Local News

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…

Hospital board hears CEO concerns

Staff vocalize support, trustees hold marathon executive session to consider admin future By Sarah Pridgeon The Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees was overwhelmed by input from district employees last week at a work session during which they…

City leaders reconsider PRECorp plan

Proposed power line may impede on future expansion, say council members  By Sarah Pridgeon Though the City of Sundance has approved an easement for a new Powder River Energy transmission line, some council members are still unhappy about its potential…

Sundance Times recognized at WPA awards

The Sundance Times was the proud recipient of six individual awards at last week’s Wyoming Press Association annual winter convention. The Pacemaker Awards recognize excellence in newsrooms across the state in categories ranging from design and ad-making to writing and…

All State musicians

Two Sundance High School music students have been selected by audition to this year’s All State Choir. Auditions were held in Gillette back in early November. Out of 780 Wyoming students who auditioned for the choir, 160 were selected. The…

Building code causes controversy for council

By Sarah Pridgeon When the Sundance City Council adopted the 2012 International Building Code Regulations (IBC) at December’s regular meeting, it encountered unexpected resistance from local residents. The new code replaces the defunct Uniform Building Codes but, say Sandy and…

County pipeline policy made official

By Sarah Pridgeon The county’s policy on the installation of commercial pipelines along or across county roads was made official at this month’s regular session of the County Commissioners. Any company wishing to install a commercial pipeline within Crook County…