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CCSD#1 Superintendent resigns

By Sarah Pridgeon Lon Streib tendered his resignation as Superintendent of the Crook County School District at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday. His wife, Mary, also submitted her resignation as Moorcroft’s speech and language pathologist.…

By Sarah Pridgeon   Five years of planning and construction reached fruition this month with the completion of the remodeled Sundance State Bank. The finished premises, says Jim Durfee, Bank President, were designed to be “traditional, basic and functional” and…

Disease takes toll on deer population

(Jeff Moberg photo) Mule deer doe and fawn.

By Sarah Pridgeon White-tailed deer across the Black Hills are succumbing to epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), an illness spread by biting gnats that generally affects bucks and fawns but is now hitting all age classes and both genders. Due to…

(Jeff Moberg photo)

Trent Bush and Kara Mouat were selected as this year’s SHS Homecoming King and Queen during Monday evening’s annual coronation ceremony. Joining the pair in the royal court were Mandee Stutzman, Mallory Cross, Kory Butts and Logan Fossen. Homecoming events…

Construction set to begin on transfer station

By Sarah Pridgeon Sundance’s new transfer station will be operational by July 2013, weather permitting, and is to be phased in over the remainder of the year. The bidding process for construction of the station is underway, with work set…

Pine beetle plan moves ahead

By Sarah Pridgeon Following completion of its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Mountain Pine Beetle Response Project, the Black Hills National Forest Service has proposed action that integrates comments received from the public during the review process. The…

Local fire crews keep hopping

Cemetery Fire, Upton, taken on September 4 by Fire Warden Gari Gill. The plume of flames visible behind the fire truck was caused by a propane tank catching fire.

By Sarah Pridgeon Wildfire threatened the town of Upton last week, causing two dozen residents to be evacuated, burning one home and a number of outbuildings and shutting down part of Highway 14 during the afternoon of Tuesday, September 4.…

Resident concerns addressed at council meeting

By Sarah Pridgeon Requests were heard from several community members at this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, including for variances, zone changes and to deal with an unfriendly pack of dogs. Mayor Paul Brooks began the meeting…