Local News

Finding funds

Mayor sees “Robin Hood bill” as potential small-town lifeline By Sarah Pridgeon Governor Matt Mead last week released his proposed budget for the next biennium, including spending cuts for the year ahead. A shrinking budget for local government could spell…

Council considers fees and finances

By Sarah Pridgeon At this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, Council Member Sheryl Klocker gave an update on the activities of the Crook County Solid Waste Advisory Committee and its most recent meeting, which focused on the…

Give a little more this Christmas

The Sundance Community Christmas Basket tree at Sundance Dillon’s Hardware

By Sarah Pridgeon Christmas may be a time for showering your loved ones with gifts, but it’s also the season for spreading that holiday warmth further afield. If you’re looking for opportunities to share some Christmas spirit with the community…

In the driver’s seat

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Newly-appointed CCMSD Administrator Nathan Hough.

CCMSD introduces new CEO Nathan Hough By Sarah Pridgeon Just over a week after arriving in Crook County to take over as the permanent administrator for the hospital district, CEO Nathan Hough has already set the goal that he intends…

CHAMPIONS!

Patriot fans celebrate as the final seconds ticked off the clock.

Patriots 33 – Eagles 14   It was all about the 1A-11 man season in Laramie Saturday but it was the number ten that held the magic for the Patriots this season. It’s been exactly ten years since the towns…

Helping hands

Council of County Services makes changes to expand its services By Sarah Pridgeon The Council of County Services has made a milestone change to the way that it functions. No longer relying on a federal grant for funding means removing…

Patriots look to bring championship home

The Upton/Sundance Patriots kept up their winning ways Friday night and knocked off the Southeast Cyclones in the state football semi-finals. The win sends the boys to Laramie for the state championship this weekend.

  It’s been ten years since either Upton or Sundance both put a state championship football championship trophy in their respective cases. A decade later, both schools are on the edge of doing it again, this time as a combined…

Hospital awarded CT scanner grant

Crook County Medical Services District was last week announced as one of the 37 recipients of a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The trust is awarding almost $14 million over the next six months…

Whatever it takes to survive

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Sheriff Jeff Hodge addresses participants at the ALICE training on Thursday.

Sheriff’s Office introduces new training for civilians during violent workplace encounters By Sarah Pridgeon County officials and local business representatives gathered last week for a training program that aims to increase a person’s odds of survival in the event of…