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Legislation may halt progress of landfill closure

Work continues on the new transfer station at the Sundance Landfill. City officials say the new facility could be operational this fall but a lack of available funds could mean postponing the landfill closure and plans to haul area garbage out of town. (Jeff Moberg photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon Funding cuts at the Legislature may scupper the city’s efforts to complete the mandatory closure of Sundance’s landfill, says Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lenz. Almost two thirds of the $45 million set aside for landfill closure has been stripped…

State seeks owners of unclaimed funds

Unclaimed funds are available to the rightful owners and Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon wants to return it. “Wyoming Windfall” is the catch name for the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office. Unclaimed property includes, but is not…

Commissioners consider replacing board members

By Sarah Pridgeon Crook County Commissioners considered the status of two board members at a hearing this week on the grounds that both are regularly absent from meetings. Although it was decided that the Land Use Board will retain its…

Jumping ahead

Construction on the new teepee going up at the Vore Buffalo Jump site. (Wes Pridgeon photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon Motorists heading to Spearfish on I-90 may have noticed a teepee structure gathering height beside the Vore Buffalo Jump. The most recent renovation to improve its standing as a tourist destination, it’s hoped that the 40-foot building…

Firefighters to hold annual meeting

All firefighters are invited to the 2013 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. in the Crook County Community Room in Sundance. Come early for a spaghetti supper at 6 p.m. The annual meeting will include training on…

Feist sentenced for probation violations

By Sarah Pridgeon Adam L. Feist, who was arrested earlier this month for possession of a stolen vehicle and arms, appeared in court on January 16 charged with violating the terms of his probation. He was originally brought to trial…

Freeze Your Fanny on Super Bowl Sunday

By Sarah Pridgeon Before you settle in to cheer on the teams at the Super Bowl, why not work up an appetite with a four-mile walk in the snow to raise money for the Sundance Emergency Responders Association? This year’s…

Arrest nets stolen vehicle, arms

By Sarah Pridgeon The Sheriff’s Department was instrumental in preventing a potential tragedy this week, arresting an ex-resident of Crook County who returned to the area in a stolen car bearing an arsenal of guns and ammunition. The suspect’s intentions…