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The Sundance Times

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Volume 131 Issue No.50

December 10, 2015

Finding funds

In Brief
seized outside

Mayor sees Robin Hood bill as

potential small-town lifeline
Governor Matt Mead last
week released his proposed
budget for the next biennium,
including spending cuts for the
year ahead. A shrinking budget for local government could
spell disaster for smaller communities, according to Mayor
Paul Brooks.
Keeping the budget for cities
and counties high enough to
be manageable during floor
debates at the upcoming Legislative Session could mean the
fight of our life, says the mayor,
but there is hope on the horizon
in the form of a Robin Hood
bill that would effectively take
from the richer communities to
prop up the poorer ones.

A Vermont man has been taken

into custody after crashing his
vehicle north of Sundance and
attempting to hide 40 pounds of
marijuana in a culvert before law
enforcement arrived.
According to Highway Patrol, the
crash occurred on November 28
at around 5 p.m. on U.S. Highway
212 near mile post 17, just south
of the Montana border. Conor
McNamara, age 27, left the
highway and crashed his 1997
Toyota 4Runner, sustaining only
minor injury.
During the investigation, a Wyoming State Trooper discovered
multiple bags of marijuana in a
nearby culvert. With the assistance of the Wyoming Division
of Criminal Investigation, McNamara was arrested and taken
to the Crook County Detention
Facility in Sundance.
McNamara was charged
with possession of a controlled
substance and possession of a
controlled substance with intent
to deliver. $2300 in cash was also
seized from the arrest.

Declining revenues

Wyoming gets
$242 million

Wyomings three representatives in Washington secured a

return of past and future abandoned mine land payments
owed to the state through the
recently passed transportation
funding bill. In the last multi-year
highway bill, a provision was
added that stripped hundreds
of millions of dollars from the
state, according to Representative Cynthia Lummis. This legislation, a team effort between
Lummis and U.S. Senators Mike
Enzi and John Barrasso, undoes
that, returning $242 million to
Wyoming immediately and
removing the payment cap to
ensure all future payments.
Governor Mead cautioned this
week that, until the states January revenue forecast is released,
it would be premature to look at
potential uses for the funds.

Sundance Fire Departments 1968 International/Howe brings up the rear of Fridays light
parade. For more photos of the event, see page 12.

Lighting up the town


Jeff Moberg photos

Hopeful revellers gathered at the Longhorn Friday evening for the first of three drawings
in the Chamber of Commerces annual Shopping Spree raffle. Fifty names were pulled
off the board during the nights event with prizes going to each of those who were present. Fifty more will be removed this Friday and a grand prize, $1000 winner will be picked
during the final drawing on Friday, December 18.

According to the governor,

state revenue projections have
decreased due to the falling
prices of oil and natural gas
and the regulatory difficulties
faced by the coal industry. The
shortfall for 2016 is around
$159 million.
With the slump in the energy sector, the revenue decline
comes as no surprise, says
Governor Mead. We have prepared well for this situation, and
Wyoming has benefitted from a
conservative fiscal policy.
Governor Mead asked state
agencies to prioritize their budgets and limit exception requests for urgent needs and
special projects and identified
unspent appropriations for
projects where funds are not
immediately necessary and
set them aside. By doing this,
he announced last week that
he has balanced the budget
without drawing money from

The governor proposes borrowing from the rainy day account, which stands at around
$1.8 billion, to weather the
energy downturn. He also recommends expanding Medicaid
to help currently uninsured
citizens and reduce the Department of Health budget.
The governors proposal will be
handed to the states legislators
for debate during the upcoming

Across the board

Mayor Brooks, along with representatives from the Wyoming

Association of Municipalities
and the Wyoming Commissioners Association, met with
the governor before his budget
proposal was announced and
was told that he intended to cut
city and county budgets down
to $38 million.
The data sees a 58 percent
decrease in revenues, which
means the state applied a 58
percent across-the-board cut
on everybody. This took cities
and counties, local government
financefrom $88 million a
year to $38 million if we got
the standard line item, Brooks
We told him that the number
was disastrous I truly believe
that towns under 1000 would
According to the mayor, the
request was made that the
governor increase this number
to $101 million.
We said we wanted $101
million, and that would hold us
whole, he says.
Its also hoped, he continues,
See Money: page 6

Council considers
fees and finances
At this months regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, Council Member Sheryl
Klocker gave an update on the
activities of the Crook County
Solid Waste Advisory Committee and its most recent meeting,
which focused on the specifics
of drawing up a joint powers
According to Klocker, County
Attorney Joe Baron explained
that this could later evolve into
a solid waste district, if needed.
The board is necessary due to
the legalities of securing a grant
for a feasibility study, which
requires a legal entity.
The question is being investigated as to whether Moorcroft
would allow the joint powers
board to take over operation
of its landfill, said Klocker,
although neither Hulett nor
Moorcroft were represented at
the meeting. Also discussed

was the idea of user fees for

dumpsters rather than a tax for
everyone in the county to fund
the landfill.
Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz
also noted that two bills are expected to go through the legislature that could help with landfill
closure: House Bills 5 and 152.
Both facilitate complete funding
from the state for closure, with
the second concentrating on
populations under 4000.
It may be tough to pass them
during a budget session, which
requires a 66 percent vote, but
either could help the city, she
The council discussed a situation with the county fairgrounds
in which the latters bill temporarily but significantly increased
for unknown reasons, causing it
to be upgraded from a residential to a commercial property.
See Council: page 4

Cook Lake meeting expected in the new year

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District Ranger Steve Kozel
updated the County Commissioners last week on the Forest
Services current projects, notably ongoing work to understand
exactly how much of a landslide
danger exists at the popular
Cook Lake recreation facility.
According to Kozel, the Colorado School of Mines is preparing to wrap up the study
it performed over the summer
months to investigate the slide
The Colorado School of
Mines, after we sent down the

additional data, have to go back

and revise the report based on
that data, said Kozel.
Theyre anticipating getting
that report done here end of
December, beginning of January.
Once the report is completed,
he continued, it will be handed
back to the Forest Service for
an internal review. This will be
followed by a public meeting
to share the information and
answer any questions about
the situation.
Commissioner Jeanne Whalen
questioned the value of public


input at this point and asked

whether it will impact any
decisions the Forest Service
ultimately makes regarding the
Were going to present the
information as we know it at
that date and what the status
is. No decisions have been
made on what to do with that
facility yet, were waiting on this
information, responded Kozel,
explaining that the meeting will
be held in the name of transparency.
Kozel added that he doubts a
full analysis of options will be

ready in time for January due

to the additional projects that
the Forest Service is working on
at present.
Its going to inform the basis
of our decision, he said of the
report itself.
[The meeting is] to give the
public what we know as soon
as we have it and present it to
them. I dont know that well be
at the place and time to do any
decision making.
Meanwhile, said Kozel, the
Forest Service has a number
of other projects on its plate,
including road easements for

the county on roads that pass

through its lands.
There were some cultural
resource issues there that
we want to work through to
address protection of those
resources, said Kozel, stating
that these would be addressed
in an upcoming meeting.
At the same time, pile burning
has begun to take place just
across the border in Weston
Its been very limited for us
because our smoke dispersal
See Update: page 14



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Thursday, December 10, 2015


Patsy L. Crosby

Sandra Ann Johnston

A celebration of the life of Patsy L. Crosby, 71, who passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015, was
held Friday, October 30 with Pastor Daniel Daum officiating. Organist was Shirley Johnson. Honorary urn bearers were Gary Crosby, Luann Crosby, Scott Crosby, Taylor Greany, Hunter Crosby and
Matt Bishop. Cremation has taken place and her ashes were laid to rest at the Platte City Cemetery.

Sandra Ann Johnston, 85, of Spearfish, South Dakota, died

December 2, 2015, at her home with family beside her.
Sandy was born in Sundance, Wyoming, on August 13,
1930, to the late Earl and Lily (Nelson) Kipp. She shared her
youth with 11 siblings, and graduated from Sundance High
School. She enjoyed piano lessons, ice skating at the park
across from her home, decorating oats for the local parade,
and writing poetry. Sandy worked at her fathers movie theater
in Sundance, where she sold tickets and created impromptu
movie posters on the occasion the reels came in without advertising. She also worked at the drugstore, bank, and was
employed by the United States Post Office for 17 years in
Sundance and later Spearfish. Sandy attended Black Hills
State College for two years pursuing a teaching degree.
Sandy married Jack Kobbe in Casper, Wyoming, in July
1960. They had a daughter, Molly and lived in Powell, Wyoming. After their divorce, Sandy married William Johnston.
They had a daughter, Rebecca, and lived in Casper, Rapid
City, South Dakota, and Spearfish. Sandy was a partner
and office manager at Bickles Truck and Diesel Service in
Spearfish for many years. She loved children and always said
they should come first. Sandy was known by close family to
buy Christmas presents for her employees children, donate
tickets to the Shrine Circus to local schools, and buy groceries and offer employment for those in need. She enjoyed
spending time with those she loved. She lived in her home
in Spearfish with her granddaughter, Shelby (Charles) Cook
and family who cared for her.
Sandy is survived by a brother, Mike Kipp, of Washington;
sister, Tobylea Petera, of California; daughters, Molly (Steve)
Horner of Spearfish and Rebecca (Chad) Dodds of Rapid City;
grandchildren, Bryan Beaudoin (Charleen Wilson), Shelby
(Charles) Cook, Matthew (Ashley) Beaudoin, Taylor Murray,
Lily Dodds, Carly Dodds, and Grace Dodds; great-grandchildren, Cory, Bailey, Kailynn, Abby, Izak, Austin, Isabel, and
Lainey; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces
and nephews whom she loved dearly. Sandy was preceded
in death by her parents; siblings, Patricia Crawford, Colleen
Marlott, Margaret Reimer, Iris Rook, Earleen Manning, Clinton Kipp, Wayne Kipp, Adrian Kipp and Eugene Kipp.
Funeral services were Monday, December 7 at Fidler-Isburg
Funeral Chapel in Spearfish with burial to follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Sundance. Sundance Senior Citizens Center
will host friends and family afterwards. A memorial has been
established to benefit Hospice of the Northern Hills.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral
Chapels and Crematory Service of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.

Patsy Leota (Morris) Crosby was born on April 2, 1944, to Leo and Elvera (Chatfield) Morris in
Belle Fourche, South Dakota. She graduated from High School in Buffalo, Wyoming. Patsy had
a passion for cooking and saved every recipe that sounded interesting. She loved to collect cook
books and enjoyed baking and canning. Patsy had many friends and she never met a stranger.
She will be missed by many, especially her family.
Grateful for having shared in Patsys life: her mother, Elvera B. Morris of Buffalo; her husband
of 48 years, Lee Crosby of Platte; son, Gary (Holly) Crosby of Pierre, South Dakota, daughter,
Lynn (Matt) Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota and son, Scott (Nellie) Crosby of Platte; grandchildren, Taylor and Hunter; step grandchildren, Lindsay and Kellen. Also surviving Patsy are:
Sharon Crosby (Dale), Lyle Crosby, Rhonda Crosby (Gene), Wayne and Anita Crosby, Russ Van
Voorst (Myrna), Ron and Lois Smook, Rudy and Glenda Nielson, Dave and Willy Rolston; along
with many nieces and nephews. Crook County relatives are Uncle Ed (Chipper) Chatfield; cousins, Eva (Elvin) Rush, Cheryl Wales, Ed R. Chatfield, Joy Morris and Ellen (Gene) Griffis.
Patsy is preceded in death by: her father, Leo Morris; mother and father-in-law, Ralph and
Hazel Crosby; brother-in-law, Dale; sister-in-law, Myrna; and brother-in-law, Gene; as well as
many other friends and family.
Memorials in Patsys honor may be directed to: Platte Care Center Avera, PO Box 200, Platte,
SD 57369.

Expert Cancer Care

Without the Travel


Campbell County Health oncologist Dr. Keith Mills doesnt want his
new and current patients to have to travel while feeling sick. Thats why
he comes to you.

Thursday, December 17
What: New and follow-up oncology appointments
When: Third Thursday of each month
Where: Weston County Health Services, Newcastle, 9:00 a.m. noon
Crook County Medical Services, Sundance, 1:00 5:00 p.m.
For appointments, call the CCH Heptner Cancer Center at 307-688-1903.

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Cards of
Our Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for the support, donations and kindness that they have shown for all the
animals. We wouldnt be able to save so many animals
without your support! Merry Christmas and Happy New
Bear Paw Kennel & Shelter

Our Thanks

Thank you from the US Patriot Football team and

We would like to thank all the people and organizations that helped make this years Patriot football season
a memorable one, and want to take the opportunity to
say thank you! We would like to especially thank these
organizations and individuals for their personal touches
they added to top off a great season.
Thanks to Crook County Family Violence for providing
snacks for the Patriot team during the playoffs and to
the Sundance and Upton Booster Clubs for their support throughout the season. Thanks to Mr. Kahler for
his special gift to all the kids at state football. A special
thanks to Keith Haiar and Josie Pearson, and Sundance
Booster Club for their donation of money at state to help
provide a nice meal for the team and coaches.
We greatly appreciate the escort home and send-offs
for the team during the play-offs and state championship provide by the Upton Fire and Police Departments,
Sundance Fire and Police Departments, Crook County
Sheriffs Department, Sundance EMS and Wyoming
Highway Patrol Department, who created a memorable
experience, that will be imprinted in the minds of the
players and coaches for a lifetime.
Thanks to all the Patriot parents and fans for their
dedication to traveling for all the games in Upton and
away and making one of the most amazing sights as a
player and coach to see all the red, white and blue filling
the stands at War Memorial Stadium!
Thanks from the US Patriot football team and coaches.

Church (SBC)

10th and Cleveland,

Minister Mel Miller; Sunday
Worship - 11 a.m., Fellowship - 10:30 a.m., Sunday
School - 9:30 a.m.

Chapel of Faith

116 S. 3rd, Pastor Dave

Jagemann, Chapeloffaith.
org, Non Denominational Simply teaching the Bible,
verse by verse. Sunday
School - 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday Royal
Rangers and MPact: Girls after school, Dinner - 5:306:30, Boys - 6:30-8 p.m.

Sundance United
methodist Church

306 Ryan Street, 283-1954,

Pastor Thomas A. Beam;
Adult Sunday School - 9:15
a.m., Sunday Worship - 10:30
a.m., Childrens Church during Worship; Monday VBS
- 3:20-5:15 p.m.; Handicap
parking and stairlift

mt. Calvary
Lutheran Church

4th and Ryan, Pastor Norman Wacker, 281-2622;

Sunday Worship Service - 9
Sunday School - 10 a.m.

Church of the Good

Shepherd -episcopal
602 Main, Rev. JoAnne
Moore-Priest; Rev. Steve
Christy-Priest; Holy Eucharist
- 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays
of each month - 9:30 a.m.;
Morning prayer - 3rd and
5th Sundays of each month
- 9:30 a.m.

Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day
Lee Street; Sacrament
Meeting - 9 a.m.,
Sunday School - 10 a.m.,
Priesthood Meeting and
Relief Society - 11 a.m.

