Local News

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…

School board to change complaint policy

By Sarah Pridgeon Speaking at this month’s meeting of the Crook County School Board, Chairman Todd McInerney read a statement confirming that changes will be made to the process by which complaints can be brought before the board. “For the…

Primary Election

Polling area workers were ready for action as voters made their way to the polls around the state on Tuesday to cast their ballots in this year’s primary election. (Jeff Moberg photo)

In Crook County three Republican candidates were vying for the single seat nomination up for grabs on the board of the Crook County Commission. After the results were tallied, incumbent Commissioner Kelly Dennis appears to have held on for the…

Groundwork laid at council meeting

By Sarah Pridgeon The Sundance City Council laid the groundwork for upcoming projects at this month’s regular meeting, including the final steps to completing the swimming pool and the first steps in constructing the transfer station. Mayor Brooks opened the…

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,…