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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 14, 2019 

Local business penalized for tax exemption error

The county commissioners have refunded a civil penalty to a business owner who was inaccurately advised by the Crook County Treasurer’s Office that her vehicles were tax exempt. The decision was made despite legal advice from County Attorney Joe...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 14, 2019 

Shooting nuisance tabled for due process

Consideration of a complaint over an alleged shooting nuisance in the Sundance Canyon Ranch subdivision will be delayed until December because the accused was not present at last week’s meeting of the county commissioners. On the advice of County...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 14, 2019 

Moskee acquisition nears public comment period

A state land acquisition that would return part of the Moskee to public ownership may finally be coming to fruition. Originally given the blessing of the State Board of Land Commissioners more than three years ago, the 4714-acres of scenic canyon...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 14, 2019 

City unsure about future of ambulances

The question of whether or not the City of Sundance should be in “the ambulance business” was once again discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the council. The issue has been raised several times in anticipation of the need to either...

 

Early start

Shoppers get a jump start on the Christmas season this year at the annual Holiday Bazaar held on Saturday at the old elementary gym. Vendors filled the area and provided a wide array of hand-made goods and goodies sure to stoke the holiday...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 14, 2019 

Sixth Judicial District seeks to secure new judge

Crook County’s three District Court judges are doing the work of four people, according to the latest workload assessment from the Wyoming Supreme Court. One of those three, Honorable Michael N. Deegan, updated the county commissioners last week...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 14, 2019 

Council discusses nuisance determinations

How do you determine when there’s a nuisance within the city? Council Member Jana McLean asked this question at last week’s meeting of the Sundance City Council with the hope of making sure that the city is treating every resident fairly. It...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 14, 2019 

Council views new pre-annexation agreement

At last week’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council heard that City Attorney Mark Hughes has prepared a new pre-annexation agreement for developments on the edges of town. However, he said, he is unsure as the legality of using them....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 14, 2019 

City considers six percent utility rate increase

The annual conversation about utility rates took a different turn this year when it transpired that the end of the Specific Purpose Option Tax (SPOT) means the Sundance City Council will be obliged to consider a six percent rate increase across the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 14, 2019 

PreCORP deploys tech upgrades

Deployment of new auto metering infrastructure is in full swing for customers of Powder River Energy, reported Troy Bifulco to the county commissioners last week. The new technology will change how the cooperative reads meters and allow PreCORP to...

 

Forest Christmas tree tags available

Christmas Tree tags will be available Nov. 12 through Dec. 24 at Forest Service offices in western South Dakota and northeast Wyoming.  The Black Hills National Forest is also excited to continue the Fourth Grade Free Christmas Tree Program again...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Rooney J. Kercher, Gillette, 38/30, $96; Maloy Poor, Alva, 60/45, $120; Kyler L. Hardee, TX, 65/50, $85; Robert C. Cummings, Devils Tower, 76/65, $100; Carrillo J. Miranda, WA, 88/75, $110; (minor), UT, 90/75, $120; Shawn D. Kuhn,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 4 - Two VIN checks. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for conceal carry permit. Detention Deputy did a prisoner transport. Detention deputy booked in one subject. Deputy did a business check. Deputy took possession of some found property ...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man accused of setting up camera in women’s bathroom POWELL (WNE) — A Powell man is alleged to have set up a camera in the women’s bathroom at his former Powell workplace, capturing images of four of his female co-workers in states of...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times November 12, 1919 H.P. Ilsley, returning last Saturday from a trip to the stock-wintering country east of Rapid City, was compelled to leave his car well buried in snow a few miles out of this city and resort to the healthful...

 

This Week at Your Library

The Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for Thanksgiving. NOVEMBER BATTLE OF THE MILITARY SERVICE BRANCHES FOOD DRIVE: We are conducting a food drive to help stock the shelves at the Crook County Food Pantry before the...

 

Dedicated service

Jeff Garman is presented with a certificate for his 40 years of dedicated service to Crook County by Chairman Kelly Dennis and Road & Bridge Superintendent Morgan Ellsbury....

 

Richards places in dog shows

Tairyn Richards, high school senior in Sundance, attended the 2019 Golden Retriever Club of America 80th Solid Gold National Specialty with her dog, Sully. They traveled to Ontario, CA, where the...

 

Hospital board split over Hulett clinic plans

Questions were raised over the viability of plans to build a new clinic in Hulett at last week’s meeting of the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees. Split opinions caused disagreements on the need for a new clinic and the...

 

Helping to feed

Sundance State Bank employees present donations from their recent food drive along with a check for $2500 to the Crook County Food Pantry. Left to right: Sherry Tryon, Brandi Baumgarten, Ty Krell,...

 

All dressed up

The ladies of the Crook County Courthouse never disappoint at Halloween. This year, they dressed as Trolls for the spookiest day - even the ones who cheated just a little. Visitors to the courthouse...

 

How important is local spending? Let's find out…

The Christmas season sees more gifts bought than any other, but how much of that spending is happening in our local stores? Sundance State Bank and the Sundance Times are jointly launching a challenge this year that will aim to visibly demonstrate...

 

Range Riders donate

Range Riders 4-H Club members left to right: Brandon Bankenbush, Jordan Mouat, Leader Julie Wheeler and Brit Wheeler. The club collected food to donate to the Crook County Food Pantry and also...

 

This Week at Your Library

The Library will be closed on Monday, November 11, for Veterans Day. NOVEMBER BATTLE OF THE MILITARY SERVICE BRANCHES FOOD DRIVE: We are conducting a food drive to help stock the shelves at the Crook County Food Pantry before the holidays. We will...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times November 5, 1919 R.O. Partlow, local weather man, reports the total snowfall for the month of October as 18-1/2 inches. The lowest temperature was zero, recorded on the 26th, and the month as a whole was unusually rough but no...

 

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