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Articles from the March 10, 2022 edition

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  • Possible growth excites council

    Grace Moore|Mar 10, 2022

    Vanna and son Vince Waters, owners of the Keyhole Ranch including the range surrounding the township, visited Pine Haven’s council at the monthly work meeting last Tuesday morning with a proposition that, if completed, could benefit both parties. With Mayor Karla Brandenburg’s invitation, Vince Water spoke for the family, saying, “What we at Keyhole Ranch would be willing to propose to help the town… [is] to donate and acre or two…” for the proposed fire hall (northeast of Paradise Foods, backed by the landing strip). “It’s very important to us...

  • Lady Wolves make history

    Mar 10, 2022

    The Lady Wolves headed to the State Championship for the first time in school history. After beating St. Stephens and defending champs Wyoming Indian, the team took second place in the championship game against Rocky Mountain. See center pages for more....

  • Supporting a principle

    Mar 10, 2022

    Last Thursday afternoon, the Washington State truck convoy came past Moorcroft on I90 on their way to Washington DC, where they later met with other fleets from various launch points within the lower 48 states. The procession was met with many supporters as they drove through; their mission was advocated with honking, flag waving and banners from local residents, who parked along ramps and medians while others stood on overpasses to show banners in support. One such individual, local resident...

  • Town answers audit concerns

    Grace Moore|Mar 10, 2022

    After the rather dismal audit report for Moorcroft a couple weeks ago, Cheryl Schneider, Moorcroft's Clerk/Treasurer, has spoken at length with auditor Deidre Budahl, of Casey Peterson and Associates about concerns regarding the timing and subsequent numbers with which the auditor was working. "I asked her where she came up with the figures because I couldn't come up with the same thing," she says. The first significant error, Schneider found, was the timing of deposits into and expenditures...

  • Kuhl sentenced

    Sarah Pridgeon|Mar 10, 2022

    Mary Kuhl was given a deferred sentence on Friday for crimes related to misconduct during her time as county treasurer. She will serve two years of supervised probation as part of a plea agreement, after which the charges will be expunged from her record. Kuhl originally pled “not guilty” to one felony charge of unauthorized use of monies, as well as to one misdemeanor count of official misconduct and two misdemeanor counts of issuing false certificate. The allegations against her included that she listed a customer’s license plate tabs as lost...

  • Edith LaVerne Shepherd

    Mar 10, 2022

    Edith LaVerne (Wham) Shepherd passed away early Sunday, February 27, 2022, at her home. Born July 25, 1931, to James D and Marguerite (Peg West) Wham, Edith was a miracle baby considering the fact that during the pregnancy a uterine tumor was removed prior to her full-term birth. She attended school in a one-room country school and then lived at a boarding house in Sundance during high school so she could attend classes. Often she was pulled from her classes to "substitute teach" any of the... Full story

  • Legislative Update

    Ogden Driskill, Senator, HD1|Mar 10, 2022

    As we near the finish line of the 2022 Legislative Budget Session, there is still plenty of work to do as we head into the last week. The legislative session is always busy, particularly in a budget year, but this year we had a few additional topics to work through, including redistricting and allocating the one-time American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars. There were also a slate of committee and individual bills to address the most pressing issues. This week the Senate passed the redistricting bill – HB100. Every ten years, the State is requi...

  • Circuit Court

    Mar 10, 2022

    Speeding – Kelsey Hart, CO, 91/75, $140; Beau Carter Garcia, SD, 79/70, $103; William Lawrence Pollard, WA, 88/75, $130; Ridge Stewart, La Barge, 90/75, $135; Branden Bruns, SD, 85/70, $135; Camille Lawrence, MT, 95/80, $135; Dillon Barch, Gillette, 94/75, $165 No Valid Driver’s License – Paulo Mata Reyes, NC, $140 Speed Too Fast for Conditions – David Wold, MN, $100 No Seat Belt (driver) – Dillon Barch, Gillette, $25 Follow Too Closely – Ilya Androshchuk, WA, $90 Fail to Drive Vehicle Within Single Lane – Gabriel Holl, WA, $90 No Registrati...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Mar 10, 2022

    Feb. 28 – Two VIN checks. Paper service. Three traffic stops. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Business checks. EMS page. Mar. 1 – Five VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Two welfare checks. Report of trespassing. Report of suspicious person. Motorist assist. Business check. Citizen assist. Animal complaint. EMS page. Mar. 2 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic stop. Two business checks. Escorted girls’ basketball team. Prisoner transport. Assisted another agency. Two EMS pages. Mar. 3 – Five VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Burglar alarm. Mo...

