Local News

Fireworks could be back on

By Sarah Pridgeon As the recent heavy rains have saturated most of the county, Fire Warden Gari Gill has lifted fire restrictions until further notice with the blessing of the County Commissioners. This bodes well for local July 4 celebrations,…

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New Arrival: Gaylord Engagement: Thomas-Gill North face of Devils Tower temporarily closed for nesting falcons A modern church for “unchurch” people Strata Energy reports successful public comment period Pool open this week Williams pleads not guilty to stolen property charge…

Heavy rains flood county

By Sarah Pridgeon Heavy rainfall over the last week placed county streams at flood level with severe overflow in several places. Water damage meanwhile closed several roads across the county with many still not passable at time of going to…

The teacher who helped raise a town

By Sarah Pridgeon   For three generations, wide-eyed children have taken their first steps through the halls of Sundance Elementary School and come face to face with Mrs. P. So beloved by her students that sixth-grade boys will run to…

New cabin resort opens on Sundance border

By Sarah Pridgeon   At the end of a winding dirt road across from the golf course, behind a wooden arch and a temporary sign, is Sundance’s newest getaway location. Bearlodge Mountain Resort was built as a tranquil environment to…

Fresh Fair Board appointed

By Sarah Pridgeon The Crook County Commissioners appointed a new Fair Board at a special meeting this week, selecting five candidates from a total of seven applicants. The new board will consist of Lee Jay, Ted Rosencranz, Judy Hutchinson, Amanda…

City budget better than expected

By Sarah Pridgeon This year’s Sundance city budget is healthier than it has been in the two years since cutbacks were made on a state level, says Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lenz. The additional funds collected from sales and use tax, gas…