Local News

Local fire crews keep hopping

Cemetery Fire, Upton, taken on September 4 by Fire Warden Gari Gill. The plume of flames visible behind the fire truck was caused by a propane tank catching fire.

By Sarah Pridgeon Wildfire threatened the town of Upton last week, causing two dozen residents to be evacuated, burning one home and a number of outbuildings and shutting down part of Highway 14 during the afternoon of Tuesday, September 4.…

Resident concerns addressed at council meeting

By Sarah Pridgeon Requests were heard from several community members at this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, including for variances, zone changes and to deal with an unfriendly pack of dogs. Mayor Paul Brooks began the meeting…

Run or cycle the Sundance Trail this September

By Sarah Pridgeon Two annual racing events are coming up in September, both to take place on the Sundance Trail System in the Bearlodge Mountains. While the 8th Annual Bearlodge Mountain Classic invites mountain bike racers to travel the trail,…

Commissioners approve Oneok permits

The Crook County Commissioners approved Oneok’s road permits for construction of the Bakken Pipeline this week with a vote 2-1 in favor. Commissioner Kelly Dennis voted against the motion. A decision regarding permits on the disputed area at Moskee and…

An act of generosity

By Sarah Pridgeon Crook and Weston County Volunteer Firefighters each received a check for $10,000 this week from the owner of a ranch near Oil Creek, in thanks for their work battling the Oil Creek Fire that consumed over 62,000…

Races for general election take shape

  By Sarah Pridgeon With filing dates now closed, the names that will be found on the ballots for county board positions at the upcoming General Election have now been confirmed. Meanwhile, running against Kelly Dennis, winner of the Republican…