Local News

Garbage district may solve landfill dilemma

By Sarah Pridgeon With the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality determined to close local landfills and replace them with cleaner, safer transfer stations, Crook County is facing a dilemma: where to haul its garbage. Putting an end to the contamination…

Veterans to be honored at dinner

Local veterans’ groups (American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and VFW) will honor local veterans at a Veterans Dinner to be held on Saturday, November 9 at 6 p.m. at the courthouse community room. The public is invited to this free,…

Strata project breaks ground

By Sarah Pridgeon Strata Energy broke ground last week on the Ross uranium project, located near Oshoto. Anticipating that the final license for the project will be issued shortly, pre-licensing construction is underway and production is expected in the second…

Teter named Peace Officer of the Year

The Wyoming Peace Officer Association (WPOA) has named Sundance Game Warden Chris Teter as the 2013 Peace Officer of the Year. The Peace Officer of the Year award is given to a peace officer who provides outstanding services to his…

Whalen calls for feedback on pipeline policy

By Sarah Pridgeon Commissioner Jeanne Whalen is calling for community feedback on the county’s proposed new policy for the installation of commercial pipelines near county roads. As the policy provides a framework that will protect the county’s resources and residents…

County discusses RER siting permit

By Sarah Pridgeon With Rare Element Resources set to initiate its industrial siting permit application concurrently with the FEMA process, Kimber Wichmann of the Department of Environmental Quality’s Industrial Siting Division was last week asked to outline the process for…

Elementary project wins national contest

By Sarah Pridgeon The sixth grade students of Sundance Elementary School are the proud winners of a national contest sponsored by 3M, the makers of Post-It Notes. The contest rewards creative use of sticky notes in a lesson plan and…

Cole Water Tank project delayed until spring

By Sarah Pridgeon Re-assembling the Cole Water Storage Tank in its new location is a project that must wait until spring, following advice from Tammy Reed of Trihydro at this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council. Just one…

“Mega storm” causes chaos

By Sarah Pridgeon One of the largest October blizzards on record caused chaos over the weekend, hitting the record books with the sheer volume of heavy snow that was dumped across Crook County and the surrounding region. The event has…