Local News

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…

Hospital board seeks new member

As Trustee Kristy McNealy departs the county for pastures new, the Crook County Medical Services District is seeking a replacement member of the board to take up the reins with haste. “We really would like to have someone with dedication…

Fraser named Leader in Education

By Sarah Pridgeon Peggy Fraser was honored with a Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award at the end of last semester to recognize her dedication to students and teaching. Originally from Sundance, Fraser has taught at Rozet Elementary School for…

Holistic healing now available in Sundance

By Sarah Pridgeon Complementary healing techniques have existed for thousands of years, form the backbone of health care in many Eastern cultures and are now available to the community of Crook County. The Black Hills Holistic Health & Healing Center in Sundance offers a…

2013 in review

A Look Back at the Year | By Sarah Pridgeon | January Things were looking up in January – quite literally, in fact, as the courthouse announced that its elevator was officially ready to take passengers and a teepee structure…

Juvenile services reaches end of funding

By Sarah Pridgeon Federal funding opportunities have dried up for the Crook County Community Juvenile Services Board, the enterprise that helps kids in trouble reintegrate into society. To keep the program going, said Board Member Ernie Reinhold, the department will…

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan gets countywide approval

By Sarah Pridgeon The Crook County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was officially adopted at this month’s meeting of the commissioners. Presented by Fire Warden Gari Gill, it has been a work in progress for the emergency management department for several years…