Week of April 11, 2024

New postmaster returns home

Grace Moore

With the loss of Moorcroft postmaster Kim Watson, long time local resident Ann Shutt is moving from the Rozet post office back home, to Moorcroft. After starting her career in Upton as a part-time flex employee and working there for five years, Shutt transferred to Gillette and worked there part time until 2000, when the postmaster position opened in Beulah, WY. "I loved it, it was fun and I was grateful to be there," she says. "I did that for a year and the Moorcroft Post office came open,"...

County looks to include towns in land use planning

Grace Moore

Crook County Commissioners Fred Devish and Kelly Dennis, with their hired consultant, Jayna Watson, spoke to the assemblage at Friday's Pine Haven Council workshop regarding the next steps of their efforts to better manage growth within county limits. The commissioners allowed their consultant to take the lead in the conversation. Watson was first introduced to town and county residents in January as she conducted opinion polls and disseminated information about the possible need for further...

  • Moorcroft art students compete in Casper

    Moorcroft students will be joining the 56th annual Wyoming State High School Art Symposium again this year. The event starts on April 17 and is open to the public on Thursday, April 1 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Ford Wyoming Center, in Casper, WY. The Wyoming Secondary Art Educators (WSAE), sponsors of the event as well as coordinators, are excited about the estimated 5000 pieces of student artwork anticipated to be on display and the approximately 1500 students, 75 high school art teachers,...

  • Moorcroft School Menu

    Breakfast Apr. 15: Pancake on a stick, pears, yogurt, milk Apr. 16: Croissant breakfast sandwich, mandarin oranges, GoGurt, milk Apr. 17: Chocolate oatmeal bar, apple, yogurt, milk Apr. 18: Cereal, toast, strawberries, juice, milk Lunch Apr. 15: Chicken nuggets, Scooby Snacks, fries, apple, veggie bar, milk Apr. 16: Beef stuffed sandwich, corn, Chex mix, strawberries, veggie bar, milk Apr. 17: Country fried steak, animal crackers, mashed potatoes, pears, veggie bar, milk Apr. 18: Ham and turkey...

Easter winners

Winners of the Easter prizes donated by the Coffee...

What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

Serena Buckner

We have lots of fun planned at the library over the next few months! Stop in to pick up a calendar, view events on our website or follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information. We offer FREE kids’ (ages seven+) paint classes each month. Our next class dates are April 12 and May 10. Reservations are required. Donations are accepted to purchase class supplies and we also have paintings available by donation to help fund these classes. Our Adult Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month, at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join...

Moorcroft Senior Menu

Apr. 15: Sub sandwich, Wisconsin cheese soup, lettuce salad, peaches, carrot cake Apr. 16: Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, tomato slices, ice cream Apr. 17: Chicken fajita, refried beans, ambrosia, beets, cupcake Apr. 18: Goulash, garlic bread, strawberries, California blend veggies, pineapple upside down cake Apr. 19: Grilled cheese, tomato soup, cottage cheese, peas and carrots, angel food cake Available at Donna’s Diner Apr. 18: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit...

  • Pine Haven Calendar of Events

    Monday Exercise Group: noon, Community Center Tuesday Exercise Group: noon, Community Center Wednesday Over the Hill Gang Activities at Community Center: Pinochle, Hand & Foot: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Meal: 12-12:30 p.m. – Potluck Lunch Birthday Treats Thursday Exercise Group: noon, Community Center Fire Department Meeting: 6:30 p.m., Town...

  • Moorcroft Calendar of Events

    Monday Cribbage: 1 p.m., MSC Moorcroft Historical Society: 5:45 p.m., West Texas Trail Museum Crook County School Board: 6 p.m., Central Office, Sundance MVFD Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Moorcroft Ambulance Meeting: 7 p.m. Tuesday Yoga: 9 a.m., MSC Wednesday Coffee, Cinnamon Rolls, Music: 9-11 a.m., MSC CCSCS District (Mill Levy) Board: 11 a.m., Sundance Senior Center Movie: 1 p.m., MSC Crook County Tourism Promotion Board: 6 p.m., Crook County Museum, Sundance Gamblers Anonymous: 7-8 p.m., First United...

  • PSC

    PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Black Hills Wyoming Gas, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHWG) for authority to pass on a wholesale gas cost increase of $0.0114 per therm for non-Choice Gas customers, effective for usage on and after March 1, 2024. The rate is applicable to 67,987 customers, including the Cheyenne and Cody divisions and all non-Choice Gas customers in the Casper, Gillette, and Torrington divisions who have elected to take service under the Gas Cost Adjustment Rate....

  • Liquor

    NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR NEW BAR & GRILL LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON day of February, 2024, D.A. Davidson filed an application for the new Bar & Grill Liquor License in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Moorcroft for the following premise: 626 E. Converse, Moorcroft, Wyoming; and protests, if any there be, against this new liquor license will be heard at the hour of 7:15 p.m., on April 24, 2024 in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall. ATTEST: Cheryl Schneider, Clerk/Treasurer Publish: April 4 and 11,...

  • Mining

    Public Notice The Black Hills Bentonite, LLC of 55 Salt Creek Highway in Casper, Wyoming has filed a regular mining permit amendment application with the Land Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for the mining of bentonite in Crook County, Wyoming. The permit area is approximately 10 miles northwest of the town of Upton, Wyoming. The application may be viewed at the Cheyenne or the Sheridan Office of the Land Quality Division. The application will be readvertised for public comment prior to approval by the...

  • PSC

    PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application of Black Hills Wyoming Gas, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHWG or the Company), for authority to revise its established distribution areas and Wobbe Indices, as more fully described below. 1. BHWG is a public utility subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction. Wyo. Stat. §§ 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D) and 37-2-112. 2. On March 26, 2024, BHWG submitted its Application requesting...

  • Commissioners

    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, April 2, 2024 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Member Bob Latham and County Clerk Melissa Jones. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag. Kelly moved to approve and ratify the minutes from March 5 & 6, 2024. Bob seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Bob moved to approve the health insurance proposal with WEBT. There will be no changes from last year, with the County...

  • Meeting

    April 25, 2024, CCMSD Regular Board of Trustees Meeting The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on April 25, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank conference room. You are invited to attend in-person or via Teams webinar. Joint the meeting at the link below: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/3ce393df-77e7-47f7-ad02-4ed0efb8125d@f1f73db4-4d69-4e07-8652-10c57c1f3e50 Publish: April 11,...

  • Crook County Public Notices

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