Week of April 25, 2024

Adding a touch of shine

Galvanized steel light poles were recently deposited near their seemingly intact counterparts throughout Crook County. These new poles are actually shorter and have a larger, stronger body to replace the poles that have proven too fragile to withstand Wyoming wind when combined with spring rain, snow and sleet. WYDOT District 4 traffic engineer Michelle Edwards explains that the weight of this combination was enough to fell some of the lighter poles in the southern part of the state, thus...

MIC moves forward at the MTC

Grace Moore

A special meeting was held last Wednesday to discuss in executive session employee evaluations, but first, the council took the opportunity to transfer the deed for part of the playground area within the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) property to Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MIC) leaders Monte Reichenberg and Randy Blakeman. In December 2023, when the MIC first approached the governing body about the possibility of purchasing this space to better facilitate food storage and distribution to...

GPS oversight brings questions

Grace Moore

With the introduction of the Global Positioning System (GPS) on Moorcroft’s police and public works vehicles, the decision has been made by the council to designate oversight of the system to department heads Cory Allison, Public Works Director, and Bill Bryant, Police Chief, in association with Mayor Ben Glenn. Town Attorney Pat Carpenter advised at a meeting a couple of weeks ago that direct oversight available to more than the department head and one council member could lead to problems. The mayor will then print reports to share with...

  • Moorcroft School Menu

    Breakfast Apr. 29: Bagel mini, pineapple, yogurt, milk Apr. 30: Biscuit, sausage gravy, fruit cocktail, cheese stick, milk May 1: Cheesy omelet, Scooby Snacks, kiwi, milk May 2: DONUTS WITH GROWNUPS Lunch Apr. 29: Pulled pork nachos, black beans, apple, chocolate chip cookie, veggie bar, milk Apr. 30: Crispy chicken wrap, potato wedges, strawberries, veggie bar, milk May 1: Beef and cheddar sandwich, orange, potato chips, veggie bar, milk May 2: Mr. Rib sandwich, baby carrots, mandarin...

  • Don't let ticks steal warm weather enjoyment

    With tick season quickly approaching, the Wyoming Department of Health says simple steps can help state residents protect themselves and their family members from potentially serious tick-borne illnesses. Courtney Tillman, an epidemiologist with WDH, said past records show people typically start seeking medical help due to tick bites in May. Diseases sometimes spread by infected ticks in Wyoming include tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) and Colorado tick fever (CTF). Tularemia symptoms include fever, swollen and painful lymph...

Friends of the feather: birding walk planned

Keyhole State Park is partnering with Audubon Rockies again this summer to provide a series of birding events at the park from May through August. The first event will be a "Birding Walk" on May 4, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Rocky Point Trailhead. This will provide an opportunity to observe, identify and learn about the various bird species at the park. Some binoculars and birding guides will be provided, but please bring your own if possible. All other events will be bird banding events...

What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

Serena Buckner

Everyone is invited to join us for Family Bingo Night on Tuesday, April 30, 6-7:30 p.m.! We will be serving cookies and punch. We will have fun prizes for attendees of all ages. Gather your family and friends for an entertaining evening. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. We have planned a youth craft on Friday, May 3 for attendees to create one-of-a-kind gifts for the special ladies in their lives. We have several time slots available for our Mystery Mother’s Day Craft. You can schedule time for sibling or friend groups. We have put a lot...

Moorcroft Senior Menu

Apr. 29: Western egg bake, breakfast potato, cottage cheese, California blend veggies, spice cake Apr. 30: Liver and onions, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, fruit cocktail, sugar cookie May 1: Lasagna, garlic bread, strawberries, carrots, brownie May 2: Ham steak, au gratin potatoes, cantaloupe, cauliflower salad, custard May 3: Pork chop, mashed potatoes and gravy, peaches, California blend vegies, chocolate chip cookie Available at Donna’s Diner May 2: Lasagna with breadstick,...

  • 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 Thursday Exercise Group: noon, Community...

  • Moorcroft Calendar of Events

    Monday Cribbage: 1 p.m., MSC Tuesday Yoga: 9 a.m., MSC CCMSD Board: 11 a.m., SSB Mtg. Room at Sundance Post Office or via Teams – [email protected] for link Wednesday Coffee, Cinnamon Rolls, Music: 9-11 a.m., MSC Movie: 1 p.m., MSC Gamblers Anonymous: 7-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church AA Meeting: 7 p.m., Moorcroft Library Basement Thursday Yoga: 9 a.m., MSC MIC Food Pantry: 4-6 p.m. Friday Starfish: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., MTC Saturday Starfish: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,...

  • School District Warrants

    Crook County School District # 1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on APRIL 15TH, 2024 IN SUNDANCE, WYOMING. To Whom Paid Purpose of Expenditure Amount General Fund A & B WELDING SUPPLY CO INC Supplies $801.05 ABLE LLC Consulting Services $2,330.00 ADP LEMCO INCORPORATED Replacement Parts $778.00 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES Supplies $2,142.02 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES Supplies $11,645.38 AT&T MOBILITY...

  • Probate

    PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Probate No. 2024-CV-0009013 In the Matter of the Estate of: PEGGY M. DOWLING, Deceased. NOTICE OF PROBATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby notified that on April 4, 2024, the estate of the above-named decedent was admitted to probate by the above-named court, and that Kevin N. Dowling was appointed as Personal Representative thereof. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to said decedent or to said estate are...

  • CHip Seal Bid

    TOWN OF PINE HAVEN PINE HAVEN, WYOMING Pine Haven Chip Seal 2024 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed Bids for the construction of the Pine Haven Chip Seal 2024 (project) will be received by the Town of Pine Haven at Town Hall located at 24 Waters Drive, Pine Haven, WY 82721, until 3:00 PM local time on May 9, 2024 at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Town of Pine Haven is requesting bids for the installation of a double chip seal on portions of two roads and a chip seal on a portion of one road in the Pine Haven...

  • Crook County Public Notices

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