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RER project scoping meetings announced

The US Forest Service announced this week that they will be hosting scoping meetings for the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earths Project in Sundance and Upton next month, which will give residents an initial overview and chance to comment on…

District to shift school principals

Move rearranges Moorcroft, Hulett and Bear Lodge administrations By Sarah Pridgeon   Crook County School District has announced that its leadership team will undergo big changes over the coming weeks. Many of the school principals will swap places as part…

Marchant named as new council member

Former land use board member picked to fill vacant seat By Sarah Pridgeon   A new member of the Sundance City Council was sworn in at March’s regular meeting, Hugh Palmer having recently resigned. Council Member Brad Marchant previously served…

City awards bids for Cole tank, 21st Street

By Sarah Pridgeon   Two city project contracts were awarded at last week’s meeting of the council. This begins the construction phase to expand utilities on 21st Street at the industrial park end and relocate the Cole Water Storage Tank.…

Crook County weight restrictions now in effect

The Crook County Board of Commissioners have put into effect Spring Weight Restrictions on the following pavement surface roads. The following roads will be posted, six ton per axle weight limit: Moskee County Road #207 from Interstate I-90 to the…

Hunter education class free for the public

By Sarah Pridgeon The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will offer a Hunter Education and Safety class at the end of the month, free of charge to the general public. Any person who is interested in achieving hunter certification is…

Poker runners

(Jeff Moberg photo) Despite a frigid start, a good turnout was on hand Sunday for the Bear Lodge Snowmobile Club’s Jeremiah Jundt Memorial Poker Run. This year’s event drew participants from around the region and just over 80 hands were…

District calls for Common Core Standards support

Stutzman: Bill to ditch standards is ‘throwing out the baby with the bathwater’ By Sarah Pridgeon   With the Legislature considering a bill that could see the Wyoming Common Core Standards ditched completely, Superintendent Byron Stutzman and Curriculum Director Teresa…

Region mourns passing of respected judge

By Sarah Pridgeon The flags of Crook County flew at half mast on Monday to mark the passing of Judge Fred Dollison. Highly respected for his legal work in the community, filling the judge’s shoes will be a challenge for…