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Belle Fourche man found dead near state line

A man from South Dakota who was celebrating New Year’s Eve in Beulah was later found dead by the side of Highway 14 just over the border in Lawrence County. Authorities report that foul play is not suspected in the…

A Look Ahead

By Sarah Pridgeon From new schools and flourishing county services to the financial effects of declining state revenue, 2016 is likely to be a time of change for the community of Crook County. What goals have our governments, districts and…

At a crossroads

Sundance City Council makes decisions on expenditures for 2016   By Sarah Pridgeon At a special meeting on Monday, the Sundance City Council pondered whether to add two projects aimed at improving fire flow to its list of project expenditures…

Strata mine enters production

Nuclear Regulatory Commission permit gives go-ahead for uranium extraction Strata Energy’s in-situ uranium recovery operations at Oshoto have now commenced, the company announced last week. The Ross ISR Project is located north of Moorcroft and received its official authorization to…

City utility rate increase announced

Base rate bump expected to help with upcoming expenses By Sarah Pridgeon Residents of the City of Sundance can expect a modest increase to their utility bills next year, a decision made by the council to ensure that the city…

Cookies with the Clauses

Kids and adults alike flocked to the fairgroun ds on Friday evening to enjoy a new addition to the festive calendar: Cookies with the Clauses. According to Fair Board Member Bob Burke, the event was the brainchild of fellow member…

Finding funds

Mayor sees “Robin Hood bill” as potential small-town lifeline By Sarah Pridgeon Governor Matt Mead last week released his proposed budget for the next biennium, including spending cuts for the year ahead. A shrinking budget for local government could spell…

Council considers fees and finances

By Sarah Pridgeon At this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, Council Member Sheryl Klocker gave an update on the activities of the Crook County Solid Waste Advisory Committee and its most recent meeting, which focused on the…

Give a little more this Christmas

The Sundance Community Christmas Basket tree at Sundance Dillon’s Hardware

By Sarah Pridgeon Christmas may be a time for showering your loved ones with gifts, but it’s also the season for spreading that holiday warmth further afield. If you’re looking for opportunities to share some Christmas spirit with the community…