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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…

Dennis, Haiar, Pearson win

Incumbent County Commissioner Kelly Dennis edged out independent challenger and former commissioner Stormy Burch by a 2255 to 1237 margin as the votes were counted late Tuesday night. In the hotly contested Crook County School Board race, Hulett’s Dena Mills…

Hospital to investigate staff departures

By Sarah Pridgeon The Board of Trustees was questioned about the high number of vacant staff positions within the Crook County Medical Services District at this month’s regular meeting. In response, Chairman Bruce Brown announced a pending investigation to discover…

Prescribed burn planned on Bearlodge District

Bearlodge Ranger District officials plan to conduct a prescribed burn Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1 on the Black Hill National Forest, weather permitting. The burn will take place approximately 4 miles northwest of Sundance, WY on Warren Peak…

RER wraps up for the winter

Rare Element Resources employees process core samples at the Sundance facility on Thursday. (Wes Pridgeon photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon As winter draws in, Rare Element Resources prepares to enter the season clutching a host of positive results, both for the Bear Lodge rare earth mining project itself and the peripheral community issues that the company has…

CCSD prepares to appoint interim superintendent

By Sarah Pridgeon In the wake of Lon Streib’s resignation as Superintendent of the Crook County School District, the Board of Trustees is preparing to appoint an interim superintendent to take the reins until a permanent replacement is chosen. Streib,…