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Council approves rate increase

Utility users within the City of Sundance have seen their rates remain flat for the last two years, but the council decided last week that the time has come for an increase – if only to keep up with inflation. Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz presented...

 

Rescue plan still causing confusion

Months after the American Rescue Plan Act was finalized, how exactly its associated funding can be spent remains in question for local entities, including counties. “The guidance has changed five, six, seven times – it’s hard to keep up with...

 

Basketball court may get an overhaul

Sundance's recreational space could see an overhaul next season with a suggestion to allow students of Crook County School District to make use of the city's outdoor basketball courts. Clerk...

 

RER completes funding for demo plant

Rare Element Resources (RER) announced this week that enough money has been raised through its rights offering of common shares to complete funding for the next stage of its rare earth project in northeast Wyoming. The goal of the offering was to...

 

School presents Christmas concert

The Sundance Junior High and High School band and choir will present a Christmas concert for the community this Monday, December 20, including a soup supper and all your favorite festive songs. The show will be under the direction of Teresa Preisner...

 

CCMSD to secure new ventilators

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) is purchasing additional ventilation equipment to address shortages within the hospital. The hope is to also solve the problems that have been experienced in trying to find beds at surrounding hospitals...

 

Council hears of active month

The City of Sundance has seen several improvements over the last few weeks, the council heard at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The ice skating ring is now back, while the new movie screen in Sundance Square that was donated by the Sundance Chamber of...

 

Hang on

While the decorations at the Velder residence have probably stopped one or two helpful passers-by in their tracks, they do provide a helpful warning about the potential pitfalls of the holiday...

 

Lawrence A. "Larry" Shell

Lawrence A. "Larry" Shell, 80, of Upton, Wyoming, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle, Wyoming. A funeral service was held on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the Upton Community Center in... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Dec. 15, 1921 Messrs. Jones and Owen of the state enforcement department have been getting results in Crook County during the past few days. Friday they visited the Andrew Mickelson ranch in Grand Canyon, where they found a still hooked...

 

A Blazing Christmas Eve

You are invited to celebrate the birth of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, in warmth and light: Friday, December 24, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Pine Ridge Community Church near Carlile. Dress warm and come ready to celebrate Christmas by the fire with song,...

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks Thank you to all who donated and attended the Long Term Care Bazaar. Sending love and warm wishes for the holidays. Sundance Long Term Care residents...

 

Candy contest winner

Betsy Hockert, the winner of the Crook County Museum's Christmas open house candy contest....

 

Longtime Devils Tower employee Sue Skrove retiring

After 34 years of federal service, we congratulate Sue Skrove on her upcoming retirement! During her career Skrove worked in various parks and positions. Skrove began her relationship with the National Park Service as the business manager for Devils...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    December 16, 2021

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Fri., Dec. 24, for Christmas and Fri., Dec. 31, for New Year’s. We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. BARNYARDS &...

 

Pinochle Marathon

These are Pinochle average scores for individuals as of Dec. 10, 2021: Alan Loken 4980 Karol Santistevan 4563 Tracy Santistevan 4520 Lyle Brunson 4435 Larry Byrne 4300 Vivian Brunson 3785 Carol Jordan 3756 Emmet Hegwood 3745 Barbara Byrne 3690...

 

This Side of the pond

My desire to visit Disneyland was triggered by two things. The first was a photograph of an entire slice of chocolate cake defying gravity atop a milkshake, because if you're going to indulge your...

 

Dear Santa

Letters from Ms. Courtney’s first grade class Dear Santa, How are you? I hope your cookies are good. I love you. I would like roller skates and a volleyball and some sticky earrings. I hope you have a good year! Thank you. Love, Audrey Dear Santa,...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

WGFD detects diseases in elk herds, rabbits SHERIDAN (WNE) —Animal diseases have been identified in two species in the Sheridan region — chronic wasting disease in elk and rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 in cottontail rabbits. CWD was...

 

City looks to pandemic funds for water project

The City of Sundance is hoping to tap into American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to replace an old and leaking water line, but to do so will require assistance from the Crook County Commissioners. The current project to replace the Sundance Kid wat...

 

County to receive funds from nationwide opioid lawsuit

Crook County is set to benefit from a large-scale class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies who were involved in supplying opioids. The OneWyo opioid settlement is part of a nationwide settlement and is expected to net somewhere between...

 

LIQUOR LICENSE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR NEW BAR AND GRILL LIQUOR LICENSE, FOR THE CITY OF SUNDANCE, 2021/2022. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the applicant whose name is set forth below has filed their application for a new Bar and Grill Liquor License in the Office... Full story

 

Name change

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WITHIN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: CHARITY MICHELLE NORTHUP For Change of Name Civil Action No. 8836 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Notice is... Full story

 

Ordinance

ORDINANCE NO. 10, 2021 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 4 (FRANCHISE FEE) OF ORDINANCE NO. 8, 2021; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF... Full story

 

Bids

CALL for BIDS Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees is accepting sealed bids for the sale of the following surplus property:   • (1) PlasmaCam Model DHC Serial # 46849 - Includes Hypertherm Powermax 900 Plasma cutter and consumables,... Full story

 

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