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 By Times Staff    News    January 26, 2023 

Times wins journalism honors

The Sundance Times’s Sarah Pridgeon was honored at the Wyoming Press Association (WPA) annual convention this weekend as the first journalist from a small weekly newspaper to win the Jim Tiemann Memorial Legal Reporting Award. This major award is p...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 26, 2023 

ID wristbands come to Winterfest

If you fancy the idea of wandering around the Sundance Winter Festival with a beer in hand, you may be interested to take part in a new wristband program that's being introduced this year. Partly intended to make sure alcohol is not served to under...

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    January 26, 2023 

This Week at Your Library

We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Have you tried the Libby app to access dig...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago January 25, 1923 Lawrence Good is completing the ice harvest from Medicine Lake this week, putting in sixty tons for the creamery under management of the Spearfish Co-operative. John...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

AARP COVID dashboard shows improvement In Wyoming’s nursing homes SHERIDAN (WNE) —The latest edition of the AARP COVID-19 dashboard showed substantial improvement in staff and resident cases of COVID-19 inside the state’s nursing homes over...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    January 26, 2023 

Gillette woman's quest to educate residents on the presence and dangers of radon

GILLETTE — Gail Heath had a chronic cough that just wouldn’t go away. It started in the winter of 2020. For anyone sick at that time, there were a number of reasons to be concerned or, at the very least, hyper-aware of even the slightest coughs a...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    January 26, 2023 

Long-term funding for suicide prevention lifeline removed

CHEYENNE — The 988 suicide lifeline bill was stripped on Friday of its $40 million appropriation to create a long-term trust fund, as well as the $6 million for a trust fund reserve account. The change was adopted in an amendment brought forward by...

 
 By Mary Steurer    News    January 26, 2023 

Panel proposes $5M for housing

CASPER — Urged to do something about the state’s lagging housing stock, a legislative committee voted last Tuesday to set aside $5 million for a new infrastructure grant.  The grant, which would be funded by Wyoming’s remaining American...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Derek Bush, Wasilla, AK, 94/75, $155; Zackarie Talbot, Upton, WY, 85/75, $115; Jason Ramirez-Corpuz, Laveen, AZ, 86/70, $140; Saul Soto, Brownsville, TX, 93/80, $125; Grant Blomgren, Spokane, WA, 96/80, $140; Kodi Todd Ysen, Bagley, MN,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 16 – Crash, no injuries. Abandoned vehicle. Suspicious circumstance. Suicide attempt. Jan. 17 – Six VIN checks. Paper service. Two traffic stops. Two sets fingerprints. Commercial burglar alarm. EMS page. Jan. 18 – Eight VIN checks. Two...

 

Legislative session begins

As one of the county's own picked up the gavel as President of the Wyoming State Senate, and another became the first freshman legislator elected as floor leader, Crook County took its fair share of...

 

County seeks funding for public response building

On Tuesday morning, the county commissioners approved a grant application for funds that would be used to construct a new building to house the county’s emergency response departments under a single roof. The application will be submitted to the St...

 

Bird flu outbreak now largest on record

As bird flu continues to decimate poultry flocks across the nation, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department is advising waterfowl hunters to take precautions this season to minimize your risk of contracting this disease. Large waterfowl die-offs have been...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago January 18, 1923 Sweeping recommendations for laws to be passed by the seventeenth Wyoming legislature were made by Gov. William B. Ross. Chief among the recommendations made by the state executive were: abolish the state farm board and...

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    January 19, 2023

This Week at Your Library

We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Have you tried the Libby app to access...

 

Americans for Prosperity opens HQ in Sundance

Sundance will soon play host to the headquarters of the newest chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a grassroots political advocacy group that will now have a presence in 36 states. Heading up the Wyoming chapter as its new state director will...

 

UW extension offers private pesticide applicator education programs

The University of Wyoming Extension will offer private pesticide applicator education programs across the state from late January through March. These four-hour educational sessions provide an overview of certification requirements for private...

 

Suspended sentence for man found transporting 400 pounds of marijuana

A man who was arrested after a search of his van revealed he was transporting an estimated 400 lbs of marijuana has been given a suspended sentence on a possession charge. On January 16, 2021 a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper located in Crook County...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Siaki F. Satuala, Bountiful, UT, 78/65, $79; Todd McKay, Pallisade, CO, 86/75, $115; Keegan Brackey, Polson, MT, 80/70, $105; William Herd, Powhatan, VA, 96/80, $140; Robert Link, Kansas City, MO, 92/80, $120; Corey Smith, Gillette, WY,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 9 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Two traffic stops. Animal noise complaint. Fingerprints. House watches. Theft report. Two citizen assists. Motorist assist. Business check. Jan. 10 – Four VIN checks. Paper service. Three traffic stops....

 

Dockstader sponsors parental rights bill

CASPER — Wyomingites may see something similar to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law become a reality in Wyoming.  Sen. Dan Dockstader, R-Afton, is sponsoring a bill that would bar classroom instruction about sexual orientation and...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Two arrested after police find 121 fentanyl pills in car GILLETTE (WNE) — A man and a woman were arrested on numerous drug possession charges Friday evening after police officers found meth and 121 fentanyl pills in a car.  Police received a...

 
 By Vicki Hayman    News    January 19, 2023

Maximize food dollars with menu planning

Feeding a family can be stressful, especially when on a tight budget. Do you plan your meals before grocery shopping? Menu planning doesn’t have to be complicated! Planning meals ahead requires a small investment of time, but can reap great...

 

First exemption to large-parcel rules moves ahead

The county commissioners enjoyed their first opportunity at last week’s regular meeting to try out the exemption process for the new regulations governing large-acre subdivisions, which came into effect at the end of last year. Garry Davis was the...

 

Bringing down the house

As the deadline approaches for the owners of higbee's Café to tear down the old building and get started on something new, the Sundance City Council has opted to send a letter reminding them of...

 

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