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New businesses open their doors in Sundance

By Sarah Pridgeon Two new businesses have joined the ranks of the shopping opportunities in Sundance this week: one featuring work from a renowned local artist and the other offering flower arrangements and décor-themed gifts.   Speidel Gallery Renowned local…

Alpine meets equine

Sundance Winter Festival takes place this weekend By Sarah Pridgeon Sundance is gearing up for its second annual Winter Festival, a family friendly event that makes the most of the cold and snow as bar stool antics and horse-drawn skiers…

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A passing weather front and its powerful winds greeted participants in this year’s Freeze Your Fanny on Sunday, making sure the event lived up to its billing. Despite the often-times inhospitable weather, the event drew a large number of participants…

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School seeks funding for football field lighting Sundance’s schools are in search of assistance to finance lighting for the new football field and track and are including naming rights as a financing option. Lighting for the facility is not covered…

RER delists stocks from NYSE

Rare Element Resources has announced that it will voluntarily remove its shares from the New York Stock Exchange but will continue to trade through the OTC Pink Marketplace. The announcement falls on the heels of the company’s cost-cutting decisions to…

Pause and effect

(Jeff Moberg photo) Rare Element Resources has announced that permitting activities for their planned rare earth mine north of Sundance are on hold as they attempt to secure enough funding to move forward.

Financial constraints force Rare Element Resources to put hold on all permitting activities By Sarah Pridgeon Just a week after the Draft Environmental Impact Study was released for its planned rare earth mining project in the Bearlodge Mountains, Rare Element…

Snow on a roll

(Jeff Moberg photos) A relatively rare phenomenon near Reuter Campground on Tuesday, “snow rollers” are caused by a unique combination of snow, wind, temperature and moisture. They form when the snow is light but sticky and gravity  (or wind) takes…

Draft EIS released for Bearlodge Project

Public meetings set for next week to solicit feedback on rare earth mine requirements By Sarah Pridgeon The Draft Environmental Impact Study for Rare Element Resources’ proposed rare earth mining project was published on Friday in the Federal Register, kicking…

Elementary school given new purpose

By Sarah Pridgeon Superintendent Byron Stutzman and Trustee Ken Rathbun last week shared the Crook County School District’s new plans to relocate its administration into the elementary school once it is vacated. Though last year’s study into the future of…

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…