St. Pauls
Catholic Church

805 Oak, Sundance, Father Killian Muli; Thursdays:

Confessions - 5:30-6:15 p.m.;
Fridays: Adoration and
Benediction followed by
Mass - 7 a.m.; Sunday Mass
- 9:30 a.m.

oshoto Community
Bible Church

1 mile east of Oshoto on

Cabin Creek Rd., Pastor Eric
Spain, 756-2348; Sunday
School - 9:30 a.m., Worship
Service - 10:30 a.m.

Calvary Temple
Assembly of God

240 W. Hwy. 14, Spearfish,

(605) 642-3844, Pastor Mark
Chaplin; Sundays: 9 a.m.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.
Worship Service; Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Adult/Children/Youth Services

Church of Christ
369 W. Highway 14;
Bible Study - 10 a.m.,
Worship - 11 a.m.

Gateway Baptist

6 Antelope Lane, off Frontage Road East, John Burns,

Pastor, Phone: 283-1756,
com,; Sunday
School - 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Evening - 6 p.m.;
Wednesday Bible Study and
prayer - 6:30 p.m.
Handicap parking available
with easy access.
Nursery available.

Countryside Church

625 Woodland Drive,

Spearfish, (605) 642-0585:
Saturday - 6 p.m., Sunday 9 and 10:40 a.m.

mountain View
Baptist Church

Exit 12, Spearfish,

(605) 642-4036,,;
Adult Sunday
School - 9 a.m.,
Worship - 10:30 a.m.

Hope Lutheran
Wisconsin Synod

9135 34th St., Spearfish,

(605) 722-3857, Pastor Mark
Schutz; Sunday Morning
Worship - 9 a.m., Sunday
School - 10:15 a.m.

Vineyard Christian
Fellowship Church

3 Industrial Drive, Pine Haven, (307) 756-3211, Pastor

Duke Tabor; Sunday Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m.;
Wednesday Kinship Groups
- Call for info.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

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notifying the public of upcoming
events. Please confine to basic information (name of event/meeting, day, date, time, place).

Crook County
Republican Women
Chili Dinner

Thurs., Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m., SSB

Meeting Room at Sundance
Post Office

Sundance Food

Open Mon., Dec. 14 and

Mon., Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Crook County
museum Foundation

Mon., Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m., 1875

Gallery Conference Room

Bearlodge Car Club

Mon., Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Wild

West Espresso

Crook County Senior

Services inc. Board

Tues., Dec. 15, 1 p.m., SSB

Meeting Room at Sundance
Post Office

Sundance State Bank
Senior Angel Tree

Gifts due by Tues., Dec. 15

Pick up ornaments from the
tree at Sundance State Bank
(gift ideas are printed on
each ornament). Purchase
the gift listed, bring the ornament and gift back to the
bank and put them under
the tree. If you have questions, call Bonnie at CCMSD
Long Term Care on 283-3501,
extension 261.

Sundance Area
Chamber of

Tues., Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., SSB

Meeting Room at Sundance
Post Office

Sundance Rod and

Gun Club Horn night
Tues., Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Fairgrounds

SHS Band Collecting

Aluminum Cans

Can be placed in the trailer

by the car wash. NO BOTTLES,


Every Monday at 1 p.m., Sundance Assisted Care Center

Bearlodge Yoga Club

Mon., Wed. evenings, 5-6:30

p.m., Church of Christ Questions, call Doreen, 281-0317.
All welcome.


Every Tuesday and Thursday,

8 p.m., Senior Citizens Center


Every Tuesday and Thursday,

8 p.m., Senior Citizens Center

morning Glories
Weight Loss Group

Every Thursday, 9 a.m. weighin, 9:30 meeting For more

information call Mona at

Veterans outreach &

Advocacy Program
Available to veterans and
their families. Call 307-6303230.

Dec. 14 Pork wings, baked
squash, tossed vegetable
salad, wheat roll, fruit pizza,
pineapple orange juice
Dec. 15 Oven fried chicken,
mashed potatoes with gravy,
pacific blend vegetables,
mandarin oranges, gingerbread cake
Dec. 16 French dip sandwich with Au Jus, tri colored
potatoes, broccoli craisin
salad, peaches
Dec. 17 Herb roast pork,
mashed potatoes with gravy,
Scandinavian blend vegetables, creamy coleslaw,
chunky applesauce, cinnamon coffee cake
Dec. 18 Sloppy Joe, sweet
potato puffs, marinated vegetable salad, pears, peaches
n cream bar

Devils Tower to host

Winter Bird Count

Devils Tower National Monument will host a Winter Bird

Count on Friday, December
18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All
levels of birding experience are
welcome, and participants do
not need to come for the entire
day. The bird count will help
us gather information on the
winter bird species of Devils
Tower, and will be a great opportunity for bird enthusiasts

and families to visit the park

during this quiet and beautiful
season, said Superintendent
Tim Reid.
Individuals interested in
signing up should contact Amy
Hammesfahr at 467-5283 ext.
221, or e-mail her at Amy_ Please
indicate the times you are
available, and your level of
birding experience, when you

115 Years Ago, December 7, 1900

John Pearson of the Ogden-Frank Mercantile company has been confined to his room for a few days
with an attack of quinsy.
Albert Hoge has already delivered some of the finest ice ever put up in Sundance. Ice eight inches thick
at this time of the year in Crook county is a little out
of the usual order of things.
Concerning Loose Stock Notice is hereby given that
from and after the date hereof the city ordinance prohibiting the running at large of livestock within the
corporate limits of Sundance will be strictly enforced
and all owners of such property will please govern
themselves accordingly. By order of the city council
E.L. Jordan, City Marshal.
Two cases of genuine black diphtheria have appeared on Salt creek near Cambria. The six-year-old
daughter of George Getchell died from the effects
of the dread disease after an illness of six days. The
case was a very severe one but was apparently yielding to treatment, the throat having become clear of
diphtheritic membrane when death occurred from
heart failure, a result of ravages of the disease. Dr.
Horton of Newcastle was in attendance continually
and everything which medical skill and sanitary precautionary measures can accomplish to prevent a
spread of the disease is being done.
A liberal reward will be paid for the recovery of a
dark calf-skin overcoat with beaver collar, left side
and edge of which is slightly mutilated by mice; armpits covered with cloth; pair of mittens and a handkerchief in pockets; lost between Beulah and C.H.
Crenshaws ranch. The finder will please notify Arthur Hulburt, Inyan Kara, Wyo., and receive a liberal

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50 Years Ago, December 16, 1965

Christmas activities of the Sundance Commercial

Club will reach their peak next week with the childrens Christmas program Dec. 24 and the home
lighting contest Christmas Eve.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Proctor area the parents of a
boy born at the Belle Fourche hospital. He has been
named Mickel Frank.

25 Years Ago, December 6, 1990

Jeanne Rogers and Jason Kearns will represent

Crook County in state competition after the countys
Beef Cook-Off sponsored by Crook County Cattle75 Years Ago, December 5, 1940
Leon Everett Ewalt, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Women was held here Sunday.

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Crook County Museum Happenings

Our Christmas open house
at the Crook County Museum
was a success but if you missed
the decorated exhibits the museum will be open during normal business hours until December 23 so come on down
and see how some of our local businesses and volunteers
have decorated the exhibits to
celebrate this holiday season.
The winner of the candy contest was Penny Clark with her
English toffee, the prize for first
place is a snowman cookie jar.
If you missed the tour of historical trees in Old Stoney at
the light parade I will have the
tour available for a $5 donation
on Friday the 11th and Friday
the 18th of December from
4:30 to 6 p.m. There are eight
trees depicted in eight different
decades it is quite a sight. The
donation goes toward the renovation of Old Stoney.
We are also accepting donations for the windows of Old
Stoney, for a $3000 donation

you can have your family, loved formation on the windows you
ones, or your graduation class can contact us at 283-3667 or
remembered with an engraving 283- 3666.
Submitted by Rocky Courchaine
on the window. For more in-

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Dave Ewalt, was removed from the jail to the hospital this week ill with bronchitis. The child, who is
three weeks old, had been in the jail with his mother, who was returned there several days ago at her
own request. Mr. and Mrs. Ewalt and her brother are
awaiting trial on charges of stealing sheep.
Mrs. Marie Beltz, middle-aged woman, her 24-year
old husband, Henry Beltz and Raymond Eastwood,
32 all of the Carlile vicinity, were jailed Monday on
two counts. The two men pled guilty in preliminary
hearings to feloniously entering the N.J. Erland barn
and stealing a harness and saddle and to the theft
of 24 head of hogs on November 15 from Ed Thorn.
Mrs. Beltz will be tried Friday before Judge Ilsley.
She is the mother of grown children and Henry Beltz
is her fifth husband. Additional charges may be
brought against the trio it was learned when a butchered Hereford found near the house was identified as
one belonging to Erland also. The hide was plainly
marked with the Erland brand. The horns were also
marked and it was one of his registered animals.
The saddle and harness were recovered in Campbell
county, Sheriff Blakeman said. The hogs were sold
to many individuals.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Landowners request road vacation

A group of landowners petitioned the County Commissioners last week to vacate a portion of County Road 57, otherwise
known as Mason Creek Rd. The road lies south of Sundance off
Highway 116.
The petition was submitted by Jim Statham of J&D Statham
Real Estate LLC along with signatures from several local landowners who consent to the road being vacated. Eric Nies of Hood
& Nies Attorneys presented the case on behalf of Statham.
What he has found is that there are people who are driving
through and are trespassing and so on, so he and his neighborshave all talked about vacating the road and turning it
into a private road, said Nies.
County Attorney Joe Baron, however, suggested that there
may be an issue with the road touching Bureau of Land Management ground and potentially providing access to it.

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There is also a second road nearby that is no longer visible

on the ground, but appears on the countys easement list,
he said. This second thoroughfare bears the name Seaback
It would be expedient to vacate both at the same time, said
Baron. He outlined the next steps for the vacation process,
which include a title search, advertising and notification for
all landowners, easement holders, power and phone companies and others with an interest in the surrounding land.
This is not a simple thing because its very lengthy, he
The County Commissioners stressed that the issue of
whether the road touches BLM property will need to be resolved. A motion to accept the petition to vacate was passed,
with Nies agreeing to investigate the question and to prepare a second petition to vacate Seaback Rd.

This Week at Your Library

If you are interested in making a Christmas donation to the library, we have a
wish tree set up at the circulation desk.
The ornaments on the tree have titles on
them that we would appreciate your help
in purchasing for the library.
Library Programming: STORYTIME for
toddlers and preschoolers Wednesdays at
10:30 a.m. Stories and fun with Decembers themes of Food Fun, Bedtime
(wear your pajamas), and Christmas.
There will not be Storytime on December
23 or December 30. BOREDOM BUSTER
FAMILY CRAFT DAY, December 29th, all
day. Activities and crafts for the whole
family. LUNCH BUNCH BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets every third Thursday
at 11 a.m. in the library Wyoming Room.
For December the group is reading Wyoming author Barbara Grahams Quilted
Mysteries. Books are available for checkout at the library. The Lunch Bunch is
in search of new members, contact the
library if interested. FEEDER READERS
DISCUSSION GROUP usually meets every
fourth Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. in the library
meeting room. Their next meeting is in
January and they will be discussing The
Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan. Books
are available for checkout at the library.
CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD usually meets every first Thursday after the first
Tuesday of each month (the date is subject to change). Location rotates between
the libraries in Sundance, Moorcroft, and
Hulett. Meetings are open to the public.
The next meeting is Thursday, January
7 at 1 p.m. in Hulett. CROOK COUNTY
meets every third Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Location rotates among the three libraries.
The next meeting is Thursday, December
17 in Moorcroft. SUNDANCE FRIENDS OF
THE LIBRARY usually meets every second
Tuesday, September through May, at 11
a.m. in the library meeting room. Major
projects include the annual book sale,
Valentines bake sale, and Open House


luncheon. Always on the lookout for new

members. The next meeting is January 4.
New Fiction: FINDING HOME by Emily
Thomas. Anne is asked to help her friend
Alex determine who is stealing from a
bank account in his dead sisters name.
Anne learns that her Aunt Edie was working to adopt a child of her own. But where
is he now? THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir.
When a dust storm forces his crew to
evacuate while thinking him dead, astronaut Mark Watney finds himself stranded
on Mars, completely alone. Armed with
nothing but his ingenuity, his engineering skills, and his gallows sense of humor, he embarks on a quest to stay alive.
Lonely Charles Latterly arrives at his
small hotel on the Mediterranean island
of Stromboli hoping that the islands blue
skies and gentle breezes will brighten his
spirits. Unfortunately, theres no holiday cheer to be found among his fellow
by Peter Brandvold. When Doctor Clyde
Evans is kidnapped from his home in the
middle of the night to tend a wounded
outlaw, Sheriff Ben Stillmans problems
are only just beginning. He springs the
doctor, shoots the outlaws, and confiscates the bank loot. BUELL: JOURNEY
Swenson. Young Buell Mace, on the run
again, leaves Fort Laramie and the only
person he ever trusted. He crosses paths
with grizzled prospector Arley Hill, whos
on his way to the gold fields of Idaho Territory, and joins him.
New DVDs: OWL POWER. Bird trainers
Lloyd and Rose Buck and their very special family of owls, eagles, acons, geese,
pigeons, and two newly-hatched barn
owls provide a rare opportunity to learn
more about these unique birds. WHERE
THE WILD THINGS ARE. Feeling misunderstood at home and at school, mischievous Max escapes to the land of the
Wild Things. They allow Max to become
their leader, and he promises to create a

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The Crook County Fair Board would like to be returned to residential.

The council heard that an unnamed representative from the
fairgrounds implied that the city should allow the residential rate
on the basis that the electricity to the small bathroom, which belongs to the city, is paid for by the fairgrounds.
They truly, in my opinion, are commercial, said Mayor Paul
The council echoed his opinion and voted to maintain
Auditor Paul Stille from Leo Riley & Co provided an overview of
the citys audit, including praise for the conscientiousness of the
Clerks Office. Mayor Paul Brooks commented that the city has
improved its procedures dramatically since it began to pursue
grant funding.
The council passed a motion to increase base usage fees for
city utilities and increase commercial recycling to $6 to match
what the city is being charged. The mayor commended Helen
Engelhaupt for her hours of number crunching to make them
The Clerks Office is now in the process of creating the new rate
sheets to present to the public.
According to Brooks, at a recent government issues meeting
of officials from around the county, Mayor Steve Sproul shared
that Moorcroft is sitting on over $300,000 in consensus money.
Our bylaws do not have a provision to take it back. We are
talking about potentially changing the bylaws so that, if they
dont use that money, somebody else in the county gets it,
Brooks said.
The other municipalities, he said, do not know whether Moorcroft will be able to make the match to actually use the consensus money.

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kingdom where everyone will be happy.

