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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 10, 2019 

City looks to assist stranded seniors

Seniors in Sundance are already facing the prospect of a winter trapped in their homes, but an idea from the city council may be able to dig them out of the hole. Council Member Jana McLean, whose day job is Director of Crook County Senior Services,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 10, 2019 

County hears audit results

The annual audit returned the usual finding this year that there is an issue with separation of duties within Crook County’s boards. This “significant deficiency”, said auditor Paul Stille of Leo Riley & Associates, comes down to the small...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 10, 2019 

City considers options for new telecom rules

City Attorney Mark Hughes handed the Sundance Council a lengthy sample ordinance at Wednesday’s meeting that would give the city some control over a new rule that could allow cell phone companies to place equipment in public rights-of-way. “The...

 

CCFV CORE Volunteer training offered

Would you like to become one of our volunteers? Crook County Family Violence would like to invite you to attend the FREE 32 hour CORE Volunteer Training Monday, January 14 through Thursday, January 17. This four day training will be presented at...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 10, 2019 

No bids for food pantry building

By Sarah Pridgeon After the Sundance Food Pantry vacated the city-owned building that had housed it for several years, the council decided it was finally time to get rid of it. Unfortunately, reported Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz last week, there was...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 10, 2019 

Out with the old

Keen to take up the offer of an old water tank that the Town of Pine Haven was in the process of replacing, the Sundance City Council directed city engineers Trihydro to gather some cost estimates. Unfortunately, reports Karla Greaser of Trihydro,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 10, 2019 

Debris pit permit not expected till fall

The Sundance City Council is now expecting that the timeline to obtain a permit for a new construction and debris pit will stretch into the fall. “Working through the permitting schedule and my experience with the Department of Environmental... Full story

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Bradley E. Bunch, SD, 90/80, $90; Daniel Eugene Engesser, SD, 86/70, $127; Jacob Lee Bolstad, CO, 82/70, $105; Genni L. Goschke, SD, 90/80, $90; Chezvaugh E. Turner, NJ, 65/45, $145; Torin P. Wirtanen, Moorcroft, 70/50, $145; Seferino J....

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Dec. 31 – Deputies did multiple welfare checks. Deputy did house watch. Deputy investigated suspicious circumstances. Deputy investigated fireworks violation. Deputy requested ambulance for welfare check. Detention Deputy did fingerprints. Jan. 1...

 

Parting shot

As 2018 wound down, Mother Nature took one more icy shot at the region on Sunday with a strong front that brought heavy snow, brisk winds and frigid temps to the area. Snowfall amounts of up to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 3, 2019

Chamber of Commerce elects new officers

After a successful Christmas season, the Sundance Chamber of Commerce will begin the year with fresh faces and new challenges. Leading the charge into 2019 will be new president Sheryl Klocker. “I’m really glad they asked me, I wasn’t ready to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 3, 2019

2019: A Look Forward

What goals have our local governments and entities set for themselves over the coming months? Where might we be when 2019 draws to a close? In this issue, we’ll be taking a look forward to the projects, plans and objectives that our county has in...

 

Peek at the Past

When I told my husband the other day that I was thinking of renaming the cat “Widow Twankey” because she always seems to be behind me no matter how many times I turn around, I wasn’t expecting quite the confusion I was met with. It seems, even...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of December, the Pantry received approximately 1340 pounds of donated food, and provided assistance to over 174 people. This included 12 new clients, 69 youth under the age of 18 and 47 persons over the age of 60. We also provided...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Dec. 24 – Paper service. Ten traffic stops. Deputy investigated report of littering. Deputy investigated crash. Deputy investigated domestic. Deputy checked welfare of subject. Deputy arrested two subjects. Detention Deputy booked in two subjects....

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Greg W. Jones, SD, 83/75, $86; Jaime Alejo-Alonso, CO, 92/80, $105; Ronald F. Miller, WI, 88/70, $135; Timothy W. Madsen, Laramie, 85/65, $145 Speed Too Fast for Condiditions – Clarence E. Frazier, SD, $75 Text While Driving – Sarah...

 

Santa comes to town

Santa and his helper made a special stop at Sundance State Bank last week to field a few last minute Christmas requests from local children. All reports were that the jolly old elf had another...

 

Veterans' assistance available

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

 

CCMSD leads state in patient feedback

For a hospital that doesn’t like to submit for awards and accolades, believing that it takes away from the more important goal of caring for patients, there’s a certain irony in the news that Crook County Medical Services District is now leading...

 

The Year in Review

January As the year began, locals who had hoped for Sundance to become the next big source of rare earth minerals were pleased to hear that Rare Element Resources was aiming to restart the permitting process for its planned mine in the Bear Lodge...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Brock A. Mouser, CO, 80/70, $90; Mitchell R. Kessenich, SD, 86/80, $82; Jed R. Accola, WI, 86/80, $82; Brittney E. Marosok, MT, 85/75, $90; Herminio Cervantes, TX, 75/65, $90; Vanessa D. King, MT, 95/80, $120; Thomas E. Koltiska,...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Woman jailed after drugs sent from India to Torrington TORRINGTON (WNE) — A Torrington woman remained in custody in the Goshen County Jail last week, facing felony drug charges stemming from a warrant search involving local and federal enforcement...

 

Early deadlines

Due to the upcoming holiday, deadline for the January 3 issue of The Sundance Times will be 5 p.m. Friday, December 28....

 

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