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Making light of the holidays

Sundance welcomed Christmas this weekend with a slew of festivities. Above, the FFA float travels along Main Street during the annual Festival of Lights, arranged by Dorothy Greenwood and sponsored...

 

Council approves six percent utility increase

The Sundance City Council has approved a six percent increase on utility rates that will become effective at the beginning of next year. The increase was deemed necessary partly to ensure the city’s enterprise accounts are paying for themselves and...

 

Progress slow for city projects

At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council was unable to consider a report on the “nuisance” property it has been dealing with on Sewell Street. The council had decided to commission a report on the condition and worth of the...

 

County water study well underway

The county’s year-long study to find a solution for water issues in the area around Carlile is now well underway, the county commissioners heard last week. Landowner surveys have been sent out and collected and well sampling has taken place across...

 

Commission opts out of "nuisance" decision

The county commissioners heard public comment on an alleged shooting nuisance in the Sundance Canyon Ranch subdivision on Tuesday. Attendees were invited to share their thoughts during a hearing that had been postponed from November to make sure all...

 

Cookies with Santa

Among the many festive events that took place around Sundance this weekend, the Bearlodge Bakery & Greenhouse hosted a cookie decorating event for younger members of the community and their families....

 

This Week at Your Library

If you are interested in making a Christmas donation to the library, we have a wish tree set up at the circulation desk. The ornaments on the tree have adult and children’s book titles on them that...

 

Card of Thanks

Thank You Recently the Crook County Public Library in Sundance sponsored a ‘Battle of the Branches’ Food Drive in honor of our veterans. There were five boxes set up in the library where folks could donate food to the Pantry in honor of family...

 

Local talent

A group of local authors came together on Thursday to celebrate the publication of their most recent works and sign books for visitors at the Longhorn Saloon & Grill. From left to right, K.D....

 

Quilt raffle

American Legion Post 45 is raffling off a large queen size quilt (100x102) with proceeds to be used for the Trade School Scholarship. The quilt was donated by Regina Bowman and can be seen at the Sundance Senior Center. Drawing will be held Fri.,...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times December 10, 1919 The record sale of state lands of the State of Wyoming, both in point of acreage and money involved took place in Sundance this afternoon, conducted by A. Baker, commissioner of public lands. One tract...

 

Burning down the house

Fire Chief Gari Gill brought a proposal before the Sundance City Council last week: the new owners of the building that has served in recent memory as a daycare and food pantry would like the fire...

 

Getting out of the ambulance business

With the Sundance City Council wanting to get out of the ambulance business and the Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) having found a way to take on the responsibility itself, all that remained when the two sides met on Tuesday was for...

 

Sundance Police Department

Nov. 30 – House watch and business checks. Vehicle lock out. Three bar checks. Three traffic stops. Dec. 1 – House watch and business checks. Officer assisted Fire Department. Traffic stop. Dec. 2 – House watch and business checks. Vehicle...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Till K. Olson, SD, 82/70, $105; Charles S. Linnemeyer, IL, 99/70, $190; Trampas N. Lowe, Gillette, 98/75, $160; Jeffrey John Gunderson, Gillette, 90/80, $90; Georgia Sandy, Gillette, 92/75, $130; Catherine Mary E. Abrego, IL, 87/75,...

 

This Side of the Pond

This is not the most wonderful time of year after all, but only if you’re a small dog with anxiety issues. When everything from paper plates to the opening of a can of tomatoes turns you into a...

 

Agency says coal workers need more bankruptcy protection

CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, coal workers in Wyoming need more protections when it comes to bankruptcy filings in the industry. Representatives from the department presented their “wish list” of changes...

 
 By Joy Ufford    News    December 12, 2019

Homeowners try to lease mineral lands beneath home

PINEDALE — After two harrowing rounds of state lease auctions that invited bids for the mineral estates under their home beside the New Fork River, a local couple is applying for the 240-acre lease in the state’s “over the counter” option....

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Public Service Commission approves expansion of Corriedale wind project CHEYENNE (WNE) – The Wyoming Public Service Commission Thursday approved an expansion of the planned Corriedale Wind Energy Project to include an additional five wind...

 

During budget presentation, Gordon says he's willing to look at lodging tax

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon told lawmakers Monday that he would be “willing” to consider a statewide lodging tax if it came across his desk this winter. However, in his first budget presentation to members of the Joint Appropriations Committee...

 

Educators criticize release of salary info

CASPER — The names and salaries of every school district employee in Wyoming will be released this month after a request from a state senator, a move that’s drawn criticism from educators across the state.  “There is a big gap between what...

 

Sundance Elementary Christmas program this Thursday

The public is invited to join Sundance Elementary First and Second Graders as they present “The Littlest Tree” on Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m. It is the story of how the Christmas Trees at the North Pole discover the true meaning of...

 

Elementary kids test their skills at Family STEAM Night

A crowd of kids and parents descended upon Sundance Elementary on Thursday to enjoy an opportunity for hands-on-learning and fun. Family STEAM Night was arranged by Ms. Abbie Love and Ms. Tina...

 

Veterans quilt

Know a veteran or someone currently in the military? Sign them up to win a quilt made by FCCLA members in the Textiles class at SHS. The red, white and blue quilt is on display at Sundance State...

 

Crook County Fair Board

Crook County Fair Board PO Box 473 Sundance, WY 82729 Board Meeting – November 4, 2019 Chairman Peggy Boardman called the regular board meeting of the Crook County Fair Board to order at 5:37 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. Board members pre...

 

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