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Candy quest

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(Jeff Moberg photo) Reptiles and humans searched side-by-side on Saturday, hunting for their candy bounty during the annual Sundance Easter Egg Hunt. Sponsored by the Bearlodge Snowmobile Club and Laureate Tau, the event drew a good crowd of youngsters to…

Veterans assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout April. Brian Yeager is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits,…

Health Fair blood drawings begin soon

The Health Fair, sponsored by the Crook County Medical Services Districted, is scheduled for April 25 this year and, during late March and April, teams will be drawing blood for the various blood-based screenings. You and your healthcare provider will…

National Nine victory for Steele and Mann

By Sarah Pridgeon Header Trace Steele and heeler Tamara Mann walked away from the National Team Roping Tour’s National Nine Finale with the winning time earlier this month, beating 34 other teams to secure the $100,000 first prize. Down to…

Deer numbers on the rise

Public meetings planned to address management goals By Sarah Pridgeon Deer numbers in the Black Hills are picking up after hitting a low in 2012, according to Joe Sandrini, Biologist with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. Fawn production and…

Climbing routes temporarily closed to protect falcon

Park Managers temporarily closed several climbing routes on the west face and southwest shoulder of Devils Tower to protect nesting peregrine falcon and prairie falcon beginning March 15. Over one hundred and fifty climbing routes remain open. The temporary closure, established…

CCSD makes final decisions on Central Office options

By Sarah Pridgeon At Monday’s regular meeting of the Crook County School District Board of Trustees, three final choices for the future of Central Office were ranked in order of preference. Superintendent Byron Stutzman was directed to pursue the top…

Fire season still gearing up

By Sarah Pridgeon The total number of fires within Crook County this year has now risen to ten, according to Fire Warden Gari Gill. Three more incidents took place this week, thanks to the dry and hot conditions. The largest…

Breaking ground

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By Sarah Pridgeon With the students watching on, the Crook County School District held a ceremonial ground breaking last week on the new Sundance Elementary School. Surrounded by the activity that has already taken place on the site of the…