However, Max soon finds that being king
is not easy and that, even being with the
Wild Things, there is something missing.
New Young Adult Fiction: PAPER
HEARTS by Meg Wiviot. Making a birthday card is an act punishable by death in
Auschwitz, but that is what Zlatka does
for her best friend, Fania, in 1944. A novel based on a true story. DAWN OF THE
Erin Hunter. When Slash kidnaps Star
Flower, Clear Sky and the five camps of
forest cats must work together if their
new way of life is to survive.
New Junior Fiction: THE ENCHANTED
Bruce Coville. What happens when a
Brownie (with a bit of a temper problem)
leaves the Enchanted Realm and moves
in with a modern family?
New Easy Readers: I CAN READ! VEGGIE TALES by Karen Poth. The Veggies
learn important lessons about responsibility, sharing, hard work, and more
in the following six books: ALL IS FAIR
New Picture Books: YOURE A CRAB! A
MOODY DAY BOOK by Jenny Whitehead.
Little crab is in a bad mood, but mama
crab reassures him that everyone feels a
bit crabby at times, and that when his
mood changes, they will have all kinds
HOME by Drew Daywalt and illustrated
by Oliver Jeffers. One day, Duncan is
happily coloring with his crayons when a
stack of postcards arrives in the mail from
all of his long-lost crayons, and they all
want to come home! TOYS MEET SNOW
by Emily Jenkins and Paul O. Zelinsky. A
curious stuffed buffalo, a sensitive plush
stingray, and a book-loving rubber ball
go out into the snow for a wintertime adventure!

If that money doesnt get used, at some point the state takes
it back. We want it kept in Crook County, said Brooks.
A follow-up meeting will take place in March, according to the
If they havent made a move by then, we are going to attempt
to take that $300,000 and divide it between Hulett, Sundance
and Pine Haven.
The mayor pointed out that the City of Sundance will also need
to make sure its own consensus money, earmarked for walking
paths, has been allocated. This has been on hold awaiting a
final decision on the location of the new football field.
Linda Tokarczyk gave a presentation about the Wyoming
Business Alliance, to which the city has been offered membership. At last months meeting, the council felt that it did not
have sufficient information to make a decision.
Tokarczyk spoke about the organizations goal to connect business owners in order to promote economic growth
across the state. Its objectives include business sustainment and growth, recognizing and supporting diverse business interest and public services to ensure quality of life.
Among its accomplishments are assisting in the formation of
the Wyoming Business Council and founding the Hathaway
project. Its most recent effort was the recent Tour 23 meetings in every county across the state, attracting 852 attendees.
Tokarczyk also updated the council on Rare Element Resources, sharing that the majority of the employees in Wyoming have
been converted to contract and assets are being consolidated
due to the uncertainty surrounding the permit process.
Karla Greaser of Trihydro provided an update on current projects, presenting a final change order as a clean-up item at the
end of the TUURA Park and 21st Street projects and telling the
council that the project to upsize PRV valves in the water system has been recommended for funding.
She also revisited the suggestion to adopt a formal fire ow
requirement, introducing a code meant specifically for rural
communities that determines ow according to size, occupancy
and construction of a building.
Using these requirements, she said, would calculate out to a
fire ow requirement of 500 gallons per minute for an average
building in town, up to 1000 for some of the larger ones. The
mayor requested dialogue on whether a higher ow would be a
good idea for future development, preparing the system for the
Dan Mummert of Trihydro commented that a system
development fee is usually added to the tap fee to cover the long term costs of that new demand on the system. The council directed Greaser and Public Works Director Mac Erickson to move ahead with developing a fire
ow requirement that can be drafted into an ordinance.
The next regular meeting of the Sundance City Council will
take place on January 5.


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Senator ogden Driskill
PO Box 155,
Devils Tower WY 82714
Cell: 307-680-5555

Tyler Lindholm

Home: 307-468-2121
Cell: 307-282-0968

Governor matt mead

State Capitol,
200 W 24th St,
Cheyenne WY 82002-0010
Phone: 307-777-7434,
Fax: 307-632-3909

US Senator John Barrasso

Washington, DC Office: 307
Dirksen Senate Office Building,
Washington DC 20510
Main: 202-224-6441,
Fax: 202-224-1724
Toll Free: 866-235-9553
Sheridan Office:
2 N Main St Ste 206,
Sheridan WY 82801
Main: 307-672-6456

US Senator mike enzi

Washington DC Office: 379A

Senate Russell Office Building,
Washington DC 20510
Main: 202-224-3424,
Fax: 202-228-0359
Toll Free: 888-250-1879
Gillette Office:
400 S Kendrick Ave Ste 303,
Gillette WY 82716
Main: 307-682-6268,
Fax: 307-682-6501

US Representative
Cynthia Lummis

Washington DC Office:
113 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2311,
Toll Free: 888-879-3599
Fax: 202-225-3057
Sheridan Office:
45 E Loucks Ste 300F,
Sheridan WY 82801
Phone: 307-673-4608,
Fax: 307-673-4982

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According to my husband, winter in Wyoming

I had no towing equipment. I didnt have the
begins the moment that I up-end my vehicle sort of vehicle that would be much use when
in a ditch with a urry of snow chunks in my paired with towing equipment. And even if
wake. In other words, I am Crook Countys very I had both of those things available to me, I
own anti-groundhog.
dont know how to tow.
But while I cannot deny that my progress toI was fairly sure its more of a complicated
wards comfortable behind the wheel is a slow endeavor than just pressing down on the acevolution every winter, something has finally celerator pedal thats the sort of assumption
happened to break the cycle.
that gets me into mischief. I elected not to sugThis year, I am not the first member of my gest it.
family to find themselves beaten by the ice. I
Instead, I parked up appropriately at the stop
wont name names, for my personal safety, but sign, climbed gingerly out of my vehicle and
a certain gentleman who shares my surname padded across the snow towards the mishap.
has finally stolen my crown.
Hello. Youre in a ditch, I said, helpfully.
Unfortunately, it was but a momentary victoYes, I do appear to be, dont I? he replied,
ry, for reasons I shall
as he climbed out of a
explain in a moment.
door that had transThis tale begins on
formed into a sunroof.
Tuesday evening, as
We stared at each
I left the house to atother for an elongated
tend the December
moment as I waited
city council meeting.
for some sort of direcnotes from an Uprooted
I made my usual slow
tion and allowed him
and stately way down
to arrive at the unthe drive, peering over
derstanding that literBY SARAH PRiDGeon
the steering wheel for
ally anyone else in the
signs of aggressive
world would have been
snow, when I noticed another vehicle coming a better back end for the convoy.
down the hill.
Well, it was good seeing you, he finally
I recognized it instantly it belonged to my said.
anonymous relative. Oh how nice, I thought to
I shifted from foot to foot as I pondered
myself, a Pridgeon convoy down to town.
whether there was anything of value I could
Unsurprisingly, he was traveling rather faster do before I abandoned him. By now, we had
than I was its rare that I exceed 10 mph any- both realized that he would still be in the ditch
where up in the canyon when the white stuff is when I left, whether I stuck around and stared
laying on the ground. I know my limits.
uselessly at him or not.
Soon enough, I could see nothing but the disPerhaps I could call someone? I said, detant twinkle of his lights, far off in the distance. spite being perfectly aware that he was already
That, as far as I could tell, was going to be the using his cell phone for just that purpose.
end of my convoy.
Fortunately for me, the person he was calling
I pulled up at the stop sign that marks the didnt answer, which allowed me to slip and
midway point of my journey and realized that slide back to my car, move it out of the way of
those lights were a lot closer than they had the patient driver whod been stuck behind me
been. For reasons I have yet to decipher, my for a good five minutes by that point, and make
unnamed kin had spiraled across the intersec- a call to my own rescue party. I returned trition and landed at a 45 degree angle in the umphant, having mobilized the troops on my
relatives behalf.
My immediate reaction was elation: from this
I turned up late to that council meeting, a
moment on, I would no longer suffer being the little more rosy around the cheeks than is genbutt of all driving jokes within my social circle. erally my wont. I turned up having left my relaThe next time someone cracked a funny about tive to his fate and learned an important lesson
my snow skills, all Id need to do was point.
in the process.
This was swiftly followed by a realization: I
Everyone has their part to play in this world,
really didnt know what to do. Usually, when whether that role be big or small. Some of us
theres an incident involving tires and ice, I am are there to rush to the rescue, others know
well prepared to do what is needed of me.
how to fix any problem they find themselves
In other words, I alert the relevant parties faced with.
and sit quietly as several Pridgeon men speed
And me? Well, my role is a whole lot more
towards me with towing equipment. I then con- useful than I thought. Its down to me to create
tinue to sit quietly while they place me back on new and exciting opportunities for ditch haulthe road as though nothing had happened and ing and vehicle salvage, all in the name of givsend me on my slow and merry way.
ing my rescue crew its chance to shine.

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The Sundance Times Page 6

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD)

Regular Board Meeting minutes from November 12, 2015.

Regular Board Meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. Board
Meeting attendance consisted of: Wayne Garman, Ted Parsons, Clinton Streeter, Lily Altaffer, Jennifer Hinkhouse, Sarah Anderson, Raesha Sell, Carmen Horne-McIntyre, Jinx Hilty
and Keela Deaton with NRCS.
NRCS District Conservationist Keela Deaton:
NRCS will start ranking EQUIP applications by January 8.
Small Water Project Keela brought up our current small water project and the checklist status. Board members and employees provided input. Keela presented her concern regarding the application fee and how to refund it if the applicant is
not selected to receive the funds to complete their small water
Ted made a motion to accept the first small waters project.
Clinton seconded the motion to proceed with the project. No
discussion followed. Approved.
Ted made a motion to suspend the payment fee of $300 for
the small water project fee due to the tremendous technical
support that will be provided by NRCS. Jennifer Hinkhouse
seconded the motion. The motion was carried. The application

fee was suspended until the Board removes the suspension

and feels it is important to charge a fee.
MINUTES Jennifer moved to approve the minutes from the
October 6 meeting as read. Clinton seconded the motion. The
motion was carried and the minutes were approved as read.
Clinton made a motion to pay bills and sign the financial
voucher. Jennifer seconded the motion. The financial voucher
was signed for October expenses.
Ted made a motion to sign the November voucher and Clinton seconded the motion. November checks were signed and
the voucher was signed.
Mileage Policy discussion, Board Mileage Reporting: The
Board discussed mileage. Clinton made a motion to approve
Option 2 of the Board Mileage Policy. Jennifer seconded the
motion. All Board members signed the policy. Jennifer moved
to approve the Employee policy that was presented and Clinton
Seconded the motion. The Employee policy was approved.
The Board reported on their miles/hours in October and
decided that 75 % of their time at Convention was spent on
WQ topics.
Water Quality update: Carmen delivered detailed updates
regarding Water Quality sampling and a summary of the
Close-Out Report for Phase III funding. Carmen recommended options to look into another lab that has specific gene
markers that would derive more species specific data.
319 BMP Projects: 319 projects were presented by Carmen for review. Jennifer moved to approve three projects as
presented. Clinton seconded the motion. The fourth project
was tabled until more information could be provided.
NWQI: Keela informed us that 6 districts applied for NWQI
and the recipient will be awarded around the first of December.
Rare Earth Mine update: Carmen said the EIS should be
released to the public at beginning of December. It is taking longer because of shortcomings in the current draft The


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that this money will be entirely funneled through direct distribution, which Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz explains is used to
keep the town running and covers everything from recreation,
parks and cemeteries to emergency services.
Our fire department, our police department comes directly
out of our general fund, she says, adding that finding money
for street maintenance through any other sources is also notoriously difficult.
Rates can be raised on sewer, water and garbage to pay for
those items specifically, but that money can only be spent on
those specific functions, she adds.
Smaller towns are often also unable to create and maintain a

Forest Service is still working on addressing comments that

derived from other agencies.
Mountain Pine Beetle update: Sarah stated that the CCNRD
has already invoiced on 20,000 acres spotted and 6,000 trees
have been cut so far. The sawyers will switch over to private
land when we are done with public lands; However, Sarah
said she has contacted landowners at Inyan Kara but only
two landowners have returned her call with interest to participate in the cut and chunk program. The CCNRD was just
awarded the Wyoming State Forestry grant was $305,000
but it has to be spent by December 2016.
The Board gave advice on where to host the Financial Analysis workshop put on by the Plank Stewardship Initiative.

Ted makes a motion to increase the credit card limit to

$5,000. Clinton seconded the motion. No discussion followed. The credit card limit will be increased.
Wildlife Escape Ramp sale Idea: Hulett School is interested
in helping to build ramps.
America Recycles Day-November 15
Electronic Recycling Certified Company = Metech in Denver, CO: We deliver or Gillette picks up waste and hauls to
Metech. The Board encouraged Raesha to move forward with
a plan.
Personnel Policy was passed out for Board members to edit
and bring to the next meeting.
Raesha gave an office update of the tasks she will be working on in the next two weeks.
Ted wanted to share that the Advanced Biology class in Hulett, WY is working to make Big Sage an official State Shrub.
The bill is not to protect Big Sage but to recognize its importance in the landscape.
NEXT MEETING December 3 (Regular meeting, Performance Review, Annual Report Review); December 17 (Write
MPB checks and Review both the APoW and LRP).
ADJOURNMENT The Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
rainy day fund of their own, says the mayor.
We are one of those communities that has never had reserves, and we rely on the direct distributions and consensus
funds from the state, says Brooks in a press release from the
Wyoming Association of Municipalities.
The majority of that money is spent for our emergency services. These services are vital. Ordinance enforcement is how
we maintain our health, safety and welfare.
Direct distribution might keep smaller towns running, but
Brooks believes the larger cities would prefer that the focus be
on consensus funds. Smaller towns would be unable to access
consensus money if cash was too tight, Brooks explains.
If the City of Sundance cant make its match, we cant take
that consensus money. If [a larger city] has millions in reserve,
they can hog every ounce of consent money, says Brooks.
The figure that actually appears on the governors budget is
$90 million, the mayor continues a ten percent reduction on
the last biennium.
Its manageable. Heres the difficult part: keeping that $90
in place means that somebody is losing about $42 million
theyre taking $42 million out of the budget from other sources, he says.
We are going to be in direct fire with those folks, so make no
mistake, this $90 million is not a sure thing and it will be quite
frankly the fight of our life to maintain it.
Larger towns receive enough sales tax that a cut in distribution will not have a dramatic effect on their incomes, he continues, and the Wyoming Association of Municipalities is unable
to support the push to maintain the budget because it does not
equally suit all the municipalities in the state.
Smaller towns, on the other hand, could find themselves in
dire straits if the budget drops too far during the Legislative
This is going to be a small town battle, he says.
Brooks notes, however, that the Wyoming Commissioners Association will likely join the fight to keep the $90 million in
place. Counties have no rates to raise and mineral-rich counties are also losing a large portion of their taxable evaluation
and will see a cut on their consensus money.

