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Council seat reopens

Of the two recently elected Moorcroft Councilmen set to be sworn in at Monday night’s meeting, only Ben Glenn showed up. According to Mayor Dick Claar, Paul Gallegos provided a letter of...

Moorcroft Police Report

On January 5, police assisted Crook County Sheriff’s Office for a report of a domestic disturbance on Warbonnet Road. Officer responded to the scene along with a WHP Trooper and they spoke with the couple involved separately. Both parties denied...

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Upping the ante

The Second Annual Coach Mirich Texas Hold ‘em Tournament hosted more than 60 guests at the Pine Haven Community Center Saturday, with 34 players filling the gaming tables. This year’s more than...

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Vaccine program reaches next phase

Crook County Public Health completed the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations at the end of last week and will be moving on to the next tier of candidates on the state’s priority list. The phase 1a...

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Making progress on the lagoon

Pouring concrete for the foundation of the contact chambers This is the last stop before liquids are released into the tributary leading into the Belle Fourche...

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mark C. Peters, SD, 90/75, $135; Carla Jobgen, SD, 87/75, $120; Joshua Young, WA, 89/80, $103; Kase P. Gustafson, Moorcroft, 86/75, $115; Michael Greene, UT, 100/75, $185; Sergei O’Sullivan, MT, 94/70, $180; Connor Crane, SD, 85/75,...

Commission reluctant to form trash district

The commissioners intend to decide in February what should be done about the imminent closure of the last remaining landfill in Crook County. According to Mayor Dick Claar of Moorcroft, the formation of a solid waste district is the only way to...

Seeking heroes

Vitalant Blood Services will be in Moorcroft on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) cafeteria. Please join us in this awesome mission to save lives by donating blood. As always, all blood types are...

State Briefs

Snow evades area, state classified as in ‘extreme drought’ SHERIDAN (WNE) — Much of Wyoming is still classified as being in an “extreme drought,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, but it’s the late winter and spring months that...

Moorcroft Sports

High School GIRLS/BOYS BASKETBALL Monday, January 18 JV only at Home vs. NSI Thursday, January 21 at Big Horn, 4 p.m. Saturday, January 23 at Wright, 4 p.m. WRESTLING Friday, January 22 at Home - Dylan Humes Invitationalourney (Hot Springs...

Scoreboard

HS Volleyball October 29 Big Horn 16, 25, 23, 25, 15 3 Moorcroft 25, 14, 25, 23, 8...

College Sports

UW Men’s Basketball Wyoming – 60, Boise State – 83 Next: Sat., Jan. 16, 2 p.m. at Air Force; Mon., Jan. 18, 7 p.m. at Air Force; Fri., Jan. 22, 6 p.m. vs. Nevada UW Women’s Basketball Wyoming – 61, Boise State – 68 Next: Sat., Jan. 16,...

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Wolves face tough competition

The Wolves wrestling team traveled to Thermopolis and Powell this past weekend to wrestle duals against, Hulett, Star Vallley, Worland, Powell and Cokeville. There, they faced some tough 2A and 3A...

Wolves too hot for Devils

On Thursday night, the Lady Wolves traveled to Hulett to take on the Red Devils. Moorcroft got out to a quick start and led most of the game. The Lady Wolves ended up winning the game 54-14. I thought we came out with really good intensity in the...

Wolves conquer Devils

On Thursday, The Wolves boys basketball team traveled to Hulett to take on the Red Devils. The Wolves jumped out early and often and took a 41-13 lead into halftime and cruised to a 52-31 Non-Conference win. I thought we played together, shared the...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Holy crap, who knew! There really is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I discovered this after attending the January 6 Crook County Commissioners meeting, at which they held a hearing concerning the request to establish a county...

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Michael Pat Mackey

Michael Pat Mackey was born January 27, 1953 and passed away January 3, 2021, in Rapid City, South Dakota. A memorial service was held January 9, 2021, at Kirk Funeral Home. A burial of cremated...

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Mike Olson

Michael "Mike" Olson, 73, of Moorcroft, Wyoming passed away on January 4, 2021 after losing his battle with lung cancer. Mike was born to Toralv and Eileen in Brainerd, Minnesota. From there the...

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George "Durand" Grenier

George “Durand” Grenier passed away January 4, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 14, 1925, in Hulett, Wyoming, to George and Elizabeth (Freeborn) Grenier. When...

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Rita Joyce Smithburg

Rita Joyce Smithburg passed away at home in Sundance, Wyoming on the morning of January 4th, at the age of 76.  Rita was born on August 21, 1944 in El Centro, CA to Wilmar and Joyce (Lingscheit)...

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Ruth Marie Gurkowski

Ruth Marie Gurkowski passed away peacefully in Cheyenne, WY on December 22, 2020 at the age of 90. She was born to Clyde and Nettie Roadifer on May 19, 1930 in Sundance, WY. Until recent years, she...

School Menu

Breakfast January 18: Pancakes, grapes, yogurt January 19: Breakfast on a stick, applesauce, cheese stick January 20: Cinnamon roll, apple, gogurt January 21: Cereal, toast, peaches, juice Lunch January 18: Taco, refried beans, lettuce, tomato,...

CSC Honor Rolls

Chadron State College has announced the names of 328 students who qualified for the institution’s Fall 2020 President’s List with a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Crook County students on the list include Devin Hodges of Hulett and...

Fourth and fifth grade students invited to participate in Arbor Day poster contest

Wyoming State Forestry Division and Wyoming Project Learning Tree (WY PLT) are teaming up again this year to hold the annual Wyoming State Arbor Day poster contest. This year Wyoming will celebrate its 133rd Arbor Day. The contest is open to all...

Milestones

Birthdays January 18: Brinlee Wood, Gina Dewey, Jason Geuke January 19: Trenton Davis, Sophia Mills, Alexxa Black, Sandra Meek January 20: Linda Smith January 21: Kenny Blakeman, Renie Bunner January 23: Tate Allison, Dan Sipe January 24: Andrea...

Moorcroft Senior Menu

January 18: Shrimp, cottage cheese, creamed rice, ambrosia salad, apple pie January 19: Hot beef, mashed potatoes, california blend vegetables, watermelon, blueberry buckle January 20: Spaghetti, garlic bread, berry parfait, peaches, cherry crisp...

Pine Haven Calendar of Events

Senior Center Reopening: Tentatively set for January...

Crook County Public Notices

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