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 By Grace Moore    News    January 20, 2022 

Before writing that ticket...

Pine Haven’s council faces tough choices as they begin enforcing the ordinance regarding inoperable vehicles on town streets. Mayor Karla Brandenburg opened the conversation at a recent workshop, “We just had a ticket issued and any time we...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 20, 2022 

Drawing lines

Work began within the C Bar Subdivision last Wednesday to confirm the accuracy of the 1978 schematics of the town-owned water lines. Mayor Karla Brandenburg was onsite following the schematics and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 20, 2022 

Mayor Brandenburg clarifies affairs

Last Tuesday’s meeting of the Pine Haven Council sat to a full house due to questions regarding the two incoming subdivisions, C Bar and Knotty Pine. Mayor Karla Brandenburg addressed these concerns shortly after the meeting convened. While...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    January 20, 2022 

Playing with a full house

Pine Haven Mayor Karla Brandenburg and husband Charlie Gulley hosted their annual Carl Mirich Poker Tournament last Saturday. Brandenburg said of the event, "[It] was a success again [with] lots of...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 13, 2022

Landfill better, but still fails inspection

Moorcroft's landfill failed another assessment from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently, though not to the extent of the previous inspection, according to mayor pro-tem Ben Glenn....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 13, 2022

Council finalizes staff responsibilities

Completing the revision of the town employees' handbook this week, Moorcroft's attorney, Pat Carpenter, met with the council before the regular meeting for a workshop to refine responsibilities of...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 13, 2022

Save the dates

West Texas Trail Museum curator Cindy Mosteller recently shared a couple of the upcoming events at the museum to which guests are invited within the next few months – as well as a change of...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 6, 2022

Mayor reflects on annual to-do list

Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar shares his thoughts on the three projects at the forefront this year: the landfill, MTC and the long-awaited splash pad. Despite all the trials the town is facing at this time, the mayor is hopeful about the future,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 6, 2022

Inflation affects Pine Haven contract cost

Water Guy, a company out of Gillette that serves approximately 90 entities, providing licensed water and lagoon testing and treatment as well as call out services for leaks and other flow problems,...

 
 By Grace Moore    Sports    January 6, 2022

Harwood Baseball Field gets facelift

The Harwood Baseball Field on Pine Haven’s Industrial Drive underwent a routine audit (inspection) recently by a representative of the Wyoming State Parks agency, through which the Department of Revenue bestowed $12,636 to the town. The agency cite...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 30, 2021

Fixing leaks

With the recent leak on the town’s waterline running from Yellowstone Avenue north through the Ellis Mobile Home Park, Public Works Director Cory Allison speaks about why the line is still breaking and what the town is planning to do. Allison says...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 23, 2021

Lancaster joins council

The first order of business at last Tuesday night's meeting of the council was an appointment for the vacant council seat, Mayor Karla Brandenburg stated, "After lots of consideration, I would like...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 23, 2021

Pine Haven council commend staff, consider green space

While Public Works Director Sunny Schell was unable to attend Tuesday night’s meeting of the Pine Haven Council due to illness, Mayor Karla Brandenburg made a point to commend Schell on her diligence in maintaining streets during the recent...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 16, 2021

Moorcroft adjusts time off for employees

With Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar back in town and taking his seat at the Monday night workshop and subsequent meeting, his mayor pro-tem and the rest of the governing body once again made up the council in full. Town Attorney Pat Carpenter has been...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 16, 2021

Council hears project progress

Members of the Moorcroft Council were all seated for this month’s session. After confirming the bill list, departments made their reports, including information on progress for the splash pad and the master community plan. Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 9, 2021

Pine Haven plans for growth

With an anticipated growth of almost 50 new homes within the next few years, Pine Haven faces the need to upgrade hydrants in the upcoming subdivisions, C Bar and Knotty Pine. At a workshop Tuesday morning, Mayor Karla Brandenburg discussed...

 

Open waters

With the advent of winter on the reservoir, Keyhole State Park superintendent Wade Henderson talks about what to expect on the water this season. Temperatures in the Keyhole Reservoir have been...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 2, 2021

Committee formed for community center

More than a year ago, the Pine haven Community Center opened; at first only to community groups such as the seniors and other civic events. After the first year, though, the building has been rented...

 

Cookie contest just the beginning

The Moorcroft Senior Center and West Texas Museum sponsored their first benefit collaboration Friday afternoon with a cookie contest. Judges Monte Reichenberg, Jake Miller, Cheryl Schneider and Matt...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 25, 2021

Low turnout expedites public hearings

Business conducted by Moorcroft’s council at the two public hearings and the regular meeting Monday night was quickly dispatched by a three-man quorum, including Mayor Pro-Tem Ben Glenn with Councilmen Paul Smoot and Dale Petersen. The first...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 25, 2021

Breakfast for kids

Local Wyo Help case manager Elise Hanslip presented a check for $500 to the staff of the Moorcroft Branch Public Library last Thursday afternoon as part of the Hunger Initiative Program in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 25, 2021

Addition

Due to a miscommunication, last week’s issue of the Moorcroft Leader did not mention the veterans breakfast sponsored by the Moorcroft Senior Center and held at Donna’s Diner honoring local vets. The service of 24 local area veterans was...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 18, 2021

Brandenburg picks up reins

The obvious distress of Pine Haven's council as they convened their regular Tuesday night meeting last week represented their respect for and friendship with Mayor John Cook, for whom all present...

 

Moorcroft enjoys 14th annual Harvest Feastival

Quite a few attended the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC)-sponsored Harvest Feastival this year, enjoying the opportunity to visit without distancing or masks, vaccinated and unvaccinated mix...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 18, 2021

Pine Haven fire ban lifted

After careful consideration and with approval from the fire department, Pine Haven has lifted the fire ban for open fires in town. However, those who want to have an open flame must follow ordinance, obtaining a permit from town hall, setting fires...

 

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