Robin Hood bill

Brooks also pins his hopes on a Robin Hood bill that will be
presented at the Legislative Session, sponsored by Representative Michael Madden. He explained that the City of Sundance
spends approximately $7000 per person including grant money, while the City of Gillette spends $38,000 per person.
Maybe we should only let them spend $36,000 per person
and prop up some of these smaller towns, says Brooks.
Thats what the Madden bill is, and thats going to be the
fight of its life because this is a budget year and it takes 66 percent of the vote to get to a second reading, so its a tough go.
Madden believes he has the votes, says the mayor, but
other legislators doubt this will prove to be the case.
It may not pass this time, it may be a five year plan, but I believe theres going to come a point in the history of Wyoming
where some of the richer communities get cut and some of the
poor people get some of that money, he says.
The governors budget is available at:

Health &
Giving shelter

Page 7 The Sundance Times

Burning at
both ends
question plan
to combine fire
warden role
with second job
Local firefighters made their
opinions known last week
on the issue of hiring a new
county fire warden. Though
the County Commissioners feel that doing so before
they have a clear picture of
the budget for the next biennium would be irresponsible,
volunteer fire crews believe
that a new warden is needed
sooner rather than later.
I see it as a prudent move
to wait until we know a little
more, said Commissioner
Kelly Dennis, suggesting
that it would be sensible to
wait until at least partway
through the upcoming Legislative session before making
a decision.
The county has received
three applications for the
Jeanne Whalen. The position
is not being actively advertised, but is still accessible
on the county website.
Im afraid that if we dont
get on this, we wont have
anyone around to train
them, she said, expressing
her initial concern that previous Fire Warden Gari Gill
will be officially leaving the
department in January.
Until a replacement is
hired, the Road & Bridge Department has absorbed the
position of fire warden, with
Deputy Warden Jeff Garman
taking on the role. The commissioners stated their belief
that this is a workable option
until the budget situation is
in hand.
I just think its the way
you do good business, said
Commissioner Steve Stahla,
elaborating that one should
not spend money before one
knows the money is available
to spend.
I dont think waiting a couple of months will hurt.
Nobody is against the idea of

having a full-time fire warden

if the money is there, he continued, but if the budget situation is as dire as some are
predicting, the county may
find itself forced to cut back
on staff in the new year.
County firefighters, however, are concerned that Gill
performed far more duties
than were necessarily recognized and feel that Garman
will have a hard time combining his full-time role in the
Road & Bridge Department
with an additional responsibility.
Our passion is the fire service and weve seen it when it
was half done, said Fred Devish.
Devish also referred to the
recent Consensus Revenue
Estimating Group (CREG) report and expressed his hopes
that the financial situation
will not be as severe as expected.
downturn a little bit in that
CREG report, he said.
He pointed out that the
winter is prep season for the
firefighters: time for training, vehicle repair and grant
searches. Questions were also
raised as to whether the lack
of a fire warden will cause
problems for firefighters certifications or to investigations
after a blaze is fought.
The firefighters also suggested that hiring a new person in March, just as fire season gets underway, could be
tantamount to throwing them
to the wolves if they are unfamiliar with the role or the
Weve got somebody in that
position right now and I think
weve got to wait and see if it
works or if it doesnt, said
County Attorney Joe Baron
agreed, stressing that the
plan of succession was put
in place five years ago, with
public and firefighter input,
for exactly this situation.
The commissioners stood by
their opinion, opting to leave
the position available on the
county website but not move
ahead with the hiring process
until the financials are clearer.

Decorate safely
this year
As you get ready to deck the halls this season, the Sundance Fire Department suggests that anyone preparing to
get into the Christmas spirit keeps the following ten tips in
mind to ensure they have a safe and happy holiday (tips are
courtesy of the Electrical Safety Foundation International).
1. Inspect electrical decorations for damage before use.
Cracked or damaged sockets, loose or bare wires, and loose
connections may cause a serious shock or start a fire.
2. Do not overload electrical outlets. Overloaded electrical outlets and faulty wires are a common cause of holiday fires. Avoid overloading outlets and plug only one highwattage appliance into each outlet at a time.
3. Never connect more than three strings of incandescent
lights. More than three strands may not only blow a fuse,
but can also cause a fire.
4. Keep Christmas trees fresh by watering daily. Dry trees
are a serious fire hazard.
5. Use battery-operated candles. Candles start almost half
of home decoration fires.
6. Keep combustibles at least three feet from heat sources. A heat source that was too close to the decoration was a
factor in half of home fires that began with decorations.
7. Protect cords from damage. To avoid shock or fire hazards, cords should never be pinched by furniture, forced
into small spaces such as doors or windows, placed under rugs, located near heat sources, or attached by nails or
8. Check decorations for certification label. Decorations
not bearing a label from an Independent testing laboratory
such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Intertek (ETL) have not been
tested for safety and could be hazardous.
9. Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking. Unattended cooking equipment is the leading cause of home
cooking fires.
10. Turn off, unplug, and extinguish all decorations when
going to sleep or leaving the house. Unattended candles are
the cause of one in five home candle fires. Half of home fire
deaths occur between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Crook County
Family Violence
seeking help to
create a shelter
for victims of
domestic abuse
Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services (CCFV) is in the process
of creating a shelter for victims
of domestic violence, renovating its office space into a longterm stop gap to help families
get back on their feet after escaping an abusive situation.
Unfortunately, due to budget
constraints, funding awarded
through the Emergency Solutions Grant will not cover all
the costs of refurbishment.
CCFV is seeking monetary donations from the community
to help with the cost of completing the shelter.
I wrote the Emergency Solution Grant through the Department of Family Services to
provide shelter for homeless
people or for people eeing
domestic violence situations.
We dont have a shelter here
in Crook County, the closest
one is over in Gillette, which
is 70 miles away, says Sandra Stevens, Executive Director.
When I saw this grant available, I wrote it so we could either convert a place in Sundance into a shelter or convert
our office.
When a potential building
donation fell through and
with regulations not allowing
the entity to purchase property, Stevens began to look
closer at the idea of renovating the office, which is paid
for through the county. The
plans she came up with for
the 1100 square feet will provide enough space for up to
ten beds, as well as a functional kitchen, dining room,
bathroom and living room.
I know a lot of people probably think that we dont have
that need, but we do, she
A lot of these ladies cant
leave their abuser because
they have no place to go. If
and when they call us, we can
put them in a motel for up to
three nights after that we
have to relocate them either
to Spearfish or Gillette.
Most victims will make multiple attempts to ee an abusive situation before they are
finally able to escape. Once
they do, says Stevens, it can
take some time to reestablish

their lives certainly much

more than three days in a
Usually when we get a client, its for years and years.
Its a process: it takes a lady
around seven times of trying
before they finally take that
step to leave, she says.
In 2014, CCFV helped a total of 37 individual victims.
Because clients do return
multiple times before they
are able to end the cycle
of abuse, this represents
439 services and 63 shelter
nights, Stevens explains.
The maximum shelter stay
in residential shelter is one
month to six weeks, she
At the end of their shelter
stay, victims often have nowhere to go as they search
for affordable housing for
themselves and their children.
A shelter within Crook
County will also eliminate
a serious hurdle in the process for a victim who would
at present be sent to Gillette
or Spearfish: distance from
their day-to-day lives.
The problem is that if they
work here, theyre leaving
their job. If their kids go to
school here, theyre up and
leaving their school, Stevens says.
Theyre leaving their communities, so a lot of our ladies will go to a motel for
three days, kind of like a
break, and then theyll go
back to their abusive partner,
and then the cycle can start
all over again.
Unfortunately, she continues, if law enforcement is
called repeatedly to the same
residence, this can eventually lead to intervention and
the removal of children from
the home under the Failure to
Protect Act.
We want to eliminate that.
We want to provide a shelter
for ladies where they can stay
long term, to where they can
continue either looking for a
job, with life skills we can
help them with their GED, we
can help them with budgeting
classes, she says.
There are places to rent here
in Crook County, but it takes
a little while for people to save
their money to be able to make
the deposits.
As well as keeping women in
their communities, the shelter
will be in close proximity to the
Sundance Police Department
and Crook County Sheriffs Office, as well as facilities such
as the bank, senior services
center and stores. It will also

Sarah Pridgeon photo

Sandra Stevens and Tracy Darling of Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services.
allow CCFV to utilize the food
pantry to help victims feed
themselves and their children.
The Church of Christ at
one time provided access to a
building as a shelter and will
continue to open it up on a
case-by-case basis but, says
Stevens, work would also
need to be done on that facility to make it a long-term
option. The entity is not able
to renovate that building because it does not own it, she
$38,000 in grant funding was requested in order
to complete the renovations
but, because the Department
of Family Services received
requests this year totaling
over $445,000 and had only
$291,683 to allocate, the full
grant request could not be
fulfilled. CCFV needs a total
of $19,000 to complete the
The renovation can be done
in phases, starting with bringing the electricity up to code
and then installing the bathroom and kitchen. The roof
and ooring also both need
attention, she says.
Were going to be really diligent about how we spend the

Circuit Court
Speeding David W. Riggle, Gillette, 85/80, $15; Robert Ostlund, Gillette, 85/75, $115;
Marshall E. Carter, VA, 95/75, $200; Ryan R. Conlin, IL, 88/80, $135; Anthony T. Felton,
Gillette, 85/80, $20; Jason R. Evans, SD, 78/65, $79; David A. McMath, Canada, 79/65,
$97; Juan J. Venegas, Gillette, 87/65, $111; Cody D. Chapman, TX, 80/65, $90; Erik M. Edwards, GA, 87/65, $111; Marshal Herring, CO, 97/80, $235; Dennis M. Risinger, TX, 95/80,
$205; Dennis B. Williams, Upton, 94/80, $195; Rhina M. Brown, NJ, 95/75, $215; Darinda
J. Martinez, UT, 82/75, $95; Cory D. Hulbert, CA, 95/80, $200
Expired/Improper Registration Justin J. Thomas, MT, $115
No Seat Belt (driver) Robert Ostlund, Gillette, $25
Fail to Retain Records at Required Brian M. Dougall, VA, $65
Use or Display of Weapon Where Prohibited Rebecca Leann Gray, Gillette, $120
Violate Big Game, Trophy Game or Wild Bison Regulation Daniel J. Stead, Boulder,
$225; Carl R. Majewski, Laramie, $225
Fail to Wear Fluorescent Orange Clothing Chase T. Gray, Gillette, $75
Fail to Tag Carcass in a Visible Manner Justin L. Kemerling, Gillette, $125
DUI: Alcohol .08% or More (2nd offense within 10 years) Winston K. Miller, Moorcroft,
$940, 90 days jail/83 days suspended, unsupervised probation through 12/1/2017
Homicide By Vehicle Shaun G. Moore, Laramie, $1190, 365 days jail/305 days suspended, supervised probation through 12/2/2016

Speeding Chandler Burd,
Newcastle, 59/45; Martha
Garlick, UT, 49/30
Operate a Motor Vehicle
without a Drivers License
Pedro Gomez, OR

money, she says, noting that

she plans to purchase refurbished cabinets.
To make a donation towards
the shelter, contact the office
at 283-2415 or mail to PO Box
128, Sundance.

School &

The Sundance Times Page 8

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Honor Society
blood drive

SHS Sports

national Honor Society

President Taitlyn Bethea
after donating blood.
on Tuesday, nov. 24 the
national Honor Society
hosted their first annual
blood drive at Sundance
High School. The drive
was a success with community members, staff
and students lining up to
donate. national Honor
Society had 18 donors
which exceeded their
goal of 15 and had to
turn away some due to
time restraints. Students
that donated blood received a T-shirt, snack
and drink.

High School Wrestling

Fri.-Sat., Dec. 11-12 at Lusk

Tues., Dec. 15, 6 p.m., Gillette
Soph/Hulett, Harding County
Quad at Home

High School Boys


Fri.-Sat., Dec. 11-12 at Upton

Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 17-19, Stateline Shootout

High School Girls


Fri.-Sat., Dec. 11-12 at Upton

Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 17-19, Stateline Shootout

Junior High Girls


Mon., Dec. 14, 4 p.m. at


Youth basketball


elementary program
this week

Sundance Elementary first and second graders invite the

public to come and celebrate the holidays on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. Songs will include Time for Love, O Come,
Little Children, Hip Hop Reindeer, Red and Green, Cancion La
Navidad and Merry Christmas Time.

High School concert


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual Sundance

High School Christmas concert has been rescheduled from
Tuesday, December 15 to Tuesday, January 12.

Junior High Wrestling

The Jr. High Wrestlers traveled to Moorcroft on Tuesday December 1 to wrestle against Moorcroft, Newcastle, Wright and
Winners: Myles Stefanich two wins (one pin), Alias Smithermn two pins, Eland Rivers pin, Josiah Rudloff two wins
(one pin), Parker Seeley two pins, Josh Nehl pin, Lance
Weaver pin, Titus Schelling win by decision, Josh Pridgeon pin, Hunter Garoutte pin, Brandon Davis win by
decision, Landon Martin win by decision, Ben Tinsley pin,
Levi Rudloff pin.

Submitted by Robyn Seeley


Dec. 10 Oatmeal breakfast

bar, yogurt, applesauce
Dec. 11 Oatmeal muffin,
string cheese, oranges
Dec. 14 Cereal variety,
cinnamon toast, Tropical fruit
salad, juice
Dec. 15 Scrambled eggs,
toast, banana
Dec. 16 GoGurt, honey
wheat bagel, oranges
Dec. 17 Breakfast on a stick,



Hot pork sandwich, garden
peas, strawberries and kiwi
Dec. 11 Pepperoni pizza,
green beans, string cheese,
crunchy carrots, crisp apple
Dec. 14 Homemade turkey
and noodles, California
blend, celery sticks, orange,
whole wheat roll
Dec. 15 Potato bar with
fixins, romaine salad, fresh
grapes, breadstick
Dec. 16 Home-style hamburger gravy with biscuit,
steamed corn, bean salad,
fruit cocktail
Dec. 17 Chicken nuggets,
potato wedges, peas and
carrots, raisins, ice cream

Photos courtesy Heidi Stefanich

Ben Tinsley pins a newcastle opponent at moorcroft.

Photo courtesy Resann Pixley

First and second grade youth basketball, Spearfish league, back left to right: Rowdy
Downey, Halden Harmon, Catch Downey, Keton Lenz, Porter Watt, mrs. Harmon; front:
Tel Marchan, Asa Pixley, Owen Watt. Spearfish youth basketball started their season
november 14 and will play until January 16. Their next came will be at 11 a.m. this
Saturday at Mountain View Elementary in Spearfish.

Sundance Rod and Gun Club

Annual Horn Night
Tuesday Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Fairgrounds

All hunters that bring in this years (deer, antelope, moose or elk)
horns or turkey beards (harvested in Wyoming) will be entered into a
special drawing. Need not be a Rod and Gun Club member for this
drawing. The more hunters that bring in their success the more fun
for everyone - Especially young hunters!
Dont have any to bring, then come and enjoy the others.
The annual rifle raffle drawing will also be held.
There will be an additional rifle raffle drawing for members.

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Council offers
enhancements to
football field plan
The Sundance City Council last week discussed the
specifics of land acquisition for the Crook County School
Districts plans to construct the new football field behind the municipal swimming pool and suggested parking and walking path enhancements that could provide
better access to the athletic facility once it is constructed.
Superintendent Byron Stutzman presented an updated diagram of the football field and described the
changes, which will allow water to drain away from the
golf course. In response, the council confirmed that it is
in favor of providing a long term lease to allow the field
to be built on city property.
The lease was suggested because unfortunately, said
Mayor Paul Brooks, it appears as though the grant that
was used to construct the swimming pool encumbers
the city from selling any of the associated land.
The mayor also reiterated that money is available
for walking paths and the city is willing to coordinate with the school district to create enhancements
that will allow access to the field once it is completed.
I also think there is going to be opportunity to create
walking paths from various parking spots to the field,
said Brooks, noting that there may not be sufficient
parking for every visitor at a game to park in one spot.
Stutzman asked the council to entertain the idea of using
the area next to the swimming pool, a dedicated street at
90 degrees to the pools parking lot, for overflow parking.
If done well, it could be an enhancement. Thats kind of a
focal point for people to get off at that exit, agreed the mayor.
The council agreed that it would be willing to explore the
idea. Stutzman added that a small sliver of golf course
may be purchased, if the country club is willing, to allow expansion of the current swimming pool parking lot.
Council Member Ken Denzin asked if the country club
has requested a buffer zone between the golf course and
the field. The superintendent responded that they have
asked for a chain link fence, which Trustee Ken Rathbun explained would prevent small children from running onto the course and being injured by a golf ball.
Until an engineers report has been obtained, added Rathbun, there will be no firm movement forward.
It looks really good, Im just so glad you guys are moving on this, concluded Brooks.

