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 By Grace Moore    News    October 3, 2019

Towns prepare for winter's arrival

With many of us pulling out our fall jackets and turning the heater on, this week has brought the certainty of winter to the fore. As residents of Moorcroft and Pine Haven prepare for the coming season, so too do our municipal caretakers. Moorcroft...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    October 3, 2019

Classical music comes to Moorcroft

In 1990, the Piatigorsky Foundation, in memory of renowned Russian cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, came into existence to introduce a taste of classical music, performed by prominent artists, to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 26, 2019

Town saves cash on fuel

Moorcroft Public Works Director Cory Allison approached the governing body at a recent meeting requesting permission to change fuel distributors for the diesel stored at the town’s maintenance shop...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 26, 2019

Neighbor dispute costs Moorcroft

Approximately three weeks ago, the office and shop of Moorcroft business Glenn Construction lost water service, due, apparently, to a homeowner turning off the tap. Years ago, Glenn’s service was laid across the yard of a neighboring property, as h...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 26, 2019

Vetting the MTC

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Aubry Turnbough, a former native of Moorcroft, addressed the Town Council at Monday night’s meeting to ask their opinion on allowing her to rent a room and open an animal clinic at the MTC in the future. Turnboug...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 26, 2019

"Barn yard" hydrants

Private hydrants or “barn yard” hydrants have been illegal for many years within town limits. There are, however, a number of these fire plugs remaining throughout the municipality belonging to private citizens. Like many of Moorcroft’s...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019

Lagoon bid too high

Moorcroft’s lagoon is and has been in noncompliance with DEQ standards for many years, but the town has recently been granted funding from Wyoming Rural Development to upgrade the site with a few significant improvements, including more efficient...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019

Pine Haven summer projects wrapping up

It was business as usual at the Pine Haven Town Council meeting last Tuesday evening as completion of summer projects was planned by Public Works and ongoing acquisition plans were approved for the departments of Fire and Emergency Medical Services...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019

Town still seeking insurance reimbursement

In July, the booster pumps on the Madison water line were destroyed by a lightning strike that traveled along the electrical wiring to the machines. The town bought the needed replacement parts to a cost of around $16,000, according to Public Works...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019

Heritage Round-Up draws a crowd

All who attended the Heritage Round-Up at the West Texas Trail Museum Saturday evening can appreciate just how popular the annual fundraising event has become as this, their tenth anniversary, was lit...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 12, 2019

A question of road ownership

Crook County School District #1 superintendent Mark Broderson has asked for assistance from the town to ascertain the ownership of Rail Road Street to the east of the finished Little Horn Avenue...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 12, 2019

Funds found for SLIB requirement

In 1994, the town completed the Moorcroft Water Supply Project; the loan associated with the job came with a restriction on the water reserve fund. The project has been paid off and the council needs to move that money to another restricted account...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 5, 2019

Objections to BHE price hike

At last Monday’s Moorcroft Council meeting, Black Hills Energy’s proposed rate hike of 25 percent for businesses and 19.74 percent for residents was discussed with the governing body strenuously objecting in behalf of municipal citizens....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 5, 2019

Pine Haven Days

Pine Haven Days started with a free pancake breakfast for the community sponsored by the Pine Haven Council at the fire hall Saturday morning. Mayor Bill Cunningham and volunteer fireman Don...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 29, 2019

SLIB condition causes snag

The upcoming Stage 1 of the Powder River Water project, slated to start in the spring, has hit a snag. SLIB community loan officer Rebecca Webb recently contacted Moorcroft Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider regarding a new requirement for the loan....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 29, 2019

Costly choices

Public Works Director Cory Allison and the council discussed the seal coating of Moorcroft’s streets at Monday night’s meeting. The work is nearing completion for the year. Sadly, throughout this procedure, there have been individuals who have...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 29, 2019

Storm brings high winds through Moorcroft

torms have rampaged through the Moorcroft and Pine Haven communities this summer with lightning, thunder, rain and, oft times, hail. Fortunately, the damage has been relatively minimal throughout...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    August 29, 2019

Welcome Teachers

Moorcroft and Pine Haven welcome nine new teachers and a new counselor working and giving their best to the children of the Moorcroft schools this season. Shanna Kinnick Shanna is not unknown in the l...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 22, 2019

Road drainage causes concern for residents

Bill and Emily Smith, representing Pine Haven’s Cedar Hills Drive, addressed the council at last Tuesday’s meeting through their appointed spokesman, TJ Gideon, to discuss their concerns about...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 22, 2019

Second truck for Pine Haven fire department

The Pine Haven Volunteer Fire department has been on the lookout for an affordable “pumper” or fire truck that can run a reserve for their big red Engine 1. Currently, the department owns one pumper; the grass land fire trucks are not recognized...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 22, 2019

Welcome to Pine Haven Days

Mark your calendars; Saturday, August 31 is Pine Haven Day! This year’s festivities commences with a pancake feed at the fire hall from 9 until 11 a.m. sponsored the Pine Haven Town Council,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 15, 2019

Street work raises queries

Choice Services, the contractor sealing many of the asphalt streets throughout Moorcroft, was prepared to begin laying the first coat of slurry on Goshen early Tuesday morning, but after serious discussion among Moorcroft’s governing body the...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 15, 2019

Seniors move to the MTC

The Moorcroft seniors have been using the town-owned center on North Big Horn for many years, but as the almost century-old building and its fellows along the block fell further into disrepair, the decision was made by the town council that the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 15, 2019

Early delivery

At Monday night's meeting, Moorcroft Police Officer Jory Tadlock and Ambulance volunteers Rusty Williams, Denene Humphries, Dorothy Baron, Jessica Schnabel and Andrea Pfeil received commendation and...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    August 8, 2019

School exit road a no-go

There have been several dirt work machines working on the south side of Moorcroft High School over the last few weeks; the contractor has begun the process of upgrading the single ingress/egress from Country Club Lane into the existing south parking...

 

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