New officer rounds out P.D.

Moorcroft Chief of Police Bill Bryant has begun site-specific training of local resident Nick Curley to round out the department, which has been running a man short since the departure of Jory...

Semi catches fire west of Moorcroft

The Moorcroft Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire last Friday at 5:25 p.m. immediately west of town on Highway 51. A locally owned semi tractor/trailer was traveling with a full...

Moorcroft Police Report

On June 3, police were notified of an accident in front of a residence on Green River Ave. Officer contacted the RP who stated their vehicle was struck while parked on the street in front of their home. Officer contacted the driver of the other...

Lightning sparks five fires

County firefighters found themselves stretched in several directions over the weekend when lightning strikes caused five individual fires to spark at the same time. Fortunately, only one of the five grew to a significant size: the Seely Fire,...

Blakeman Propane advocates for buying local

Whether or not the county should seek alternative bids for its propane supply came into question on Wednesday when representatives from Blakeman Propane attended the regular meeting of the commissioners to advocate for “shopping at home.” Tally...

Circuit Court

Speeding – Dana Johnson, CO, 94/80, $130; Kaitlin Hinrichs, MN, 91/75, $140; Deming Tang, CO, 88/80, $101; Carlos Alegria Hernandez, SD, 87/75, $120; Michael Waggener, SD, 86/75, $115; (truck) – Juan Flores Martinez, FL, 60/45, $497 No Valid...

State Briefs

Final health order expires CASPER (WNE) — As expected, the state of Wyoming entered June without any remaining health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The state health department announced late last month that it was immediately...

Colony railroad set to get an upgrade

The current owners of the hundred-year-old railroad leading into Colony is planning to upgrade the line. The county commissioners have offered their support for the project, which is expected to cost around $84 million and will include 80 miles of...

Legislators clash over ethics of "pledge"

An interim meeting of the Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Committee became the unexpected venue for a discussion of ethics on Monday. Crook County’s two legislators found themselves at loggerheads over a “pledge” that...

Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 24 – Paper service. Eight VIN checks. Eight traffic stops. EMS page. Two motorist assists. Traffic complaint. Fingerprints. Animal complaint. Wanted person. Arrest. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Booked in subject. Business check. May 25...

Ruth Evelyn Smith

Longtime Crook County resident Ruth Evelyn Smith, 83, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021, at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. Ruth was born April 12, 1938, to Clarence and Mollie (Mauch) Malliot in Garland, Wyoming. She...

Duncan McLean

Duncan McLean of Billings, Montana, formerly of Pine Haven, Wyoming, passed away on May 12, 2021. Duncan’s celebration of life will be held in Billings at Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Grande Blvd. on June 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. Graveside...

Service: Ruth Marie Gurkowski

Ruth Marie Gurkowski passed away peacefully in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on December 22, 2020, at the age of 90. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Sundance United Methodist Church in Sundance. Online condolences may...

Black Hills National Forest announces 2021 Moon Walk schedule

The Black Hills National Forest announces the Moon Walk interpretive program schedule for the 2021 season. In its 26th year, Forest visitors will explore the importance of caves and karst systems, beavers, learn about the stars in the night sky and...

Budding season

The Moorcroft Community Gardens face the unusually warm June weather with color and life as all but five of the 8 x 4 x 3 boxes are groomed and planted with this summer’s crops. Two of the three...

Milestones

Birthdays June 14: Cameron Braden June 15: Solomon Mills June 17: Tayler Brueggeman, Jake Ruff, Calvin Montaya June 18: Coleen Ferguson, Aspen Harris, Landen Ludemann June 19: Lisa Hilkemeier, Blakesly Nelson June 20: Mathew Schneider Anniversaries...

Moorcroft Senior Menu

June 14: Chicken breast sandwich, wisconsin cheese soup, cottage cheese, pineapple slices, white cake June 15: Pizza, meat/vegetables, cucumber/onions, mixed fruit, fruit pizza June 16: Chicken enchilada, refried beans, peaches, tomato slices,...

Pine Haven Calendar of Events

Wednesday Senior Activities at Community Center Cards, Games, Hanging Out: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m., Brats & chips Golf Card Game: 12:30-4...

Kids' Fishing Derby

The first North East Wyoming Walleye Association Annual Kids Fishing Derby at Keyhole Reservoir last weekend was a big success! Twenty six contestants participated in the age groups “big enough...

Youth Library News

Remember to come to the rodeo arena, out by the rest area, on June 16 at 10 a.m., to enjoy the Sheepdog Trial Demonstration featuring Dennis Edwards and his dog. Summer Reading registration will begin, at the library, following this FREE kick-off...

Crook County Public Notices

See all Crook County public notices online at: http://www.wyopublicnotices.com/index.php/main/search/0/Crook To place a public notice in the Moorcroft Leader email: moorc...

Proposed Budget

Proposed Budget Crook County Medical Services District   Budget Hearing Information 713 W. Oak St Location: Sundance State Bank Meeting Room Sundance, WY 82729 Date: 6/24/2021 307-283-3501 Time: 10:30 a.m.     Crook County   Budget Prepared by:...

Fuel Supply Bid

Fuel Supply Bid Crook County is seeking bids for the supply of gasoline and off road red diesel fuel for the 2021/2022 fiscal year. Contract will be for one (1) full year with the option to extend for up to five additional years. Bids must be...

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