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Crook County schools outpace state reading average

By Sarah Pridgeon The students of Crook County’s schools achieved results that outstrip their counterparts all across Wyoming in this year’s Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) reading tests. While reading averages have increased as a whole, Sundance, Hulett and…

City seeking site for water tank relocation

The Cole Water tank atop a sliding Rattlesnake Hill just east of Sundance. (Jeff Moberg photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon The Cole Water Storage Tank, which has slowly been slipping downhill over the past few months, will be taken down at the end of September, says Public Works Director Larry Schommer. At present, however, no suitable alternative…

Which candidate for commissioner will get your vote?

By Sarah Pridgeon Three Republican candidates will run for the position of Crook County Commissioner at the upcoming primary election: Ted Davis of Sundance, Will West of Oshoto and incumbent Kelly Dennis. Dennis is seeking re-election for a second term,…

Air support curbs runaway wildfire

A Type I Helitak helicopter drops its 2000-gallon water load on the Ayers Fire on Saturday. (Wade Habeck photo)

By Katie Allen and Sarah Pridgeon Crook County’s volunteer firefighters were called away from the County Fair parade on Saturday to respond to a wildland fire on the Ayers ranch. As the fire began to head for an inaccessible area,…

Pixley wins Cheyenne steer roping title

Photo by Fred McClanahan, Jr.

By Sarah Pridgeon Jay Pixley of Sundance emerged as the winner of the short go-around at Cheyenne Frontier Days last weekend, despite entering the event in eighth place. As the only steer roper to successfully rope his steer, he earned…

Crook County Volunteer firefighters recognized

Brandi and Danny Fowler

Crook County Volunteer fire units and personnel received very high evaluations from their work on the Oil Creek Fire in Weston County earlier this month. All units worked extremely well with their Division Supervisors and were always ready when needed.…

Residents invited to city water meeting

By Sarah Pridgeon Larry Schommer, Public Works Director, invites members of the community to attend a meeting on Thursday, July 19 to kick off a study of the city’s water system. Any resident who has experienced problems with water pressure…

Discussions reach conclusions at council meeting

By Sarah Pridgeon Several ongoing issues were brought to a conclusion at this month’s regular meeting of the city council, including ownership of the swimming pool land and the situation with trucking on Government Valley Road. The council also began…