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Hospital staff plead for urgent support

Public meeting planned to address withdrawal of support from Regional Health By Sarah Pridgeon Wayne Farley, Registered Nurse and Clinic Manager, is rallying public support in the hopes of reversing Regional Health’s decision to pull out of its arrangement to…

New elementary school soaring upwards

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By Sarah Pridgeon The new Sundance Elementary School has begun to take form, with construction happening fast now that the foundations are in place. Pouring for the concrete floor slabs will begin on July 16, says Facilities Manager Tom Necklason.…

City reveals new logo

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By Sarah Pridgeon A new logo for the City of Sundance will soon appear on directional signs around town, as well as on official stationery and city vehicles. After several months of honing the design, the city council revealed its…

Names requested for memorial

The Crook County War Memorial committee is requesting names of individuals whose names should be added to the memorial. If you or other Crook County veterans you know should have their names added, please those names to the memorial committee…

Burn ban back in place

By Sarah Pridgeon With humidity dropping as temperatures soar, the county will be putting the burn restrictions back into effect on July 24, says Fire Warden Gari Gill. “Under the restrictions, you may still burn trash and refuse between the…

Tour de Wyoming kicks off in Sundance

By Sarah Pridgeon This year’s Tour de Wyoming bike journey kicks off in Sundance this weekend, as intrepid riders from across the state gather for a 366-mile journey through some of the Black Hill’s most scenic places. The annual event…

Vet riders rolling to town

(Jeff Moberg photo) Crook County War Memorial.

Motorcycle group’s “Run to the Wall” takes place this weekend By Sarah Pridgeon Sundance will play host this weekend to the yearly Run to the Wyoming Wall event, during which the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets motorcycle club will honor past veterans…

Delay of game

State vetoes football field plan By Sarah Pridgeon Plans to rebuild the Sundance High School football field on land currently owned by the golf course have fallen through because the state is unwilling to provide sufficient funding. The project would…

Hulett joins landfill conversation

Municipalities considering joint powers board solution By Sarah Pridgeon At a Government Issues meeting attended by representatives from all four municipalities last week, the concept of a countywide solution for the landfill crisis gathered further momentum. Representatives from the cities…

Still sliding

Wet weather keeps Cook Lake slide active By Sarah Pridgeon Recent heavy rainfall has caused more movement than anticipated on the active landslide at the Cook Lake recreation area, says Acting District Ranger Brian Karchut. Work is underway to evaluate…