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COVID-19 Daily Update - January 22

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 110 since yesterday and now stand at 43,151. Probable cases have increased by 49 to 7432. Crook County has had a total of 374 confirmed cases and 33 probables after 2 new probable...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 21, 2021 

Winter finally arrives

After a beginning to the winter that felt well nigh tropical, the last week has proven that Mother Nature still has all her teeth. The end of the balmy season arrived on a gust of wind on Wednesday...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 21, 2021 

Times wins 12 state awards

The Sundance Times was honored with 12 awards from the Wyoming Press Association at this year’s convention. The annual contest pits the skills of newspapers across the state in categories pertaining to writing, photography, design and advertising....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 21, 2021 

More infectious COVID-19 strain detected in Wyoming

A more infectious strain of COVID-19 that was first identified in Europe has now been detected in this state, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The “UK variant” was identified on January 16 in an adult male from Teton County. Early...

 

Legislators get historic session underway

In any ordinary year, Wyoming’s Legislature would be preparing to debate a full slate of potential new laws and figure out the budget for the next biennium. Thanks to the pandemic, things look a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 21, 2021 

Winterfest moved to new location

The Sundance Winter Festival is confirmed to be going ahead this year, with a few changes to the usual format. The event is scheduled for February 13 and will include the usual ski joring, bar stool racing and wild tube races that attendees have...

 

Crook County Family Violence offering CORE training

Crook County Family Violence and the Crook County Attorney’s Victim Witness Program will be hosting the annual CORE Rural Advocacy training on February 2 to 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free interactive training explains the dynamics of victim and...

 

Crook County livestock producers reminded to report forage losses by Jan. 30

Crook County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Sarah Hanlon reminds livestock producers who suffered grazing losses that occurred throughout 2020 due to drought to report their losses and to enroll in...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 21, 2021 

FBI still seeking tips in wake of Capitol violence

FBI Denver has maintained a heightened posture over the last week while monitoring for emerging threats in this region in the lead-up to the presidential inauguration. Public assistance is sought in the form of reports of any suspicious or violent...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 21, 2021 

Sundance man sentenced to jail on incest charges

A Sundance has been sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to one felony count of incest. Dominque Nelson was arrested last spring after details of the incident came out during a forensic interview of the alleged victim at the Children’s Advocacy...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 11 – Three VIN checks. Report of threats. Three sets of fingerprints. Assisted hospital. Two civil assists. Courtesy ride. Two EMS pages. Business checks. Jan. 12 – Three VIN checks. Traffic stop. Animal carcass removal. Assisted DFS....

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Charles G. Alevras, SD, 86/75, $115; Reece H. Ullery, CO, 86/70, $140; Andrew Foley, ND, 77/70, $99; Mark E. Kellam, Sundance, 88/80, $101; Martin Rock, CO, 80/75, $15; Michael T. Divis, Gillette, 86/75, $115; Bryce Falzerano, SD,...

 

New study reframes fence impacts on deer, pronghorn

Pronghorn and mule deer alter their natural movement nearly 40% of the times they encounter fences, according to a Wyoming study that could change how wildlife managers worldwide alleviate the toll imposed by such barriers. Published in the Journal...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

No charges will be filed in Riverton shooting death   RIVERTON (WNE) — No charges will be filed in the November homicide that resulted in the death of Lisa Pitt, 39, of Riverton, Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun said Friday. Pitt died of...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    January 21, 2021 

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Monday, February 15, for Presidents’ Day. The library doors are open. We are still doing curbside and in town home delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. In compliance with the statewide mask order, masks are...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Jan. 20, 1921 Little Doris Hawken is wearing a very pretty ornament in the shape of a necklace charm, which is made from a nugget of pure gold from the Yukon gold fields. The charm was pressed into leaf form and is a beautiful jewel...

 

Crook County Farm Bureau offers three scholarships

Crook County Farm Bureau will be offering three scholarships this year: first place is $1500; second place is $1300; third place is $800. These will be awarded to assist deserving students to continue their education. Applications are available at...

 

Pinnacle Bank opens loan production office in Sundance

Pinnacle Bank has announced it will be opening a loan production office in Sundance. Set to open in early February, it will be located at the former home of Farm Bureau at 406 Cleveland Street....

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - January 20

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 150 since yesterday and now stand at 42,778. Probable cases have increased by 52 to 7336. Crook County has had a total of 372 confirmed cases and 32 probables after 1 new confirmed...

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - January 21

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 253 since yesterday and now stand at 43,041. Probable cases have increased by 46 to 7383. Crook County has had a total of 372 confirmed cases and 33 probables after 1 new probable...

 

First phase of vaccine program now complete

Crook County Public Health completed the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations at the end of last week and will be moving on to the next tier of candidates on the state’s priority list. The phase 1a...

 

Commissioners reluctant to form solid waste district

The commissioners intend to decide in February what should be done about the imminent closure of the last remaining landfill in Crook County. According to Mayor Dick Claar of Moorcroft, the formation of a solid waste district is the only way to...

 

Law enforcement contract begins

To mark the transition between the dissolution of the Sundance Police Department and the beginning of a contract with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement coverage for the...

 

Two fatal crashes reported on I-90

Wyoming Highway Patrol has announced that two fatal crashes took place on the interstate on January 8, leading to the deaths of 60-year-old Eric J. Carbaugh of Beulah and 27-year-old Keelie A. Garvin...

 

New council gets to work

The year began for the Sundance City Council with a ceremony to swear in Randy Stevenson as a new member of the council and Joe Wilson as a returning councilman. Mayor Paul Brooks thanked outgoing...

 

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