Brandon Davis at moorcroft.

Christian Velder in moorcroft.

oakley Viergets at moorcroft.

Letters to Santa

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sundance Elementary first graders recently

wrote the following letters to Santa:

Dear Santa,
Thank you the toys! I liked all of the
toys you gave us. Ho, and how is Rudolph?
Love, Strider
Dear Santa,
I hope you come this year. Is Rudolph
doing well? I hope he is. Just like me.
On my trip to Pennsylvania I watched
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.
Love, Naomi
Dear Santa,
How are the elves and Rudolph doing?
Please, can I have a Tinkerbell microDear Santa,
a Tinkerbell and Periwinkle colHow is Rudolph? I have been a good
girl. I would like a laptop and a fairy oring book, some crafts and a stroller
with a baby doll.
tale tent. Have a nice year!
Love, Arianna
Love, Phoebe
Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
and how are the other reindeer? I hope
they are not laughing at Rudolph. I do
not want any toys. Thank you!
Love, Nevaeh
Dear Santa,
Thank you for the light saber. How are
the reindeer and Mrs. Claus? Also, how
are the elves? I love you. I have been a
good boy this year.
Love, Brady
Dear Santa,
Thank you for the light saber. How is
Mrs. Claus? Thank you for the snow for
Christmas. I have been good.
Love, Teddy
Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus and how are the reindeer? Santa, can I please have Monster
High cowgirl boots? And please can I
have a Monster High Barbie set? I was
Love, Emily
Dear Santa,
How are the elves doing? How is Rudolph? How is Mrs. Claus? Thanks for
all the presents, the toys and other stuff.
Can I have other toys this year?
Love, Porter

Dear Santa,
Thank you for last years presents. Can
you please bring a fishing rod? How are
the elves doing? How is Mrs. Claus? Can
you bring Cord a nice gift too?
Love, Tel
Dear Santa,
Have a safe trip to Wyoming. Can you
bring me a remote-controlled helicopter?
Ive tried to be a good boy.
Love, Alex
Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus? How are your elves?
How are your reindeer? I want a big Lego
set and a tablet. I have been a good boy. I
will leave you cookies and milk.
Love, Lyman

Dear Santa,
Dear Santa,
Thanks for the presents. How are RuHow is the Claus family? I want a dolph and the other reindeer? How is
Star Wars watch. I have been good this Mrs. Claus and the elves? For Christmas
I want a Green Bay Packers sweatshirt.
Love, Jay
Travel safely,
Love, Jake
Dear Santa,
Thank you for the big semi. How is Dear Santa,
Mrs. Claus? How are you? I would like How is Rudolph and Mrs. Claus? Do
a little semi please.
your elves work hard? Is Rudolph in
Love, Caleb
front of the sleigh and can the reindeer
fly? I would like a chocolate pen. Thank
Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer? May I have a Love, Maddison
pair of high heel shoes? I will try to be
good. I would also like to see my sister Dear Santa,
I will leave you cookies, carrots, a hat, and
Love, Peyton
some milk. I will give you a present. How
are you doing? I want a pair of pillows
Dear Santa,
that have Elsa on them.
Thank you for the present from last Love, Brooke
year. I am going to leave a picture for
you. I want a hair dyeing kit and twin Dear Santa,
dolls. Tell Rudolph hi.
Thank you for the presents last year. How
Love, Taylor
is Mrs. Claus? I want a Batman Mashem.
How are the Elves doing?
Dear Santa,
Love, Elijah
Thank you for last years presents. I
would like a toy car that I can drive, Dear Santa,
and a New American doll. How is Mrs. Thank you for the presents last year. I hope
Claus doing? I will leave you some cook- you have a safe trip. I have been a good boy
ies and milk.
and would like a remote-controlled car.
Love, Mary
Love, Riley

Dear Santa,
Thank you for last years presents. Can
Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph? How is Mrs. Claus? you please get me a Drone? How are the
Can I have a Barbie set and some new elves doing?
Love, Cade
clothes? I have been really good.
Love, Audrey
Dear Dad and Mom,
I want a New American doll, and some
Dear Santa,
Thank you for the snake guys. How is American doll clothes. I want some
Rudolph? How is Mrs. Claus? And how princess Barbies. Thank you for all you
are you? Thank you for the pink cleats. do for me.
I love you, Myla
Love, Xander

Dear Santa,
Thank you for last years presents. How is
Mrs. Claus? How is Rudolph? I will give
you cookies and milk this time.
Love, Averie
Dear Santa,
I really liked what you gave me last year.
I hope your sleigh is ready. Please travel
safely. I will try to be good, so please bring
me a dart gun.
Love, Logan

Game and Fish invites high school students to

participate in Conservation Stamp Art Contest
Wyoming high school artists interested
in Wyomings wildlife are alerted that beginning Jan. 1, 2015 the Wyoming Game
and Fish Department will begin accepting artwork for the 2017 Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art Contest. Each year
the Game and Fish selects one species
to be the subject of the competition. The
winning entry will appear on the following years printed conservation stamps
thus the competition for the 2017
The contest has traditionally been for
professional artists. This year, to encourage interest in wildlife and the arts,
Game and Fish is inviting Wyoming high
school students to join the competition.
If there are enough entries, Game and
Fish will name the top Wyoming high
school entry. All artists are also eligible
for overall prizes.

The mallard duck (anas platyrhynchos)

is the subject for the 2017 contest. The
mallard is the primary species on which
the annual waterfowl regulation framework is based and is the bread and butter of waterfowl hunting in Wyoming.
The winning artist will receive a cash
award of $3,500. Second place receives
$1,500, third $750. A nonrefundable
$25 entry fee must accompany the artwork, entry form and artists data sheet.
Entries will be accepted beginning January 1, 2016, but must be received at
Game Fishs headquarters in Cheyenne
by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2016.
The contest will culminate with judging in Cheyenne at the Game and Fish
Headquarters on Thursday, April 14,
2016. Artwork will be available for sale
and will be on exhibit through June 1,

Judging will be done by a panel of

judges from the arts, printing, and biology professions. Each painting will be
carefully evaluated by a Game and Fish
biologist for anatomical accuracy of the
animal and ecological correctness of any
habitat portrayed. Entries will also be
judged on artistic composition, and suitability of images that will reproduce well
as a stamp. For the mallard, artists are
encouraged to pay close attention to the
color, patterns, and shape of the feathers
and tail, including the number of primary
and secondary feathers, if applicable.
Information, including rules, entry
forms, and deadlines on the Conservation Stamp Art Show can be found on the
Game and Fish website
conservationstampartshow. Printed rules
and entry forms are also available and
will be mailed to requesting artists.

Crook County School
District #1 Special
CALL TO ORDER - A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Crook County School District #1 was held in Moorcroft,
WY, on Monday, November 30, 2015, at the hour of 6 p.m. at
Moorcroft High School.
ROLL CALL - The meeting opened with the following present: Chairman Josie Pearson; Trustees Don Clonch, Marlene
Edwards, Rick Gill, Thayne Gray, Keith Haiar, Brian Marchant, Dena Mills and Ken Rathbun. Administrators present
Byron Stutzman, Superintendent.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA - Motion was made by Trustee Haiar and seconded by Trustee Edwards to adopt the agenda.
Motion carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Motion was made by Trustee Marchant and seconded by Trustee Clonch to go into executive session at 6:01 p.m. to discuss personnel. Motion carried.
REGULAR SESSION - Motion was made by Trustee Clonch
and seconded by Trustee Gill to return to regular session at
7:25 p.m. Motion carried.
TERMINATION - Motion was made by Trustee Marchant
and seconded by Trustee Mills to terminate employment of a
classified employee. Motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT - Motion was made by Trustee Gill and
seconded by Trustee Rathbun to adjourn the meeting at 7:27
p.m. Motion carried.


CALL 307-290-0507

Dear Members of the Sundance Community,

As the holiday season approaches, the Sundance CHRISTmas
Basket is once again gearing up to provide to those in need. Among
the many services this organization provides to the community of
Sundance are warm clothing and gifts for children and seniors.
Along with the Council of County Services Food Pantry and the
SHS Student Council Food Drive we are also able to provide food
for families that are less fortunate. The Sundance Christmas Basket
has been operated from generous community donations and
volunteer time for more than 20 years.
We are asking you as a community to help continue the Spirit of
giving in Sundance by donating to the Sundance Christmas Basket and
Boot tree. As stated earlier, these funds will be used to help struggling
families put warm clothing on there kids, gifts under the tree and food
on the table this Christmas. Donations can also be made by picking up
a boot ornament off the Tree located at Sundance Dillon Hardware.
Each ornament is labeled with the gender and age of a child to shop
for, a great opportunity for families to give together.
For more information please contact Bo Carlson (307) 290-0251,
Resann Pixley (307) 746-6277, or Shannon Gaylord (307) 290-0348.
Donations can be made out to Sundance Community Christmas Baskets
and dropped off at Sundance State Bank. Applications for families are
available at the Department of Family Services, Public Health, the Food
Pantry and Senior Citizens Center.
Thank you in advance for your generous support!
The Sundance Community Christmas Basket
and Boot Tree Volunteers

Orange Glazed Short Ribs with Rice

Submitted by Minnie Williams

2 lbs well-trimmed boneless beef chuck

short ribs, cut into 2x3x4-inch pieces
1 lg orange
1 cup thick teriyaki sauce
cup water
2 cloves garlic, crushed
tsp pepper

2 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 Tbsp

1 tsp dark sesame oil
Toasted slivered almonds or sesame
1 cup uncooked regular long grain rice
1 cup frozen peas

With vegetable peeler, remove three strips (3x1) from orange; reserve orange. In small bowl, combine
strips, teriyaki sauce, water, garlic and pepper. In slow cooker, place beef short ribs; pour teriyaki mixture
over. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or until beef is tender. (No stirring is neccesary during
cooking.) Fifteen minutes before end of cooking time, prepare rice according to package directions. Stir in
peas; cover and keep warm. Squeeze juice from reserved orange to yield cup; set aside. Remove beef
from cooking liquid; keep warm. For glaze, strain cooking liquid; skim off fat. In small saucepan, combine
1 cup cooking liquid, cup orange juice, cornstarch mixture and sesame oil. Bring to a boil; cook and stir
1 minute or until thickened and bubbly. Spoon rice mixture on platter. Arrange short ribs over rice; pour
some of glaze over ribs. Sprinkle with almonds or sesame seeds. Serve with remaining glaze.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
8:00 oclock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, ViceChairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Steve J. Stahla and County
Clerk Linda Fritz.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag.
Jeff Hodge, County Sheriff, Theresa Curren, County Assessor, Tina Wood,
Clerk of District Court and Joe Baron, County Attorney were present to
go over items of interest within their departments. Also present was Jill
Mackey, County Library Director.
Theresa Curren, County Assessor: The field crew is reviewing new
construction before end of year. In process of setting 2016 values and
validating sales.
Mary Kuhl, County Treasurer: Total receipts were $5,770,902.19 and
Disbursements including county, boards, towns and schools were
$2,135,089.18. Number of Transactions in November: 3,454. Current
Duties: We are currently working on several tax redemption files. Tax
deadline Nov. 10, 2015 and upcoming deadline Dec. 31, 2015 for 1st
and 2nd half taxes paid in full. We are preparing to mail out the vehicle
registration reminder cards for February 2016 expiring vehicles. Processing
tax roll corrections prepared by the County Assessor and ratified by the
County Commissioners, including taxes paid under protest for pending
cases. Working with the Crook County Promotional Board on Lodging Tax
Vendors and the Dept. of Audit on an inquiry of the state abstract.
Jeff Hodge, County Sheriff: Presented the jail roster, discussed security
cameras, BB gun vandalism to County building windows, lost hunters,
coverage in Hulett.
Tina Wood, Clerk of District Court: Business as usual
Linda Fritz, County Clerk: ACA reporting, business as usual, discussed DOL
Joe Baron, County Attorney: Office got new carpet, upcoming road
issues, discussed some tax issues at the State level, did a training on Title
25 at the hospital.
Jeanne moved to approve the following resolution:
WHEREAS, per Wyoming Statute 18-3-103(b), county officers shall keep
their offices open during the usual business hours of each day excluding
Saturday, Sunday, legal holidays and other days established by the
County Commissioners in the Crook County Handbook, Section VII; and,
WHEREAS, the Crook County Handbook, Section XII provides for the
observance of the following holidays, as proclaimed by the County
THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners in and
for Crook County, Wyoming that the offices in the courthouse shall be
open from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M Monday through Friday of each week,
1. The offices in the courthouse shall be closed on the following legal
holidays and other days:
January 1 New Years Day
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15
Presidents Day
May 30 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
September 5 Labor Day
October 10
Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans Day
November 24 Thanksgiving Day
November 25 Day after Thanksgiving Day
December 26 Day after Christmas Day
Motion made, seconded and carried in an open meeting on December
1, 2015.
Board of County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming by
Kelly B. Dennis, Chairman, Jeanne A.
Whalen, Vice-Chairwoman and Steve J. Stahla, Member.
State of Wyoming
County of Crook
Signed or attested before me on December 1, 2015 by Kelly B. Dennis,
Chairman, Jeanne A. Whalen, Vice-Chairwoman and Steve J. Stahla,
Member, Board of Crook County Commissioners in and for Crook County,
Linda Fritz, Crook County Clerk
Steve seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
The following bills were presented to the Board:
Total Wages-$163,682.54; AFLAC-Insurance-$1,552.23; Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Wyoming-Health Insurance-$61,599.47; Col. Life & Accident Ins.
Co.-Insurance-$48.07; Crook County Payroll Tax Account-Withholding
& Social Security-$52,545.63; Great-West Trust Company, LLC-Deferred
Compensation-$1,700.00; NCPERS Wyoming-Life Insurance-$176.00; New
York Life Insurance Company-Life Insurance-$651.94; VSP-Vision Insurance$720.22; WY Department of Workforce Services-Workers Compensation$3,324.22; Wyoming Retirement System-Retirement-$36,124.84; Wyoming
Educators Benefit Trust-Life Insurance-$199.42; Alsco-Mops, Towels &
Coveralls-$150.70; American Welding & Gas, Inc.-Tip, Adaptor, Nut &
Spool-$92.59; AT Conference-Phone Conferencing Charges-$8.92; AT&T
Mobility-Cell Phone-$875.83; Big Horn Tire Inc.-Batteries, Tires, Service Call$6,917.39; Black Hills Chemical Co.-Belt-$49.98; Blakeman Propane Inc.Propane-$178.21; Calvin Wolf-November Cell Phone Reimbursement$25.00; Carbon County Coroner Conference-Registration Fee-$125.00;
Cenex Fleetcard-Fuel-$54.15; City of Gillette-Water-$6.00; City of
Sundance-Water-$1,037.52; Cody Ballou-Contract Hauling-$1,765.96;
Coffee Cup Fuel Stop-Fuel-$66.68; Collins Communications-Radio Repair$453.00; Combined Laboratories Facility-Testing-$56.00; Croell Redi-MixRoad Base-$1,396.05; Crook County-Employer Paid Benefits from Grants$3,991.22; Crook County Medical Services Dist.-Employment Physical
& DOT Physical-$171.00; Crook County Sheriff-Postage-$27.52; Dakota
Business Center-Contract Base Rate-$89.40; Deckers Market-Groceries
& Water-$23.70; Double Star Computing-Onsite Computer Service, Printer
Maint., Battery, Roller-$1,055.90; Edward Robinson-November Cell Phone
Reimbursement-$45.00; Election Systems & Software-Supplies-$79.66;
Eric Stevens-November Cell Phone Reimbursement-$45.00; Farmers
Co-op Assoc-Fuel-$7,487.89; Fedex-Shipping Charges-$20.54; Fence
Tech Services, LLC-Wire and Brace-$1,750.80; Fisher Sand & Gravel-Base
Course-$22,410.12; Gundys Repair-1st Qtr Maint. Contract, Labor &
Igniter-$2,215.06; H.L. Flake-Locks & Keys-$37.62; HDR Engineering, Inc.Professional Services-$240.48; Heartland Paper Company-Deodorizer,
Towels, Glass Cleaner-$83.96; Hulett Hardware-Shovel-$14.99; Inland
Truck Parts Company-Parts-$2,009.68; Jacks Truck & Equipment-Parts$22,957.00; Jason Robinson-November Cell Phone Reimbursement$45.00; Jeanne Whalen-Fuel & Meals-$45.81; Jeffrey Hodge-November
Cell Phone Reimbursement-$45.00; Jim Brandenburg-November Cell
Phone Reimbursement-$25.00; Justin Davidson-November Cell Phone
Reimbursement-$25.00; Karens Delivery Co.-Delivery Fee-$48.00; KC
Transport, Inc.-Contract Hauling-$2,989.91; Lisa Finkey-Court Appointed
Attorney Fees-$590.00; Lyle Signs, Inc-Road Signs-$583.80; Matthew
Bender & Co., Inc-Court Rules Supplements-$252.31; Max Robert MastersMapping Contract & GIS Consulting-$3,200.00; McKesson Medical
Surgical-Fluzone 2015 Quad-$751.65; Melanie Wilmer-November Cell
Phone Reimbursement-$25.00; Michael R Frolander-November Cell
Phone Reimbursement & Postage-$31.19; Michael Rogers-November Cell
Phone Reimbursement-$45.00; Midsouth Solutions-Embroidery-$342.07;
Morgan Ellsbury-November Cell Phone Reimbursement-$45.00; Mullinax
Coal Sales-Stoker Coal-$441.42; Natrona County Legal DepartmentInvoluntary Hospitalization Costs-$520.00; Nelson Auto Glass-Glass
Installation-$145.00; NFPA-1 Year Membership Fee-$175.00; Northern WY
Mental Health Center-County Funding-$10,000.00; Office Ally-Fee to File
Insurance Claims-$19.95; Paetec-Telephone-$171.76; Pitney Bowes GlobalLeasing Charges-$414.66; Powder River Energy Corp.-Electricity-$2,928.80;
Powder River Office Supply, Inc.-Office Supplies-$63.06; Quality Agg &
Construction, Inc-J Base, Rifle Pit Road Scraper Work-$21,613.29; Quality
Hardware & Supply-Supplies-$37.06; Randco Tanks & Equipment-Tank &
Equipment-$31,300.00; Randy Gill-November Cell Phone Reimbursement$45.00; Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc-Telephone & E911 Services$5,459.70; Roberts Machine & Repair-Repairs-$833.88; Rocky Mountain
Truck Parts, LLC-Belly Dump-$20,000.00; Rolling Metal Sinclair-Fuel, Tire
Repair, Service-$533.99; RT Communications-Telephone-$860.89; Ryan
Thomas-Reimbursement for Jail Meds-$9.65; Sam Waugh-November Cell
Phone Reimbursement-$25.00; Sara Fleenor-Meals, Mileage, Taxi Fare-

