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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…

Projects reach fruition at council meeting

By Sarah Pridgeon Several ongoing projects were confirmed to either be complete or nearing completion at this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, called to order by Council Member April Gill. Discussions began with the Sundance Kids Daycare…

Opening day hunting accident claims Michigan man

According to a release from the Crook County Sheriffs Office, an accidental discharge from a hunting rifle was likely to blame in the death of 36-year-old Robert L. Wood of Battle Creek, MI. The accident occurred early Tuesday morning in…

Educated hunters

Wyoming Game & Fish Department Hunter Education Class graduates, fall 2011, back row left to right: Twila Rauth, Matt Stefanich, Ramona Lewis, Nelda Mills, Angela Donaway, Tess Policky, Sherry Sullivan, Derek Paller; third row: Nathan Diede, T-Colton Watt, Nate Baker, Logan White, David Finn, Amanda Stugelmeyer, Luke Sullivan; second row: Brendan Diede, Preston Castor, Gregory Nelson, Micheal Donaway, Lane Mills, Laramie Lewis, Logan Stefanich, Braylan Materi; front: Chauncey Jenerou, Eland Rivers, Myles Stefanich, Austin Humphery, Aaron Kanode, Chance Watt. Also attending the class but not available for the photo: Dominque Nelson, Zachary Nelson.

This class of 30 students completed the Wyoming Game & Fish Department Hunter Education Class recently held in Sundance. This class involves about 17 hours of class instruction, marksmanship, gun handling and the passing of a written test. The class…