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 By Grace Moore    News    February 27, 2020

Second opinion saves MTC roof

The roof of the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) was badly damaged in the hail storms last summer and, while other buildings throughout town were repaired by insurance, the MTC is still waiting for damage repair. After an LGLP paid inspector checked the...

 

CCMSD trustee quits amid admin dispute

Joey Kanode has announced his resignation from the Crook County Medical Services (CCMSD) Board of Trustees and called for his fellow board members to do the same. In his resignation letter, Kanode says, “It is with a heavy heart that I would like t...

 

Gone fishing

Saturday morning showed up bright and beautiful with temperatures in the mid 40s and a couple feet of ice on Keyhole Reservoir, a perfect start to the fourth annual Family Fishing day. Set up began...

 

Kimberly Anne Jones

Kimberly Anne (Sedlacek) Jones was born in Parkston, South Dakota, on August 22, 1968, to Richard and Karen (Hunhoff) Sedlacek. Kimberly joined one brother, Daniel, and her two sisters Christy and Cindy were born soon after. Kim passed away peacefull... Full story

 

Corrections

Local Beef: In last week’s article about local beef used for lunches at the Moorcroft schools, a name was spelled incorrectly. The beef was donated by Janet A. Jensen, representative of Jensen Livestock and Ranch LLC. Special Olympics: Adam Perry... Full story

 

National Park Service begins project to improve accessibility at Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower National Monument is one of several national park units chosen by the National Park Service (NPS) to undergo comprehensive accessibility improvements through the landmark Targeted Accessibility Improvement Program. The program...

 

State Briefs

Man dies after jumping from car SHERIDAN (WNE) — A Texas resident led Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers on a pursuit before jumping from a moving vehicle Feb. 21. The pursuit started near Sheridan on Interstate 90. WHP troopers were notified of a...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 27, 2020

Helping downtown

Local resident and businessman Neil Gray spoke to the Moorcroft Council Monday night about the town-owned property immediately north of Town Hall. He has offered to buy said asset with the intent to further the rebuilding of downtown. “I’m really...

 
 By Lacey Rasco    News    February 27, 2020

Youth Library News

New Arrivals! K-3 The Berenstain Bears That’s So Rude! By Mike Berenstain. Little Crocodile has lost his mommy. He finds Monkey, Tiger, and Zebra…but how will he ever find his mommy? Where’s My Mommy? by Jo Brown. Trust Me, Hansel and Gretel ar...

 

FFA pancake breakfast

The FFA Whitcomb Chapter enjoyed hosting their appreciation breakfast for the community Saturday morning, according to advisor Hugh Jenkins. “We had a good turn-out and a great time.” Jenkins attributes the success of the local chapter to the...

 

Library News

Are you interested in crafts? Do you have some ideas? We are always looking. Don’t forget we have book clubs: they meet on the third Thursday at 1 p.m. and the fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. We generally read different books, so if you would like you...

 

Rodeo Royalty meeting Mar. 22

There will be an organizational meeting for the Crook County Rodeo Royalty Association at 3 p.m. on Sun., Mar. 22 at Devils Tower View on top of Campstool Hill, Hwy. 24. The meeting will include planning for the upcoming reigning year. All...

 

Wolves wrestlers headed to state

The Wolves wrestling team wrestled in the 2A East regional tournament this past Saturday in Lingle. There they competed against ten other teams from the east to fight their way to a first place...

 
 By Dusty Petz    Sports    February 27, 2020

Lady Wolves win Powder River Conference

On Friday, the Moorcroft Lady Wolves took on the Sundance Bulldogs. Junior Varsity was first up with half a game. The Wolves got out to a quick start and took a 9-5 lead after the first quarter. The...

 

Bulldogs best the Wolves

 In the final regular season game, the Wolves played host to the Sundance Bulldogs.  The last time these two teams faced off, the Bulldogs handled the Wolves with ease. The Wolves jumped out to an early lead on the Bulldogs. Then, the Bulldogs...

 

New principal to be hired at MHS

The Crook County School District will soon begin the selection process for a new principal at Moorcroft High School, according to Superintendent Mark Broderson. At last week’s meeting of the Board of Trustees, the board did not renew the contract...

 

Moorcroft Chapter Adviser participates in National FCCLA training

Felicia Sams from Moorcroft High School FCCLA attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2020 Chapter Adviser Summit (CAS) in Washington, D.C., January 31 to February 2. Advisers from across the nation participated in...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On February 9, police received a report of someone standing in the road filming the home of a resident. Officer responded and made contact with the videographer and advised them of the complaint and asked them to leave the area. Nothing further. On...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Tyler B. Sasse, Moorcroft, 89/80, $88; Billy E. Gebhart, Evanston, 79/70, $88; Taylor J. Erickson, SD, 90/80, $90; Chineh T. Ade, CO, 86/80, $82; Nephi C. Carlisle, UT, 88/80, $86 Fail to Drive Vehicle Within Single Lane – Steven L....

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 10 – Three VIN checks. EMS page. Fingerprints for outside employment. Investigated vehicle crash on Warren Peak. Investigated theft complaint. Civil assist. Attempted to serve warrant. Investigated assault complaint. Feb. 11 – Four VIN check...

 

Spelling Bee winners

Lorenzo Cherry, sixth grade; Macey Norris, fifth grade; Micah Wendling, fourth grade....

 

U.S. Senate pages wanted for summer 2020

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for the summer sessions in Washington, D.C. Enzi said he is fortunate to have the opportunity to sponsor a young adult from Wyoming to serve in e...

 

Strata Energy offers scholarship for Crook County students

Strata Energy has again issued an invitation to Crook County high school graduates to apply for Strata’s Community Energy and Opportunity scholarships. Strata scholarships are available to students graduating from a Crook County high school or...

 

UW Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2019 fall semester. Students are: Reba Jean Dorsett (Bachelor of Science) and Hali K. Ike (Bachelor of Science) of Hulett; Bayli Ann...

 

UW Honor Rolls

The University of Wyoming lists 10 students from Crook County on the 2019 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. Students are: Payson G. Birkeland of Aladdin; Cort Ingalls, Richard L. Stefanich and Madeline F. Stoddard of...

 

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