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 By Grace Moore    News    January 16, 2020 

Council apologizes for perceived attack

Local company Cranston Electric was at the center of a discussion regarding the practice of charging for use of its truck at a recent town council meeting, with the council coming to the conclusion that Public Works Director Cory Allison would...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    January 16, 2020 

A good reason to buckle up

Moorcroft High School students who park on the south parking lot this week are being met with a extraordinarily battered Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle recovered from a head-on collision in September...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 16, 2020 

Council hears concerns from town departments

At Monday’s meeting, the Moorcroft Council heard concerns from each of its departments. Police Moorcroft Chief of Police Doug “Red” Lundborg stated that will be retiring in May and has been actively seeking to hire a qualified officer for the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 9, 2020

Fees spark comparison shopping

Cranston Electric has been the “go to” electrical company for the Moorcroft Public Works Director Cory Allison over the last few years “because they’re local”; however, Councilman Paul Smoot has questioned the company’s billing policies...

 

Take care on the ice

Keyhole State Park Superintendent Wade Henderson reports ice between four and eight inches thick throughout the reservoir with pressure fissures noted around Coulter Bay, Pat’s Point and Wind Creek...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 2, 2020

Plow plan still in question

Several years ago, the Moorcroft Town Council approved moving the accumulated snow to the center of the roadways in the Texas Trails subdivision for the benefit of the inhabitants, resident Bill...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 2, 2020

Council considers bids for Powder River Water Project

HDR Engineering’s Heath Turbiville reported to the Moorcroft governing body on the bids received for the upcoming Powder River Water Project, which is the last large infrastructure project for which the town must pay in the immediate future. The...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 26, 2019

New kennel opens

People love their pets and when their furry companions have to be left behind for some reason, owners worry as if they were leaving their child – all the more so if the animal needs medication each day. In answer to this dilemma, Janet and Joey...

 

Christmas at the senior center

The Moorcroft Senior Center hosted a Christmas dinner and a visit from Santa last Thursday evening. The meal served about 38 guests and the carried in dishes were thoroughly dispatched. Neil Gray,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 19, 2019

Council ends year with clean slate

In the absence of Mayor Bill Cunningham, Mayor Pro-Tem John Cook presided over the Pine Haven Town Council meeting last Tuesday night. With no guests requesting the floor, the governing body listened to staff reports and approved all necessary...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 19, 2019

Seniors take on tech

The senior center in Moorcroft hosted an informal technology class last Thursday with Faith Anderson and Levi Lawery. Moorcroft Senior Center Board member Donna Ricks explained that the MHS seniors...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 19, 2019

Christmas on the Green

Pine Haven’s 14th annual “Christmas on the Green” celebration, sponsored by the Pine Haven Beautification Alliance was held at “R” Place last week. Only about 35 guests attended, said...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 12, 2019

MTC grant to move ahead

Wyoming Business Council northeast regional director Brandi Harlow spoke to the town governing body recently regarding a grant available within the next fiscal year for a business readiness study on the MTC building. This $25,000 grant must be...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 12, 2019

Snow clearing in question

Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar praised Public Works Director Cory Allison for his decision to clear the municipal streets after the previous storm that recently hit the town at Monday night’s meeting. “Your crew did a great job,” he said. He then...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 12, 2019

Accident on I-90 caused by driver falling asleep

Last Friday afternoon, around 2 p.m. a Moorcroft woman was driving a 2004 silver colored Ford Expedition, with two passengers, another adult and a juvenile, westbound on I90 on dry roads and in good weather, according to Lieutenant Tim Boumeester,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 5, 2019

Town looks to future for MTC

The Moorcroft Town Center has not welcomed any new businesses for some time, despite the efforts of so many diligent supporters, but with new avenues for funding being made available through the SLIB and the Wyoming Business Council, there may be...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 28, 2019

Grants drive up audit cost

The law requires Casey Peterson and Associates, Moorcroft’s auditors, to conduct a full financial examination this year because $750,000 of the project funding the town received during the last fiscal year was federally based, explained representat...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 21, 2019

No deal

After extensive discussion, adding the current town hall building into a sale package deal with the lots further up the street has been vetoed by the council. “If we don’t have a specific...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 21, 2019

CCFV funds approved

Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services executive director Sandy Stevens approached the Pine Haven Town Council last Tuesday night seeking their annual contract for services contribution for the 2020 fiscal year of $1200. To show...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 21, 2019

Former VFW lot for sale

Moorcroft has, after some ado, received clear title to and title insurance on the former VFW property on South Big Horn Avenue. They have subsequently decided to put the property up for bid with a reserve of $75,000 and a deed restriction ensuring...

 

Neighbors helping neighbors this holiday season

On Sunday, November 24, Thanksgiving food baskets will be available for pickup at the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Converse and South Belle Fourche Avenue. For those who cannot get to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 14, 2019

Legion hosts Veteran Dinner

On a cold Monday evening, The American Legion Post #25 and Legion Auxiliary unit #25 hosted their annual Veterans Dinner commemorating the veterans who have served their country in tribulation and war. Post 25 Commander Tim Wattenberg and Auxiliary...

 

Students remember our soldiers

The Moorcroft K8 and High School each offered veterans ceremonies of recognition and commendation Monday morning before classes. As the MHS assembly began, the band and choir played “From Sea to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 14, 2019

Success for Harvest Feastival in new location

This year’s annual Harvest Feastival, sponsored by the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce, was visited by over 80 guests at the new venue in the MTC and hosted more than 16 soups with accruements....

 
 By Grace Moore    School    November 7, 2019

MHS exceeds state average

Last Thursday, the Moorcroft High School (MHS) student body and staff celebrated a year’s worth of hard work and accomplishment with drinks and snacks in the building’s common area. The Wyoming Department of Education has shared the results of...

 

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