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$148.05; Scott Newlin-November Cell Phone Reimbursement-$25.00;
Security Insurance Agency Inc.-Annual Premium for Bonds, Notary Public
Bond-$1,480.00; Sherri Davis-Mileage-$24.15; Slafter Oil-Oil, Solvent &
Grease-$3,420.05; Snap-On Tools-Socket Holders-$109.50; Sundance
Dillons Hardware Inc-Parts & Supplies-$200.44; Sundance Equipment
Company-Parts, Freight Charge-$1,683.32; Sundance State Bank-Direct
Deposit Fees-$6.68; Sundance Subway-Meals-$16.00; Sundance TimesAds-$1,383.00; Ted Moline-November Cell Phone Reimbursement-$25.00;
The Repair Shop, LLC-Repair Oxygen Sensor-$166.92; Thomas J AdamsNovember Cell Phone Reimbursement -$45.00; Todd Leimser-November
Cell Phone Reimbursement-$45.00; Tongue River Communications-Jail
Cable TV-$69.00; Top Office Products, Inc.-Supplies, Copy Charge-$305.91;
Tower Valley Ag Supply-Fuel, Tire Service-$166.29; Town of Hulett-Water$70.80; Town of Moorcroft-Water-$63.00; Tracy Motor Company-Parts$1,356.84; Troy Skeens-November Cell Phone Reimbursement-$45.00;
Urbin Law Office, LLC-Court Appointed Attorney Fees/Credit-$.98; US
Post Office-Box 339 Rent -$90.00; Vilas Pharmacy-Supplies-$132.49; VisaSupplies, Travel Expenses, Fuel, Postage, Dues-$4,703.75; Wayne Ballou
Trucking-Contract Hauling-$1,857.10; Western Stationers-Office Supplies$249.60; WY Department of Workforce Services-Workers CompensationFiremen-$648.34; WY Retirement System-Firemens Retirement-$430.00;
WYDOT-Financial Services-Project Expenditures-$2,119.40; Wyoming State
4-H Foundation-Membership Dues-$100.00;
Jeanne moved to allow all bills as presented. Steve seconded, all ayes,
motion carried.
The following monthly collections were collected:
County Clerk
County Sheriff
Clerk of District Court
Public Health (October) $6,236.09
Circuit Court
Mary Kuhl, County Treasurer submitted the following monthly report of
receipts and disbursements for month end November 2015:
Total Receipts
Disbursements: Towns

County Boards

State & Local School $978,278.71

DOT/DOR/Rebate $152,256.65

Redemption/S. Park $2,633.54

Steve moved to appoint Gary Anderson on behalf of HDR Engineering,
Inc., as the Crook County Contract Engineer and Surveyor and to
approve his official bond. Jeanne seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
Steve moved to make the following Board appointment:
Dallas Rolf-Crook County Predatory Animal Control Board Member,
Representing Sportsmen and Hunters Three Year Term
Jeanne seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
Steve moved to approve and for the Chairman to sign a Federal
Certificate of State or Local Government Use of Diesel Fuel and Gasoline
with Rolling Metal Sinclair for calendar years 2015 and 2016. Jeanne
seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
Jeanne moved for the Chairman to sign a title on a 1979 Beall sold to
Jacks Truck & Equipment. Steve seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
Jeanne moved to approve a Business Ready Community Grant and
Loan Program Grant Agreement Between the Wyoming Business Council
and Crook County. Steve seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
Melanie Wilmer, Acting Homeland Security Secretary, gave a monthly
update. Steve moved to recommend to the Governor, the appointment
of Melanie Wilmer as the Homeland Security County Coordinator. Jeanne
seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Also present was Sarah Pridgeon.
Morgan Ellsbury, Road and Bridge Foreman and Randy Gill, Facilities
Maintenance Foreman gave monthly reports. Also present was Joe
Baron. Jeanne moved to approve an Acceptance Certificate with
the Wyoming Department of Transportation accepting that project
CN18056-Hay Creek Bridge is complete. Steve seconded, all ayes, motion
carried. The Board further discussed the policy on the replacement of
Adjourned for lunch at 12:06 oclock p.m.
1:00 oclock p.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, ViceChairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Steve J. Stahla and County
Clerk Linda Fritz.
Jill Mackey, Library Board Director gave a monthly report. Sara Fleenor,
UW 4-H Educator, Extension Office gave a monthly report. Becky Tinsley,
Public Health Nurse Manager, gave a monthly report. Jeanne moved
to sign a Contract Between Wyoming Department of Health, Public
Health Division, Crook County Health Officer and Crook County. Steve
seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Carolyn Fowler, Secretary and Ted
Rosencranz, Member, Fair Board gave a monthly report.
On January 5, 2016 at 1:00 oclock p.m. the Board will make the following
Board appointments:
One Fair Board Member Five Year Term
All interested parties are encouraged to apply. Applications can be
obtained from the Crook County Clerks Office, P.O. Box 37, Sundance,
WY 82729, 307-283-1323. All applications must be submitted to the
County Clerk by or before January 5, 2016 at 1:00 oclock p.m.
Jeanne moved to sign a letter to the Wyoming County Commissioners
Association regarding the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative. Steve
seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
Jeff Hodge, County Sheriff, discussed SLIB funding for the jail door system.
Also present was Sarah Pridgeon.
No one was present for the hearing to vacate a of portion of a public road
located in Township 51 North, Range 62 West, Section 22, NE1/4SW1/4;
NW1/4SE1/4. One objection was received and accepted by the Board.
Jeanne made a motion to continue the hearing until January 5, 2016 at
2:30 oclock P.M. Steve seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
The Board had a work session regarding the Fire Warden position. Also
present were Ted Rosencranz, Sarah Pridgeon, Brian Nicholas, Dallas Rolf,
Matt Disney, Dan Grace, Gordon Harper, Richard Hauber, Cody Traylor,
Glenn Engelhaupt, Jr., Lee Habeck, Bob Latham, Morgan Ellsbury, Jeff
Garman, Fred Devish, Clint and Ada Westover and Joe Baron.
Paul Stille, Leo Riley & Co. presented the audit report for FY14-15. Present
were Jill Mackey, Lita Newman, Tami Baron, Mary Kuhl (per conference
call), Tina Wood and Joe Baron.
The meeting adjourned at 5:02 oclock p.m.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
8:00 oclock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, ViceChairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Steve J. Stahla and County
Clerk Linda Fritz.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag.
Warren Oyler, Resident Engineer, Wyoming Department of Transportation
(WYDOT), gave an update on bridge and road projects.
Theresa Curren, County Assessor, presented a tax roll correction. Jeanne
moved to approve the following tax roll correction: 2015-0880. Steve
seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Also present was Joe Baron.
Jeff Garman, Deputy County Fire Warden gave a monthly report. Also
present was Joe Baron.
Morgan Ellsbury, Road and Bridge Foreman and Randy Gill, Facilities
Maintenance Foreman continued their monthly reports. Also present
were Joe Baron, Sarah Pridgeon, Linda & David Schelldorf and Phillip
Eric Nies, Attorney, Hood and Nies, presented a petition to vacate
a portion of Mason Creek County Road #57. Jeanne moved to accept
the Petition to Vacate a County Road No. 57, known as the Mason Creek
County Road.
Steve seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
Adjourned for lunch at 12:02 oclock p .m.
1:00 oclock p.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, ViceChairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Steve J. Stahla and County
Clerk Linda Fritz.

Tim Lyons, Growth and Development Administrator, gave a monthly

Present were Steve Kozel, District Ranger, U.S. Forest Service , Linda
Tokarczyk, Rare Element Resources, Terry Lee, Superintendent, Keyhole
State Park, Raesha Sell, Office Manager, CCNRD, Joe Baron, Bob Gilbert,
Weed & Pest, John Oleynik, County Manager, Northern Wyoming
Mental Health, Cindy Larom, Bureau of Reclamation (per conference
call), Tony Barton, Weston County Commissioner, Sarah Pridgeon, The
Sundance Times, Ralph Knode, CEO, Strata Energy and Doug Wilson,
Chief Information Officer, PRECorp,
The following people gave an update on items of interest within their
departments: Terry Lee, Cindy Larom, Steve Kozel, Raesha Sell, Linda
Tokarczyk, Ralph Knode, Doug Wilson, Bob Gilbert and John Olenyik.
Sandy Neiman, Trustee, Crook County Medical Services District introduced
the new CEO of Crook County Medical Services District, Nathan Hough.
Also present was Joe Baron.
Steve moved to approve the following resolution:
WHEREAS, Wyoming Statute Section 14-9-101 et. Seq. known as
the Community Juvenile Services Act authorizes the creation of a joint
powers board for community juvenile services; and
WHEREAS the State of Wyoming and the Department of Family
Services has failed to adequately fund the Community Juvenile Services
Board to fulfill their responsibilities even though a need still exist; and
WHEREAS all of the debts and obligation of the Joint Powers Board
have been paid and no Participating Agency, or officer is aware of any
outstanding debts, and if any exist they will be paid out of the remaining
assets of the Joint Powers Board once conveyed to the County; and
WHEREAS the Joint Powers Board shall convey all of its right, title
and interest in all projects, assets and property specifically acquired by
it andthe remaining funds totaling $8,401.81 held by the Crook County
Community Juvenile Services Board to the Crook County to be placed in
a restricted budget line item in B-26 to be distributed as approved by the
Crook County and Prosecuting Attorney for the planning of, and funding
for, a needs assessment to come into compliance with federal laws and
statutes regarding the secure detention of delinquent juvenile offenders,
provide alternatives to the incarceration of juvenile offenders, develop
and implement a comprehensive plan to provide facilities, programs,
and policies for the prevention of juvenile crime and delinquency and
provide drug court services for minor felons, midemeanants and juvenile
offenders to the District, Circuit and Municipal Courts of the county and
provide the services for the Community Juvenile Services Act.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County
Commissioners in and for Crook County, WY that:
1. Crook County terminates its interest in the Crook County Community
Juvenile Services Board;
2. The Chairman of the Board is authorized to sign on the Boards
behalf any documents necessary to terminate the Crook County
Community Juvenile Services Joint Powers Board Agreement; and
3. Accept and administer the funds as set forth above.
Motion made, seconded and carried in an open meeting on December
2, 2015.
Board of County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming by
Kelly B. Dennis, Chairman, Jeanne A.
Whalen, Vice-Chairwoman and Steve J. Stahla, Member.
State of Wyoming
County of Crook
Signed or attested before me on December 2, 2015 by Kelly B. Dennis,
Chairman, Jeanne A. Whalen, Vice-Chairwoman and Steve J. Stahla,
Member, Board of Crook County Commissioners in and for Crook County,
Linda Fritz, Crook County Clerk
Jeanne seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
On January 6, 2016 at 1:00 oclock p.m. the Board will make the following
Board appointments:
One Northeast Wyoming Economic Development Authority Board
Member, Representing Private Sector Three Year Term
All interested parties are encouraged to apply. Applications can be
obtained from the Crook County Clerks Office, P.O. Box 37, Sundance,
WY 82729, 307-283-1323. All applications must be submitted to the
County Clerk by or before January 6, 2016 at 1:00 oclock p.m.
Jeanne moved to go into executive session at 3:00 oclock p.m. in
accordance with W.S. 16-4-405(a) (ix) and 5 USC 551(b) (5). Steve
seconded, all ayes, motion carried.
The Board went back into regular session at 3:48 oclock P.M.
As required by Wyoming Statute 18-3-516 (f) information on meeting
dates, meeting agendas, official minutes, annual budget and other
information required by law to be published in a newspaper of general
circulation can also be accessed on the Crook County website: www. .
The meeting adjourned at 3:58 oclock p.m. to meet in regular session on
January 5 and 6, 2016 at 8:00 oclock a.m., in the Commissioners Room
at the Courthouse in Sundance, Wyoming.
Kelly B. Dennis, Chairman
Jeanne A. Whalen, Vice-Chairwoman
Steve J. Stahla, Member
Attested: Linda Fritz, County Clerk
Publish: December 10, 2015

