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 By Grace Moore    News    April 18, 2019 

A friend in need...

A benefit for the Jones family, who lost their home recently to a fire, was attended by more than 100 guests at Dewey's Place last Friday. The occasion was brought together by several individuals and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 18, 2019 

Town proceeds with bike path

WYDOT’s TAP grant facilitator Sarah Ellis visited the Pine Haven Council via telephone at last Tuesday night’s meeting to discuss funding for the continuation of the bike/walking path from the existing concrete that meets East Waters Drive to...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    April 18, 2019 

Interfaith community enters second year

The Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MIC) started as an idea among a couple of local church leaders about 18 months ago. They were concerned with the divisions of the churches and peoples Reverend...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 11, 2019

No consignment for Starfish store

MTC Board chairman Nancy Feehan attended Monday’s meeting of the Moorcroft Council. After she reported on the work of the board, she spoke to the council’s previous discussion on possibly moving the operation of the town’s secondhand store, Sta...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 11, 2019

Library honors Military Child Month

Did you know that April is the month recognizing the 1.7 million American military-dependent children worldwide, including Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corp? The Moorcroft branch Public Library has set a table, according to Pam Jespersen, at the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 11, 2019

Cause of house fire confirmed

At Monday night's meeting of the town council, Fire Chief Fred Devish reported to the governing body the cause of the structure fire that took the home of a Moorcroft family in the early hours of...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 4, 2019

Early morning fire destroys family home

At approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Moorcroft Volunteer Fire Department was called to a structure fire of a family home and attached garage at 414 Park Street. By the time the firemen got...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 4, 2019

P.D. asks for budget raise

Moorcroft Chief of Police Doug Lundborg discussed the anticipated increase for which his department is asking at the first budget meeting last Tuesday night, mostly to address two large expenditures....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 4, 2019

Madison well breaks down

While not the only well from which Moorcroft draws their water, the Madison contributes the highest volume at around 600 gallons per minute, according to Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar. A month ago, the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 4, 2019

Council considers school district road proposal

At Monday’s regular meeting of the Moorcroft Town Council, Mayor Dick Claar asked the governing body to consider the request from Crook County School District #1 to “take over” a roadway the district is planning to build from Rail Road Street,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 4, 2019

Starfish size scrutinized

The Starfish Second Hand Store was a matter of discussion at last Tuesday night’s budget meeting of Moorcroft’s council and department heads. Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar, one of the MTC’s strongest advocates, reported that the enterprise has tak...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 4, 2019

Asking for a dog club

Recently Moorcroft resident Elise Buhler and Kramer the dog addressed the town council with a request for a variance allowing dogs into the MTC with the goal of starting a dog club. At this first meeting, she spoke in generalities, without a plan and...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    April 4, 2019

Teen Room welcomes students

The Teen Room in the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) has officially opened the doors for area youths. The Squirrel Brigade, under the auspices of advisor Andrea Wood, has been working diligently for over a year to see this enterprise benefitting local...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 28, 2019

Frozen lines heat up safety issue

One of the places in town that froze in the last storm was the senior center north of town hall on Big Horn Avenue. Public Works Director Cory Allison reported at Monday night’s meeting that to lay a meter pit and thaw the line will cost the town...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 28, 2019

Waterlogged

With the deep snow and rain, no one has been surprised to see flooding in the area. The clearest indication of the amount of melt that has taken place since the snowstorm can be seen at the rest area,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 28, 2019

A place to call their own

The Teen Room in the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) has officially opened the doors for area youths. The Squirrel Brigade, under the auspices of advisor Andrea Wood, has been working diligently for over...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 28, 2019

EMS raises money for gurney

Pine Haven’s EMS has been working on funding a hydraulic gurney to be attached to the ambulance for the last couple of years and Saturday’s fundraiser raised more than $6000 toward that goal. EMT Barb Hardy reported that there were probably more...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 21, 2019

Council clarifies utility shut-off policy

The Moorcroft Town Council has further clarified the planned adjustment of the water and sewer ordinances. Mayor Dick Claar reported last week that he had discussed the situation at length with one of the community’s mobile home park owners. He sai...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 21, 2019

Storm of the season

Last week's winter storm brought life for many Crook County residents to a standstill. In Moorcroft, garbage service was postponed as the public works crew had to clear snow Thursday morning and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 21, 2019

Road issue for Pine Haven council

Among items of interest on the agenda of the regular meeting of the Pine Haven Council last Tuesday evening was the annexation of Boe Drive. This action was in agreement with a previous discussion with most of the residents of the roadway regarding...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 14, 2019

Garbage schedule to change

Western Waste Solutions will start gathering residential garbage throughout Moorcroft Friday morning, April 5. Residents are encouraged to take note of this change of scheduled pick up as Friday will be the day of garbage collection moving forward....

 
 By Grace Moore    School    March 14, 2019

Into the enchanted garden

The Moorcroft High School promenade was beautifully set within a fantastical forest themed The Enchanted Garden Saturday evening. The student committee chose the this theme from four that were...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    March 14, 2019

Post Prom party

Around 105 kids showed up for the post prom party held at the Moorcroft Fire House. A mechanical bull was the star of the show with many participants climbing aboard and riding the eight seconds....

 
 By Grace Moore    School    March 7, 2019

First to the Bottom

The K-8 spent a day last week designing and building sleds from cardboard and Duct tape and put their ideas to the test by racing their inventions on Friday. There were over 30 and 100 kids who raced...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 7, 2019

Solid waste proposal turned down

TDS, a solid waste management company out of Torrington, WY, was brought before the town council by former mayor Steve Sproul as an option for operating the landfill almost a year ago. The contract the company has been preparing for the last several...

 

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