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Storm of the season

Last week's winter storm brought life for many Crook County residents to a standstill. In Moorcroft, garbage service was postponed as the public works crew had to clear snow Thursday morning and... Full story

Council clarifies utility shut-off policy

The Moorcroft Town Council has further clarified the planned adjustment of the water and sewer ordinances. Mayor Dick Claar reported last week that he had discussed the situation at length with one of the community’s mobile home park owners. He...

Moorcroft Police Report

On March 5, police were called to Moorcroft High School to meet with the principal and a student who had brandished a knife toward another student. Officer made contact with the principal, suspect, victim and witnesses and took statements. Officer...

Road issue for Pine Haven council

Among items of interest on the agenda of the regular meeting of the Pine Haven Council last Tuesday evening was the annexation of Boe Drive. This action was in agreement with a previous discussion with most of the residents of the roadway regarding...

State Briefs

‘Wyoming Promise’ continues drive despite death of bill SHERIDAN (WNE) — Despite the Free and Fair Elections Resolution failing in the Senate Corporations Committee on a 3-2 vote, Wyoming Promise volunteers are encouraged by their success...

Annual Young Author's Contest underway

The Crook County Library Foundation is sponsoring the Mary Hadley Memorial Young Author’s Contest again this spring. All Crook County youth are invited to participate by contributing ONE of the following: cowboy poetry, fiction story about a...

Happy 107th Girl Scouts

Last week, Girl Scouts all around the country celebrated Girl Scouts 107th birthday. Our local Girl Scout Troop celebrated with a cupcake decorating party. They enjoyed listening to the history of...


JH BOYS BASKETBALL Tues., March 5, 9 a.m. at NE Districts,...

Proving ground for a pack of Wolves

By Mary Hunt The Moorcroft Wolves opened the 2019 Spring Track and Field season at the Chadron High School Invite. The meet was held indoors and we were thankful to have gotten an opportunity to run....

James Cruickshank

Funeral service for James Cruickshank was held on Monday, March 18, 201 at the LDS Church in Moorcroft with President Valdon officiating. James Edwin Cruickshank was born in Great Falls, MT. January... Full story

Jean (John) Baptiste Iroz

Jean Iroz, 63, passed away March 8, 2019 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, of complications following a kidney transplant. Jean was born August 15, 1955, in Sheridan, Wyo to Jean (Pete) Baptiste Iroz, a... Full story

Bruce W. Gose

Bruce W. Gose, 90 of Upton, Wyoming, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday,... Full story

Lindsey Konyn

Celebration of Life for Lindsey Konyn was held Friday, March 15, 2019 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Gordon Harper officiating. Lindsey Konyn a loving mother was taken to heaven unexpectedly... Full story

Janice F. Douglas

Janice F. Douglas, aged 76, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday March 10, 2019, in Rapid City, South Dakota. Jan was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota, on March 18, 1942, along with her... Full story

Charles R. Rankin

Celebration of Life for Charles R. Rankin was held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Upton Elementary Auditorium. Charles R. Rankin was born on January 6, 1925, to Robert and Louella Rankin on the Rankin... Full story

Kristine Jo Darlington

Kristine Jo Darlington, 75, of Upton, Wyoming, went to rest with the Lord on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Rapid City, South Dakota. Kristine (or Nanny as we all know her) was born on August 30, 1943... Full story

School Menu

BREAKFAST March 25: French toast, cinnamon apples, string cheese March 26: Bagel mini, fruit cocktail, apple chips March 27: Breakfast burrito, pineapple, yogurt March 28: Cereal, toast, tropical fruit, juice LUNCH March 25: Taco salad, refried...

Moorcroft School K-4th Grade Read-A-Thon

Camlyn Connally, an eighth grade student and FCCLA member in Moorcroft, has focused her project this year around literacy in kindergarten through fourth grade. In partnership with Carol Mead and the...

MK-8 Kindergarten Screening

MK-8 School’s kindergarten screening will be held on Friday, March 29. To be scheduled for the screening, children need to be registered for kindergarten by Friday, March 22. Enrollment packets can be picked up at the MK-S office or at the...


Birthdays March 25 - Becky Holdeman, Duance Larson, Tucker Allison, Andy Glenn, Quincy Wofford, Devin Gideon March 26 - Brandon Nelson, Chad Fletcher, Lisa Gerguson, Dillion Clark, Megan Feehan March 27 - Rebeca Baron, Herbert Buckmiller, Sam...

Card of Thanks

Junior Class Thanks Community On March 9, 2019 the Moorcroft High School Junior class hosted the annual Prom. The theme for this year was Enchanted Garden. In a change-up from prior years, the entire gym was decorated with both sides of the...


MINUTES of MEETING BOARD of TRUSTEES CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 Preparing Today for Success Tomorrow CCSD#1 will prepare & empower all students for successful, lifelong learning through effective teaching. CALL TO ORDER The regular meeting of...

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