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School seeks funding for football field lighting Sundance’s schools are in search of assistance to finance lighting for the new football field and track and are including naming rights as a financing option. Lighting for the facility is not covered…

RER delists stocks from NYSE

Rare Element Resources has announced that it will voluntarily remove its shares from the New York Stock Exchange but will continue to trade through the OTC Pink Marketplace. The announcement falls on the heels of the company’s cost-cutting decisions to…

Pause and effect

(Jeff Moberg photo) Rare Element Resources has announced that permitting activities for their planned rare earth mine north of Sundance are on hold as they attempt to secure enough funding to move forward.

Financial constraints force Rare Element Resources to put hold on all permitting activities By Sarah Pridgeon Just a week after the Draft Environmental Impact Study was released for its planned rare earth mining project in the Bearlodge Mountains, Rare Element…

Snow on a roll

(Jeff Moberg photos) A relatively rare phenomenon near Reuter Campground on Tuesday, “snow rollers” are caused by a unique combination of snow, wind, temperature and moisture. They form when the snow is light but sticky and gravity  (or wind) takes…

Draft EIS released for Bearlodge Project

Public meetings set for next week to solicit feedback on rare earth mine requirements By Sarah Pridgeon The Draft Environmental Impact Study for Rare Element Resources’ proposed rare earth mining project was published on Friday in the Federal Register, kicking…

Elementary school given new purpose

By Sarah Pridgeon Superintendent Byron Stutzman and Trustee Ken Rathbun last week shared the Crook County School District’s new plans to relocate its administration into the elementary school once it is vacated. Though last year’s study into the future of…

Interstate chase leads to drug arrest

By Sarah Pridgeon Three people are facing felony charges of possession and intent to deliver a controlled substance after an incident during which a vehicle was pulled over for speeding and one of its occupants attempted to flee from law…

Noonan to head up Sundance Police

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Police Chief Marty Noonan receives his badge of office from his wife, Debbie, during Tuesday’s council meeting.

By Sarah Pridgeon Police Chief Marty Noonan may be a new face within the Sundance Police Department, but his career in law enforcement has touched the lives of this community for years. Before he accepted the role with the city,…

From the senate to the school house

(Jeff Moberg photo) Senator Barrasso answers a student’s question during an assembly Tuesday at the high school. The Senator was in Sundance as part of his tour of schools throughout the state this week.

U.S. Senator John Barrasso addresses SHS student body By Sarah Pridgeon U.S. Senator John Barrasso visited Sundance on Tuesday morning to answer questions from grades nine through eleven at the high school – the students he was not able to…

Belle Fourche man found dead near state line

A man from South Dakota who was celebrating New Year’s Eve in Beulah was later found dead by the side of Highway 14 just over the border in Lawrence County. Authorities report that foul play is not suspected in the…