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Articles from the April 20, 2023 edition

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  • Chicken issue fowls council unity

    Grace Moore|Apr 20, 2023

    After the last few months of discussion among town residents and a recent public meeting allowing residents to speak candidly, this month’s meeting of Pine Haven’s council entertained the question of allowing chickens within town limits. With opinions divided on the matter, the discussion led to discontent within the audience and was shortly followed by the resignation of Councilwoman Kristy Speed. The signatures of everyone who came forward with an opinion, either for or against, had been gathered over a period of time. These were sub...

  • MHS Prom Court 2023

    Apr 20, 2023

    A great night was had by students and guests alike as court jesters and bayou queens wearing sequins and smiles stole the show at the Mardi Gras themed promenade Saturday night. This year's Prom Court was crowned on Saturday, left to right: Dane Connally, Richard Allison, Isaiah Erickson, Prom King Kyler Smith, Prom Queen Kailee Gill, Katelynn Blakeman, Janika Baren and Talissa Fischbach....

  • Baseball team seeks home in Moorcroft

    Grace Moore|Apr 20, 2023

    Travis Arney of newly formed independent baseball organization Rage Baseball addressed Moorcroft's council last Wednesday evening regarding moving their team of approximately 25 players aged 15-19 to the upper diamond at Westview Park. Arney explained that, due to a number of irreconcilable issues with Campbell County, their independent organization wants to relocate. "We would like to opportunity to have a home. Right now, we don't. We would like to call Moorcroft home," he said. The field has...

  • Town makes room for Country Junkin'

    Grace Moore|Apr 20, 2023

    Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) spokesman Neil Gray spoke to the council last Wednesday night about moving certain participants of the Country Junkin’ event to a better outlet for their goods. He requested an interruption of travel along North Big Horn for approximately half a block, blocking from the corner at the West Texas Trail Museum south to Gifts, Thrifts and Ifts, between the medical clinic and post office, maintaining access to these two essential agencies. This portion of roadway would be closed from Friday, June 2, at 7 a...

  • Ronald Howard Pulse, Sr.

    Apr 20, 2023

    Ronald Howard Pulse, Sr. of Cheyenne passed away on April 6, 2023 in Casper. He was born on May 29, 1928 in Plevna, Missouri and married Mary Ann (Kramer) Pulse from Ft. Madison, Iowa, on July 23, 1949. They had four children, ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren and were together for 70 years. Ronald loved his family but also took great pleasure in serving and protecting his community. He was in law enforcement for over 45 years, serving as a policeman, highway patrolman, chief of... Full story

  • Correction:

    Apr 20, 2023

    Memorial services for Elizabeth “Janice” Schelldorf will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023 at the Sundance United Methodist Church. The notice in last week’s paper contained an error.... Full story

  • Ernest Arthur Jenerou, Jr.

    Apr 20, 2023

    Ernest "Ernie" Arthur Jenerou, Jr. of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at the age of 61. Ernest was born to Ernest Jenerou and Kay Hicks Jenerou on August 30, 1961, in Muskegon, Michigan. He grew up there until Ernest and Kay divorced and Kay married Donald Howell and the family moved to Gillette, Wyoming, in 1975 when Ernie was just 14 years old. He later joined the military and worked construction for the majority of his life here in... Full story

  • Remembering our heroes

    Grace Moore|Apr 20, 2023

    Bruce Lang of Pine Haven, who died in the line of duty while attempting to rescue a civilian this last winter, will be honored among his fallen brethren during the week of May 4-7 by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Everyone – businesses, community organizations and homes – is invited to remember with a red light bulb. Throughout the nation, lights will be changed to red starting on International Firefighters’ Day to shine brightly after dark through National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. People are encouraged to learn...

  • Hunter Education May 5-7

    Apr 20, 2023

    A Wyoming Game and Fish Traditional Hunter Education Class will be held Fri.-Sun., May 5-7 at Moorcroft Elementary School. Class will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Cost for the class is $10. Must preregister online at If you have questions regarding registration, please contact: Britt Hays with Wyoming Game & Fish 307-777-4538. If you have questions regarding the class, please contact: Chad White 307-689-6458....

  • Card of Thanks

    Apr 20, 2023

    Thank You The Northeast Wyoming Chapter of the Muley Fanatic Foundation would like to thank everyone who attended our fundraising banquet on March 25. It was another successful event. We’d especially like to thank the following for their sponsorship and donations: Brian and KaiAnn Holt, C&A Meats, Deb Puckett, Holt Realty, Jerry Oster, Sundance Hardware & Sporting Goods, Sundance State Bank, Absaroka Valley Ammunition, Mark Hughes of Hughes Law Office, Blakeman Propane, Powder River Energy, Pinnacle Bank, White Construction, Trudy Durfee, Jill... Full story

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchnge Newspapers|Apr 20, 2023

    Degenfelder opposes proposed Title IX rule change CHEYENNE (WNE) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder released a statement Thursday regarding the Biden administration’s proposed Title IX rule changes. Title IX is a 1972 law that bans sex discrimination in public schools, colleges and universities that receive federal funding. Among other changes, proposed new rules that are due to take effect in May would include protections for transgender and nonbinary students for the first time. Degenfelder said in the sta...

  • Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner, Moorcroft Branch Librarian|Apr 20, 2023

    Library supporters are invited and encouraged to learn about our local Adult Book Club. We are looking for volunteers to advocate for our library, raise funds, sponsor programs and host used books sales. Award winning author and Wyoming's Poet Laureate Eugene Gagliano will be presenting at the library Tuesday May 9 at 9:30 am. People are encouraged to stop by the library for their chance to win a prize basket, including several of his books and valued over $75. The library has many of his books...

  • Name Change

    Apr 20, 2023

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT 6TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Civil Action Case No. 8945 IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF Shirley C. Ballard, Petitioner Notice of Publication You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of Name, Civil Action No. 8945 has been filed on behalf of Shirley Christine Ballard in the Wyoming District Court for the 6th Judicial District, whose address is PO BOX 46, Sundance, WY 82729, the object and prayer of which is to change the name of the above-named person from Shirley Christine... Full story

  • PSC

    Apr 20, 2023

    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 (BHE or the Company) for authority to change its Energy Efficiency surcharge rates as more fully described below. 1. BHE is a public utility subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction. Wyo. Stat. §§ 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D) and 37-2-112. Black Hills Energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Black Hills Corpo... Full story

  • Subdivision

    Apr 20, 2023

    NOTICE OF FINAL SUBDIVISION HEARING Be advised that Caleb Massie, 79 Juniper Hills Road, Moorcroft, WY 82721 is hereby giving notice of a final subdivision hearing for a minor subdivision application. The proposed Hidden Canyon Estates Phase II Minor Subdivision lies in the SE1/4NW1/4 of Section 17, T50N, R66W, of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Crook County, Wyoming. The Board of Crook County Commissioners will hold a final hearing to approve, conditionally approve or deny the application and plat of the Hidden Canyon Estates Phase II Minor... Full story

  • Town Council

    Apr 20, 2023

    Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmembers Dale Petersen, Austin Smith, Bob Stewart and Heidi Humpal. Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant, Attorney Pat Carpenter, Public Works Director Cory Allison 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 with all present. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve the... Full story

  • Bids

    Apr 20, 2023

    Public Notice Crook County Weed and Pest is accepting bids from commercial applicators for the following grants. Sundance Mountain, Green Mountain, State Lands, BLM Lands and Black Hills National Forest. Please have bids to the Weed and Pest by May 10, 2023 by 6:00 p.m. Publish: April 20, 27 and May 4, 2023... Full story

  • Circuit Court

    Apr 20, 2023

    Speeding – Dylan Rowe, Spearfish, SD, 92/70, $170; Derek F. Smith, Hulett, WY, 81/70, $115; Jarett Carrasco, Northglenn, CO, 93/70, $175; Jamie Jacobsen, Buffalo, WY, 83/75, $101; Mason Andrew Remmick, Gillette, WY, 92/80, $130; Jasen Stevens, Apache Junction, AZ, 90/80, $105; Keasly L. Kerbo, Gillette, WY, 90/75, $135; (minor), Brock S. Ward, Ogden, AR, 85/70, $135 No Valid Title, Registration, License Plates – Mikaela Kessel, Fort Collins, CO, $140 Impede Traffic in Left Lane on Interstate – Ruben Rodriquez V, San Marcos, TX, $90 Weigh...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Apr 20, 2023

    Apr. 10 – Ten VIN checks. Four paper service. Three traffic stops. Alarm. Animal complaints. Business check. Civil standby. Welfare check. Apr. 11 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Three traffic stops. Traffic accident with damage. Business alarm. Animal complaint. Business check. House watch. Fingerprints. Motorist assist. Two EMS pages. Apr. 12 – Six VIN checks. Traffic stop. Assist another agency. Assist Wyoming Highway Patrol. Citizen dispute. Coroner call. Controlled substance problem. Harassment. Traffic complaint. Wanted person. EMS p...

  • Settlement

    Apr 20, 2023

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on the 31st day of May 2023, final settlement will be made by Crook County School District No. 1, for and on account of a contract with Air-Tech Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. for the Hulett RTU Project. The above work having been completed and accepted according to the plans and specifications of Mechanical Design Works., and the above date being the 41st day after the first publication of this notice, the said Contractor will be entitled to...

  • Scoreboard

    Apr 20, 2023

    Scoreboard HS Track at Wheatland Invite Girls 100M – Hailey Blakeman 15.80, KateLynn Blakeman 15.89, Julia Jules 16.35, Maya Hereim 19.72 Girls 200M – Talia Vargas 30.85, K. Blakeman 31.44, H. Blakeman 32.18, Lilly Barnum 34.18, J. Jules 35.04 Girls 400M – T. Vargas 1:09.18, L. Barnum 1:20.75 Girls 800M – 3rd Mallory Jones 2:36.70 Girls 3200M – 1st M. Jones 12:40.55 Boys 100M – Will Ripley 13.09, Latham Dewey 13.29 Boys 200M – W. Ripley 26.97, L. Dewey 27.51, Joe Black 30.75 Boys 400M – J. Black 1:13.64, Justus Mills 1:24.42 Boys 1600M – 8t...