Local News

Moline hopes to regain Commissioner seat

  By Sarah Pridgeon No stranger to the County Commission, John Moline has announced that he will strive to win back his seat in the upcoming elections. Having served as chairman of the commission until his term expired four years…

Hall sentenced for Travel Center theft

Former manager convicted of stealing over $150,000 from two businesses By Sarah Pridgeon   A Spearfish man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court for stealing more than $150,000 from his employers while working at the Sundance Travel Center. Brent…

Grand opening for fully-fledged sporting store

By Sarah Pridgeon   Sundance Dillon’s Hardware launched Black Iron Guns and Off the Grid Sports just over a year ago but, during the months since, the selection has quite literally doubled in size. To celebrate the culmination of a…

City switches track on recycling

In-house plans scrapped, new company hired By Sarah Pridgeon Though the City of Sundance had planned to create its own recycling program once its contract with Northern Hills Recycling expired, efforts to create a workable system have thrown up too…

Hearing planned for fairgrounds swap

By Sarah Pridgeon With a land appraisal now in hand, the three entities involved in a proposed land swap that would see the fairgrounds relocated elsewhere in Sundance and a new football field built in their place are preparing to…

Semlek won’t seek seventh term

After 12 years of service in the Wyoming House of Representatives, Mark Semlek has announced that he will not be seeking a seventh term. “I have decided not to seek re-election to the House District 01 Seat to the Wyoming…

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…