Articles from the February 1, 2024 edition

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Bank warns of counterfeit $100 bills

With an unknown number counterfeit hundred-dollar bills believed to now be in circulation after an incident in Billings, MT, last week, Andy Miller, President of Sundance State Bank, is warning businesses and citizens that some could make it through...

 By Grace Moore    News    February 1, 2024

Council adjusts splash pad plans

At a workshop last week, HDR Engineering's Heath Turbiville shared a computer-generated (CG) depiction of a potential design modification to the splash pad at Noonan Park upon which Moorcroft's...

 By Grace Moore    News    February 1, 2024

Buckle up

Among several other contributions to Moorcroft's West Texas Trails Museum (WTTM) made by former rodeo bronc rider and rancher Fritz Rehbein, including the handsome speckled bull that hangs on the...


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The citizens of Crook County have all had a chance to attend the “meetings” on the proposed zoning of the county. If you are not familiar with the Delphi technique that was used at these meetings, please google and study up on it....


Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks The Hulett Blessings in a Backpack program would like to thank the entire Crook County community for everything they do to support our program. Support came in the form of monetary donations, food, toys and gift cards. The 27 kids in... Full story


Circuit Court

Speeding – Manuel Encinas Andrade, Gillette, WY, 107/75, $220; Joseph Gardner, Gillette, WY, 93/75, $150; Elijah Zenkov, Chandler, AZ, 90/80, $105; Kaidan Hopson, Sturgis, SD, 89/80, $103; Holly Vrana, Upton, WY, 82/70, $120; Matthew Smith, Saint M...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 22 – Two VIN checks. Motorist assist. Five traffic stops. Suspicious circumstance. House watch. Fire page. Jan. 23 – Seven VIN checks. Prisoner transport. Four traffic stops. Theft. Information. Three business checks. Two suspicious...


Moorcroft Police

On January 23, police were requested to do a welfare check on a resident. Officer contacted resident, and all was well. Nothing further. On January 25, police were contacted regarding an unattended death. Officer arrived on scene and spoke with EMS....



The picture of the bass on the front page of last week’s Moorcroft Leader was not of the winner, according to event organizer Doug DeBoer Jr. He has provided the names of the winners: Jr Gregory, Russ Hood, Scott Gablehouse, Kannon Parks and... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs

Man stuck in the snow gets federal prison on drug and gun charges GILLETTE (WNE) — A Campbell County man who was arrested after driving his truck into a snowbank last spring has been sentenced to more than 13 years in federal prison on drug and...


What's Happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Take a chance and let fate determine your next literary choice and go on a Blind Date with a Book! Each blind date will include a chocolatey treat and you may rate your date for a chance to win a prize. Blind...


Anderson first female wrestler to win Ron-Thon

The Wolves wrestling team had a busy week with a triangular on Tuesday with Lead/Deadwood and Sturgis JV, a dual on Thursday against Wright and the all-class Ron Thon tournament Friday and Saturday,...


Basketball teams face Sundance, Buffalo

Girls The basketball teams put in some miles this past weekend, says Lady Wolves Coach Matthew Albertson. They were on the road for both Friday’s contest with the Bulldogs from Sundance and the Bison from Buffalo, on Saturday. “Both of these team...


DSU President's List

Talissa Fischbach of Moorcroft has been named to the Dickinson State University President’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the President’s List....

 By Grace Moore    Sports    February 1, 2024

Anderson receives wrestling scholarship

Moorcroft High School (MHS) senior Rebekah Anderson has been accepted to Dickinson College on a wrestling scholarship. Anderson is the second MHS female wrestler to receive a scholarship for this spor...


Perfect attendance

Moorcroft students are rewarded for perfect attendance with pizza from Coffee Cup Fuel Stop. Left to right: Justus Mills, Tess Farnsworth, Weston Allred, Caden Cantu, Ryan Browning, Bristol Hannah,...






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


Liquor Licenses

NOTICE OF RENEWAL OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT on the 8th day of January 2024, K & R Kimsey, LLC, dba Dewey’s Place, filed an application for the renewal of a Retail Liquor License, in the office of the Clerk of the Town of... 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


Moorcroft man sentenced for felony possession

A Moorcroft man has been given a split sentence on felony possession charges after marijuana was allegedly found on his person when he was arrested for failing to meet the conditions of his parole. According to court reports, Jason Anderson was...


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