Local News

Town ready to spread holiday cheer

By Sarah Pridgeon   Christmas will soon be upon us and the celebrations are underway in Sundance. From gift sales and carols to candy contests and parades, the month of December will be full of festive joy. The Festival of…

Hoax 911 calls tie up local lines

By Sarah Pridgeon Hoax 911 calls may seem like a harmless prank, but a rash of fake emergencies has tied up Sundance’s phone lines all too often in recent weeks. Local law enforcement has received multiple hoax calls, says Police…

Ways to cook this year’s Thanksgiving turkey

By Vicki Hayman – UW Extension As the holidays approach, some are wondering how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. Most people love turkey for Thanksgiving, but are getting bored with the same recipes. There are many ways to cook…

Ag land tax could see big hike

By Sarah Pridgeon Tax levels for agricultural lands are likely to increase significantly next spring, but taxpayers have an opportunity to control exactly how much, says County Assessor Lisa Fletcher. To finalize percentages, the Assessor’s Office is looking to gather…

Beetle battle shows gains

Cook Lake area shaking off infestation, says Weed & Pest By Sarah Pridgeon Fewer trees at Cook Lake are infested with mountain pine beetles this year than expected, said Bob Gilbert, Crook County Weed & Pest Supervisor, at the monthly…

RER touts positive pilot plant testing

By Sarah Pridgeon A successful pilot plant test program conducted in Canada has validated the benefits of Rare Element Resource’s innovative new processing technology, the company announced last week. “Our pilot plant testing was an unqualified success not only in…

Cole Tank problems may lead to water rate increase

By Sarah Pridgeon   Though funding has been secured to resituate the Cole Water Storage Tank, despite the Wyoming Water Development Commission’s insistence that someone should be held accountable for its failure, water rates for City of Sundance residents may…

County easements inch closer to resolution

By Sarah Pridgeon The County Commissioners have collected more easements in the process of vacating unused parts of Miller Creek and Bearlodge Road and re-establishing the road in its current position. Several private landowners remain undecided, however, and negotiations will…