City Vouchers
Voucher List November 2015
878 WY NCPRS Group
Life Insurance
Life Insurance
AT & T
Beacher Enterprises Inc
Mayor & Council- Misc Ex
Bearlodge Engineering
Streets- Croell Project
B.H. Garage Doors
Landfill- Building Maint
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Health Insurance
Brooks, Paul
Mayor & Council - Travel & Training $89.64
Caselle Inc
Computer Support
City Clerk Treasurer
Admin- Postage, Water- Misc Exp, P.S.- Misc

Expense, Admin- Misc Expense
City of Sundance-
Landfill Fund
Landfill Charges- Gate Fee
C NA Surety
Municipal Court- Misc Exp
Cole Ranch LLC
Water- Cole Lease Payment
Collins Communications Inc. Admin- Tele & Internet, P.S.- Radion

Maint, Fire- Tele & Inter
Country Cottage
Mayor & Council
Croell, Roger
Water- Pond
Crook County Sheriffs Office Public Safety Dispatch
Crook County Weed & Pest Streets- Weed Control
Custom Auto & Truck
Fire- Equipment Maint
Dakota Business Center
Admin- Copy Machine
Dakota Data Solutions
Admin- Comp Support, Office Supplies,

PS- Supplies
Fire- Supplies, PS- Misc Expense
Federal Tax
Energy Laboratories Inc.
Water- Testing
Streets- Stationary Radar
Flexshare Benefits
Front Range Fire Application Fire- Equipment Maint
Gari Gill
Fire- Travel & Training
Great- West Trust
Company, LLC
Deffered Compensation
Hawkins Water Treatment Water- Chlorine Supply
Hughes, Mark L
Admin- City Attorney Retainer $1,900.00
Impressions Embroidery
Water- Safety
International Institute of
Municipal Clerks
Admin- Assn Dues
Iron Horse
Garbage- Equip Maint
J.P. Cooke Company
Public Safety- Animal Control


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J.W. Services LLC
Streets- Croell Project
J.W. Services LLC
Streets- Croell Project
J.W. Services LLC
Water- Pond
J.W. Services LLC
Landfill- Landfill Pit
Klocker Trucking
Water- Pond
Lenz, Kathy
Mayor & Council- Travel, Admin- Travel &

Training, Water- Travel & Training $630.20
Leo Riley & Co
Admin- Audit
Longhorn Saloon & Grill LLC Fire- Misc Exp
Norco Inc.
Water- Misc
Office of State Lands
& Investments
Garbage- SLIB Trans Station
One- Call of Wyoming
Water- Safety
Powder River Energy Corp. 1 Electricity
Powder River Energy Corp. 2 Electricity
Powder River Energy Corp. 3 Electricity
Queen C+C65ity Door, LLC Ambulance- Building Maint
Range Telephone
Rolling Metal Auto Inc.
Gas, Fuel & Maintenance
Streets- Equip
Secure Instant Payments
Water, Sewer, Garbage, Mun Court

and Misc Expenses
Servall Uniform/Linen Co.
Admin- Janitorial
Stutzman, Leann
Admin, Parks- Janitorial
Sundance Chamber
of Commerce
Admin- Lodging Tax
Sundance Dillons
Admin- Misc Exp, Streets, Parks,

Water, Fire- Supplies
Sundance Electric Inc.
Water- Well Controls
Sundance State Bank
Direct Deposit Fees
Sundance P.O.E. Fuel Center Garbage- Fuel
Symetra Life Insurance
Long Term Disability Insurance
Team Laboratory
Chemical Corp
Streets- Maint
The Line Company
Water- Pond
The Repair Shop LLC
P.S.- Vehicle Maint, Garbage-

Equip & Maint
The Sundance Times
Admin- Advertising
Tongue River Cable
Admin- Housing Authority
Town of Moorcroft
Garbage- Landfill Charges
Tracy Motor Company
Water- Misc, Garbage- Misc,

Parks- Misc
Trihydro Corporation
Water- City Engineer
Trihydro Corporation
Admin- Engineering
Trihydro Corporation
Landfill- Testing
Trihydro Corporation
Landfiill- Engineering & Planning $122.25
Trihydro Corporation
Water- Scada
Trihydro Corporation
Landfill- Engineering & Planning $2,067.50
Trihydro Corporation
Landfill- Engineering & Planning $998.75
Trihydro Corporation
Streets- Croell Project
Trihydro Corporation
Streets- Croell Project
P.S.- Misc
US Postmaster
Postage - Bulk Mailing and Postage $257.12
Vilas Pharmacy
P.S.- Supplies, Admin-

Office Supplies
P.S.- Vehicl Maint, Invest Exp, Admin
Computer Support, Misc Exp, Computer

hardware, Travel & Training, Fire- Travel &

Training, Strets- Equipment
Volunteer Firemens
Pension Fund
Fire Department- Retirement
Western Waste Solutions
Garbage- Recycling Tonage
Windcreek Services Inc.
Water- Pond
Wireless Adavanced Comm P.S.- Equipment & Maint
Wyoming Dept of
Workforce Services
Garbage- Unemployment
Wyoming Retirement
Wyoming Water
Water- Croell Well Project
Wyoming Workers
Workers Compensation
YC Inc dba Sundance
Equipment Co.
Streets- Misc
Publish: December 10, 2015

Probate No. PR-5668
Notice is hereby given that an
Application for Distribution By
Summary Procedure for Real
Property has been filed in the District
Court, Sixth Judicial District, Crook
County, Wyoming, by Gaylin Grant
pursuant to Wyoming Statute 2-1205, seeking to establish the right
and title to the following described
real property in the name of Herbert
Township 54 North, Range 65
West of the 6th P.M., Crook
County, Wyoming.
Section 11: Lots 2 and 3,
Section 11: SW1/4NE1/4, Lot
4, W1/2 of Lot 1
Section 11: That portion of
Lot 1 (NW1/4NE1/4) and
the NE1/4NE1/4 which lies
south and west of centerline
of Crook County Highway
No. 105 (Yukon Co. Rd)
and south and west of
112 as said Highway No.
112 runs southeast from
its intersection with Crook
County Highway No. 105.
Section 2: That portion of
Lot 15 (SW1/4SE1/4) which
lies south and west of the
centerline of Crook County
Highway No. 105 (Yukon
Any Person objecting to the
application shall file a written
objection with the District Court
on or before January 11, 2016. If
no objection is filed, the facts
contained in the Application for
Distribution By Summary Procedure
for Real Property shall be presumed
correct and title to the real property

shall be vested in Gaylin Grant,

Doris Page, and Zella Schwartzkopf,
Dated this 2nd day of December,
Wayne R. Wilson
Wilson Law Office
P.O. Box 220
Hulett, WY 82720
(307) 467-5550
WSB #5-2566
Publish: December 10 and 17, 2015

Notice is given that on November
23, 2015, Rodney Mathis, Michael
Mathis and Nancy Allen, whose
address is PO Box 1123, Gillette,
WY 82717, accepted appointment
as Successor Co-Trustees of the
Jeanette D. Mathis Revocable
Living Trust Dated February 21,
Pursuant to W.S. 4-10-507(a)(ii),
notice is hereby given of the CoTrustees intent to have the property
of Jeanette D. Mathis distributed as
permitted under the terms of the
Creditors of Jeanette D. Mathis
must file their claims in writing
within 120 days after the date of
the first publication of this notice
or their claims may be barred.
Claims may be filed with the CoTrustees attorney, Eric John Nies,
Hood & Nies, P.C., at P.O. Box 759,
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783.
Dated November 23, 2015
Rodney Mathis
Michael Mathis
Nancy Allen
Document prepared by:
Eric John Nies
Hood & Nies, P.C.
P.O. Box 759
Spearfish, SD 57783-0759
(605) 642-2757
Publish: December 3 and 10, 2015

Renewal Permit
Public Notice
In accordance with the provisions
of the Wyoming Environmental
Quality Act and Chapter 1, Section
2(j) of the Solid Waste Rules and
Regulations, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick
Reilly have submitted a renewal
permit application for a mobile
treatment facility known as Giant
Rubber Water Tanks, Inc.
The mobile treatment facility
is based in Crook County near
Alva, Wyoming, but will operate
throughout the state. The proposed
facility will provide for the treatment
of scrap tires which have been
generated within the State of
Wyoming. The life of the facility is
estimated to be indefinite.
The Department of Environmental
Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste
Division (DEQ) has determined that
the permit application is generally
adequate. DEQs solid waste
rules, in Chapter 1, Section 2(j)
(iv)(A), require that the applicant
must provide public notice that a
proposed permit has been issued,
and inform the public that there is
an opportunity to comment on the
proposed permit before it is issued
in final form. The notice is also
required to indicate that the public
may file formal written objections
to issuance of a final permit. This
publication also provides notice of
those opportunities.
Copies of the permit application,
the DEQs review of the application,
and the proposed permit can be
viewed at DEQs Casper office
located at 152 N. Durbin Street,
Suite 100, 82601.
Any interested person has the right
to either: provide comments on
the proposed permit, which DEQ
will consider prior to taking final
action on the permit application,
or file formal written objections to
the proposed permit. The period for
providing comments, or filing formal
written objections to the proposed
permit, shall begin on December 3,
2015 and end on January 9, 2016.
Any comments or formal written
objections must be received by
5:00 PM on the last day of the
notice period. Comments or formal
objections must be submitted
in writing to the Department of
Parfitt Corra, Director, 200 W.
17th, 4W, Cheyenne, WY 82002.
Formal written objections must be
accompanied by a statement of
the facts upon which the objection
is based. If substantial written
objections are filed, a contested
case hearing will be held by the
Environmental Quality Council.
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, special
assistance or alternative formats will
be made available upon request
for individuals with disabilities.
Publish: December 3 and 10, 2015

WHEREAS, default in the payment
of principal and interest has
occurred under the terms of a
Promissory Note (the Note) dated
September 15, 2011, executed
and delivered by Christopher Brian
Grisham (Mortgagor) to First
National Bank of Gillette, National
Bank, and a real estate Mortgage
(the Mortgage) of the same
date securing the Note, which
Mortgage was executed and
delivered by said Mortgagor, to
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc., as nominee for First
National Bank of Gillette, National
Bank, its successors and assigns as
Mortgagee, and which Mortgage
was recorded on September 15,
2011, at Reception No. 616403, in
Book 510, at Page 0077 in the public
records in the office of the County
Clerk and ex-officio Register of
Deeds in and for Crook County,
State of Wyoming; and
WHEREAS, the Mortgage was
assigned for value as follows:
Assignee: U.S. Bank National
Assignment dated: August 30,
September 12, 2013
information: at Reception No.
628464, in Book 535, at Page
All in the records of the County
Clerk and ex-officio Register of
Deeds in and for Crook County,
WHEREAS, the Mortgage contains a
power of sale which by reason of said
default, the Mortgagee declares
to have become operative, and
no suit or proceeding has been
instituted at law to recover the
debt secured by the Mortgage, or
any part thereof, nor has any such
suit or proceeding been instituted
and the same discontinued; and
WHEREAS, written notice of intent

to foreclose the Mortgage by

advertisement and sale has been
served upon the record owner
and the party in possession of the
mortgaged premises at least ten (10)
days prior to the commencement
of this publication, and the amount
due upon the Mortgage as of
November 23, 2015 being the total
sum of 158,186.64, plus interest,
costs expended, late charges, and
attorneys fees accruing thereafter
through the date of sale;
WHEREAS, the property being
foreclosed upon may be subject to
other liens and encumbrances that
will not be extinguished at the sale.
Any prospective purchaser should
research the status of title before
submitting a bid;
NOW, THEREFORE U.S. Bank National
Association, as the Mortgagee, will
have the Mortgage foreclosed as
by law provided by causing the
mortgaged property to be sold
at public venue by the Sheriff or
Deputy Sheriff in and for Crook
County, Wyoming to the highest
bidder for cash at 10:00 o`clock
in the forenoon on December 14,
2015 at the Front Steps of the Crook
County Courthouse located at
309 Cleveland Street, Sundance,
WY 82729, for application on the
above described amounts secured
by the Mortgage, said mortgaged
property being described as
follows, to-wit:
Lot 4A in Block 1 of OLD RODEO
ADDITION to the Town of Hulett,
according to the Replat of Lots
4 and 5 of Block 1 of the OLD
RODEO ADDITION to the Town of
Hulett, Crook County, Wyoming
recorded October 10, 2007
as instrument number 591248.
Parcel ID # 1854651241900700
With an address of 410 Red Bluff
Road, Hulett, WY 82720 (the
undersigned disclaims liability
for any error in the address).
Together with all improvements
thereon situate and all fixtures and
appurtenances thereto.
Dated: November 10, 2015
U.S. Bank National Association
By: Benjamin J. Mann
Halliday, Watkins & Mann, P.C.
376 East 400 South, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
HWM File # 45680
December 3 and 10, 2015


Change of
Case No. CV-8441
For Change of Name.
the 28th day of October, 2015,
a petition was filed in the District
Court in and for Crook County,
State of Wyoming, by Robert Lee
Sprague, also known as Robert Lee
Glenn, praying for an order of the
court changing his name to Robert
Lee Glenn.
Any person desiring to object to
the granting of the petition may do
so by filing an objection in writing
with the clerk of the above-entitled
court not later than the 13th day of
January, 2016.
DATED this 12th day of November,
Douglas E. Stevens, #6-3708
Attorney for Petitioner
Post Office Box 1130
Sundance, Wyoming 827291130
(307) 283-2535
December 3 and 10, 2015


