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Election: Should UW trustees be from Wyoming?

Legislators, Lindholm weigh in on proposed amendment By Sarah Pridgeon   Voters will be asked to decide the future of the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees at the upcoming general election. Should the governor have the power to appoint…

Projects, events top council agenda

By Sarah Pridgeon At this month’s regular meeting, the Sundance City Council heard that substantial completion has now taken place on the infrastructure portion of the Croell Redi-Mix headquarters project. The company is working on clean-up issues before final completion,…

Coronation night

(Sarah Pridgeon photos)

Skyler Wagaman and Angela Reed (center) were crowned as this year’s Homecoming King and Queen at Monday night’s coronation ceremony. They were joined on stage by fellow candidates (left to right, back row): Zoran Rosencranz, Trevor O’Brien, Brooklyn Fossen and…

Council sets transfer station rates

By Sarah Pridgeon An initial rate schedule has been approved for residents who haul their garbage to the transfer station. The fees were approved at this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, although they may be reconsidered after…

In search of a good crowd

Locals see monthly events as way to make Sundance a regional draw By Sarah Pridgeon   Could Sundance become a regional and tourist destination for weekend entertainment? Through monthly events, says Steve Lenz, the Chamber of Commerce is hoping to…

Environmental groups challenge Strata Energy uranium mine

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Gena Parkhurst of Rapid City addresses the panel of judges during Sunday’s session regarding Strata Energy’s uranium mining permit.

By Sarah Pridgeon   The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a limited appearance statement session in Sundance last weekend. The intention was to hear local input on three environmental challenges to Strata Energy Inc.’s license for its in-situ uranium recovery facility…

Museum District hopefuls

By Sarah Pridgeon   With three open seats available for the Crook County Museum District, a write-in candidate will be campaigning to join the two names on the ballot for the Board of Trustees. Catherine Cardarelli and Pam Thompson will…

Sundance man accused of running meth lab

Martens being held on two felony counts   By Sarah Pridgeon   Justin Martens of Sundance appeared in Circuit Court of Crook County last week charged with two felony counts of unlawful clandestine laboratory operations, allegedly involving methamphetamine. Between April…

Hospital Board candidates prepare for election

By Sarah Pridgeon   November’s general election will see four seats contested for the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees. Candidates who have filed for the two at-large seats include Sandy Neiman, Judy Bettmann and Judy Hutchinson. Randy…

Three vie for two open council seats

Mayoral race uncontested By Sarah Pridgeon   November’s general election will see two council seats and the mayoral title elected for the Sundance City Council. Candidates who have filed for the two council seats include Brad Marchant, Sheryl Klocker and…