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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Council hears of potential new development

The Sundance City Council heard of a potential new subdivision development near the Croell headquarters at last Tuesday’s meeting. Ken Rathbun of Bearlodge Engineering approached council members to gauge the city’s willingness to provide water...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Socioeconomic study to look at impact of blows to natural resource industries

The county commissioners are moving ahead with a socioeconomic study that focuses on the impact of natural resources on the health of Crook County. The study will be added to the current natural resource management plan as a supplement addressing...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Rates set for city franchise agreements

Having already decided to institute franchise agreements with utility companies that operate in the city, the Sundance Council settled on an exact percentage last week. Utilities will be asked to enter into agreements that allow “rental” of city...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Additional state bills signed into law

The 66th Legislature came to a close on Friday and numerous bills have been forwarded to Governor Mark Gordon’s office for his signature. Those passed over the last week focus on issues ranging from Second Amendment rights to the protection of the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

Dissolution of Aladdin Water District suspended

Having agreed on the changes that need to be made for the Aladdin Water District to function effectively, members of its new board and the county commissioners have agreed to allow it to remain on the books for a probationary period of one year. The...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Robert Bowerman, ND, 87/70, $99; Francisco Macias, CO, 88/80, $101; Mariano Oasay, CA, 77/65, $120; Mary Howard, WA, 82/75, $99; Esther James, Newcastle, 86/70, $140; (minor), Newcastle, 101/80, $165; Zachary Holzer, CO, 75/70, $15;...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

April 5 – Three VIN checks. Six paper services. Three traffic stops. Booked two into detention facility. Removed two traffic hazards. Transported inmate. Abandoned vehicle. Fingerprints. Search warrant; numerous stolen items located. Motorist...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    April 15, 2021

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. The statewide mask mandate has ended, but if you want to wear a mask in the library, we have masks available. Teens and children are now encouraged to come in and use th...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Apr. 14, 1921 Ed Thomas received painful injuries Sunday in a collision with Gaylord Zane on the baseball diamond. Some of the ligaments were torn loose at the knee and he will be lame f...

 

Pinochle Marathon

These are Pinochle average scores for individuals as of Apr. 8, 2021: Mary Jayne Jordan 5530 Jacquie McInerney 4362 Larry Byrne 4167 Barbara Glick 4043 Carol Jordan 3990 Barbara Byrne 3720 Lyle Brunson 3475 Gail Kaiser 3222 Vivian Brunson 2960 Jean...

 
 By Nate Perez    News    April 15, 2021

State leaders criticize Biden gun restrictions

CASPER — President Joe Biden responded to a wave of gun violence throughout the country by announcing executive actions Thursday to curb the growth of homemade “ghost guns” and 3D-printed firearms without serial numbers, and require...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    April 15, 2021

Yellowstone grizzly population jumps with count revision

JACKSON — Federal scientists who track grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are revising a key criterion that underlies how they count bears, with the effect being a 34% to 43% jump in the population estimate. The change brings the...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

UW football recruit shot, killed CASPER (WNE) — A member of Wyoming’s 2021 football recruiting class was shot and killed at a Dallas-area hotel over the weekend. Police responded to a shooting call at approximately 1:35 a.m. Central Time on...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 15, 2021

City now able to buy back unused cemetery plots

If you own an unused plot within Sundance’s cemeteries, the city is now able to purchase it back from you at the same price you paid to acquire it. Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz requested permission fo...

 

Egg hunt brings familiar faces back to old schoolhouse

An Easter Egg Hunt at the Beulah Schoolhouse on April 3 saw a turnout of between 50 and 60 people, according to organizer Amy Julian. Hunters flocked from Beulah, Sundance and Spearfish, she says,...

 

Celebrating clerks

Mayor Paul Brooks signs a proclamation for the 52nd annual Professional Clerks Week with Sundance's clerks, Tobi Shamion, Helen Engelhaupt and Kathy Lenz....

 

Waiting on the rain

A pair of yearlings grazed south of Sundance on Tuesday as a much-anticipated storm built in the area. Despite the shot of much-needed moisture, the U.S. Drought Monitor still lists almost the entire...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

New laws pass the governor's desk

As the 2021 General Session reached its final days, Governor Mark Gordon signed numerous bills over the last week, including a supplemental budget that includes more than $430 million in cuts. “Despite an epic decline in revenue we were able to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

Spaghetti feed to benefit local boy

Enjoy a spaghetti feed this weekend to support an eight-year-old boy who is recovering from a medulloblastoma brain tumor. Quintin Spaulding of Moorcroft, son of Whitney and Cody Spaulding and grandson of Dale and Sherry Wood, is recovering after...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

Long-haul COVID-19 on the rise in county

Healthcare providers in Crook County are seeing an increase in patients who appear to be suffering from long-haul symptoms of COVID-19, says Dr. Heith Waddell. But there may be hope on the horizon for people who are still suffering from coughs,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

All adults now eligible for vaccine

All Wyoming residents above the age of 16 are now officially eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Phase 1 of the program is complete in every county in the state and all 23 counties, including Crook, have moved into Phase 2, which involves...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

Companion pets available for dementia sufferers

They move, make noise and respond to your touch, but these animatronic animals are not your typical toy. The 20 dogs and cats currently sitting in the Crook County Senior Service (CCSS) office are des...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

Second Amendment bill dies before reaching House

Though the Second Amendment Preservation Act made it through the Wyoming Senate, it will not going any further. Senate File 81 died upon introduction to the House. The bill was intended to prevent firearms from being confiscated due to federal laws...

 

OverDrive comes to library

It has been a year of transitions for our eAudiobook services at the library. Historically, we have offered eBooks through CloudLibrary and eAudiobooks through RBDigital, both free services to our patrons through our statewide library network. Last...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Herbert J. Gaines, WA, 57/45, $120; Ethan L. Smith, NC, 69/45, $190; Kame Mitchel, SD, 76/65, $115; Isaac R. Welch, Moorcroft, 76/70, $97; Oliver Holmes, RI, 77/70, $99; Luke James McDonald, Hulett, 79/70, $103; Octavio Macias Diaz,...

 

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