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District calls for Common Core Standards support

Stutzman: Bill to ditch standards is ‘throwing out the baby with the bathwater’ By Sarah Pridgeon   With the Legislature considering a bill that could see the Wyoming Common Core Standards ditched completely, Superintendent Byron Stutzman and Curriculum Director Teresa…

Region mourns passing of respected judge

By Sarah Pridgeon The flags of Crook County flew at half mast on Monday to mark the passing of Judge Fred Dollison. Highly respected for his legal work in the community, filling the judge’s shoes will be a challenge for…

Council moves ahead with projects and tax plans

By Sarah Pridgeon Upcoming tax questions were high on the agenda at this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council. Other projects, such as the Croell Redi-Mix headquarters and vacation of a section of 12th Street, continued to move…

Erickson takes on city maintenance role

By Sarah Pridgeon Mac Erickson is a man who enjoys a challenge. Already a bareback riding champion of national renown, he now takes the reins of the Sundance Public Works Department as its newly appointed director. Fortunately, Erickson has a…

Croft named national student leader

First Wyoming representative in two decades   By Sarah Pridgeon Olivia Croft of Sundance High School has been selected as Region IV representative for the National Association of Student Councils Advisory Board, the first time in over 20 years that…

Propane shortage could have severe local impacts

By Sarah Pridgeon The weather might be colder than ever in Crook County, but propane consumers have been warned to be sparing when it comes to heating their homes and businesses. Though the National Propane Gas Association says the industry…

Punt, pass or kick-in

City, county and school district discuss potential funding options for proposed athletic field   By Sarah Pridgeon With all three parties willing to consider the possibility of a land swap involving the City of Sundance, Crook County and the Crook…