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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…

Cole Water Tank project delayed until spring

By Sarah Pridgeon Re-assembling the Cole Water Storage Tank in its new location is a project that must wait until spring, following advice from Tammy Reed of Trihydro at this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council. Just one…

“Mega storm” causes chaos

By Sarah Pridgeon One of the largest October blizzards on record caused chaos over the weekend, hitting the record books with the sheer volume of heavy snow that was dumped across Crook County and the surrounding region. The event has…

RER mine approval process moves ahead

By Sarah Pridgeon Rare Element Resources has taken a significant step forward in the process of establishing a rare earth elements mine near Sundance by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forest Service. This officially begins the process of…