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  • Weekend of victory for Wolves

    Mar 3, 2022

    Dayne Humes was crowned champion at state, among several wrestlers who placed this year. The Wolves wrestlers ended their season placing second with 170 team points at the state tournament; as a whole, between 2A, 3A and 4A, they placed eighth out of 50 teams. Meanwhile, the Lady Wolves basketball team brought home their first 2A East Regional Championship since 1980. Below, back row left to right: Coach Arlie Hulm, Talissa Fischbach, Kailee Gill, KyAnna Petz, Elizabeth Anderson, Camlyn...

  • Card of Thanks

    Mar 3, 2022

    Thank You The family of Bonnie “Jean” Wenande would like to thank everyone for their acts of kindness during this sad and difficult time. The calls, cards, flowers, donations to her memorial are very much appreciated. Thank you to Father Bryce and Deacon Kim for the beautiful service. John, Diane and Denise, thank you for the wonderful music and the ladies from the church for the very nice lunch. Thank you to Nikki and everyone else at the Gillette Memorial Chapel for all you did to make this time of sorrow easier to manage. She will be mis... Full story

  • Edith Shepherd

    Mar 3, 2022

    Edith Shepherd, 90 of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away on February 27, 2022. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church in Moorcroft. Burial will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.... Full story

  • County artist presents Black Hills Art Gala

    Sarah Pridgeon|Mar 3, 2022

    Alexandra Hansen, an artist from Aladdin, invites the community to an elegant event this March that aims to introduce the work of new artists from around the Midwest. The Black Hills Art Gala will take place at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish. Hansen, a wildlife artist, is among the talent that will be showcased in the event. "I organized this art gala in an effort to bring a few new artists to the area," she says. "It's a beautiful variety of artists from Nebraska, Colorado, Montana,...

  • Legislative Update

    Ogden Driskill, Senator, HD 1|Mar 3, 2022

    Its mid-morning Monday and I am racing to meet this week’s paper deadline. We have had a crazy busy two weeks of session – now starting the third week at a run. We are finishing the last of the Senate files this morning. Major bills we have heard to date: • SF 1 Budget of the State of Wyoming – this bill has passed the Senate and House and will go to a conference committee. As a whole the bill went smoothly and I expect that the differences will be worked out easily. It was a frugal budget presented by the Governor and the bodies kept most am...

  • Engine trouble leads to fatal crash on I-90

    Sarah Pridgeon|Mar 3, 2022

    A Moorcroft resident was killed on Tuesday in a vehicle crash that took place on the interstate near Moorcroft. The crash occurred when a passenger vehicle collided with a semi truck that was experiencing engine troubles. The incident took place at around 8:58 a.m. on February 22, at milepost 162 eastbound. A semi truck combination was traveling eastbound in the right lane at around 30 to 40 mph with its hazard lights activated due to engine troubles, says Lt. Tim Boumeester, Wyoming Highway Patrol. A passenger vehicle was also traveling...

  • DTNHA Scholarship

    Mar 3, 2022

    First established in 1958, Devils Tower Natural History Association is a non-profit corporation chartered by the United States Congress, to aid the National Park Service with historical, educational and interpretive programs. Our mission is to promote understanding and conservation of the natural, cultural and historical resources of the nation’s first national monument through education, public information and service. This year, DTNHA is offering a monetary, one-year scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00. Application forms may be obtained f...

  • Audit brings bad news

    Grace Moore|Mar 3, 2022

    Deidre Budahl, auditor for Casey Peterson and Associates presented her findings from the 2021 audit of the town finances to the council Monday night with warnings and advice. “The town is, I would say, ok for right now, but, I think you guys need to make some major financial decisions in the next few years because you’re not going to be able to continue going at the rate you are,” she said. According to the auditor, Moorcroft’s general fund was over-expended by approximately $95000 last fiscal year and the general fund receipts are “stagna...

  • Council marks moment of change

    Grace Moore|Mar 3, 2022

    "We [council members] had some good conversation about it and the new appointee will be Dustin Petz." Moorcroft Mayor Ben Glenn opened the first piece of town business on Monday's agenda with a unanimous acceptance of Petz as a member of the council. Newly appointed Petz was subsequently sworn into office and took his seat amongst the governing body. Petz has been a familiar face at the Moorcroft High School as a counselor and well respected on the school sports field. He later shared this...

  • State Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Mar 3, 2022

    Teenagers plead not guilty in shooting death CHEYENNE (WNE) — Teenage cousins accused in last summer’s shooting death of a 14-year-old pleaded not guilty last week in Laramie County District Court. Xavier Sanchez, 18, of Casper, appeared Thursday morning in front of Laramie County District Judge Peter Froelicher. He has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Raymond M. Sanchez, 16, of Cheyenne, is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree mur...

