Groundwork laid at council meeting

By Sarah Pridgeon The Sundance City Council laid the groundwork for upcoming projects at this month’s regular meeting, including the final steps to completing the swimming pool and the first steps in constructing the transfer station. Mayor Brooks opened the…

Crook County schools outpace state reading average

By Sarah Pridgeon The students of Crook County’s schools achieved results that outstrip their counterparts all across Wyoming in this year’s Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) reading tests. While reading averages have increased as a whole, Sundance, Hulett and…

City seeking site for water tank relocation

The Cole Water tank atop a sliding Rattlesnake Hill just east of Sundance. (Jeff Moberg photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon The Cole Water Storage Tank, which has slowly been slipping downhill over the past few months, will be taken down at the end of September, says Public Works Director Larry Schommer. At present, however, no suitable alternative…

Which candidate for commissioner will get your vote?

By Sarah Pridgeon Three Republican candidates will run for the position of Crook County Commissioner at the upcoming primary election: Ted Davis of Sundance, Will West of Oshoto and incumbent Kelly Dennis. Dennis is seeking re-election for a second term,…

Air support curbs runaway wildfire

A Type I Helitak helicopter drops its 2000-gallon water load on the Ayers Fire on Saturday. (Wade Habeck photo)

By Katie Allen and Sarah Pridgeon Crook County’s volunteer firefighters were called away from the County Fair parade on Saturday to respond to a wildland fire on the Ayers ranch. As the fire began to head for an inaccessible area,…