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 By Grace Moore    News    May 30, 2019

Construction season approaches

As June approaches, Moorcroft prepares for another busy construction season as the town finally rolls into the last phases of bringing the town’s infrastructure up to date. Powder River Sewer project The Powder River Sewer project is out for...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 30, 2019

Legion honors brethren

On a blustery Monday morning American Legion Post #25 members Tim Wattenberg, Ed Robinson, Bill Peters, Dalton Robinson, Keven Wolfe and Arnold Altaffer came together to honor their fallen comrades...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 30, 2019

The cat is back!

In December of 2017, Jodi Clark and her partner, Wayne Altaffer, came across the tracks of a young male cougar on the Altaffer ranch north of Moorcroft. Jodi and Wayne keep their license to hunt cats active so that they can hunt if the cats come too...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    May 23, 2019

Congratulations graduates!

Thirty five students graduated from Moorcroft High School Sunday night to a full house of cheers, whistles and smiles. Crook County #1 Superintendent Mark Broderson presided with speeches by...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 23, 2019

Pump still not approved -

After several months waiting for the DEQ to endorse the new pump that was installed in the new well as a part of the otherwise complete tank and well project accomplished last summer with a grant from the state, the agency has yet to approve Pine...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    May 23, 2019

Whitcomb FFA now offering livestock projects in town

FFA advisor and MHS agricultural teacher Hugh Jenkins has been soliciting the Moorcroft Town Council for a variance to the ordinance regarding livestock in town and the body has responded favorably. At the meeting last Monday, the council heard...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 23, 2019

BHE responds to stop order

After last week’s meeting of the council, Public Works Director Cory Allison was directed to stop all work by Black Hills Energy within town limits until the myriad complaints about the sub-par work by their contractor, E&S, are addressed. Black...

 
 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    May 23, 2019

Fishing Education Day a big hit

Around 115 fifth graders from Hulett, Sundance and Moorcroft schools attended the second annual North East Wyoming Walleye Association (NEWWA)’s fishing education day last Tuesday. There is reason...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

VFW closes in Moorcroft

State Chief of Staff for the VFW Pete Quinnell offered the town of Moorcroft the building and two lots previously used by the now defunct local VFW post #25 at Monday night's council meeting....

 
 By Grace Moore    Sports    May 16, 2019

Four-legged fun

Quite the crowd came together last Thursday evening to watch the triumphs and tragedies of the annual Donkey Basketball competition. Before the battle began, the teams gathered outside with their...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

Temporary digs for seniors

Moorcroft's town council recently offered the local senior center a couple of rooms at the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) until they are able to move into their own building. After discussing the action among their board members, representatives Donna...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

Town fed up with shoddy work

Moorcroft is not going to tolerate shoddy work from Black Hills Energy contractor, E&S, said the council on Monday. The Gillette operations supervisor was asked to attend Monday’s council meeting to address the myriad complaints and resolve the...

 
 By Grace Moore    Sports    May 9, 2019

Guardians of the flame

On a bright Thursday afternoon, Bryce Merchant carried the torch representing the Special Olympics with pride and the encouragement of friends through Moorcroft before passing it on to the next athlet...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 9, 2019

Madison well repaired

After pulling the inactive pump and motor from the Madison well three weeks ago, a new array has been installed and the well is again providing the preponderance of the town’s water. There had been a tentative plan to rebuild the previous pump and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 9, 2019

Towns clean for spring

Moorcroft and Pine Haven were busy over the weekend spring cleaning their communities. Moorcroft Volunteers from the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce, the MHS and the community walked and drove... Full story

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 9, 2019

Fiftieth anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week

The clerks of Moorcroft and Pine Haven fulfill an important role and a myriad of critical functions on the behalf of residents and council alike and, in recognition of their efforts, the governing...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 2, 2019

Revamp for junk rules

Moorcroft Council has initiated a revamp of the town’s junk ordinance, responding to concerns expressed by the police department. “The current one is so vague that it is hard for them to actually enforce,” says Mayor Dick Claar. The present...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    May 2, 2019

Reynolds named FCCLA president REYNOLDS

Taylor Reynolds has been a member of the FCCLA for four years and, in the last two of those, she has taken her appreciation of the organization beyond simple membership to serving all the Wyoming chapters as a state officer. Last year, she served as...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 2, 2019

"No man's land" annexed

Many years ago, when Pine Haven’s municipal property was surveyed, the measurements were off by approximately 20 feet between the Shattuck Hills Homeowners Association and the back yards of residents Larry Suchor and Randy Blakeman. This...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 2, 2019

Community clean-up

May 3 is Moorcroft Community Clean-up Day and everyone is getting ready! This is your opportunity to get rid of that old easy chair that's been sitting in the garage for a year or the used oil you...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 25, 2019

Project creates concern for rates

The state is not moving forward with funding the final large infrastructure project in Moorcroft, the Powder River Water project, without the town raising water rates to maintain its fiscal obligations with the added burden of the requested loan....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 25, 2019

Speed limit changing

Moorcroft Chief of Police Doug Lundborg has been talking to the WYDOT about the increased danger to motorists and pedestrians along Highway 14 north of Moorcroft. His concerns have been validated by...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 25, 2019

Proposed road still raising questions

Brent Bennett of Nelson Engineering attended Monday night's meeting to discuss Moorcroft taking responsibility for an access road the Crook County School District #1 plans to build from Rail Road...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 25, 2019

Hoppy Easter!

The much-loved Easter Bunny (Antonio Delfino) sat for pictures with his fans Saturday morning at the MTC. Guests enjoyed a breakfast of biscuits and gravy with a cookie for desert and, after...

 
 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...

 

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