Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition

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Budget session begins soon

The Wyoming State Legislature meets for its 67th session soon and there are numerous ways for the public to participate or listen in. This year is a budget session, which means it will last approximat...

 By Grace Moore    News    January 25, 2024

Cautions steps for animal ordinance

Considering the kennel laws within town limits, Moorcroft Police Chief Bill Bryant has begun condensing and clarifying the applicable ordinance for the council’s further attention. Tuesday morning, the chief took a moment to speak to the reason for...

 By Grace Moore    Social    January 25, 2024

Just slayin' at the ice fishing fest

With the success of the third annual Just Slayin Outdoors Ice Fest fishing tournament, organizer Doug DeBoer Jr envisions a strong future for the sport and the community. This was the first year...


Property tax and the 2024 legislative session 

During and shortly after the Pandemic, much of Wyoming saw significant in-migration of people from other states. This movement of people into Wyoming was a result of our scenic beauty, rural nature,...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Michael Maloney, Black Hawk, SD, 90/80, $105; Shawn Opitz, Sundance, WY, 82/70, $120; Salvador Morales Espinosa, Box Elder, SD, 93/80, $125; Brooke A. Carroll, Gillette, WY, 90/75, $135; Antelmo Medina Juarez, Gillette, WY, 84/70, $130...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 15 – house watch. Two motorist assist. Three business checks. Stabbing. Domestic. Citizen dispute. EMS page. Jan. 16 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Civil standby. House watch. Accident. Jan. 17 – Three VIN checks. Fingerprints. Three...


Veterans' assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout February. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss...


Cards of Thanks

Thank You Thank you to everyone that sent cards, called and attended my birthday party! Lots of wonderful friends. It was a great day! Minnie Williams Our Thanks The family of Ed Sisson would like to thank everyone, whether you kept us in your...


Moorcroft Police

On January 16, police were requested to do a welfare check on a resident. Officer contacted resident, and all was well. Nothing further. On January 16, police were contacted regarding a possible break in attempt at a residence. Officer met with the...


Wyoming News Briefs

Gordon urges BLM to listen to Wyoming on Rock Springs RMP CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon is urging the Bureau of Land Management to “reconsider its restriction-heavy preferred alternative and deliver a reasonable plan incorporating more of Wyo...


What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

Has winter weather been keeping your family inside? Are you looking for new activities to entertain your child(ren) without bringing more toys into your home? Stop by the library and check out one of our activity kits! We have many options to choose...


Pesticide program postponed

The Pesticide Safety Education Programs previously scheduled for Jan. 25 and 26 in Crook and Weston Counties have been postponed. Questions can be referred to the Johnson County Extension office at 307-684-7522....


Lady Wolves turn their weekend around

On Friday, the Lady Wolves faced Newcastle, followed by Glenrock on Saturday. Coach Matthew Albertson feels that Saturday's performance was a turnaround from the day before, when the girls struggled a...


Boys' basketball going in the right direction

The Moorcroft Wolves boys' basketball team put on a good showing against Newcastle and Glenrock, according to Coach Nick Redden, and is working to meet the challenges ahead of them. "Newcastle and Gle...


Wolves show their might at home

The Wolves wrestling team hosted their annual Dylan Humes Memorial tournament this past weekend. The gyms were packed and many exciting matches were wrestled all for the chance to win the championship buckle. With 30 teams invited from Wyoming,...

 By Madelyn Beck    News    January 25, 2024

Short on volunteer firefighters and EMTs? These bills could help

Amid funding and staffing pressures at emergency medical service agencies across Wyoming, two bills this legislative session aim to help attract more volunteers.  The Joint Labor, Health and Social S...


WYDOT reminds communities to avoid pushing snow into state highways 

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is issuing a reminder that it is a violation of state law to push snow on state roadways. WYDOT has received many reports this month across northeast Wyoming of people pushing snow into the traffic lanes of...






PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Black Hills Wyoming Gas, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHWG) for authority to pass on a wholesale gas cost decrease of $0.0084 per therm for non-Choice Gas c... Full story



NOTICE OF COUNTY PLANNING CONSULTANT TO GIVE A REPORT OF THE PUBLIC INPUT MEETINGS TO CROOK COUNTY COMMISIONERS Be advised that at 11:15 a.m. on February 7, 2024, in the Commissioner’s Room at the Courthouse in Sundance, WY, in regular session,... Full story



WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Wyoming Department of Transportation will receive bids uploaded to the Public Purchase website, until 11:00 A.M., Mountain Time on February 15, 2024, at which time they will be... Full story



Meeting Rescheduled The Crook County Museum District is seeking a board member. Send questions and/or a letter of interest to [email protected]. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the next board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on... Full story



NOTICE OF FINAL SUBDIVISION HEARING Be advised that Collin Massie, P.O. Box 1063, Moorcroft, WY 82721 is hereby giving notice of a final subdivision hearing for a minor subdivision application. The proposed Massie Estates Minor Subdivision lies in... Full story


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