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Holiday events ramp up

The holiday deadline has arrived: now we’ve all finished giving thanks, thoughts turn to the next big date on the calendar. Sundance will once again be celebrating in style this Christmas with a number of events to help you get in the festive...

 

Cook Lake reopens

Cook Lake is once again open for recreation, but the dam project is not quite finished yet. Delays due to weather mean that the site will likely close again in the spring to wrap up construction,...

 

Unwanted leftovers

The first major snowstorm of the winter was kind enough to wait until after Thanksgiving Day to interrupt travel, though the cold wind and fog in some areas on Thursday certainly spoke of what was to...

 

Warren Peak Highway closed for winter

Warren Peak Highway is closed effective immediately. The decision has been made due to public safety concerns. “With the early snowfall the Bearlodge has had this year, including this last storm, these roads are currently impassable,” said Mike...

 

Lighting up the season

Gayla and Buck Bock once again invite the community to enjoy their colorful Christmas tradition. The annual light show will run from 5 to 10 p.m. every night until after Christmas at 323 S 21st...

 

Healthy for the holidays

Are you sure you’ve had all the vaccines available to keep you in good health? Is mom hazy about whether you had a pneumonia shot as a kid, do you not have access to your vaccine records, or has blood work for a job or school come back saying you...

 

Kathryn Kinsall

Kathryn Kinsall, 57, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance after a battle with cancer. On February 20, 1962, as John Glenn was orbiting the earth, Kathryn “Kat” was... Full story

 

Virginia "Ginger" Massie

Virginia “Ginger” Massie passed away on November 20, 2019, from health reasons. Ginger was born on October 13, 1948 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Walter and Jennie Massie. Ginger grew up on the family ranch west of Belle Fourche. She... Full story

 

Robert "Bob" Stephen Ulrich

Robert “Bob” Stephen Ulrich, 91, passed away on November 23, 2019, at the Crook County Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. Bob was born October 1, 1928, in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to Joseph Stephen and Lena Corrine (Endres) Ulrich and raised in... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times December 3, 1919 Mr. Partlow by the U.S. weather instruments reports the snowfall during November as 20 inches and 28 and a fraction inches during October and November. The Thanksgiving dance and supper by the commercial club...

 

This Week at Your Library

Library Holiday Open House, Friday, December 6, all day. Stop in for some goodies and check out a book or two! Last month we did a “Battle of the Branches” food drive. Thanks to our patrons’ generosity, we had 76 non-perishable food items to...

 

Celebrate suffrage: register to vote

As the 2020 elections begin to ramp up, the County Clerk’s Association of Wyoming (CCA) is encouraging women across the state to exercise their hard-won voting rights. Wyoming was not only the first U.S. territory to grant women the right to vote,...

 

Neiman named Executive of the Year

At the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) 129th Annual Convention, held Dec. 1-4 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Criss Neiman of the Wyoming Association of Fairs (WAF) was named the State and...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Matthew P. Sullivan, MI, 79/70, $88; Timarie D. Javier, Gillette, 91/75, $125; Peter R. Solis, GA, 90/75, $120; Suzanne G. Darr, Gillette, 90/75, $120; Joseph V. Crowe, Gillette, 85/70, $120; Larry Wayne Cage, Casper, 76/65, $100;...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of November, the Pantry served 212 people. This included six new clients, 81 under the age of 18 and 55 over the age of 60. Items needed this month include cereal, jelly and soup. These items may be dropped off in donation boxes at t...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 25 – Three VIN checks. Traffic stop. Paper service. Detention Deputy fingerprinted two subjects. Deputy investigated a report of gas drive off. Deputy checked business. Deputy investigated a report of domestic disturbance. EMS page. Nov. 26...

 

Sundance Police

Nov. 23 – House watch and business checks. Dog at large complaint. Funeral escort. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Nov. 24 – House watch and business checks. Civil assist. Report of animal abuse. Three bar checks. Report of bar fight....

 

This Side of the Pond

Let go of your dreams, ladies and gentleman, for as a state we have attained the loftiest of heights and may never again outdo ourselves. This Christmas, a product that hails from Wyoming has filled...

 

Letter to the Editor

I moved to Wyoming in 2010, hoping to become a Wyoming resident and to retire in this beautiful state. I support the conservative thinking and the freedoms we enjoy here. I am originally from South Dakota, where, like Wyoming, it’s still legal to t...

 

Chapel of Faith

“If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). What are we living for? What makes us tick? Why do we do the things we do and not what we should do? Is this some great theoretical essay into solving all our personal...

 
 By Chris Aadland    News    December 5, 2019

Tribe studies cannabis, hemp

CASPER — A Wyoming tribe is looking to hemp and medical marijuana as potential ways to bolster the Wind River Reservation economy and treat illnesses, an approach more and more tribes view as potentially lucrative.  In late September, the Eastern...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Work on eastern Wyo. pipeline begins LUSK (WNE) — Bridger Pipeline, LLC has begun construction of a crude oil pipeline that will run from Guernsey, through Goshen County and run the length of Niobrara County before reaching its final destination...

 

Scholastic Book Fair next week

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held at the Sundance Elementary Library Dec. 9-12 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The fair has great Christmas gifts and some of the hottest titles! If you can’t make it to the school...

 

Officials spend Thanksgiving overseas

U.S. Senator John Barrasso and Wyoming’s first family, Governor Mark Gordon and First Lady Jennie Gordon, all spent the Thanksgiving holiday with members of the three Wyoming Army National Guard...

 

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