City Minutes
December 1, 2015
The Town Council met this day in
regular session at 7:00 p.m. with
Mayor Paul Brooks presiding.
Roll call was taken by Mayor Brooks
with Council Members April Gill,
Ken Denzin, Brad Marchant and
Sheryl Klocker in attendance.
SECONDED a motion to approve
the Consent Agenda. All ayes,
Approve Minutes of the City Council
Regular Meeting for November
3, 2015 as published.
Treasurers Report with a general

account balance of $830,013.48, a

utility deposit fund account balance
of $41,844.00 and a $258.18 transfer
into the general account from the
utility deposit fund account for the
amount applied to utility bills and
interest. Approve the November
adjustment report. Approve the
November Paid Invoice Report.
Approve the December Unpaid
Invoice Report. Approve the
Monthly Municipal Court Report.
MOTION (per consent agenda)
Mayor Brooks announced the
upcoming meetings - Crook County
Solid Waste Advisory Committee
on Wednesday, January 13,
2016 at 6:30 p.m. Sundance City
Hall, WAM Winter Workshop in
Cheyenne, February 17-19, 2016,
Public Hearing for WWDC PRV
Water Project December 2, 2015 at
12:00 p.m.
Public Works Director Mac Erickson
reported on the Pond Project. The
pond is finished with the exception
of building the dock and a walking
path. The Sundance Rod and Gun
Club will order and purchase the
decking material. The Club and
City crew will have to wait until
the ice is solid enough to assemble
the decking for the dock. Mayor
Brooks instructed City Engineer
Karla Greaser to look at safe-route
walking paths to the pond and
new elementary school.
Ms. Greaser updated the council
on the 21st Street Water Loop and
Tuura Park projects. Ms. Greaser said
the Notice for Final Payment had
been advertise and requested the
council approve Change Order #3
that addresses the additional work
from the previous Work Change
Directive #1. COUNCIL MEMBER
to approve Change Order #3 to
close out 21st Street Water Loop
and Tuura Park Projects. All ayes,
Ms. Greaser informed the Council
the outcome of the WWDC
meeting held in Casper on
Thursday, November 5, 2015 to
discuss the Level II and Level III
project funding. The Level II, Phase II
water investigation project and the
Level III PRV construction projects
were recommended for funding.
However, the Level III waterline
upgrade to accommodate fire
flow to the new elementary school
was tabled until WWDC January
7, 2016 meeting. The Wyoming
Water Quality Application for the
new school has been submitted
by CEI Engineering to WDEQ for
their review. Dan Mummert with
Trihydro informed the council that
in modeling and testing for the
application the fire flow did not
meet regulation pressures. Public
Works Director Mac Erickson added
concern on how low the pressures
dropped at the hospital during the
testing. Mr. Mummert encourages
the council to do everything they
could to see this project move
forward for the long term benefits
for all the citizens.
Greaser and Councilman
Marchant reported on the WYDOT
license for the school project to
bore under Cleveland Street. CEI
Engineering removed the casing
for the bored waterline because
that is not a requirement of WYDOT.
After some discussion was held
GILL SECONDED a motion to require
CEI Engineering (engineering firm
for the new school project) to
add casing the waterline under
Cleveland Street back into the
construction drawings. All ayes,
MOTION CARRIED. Council member
Klocker abstained from discussion
and voting due to conflict of
Council Member Klocker gave
the council an update on the
CCCWAC-Landfill Closure meeting.
Discussion was held on forming a
Joint Powers Board for the purpose
of performing a feasibility study.
Mr. Erickson reported his crew had
dug test pits in the oldest section
of the landfill to research the
possibility of reducing the footprint
of the landfill closure. The findings
were such that the number of acres
to close will stay the same. Clerk
Treasurer Kathy Lenz informed the
council of the legislation that will
affect funding available to close
the landfill.
Discussion was held on the deer
Paul Stille with Leo Riley & Company
explained the financial audit to the
council during the work session prior
to the council meeting. Mr. Stille
found the citys financial statement
to be in good condition. COUNCIL
motion to allow the Mayor to sign
the final draft of the audit. All ayes,
Linda Tokarzyk with Rare Earth
Resources gave an update on the
Wyoming Business Alliance and a
progress report on RERs US Forest
Service NEPA findings.




SECONDED a motion to table
the Preliminary Plat for the Croell
Project-Phase III to the next
council meeting. All ayes, MOTION
SECONDED a motion to approve
the proposed city holidays for 2016.
a motion to sign a pre-buy
contract with Blakeman Propane
for propane gas. All ayes, MOTION
During the work session discussion
was held on the possible rate
increase. Ms. Lenz provided two
possible options to the council.
The first option being based on
a percentage increase and the
second option on a base rate
increase the utility rates effective
January 1, 2016 by the base
rate option. All ayes, MOTION
THE AMENDMENT to include the
increase of the commercial
recycling rate to a minimum of
$6.00 per month. All ayes, MOTION
The Land Use Planning Committee
did not meet in December. There
were no minutes for the council to
Discussion was held on a rate
change for the Crook County
to leave the fair ground office as
a commercial account. All ayes,
Fire Chief Tomford submitted a
report for the Sundance Volunteer
Fire Department of 5 calls for the
month. Ms. Lenz reported that
she had written a grant for safety
bunkers for the fire department that
was due on November 30, 2015.
The grant request was $9710.00 and
requires a 10 % match from the City.
SECONDED a motion to match the
grant with the State of Wyoming
Department of Workforce Services
for fire safety equipment. All ayes,
City Engineer Karla Greaser asked
the Council to adopt standards
for fire flow requirements.
Greaser and Mr. Erickson discussed
adopting the NFPA 1142 standards
that are designed specifically
for rural communities verses the
IBC fire standards. Mr. Mummert
added information on how other
towns fund development in their
communities. COUNCIL MEMBER
to instruct the City Engineer and
Public Works Director to pursue
a fire flow requirement. All ayes,
reported on an expired easement.
SECONDED a motion for the City
Attorney to negotiate purchasing
the property verses an easement.
Council member Denzin reported
on the power issue at the Sundance
Kids Childrens Center.
informed the council the Port
of Entry is scheduled to open
December 8, 2015. Mr. Marchant is
the acting Police Commissioner in
the absence of the Chief of Police.
Mr. Marchant reported the MOU
with the Sheriffs Department is in
place as is the work schedule for
the police officers.
Mayor Brooks adjourned
meeting at 8:30 p.m.


Mayor Paul Brooks
Clerk-Treasurer Kathy A. Lenz
Publish: December 10, 2015

DEQ Request
Quality, Division of Air Quality
PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance
with Chapter 6, Section 2(m) of
the Wyoming Air Quality Standards
and Regulations, notice is hereby
given that the State of Wyoming,
Quality, Division of Air Quality,
proposes to approve a request
by Mesa Natural Gas Solutions
LLC to operate 300 temporary
portable rich burn natural gas
fired generator engines consisting
of thirteen (13) 106 hp Doosan 8L
Naturally Aspirated engines, thirtyeight (38) 199 hp Doosan 8L Turbo

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High School Girls Basketball

Dec. 11-12 at Upton Tournament
Dec. 17-19 Stateline Shootout at Sundance/Newcastle
Jan. 8 at Upton, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 vs. Hulett at Home, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 vs. Harding Co. at Home, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 16 at Kaycee, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 22 at Hill City, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 at Tongue River, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 vs. Wright at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 at Arvada/Clearmont, 5 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Big Horn, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 vs. Moorcroft at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 12 vs. Tongue River at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 at Wright, 1 and 4 p.m.
Feb. 18 at Moorcroft, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 vs. Big Horn at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 25-27 Regional at Laramie
March 3-4 State at Casper
High School Boys Basketball
Dec. 11-12 at Upton Tournament
Dec. 17-19 Stateline Shootout at Sundance/Newcastle
Jan. 7 at Newell, 4:30 and 6 p.m.
Jan. 8 at Upton, 4 and 7 p.m.
Jan. 9 vs. Hulett at Home, 1 and 4 p.m.
Jan. 22 at Hill City, 4 and 7 p.m.
Jan. 23 at Tongue River, 1 and 4 p.m.
Jan. 26 vs. Wright at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Jan. 28 at Arvada/Clearmont (JV), 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Big Horn, 1 and 2 p.m.
Feb. 4 vs. Moorcroft at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 5 at NSI, 3:30 and 5 p.m.
Feb. 12 vs. Tongue River at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 13 at Wright, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 18 at Moorcroft, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 19 vs. Big Horn at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 25-27 Regional at Laramie
March 3-4 State at Casper

SHS Girls Basketball, back row L-R: Tacey Martin, Raven Tagart, Avery Orcutt,
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Dec. 17-19 Stateline Shootout at Sundance/Newcastle
Jan. 8 at Upton, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 vs. Hulett at Home, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 vs. Harding Co. at Home, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 16 at Kaycee, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 22 at Hill City, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 at Tongue River, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 vs. Wright at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 at Arvada/Clearmont, 5 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Big Horn, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 vs. Moorcroft at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 12 vs. Tongue River at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 at Wright, 1 and 4 p.m.
Feb. 18 at Moorcroft, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 vs. Big Horn at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 25-27 Regional at Laramie
March 3-4 State at Casper

High School

High School Wrestling

Dec. 11-12 at Lusk Tourney
Dec. 15 Gillette Soph./Hulett, Harding Co.
Quad at Home WI 5 p.m., Wr. 6 p.m.
Dec. 19 Wright Duals
Jan. 7 Custer Quad
Jan. 9 Wright Duals
Jan. 15 Newcastle
Jan. 19 at Harding County Quad
Jan. 22-23 at Moorcroft Mixer
Jan. 29-30 Belle Fourche
Feb. 6 Hill City
Feb. 11 Conference Duals at Moorcroft
Feb. 19-20 Regional at Lusk
Feb. 26-27 State at Casper
High School Girls Basketball
Dec. 11-12 at Upton Tournament
Dec. 17-19 Stateline Shootout at Sundance/Newcastle
Jan. 8 at Upton, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 vs. Hulett at Home, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 vs. Harding Co. at Home, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SHS Boys Basketball, back row L-R: Micah Selting, Jerrett Schloredt,
Jan. 16 at Kaycee, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
22 at Hill
City, 4 and 5:30
p.m. Cross, Cole Inghram, Cameron Weaver,
23 at
Tongue River,
1 and
Kanode, Teegan Martin, Braylon Materi,
Jan. 26 vs. Wright at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Diede, 5Logan
Stefanich, Wyatt Sigel; not pictured:
Jan. 28 Nathan
at Arvada/Clearmont,
Jan. 30 at BigZachary
Horn, 1 andWilliams,
2:30 p.m.
Brandon Williams, Brody Skeens.
Feb. 4 vs. Moorcroft at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 12 vs. Tongue River at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 at Wright, 1 and 4 p.m.
Feb. 18 at Moorcroft, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 vs. Big Horn at Home, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 25-27 Regional at Laramie
March 3-4 State at Casper
High School Boys Basketball
Dec. 11-12 at Upton Tournament
Dec. 17-19 Stateline Shootout at Sundance/Newcastle
Jan. 7 at Newell, 4:30 and 6 p.m.
Jan. 8 at Upton, 4 and 7 p.m.
Jan. 9 vs. Hulett at Home, 1 and 4 p.m.
Jan. 22 at Hill City, 4 and 7 p.m.
Jan. 23 at Tongue River, 1 and 4 p.m.
Jan. 26 vs. Wright at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Jan. 28 at Arvada/Clearmont (JV), 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Big Horn, 1 and 2 p.m.
Feb. 4 vs. Moorcroft at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 5 at NSI, 3:30 and 5 p.m.
Feb. 12 vs. Tongue River at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 13 at Wright, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 18 at Moorcroft, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 19 vs. Big Horn at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 25-27 Regional at Laramie
March 3-4 State at Casper

High School

High School Boys Basketball

Dec. 11-12 at Upton Tournament
Dec. 17-19 Stateline Shootout at Sundance/Newcastle
Jan. 7 at Newell, 4:30 and 6 p.m.
Jan. 8 at Upton, 4 and 7 p.m.
Jan. 9 vs. Hulett at Home, 1 and 4 p.m.
Jan. 22 at Hill City, 4 and 7 p.m.
Jan. 23 at Tongue River, 1 and 4 p.m.
Jan. 26 vs. Wright at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Jan. 28 at Arvada/Clearmont (JV), 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Big Horn, 1 and 2 p.m.
Feb. 4 vs. Moorcroft at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 5 at NSI, 3:30 and 5 p.m.
Feb. 12 vs. Tongue River at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 13 at Wright, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 18 at Moorcroft, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 19 vs. Big Horn at Home, 4 and 7 p.m.
Feb. 25-27 Regional at Laramie
March 3-4 State at Casper
High School Wrestling
Dec. 11-12 at Lusk Tourney
Dec. 15 Gillette Soph./Hulett, Harding Co.
Quad at Home WI 5 p.m., Wr. 6 p.m.
Dec. 19 Wright Duals
Jan. 7 Custer Quad
Jan. 9 Wright Duals
Jan. 15 Newcastle
Jan. 19 at Harding County Quad
Jan. 22-23 at Moorcroft Mixer
Jan. 29-30 Belle Fourche
Feb. 6 Hill City
Feb. 11 Conference Duals at Moorcroft
Feb. 19-20 Regional at Lusk
Feb. 26-27 State at Casper

High School Wrestling

Dec. 11-12 at Lusk Tourney
Dec. 15 Gillette Soph./Hulett, Harding Co.
Quad at Home WI 5 p.m., Wr. 6 p.m.
Dec. 19 Wright Duals
Jan. 7 Custer Quad
Jan. 9 Wright Duals
Jan. 15 Newcastle
Jan. 19 at Harding County Quad
Jan. 22-23 at Moorcroft Mixer
Jan. 29-30 Belle Fourche
Feb. 6 Hill City
Feb. 11 Conference Duals at Moorcroft
Feb. 19-20 Regional at Lusk
Feb. 26-27 State at Casper

SHS Wrestlers, back row L-R: Donnavan Gray, Jimmy Kephart, Yuli Viergets,
Luke Sullivan, John Sullivan, Beau Mitzel; front row: Michael Donnaway,
Justin Tenke, Preston Castor, Dylan Parker, Brenden Deide


High School


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sundance Parade of Lights

A special presentation of the birth of Christ

December 23, 2015
6:30 PM
69 West Highway 14
Sundance, WY
Cinnamon Rolls and Beverages
follow the presentation

2015 FORD
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2009 CHEVY
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2004 GMC
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2736 1st Avenue
Spearfish SD 57783


Belle Fourche SD 57717

Across from Walmart Next to ET Sports


2221 Lazelle Street

Sturgis SD 57785

Next to Shopko


Spend your Holiday

When you find the courage to fight
through the elements. And you find the
strength to save a life. These are the
kinds of moments youll experience in
the National Guard.
If youve got it inside you, this is
your time to act. Visit the Guard online
at or
call 1-800-GO-GUARD.

at the Latchstring

Beef Tenderloin Medallions: $29.99

~ Drizzled with a balsamic glaze, served with roasted red peppers,

yukon gold potatoes and fresh asparagus. Includes dessert bar.

Traditional Roast Turkey: $14.99 Adults $8.99 Kids

~ Served with potatoes and gravy and all the fixin's including a desert bar.
Just like home - seconds available.
10 & UNDER:
Children's Gourmet Mac-N-Cheese with Hot Dogs $7.99

Served 11am-4pm December 25th

Reservations Recommended
Call us at 605-584-3333
or 605-584-3435
to make yours today!

Scenic Hwy. 14-A, Lead, SD

Jeff Moberg photos

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Fridays Parade of Lights drew around 15 entries which illuminated the streets of Sundance during the annual celebration. Winners were selected by the Sundance Chamber and were as follows: Best Use of Theme- Spencer & Virgil Virchow; most Unique
- Crook County ; Best Business/organization - Sundance masonic Lodge.