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 By Grace Moore    News    July 18, 2019 

Town projects move ahead

The needed parts for the lightning-struck booster pumps that pump the water from the Madison well east of town to the municipal tank arrived last Thursday and were installed Friday, according to Public Works Director Cory Allison; and Well #6 that...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 18, 2019 

Jubilee Days

Jubilee was very well attended this summer, starting off with the Friday Fun Night, which hosted between 200 and 300 guests. Face painting, always a favorite, was conducted by the Moorcroft Library...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 18, 2019 

Nothing in writing

It was business as usual at Pine Haven’s meeting of the governing body last Tuesday night except for an item of contention from homeowners Nick and Cindy Bedsted. According to the Bedsteds, they had given the town right of way across their land...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 18, 2019 

Healing Hearts comes to town

The Moorcroft Area chamber of Commerce and Healing Hearts Home Health came together at the home health office’s open house last Wednesday morning to cut the ceremonial ribbon welcoming them to the...

 
 By Grace Moore    Sports    July 18, 2019 

Volleyball, anyone?

Moorcroft’s public works finished the new volleyball pit at Robinson’s Park just in time for Jubilee’s Family Night and the court was a hit! An audience brought chairs and took pictures as...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 11, 2019

Fun on the Fourth

Fred Neugebauer and his crew of pyro-technicians set up and safely discharged over 1000 fireworks from the Bearclaw Peninsula Saturday night for the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department's annual...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 11, 2019

Town booked up for Jubilee weekend

Moorcroft and the surrounding area nightly rooms are and have been fully booked for Jubilee weekend for some time and local RV park owner Paul Smoot said that he is still receiving several calls daily. Previous years saw about 1000 people for the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 11, 2019

Booster pump repair a costly expense

Public Works Director Cory Allison has received a solid number to replace the irreparable drivers for the two booster pumps on the Madison water line and reported his findings to the Moorcroft Council at Monday’s meeting. To track down parts for...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 4, 2019

Lightning strikes water line

Last Wednesday night, lightning struck a transformer and a number of area residents and businesses were affected for several hours. This same strike traveled from the transformer up the power line and wiped out the two electric “booster” pumps...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 4, 2019

A pop and a whoosh

A commercial Ford F450 hauling ground sheeting to the oil fields in North Dakota burned to the ground last Thursday morning on Interstate 90 eastbound at approximately mile marker 171. Moorcroft...

 
 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    July 4, 2019

youth rodeo

Brightly colored in their regalia, kids were riding horses of all sizes at the Moorcroft arena Friday night for the third annual youth rodeo. The event consisted of barrel racing, pole bending, goat...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 4, 2019

City warns of yard waste risk

An issue has arisen in Moorcroft due to several residents arguing that the Public Works Department cannot tell them what can be put in their garbage receptacles, specifically referring to yard waste. The council, however, is concerned that yard...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 4, 2019

Making a point

At the last Moorcroft Town Council meeting the governing body passed the third and final reading of the two percent annual raise of both water and sewer rates as demanded by the state. “We have been...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 27, 2019

Water project gets funding

Of the seven municipalities on the list of projects not recommended for funding at the SLIB meeting this month in Cheyenne, Moorcroft was the only one that received money on a 50/50 grant for the first phase of three of the Powder River Water...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 27, 2019

Hard lines drawn for budget

At the final budget work shop, one pay period before the end of this 2018/2019 fiscal year, Moorcroft showed a potential deficit going into the new fiscal year, causing the governing body to look at...

 
 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    June 20, 2019

Protecting Pine Haven

Pine Haven sits in a beautiful wooded area in a horseshoe of land on the south shore of Keyhole State Park and Reservoir and because of the town’s location; wild fires are always a very real...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 20, 2019

Pine Haven overview

The Pine Haven Town Council met last Tuesday night with a relatively quickly covered agenda. The following are a few highlights: Mark the date The “Fire Works over the Water” will start at dusk on Saturday, July 6 at Coulter Bay. Public works...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 13, 2019

School access road still under discussion

Crook County School District #1 superintendent Mark Broderson addressed the Moorcroft Town Council at Monday night's meeting regarding the town's requisites for accepting the access road from Rail...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 13, 2019

A weekend of country junkin'

Darlene Coder of Compass Trading in Hulett approached the chambers of Hulett, Sundance and Moorcroft several months ago to discuss a countywide yard sale weekend called the Country Junkin' Weekend....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 13, 2019

More police for Jubilee

This year’s Jubilee is set to be a big gain for the businesses in Moorcroft and the surrounding areas, according to the council. Councilman Paul Smoot noted at Monday night’s meeting that his business is receiving around 15 calls daily for...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 13, 2019

Addressing transparency

Last year, after obtaining advice of legal counsel, the Moorcroft governing body held only an emergency meeting after a public hearing at the June meeting to accept the new fiscal budget in order to facilitate approval before the end of the current...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Mea culpa

Black Hills Energy community affairs manager Michael Howe, Cody gas operations manager Bo Secrest and Gillette operations supervisor Scott Wilson expressed their mea culpa to the Moorcroft Town...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Lack of bond bites council

In September 2015, property owner Steve Noakes came before the Moorcroft Town Council seeking permission to create a subdivision on his property north of I90 on Lincoln Boulevard. At that time, there...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Figuring out how to feed a community

To further their effort to assist the Moorcroft and surrounding area community, the Moorcroft Interfaith Community has been trying to establish a local distribution center in cooperation with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. Pastor Monte...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Cleaning up down town

The Moorcroft Town Council is in the process of putting the town-owned property currently housing the senior center on the west side of North Big Horn Avenue out for bid to sell at public auction....

 

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