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PA man accused of eight-year poaching spree

A Pennsylvania man stands accused of six counts of poaching within the Crook County area across a period of eight years. Between 2008 and 2014, Emil J. Silva allegedly took game animals without a license from the McDonald Ranch. Silvi,…

City of Sundance given reprieve on landfill debris pit

By Sarah Pridgeon   After a one-on-one meeting between representatives from the Department of Environmental Quality and the Sundance City Council last week, the city has been granted permission to keep its construction and debris pit open for the foreseeable…

Plea agreement in meth lab case

Martens to face sentencing in February By Sarah Pridgeon   Justin Martens of Sundance entered into a plea agreement earlier this month over felony charges involving clandestine laboratory operations, allegedly involving methamphetamine. On December 2, Martens entered a plea of…

Winter wonderland

Festive celebrations took place all across Sundance Friday. Merry-makers enjoyed a day of open houses at businesses across town, followed by a chili feed hosted by Crook County EMS, a candy contest at the museum and the Festival of Trees…

Clean audit and flat fees for city council

  By Sarah Pridgeon   At this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, a motion was passed allowing Mayor Paul Brooks to sign the annual audit prepared by Paul Stille of Leo Riley & Company. According to the…

Officials consider solid waste district

By Sarah Pridgeon   Representatives from Moorcroft and Sundance met with the County Commission this month to propose a Crook County Solid Waste District. The landfill issue is reaching “critical mass”, according to Mayor Paul Brooks, with every municipality facing…

Tri-state search turns up aircraft wreckage

By Sarah Pridgeon   A priest from South Dakota was found deceased in his crashed aircraft on Sunday after a search that involved air and ground crews from both Wyoming and across the border. Peter Kovarik, age 50, was reported…

Prescription for retirement

(Curt Moberg photo) Virgil Virchow bids farewell from his familiar digs at Hillside Pharmacy. The Virchows – Virgil and Charlene – will retire from the store on January 1 but plan to remain in Sundance.

Hillside Pharmacy changes hands Longtime Sundance business Hillside Pharmacy was recently sold. Owners Virgil and Charlene Virchow have decided to retire after many years in the pharmacy and drug store business. They will retire January 1 and will continue to…

Dangerous weather

(Jeff Moberg photo) This rollover took place on Interstate 90 east of Sundance early this week, when a pickup truck left the road due to the slippery conditions. Several accidents have been reported across the county since the snow and…