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 By Grace Moore    News    September 23, 2021 

Pine Haven upgrades roads

HDR Engineering’s Nolan Fraser watched as contractor Wyoming Earth Moving Corp (WEC), out of Gillette, began the anticipated two week project of chip sealing East and West Pine, Cottonwood, Cedar and Spruce Streets as well as Cedar Hills Drive in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 16, 2021

Ordinance angers business owners

Many seats were filled with disgruntled visitors as Monday night's regular meeting of Moorcroft's council convened. While most of the trailer park owners within town limits were on hand, Heidi Humpal spoke to the governing body on their behalf...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 16, 2021

Loan refusal changes timeline for landfill

The council came together for a workshop with DEQ permitting agent Richard Lemm and Craig McComie with the Office of Cease and Transfer for an update on where the town is regarding the schedule for...

 

Moorcroft schools remember

Lona Tracy and Andrea Wood of the MHS social studies department, MK-8 first grade teacher Maylee Baron-Kanode, other staff members and kids from kindergarten through 12th grade participated in a...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 9, 2021

Tough decisions ahead for town center

Ben Levenger of Down Town Redevelopment Services, the company hired to conduct a feasibility study of the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC), reported his findings thus far to the Moorcroft Town Council afte...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 9, 2021

Pine Haven Days

Pine Haven celebrated their annual Labor Day Parade and Fish Fry Saturday. Parade The celebration started with a parade showing off a few familiar faces and floats as well as a couple new ones. A stan...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 2, 2021

Timing frustrates landfill inspection

The Moorcroft landfill was visited by a Department of Environmental Quality inspector last month and, as chance would have it, their arrival coincided with an enlarged "face" or open working area. Thi...

 

Introducing three new teachers In Moorcroft

Jenny Gill Jenny Gill, who has coached Moorcroft kids for approximately 21 years, decided to reach for a teaching job at MHS this year, "Because I love kids and want to have a positive impact on...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 26, 2021

Old beauties shine at Devils Tower

The 18th annual Devils Tower Car Show, sponsored by the Texas Trail Cruisers Car Club, hosted over 100 vintage vehicles, including 96 that were registered and about a dozen more that were driven in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 26, 2021

Property owners asked to follow town law

The issue of charging investment fees to owners of trailer parks and apartment buildings for the individual rentals within Moorcroft’s town limits has again risen, to the consternation of the town council. Moorcroft Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 26, 2021

Pine Haven celebrates Labor Day

Come one, come all to Pine Haven’s annual Labor Day Parade! The celebration starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 4. The route begins on Pine Haven Road, at the intersection with Waters Drive and will travel north toward the golf course. Guests...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 26, 2021

Moorcroft makes a promise

A proclamation honoring Hunger Action Month was read aloud by Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar at Monday night's meeting of council. Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MICC) member Monty Reichenberg, who,...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    August 21, 2021

New barn offers space for ag projects

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) barn has finally become a reality south of the Moorcroft High School. FFA councilor and driving force behind this build, Moorcroft High School agriculture teacher...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 21, 2021

New warning added to sirens

Crook County Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Robinson visited Moorcroft and Pine Haven as part of his route to each of the municipalities within the county to discuss the addition of a new warning signal to the towns' siren systems for Destructiv...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 21, 2021

Rifles, raffles and cards

The Oshoto Zone 25 Volunteer Fire Department hosted their third annual fundraising shooting competition Saturday and though temperatures were nearing 100 degrees and air quality was compromised due...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 21, 2021

Rib Rally sold out

The annual Rib Rally hosted by the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) sold out of ribs last Wednesday. One of the event organizers later said the last plate sold at 4:55 p.m., ultimately feeding more than 170 people. This year, the number of...

 
 By Grace Moore    Sports    August 21, 2021

MHS ready to rumble!

MHS Wolves football and volleyball began practice for the upcoming fall season Monday, cross country got going over the weekend and golf started practice for this season the preceding Monday, August...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 21, 2021

Small fire in Pine Haven

Approximately one tenth of an acre was burned in Pine Haven at the intersection of Deer Drive and Maple Street when a truck made contact with power lines, according to Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Chief Dave Hull. Hull reported to council Tuesday night...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 12, 2021

Flushing the problem

School maintenance watched as Moorcroft Public Works crew flushed out the storm drain beneath the MK-8 playground early Monday morning. The town crew hooked a hose to the nearby hydrant west of the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 12, 2021

Town moves ahead with landfill plan

A few months ago, the Crook County Commission chose not to support a solid waste district, which would have allowed a board to decide whether it would be more feasible to levy a tax for the upkeep and operation of the Moorcroft landfill for the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 12, 2021

Project Blue Light

Project Blue Light is a nationwide recognition of law enforcement officers who show up every day and put their lives on the line for anyone in trouble; the men and women who smile and wave when neighbors pass them and respond without delay when...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 5, 2021

Donna's Diner reopens following accident

After a month of repairs and improvements, Donna’s Diner has reopened. When a customer inadvertently ran his vehicle through the front wall, destroying the glass door, window and a structural...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 5, 2021

Moorcroft lagoon project complete

The $5 million DEQ-mandated upgrades to the Moorcroft lagoon, including training for the public works sewer management crew, is finished after more than ten months of work. RCS brought all components...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 22, 2021

Rodeo royalty

This weekend Moorcroft hosted the competition to name this year’s Crook County Rodeo Royalty. The girls rode Friday evening, showing their saddle and reining skills as well as the requisite wave...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    July 22, 2021

Hosting 94 vintage vehicles at the Show and Shine

Saturday saw the third annual Lakeview Show and Shine Car Show open with a bang with 50 entries in the first hour and more coming in as fast as they could be registered. Ultimately, there were 54...

 

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