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Oh give me a home…

(Jeff Moberg photo) A small herd of well-traveled bison graze along Highway 116 Sunday morning while one of the herd owners, authorities and locals come up with a plan to deal with the animals.

A small herd of roaming buffalo narrowly escaped a trip to the meat cutters on Sunday morning after they were captured and returned to their home pasture as a months-long journey came to an end south of Sundance. The marauding…

Sharing a gift

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) After teaching in Sundance since 1975, Rich Pridgeon turns to a new chapter in his life as he heads into retirement.

 Richard Pridgeon retires after four decades in the classroom At an age when climbing trees and scuffing knees takes up most of a kid’s attention, reading isn’t always at the top of the priority list. For Mr. Richard Pridgeon, Sundance…

Making connections

Mrs. Eddy retires after more than three decades of teaching literature at Sundance High School By Sarah Pridgeon Whether it’s the sonnets of Shakespeare or the myths of Gilgamesh, Mrs. Kathy Eddy believes there is always something in a piece…

Sunday celebration

Jeff Moberg photos It was a big day on Sunday for the SHS class of 2016 who said goodbye to high school and began their first steps along their new path. Sunday’s ceremony was highlighted by moving remarks from five…

Clock ticking for recycling program

By Sarah Pridgeon Campbell County has issued an extension that will allow the City of Sundance to continue using its landfill as a destination for recyclables until the end of June. As the city will need to secure an alternative…

A community affair

(Nancy Hawken photo) Steve Cronn and Bum Mollenbrink visit during Saturday’s Health Fair.

By Sarah Pridgeon The Crook County Health Fair took place over the weekend in the school gymnasium, an opportunity for clientele who had their blood drawn prior to the event to collect their results and peruse stalls featuring health and…

Bare bones budgeting

Commissioners begin budget discussions with revenue concerns By Sarah Pridgeon As the county enters this year’s budget cycle with an expected deficit, what the county commissioners refer to as a frugal approach to finances over the years may be about…

Election filing opens soon

By Sarah Pridgeon Candidates for office at the city, county or state level will soon have the opportunity to file their applications for the primary election on August 16. Voters have until August 1 to register with the County or…