Local News

Cole Tank problems may lead to water rate increase

By Sarah Pridgeon   Though funding has been secured to resituate the Cole Water Storage Tank, despite the Wyoming Water Development Commission’s insistence that someone should be held accountable for its failure, water rates for City of Sundance residents may…

County easements inch closer to resolution

By Sarah Pridgeon The County Commissioners have collected more easements in the process of vacating unused parts of Miller Creek and Bearlodge Road and re-establishing the road in its current position. Several private landowners remain undecided, however, and negotiations will…

Garbage district may solve landfill dilemma

By Sarah Pridgeon With the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality determined to close local landfills and replace them with cleaner, safer transfer stations, Crook County is facing a dilemma: where to haul its garbage. Putting an end to the contamination…

Veterans to be honored at dinner

Local veterans’ groups (American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and VFW) will honor local veterans at a Veterans Dinner to be held on Saturday, November 9 at 6 p.m. at the courthouse community room. The public is invited to this free,…

Strata project breaks ground

By Sarah Pridgeon Strata Energy broke ground last week on the Ross uranium project, located near Oshoto. Anticipating that the final license for the project will be issued shortly, pre-licensing construction is underway and production is expected in the second…

Teter named Peace Officer of the Year

The Wyoming Peace Officer Association (WPOA) has named Sundance Game Warden Chris Teter as the 2013 Peace Officer of the Year. The Peace Officer of the Year award is given to a peace officer who provides outstanding services to his…

Whalen calls for feedback on pipeline policy

By Sarah Pridgeon Commissioner Jeanne Whalen is calling for community feedback on the county’s proposed new policy for the installation of commercial pipelines near county roads. As the policy provides a framework that will protect the county’s resources and residents…

County discusses RER siting permit

By Sarah Pridgeon With Rare Element Resources set to initiate its industrial siting permit application concurrently with the FEMA process, Kimber Wichmann of the Department of Environmental Quality’s Industrial Siting Division was last week asked to outline the process for…

Elementary project wins national contest

By Sarah Pridgeon The sixth grade students of Sundance Elementary School are the proud winners of a national contest sponsored by 3M, the makers of Post-It Notes. The contest rewards creative use of sticky notes in a lesson plan and…