Articles from the February 23, 2023 edition

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 By Grace Moore    News    February 23, 2023

Pine Haven set to decide ARPA funding

At a busy meeting on Tuesday, the Pine Haven Town Council heard that it will soon be able to ascertain whether the added matching funds put forth for the ARPA grant will put the town "in the cut",...

 By Grace Moore    News    February 23, 2023

Moorcroft considers EMT future

A "KARE" contract is an agreement between an ambulance service, including EMTs and other emergency medical personnel, and an entity such as, in this instance, the Town of Moorcroft for financial...

 By Grace Moore    News    February 23, 2023

Town bids farewell to long-time clerk

Barb Hardy shared a heartfelt goodbye as the Clerk/Treasurer for Pine Haven. She has been the first face of Pine Haven for 14 years and is retiring at the end of February. As the clerk reminisces...


Willene Elsasser

Funeral services for Willene Elsasser, 85, of Gillette, were held Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at New Life Church, with Pastor Mike Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Reception followed in the Mt. Pisgah Community Room.... Full story


Ronald Lee Gerry

Ronald Lee Gerry, 84, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Ronald was born January 18, 1939 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Woodrow and Edna (Pathael) Gerry. He grew up on the family farm in Wentworth, South Dakota and gra... Full story


Thomas Allen VanLuvan

Thomas Allen VanLuvan will always be remembered for his courage during difficult times. Unfortunately, this time the pain was too difficult, and we lost Thomas during the night of February 14, 2023, at 21 years old in Sundance, Wyoming. Thomas was... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs

Cody man charged with perjury CODY (WNE) — The Cody man charged in September for the alleged assault and battery of his pregnant girlfriend was charged Feb. 7 with one count of perjury after he allegedly asked his girlfriend to recant her statement...


Youth Library News

Story time is every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., geared toward preschool age children, however everyone is welcome. Kids Paint class is the first Friday of every month, participants must sign up; please call the library at 307-756-3232 for details....

 By Dusty Petz    Sports    February 23, 2023

Lady Wolves win against Eagles on home ground

On Friday, the Lady Wolves traveled to Buffalo to take on the Lady Bison. Buffalo came out quickly and jumped out to a 22-5 first quarter lead. The Lady Wolves were able to close the gap and found themselves down, 32-17 at halftime. Buffalo was able...


Wolves wrestle their way to State

The Wolves wrestling team wrestled in the Wyoming High School 2A East Regional tournament this past weekend for their chance to compete at the state tournament in Casper this Friday and Saturday. As a team, the Wolves placed first, came home with fou...



Boys Basketball played Buffalo on 2/17 (lost 75-40) and on 2/18 vs Tongue River (lost 66-41)...



Crook County School District #1 is seeking bids for the Gym Floor Refinishing Project, located at Sundance High School, Sundance, WY; Hulett School, Hulett, WY and Moorcroft High School, Moorcroft, WY. This project will consist of: Stripping the exis... Full story


Public Notice

Crook County Weed and Pest Control District is giving notice that the district will begin receiving applicator bids for 2023 noxious weed control program. If you are interested in bidding for the noxious weed program bids will be either mailed to... Full story



Crook County Facilities Department is seeking bids for the purchase and removal of a 1999 L shaped barn shelter located at 1110 Fairgrounds Loop in Sundance WY. Minimum acceptable bid is $2000. Sealed bids must be received in the County Clerk’s... Full story



Crook County School District #1 is seeking bids for the Chair Lift Replacement Project, located at Sundance High School, Sundance, WY; Hulett School, Hulett, WY and Moorcroft High School, Moorcroft, WY. This project will consist of: Removing and... Full story



Crook County School District #1 is seeking bids for the Bleacher Replacement Project, located at Sundance High School, Sundance, WY and Moorcroft High School, Moorcroft, WY. This project will consist of: Removing and Replacing the existing bleachers... Full story



The following vehicle(s) will be sold at 12 p.m. on March 10, 2023 at 300 South Bighorn Ave., Moorcroft, WY 82721, Crook County, Wyoming to wit: A 1955 Hudson Hornet, VIN #X5637 The seller claims $500.00 for expense of removal, preservation,... Full story


Circuit Court

Speeding – Roger M. Haluzak Jr., Gillette, WY, 93/80, $125; Crofton Higgins, Everett, WA, 94/80, $130; Issak Freisen, Hilda, AB, Canada, 78/55, $175; James Bratton, Douglas, WY, 81/70, $115; Charles Price, Buffalo, WY, 90/75, $135 Drive While...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 13 – Ten VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Property damage. Assist Wyoming Highway Patrol. Two motorist assists. Fraud. Two information requests. Medical. Fall. Two patient transfers. Two prisoner transports. Feb. 14 – Traffic stop. Three busi...


From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

The end is in sight as we conclude the sixth week of the 2023 Legislative Session. This week, budget negotiations were finalized by members of the House and Senate, and we continue to debate many bills with important impacts on Wyoming. As always,...


From the Desk of Senate President Ogden Driskill

With just a couple of weeks left of the Legislative Session, I am happy to report that good, steady work continues at the Capitol. This has been one of the smoother legislative sessions I have been a part of, and we have mostly been able to work out...


Abortion bill's future uncertain in Senate

CASPER — It’s unclear whether the Senate will get to debate the “Life is a Human Right” bill, the most ambitious and sweeping anti-abortion legislation the Wyoming Legislature has seen.  Over a week after clearing the House in a 46-16 vote,...


Moorcroft Police Report

Stats: 82 business checks, 13 crosswalk/school zones, two finger printings, one VIN check Citations issued: None...


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