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Articles from the November 28, 2019 edition

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Raber sentenced

After an emotional hearing in the courtroom on Wednesday, Lesley Raber has been sentenced to one year in jail with six months of that time suspended for the misdemeanor crime of homicide by vehicle. Judge Thomas Rumpke heard testimony from both...

 

Hunter found safe after overnight trek

A 73-year-old hunter from Riverton got turned around in what he’d thought was a familiar part of Boundary Gulch last week. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Crook County Sheriff’s Office and...

 

Just in time for winter

Long-running conversations about the future of Sundance’s ambulance fleet came to an abrupt end on Thursday when the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees was presented with a...

 

Man killed in ATV rollover

A 33-year-old Sioux Falls area man lost his life earlier this month in an ATV accident on Rifle Pit Road. Scott Gackle appears to have been returning to his hunting camp at the end of the day when the single-vehicle crash took place. “He was in...

 

All stars

The Wyoming Coaches’ Association recently announced this year’s all-conference and all-state selections for Volleyball and Football. SHS Volleyball players named to the Powder River All...

 

Francis "Keith" McDonald

Francis “Keith” McDonald, 92, of Aladdin, Wyoming, died Wednesday, November, 20, 2019 at the Ft. Meade Veterans Hospital. Keith was born January 6, 1927, in Fruitdale, South Dakota, to Francis James and Viola I. (Michelson) McDonald. He... Full story

 

Robert "Bob" S. Ulrich

Robert “Bob” S. Ulrich, 91 of Sundance, Wyoming, died Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Crook County Memorial Hospital. Memorial services are planned for 1 p.m., on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Sundance Church of Christ. A dessert bar will... Full story

 

Virginia R. Massie

Virginia R. Massie, 71 of Sundance, Wyoming, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance. Arrangements are pending with Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance.... Full story

 

Shop small – with a glass of wine

The businesses of Sundance have benefited from the Shop Small concept for the last few years, setting a date at the end of each November during which the downtown area will be packed with locally produced goods and shoppers clasping punch cards or gl...

 

SPOT tax to switch off

The county’s Specific Purpose Option Tax (SPOT) has reached its $6.25 million total and will be switched off at the end of December. This will reduce sales and use tax locally by one percent until such time as voters once again approve the sixth...

 

Hulett clinic plans moving ahead

Plans continue to move ahead for an update to the medical services facilities in Hulett, the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees heard last week. “We are still working on plans for a new clinic in Hulett,” reported Sandi...

 

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...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Thomas A. Vanluvan, Sundance, 92/75, $130; Richard W. Holmberg, NV, 88/75, $110; Owen T. Watkins, SD, 90/75, $120; Jose L. Serrano, AZ, 79/70, $88; Robert G. Wenger, Devils Tower, 92/65, $180; Ronald R. Able, WA, 88/80, $145; Michael L....

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 18 – Three VIN checks. Traffic stop. Paper service. Two EMS pages. Detention Deputy fingerprinted three subjects. Deputy assisted Department of Family Services with call. Deputies and Search and Rescue performed mission; located subject. Nov....

 

Sundance Police Department

Nov. 16 – House watch and business checks. Three bar checks. Seven traffic stops. Nov. 17 – House watch and business checks. Two traffic stops Nov. 18 – House watch and business checks. Tow traffic stops. Nov. 19 – House watch and business...

 

Sundance Municipal Court

Speeding – Thomas Worsley, SD, 75/55; Jennafer Fisher, IL, 50/30 Driving on Suspended License – Rachell Prunty, Upton Public Drunkenness – Bryan Robert, WA...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am writing in regards to the article in the November 21 Sundance Times written by Michael Illiano about the RINO website. In response to the comments in the article made by Gail Symons, yes, the Republican Party is an ideology, an ideology of...

 

Ths Side of the Pond

Few things make me happier than crossovers between my culture and yours, but this week’s combo is the most bizarre I’ve seen in a while. It involves house paint, spellings and the nation’s...

 

Local authors host book signing

If you’re seeking a meaningful gift for the holidays or a treat for your own enjoyment, you may be interested to attend an event next weekend that will showcase some of northeast Wyoming’s...

 

Local author to introduce new book at library event

The Riven Country of Senga Munro, a novel based in northeast Wyoming by local author Renée Carrier, is now available in both ebook and paperback. Touching on themes of love, loss and restoration, the book follows the story of Senga as she comes to...

 

Library busy with activities

The Crook County Library has been abuzz with children’s activities. Play to Learn stations were set up throughout the library on November 13 for families with preschoolers and toddlers to do at...

 

EWC to hold advising and registration

Eastern Wyoming College will be advising and registering Sundance students at the Central Administration Building on Tuesday, December 3, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Advising and registration for Moorcroft students will be held in the EWC room of Moorcroft...

 

Heaster elected as WASC president

Sundance High School Student Council President Rhianna Heaster was elected the 2019-2020 Wyoming Association of Student Councils President during the WASC state convention Nov. 17-19 in Sheridan....

 

Junior mat men

THe Sundance Junior High Wrestling Tourney was held last Thursday....

 

Sundance High School Honor Choir and Band make beautiful music

Sundance sent a select group of choir and band students to represent SHS at the Northeast Music District Clinic. With other honor choir and band students from around the NE region, the SHS Honor...

 

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