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 By Grace Moore    News    September 24, 2020 

Lagoon project gets underway

RCS Construction started draining cell two of the lagoon on Monday for the long-awaited, DEQ-mandated project that will cost Moorcroft $4.9 million. About a year ago, the DEQ dealt the hard fact to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 24, 2020 

Noonan Park set to get facilities upgrade

According to Moorcroft Public Works Director Cory Allison, Glenn Construction came in with the lowest bid of $124,680 and plans to break ground for the new Noonan Park bathrooms the first part of...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 24, 2020 

Moorcroft to resume push for regional landfill

Several years ago, the Town of Moorcroft was obliged to bury the pit at its landfill per the requirements of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Though the pit was situated in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 17, 2020

Lagoon project begins

Ordinance 3-2020 was read for the third and final time and subsequently adopted at Monday night’s meeting of the Moorcroft Town Council. This municipal law is the final step in releasing the RDF...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 17, 2020

Councilman resigns

When Moorcroft’s council came together Monday night, Councilman Owen Mathews, who has been absent a number of times over the last two years due to a change of personal circumstances, sent in a letter of resignation, which was approved. Election...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 17, 2020

Positive reports for council

Public Works and the volunteer fire department were the only town departments with reports to give at last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Pine Haven Council. DEQ recently inspected Pine Haven’s sanitation system, according to Public Works Directo...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 10, 2020

PINE HAVEN DAYS

This year, the Pine Haven Days Parade started with long time resident and chairperson of the ordinance committee for the town Chris Bingham as Grand Marshal, closely followed by Mayor John Cook....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 10, 2020

Lincoln Day Dinner held at Moorcroft Town Center

The Crook County Republican Party hosted the Lincoln Dinner at the MTC Saturday evening with guest speaker former Ohio Congressman Bob McEwen. McEwen currently serves as CEO of the Council for...

 

NEWWA helps neighborhood

The sixth annual North East Wyoming Walleye Association (NEWWA) fish fry fed and entertained over 500 guests this year at Pine Haven’s Waters Park Sunday afternoon. According to co-organizer Sharon...

 

Wolves help clean up

The Moorcroft High School Football team volunteered to clean the pasture area around the municipal landfill last Thursday morning. The Wolves worked for several hours before going home around 11 a.m....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 3, 2020

Rebuilding the wall

Glenn Construction was recently hired to rebuild the retaining wall along the west side of Moorcroft’s maintenance yard east of Westview Park. The rebuild includes the installation of three new...

 

Schools set precautions for sports

Crook County School District (CCSD) #1 assures the public that, when it comes to sports season, they will be following the “recommendations set forth for all school activities by WHSAA, Public Health, The WY Dept. of Health and the Crook County...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 3, 2020

Pick your hero for Pine Haven Days

Pine Haven Days will start this year a few minutes after 1 p.m. on September 6 with the parade, the theme of which honors heroes this year. The parade can be truly appreciated along Pine Haven Road so set up a chair or drop your tailgate and enjoy...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 27, 2020

Looking to the future

At the last meeting of the Moorcroft Town council, a two-inch diameter water line was approved to run from the main along Highway 14, through the municipal cemetery to the end of town property in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 27, 2020

Council refuses to raise rates

At Monday night’s meeting of the Moorcroft Council, the body was informed that their application for a grant to do the next phase of the Powder River Water Project will not be accepted until the town submits a different revenue source as a match....

 
 By Grace Moore    School    August 27, 2020

One week into the new normal

Last Wednesday, 486 kids returned to classes at the MK-8 and, along with them, the possibility of COVID-19. To mitigate the potential spread of this virus, state and local health agencies have...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 27, 2020

Best turnout yet for Texas Trail Cruisers Car Show

Among the plethora of beautifully restored vintage vehicles at the 17th annual Texas Trail Cruisers Car Show this year were a few from right here in Crook County, including a 1964 Ford Mustang Coupe...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 20, 2020

Lagoon project gets final approvals

Moorcroft is being compelled by USDA to approve and pay outstanding bills of approximately $167,849 in total for lagoon design by HDR Engineering. These must be paid before the town is allowed to conduct the third and final reading of the ordinance...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 20, 2020

Rib Rally sells out

The Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) hosted their annual Rib Rally meal last Wednesday, serving 225 guests with a plate of ribs, beans, chips and watermelon. Co-organizer Elaine Buckmiller...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 20, 2020

Pine Haven council bemoans misuse of slash pile

At last Tuesday’s meeting of the Pine Haven Town Council, Public Works Director Sunny Schell shared with the governing body her frustration with the behavior of a few town residents who abuse the privilege of using the town slash (burn) pile by...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 20, 2020

Portraying Hemingway

The talented Duffy Hudson returned to Moorcroft this week with two very different performances hosted by West Texas Trail Museum and the Moorcroft Public Library celebrating the One Book Wyoming Campaign during August. The first was a simple...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    August 20, 2020

MHS welcomes new principal

Moorcroft High School welcomes Principal Kirby Baier to the neighborhood. Baier has worked in education as a teacher, coach and administrator for around 16 years and has actually worked in Crook...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    August 20, 2020

Two new faces at MK-8

MK-8 is happy to introduce two new faces amongst their team of great teachers, seventh/eighth grade English teacher Tessa Garman and STEM teacher Kaylee Zorc. Tessa Garman Garman was born and raised...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 20, 2020

Fire on Little Missouri Road

At approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, Crook County Fire was called out to a blaze on the Dennis Ranch along the Little Missouri Road. A storage shed had set fire due to a faulty electrical system totally engulfing the structure and burning around...

 
 By Grace Moore    Sports    August 13, 2020

Moorcroft wrestlers host awards picnic

After months of quarantine and social distancing, the Moorcroft High School wrestling team was able to honor their best players and say farewell to their graduated seniors Thursday evening with a...

 

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