Articles from the May 6, 2021 edition

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Into the woods for prom

Deep and dark is the forest, sequins sparkle and laughter is low as the Wolves dance into the woods. After missing out on the annual Promenade last year due to the pandemic, the feeling this year was...

 By Grace Moore    News    May 6, 2021

Two options for landfill

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) met with Moorcroft’s governing body Monday morning to discuss the town’s options for the future of the municipal landfill. Program Principal Craig McOmie and District #3 Supervisor Richard...

 By Grace Moore    News    May 6, 2021

Variance for town property causes council headaches

Gillette resident Jamie Riddle and family addressed the Moorcroft Council last Monday night to request “splitting the address” for the property they recently bought from former Mayor Steve Sproul on South Little Horn Avenue. “I went to the...

 News    May 6, 2021

Lundborg honored for decades of service to law enforcement

Former Moorcroft Police Chief Douglas Lundborg was honored last week for his 38 years of law enforcement service. The award was presented at the yearly WASCOP (Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and...


Rod Owen DeCent

Rod Owen DeCent, age 57, passed away peacefully May 1, 2021, with his wife and family by his side. Rod was born May 13, 1963, in Aurora, Minnesota, to Allan “Doc” and Priscilla DeCent. He grew up in Embarrass, Minnesota, and graduated from J. F.... Full story

 News    May 6, 2021

Names sought for County War Memorial

The Crook County War Memorial Committee is seeking names to be added to the Crook County War Memorial this fall. Please submit names, along with a copy of the veterans DD Form 214, by July 16. In order for a name to be engraved on the War Memorial,...

 By Jillian Balow    Opinion    May 6, 2021

Balow: Time for a comprehensive plan

I grew up watching westerns with the likes of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and John Wayne. Predictable endings – good guys riding off into the sunset after saving the town – never spoiled the action or suspense of the movie.  Wyoming hoped for the...

 News    May 6, 2021

State Briefs

Jury awards family $2.2M CASPER (WNE) — A Natrona County jury awarded more than $2 million in damages last week to the wife and daughter of a man killed as a result of poor traffic control during construction on an Evansville intersection.  Bill...

 By Kasey Stroud    School    May 6, 2021

Moorcroft fine art students place at state art symposium

Congratulations to the MHS Fine Art Students for a job well done this year! This year at the 53rd Wyoming State Art Symposium we had five blue ribbon winners. The blue ribbon signifies that the...


May's students of the month

Know where to draw the line - values...

 News    May 6, 2021

Crook County participates in National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness and action around substance use prevention and the promotion of positive mental health. This year, this national initiative, sponsored by the Substance...

 By Grace Moore    News    May 6, 2021

Looking at capital expenditures

As the council gets closer to a final budget for the coming fiscal year of 2021/2022, they met a third time to further iron out details through the remaining 2020/2021 budget and the next that starts July 1. The last two meetings gave each...

 News    May 6, 2021

Moorcroft Police Report

On April 19, police were contacted regarding a suspicious vehicle parked at the Pinnacle Bank. The driver of the vehicle had placed a black bag outside of their vehicle and left it there. As the officer approached the bank, the vehicle in question...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021

Multiple factors cited in fatal crash

A fatal vehicle crash on the intestate east of Sundance claimed the life of a Rapid City resident on Wednesday. The incident took place in the morning and involved a single SUV. According to reports from Wyoming Highway Patrol, the crash took place...


Keyhole Reservoir Spring Classic 2021

This year saw some great fishing despite the low levels on Keyhole Reservoir as 52 teams prepared to put all their cunning and knowledge of the sport in play to catch the biggest fish in this two-day...


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