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Town ready to spread holiday cheer

By Sarah Pridgeon   Christmas will soon be upon us and the celebrations are underway in Sundance. From gift sales and carols to candy contests and parades, the month of December will be full of festive joy. The Festival of…

Hoax 911 calls tie up local lines

By Sarah Pridgeon Hoax 911 calls may seem like a harmless prank, but a rash of fake emergencies has tied up Sundance’s phone lines all too often in recent weeks. Local law enforcement has received multiple hoax calls, says Police…

Ways to cook this year’s Thanksgiving turkey

By Vicki Hayman – UW Extension As the holidays approach, some are wondering how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. Most people love turkey for Thanksgiving, but are getting bored with the same recipes. There are many ways to cook…

Ag land tax could see big hike

By Sarah Pridgeon Tax levels for agricultural lands are likely to increase significantly next spring, but taxpayers have an opportunity to control exactly how much, says County Assessor Lisa Fletcher. To finalize percentages, the Assessor’s Office is looking to gather…

Beetle battle shows gains

Cook Lake area shaking off infestation, says Weed & Pest By Sarah Pridgeon Fewer trees at Cook Lake are infested with mountain pine beetles this year than expected, said Bob Gilbert, Crook County Weed & Pest Supervisor, at the monthly…