Articles from the December 26, 2019 edition

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Trustees question "band aid" ambulance

Sundance has a temporary new ambulance, leased from a Sioux Falls company as a “band aid” solution to the urgent issue of there being just one fully functioning vehicle left in the city’s fleet. However, at Thursday’s meeting of the Crook...

 

Heaster named All State Drama

This year, the Sundance Theatre Troupe (a.k.a. high school drama class) brought a number of acting and technical events to the Wyoming State Thespian Festival held at the University of Wyoming. Our...

 

The three real Santas

A steady stream of customers were still coming through the door of Sundance Post Office to pick up their Christmas packages as the week began. Angela Donner, Alissa Truax and Postmaster Heather Miller continued to whittle away at the piles on Monday...

 

Architect hired for Hulett Clinic

The Crook County Medical Foundation has hired an architect to design the new Hulett Clinic and will be starting the process with a clean slate, reported Judy Hutchinson to the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees last week. The...

 

City proposes rental charge for ambulance building

Though the Sundance City Council and Crook County Medical District Board of Trustees previously appeared to have come to an amicable decision regarding the city’s ambulances, Council Member Joe Wilson approached the board on Thursday with a...

 

Wreaths for veterans

Last week, Roger and Victoria Connett representing the Crook County Republican Party placed wreaths on the Crook County War Memorial. Wreaths were also placed at the Black Hills National Cemetery....

 

Pinochle Marathon

These are Pinochle average scores for individuals as of December 19, 2019: Gail Kaiser 3873 Larry Byrne 3820 Lyle Brunson 3640 Shannon Weaver 3360 Joann Salyer 3207 Vivian Brunson 3033 Jacquie McInerney 3015 Jennifer Adams 2960 Barbara Glick 2833...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times December 24, 1919 John Nefsy of the firm of Nefsy& Nefsy, pioneer stockmen of Inyan Kara creek, was in Sundance a few days ago en route home from a trip to South Dakota in quest of winter feed and pasture for their stock. Mr....

 

Marie K. Jackson

Marie peacefully passed away in Rawlins, Wyoming, December 18, 2019, at the age of 90. She was born on November 11, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Irish immigrants, the first of five children, all of the others being... Full story

 

Joshua "Josh" Michael Copus

Joshua “Josh” Michael Copus, scientific explorer, died unexpectedly on November 13, 2019, while exploring deep reefs off of Mborokua Island in the Solomon Sea. He was 39. Josh was born on March 5, 1980, in Phoenix, Arizona, to... Full story

 

Early deadlines

Due to the New Year’s holiday, we will be printing early. Deadlines for the Jan. 2 issue will be: Wyoming Pioneer, Fri., Dec. 27 at noon; Sundance Times and Moorcroft Leader, Mon., Dec. 30 at noon....

 

Cards of Thanks

Thank You A hearty Thank You to Sarah Pridgeon of the Sundance Times for her thoughtful article about my novel, THE RIVEN COUNTRY OF SENGA MUNRO; also, to Nancy Bowles and Echo Bohl of the Hulett Branch library for hosting my book talk/reading on...

 

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 we would appreciate your help in purchasing for...

 

Veterans assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout January. Clifford Knesel is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    December 26, 2019

A year of hard work pays off

The story of our country is often told by the decades that define it. With the end of this decade so close at hand, it can often be tempting to imagine what the last ten years will be remembered for. Or for that matter, the last year alone. For me,...

 

This Side of the Pond

As has become my tradition, I took a few moments this week to look around at all the good things happening this season. Whether it made me laugh or smile, I’d like to share a few of them with you....

 

Sundance drug bust leads to suspended sentence

Sundance resident Amber Nehmer has been given a suspended sentence for charges related to an incident in which law enforcement was informed she was using and selling drugs while children were present in her home. On April 2, a Crook County...

 

Second Colorado man given suspended sentence for cocaine charge

A second Colorado man has been sentenced in association with a traffic stop that led to a sizeable cocaine bust on March 30. Paul Williams pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; the other man, Aaron Gonzales, was...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Travis J. Williams, UT, 85/75, $90; Heath A. Rose, Gillette, 83/70, $110; Jerry D. White, WA, 88/75, $110; Steven J. Przywara, Newcastle, 89/70, $140; Jason D. Burch, TX, 81/70, $100; Jose J. Lopez, AZ, 85/70, $120; Randy W. Turner,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Dec. 16 – Seven VIN checks. Deputy assisted Superior Police Department out of Nebraska. Deputy investigated vehicle crash. EMS page. Fire page. Dec. 17 – Four VIN checks. Detention Deputy booked in new prisoner. Detention Deputy did fingerprints...

 

Appropriations package includes health care for retired Kemmerer miners

CASPER — President Donald Trump signed a $1.4 trillion appropriations package Friday night, averting a government shutdown and saving health care for hundreds of retired coal miners in Kemmerer. Coal has been the critical economic building block...

 

Company opens outlet to sell coal for heating

GILLETTE — It was a cold December morning, and Cody Nehl stood in a lot off of Little Powder River Road, waiting for a customer. A large pile of stoker coal was stored in the back of a truck, ready to be sold. After a few minutes, another truck...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    December 26, 2019

Committee backs bill raising pay for top officials

CHEYENNE – Despite objections from Gov. Mark Gordon, lawmakers on the Joint Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday that would raise the salaries of the governor and the other four elected state officials beginning after the 2022 general...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Husband of Cheyenne mayor arrested on suspicion of domestic violence CHEYENNE (WNE) — Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr’s husband was arrested Friday night on suspicion of domestic violence against her. Christopher Jimmy Orr, 54, was arrested on...

 

Bulldogs sweep Stateline Shootout

The Sundance boys’ basketball team made history this past weekend as they swept all the teams competing in the Stateline Shootout. The boys opened up play in Sundance on Thursday night, facing off against the Newcastle Dogies. The Dogies came out...

 

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