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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 16, 2020 

County audit reveals no new concerns

Though the county was given a clean bill of financial health by auditors Leo Riley & Associates last week, as usual, the issue of separation of duties was brought up in the annual audit report. “It’s been an ongoing issue for years,” explained...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 16, 2020 

$2 challenge sees good participation

As the Christmas season began, Sundance State Bank and the Sundance Times launched a challenge that aimed to visibly demonstrate the impact of shopping local on the health of our town’s local business. The $2 challenge saw excellent participation,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 16, 2020 

City seeks building inspection for nuisance

The Sundance City Council is now in possession of a real estate analysis showing the existence of the house that has been identified as a nuisance on a Sewell Street plot does not improve the value of the land it sits on – and it may be worth more...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 16, 2020 

Commission concerned about Moskee purchase details

The county commissioners are penning a letter of comment on the state’s plans to purchase a chunk of land in the Moskee. Discussion was held at a public hearing on Wednesday, from which Commissioner...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 16, 2020 

Loafman Springs fee called into question

Warren Crawford approached the Sundance City Council last week to question a contract that would require him to pay $100 per month to tap into a city line and make use of water from the Loafman Spring. Why, he asked the council, should he be...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 16, 2020 

Ambulance talks continue

The city and hospital district came together again on Tuesday to discuss the future of Sundance’s ambulance service. However, the work session saw little in the way of solid progress. The Crook County Medical Service District Board of Trustees was...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 16, 2020 

City considers in-house engineer

Sundance has appointed Trihydro as its city engineer since 2012, when the position was created, but the city is now wondering if it would benefit from an in-house employee instead. Public Works Director Mac Erickson and Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 16, 2020 

Beulah polling station to move

Residents of the Beulah area will not be heading for the old country school building to cast their votes at the elections this year. Due to safety concerns, County Clerk Linda Fritz has completed the process to move the voting location to the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 16, 2020 

Sundance council starts season with progress

A quiet holiday season gave way to a promising new year for the Sundance City Council, which saw several ongoing projects take steps forward at its meeting on Tuesday. The project to install a new water tank in the canyon area had been on hold...

 

Jackalope Jump coming to Keyhole in March

Crook County Special Olympics will host the 2020 Jackalope Jump on Saturday, March 28 at Keyhole Reservoir. Say what? You’ve never jumped into frigid Wyoming waters in the middle of winter? Well, let Special Olympics Wyoming help you change that...

 

20 year plaque

Police Chief Marty Noonan and Mayor Paul Brooks present Officer Welchie Patterson with a plaque recognizing his 20 years of service to Sundance Police Department....

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times January 14, 1920 A jolly crowd of Gaylord Zane’s friends gave him a surprise last Saturday evening at the Zane Hotel It was to remind him of his sixteenth birthday and the hospitality of the hotel was turned over to the...

 

This Week at Your Library

The Library will be closed Monday, January 20, for Martin Luther King Junior/Wyoming Equality Day. Library Programming: TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL STORYTIME on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. January’s themes: “Snowmen”, “Warm as Toast”, “Play to...

 

More room for commissioners

Though the project to overhaul the county commissioner’s room is not yet quite complete, the county commissioners were still able to spend their first meeting of 2020 in the larger, renovated...

 

Sundance Police Department

Jan. 4 – House watch and business checks. VIN inspection. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Jan. 5 – House watch and business checks. Officer assisted Sheriff’s Office. Three traffic stops. Jan. 6 – House watch and business checks. Two...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 6 – Five VIN checks. Two paper services. Assist Moorcroft Police Department with suicidal female subject; transported to Gillette hospital. Fingerprints for outside employment. K-9 drug sniff. Request for EMS. Jan. 7 – Four VIN checks. Two i...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Larry J. Belton, NY, 91/80, $100; Hai N. Tran, SD, 85/75, $90; Jiang Bian, CO, 70/55, $120; Erin E. Goodart, Gillette, 88/75, $110; John D. Fennern, CO, 79/70, $88; Joshua A. Bell, TN, 77/65, $105; Michael C. Gordon, AL, 92/80, $105;...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

DA plans charges against woman who had 61 animals CASPER (WNE) — The Natrona County District Attorney’s office is planning to file charges against a Casper woman who had 61 animals removed from her home last week. “We’re looking into the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 9, 2020

Lindholm offers legislative preview

It’s all about creativity, says Representative Tyler Lindholm, whose efforts at the 2020 Legislative Session are set to center on economic diversification. From creating a friendly environment for new business to figuring out how to deal with...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 9, 2020

Marijuana seized after high speed chase

A North Dakota man led law enforcement on an extended high speed chase on Sunday, reaching speeds well over 100 mph. The chase began when the suspect refused to exit his vehicle and ended with the discovery of a stash of marijuana that he appears to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 9, 2020

Sheriff's Office will enforce state laws on tobacco sales

The minimum age for purchasing tobacco anywhere in the United States was raised just before Christmas from 18 to 21. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet issued full guidance as to how t...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 9, 2020

Church to send greetings to service members

If a family member is serving overseas in the armed forces and would appreciate the occasional message to let them know they are thought of, the Church of Christ in Sundance would like to hear from you. Church member Chris Nye has taken charge of a...

 

This Week at Your Library

The Library will be closed Monday, January 20, for Wyoming Equality Day. Library Programming: TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL STORYTIME on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. January’s themes: “Snowmen”, “Warm as Toast”, “Play to Learn Stations” and...

 

Library hosting tea party

Crook County Library will present a High Tea Party in celebration of “Little Women” on Friday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m. The party is for young women in seventh through twelfth grade. Ladies may come in period clothing (1868-69) or a party dress,...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times January 7, 1920 The Sundance ice harvest will be practically completed this week, J.E. Haines having had charge of most of the contracts. The Sterns pond is the source of supply. The talked of special session of the Wyoming le...

 

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