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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 17, 2019 

Old Stoney and Central Park gear up for summer opening

When the snows melt this year, Sundance residents can expect the thaw to uncover a new center point for their town. According to the current trajectory, Old Stoney will be fully refurbished and the park that lies next to it will be available to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 17, 2019 

CenturyLink to be deregulated

Crook County customers having trouble with their CenturyLink phone service may have the option to take a subsidy that will provide them with internet phone service through HughesNet, according to Commissioner Jeanne Whalen. This will be done through...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 17, 2019 

Going up

This month's jump in price for postage stamps will be larger than any Postmistress Pam Craig has seen before in her 31-year career. Prior to the January 27 increase of 5 cents for a first class...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 17, 2019 

How bad is too bad?

The snowstorm that blew through Crook County on New Year's Eve has prompted department heads and the commissioners to review the policy on closing down the courthouse in times of bad weather. County C...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times January 15, 1919 Dr. and Mrs. Clarenbach are home from Cheyenne, where the doctor was subpoenaed as a witness before the grand jury. Master Charley did not go with his parents, he and Miss Williamson remaining in charge of...

 

Caregiver support group meeting in Sundance

The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce that a support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is now meeting regularly in Sundance. Nearly 10,000 people in Wyoming are living with Alzh...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 17, 2019 

Know it. Name it. Stop it

One in every six American women and one in 17 men have been impacted by the psychological terror of being stalked. This January marks the fifteenth National Stalking Awareness Month, a call to action to recognize and respond to a serious crime that...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 17, 2019 

Moorcroft man charged with felony theft

Moorcroft man Dewey Schoenewald faces felony theft charges after a search of his residence uncovered numerous items that had been taken from another person’s property. On December 28, Crook County Dispatch received a complaint of a theft that had...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Amanda K. Mercer, Gillette, 84/70, $115; Tiffany N. Shaw, CO, 91/80, $100; Beau R. Byrd, Worland, 85/75, $90; Oscar A. Ramirez, UT, 88/75, $110; Raymond B. Laidet, MO, 97/80, $130; Taren Coeger White, Devils Tower, 80/65, $120; Jessica...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 7 – Three VIN checks. Detention Deputy transported inmate to clinic appointment and back to jail. Deputy investigated civil dispute. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. Detention Deputy booked in subject brought over...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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....

 
 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...

 

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... Full story

 

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