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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…

High speed chase ends with drug arrests

By Sarah Pridgeon   Wyoming and South Dakota Highway Patrols were both involved in a high-speed chase along I-90 last week. The pursuit reached speeds of up to 107 miles per hour, says Lieutenant Marty Noonan, and two Florida residents…

RER project scoping meetings announced

The US Forest Service announced this week that they will be hosting scoping meetings for the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earths Project in Sundance and Upton next month, which will give residents an initial overview and chance to comment on…

District to shift school principals

Move rearranges Moorcroft, Hulett and Bear Lodge administrations By Sarah Pridgeon   Crook County School District has announced that its leadership team will undergo big changes over the coming weeks. Many of the school principals will swap places as part…