Local News

Senator to run for Washington seat

Christensen seeks to “preserve Wyoming opportunities for future generations” By Sarah Pridgeon State Senator Leland Christensen paid a visit to Crook County during the recent precinct caucus, shortly after announcing his intention to run for the U.S. Congress seat that…

Aladdin post office to continue service

Historic post office will stay open and expand its retail offerings By Sarah Pridgeon The Aladdin post office no longer faces closure on May 28, according to a press release from the United States Postal Service. A feature of the…

County burn ban in place

Due to the dry conditions both currently and predicted in the long-range forecast, and the fact that there have been at least two small fires caused by burn barrels in the county, Crook County Interim Fire Warden Jeff Garman and…

City pleased with budget outcome

Funding for local government will leave Sundance whole, says mayor By Sarah Pridgeon After weeks of debate, the House and Senate finally came to an agreement on local government funding last week that will not only see cities and counties…

Local GOP presidential caucus sees big turnout

By Sarah Pridgeon With a headcount that reached 166, the Crook County Republican Party enjoyed its biggest ever turnout on Saturday for a precinct caucus, says Chairman Roger Connett. This, he says, compares favorably to the estimated 50 people who…

PRECorp to host rate increase meetings

By Sarah Pridgeon Powder River Energy Corporation is looking to increase its base rates in January, 2017 and will be hosting meetings during March to provide information to its membership. The cooperative hopes to increase its annual revenue by $1.46…

All in the name of good fun

(Jeff Moberg photos) Nick McDonald gives Kyle Smith a wild ride down Main Street.

No snow? No problem – Sundance Winter Festival brings community together By Sarah Pridgeon Flurries of ice, peals of laughter and skids across the snow; the second Sundance Winter Festival hit the streets over the weekend. When the ski joring…

New superintendent announced

By Sarah Pridgeon Mark Broderson, previously the principal of Sundance High School, has been appointed as the new superintendent of Crook County School District. The decision was announced at a special meeting on Friday morning and Broderson took on the…

Tackling the Cowpoke Woodstock

(Courtesy photo) Pat Frolander performing her poetry at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

By Sarah Pridgeon Pat Frolander returned to Sundance last week, fresh from performing her poetry on stage at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. The festival, which featured 50 poets, musicians and artists from across the U.S. and…