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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…

Science, skill and service

National amateur radio exercise to take place this weekend   Ham operators from Crook and Weston Counties will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise this weekend at the Sunny Divide Community Center on Hwy 14. The event…

Sliding into summer

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(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Though the evenings of late have brought heavy rain and lightning, the days have been blessed with sunshine and warmth. The Sundance municipal swimming pool has seen plenty of action since temperatures rose into the 80s and…

Fire Chief steps down

By Sarah Pridgeon Blair Stugelmeyer stepped down on Monday as Fire Chief of the Sundance Volunteer Fire Department. His resignation was effective immediately, says Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz, and the city thanks him for his years of service since being…

Rainbows flock to Hills

Locals cautioned to expect increased number of visitors coming through area   By Sarah Pridgeon The Rainbow Family of Living Light will hold this year’s National Rainbow Gathering around three air miles southwest of Deerfield Lake, SD. Over the next…

Taking shape

(Jeff Moberg photo) Despite the recent wet weather, construction crews continue to make progress on the new elementary school building this week.

Progress has begun anew at the new Sundance Elementary School building now that a small roadblock has been cleared out of the way. “We had a small problem with one of the block walls in the gym area not being…

CCSD delays mill levy decision

By Sarah Pridgeon The Crook County School District has decided to delay making a decision on whether to impose a mill levy for the purpose of establishing a system of public recreation, says Superintendent Byron Stutzman. State statute allows for…

New license plates revealed

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Crook County Treasurer Mary Kuhl displays the new license plates scheduled to hit the road in 2017.

New design also expected to address toll-road issues By Sarah Pridgeon Wyoming’s new license plate designs will not come into effect until 2017, but the plates that will adorn all vehicles in the state are already on their way to…

Forward progress

(Jeff Moberg photo) If all goes as planned, a pair of holes on the south western portion of the Sundance Country Club will be relocated to the east to make room for a new athletic field.

Football field moves closer to a new home   By Sarah Pridgeon At a special meeting last week, the Crook County School District Board of Trustees voted to proceed with preparations to build the high school football field and athletic…

Getting the jump on tourism season

(Stan Horning photos) Jack Horning and Quinten Butts listen as their guide Jeremy describes the traditional Native American process used to tan the buffalo hide used for the tipi on display at the jump.

Vore site celebrates successful opening By Sarah Pridgeon The Vore Buffalo Jump celebrated its opening this weekend with a free entry day for the public. The event was also intended to show appreciation to the many sponsors and supporters who…