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 By Grace Moore    News    June 10, 2021 

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...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 10, 2021 

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 Tadlock...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    June 3, 2021

End of the school year

As this school season drew to a close last week, kindergartners through fifth and sixth grade enjoyed a “field day” on the Wolves’ football field on Tuesday. The many youngsters spent the aftern...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 3, 2021

Food pantry to close temporarily

The Crook County Council of County Services has closed the Moorcroft Food Pantry next to Sharon’s Home Health on North Little Horn Avenue until September 14. Council supervisor Jill Keller says the county-run pantry has seen a significant drop in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 3, 2021

Lifting the pump

In Pine Haven, the faulty pump on the town’s secondary well was lifted Tuesday morning to find out why it has not worked properly since its installation in 2019. The pump, which runs the secondary...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 3, 2021

Summer project season begins

As the town enters June, Moorcroft is relatively quiet, according to Mayor Dick Claar. However, he and Public Works Director Cory Allison report that several current projects are still ongoing....

 
 By Grace Moore    School    May 27, 2021

Class of 2021

The 2021 graduation of 33 seniors from Moorcroft High School on Sunday afternoon concluded all the hard work of four years. This celebration began with the awards presented to many students at the...

 
 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    May 27, 2021

Makeover complete for Noonan Park

Noonan Park is busier this week than residents have seen it for decades. The repurposing of the basketball court and the finishing touches to the new restroom facilities are joined with the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 27, 2021

Residents seek relief from road dust

County resident Dorothy Baron spoke to the council at their regular meeting Monday night about the dust on town owned Carr Road, stating, “I want some type of dust control.” In approximately 2004, Crook County gave Carr Road to the town of...

 
 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    May 27, 2021

Let's go fishing

The Northeast Wyoming Walleye Association (NWWA) is hosting their annual Kids Fishing Derby June 5 with registration starting at 9 a.m. at The Reservoir in Pine Haven. Anyone big enough to hold a fishing pole and under 19 years old can enter. There...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 20, 2021

Pine Haven council loses patience

It’s been two years since Pine Haven’s new pump and well were installed and initiated. Since then, the pump has not performed correctly and the contractor has been unable to make the pump work without “tripping” an error code within the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 20, 2021

Community spring cleans town

The Pine Haven Beatification Alliance along with the recreation board and the senior citizen group hosted a community cleanup day Saturday morning. There were more than 30 volunteers who attended the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 13, 2021

Derelict buildings to be torn down

Three derelict town-owned commercial buildings along the west side of North Big Horn Avenue in Moorcroft have been an ongoing issue for Moorcroft’s council. The town contracted with a local...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 6, 2021

Two options for landfill

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) met with Moorcroft’s governing body Monday morning to discuss the town’s options for the future of the municipal landfill. Program Principal Craig McOmie and District #3 Supervisor Richard...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 6, 2021

Variance for town property causes council headaches

Gillette resident Jamie Riddle and family addressed the Moorcroft Council last Monday night to request “splitting the address” for the property they recently bought from former Mayor Steve Sproul on South Little Horn Avenue. “I went to the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 6, 2021

Looking at capital expenditures

As the council gets closer to a final budget for the coming fiscal year of 2021/2022, they met a third time to further iron out details through the remaining 2020/2021 budget and the next that starts July 1. The last two meetings gave each...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 29, 2021

Overtime a concern for council

As the budgeting process for the coming fiscal year began last week, a question of overtime expenditure for the Moorcroft Police Department of approximately $35,000 arose for this year. While the cost is higher than anticipated, no one had more...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 29, 2021

Departments talk budget needs

With the clerk’s office and council having worked through their 2021/2022 budget a couple of weeks ago, the governing body came together with public works and police last Tuesday afternoon during a...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 29, 2021

Noonan Park gets much-needed upgrades

Long-unimproved Noonan Park, Moorcroft’s oldest municipal green space, is getting a significant upgrade this summer. Along with the newly built restrooms and a new piece of playground equipment,...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    April 29, 2021

Recognizing the clerks

May 2 – May 8 celebrates Professional Municipal Clerks Week and Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar read the official proclamation at Monday night’s meeting for the formal record. He and his fellows...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    April 22, 2021

MHS presents annual concert and art show

The theme for the variety show concert this year was “A celebration of music from the big screen” with presentations from around 40 members of the MHS Band and choir. Comedy skits and short trivia...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 22, 2021

Towns prepare for spring

Amid April snows, Moorcroft and Pine Haven are getting ready for spring. Moorcroft Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) is coordinating Spring Cleanup Day with the help of volunteers from the public and Moorcroft High School picking up yard...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 22, 2021

Slick conditions cause crash on I-90

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday, a single vehicle was involved in an accident near Mile Post 154 outside of Moorcroft. Two Gillette residents were traveling eastbound onto I90 ramp near Moorcroft when the driver lost control of the late model GMC...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 15, 2021

Digging for funds

When the DEQ inspected the Moorcroft landfill last year, the town was reprimanded for the condition of the facility and given the mandate to come up with a proposal for the landfill’s future,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 15, 2021

Officer resigns

Moorcroft police officer Jory Tadlock has resigned from the department. Mayor Dick Claar reported Tadlock’s departure at the council meeting Monday night. The vacated position has reportedly already garnered interest from parties with whom police...

 

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