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(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Miss Miller’s team, including Taitlyn Bethea, Amanda Stugelmeyer, Tacey Martin, Hailey Potucek and Devon Pagan, begin the process of shaping their entry for the Sundance Winter Festival snow sculpture contest. They will compete against two other teams…

Freeze Your Fanny gains new host

  By Sarah Pridgeon   The annual Freeze Your Fanny event will take place on Super Bowl Sunday as always this year, with one important difference. Now that the EMT Association has disbanded, says Dione Moon, it will be hosted…

NEPA logjam forces RER to tighten belt

Cutbacks no cause for alarm, company says By Sarah Pridgeon   With the NEPA permitting process taking longer than expected, Rare Element Resources has announced that the anticipated start-up date for the Bear Lodge mining project has been pushed back…

Guilty plea entered in Aladdin altercation

  By Sarah Pridgeon   Richard Kirkpatrick of Aladdin has pled guilty in Circuit Court to one charge of reckless endangerment with a firearm following an incident during which shots were fired at his residence. Speaking at the time, previous…

Sundance Times honored

The Sundance Times placed second in this year’s Wyoming Press Association “general excellence” awards for small weeklies, honoring the best newspapers in the state for the year of 2014. The first place award was taken by the Lovell Chronicle. “This…

New motorized trail proposed for Bear Lodge

The Forest Service plans to designate a new motorized trail north of Sundance to provide a route for off-highway vehicles from Reuter Trailhead and Campground to the larger OHV trail system. The Reuter Motorized Trail would eliminate the need for…

CCSD may consider Central Office sale

Board expected to decide building’s fate within next two months By Sarah Pridgeon Though the Crook County School District is still in the process of deciding where to move its administration department, Superintendent Byron Stutzman is looking for input from…

Silent auction to benefit hospital

Six paintings donated by local artist Sally Rogers towards the Crook County Medical District silent auction, to be held during the open house event on January 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. As well as an original valued at…

City council looks to future opportunities

By Sarah Pridgeon   With the infrastructure project for the Croell Redi-Mix headquarters now complete, Ken Rathbun of Bearlodge Engineering told the Sundance City Council at this month’s regular meeting that $160,000 remains unexpended and the Wyoming Business Council has…

Inauguration day

(Jeff Moberg photo) At a ceremony performed by the honorable Circuit Court Judge Matthew F. G. Castano on Monday, Crook County officials old and new were sworn in for the next four years. They were joined in celebration at the…