Local News

Landslide update

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Cook Lake status meeting planned for Wednesday By Sarah Pridgeon   Forest Service representatives have scheduled a public meeting next week to provide updates on the situation at Cook Lake recreation area, which is currently closed to the public due…

Making good choices

Freshman Impact program teaches teen awareness By Sarah Pridgeon   Hulett and Sundance freshman students were among 300 attendees at Freshman Impact in Spearfish last week, a program that uses hands-on simulations to demonstrate how a single bad decision can…

Property assessments sent out

Curren: review your notices carefully Crook County residents will receive their 2015 Notices of Assessment within the next few days, says Crook County Assessor Theresa Curren. Taxpayers should review their notices carefully and have until May 27 to contact the…

Health Fair this weekend

Wide range of exhibitors expected to be on hand for health care questions By Sarah Pridgeon   The Crook County Health Fair takes place this weekend at the Sundance High School gymnasium. Whether you took advantage of the blood draw…

Sundance Pond gets closer to a makeover

(Jeff Moberg photo) If renovations to Sundance Pond go off as planned, the facility will boast a new fishing pier in addition to improved fish habitat late this fall.

By Sarah Pridgeon The City of Sundance is set to embark on a project to rejuvenate the Washington Memorial Park Pond with the help of Wyoming Game & Fish and the Sundance Rod & Gun Club. The makeover will see…

Faulty power strip sparks home fire

(Jeff Moberg photo) Although the East Warren Street residence was destroyed during a Thursday morning blaze, local firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading outside of the home.

House destroyed but resident escapes uninjured By Sarah Pridgeon A house fire in the early hours of Thursday morning destroyed a home in Sundance, caused by a faulty power strip behind a couch. The Sundance Volunteer Fire Department was able…

Tornado warning systems to be tested April 22

A statewide tornado drill will be conducted by the National Weather Service and emergency officials around 10:30 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, April 22 as part of Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 20-24. The exercise is used to train emergency…

Devils Tower plans to burn 85 acres

Devils Tower National Monument will implement a prescribed burn during the week of April 19. Fire management officials from the Northern Great Plains Fire Office and Devils Tower National Monument plan to burn 85 acres near the entrance of the…

Libation limitations

County to keep rally licenses local By Sarah Pridgeon   Planning ahead for the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the County Commissioners last week discussed their policy on the issuance of temporary food and malt beverage licenses for vendors wishing to…