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 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

VFW closes in Moorcroft

State Chief of Staff for the VFW Pete Quinnell offered the town of Moorcroft the building and two lots previously used by the now defunct local VFW post #25 at Monday night's council meeting....

 
 By Grace Moore    Sports    May 16, 2019

Four-legged fun

Quite the crowd came together last Thursday evening to watch the triumphs and tragedies of the annual Donkey Basketball competition. Before the battle began, the teams gathered outside with their...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

Temporary digs for seniors

Moorcroft's town council recently offered the local senior center a couple of rooms at the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) until they are able to move into their own building. After discussing the action among their board members, representatives Donna...

 

Betty Marilyn Cundy

Betty Marilyn Cundy joined her everlasting Father on March 19, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Betty was born on May 28, 1936 at Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming as the daughter of James Burney and Enid Alice (Wilson) Frisbee. Betty joined an older...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

Town fed up with shoddy work

Moorcroft is not going to tolerate shoddy work from Black Hills Energy contractor, E&S, said the council on Monday. The Gillette operations supervisor was asked to attend Monday’s council meeting to address the myriad complaints and resolve the...

 

State Briefs

Teenage girl identified as instigator of ‘threat’ RIVERTON (WNE) — After a Riverton Police Department release alerted the community to the threat of gun-related violence at Riverton High School, instigator of the supposed threat was identified...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    May 16, 2019

Voter crossover, ID bills get interim review

CASPER — A pair of failed bills from the 2019 general session intended to improve the “integrity” of Wyoming elections will be getting a second look from state lawmakers this interim.  The two bills – one to require photo identification at...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    May 16, 2019

Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy

GILLETTE — Cloud Peak Energy’s bankruptcy filing Friday afternoon may be the beginning of the end for the Gillette-based coal producer. Unlike previous Powder River Basin coal bankruptcies, Cloud Peak seems to be looking to shed debt and sell...

 

Wyo. Parks, Game and Fish partner for "Free Fishing Day"

In conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s “Free Fishing Day”, on June 1, daily use fees are waived at all parks/recreation areas that provide angling. Wyo. Parks locations offering free entrance are Boysen, Buffalo Bill, Curt...

 

Game and Fish Super Tag close to raising $1 million for wildlife in 2019

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is close to raising one million dollars in 2019 through the sale of Super Tag raffle tickets. The hunter-generated revenue supports programs that address Wyoming’s most pressing conservation issues, such as the...

 

Avoid ticks to avoid diseases they spread

As Wyoming’s warmer days approach, avoiding ticks when spending time outdoors can also mean escaping some potentially serious diseases, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Diseases sometimes passed on by infected ticks in Wyoming...

 

Ask Game and Fish

Q: “What are the age requirements to operate watercraft in Wyoming?” A: Wyoming lakes and reservoirs are popular for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors, fishing and boating. With so many people using Wyoming’s waters, it is important for...

 

Little League practice

Kids and adults reveled in the warm weather at Little League practice Monday afternoon at the Westview baseball fields. The ten to 14 year olds' team practiced at the upper diamond as the six to eight year old athletes enjoyed the freshly marked...

 

Let the fishing begin

The North East Wyoming Walleye Association (NEWWA) hosted their Spring Fishing Tournament last weekend for a crowd of over 60 participants. Being true fishermen and women, the cooler temperatures did...

 

Pine Grove Cemetery Clean-up

There will be a cleanup day at the cemetery Monday, May 27 if weather permits. Bring your own garbage bags to take your trash with you. A pot luck lunch will be held at noon followed by a business meeting. Some history about the cemetery will be...

 

Young authors honored by commissioners

The Crook County Commissioners honored the county winners of the annual Mary Hadley Memorial Young Author's Contest on May 7. The Crook County Library Foundation sponsors this contest annually, in...

 

4H2O Water Fair teaches with fun activities

Teaching kids about our most important natural resource brought together several Crook County entities. The Crook County Natural Resource District, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Audubon Society, Project Learning Tree, and Crook...

 
 By Dusty Petz    Sports    May 16, 2019

Golfers receive All Conference honors

On Friday and Saturday, Moorcroft High School Golfers traveled to Sheridan for the Spring Championships. Although the weather was not cooperative at times, all of the golfers did an exceptional job and all were awarded All Conference Honors based on...

 

CSC Dean's List

Chadron State College announced 278 students met requirements for the spring 2019 Dean’s List by earning at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of coursework during the...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On April 23, police were contacted in reference to someone possibly living in the old movie theatre next to Town Hall. Officer entered the building and checked all of the rooms. No signs of anyone living in the building were found. Officer made...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 6 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic stop. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. May 7 – Five VIN checks. Five paper services. Traffic stop. Deputy assisted two separate stalled motorists. Deputy assisted Wyoming...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Clint F. Streit, OH, 81/65, $187; Jade C. Keffeler, SD, 95/75, $145; James E. Henderson, Casper, 88/80, $86; Kayla A. Peterson, Riverton, 92/80, $105; Thomas E. Kaness, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Phurbu T. Atruktsang, WI, 93/80, $110;...

 

Municipal Court

Violations: Sheila O’Reilly, FL, Speeding 44/30, $80; Juliana Critel, Moorcroft, Speeding 33/20 – School Zone, $245; Alicia L. Enriquez, Gillette, WY, Stop Sign Violation, $100; Steve Caster, SD, Speeding 28/20 – School Zone, $140; Jerry...

 

Give wildlife space this spring

Springtime photographers, drone pilots, pet owners and people enjoying the outdoors should still give wildlife space this spring. Getting too close to animals can stress them, especially just after winter when they are still low on fat reserves and...

 

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