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Health Fair this weekend

Wide range of exhibitors expected to be on hand for health care questions By Sarah Pridgeon   The Crook County Health Fair takes place this weekend at the Sundance High School gymnasium. Whether you took advantage of the blood draw…

Sundance Pond gets closer to a makeover

(Jeff Moberg photo) If renovations to Sundance Pond go off as planned, the facility will boast a new fishing pier in addition to improved fish habitat late this fall.

By Sarah Pridgeon The City of Sundance is set to embark on a project to rejuvenate the Washington Memorial Park Pond with the help of Wyoming Game & Fish and the Sundance Rod & Gun Club. The makeover will see…

Faulty power strip sparks home fire

(Jeff Moberg photo) Although the East Warren Street residence was destroyed during a Thursday morning blaze, local firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading outside of the home.

House destroyed but resident escapes uninjured By Sarah Pridgeon A house fire in the early hours of Thursday morning destroyed a home in Sundance, caused by a faulty power strip behind a couch. The Sundance Volunteer Fire Department was able…

Tornado warning systems to be tested April 22

A statewide tornado drill will be conducted by the National Weather Service and emergency officials around 10:30 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, April 22 as part of Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 20-24. The exercise is used to train emergency…

Devils Tower plans to burn 85 acres

Devils Tower National Monument will implement a prescribed burn during the week of April 19. Fire management officials from the Northern Great Plains Fire Office and Devils Tower National Monument plan to burn 85 acres near the entrance of the…

Libation limitations

County to keep rally licenses local By Sarah Pridgeon   Planning ahead for the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the County Commissioners last week discussed their policy on the issuance of temporary food and malt beverage licenses for vendors wishing to…

A return to Old West roots

(Jeff Moberg photo) Work is underway this week on the new storefront adjacent to Deluxe Harley Davidson on Main Street.

Old West makeover proposed for downtown area By Sarah Pridgeon   The Sundance Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city and Land Use Planning, is hoping to begin a long-term process to transform Main Street and the business district…

Council passes waste district resolution

By Sarah Pridgeon   At this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, the mayor’s signature was approved for a resolution in support of a solid waste district for the whole of Crook County. Mayor Paul Brooks explained that…

Sundance man arrested for assault and battery

Lingo faces pair of felony charges By Sarah Pridgeon Shawn Lingo of Sundance was arrested last week on charges of aggravated assault and battery and strangulation of a household member following an incident on Thursday. Officers Welchie Patterson and Adrian…

County under fire restrictions

By Sarah Pridgeon Open burning restrictions go into effect on April 11 due to the potential severe to extreme fire situation that exists throughout Crook County. The discharge of fireworks is prohibited and outdoor fires must be performed according to…