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 By Grace Moore    News    December 3, 2020 

Council inspects lagoon progress

Monday morning was bright and cold as the Moorcroft Town Council gathered at the municipal lagoon with Public Works Director Cory Allison and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville to examine the progress of...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    December 3, 2020 

School barn project begins

For the last few years, Moorcroft High School (MHS) agriculture teacher and FFA counselor Hugh Jenkins has been promoting the benefits of a barn on school property for urban kids without access to rural land to have a place to raise animals for fair...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 26, 2020

Mayor defends open meetings

A traveling girls basketball team, consisting of around nine fifth graders from Moorcroft and Gillette who call themselves the Black Widows, has requested a discount from the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) Board to use the building’s gymnasium for...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 26, 2020

Town seeks more CARES Act funding

The second application for funding under the CARES Act has been approved by Moorcroft’s council and subsequently submitted to the State Land and Investment Board (SLIB). According to deputy clerk Jody Clark, this new application includes $40,000...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 26, 2020

Pine Haven upgrades community center

With the Pine Haven Community Center closed for the foreseeable future due to the reemergence of Covid in the neighborhood, the bid of $14,927 from Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning was accepted to upgrade lighting and heating at the center...

 

Feasting for a cause

The 13th annual Harvest Feastival, sponsored by the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce, was held in last Saturday. Long time co-organizer Elaine Buckmiller stated, “For having the year we’ve had,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 19, 2020

State grant approved for Moorcroft

The Town of Moorcroft has been approved for a $203,000 grant from the State Land and Investment Board (SLIB) under the CARES Act. These funds will be delivered into the town’s general funds account as reimbursement for wages paid to clerks and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 19, 2020

Pine Haven appoints new fire chief

Don Lancaster, chief of the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department, formally resigned from that position at last Tuesday’s meeting of the town council, citing health issues. The department held the election of department officers prior to meeting...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 19, 2020

Work begins to upgrade Moorcroft's community parks

Going into cold weather, two notable park upgrades are currently underway in Moorcroft. The first is the Noonan Park restrooms: after clearing and compacting the building area, ensuring structural...

 

A nice morning for a Veterans Day Breakfast

Moorcroft's senior citizens' center hosted a Veterans Day celebration last Wednesday morning for 21 guests with a breakfast of fruit, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee. Neal Gray and Donny...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 12, 2020

Pandemic cancels events

Due to a reemergence of the COVID-19 virus in the area, Pine Haven has made the decision to postpone their Coach Mirich Poker Tournament, the annual Veterans Day celebration and Bingo until at least...

 

Students honor veterans

While the COVID-19 virus is disrupting events throughout Crook County, including the annual Veterans Day celebration of the local men and women who have fought for this country, Moorcroft High School...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 5, 2020

Local results are in

The unofficial results are in for the 2020 council elections for Moorcroft and Pine Haven. Moorcroft welcomes incumbent Ben Glenn for another term and Paul Gallegos to the governing body. Glenn has...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    November 5, 2020

Ghosts and ghouls turn out for Halloween

Intrepid ghouls, ghosties, witches and dragons put on their best hats and joined the fun over the weekend as Moorcroft and Pine Haven celebrated All Hallows Eve; a day when the dead are thought to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 29, 2020

Town applies for pandemic funding

Moorcroft Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider has completed the application for a pandemic-related CARES Act funding grant from the State Lands and Investments Board in the amount of $203,000, which was approved and signed Monday night by the council...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 29, 2020

Working waste into worth

An estimated 75 tons of yard waste was burned last week by Pine Haven’s Public Works Director Sunny Schell with the assistance of volunteer fire crew Chief Don Lancaster, TJ Gideon, Bruce Lang and...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    October 29, 2020

Second Annual Coach Mirich Tournament

The Second Annual Coach Mirich Texas Hold ‘em Tournament will be held at the Pine Haven Community Center on Saturday, November 7 this year. The party gets underway at 4 p.m. This year’s fundraiser benefits the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 22, 2020

Pine Haven supports landfill district

Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar has used the last month to visit each municipal entity within the boundaries of Crook County, seeking support by letter for the proposal of a solid waste district before the Crook County Commissioners in December. This...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    October 22, 2020

It's never too early to learn fire safety

The Pine Haven Fire Department hosted a fire safety training class featuring kitchen safety for 25 home-school children and their parents Friday afternoon. Teachers included Chief Don Lancaster,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 22, 2020

Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning, says fire chief

Pine Haven Fire Chief Don Lancaster warns area residents of the very real and often overlooked danger of carbon monoxide poisoning during this time of the year when people are turning on their furnaces as the weather turns ever colder moving into...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 22, 2020

Looking at new law

Moorcroft resident Paul Galagos is seeking a “mobile vendor’s” permit from Pine Haven’s council to do business as a barber in a shop on wheels that he plans to bring into town on a schedule to serve male patrons. While he was not in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 22, 2020

A matter of numbers

Pine Haven’s council has asked on behalf of the first responders and ultimately of the residents in the area for homeowners to put their house numbers on a clearly viewable post or sign at the entrance to the property. This will ensure that the amb...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    October 22, 2020

Halloween parties, let's go!

Ghouls, goblins, princesses and pirates are setting out their best outfits and preparing their potions of love and fright for the Halloween parties next weekend! The first is Trick or Treat Street on Friday, October 30 in the Moorcroft Town Center...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    October 15, 2020

And the winner is...

The 2020 Business and Citizen of the Year were announced at the annual Banquet and award ceremony Saturday night to more than 40 guests at the MTC. With a theme of "Off to the Races", the evening,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 15, 2020

Noonan Park closed during construction

Regarding the project to install a new bathroom at Noonan Park, Moorcroft Public Works director Cory Allison reports that the old concrete foundation from the long-gone bathroom structure at Noonan...

 

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