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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…

RER updates area entities on project

By Sarah Pridgeon Upton Industrial Park may be the future site of the hydrometallurgical plant at which extracted rare earth element ore will be processed, said George Byers, Vice President of Government and Community Relations, Rare Element Resources (RER), at…

Pat Frolander appointed Poet Laureate of Wyoming

Governor Mead congratulates Wyoming’s newest Poet Laureate and Sundance area resident Pat Frolander during a ceremony in her honor Monday in Cheyenne. (Photo courtesy Gov. Mead's office)

By Sarah Pridgeon State Governor Matt Mead this week signed an Executive Order naming Patricia Frolander as the fifth Poet Laureate of Wyoming. Frolander is a local rancher and published poet whose work has won several awards and appeared in…

Deadlines set for landfill site closure

By Sarah Pridgeon Dena Egenhoff of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approached the council at this month’s regular meeting regarding the current status of plans to close the landfill and install a transfer station and the environmental impact that…

Sundance to host Honor Band and Choir clinic

Sundance High School will be the host of this year’s Northeast District High School Music Clinic on November 18 and 19. The top music students from all of Northeast Wyoming will be descending upon our town and school to rehearse…

Daycare Center nearing completion

By Sarah Pridgeon The new Sundance Kids Daycare Center has entered its final stage of review, after which the building can be officially opened, according to Mike Glassing of CTA Architects Engineers, speaking at last Tuesday’s regular meeting of the…