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Fair board offers reimbursement for sale ring mishap

By Sarah Pridgeon With the help of a mediator from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture’s Mediation Program, the Crook County Fair Board has come to a mutual agreement with the Fordyces regarding the prize steer that was accidentally sold for…

Carrier appointed interim superintendent

By Sarah Pridgeon Jeff Carrier was officially appointed as Crook County School District’s interim Superintendent at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees on Wednesday. He will fill the position until June 30 next year, or until the board…

A bump for the jump

(Virginia Costello photo) Pictured above, left to right: Ted Vore (VBJ Foundation Treasurer), Jackie Wyatt (VBJ Foundation), Glen Wyatt (VBJ Foundation Vice President), Jim Durfee (Sundance State Bank President), Trudy Durfee (Sundance State Bank Vice President), and Gene Gade (VBJ Foundation President)

By Sarah Pridgeon Sundance State Bank this week donated $10,000 to the Vore Buffalo Jump, kick-starting construction that will see the site transformed into a comprehensive tourist destination. Work will begin immediately on the attraction’s finishing touches, ready for the…

Sundance teacher named “Leader in Education”

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Surrounded by Peabody Energy staff members, Lisa Dutton shows off some off some of the spoils of being named a Peabody Leader in Education.

By Sarah Pridgeon Lisa Dutton, teacher at Sundance High School, was this week surprised with a Peabody Leaders in Education Award and check for $1000 in recognition of her commitment to students. The award was presented in the school auditorium…

Donations help to heal ambulance fleet

Linda Tokarczyk and Mike Finn of Rare Element Resources present a check to Kathy Lenz which, in conjunction with additional donations, will be used to help the city defray costs for ambulance repairs. (Sarah Pridgeon photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon Thanks to generous contributions from several local businesses and one private citizen, Sundance’s fleet of ambulances is once again up, running and ready to serve. More than $16,000 dollars has been raised through a fundraising effort rallied…

New location for Cole Tank

By Sarah Pridgeon Negotiations are underway to resituate the Cole Water Storage Tank on private property close to its current location, say Trihydro reps, bringing a potentially positive close to the tank’s long search for a more stable home. Speaking…

County sponsors $70 million bonds for uranium project

By Sarah Pridgeon   The County Commissioners have pledged support to Strata Energy’s application for industrial revenue bonds to develop their uranium recovery project near Oshoto. Though the county will serve as sponsor for the $70 million worth of bonds,…

ONEOK granted eminent domain

By Sarah Pridgeon ONEOK Partners have been granted immediate possession of the final rights of way and easements needed to complete construction of the Bakken Pipeline across Crook County. After reviewing written closing statements in the case against Bush Ranches…