Local News

Heavy rains flood county

By Sarah Pridgeon Heavy rainfall over the last week placed county streams at flood level with severe overflow in several places. Water damage meanwhile closed several roads across the county with many still not passable at time of going to…

The teacher who helped raise a town

By Sarah Pridgeon   For three generations, wide-eyed children have taken their first steps through the halls of Sundance Elementary School and come face to face with Mrs. P. So beloved by her students that sixth-grade boys will run to…

New cabin resort opens on Sundance border

By Sarah Pridgeon   At the end of a winding dirt road across from the golf course, behind a wooden arch and a temporary sign, is Sundance’s newest getaway location. Bearlodge Mountain Resort was built as a tranquil environment to…

Fresh Fair Board appointed

By Sarah Pridgeon The Crook County Commissioners appointed a new Fair Board at a special meeting this week, selecting five candidates from a total of seven applicants. The new board will consist of Lee Jay, Ted Rosencranz, Judy Hutchinson, Amanda…

City budget better than expected

By Sarah Pridgeon This year’s Sundance city budget is healthier than it has been in the two years since cutbacks were made on a state level, says Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lenz. The additional funds collected from sales and use tax, gas…

Also in this week’s SUNDANCE TIMES…

SPECIAL GRADUATION SECTION Stolen property seized in Sundance Zoning map made official at city council meeting VBJ announces dedication Assessor’s office inspecting property Subdivision proposed near New Haven cemetery RER has significant public backing, says survey County addresses landline problems…

Prescribed burn ignites debate at Devils Tower

Remnants of the prescribed burn smolder on Thursday at the tower. (Jeff Moberg photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon High winds caused a 300-acre prescribed fire at Devils Tower to escape control on Wednesday, expanding a further 56 acres across the monument. A spot fire in the southwest corner was pushed up a steep hillside by…

Commissioners remove fair board members

By Sarah Pridgeon The County Commissioners made a surprise decision last week to replace the entire Crook County Fair Board. In response to complaints, perceived problems and the recent resignation of two board members, the commissioners opted to “remove the…