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 By Grace Moore    News    December 12, 2019 

MTC grant to move ahead

Wyoming Business Council northeast regional director Brandi Harlow spoke to the town governing body recently regarding a grant available within the next fiscal year for a business readiness study on the MTC building. This $25,000 grant must be...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 12, 2019 

Snow clearing in question

Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar praised Public Works Director Cory Allison for his decision to clear the municipal streets after the previous storm that recently hit the town at Monday night’s meeting. “Your crew did a great job,” he said. He then...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 12, 2019 

Accident on I-90 caused by driver falling asleep

Last Friday afternoon, around 2 p.m. a Moorcroft woman was driving a 2004 silver colored Ford Expedition, with two passengers, another adult and a juvenile, westbound on I90 on dry roads and in good weather, according to Lieutenant Tim Boumeester,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    December 5, 2019

Town looks to future for MTC

The Moorcroft Town Center has not welcomed any new businesses for some time, despite the efforts of so many diligent supporters, but with new avenues for funding being made available through the SLIB and the Wyoming Business Council, there may be...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 28, 2019

Grants drive up audit cost

The law requires Casey Peterson and Associates, Moorcroft’s auditors, to conduct a full financial examination this year because $750,000 of the project funding the town received during the last fiscal year was federally based, explained representat...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 21, 2019

No deal

After extensive discussion, adding the current town hall building into a sale package deal with the lots further up the street has been vetoed by the council. “If we don’t have a specific...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 21, 2019

CCFV funds approved

Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services executive director Sandy Stevens approached the Pine Haven Town Council last Tuesday night seeking their annual contract for services contribution for the 2020 fiscal year of $1200. To show...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 21, 2019

Former VFW lot for sale

Moorcroft has, after some ado, received clear title to and title insurance on the former VFW property on South Big Horn Avenue. They have subsequently decided to put the property up for bid with a reserve of $75,000 and a deed restriction ensuring...

 

Neighbors helping neighbors this holiday season

On Sunday, November 24, Thanksgiving food baskets will be available for pickup at the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Converse and South Belle Fourche Avenue. For those who cannot get to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 14, 2019

Legion hosts Veteran Dinner

On a cold Monday evening, The American Legion Post #25 and Legion Auxiliary unit #25 hosted their annual Veterans Dinner commemorating the veterans who have served their country in tribulation and war. Post 25 Commander Tim Wattenberg and Auxiliary...

 

Students remember our soldiers

The Moorcroft K8 and High School each offered veterans ceremonies of recognition and commendation Monday morning before classes. As the MHS assembly began, the band and choir played “From Sea to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 14, 2019

Success for Harvest Feastival in new location

This year’s annual Harvest Feastival, sponsored by the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce, was visited by over 80 guests at the new venue in the MTC and hosted more than 16 soups with accruements....

 
 By Grace Moore    School    November 7, 2019

MHS exceeds state average

Last Thursday, the Moorcroft High School (MHS) student body and staff celebrated a year’s worth of hard work and accomplishment with drinks and snacks in the building’s common area. The Wyoming Department of Education has shared the results of...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 7, 2019

Local landing

The Pine Haven first responders, including the volunteer fire department and EMS, attended a Life Flight training exercise last Saturday morning. Fire chief Bob Rudichar explains why this class is...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 7, 2019

Plow fund low this winter

Residents may notice the absence this winter of weekend snow plowing on the municipal streets. Due to the tightening of Moorcroft’s 2018/2019 fiscal belt, the budget for plowing has been squeezed a bit as well. Despite the issue of whether people...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 31, 2019

Council hears of damage to private drive

Moorcroft resident Willard Gantz addressed the council at Monday’s meeting about the continued damage to his asphalt driveway, which he considers the responsibility of the town. The street is one of the oldest in town and the curb and gutter work...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 31, 2019

Council catches up on town business

Monday night’s council meeting for Moorcroft was relatively quiet. However, a few important points arose from the staff reports. Public Works Lowes, the town’s contact for roof work on the MTC, came to town to examine the damage from the 2019...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 31, 2019

Spooks, scares and plenty of treats

The guide led the unsuspecting victi… sorry, visitors into the dark interior of the wax museum, assuring them of the harmlessness of the exhibits. As does every good horror show begin, so too did...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    October 24, 2019

Mystery winners

“I work for the Boddi family for 14 years [and] I come from Russia. I love Mr Boddi, he be so good to me.” Obviously too overcome by emotion to continue, Boddi family maid Lud Milla started to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 24, 2019

Town fixes drainage issue

Glenn Construction was hired by the town council to correct the drainage issue in the alley between Dewey’s Place on Big Horn and the fire station on Cheyenne Avenues last Saturday. According to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 17, 2019

Street damage concerns town

At last week’s meeting, Public Works Director Sunny Schell discussed with the Pine Haven Town Council an issue with the town’s garbage pick-up contractor, Victory. The company’s trucks are...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 17, 2019

Snow route ordinance to be enforced this winter

Moorcroft residents who live on snow routes may have noticed the signage has been changed from the old ordinance saying vehicles were not allowed on the route “if the snow reaches four inches” to new signs reflecting the modified ordinance,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 17, 2019

Business as usual for Moorcroft town council

he regular meeting of the town council meeting was relatively uneventful, with one guest seeking a catering permit and the reports short and without surprises. Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider told the governing body that the town audit review is...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 10, 2019

Community dev group forms

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the newly formed and as-yet-informal Moorcroft Community Development, Ron and Linda Calor hosted a gathering of around a dozen individuals and business owners from the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    October 10, 2019

Budget gets spot review

The Moorcroft Town Council called a special meeting last Thursday evening to get a report from Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider on the quarterly overview of the town’s budget to date. The conversation began with a rundown on the added cost to the...

 

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