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State mask order goes into effect

A statewide mask order goes into effect this week in an effort to address an increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 while keeping businesses open, according to an announcement from...

 

Delegation supports new restrictions

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney released the following joint statement in support of Governor Mark Gordon’s latest actions to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Wyoming. “Governor Gordon is committed to...

 

Plans for solid waste district rekindled

Several years ago, an attempt was made to bring the county together under the umbrella of a solid waste district. It failed, but a rekindled version could see a district formed to encompass only those parts of the county that feel they would benefit...

 

Main Street lot to become art gallery

If anyone within the Sundance community objects to a gallery opening at the end of Main Street, they did not attend last week’s public hearing to say so. The Sundance City Council will move ahead with selling the corner lot to local artist Bruce...

 

City goes ahead with law enforcement contract

The City of Sundance is moving ahead with its plan for the Crook County Sheriff’s Office to start providing law enforcement coverage in the new year. The contract has been reviewed and the council has directed City Attorney Mark Hughes to move ahea...

 

Donald George Brunson

Donald George Brunson, of Aladdin, Wyoming, passed away in his home December 7, 2020, at the age of 89. Don was born April 26, 1931, to Floyd and Florence (Crago) Brunson at the home of his Aunt Georgie in Sundance, Wyoming. He and his siblings...

 

Fireside Christmas Eve

You are invited to celebrate the birth of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, in warmth and light: Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at Pine Ridge Community Church near Carlile. Dress warm and come ready to celebrate Christmas by the fire with song,...

 

Raymond Douglas Howard

Raymond Douglas Howard, 76 of Sundance, Wyoming, died at his home on December 3, 2020. Raymond was born on May 31, 1944, on the family farm in Klemme, Iowa, to Ned and Minnie Howard. Raymond grew up in Klemme where he attended school and graduated...

 

Glen Edward Cheshier

Glen Edward Cheshier was born on December 16, 1945 in Hulett, WY, a son of Walter and Virginia (Schlosser) Cheshier.  Glen grew up in Hulett, where he attended school and graduated from  Hulett High School in 1964.  Following graduation, Glen...

 

David Geiman

Another good man has left us. David Geiman, 79, Sundance, Wyoming, died Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance. David Geiman was born December 20, 1940 to Aden and Julia Geiman. David led a great life as a ranch...

 

Free meals for seniors

Seniors around the county will be able to take advantage of the Crook County Senior Services’ meal program this month completely free of charge, thanks to a donation from the Powder River Foundation. “The Powder River Foundation contacted me...

 

Community needs assessment highlights poverty issues

The population of Crook County is growing and the community is doing better than state averages when it comes to unemployment, food insecurity and household income, according to an assessment that was presented to the Crook County Medical Services...

 

Our View

Whether you love masks, hate them or can’t work out which end goes over your ear, we can still agree on one thing: this pandemic has been mishandled. As Christmas approaches, we are left in a situation where neighbor has locked horns with neighbor...

 

The Forestry Corner

Welcome to the inaugural publication of The Forestry Corner. This monthly column is jointly produced by the Wyoming State Forestry Division and the Wyoming Tree Farm Committee, a landowner advocacy group, associated with the American Forest...

 

CCMSD discusses problematic donation

Does Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) have an obligation to pay back money that was donated to shore up its finances during a difficult time? The Board of Trustees were unable to reach a consensus on this issue, which centers around a...

 

Family Dollar works with church on sewer line

Thanks to an unexpected opportunity for teamwork, utility work for the Family Dollar store in Sundance will also benefit St. Paul’s Catholic Church. When plans for a sewer line were revealed a few months ago, the church realized it could piggyback...

 

Progress across the board for city projects

Success across the board for the City of Sundance’s project list this month. The council heard reports on Tuesday that spoke of progress for new water tanks, Old Stoney and the park that sits next...

 

Natural resource plan adopted

The newly created Crook County Natural Resource Plan officially became policy last week as the county commission passed a motion to approve it. The Natural Resource Management Plan, developed by Y2 Consultants, is intended as a tool for a local...

 

Cattlewomen signs promote beef in Crook County

Sheyanne Fosheim and Jaycee Garman with one of the Crook County Cattlewomen beef promotion signs. If you have seen some of these new signs around Crook County, they are brought to you by the...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago - Dec. 9, 1920 News comes from Gillette by grapevine that another holdup was pulled off there the latter part of the week. Hijackers blew into town and found a group of men in a caf...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks We would like to thank our friends, family and community for all of the fundraisers and donations given to us after the fire at our home. It is in times of tragedy that we are so grateful to live in such a generous and caring community!...

 

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed December 24 and 25, for Christmas. The library doors are open. We are still doing curbside delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We do ask that you wear a mask to enter the library. If you do not have a mask,...

 

Sundance Municipal Court

Speeding – Todd Kamp, CO, 68/55; Timothy Renegar, NC, 70/55; Lucinda Johnsrud, CO, 46/30 Speeding in Active School Zone – Alex Engelhaupt, SD, 35/20 Operate Motor Vehicle on Suspended Driver’s License – Spencer Hunt, LA Careless Driving ...

 

FCCLA holding decoration contest

To get community involvement in these unsettling times, Sundance FCCLA is encouraging families in the town of Sundance to decorate your house with lights and decorations! FCCLA officers will judge the night of Dec. 21. The most festive house will...

 

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