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 By Grace Moore    News    March 4, 2021 

Town hall set to move into MTC building

Moorcroft’s council has finally set a date to have the offices of clerk/treasurer, public works and police as well as the council chambers moved to their new secure facilities in the Moorcroft Town...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 4, 2021 

Council prioritizes three goals

Moorcroft’s council came together in a four hour workshop Saturday morning to discuss progress of the large projects with which the town is currently dealing, including the lagoon upgrade, landfill...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    March 4, 2021 

Calling all jackalopes

This year the Special Olympics Wyoming Athletes will host their annual Jackalope Jump at the Keyhole Marina on the east side of the reservoir at noon on March 27. This annual event is always a hit...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 25, 2021

Plow plan questioned by residents

With the onslaught of several inches of the frozen flurries, snow removal is once again an issue for the consideration of the Moorcroft Town Council. The discussion became heated Monday night as sever...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 25, 2021

Pump issue frustrates council

In the summer of 2019, a new well and water tank were installed in Pine Haven for the betterment of the existing population and in anticipation of future growth. As the tank was built and raised...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 18, 2021

Donning a different hat

Moorcroft Council members donned a different hat Monday night to come together as the municipal planning board until they can reestablish that committee. This was deemed necessary to answer two specific questions from individuals who are in the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 18, 2021

Family Violence faces hard times

There are currently four individuals from Pine Haven who are receiving assistance from Crook County Family Violence, according to executive director Sandy Stevens, who attended last Tuesday night’s...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 18, 2021

Coming out of the cold

As Crook County and the surrounding area finally escapes the clutches of the bitterly cold temperatures of the last two weeks that originated at the Arctic, the subsequent 0-20 above of this week...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 18, 2021

Mayor reappoints committees

Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar reappointed the same council members for the standing committees as sat on them last year, adding new councilman Austin Smith to the vacated seats at the meeting of the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 11, 2021

Moorcroft prepares to go it alone on landfill

The future of the landfill has long been a concern for not only Moorcroft, but also for the surrounding communities and county residents who take advantage of the lower prices and convenience of a local repository. However, at last week’s meeting...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 11, 2021

PD unveils dash cam upgrade

The dash cameras Moorcroft’s police department has used for the last several years were sadly out of date and in need of an upgrade, according to Police Chief Bill Bryant. Bryant explored his...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 4, 2021

Car theft rises in Moorcroft

Over the last two months, three different vehicles have been stolen from Moorcroft. Each of these thefts was simplified by the actions of the owner. Residents are leaving the keys in their cars and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 4, 2021

Downtown crash causes building damage

Due to a reported medical emergency, a local individual driving an SUV westbound on Converse on Monday afternoon lost control while turning into South Big Horn Avenue at a high rate of speed. The...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 4, 2021

Catching trash at the Moorcroft landfill

Powder River Energy recently donated several poles to Moorcroft that will be used at the landfill to hold the ten- or 12-foot high netting intended to mitigate the flying debris currently...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 28, 2021

Lagoon project water use causes concern

RCS, the contractor working on the mandatory upgrading of Moorcroft’s lagoon has to date used more than a million gallons of municipal water. This amounts to only fraction of the water needed and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 28, 2021

Pine Ridge blaze attributed to garage heat lamp

At 9:54 a.m. Sunday, Pine Haven and Moorcroft Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a structure fire on Pine Ridge, east of both townships. A garage and addition to a cabin was ablaze. Upon preliminary investigation, the father and daughter who...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 21, 2021

Brighter nights for MTC

Two years ago, Moorcroft Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider applied for and received a $25,000 Wylite Energy grant through the Wyoming Energy Authority to replace the old halogen lighting in the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 21, 2021

This is a test

Pine Haven’s emergency system, including siren, email alerts and text messages informing residents of an emergency situation and what actions are recommended, was tested last Tuesday morning, and a...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 14, 2021

Upping the ante

The Second Annual Coach Mirich Texas Hold ‘em Tournament hosted more than 60 guests at the Pine Haven Community Center Saturday, with 34 players filling the gaming tables. This year’s more than...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 14, 2021

Council seat reopens

Of the two recently elected Moorcroft Councilmen set to be sworn in at Monday night’s meeting, only Ben Glenn showed up. According to Mayor Dick Claar, Paul Gallegos provided a letter of...

 

Keeping safe on Keyhole Reservoir

For ice fishermen and other winter enthusiasts wanting to visit Keyhole State Park this month, park supervisor Wade Henderson reports that, “The ice is anywhere between six and nine inches,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 7, 2021

Mayors look ahead to coming year

As 2021 gets underway, Moorcroft and Pine Haven Mayors Dick Claar and John Cook outline the concerns and plans they foresee for the coming year. Moorcroft A solid waste district is foremost on Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar as the new year begins....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 7, 2021

Noonan bathrooms

Walls are complete, but no roof yet adorns the new restroom building at Noonan Park....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 31, 2020

Lagoon project under budget so far

With the lagoon project reaching 15 to 20% completion going into the new year, costs are looking good. According to HDR Engineering’s Heath Turbiville, “[The cost] is quite a bit less than what we asked for funding.” He and associate Jeron Smit...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 24, 2020

Moorcroft budget highlights

Moorcroft’s 2019/2020 audit is complete and was reviewed by Deidre Budahl from Casey Peterson Ltd and the town council last Monday night. There were no unexpected issues, according to Mayor Dick Claar: “It went well, I thought.” Landfill...

 

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