Local News

Negotiations planned for land swap deal

Finding mutually acceptable property value next step in fairgrounds move   By Sarah Pridgeon   Representatives from the School Facilities Department are expected to visit Sundance soon to discuss the sale of the fairground site, says Reggie Gaylord, School Facilities…

80 MPH zones ahead

For 40 miles between Sundance and Gillette, I-90 will soon have a speed limit of 80 mph. The posted speed limit is to be increased on nearly 500 miles of Wyoming interstate highway as a result of action taken by…

Viergets makes bid for commissioner seat

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By Sarah Pridgeon   Mark Viergets, resident manager of the Ranch A Education Center, will run for a seat on the County Commission at the upcoming elections. An experienced business owner and fourth generation county resident, he believes that the…

Times purchases Moorcroft Leader

The Moorcroft Leader is pleased to announce that it will now be published in cooperation with the county’s other newspapers, The Sundance Times and The Wyoming Pioneer. The newspaper has been purchased by the Moberg family and will continue to…

Couch running for Sheriff

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Steve Couch will campaign for the position of Crook County Sheriff at the upcoming elections. With more than 24 years of law enforcement experience, he believes that he is well qualified to make a positive impact on the county and…

Klocker campaigns for Treasurer

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Sheryl Klocker will challenge incumbent Mary Kuhl for the position of County Treasurer at the upcoming elections. Basing her campaign around fair treatment and strong ethics, she feels that her experience and personal values more than qualify her for the…

Davis makes bid for State Rep

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Ted Davis will campaign to represent House District #1 at the upcoming elections. A firm believer that those who campaign as Republicans should stand for the party’s values, Davis hopes to offer voters representation that supports grassroot contributions to party…

Tornado rips from Hulett to Aladdin

(Photo courtesy National Weather Service, Rapid City, SD.) Sheet metal scattered among broken trees northeast of Hulett following Friday’s tornado.

By Sarah Pridgeon   A tornado that developed northeast of Hulett on Friday travelled over 18 miles to just north of Aladdin. 600 yards wide and with maximum wind speeds at 115-120 miles per hour, the twister uprooted trees, damaged…

City plans ahead for 2015 Rally

By Sarah Pridgeon   With 2015 marking the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and over one million visitors anticipated, Chuck Ruiz of Deluxe Harley Davidson has suggested that the City of Sundance begin its preparations. In response, the…

Aladdin airlift

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I-90 travelers are in for an unusual sight this week as a Beachcraft Twin Bonanza airplane appears to fly straight towards them, suspended on a pole 70 feet above the ground. Erected by Mick and Jean Quaal, the antique would…