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The Year in Review

A look back at major local events during the year of 2021


As the year began, so too did the City of Sundance's contract for law enforcement services with the Crook County Sheriff's Office. Upon the retirement of Police Chief Marty Noonan, the decision was made to cut around $75,000 in annual costs for the city by tapping in to the "depth of experience" offered by the office, said Mayor Paul Brooks, who commented, "We've got a good partnership started."

The future of the Sundance Winter Festival was called into question when the original organizers stepped down, but Steele Team Roping volunteered to take the reins and move the festival to t...