Local News

Jump ahead or fall back?

School district considers its options for elementary construction schedule By Sarah Pridgeon   The Crook County School District is still considering whether to put a hold on the new Sundance Elementary building or to continue with the project as planned.…

Embattled State Superintendent visits Crook County

By Sarah Pridgeon   State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill made a fleeting visit to Crook County last week, stopping in Moorcroft and Sundance for a whistle-stop tour. Greeting people on the street and visiting local hangout spots, her…

Making better grades

School district looks for feedback on new report cards By Sarah Pridgeon   Parents across the school district experienced a brand new style of report card at last week’s parent-teacher conferences. In the wake of the trial run, the district…

City to take over recycling program

Departure of current contractor prompts town to move quickly on new plan By Sarah Pridgeon   When Northern Hills Recycling reaches the end of its contract with the city on April 4, the only change in service that the community…

High speed chase ends with drug arrests

By Sarah Pridgeon   Wyoming and South Dakota Highway Patrols were both involved in a high-speed chase along I-90 last week. The pursuit reached speeds of up to 107 miles per hour, says Lieutenant Marty Noonan, and two Florida residents…

RER project scoping meetings announced

The US Forest Service announced this week that they will be hosting scoping meetings for the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earths Project in Sundance and Upton next month, which will give residents an initial overview and chance to comment on…

District to shift school principals

Move rearranges Moorcroft, Hulett and Bear Lodge administrations By Sarah Pridgeon   Crook County School District has announced that its leadership team will undergo big changes over the coming weeks. Many of the school principals will swap places as part…

Marchant named as new council member

Former land use board member picked to fill vacant seat By Sarah Pridgeon   A new member of the Sundance City Council was sworn in at March’s regular meeting, Hugh Palmer having recently resigned. Council Member Brad Marchant previously served…

City awards bids for Cole tank, 21st Street

By Sarah Pridgeon   Two city project contracts were awarded at last week’s meeting of the council. This begins the construction phase to expand utilities on 21st Street at the industrial park end and relocate the Cole Water Storage Tank.…

Crook County weight restrictions now in effect

The Crook County Board of Commissioners have put into effect Spring Weight Restrictions on the following pavement surface roads. The following roads will be posted, six ton per axle weight limit: Moskee County Road #207 from Interstate I-90 to the…