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Fairground swap proposal moving forward

  During the Crook County Commissioner’s Budget Session on Thursday, the commissioners opted to place a $10,000 line item in the budget to study a potential fairgrounds relocation. The funds are anticipated to be used to have HDR Engineering prepare…

Saddle Up, it’s time for fair!

Curt Moberg photo - It was all hands on deck Tuesday as preparations for the upcoming fair continued. Early events will begin this weekend with dog shows and fashion and fabric judging.

By Sarah Pridgeon   Crook County’s Fair and Rodeo will be held from July 26 to August 3 this year to the theme, “Saddle Up for the Fair.” From pig wrestling to book signings, the fair will feature an event…

REE scoping summary available

Black Hills National Forest officials announced this week that the Bear Lodge Project (formally known as the RER Mineral Development Project)  scoping summary document is available for public review and is posted on the Forest website, http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills. The initial scoping…

Eight accused of multiple hunting violations

By Sarah Pridgeon Throughout the month of July, eight people associated with Devils Tower business Whitetail Creek Outfitters will appear in Crook County Circuit Court to address more than 100 alleged violations of Wyoming statutes, from unlicensed activities to using…

Rozet’s Johnson vies for State Senator seat

By Sarah Pridgeon   Tony Johnson of Rozet will run for election as House Representative at the upcoming elections, believing that what qualifies him for the position is his integrity and strong belief that the voice of the people should…

Schlosser running for County Commissioner

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By Sarah Pridgeon Otto Schlosser will join the race to win a seat on the County Commission at the upcoming elections. Wishing to update the county’s approach to budgeting and stay ahead of economic development, Schlosser believes in maintaining the…

Negotiations planned for land swap deal

Finding mutually acceptable property value next step in fairgrounds move   By Sarah Pridgeon   Representatives from the School Facilities Department are expected to visit Sundance soon to discuss the sale of the fairground site, says Reggie Gaylord, School Facilities…

80 MPH zones ahead

For 40 miles between Sundance and Gillette, I-90 will soon have a speed limit of 80 mph. The posted speed limit is to be increased on nearly 500 miles of Wyoming interstate highway as a result of action taken by…

Viergets makes bid for commissioner seat

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By Sarah Pridgeon   Mark Viergets, resident manager of the Ranch A Education Center, will run for a seat on the County Commission at the upcoming elections. An experienced business owner and fourth generation county resident, he believes that the…

Times purchases Moorcroft Leader

The Moorcroft Leader is pleased to announce that it will now be published in cooperation with the county’s other newspapers, The Sundance Times and The Wyoming Pioneer. The newspaper has been purchased by the Moberg family and will continue to…