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Fire Warden heads for retirement

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Gari Gill announces he will be retiring as Crook County Fire Warden after 40 years of firefighting.

By Sarah Pridgeon Wherever there’s a fire, there is also a Gari Gill. For the last 40 years, the Fire Warden has dedicated his life to keeping the county safe from Mother Nature’s most destructive force. With surgery scheduled soon,…

Moving on

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Todd Fritz.

Todd Fritz retires from law enforcement after a quarter century with the Sundance Police Department By Sarah Pridgeon Every Halloween, there are knocks on the door all evening long at the Fritz household. But when Linda answers the door, she…

Council stands its ground

City enforces subdivision requirements, pauses landfill closure By Sarah Pridgeon Superintendent Byron Stutzman addressed the Sundance City Council at Monday night’s regular meeting to request a waiver on the city’s subdivision ordinance that would require the school district to extend…

Seasonal celebration

(Nancy Hawken photos) Despite a rain-soaked Saturday, those attending the second annual Pumpkin Fest were high and dry inside the big barn at the fairgrounds, where the event was moved. The move didn’t seem to have much of a negative…

Parade returns

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(Nancy Hawken photos) A little rain couldn’t keep the SHS loyal away Friday, as students, alumni and supporters hit the streets to show their school pride in the first homecoming parade to roll through town in a number of years.…

SD pursuit ends in gunfire

By Mark Watson Black Hills Pioneer   A Sundance, Wyo., man was shot and fatally wounded Wednesday morning during a foot pursuit with law enforcement in the Powder House Pass subdivision near the Mystic Miner Ski Resort south of Lead.…

Pond work

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Work on the Sundance Pond improvement project got underway this week with a pump down of water levels and the commencement of dredging operations. City officials predict the dredging operation will continue through mid-week followed by installation of poles for…

City at odds with school over fire protection

Entities share differing interpretations of fire protection requirements   By Sarah Pridgeon The Sundance City Council will continue on with plans to form a backbone for the city’s fire flow system despite apparently losing the support of the School Facilities…

Fat tires roll this weekend

Bearlodge Mountain Classic Sun., Sept. 20 By Sarah Pridgeon With the first color changes of fall comes an annual bike trail race that takes full advantage of the lush scenery along the local trails. The Bearlodge Mountain Classic will be…

Frothy Festival

Organizers pleased with Beerfest turnout The second annual Sundance Beerfest was hailed as an unbridled success this year with an estimated 1000+ people in attendance for the annual event. Given the number of people using the bouncy castles and participating…