  • Wolves place second at State

    Marci Allison|Mar 3, 2022

    The Wolves wrestled their last season tournament this past weekend at the Wyoming High School Athletic Association State Championships in Casper. Competing in the 2A state class, they placed second out of 21 teams. They qualified 20 wrestlers and came home with one state champion, one runner up and many placers throughout. Individual results were: 106 Dayne Humes – had an impressive season and state tournament as a freshman. He pinned his way into the finals with pins in 1:53, 1:06 and 3:31. I...

  • Lady Wolves bring home Regional championship

    Dusty Petz|Mar 3, 2022

    The Lady Wolves traveled to Pine Bluffs for the 2A East Regional Tournament on Thursday. Their first opponent was the Lady Rams from Big Horn. Big Horn played with the Wolves in the first half and the Wolves found themselves ahead 23-14 going into the half. They really tried to slow us down in that first half and changed some things they had done during the regular season. We made some adjustments in the second half and it helped to get our defense where we needed it to be and that led to good o...

  • Wolves split games at Regionals

    Sonny Merchen|Mar 3, 2022

    On Thursday, the Wolves boys basketball team traveled to Pine Bluffs, WY for Regional basketball. The Wolves took on the Tongue River Eagles in the first round late Thursday night. The Eagles jumped out on top early and took a 16-7 lead going into the second quarter. In the second quarter, the Eagles scored often and took a 43-14 lead into halftime. We struggled with their size and athleticism and didn’t play well defensively to keep ourselves in the game. In the second half, the Eagles cruised to a 71-36 win. On Friday, the Wolves took on the...

  • Art class

    Mar 3, 2022

  • Library News

    Heather Reynolds|Mar 3, 2022

    Starting March 1, all interlibrary loans will be FREE! So if you do not see a book on the shelf in this library, we can see if any other library has it in the state of Wyoming and have it shipped here for you to borrow free of charge! The library will be having a guest speaker March 10 at 6 p.m. at the West Texas Trail Museum. Her name is Kylie Louise McCormick and she is a Wyoming historian from Casper Wyoming. Her presentation will be “Fifty-One Years of Freedom: Wyoming’s Suffrage Story, 1869-1920”. You won’t want to miss it! Bring a frien...

  • Youth Library News

    Lacey Rasco|Mar 3, 2022

    Storytime is every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for preschool age children. After-school activities every Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. Kids Paint class is once a month, please call the library for details. “Maker Friday” on March 25 will be castle engineering. New Arrivals! K-3- Maybe by Chris Haughton, Angry Birds Star Wars: Path to the Pork Side by Scarlett O’Hara, Firefighting Planes (nonfiction) by Bizzy Harris, Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty, Ted and Friends by Phil Roxbee Cox, My Words Flew Away Like Birds by Debora Pearson. Juven...

  • Poppy Poster winners

    Mar 3, 2022

    The American Legion Auxiliary #25 has announced the winners of the local poppy poster contest. The first and second place winners have now been sent to District competition. Appreciation to Mrs. Lona Tracy for her assistance with the contest....

  • Public Notice

    Mar 3, 2022

    Public Notice Notice is hereby given that the Town of Moorcroft, Wyoming is accepting sealed bids for the Town of Moorcroft garbage contract. Specifications and related bid requirements are available at Town Hall at 104 N. Big Horn Avenue; PO Box 70 Moorcroft, Wyoming 82721 or by calling 307-756-3526 Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Each bid must be in a sealed envelope, clearly marked as “Town of Moorcroft Garbage Contract Bids” and will be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 11th, 2022, local time, to be considered. No qu... Full story

  • NOTICE OF APPLICATION

    Mar 3, 2022

    NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO AMEND SOURCE MATERIAL LICENSE – STRATA ENERGY, INC. Public Notice Strata Energy, Inc. of Oshoto, Wyoming has applied for an amendment of its Source Material License (WYSUA-1601, Amendment 10) from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality. The license area for the mining of uranium is located in: all or parts of Sections 7, 17, 18 and 19 of Township 53 North, Range 67 West and all or parts of Sections 12, 13, and 24 of Township 53 North, Range 68 West, Crook County, Wyoming. The Ross ISR P... Full story

  • Council

    Mar 3, 2022

    Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council Monday, February 28th, 2022 Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmen Dale Petersen, Austin Smith and Paul Smoot Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville Mayor Glenn called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Roll call was taken. Mayor Glenn stated the Council had several good candidates for the open council seat. Councilman Petersen motioned to appoint Dusty Petz to fill... Full story

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