gillespie, Jess Claycomb Offensive 2A East Player of the Year and Co-2A East Offensive Player of the Year Brad Kruger 2A East All-Conference Braydon Bruce, Brad Kruger, Wyatt Gillespie, Jess...

 

Junior High Wrestling

Nov. 20 at Hulett Tel Marchant: 1-1 Lyman Halverson: 1-1 Cameron Fouch: 2-0 Evan Fowler: 1-1 Owen Watt: 0-2 Brady Garoutte: 1-2 Porter Watt: 0-3 Jaedyn Keller: 3-1 Parker Skeens: 2-2 John Wacker: 0-3...

 

School events streaming online

Crook County School District #1 has announced that all events (athletic or otherwise) happening in the high school gymnasiums or on the football fields are now available for streaming through NFHS. In addition, the district has paid the NFHS fees...

 

Names added to County War Memorial

The name of George Kreber was added to the Crook County War Memorial this fall. George graduated from Sundance High School in 1969 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1970. He was discharged in 1974,...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Nov. 25, 1920 Frank Hickey regained his liberty at Newcastle last Saturday morning when a jury who had listened to evidence for and against him gave their verdict that he was proved not guilty. Although the evidence was mostly circumsta...

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - November 25

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 702 since yesterday and now stand at 26,677. Probable cases have increased by 100 to 4084. Crook County has had a total of 273 confirmed cases and 21 probables after 3 new confirmed... Full story

 

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