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Homemakers tree voted “Best of the Forest”

Inyan Kara Homemakers Jesse Tschetter, JoAnne Moore and Sheri Moorman receive the Best of the Christmas Tree Forest award for the “Homemaker’s Delight” tree, decorated by the Club.

The Sundance Ministerial Association’s Christmas Tree Forest brightened the Courthouse Community Room on December 9 after the Parade of lights. Visitors voted on the nine trees and selected the Inya Kara “Homemaker’s Delight” tree as the “Best of the Forest.”…

Support group welcomes memorial ornaments

The Sundance Grief Support Group has decorated a tree on the southwest side of the Crook County Courthouse. Community members are invited to hang their own ornaments in memory of loved ones on the tree. In the past, the group…

USFS Moskee land swap completed

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Black Hills National Forest Supervisor, Craig Bobzien approved an exchange of approximately 940 acres of Federal land for approximately 730 acres of lands owned by Moskee Land Company and Watson Land Company. The exchanged lands are south of Sundance in…

Sundance Kids Children’s Center ready to open

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By Sarah Pridgeon The Sundance Kids Daycare Center has begun the process of moving to its newly completed location on Fifth Street, for which an occupancy test was performed this week by the Fire Marshal and the final punch list…

Van Beek named CCMSD CEO

Jannette Van Beek has been selected as the new CEO of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD), in Sundance. She will assume her new duties in early December. Van Beek comes to CCMSD with more than 15 years of experience…

Youthful preparedness

Steven Muller and Jonas Pridgeon review a lesson during training on emergency response. (courtesy photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon Crook County Emergency Management last week conducted emergency response coordination training for two youth groups. One of the groups, comprised of volunteers aged 12-16 and is called the “EOC Responders,” learns technology applications and emergency coordination procedures…

NY firm touts local rare earth leases

By Sarah Pridgeon A New York-based company last week announced acquisition of 2,100 acres of mineral leases for state-owned land in Crook County. The leases cover several small to medium patches of land near the Bear Lodge rare earth findings,…

State Trails Program gears up for snow season

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With December 1 marking the unofficial start of the snowmobile season, State Trails Program staff will soon begin marking and signing trails statewide, and expect to begin grooming many of the state’s trails during the week of Dec. 12. Depending…

Snoozing travelers arrested on drug charges

By Sarah Pridgeon Two men were arraigned on drug charges last week after state troopers found them napping in their vehicle in the Conoco parking lot. One pound of marijuana, as well as suspected psychedelic mushrooms and methamphetamine, was recovered…