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 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    August 11, 2022 

Fire danger prompts local bans

Fire season has already brought significant damage to Crook County, with the Fish Wildfire responsible for devouring thousands of acres. This has brought the welfare of residents and property to the f...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 11, 2022 

Medicare explained

The Over the Hill Gang is sponsoring a Medicare workshop at the Pine Haven Community Center on Wednesday, August 17, at 1 p.m. This presentation will be conducted by Wyoming Senior Citizens’ Peg Thew. She will be discussing the different parts...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 4, 2022

Public weighs in on path plans

Saturday sat hot and clear, as Pine Haven residents came together for the public meeting at Waters Park to listen and discuss any concerns they have regarding the presented mapping of the...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 4, 2022

Art in flowers

Often, when people think about art, they imagine oil on canvas and sculpting in stone or metal. However, among the elemental mediums through which some artists express their passion are plants. Donna...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 28, 2022

Council seeks safe paths for kids

Moorcroft's council came together with HDR Engineering's Heath Turbiville, Jeron Smith and Lucas Edwards for a workshop Monday evening before their regular meeting to discuss the rejuvenated...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 28, 2022

Landfill sports new face and function

A month after the closing of the Moorcroft landfill, Moorcroft Mayor Ben Glenn says it is still too soon to realize the full ramifications of the closure. However, speaking to the obvious disadvantage to most people, he says, “You can’t just go...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 28, 2022

Traffic accident claims life of local youth

The Crook County Sheriff’s department received a call regarding a single vehicle accident last Thursday, July 21, at approximately 11:48 p.m. A 17-year-old Pine Haven area resident was driving a Dodge pickup southbound on Liberty Lane just off...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 21, 2022

Towns look to fire bans as weather grows drier

Pine Haven has officially joined Crook County in issuing an open fire ban, effective July 22. Moorcroft has not issued any municipal prohibition. However, after a discussion between Mayor Ben Glenn and Deputy Fire Chief Dan Swaney, the council may...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 21, 2022

Pine Haven seeks public input for bike path

Pine Haven residents are invited to a public meeting on Saturday, July 30 from 1-2 p.m. at Waters Park to voice any suggestions about the route or any other comments or concerns regarding the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 21, 2022

Joint training helps volunteers

Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Chief TJ Gideon reported to the town council at last Tuesday’s meeting another joint training, employing a mock mass casualty scenario with Moorcroft’s fire department, saying, “It was a very good training.” This is...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    July 21, 2022

Center displays work of Penny Cruickshank

When I was in the first grade, I drew a picture of an open window and the curtain was flying out of the window." This was how Penny Cruickshank began her lifelong love affair with sketching, painting...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 14, 2022

Jubilee celebration

Crowds gathered around the arena under canopies of various shapes and sizes as the setting sun glistened off the nylon ropes of the riders at the Moorcroft Ranch Rodeo Friday evening, opening the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 14, 2022

RV fire highlights safety for first responders

A fire that destroyed an RV in Pine Haven on Friday evening brought an important safety issue to the fore, according to Moorcroft volunteer firefighter Dan Swainey. “We arrived to find a fully engulfed RV trailer. The owner had attempted to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 14, 2022

Investment fees

When Moorcroft’s council convened Monday night, the governing body was joined again by mobile home park owners to further discuss the town’s legal and fiscal obligation to follow the ordinance and charge property owners water investment fees for...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    July 14, 2022

Circus comes to town

This year's Jubilee weekend began with the Culpepper, Merriweather traveling one-ring circus at the arena west of town. Of the two showings Wednesday afternoon, the first was truly standing room...

 
 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    July 7, 2022

Fireworks over the lake

With campgrounds filled to capacity and boats decorating the water like bright marbles beneath the setting sun, Saturday evening saw hundreds more guests enter Keyhole State Park's Coulter Bay with...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    July 7, 2022

School district seeks to support teachers

Several MK8 school teachers have departed this season due to personal reasons and, according to Crook County School District #1 Superintendent Mark Broderson, this is to be expected. Even so, the nationwide teacher shortage epidemic is certainly...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 30, 2022

Mobile home parks face utility changes

Moorcroft trailer park owners accepted the invitation from the council to a workshop on Monday before the regular council meeting to discuss the decision the town must reach regarding utility fees....

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    June 30, 2022

Volunteers needed

Quite often, the most important part of any program – the behind-the-scenes stuff – is conducted by volunteers. This is very much the case in Moorcroft, with many volunteer activities available fo...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 23, 2022

Summer slash pile concerns addressed

With summer moving in, the safe and correct use of Pine Haven's slash pile is a subject of discussion once again. Public Works Director Sunny Schell is composting grass clippings, ash and dirt on the...

 
 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    June 23, 2022

Keyhole fireworks get the go-ahead

The Fireworks Over the Lake celebration has received a green light from the state fire warden to move forward this year. The excitement starts at dark on Saturday, July 2. The pyrotechnic display is the largest yearly fundraiser for the Pine Haven...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 23, 2022

Showing appreciation

Pine Haven Mayor Karla Brandenburg and council recognized first responders at last Tuesday night's meeting with handshakes and smiles. Council members positioned themselves in a standing room only cha...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 23, 2022

Lunch for local heroes

The Over the Hill Gang in Pine Haven is hosting their second annual First Responders BBQ celebration, honoring first responders from all over the county at the community center on Wednesday, June 29, from noon until 1 p.m. The Gang invites Pine...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 23, 2022

Fun in the sun

The Pine Haven Recreation Department will be hosting their third annual Kids Day in the Park at Waters Park on Saturday, July 2, from noon until 2 p.m. Fun in the sun is the agenda for youngsters with a splash pad and a slip-and-slide as well as...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 16, 2022

Grass clogs up the schedule for Public Works

Public Works Director Cory Allison addressed two issues affecting garbage pickup at Monday's meeting of Moorcroft's ruling body. One is the inclusion of yard waste [grass clippings] in the dumpsters....

 

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