  • School Warrants

    Mar 10, 2022

    Crook County School District #1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on FEBRUARY 21, 2022, at HULETT, WYOMING. To Whom Paid Purpose of Expenditure Amount General Fund A & B Welding Welding Supplies $ 1,006.60 A & J Screening Personalization $ 698.44 AirPro, Inc. Dust Collection Expansion $ 755.73 All Around Hardware Supplies $ 2,190.03 Credit Card Plan Teaching Materials & Supplies $... Full story

  • Bids

    Mar 10, 2022

    Legal Notice Invitation to Bid Crook County Road & Bridge is seeking bids for supplying and delivery of Magnesium Chloride for the CMAQ Dust Mitigation Project. The bids are due by March 31, 2022 at 3:00pm. Please visit the Road & Bridge office; call 283-1441; or download the full bid package at Bring your complete bid packets to the Road & Bridge office or mail to PO Box 995, Sundance, WY 82729. Bid opening will be at the County Road & Bridge Office on March 31, 2022 at 3:00pm. Bids received after this time will be... Full story

  • UW Extension hosts additional Crook County private pesticide applicator class

    Mar 10, 2022

    Crook County will be offering an additional private pesticide applicator class in April. This class is an opportunity for individuals to renew or obtain a private pesticide applicator license. Any landowner that anticipates applying restricted use pesticides must acquire a private pesticide application license through this class, complete the take-home workbook, or pass the exam administered in the extension office, prior to purchasing and use of said pesticide. The class includes weed and pest district updates, worker protection standards,...

  • Jeane Warax

    Mar 10, 2022

    A celebration of the life of Jeane Warax, 79-year-old Buffalo woman who passed away Saturday, February 26, will be held by her family and friends at the Keyhole Country Club in Pine Haven, Wyoming from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 with Reverend Margaret "Babe" Lynch officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations in Jeane's memory may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolen... Full story

  • Man who tried to run over deputy gets up to 15 years in prison

    Mar 10, 2022

    GILLETTE (WNE) — A Moorcroft man who was found guilty of trying to run into a sheriff’s deputy while fleeing from law enforcement in the spring of 2020 will serve up to 15 years in prison. Last week, Nathan Schuerman, 42, was sentenced to 13.5 to 15 years for aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon. In April 2020, Schuerman tried to drive his truck head-on into a deputy’s vehicle while fleeing law enforcement. In a jury trial in December, Schuerman was found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a deadly weapo...

  • Moorcroft Police Report

    Mar 10, 2022

    On February 21, police assisted Crook County Sheriff’s Office by checking on a suspicious person at the UPS transfer station. Officer located the subject and identified them as an employee of UPS. Nothing further. On February 22, police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Yellowstone and Converse. Officer contacted the drivers of both vehicles regarding the incident. Driver of car was written a warning for to fast for conditions and State of Wyoming Traffic Crash report was filled out. Nothing further. On February 24, p...

  • WAWA Junior State

    Marci Allison|Mar 10, 2022

    This past weekend, 13 of the Moorcroft Wrestlers traveled to Lander to wrestle in the WAWA Junior State Tournament, wrestling both Greco and Freestyle. This tournament was a qualifier for the Wyoming National Team in Fargo, ND this July, the Cultural Exchange tournament in Spain in June and to be a Triple Crown winner, winning high school state, Greco and Freestyle. As a team, Moorcroft placed first in both Greco and Freestyle and had one Triple Crown winner. Individual placers were: Greco:...

  • Lady Wolves take on State

    Dusty Petz|Mar 10, 2022

    The Moorcroft Lady Wolves went into the Wyoming State Basketball Tournament as the #1 seed from the East. It was the Moorcroft Lady Wolves' first time in the State Championship game in school history. Moorcroft's first opponent was the Lady Eagles from St. Stephens. Going into the tournament, you know that all of the teams that are there have earned the right, so each game is a challenge. The Lady Wolves got off to the start they wanted in the first quarter while outscoring the Eagles, 16-9....

  • Education transparency bill dies in House committee

    Jasmine Hall, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 10, 2022

    CHEYENNE —A bill pushing for instructional material transparency died Monday in the House Education Committee after educators testified it would be a burden. Senate File 62 was brought forward by Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, because he said he is continually approached by constituents concerned about their school districts. Some of those parents spoke out in committee meetings before the vote that they are unable to gain access to their students’ learning materials and ignored by their local school boards. “Teachers educate our kids, bu...

  • State Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Mar 10, 2022

    Bill would give hunters additional chance to donate to access and wildlife projects POWELL (WNE) — A popular bill would give hunters who are unsuccessful in acquiring a tag in limited quota draws the option of donating application fees back to the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust and/or to the Game and Fish Department to be used for sportsperson access projects and wildlife crossings. Unsuccessful applicants could choose all or portions of the application fee to be donated and where donations would go. Application fee refunds are a...


    Mar 10, 2022

    PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice of the Application of Black Hills Wyoming Gas LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHWG or the Company), for authority to revise the Fuel, Lost and Unaccounted for Gas Percentages (FL&U) in all of its Divisions, as more fully described below. 1. BHWG is a natural gas public utility as defined by Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo.... Full story


    Mar 10, 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