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Cook Lake reopens to visitors, temporarily

Dry, cold weather expected to lessen landslide risk   Access to Cook Lake is temporarily open for ice fishing and day use. If conditions allow, the Black Hills National Forest hopes it will remain open until April 1, though it…

Deferred sentence given in meth lab case

By Sarah Pridgeon   Justin Martens of Sundance has received a deferred judgment and five years of probation following felony charges involving clandestine laboratory operations, allegedly involving methamphetamine. The sentence recognizes that Martens has not previously been convicted of a…

Council looks to future

City ponders Government Valley Road issue, upcoming projects By Sarah Pridgeon   At this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, the focus was split between tough questions with no obvious answers and a desire to push the city…

Fire season underway?

Record temps, fierce winds fan flames near Hulett By Sarah Pridgeon   High temperatures, high winds and low humidity combined to start a 400-acre fire near Hulett over the weekend. The blaze ignited 15 miles north of town on Hwy…

Post Prom Party Organizers request help

Your help is needed to keep the celebrations going after prom on March 14. As in years past, parents and the community have teamed up to provide the students with a place to gather once prom comes to an end,…

USFS: RER permit process on the right track

Officials note timeline is as good as can be expected given complexity of proposal By Sarah Pridgeon   The Forest Service is in the process of updating its timeline for the NEPA permitting process for Rare Element Resources’ mining project,…

Chipping away

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(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Miss Miller’s team, including Taitlyn Bethea, Amanda Stugelmeyer, Tacey Martin, Hailey Potucek and Devon Pagan, begin the process of shaping their entry for the Sundance Winter Festival snow sculpture contest. They will compete against two other teams…

Freeze Your Fanny gains new host

  By Sarah Pridgeon   The annual Freeze Your Fanny event will take place on Super Bowl Sunday as always this year, with one important difference. Now that the EMT Association has disbanded, says Dione Moon, it will be hosted…

NEPA logjam forces RER to tighten belt

Cutbacks no cause for alarm, company says By Sarah Pridgeon   With the NEPA permitting process taking longer than expected, Rare Element Resources has announced that the anticipated start-up date for the Bear Lodge mining project has been pushed back…

Guilty plea entered in Aladdin altercation

  By Sarah Pridgeon   Richard Kirkpatrick of Aladdin has pled guilty in Circuit Court to one charge of reckless endangerment with a firearm following an incident during which shots were fired at his residence. Speaking at the time, previous…