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Interstate chase leads to drug arrest

By Sarah Pridgeon Three people are facing felony charges of possession and intent to deliver a controlled substance after an incident during which a vehicle was pulled over for speeding and one of its occupants attempted to flee from law…

Noonan to head up Sundance Police

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Police Chief Marty Noonan receives his badge of office from his wife, Debbie, during Tuesday’s council meeting.

By Sarah Pridgeon Police Chief Marty Noonan may be a new face within the Sundance Police Department, but his career in law enforcement has touched the lives of this community for years. Before he accepted the role with the city,…

From the senate to the school house

(Jeff Moberg photo) Senator Barrasso answers a student’s question during an assembly Tuesday at the high school. The Senator was in Sundance as part of his tour of schools throughout the state this week.

U.S. Senator John Barrasso addresses SHS student body By Sarah Pridgeon U.S. Senator John Barrasso visited Sundance on Tuesday morning to answer questions from grades nine through eleven at the high school – the students he was not able to…

Belle Fourche man found dead near state line

A man from South Dakota who was celebrating New Year’s Eve in Beulah was later found dead by the side of Highway 14 just over the border in Lawrence County. Authorities report that foul play is not suspected in the…

A Look Ahead

By Sarah Pridgeon From new schools and flourishing county services to the financial effects of declining state revenue, 2016 is likely to be a time of change for the community of Crook County. What goals have our governments, districts and…

At a crossroads

Sundance City Council makes decisions on expenditures for 2016   By Sarah Pridgeon At a special meeting on Monday, the Sundance City Council pondered whether to add two projects aimed at improving fire flow to its list of project expenditures…

Strata mine enters production

Nuclear Regulatory Commission permit gives go-ahead for uranium extraction Strata Energy’s in-situ uranium recovery operations at Oshoto have now commenced, the company announced last week. The Ross ISR Project is located north of Moorcroft and received its official authorization to…

City utility rate increase announced

Base rate bump expected to help with upcoming expenses By Sarah Pridgeon Residents of the City of Sundance can expect a modest increase to their utility bills next year, a decision made by the council to ensure that the city…

Cookies with the Clauses

Kids and adults alike flocked to the fairgroun ds on Friday evening to enjoy a new addition to the festive calendar: Cookies with the Clauses. According to Fair Board Member Bob Burke, the event was the brainchild of fellow member…