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Getting the jump on tourism season

(Stan Horning photos) Jack Horning and Quinten Butts listen as their guide Jeremy describes the traditional Native American process used to tan the buffalo hide used for the tipi on display at the jump.

Vore site celebrates successful opening By Sarah Pridgeon The Vore Buffalo Jump celebrated its opening this weekend with a free entry day for the public. The event was also intended to show appreciation to the many sponsors and supporters who…

Sundance Mountain volksmarch attracts a crowd

Volksmarchers work their way up to the base of the mountain as Saturday’s hike gets underway.

By Sarah Pridgeon More than 300 people reached the summit of Sundance last weekend, exceeding expectations for the inaugural Sundance Mountain Volksmarch. From babes in arms and dogs on leashes to families in groups and seasoned residents, the event attracted…

Take a hike!

Grab your walking stick and strap on your hiking shoes for this weekend’s Volksmarch, a unique opportunity to see the view from the top of Sundance Mountain. The event will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, with the…

Guilty sentence for criminal trespass case

By Sarah Pridgeon   Mark Fergen of Sundance has been found guilty of one count of interfering with a peace officer and one of criminal trespass, both of which took place within a two-month period in the summer of 2014.…

Students, staff speak out for football field

By Sarah Pridgeon   As athletes, parents and coaches pled with the Crook County School Board on Monday to find a new location for the high school football field as quickly as possible, the board heard confirmation from the Sundance…

Port of Entry gets overhaul

Work begins on a new complex for Sundance By Sarah Pridgeon   Work begins this week to upgrade and expand the Sundance WYDOT Port of Entry, a three-phase project that will eventually see Highway Patrol and Driver Services housed in…

Council keeps Gov. Vally Rd closed to hauling

City upholds ban on gravel hauling in response to resident concerns   By Sarah Pridgeon   Kelly Lang visited the Sundance City Council last week to plead for lenience on city rules that prevent trucks from his gravel hauling business…

Council plans rally brainstorm

By Sarah Pridgeon   At May’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, council members held a brief discussion on the particulars of this year’s 75th anniversary rally event, considering factors such as whether or not to waive the $10…