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Peace, love and motorcycles

(Jeff Moberg photo) Tyson Gearhart, Jim Bell and Tyler Hawken hold an unidentified rider upright during Wednesday’s annual burnout competition. Despite this year’s large crowd, officials say most of the visitors were well behaved.

Big crowd brings little trouble By Sarah Pridgeon The 75th Anniversary Sturgis Rally brought a considerable crowd to Crook County last week but, despite the extra numbers, rallygoers enjoyed a peaceful overall atmosphere. According to local officials, there were few…

Commissioners hear hospital board concerns

Board did not see Regional Health split coming, says Chairman Sandy Neiman By Sarah Pridgeon The Crook County Medical District Board of Trustees is as in the dark as everyone else as to why Regional Health is pulling out of…

Hospital board addresses public outcry

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) CCMSD Board members address the audience during Thursday evening’s meeting.

By Sarah Pridgeon As the situation at Crook County Medical Services District continues to unfold, the community has made its desire for a resolution increasingly clear. The Board of Trustees on Thursday stated a desire to appease public concerns and…

Meth lab bust

Local woman arrested The Crook County Sheriff’s Department uncovered a methamphetamine lab on 5th Street in Sundance last Friday. Though the lab was not yet active, according to Sheriff Jeff Hodge, a local woman was brought in for questioning regarding…

Ready for action

(Nancy Hawken photo) Amber Posey.

New face behind the bar as largest-ever rally approaches By Sarah Pridgeon As the countdown continues for the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, visitors have already begun to trickle into town on the backs of motorcycles. Nobody’s sure exactly how many…

Frustrations, concerns aired at hospital forum

Huge community turnout discusses future of CCMSD By Sarah Pridgeon The courthouse basement was full to overflowing on Monday night as an estimated 300 members of the community gathered to hear testimony and search for solutions on the administrative issues…

Hospital staff plead for urgent support

Public meeting planned to address withdrawal of support from Regional Health By Sarah Pridgeon Wayne Farley, Registered Nurse and Clinic Manager, is rallying public support in the hopes of reversing Regional Health’s decision to pull out of its arrangement to…

New elementary school soaring upwards

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By Sarah Pridgeon The new Sundance Elementary School has begun to take form, with construction happening fast now that the foundations are in place. Pouring for the concrete floor slabs will begin on July 16, says Facilities Manager Tom Necklason.…

City reveals new logo

Sundance logo

By Sarah Pridgeon A new logo for the City of Sundance will soon appear on directional signs around town, as well as on official stationery and city vehicles. After several months of honing the design, the city council revealed its…

Names requested for memorial

The Crook County War Memorial committee is requesting names of individuals whose names should be added to the memorial. If you or other Crook County veterans you know should have their names added, please those names to the memorial committee…