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Veterans Commission rep to visit Sundance

Alisa Cochrane, State Veterans Service Officer for the Wyoming Veterans Commission, will be conducting outreach to assist veterans and their families with their state and federal benefits, claims, and healthcare. Cochrane will be at the Crook County Courthouse in Sundance…

Thanksgiving cocaine bust on I-90

By Sarah Pridgeon A California man who was pulled over for speeding on November 24 was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance after 29 kilos of cocaine were discovered in his vehicle. A second count of possession with…

County Board openings to be filled

On January 3, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. the Board of County Commissioners will make the following Board appointments: • One Crook County Fair Board member – five year term • One Northeast Wyoming Economic Development Coalition Director, representing municipalities –…

Police chief honored at City Council meeting

Mayor Brooks presents Sundance Police Chief Todd Fritz a plaque in recognition for his 20 years of service to the City of Sundance at the December council meeting. (Sarah Pridgeon photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon The focus was on completing unfinished business at this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, which took place on the evening of December 6, but, before the meeting began, Police Chief Todd Fritz was honored…

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…