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 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    June 20, 2019 

Protecting Pine Haven

Pine Haven sits in a beautiful wooded area in a horseshoe of land on the south shore of Keyhole State Park and Reservoir and because of the town’s location; wild fires are always a very real...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 20, 2019 

Pine Haven overview

The Pine Haven Town Council met last Tuesday night with a relatively quickly covered agenda. The following are a few highlights: Mark the date The “Fire Works over the Water” will start at dusk on Saturday, July 6 at Coulter Bay. Public works...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 13, 2019

School access road still under discussion

Crook County School District #1 superintendent Mark Broderson addressed the Moorcroft Town Council at Monday night's meeting regarding the town's requisites for accepting the access road from Rail...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 13, 2019

A weekend of country junkin'

Darlene Coder of Compass Trading in Hulett approached the chambers of Hulett, Sundance and Moorcroft several months ago to discuss a countywide yard sale weekend called the Country Junkin' Weekend....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 13, 2019

More police for Jubilee

This year’s Jubilee is set to be a big gain for the businesses in Moorcroft and the surrounding areas, according to the council. Councilman Paul Smoot noted at Monday night’s meeting that his business is receiving around 15 calls daily for...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 13, 2019

Addressing transparency

Last year, after obtaining advice of legal counsel, the Moorcroft governing body held only an emergency meeting after a public hearing at the June meeting to accept the new fiscal budget in order to facilitate approval before the end of the current...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Mea culpa

Black Hills Energy community affairs manager Michael Howe, Cody gas operations manager Bo Secrest and Gillette operations supervisor Scott Wilson expressed their mea culpa to the Moorcroft Town...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Lack of bond bites council

In September 2015, property owner Steve Noakes came before the Moorcroft Town Council seeking permission to create a subdivision on his property north of I90 on Lincoln Boulevard. At that time, there...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Figuring out how to feed a community

To further their effort to assist the Moorcroft and surrounding area community, the Moorcroft Interfaith Community has been trying to establish a local distribution center in cooperation with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. Pastor Monte...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Cleaning up down town

The Moorcroft Town Council is in the process of putting the town-owned property currently housing the senior center on the west side of North Big Horn Avenue out for bid to sell at public auction....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 30, 2019

Construction season approaches

As June approaches, Moorcroft prepares for another busy construction season as the town finally rolls into the last phases of bringing the town’s infrastructure up to date. Powder River Sewer project The Powder River Sewer project is out for...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 30, 2019

Legion honors brethren

On a blustery Monday morning American Legion Post #25 members Tim Wattenberg, Ed Robinson, Bill Peters, Dalton Robinson, Keven Wolfe and Arnold Altaffer came together to honor their fallen comrades...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 30, 2019

The cat is back!

In December of 2017, Jodi Clark and her partner, Wayne Altaffer, came across the tracks of a young male cougar on the Altaffer ranch north of Moorcroft. Jodi and Wayne keep their license to hunt cats active so that they can hunt if the cats come too...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    May 23, 2019

Congratulations graduates!

Thirty five students graduated from Moorcroft High School Sunday night to a full house of cheers, whistles and smiles. Crook County #1 Superintendent Mark Broderson presided with speeches by...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 23, 2019

Pump still not approved -

After several months waiting for the DEQ to endorse the new pump that was installed in the new well as a part of the otherwise complete tank and well project accomplished last summer with a grant from the state, the agency has yet to approve Pine...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    May 23, 2019

Whitcomb FFA now offering livestock projects in town

FFA advisor and MHS agricultural teacher Hugh Jenkins has been soliciting the Moorcroft Town Council for a variance to the ordinance regarding livestock in town and the body has responded favorably. At the meeting last Monday, the council heard...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 23, 2019

BHE responds to stop order

After last week’s meeting of the council, Public Works Director Cory Allison was directed to stop all work by Black Hills Energy within town limits until the myriad complaints about the sub-par work by their contractor, E&S, are addressed. Black...

 
 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    May 23, 2019

Fishing Education Day a big hit

Around 115 fifth graders from Hulett, Sundance and Moorcroft schools attended the second annual North East Wyoming Walleye Association (NEWWA)’s fishing education day last Tuesday. There is reason...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

VFW closes in Moorcroft

State Chief of Staff for the VFW Pete Quinnell offered the town of Moorcroft the building and two lots previously used by the now defunct local VFW post #25 at Monday night's council meeting....

 
 By Grace Moore    Sports    May 16, 2019

Four-legged fun

Quite the crowd came together last Thursday evening to watch the triumphs and tragedies of the annual Donkey Basketball competition. Before the battle began, the teams gathered outside with their...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

Temporary digs for seniors

Moorcroft's town council recently offered the local senior center a couple of rooms at the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) until they are able to move into their own building. After discussing the action among their board members, representatives Donna...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

Town fed up with shoddy work

Moorcroft is not going to tolerate shoddy work from Black Hills Energy contractor, E&S, said the council on Monday. The Gillette operations supervisor was asked to attend Monday’s council meeting to address the myriad complaints and resolve the...

 
 By Grace Moore    Sports    May 9, 2019

Guardians of the flame

On a bright Thursday afternoon, Bryce Merchant carried the torch representing the Special Olympics with pride and the encouragement of friends through Moorcroft before passing it on to the next athlet...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 9, 2019

Madison well repaired

After pulling the inactive pump and motor from the Madison well three weeks ago, a new array has been installed and the well is again providing the preponderance of the town’s water. There had been a tentative plan to rebuild the previous pump and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 9, 2019

Towns clean for spring

Moorcroft and Pine Haven were busy over the weekend spring cleaning their communities. Moorcroft Volunteers from the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce, the MHS and the community walked and drove...

 

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