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 By Grace Moore    News    May 30, 2019

Construction season approaches

As June approaches, Moorcroft prepares for another busy construction season as the town finally rolls into the last phases of bringing the town’s infrastructure up to date. Powder River Sewer project The Powder River Sewer project is out for...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 30, 2019

Legion honors brethren

On a blustery Monday morning American Legion Post #25 members Tim Wattenberg, Ed Robinson, Bill Peters, Dalton Robinson, Keven Wolfe and Arnold Altaffer came together to honor their fallen comrades...

 

Starting out with a splash

These proud parents are quietly introducing their newly hatched young to the flooded Belle Fourche after the last snow melt raised the waters again....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 30, 2019

The cat is back!

In December of 2017, Jodi Clark and her partner, Wayne Altaffer, came across the tracks of a young male cougar on the Altaffer ranch north of Moorcroft. Jodi and Wayne keep their license to hunt cats active so that they can hunt if the cats come too...

 

Robert LeRoy

Robert LeRoy (Jenison) Beaudoin, 86 passed away on Friday, March 8th, 2019 in Sundance. Memorial services will be on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Black Hills National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials will be established with the United... Full story

 

Card of Thanks

The coaches, Mary Hunter and Zach Richards would like to extend a very heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our athletes who put in a lot of work and effort in making this a very productive and satisfying Track and Field season. Thank you to all the...

 

Correction

Last week’s front page article celebrating the MHS graduates, first column, last line, had Tia Cranston’s first name spelled incorrectly; it should read Tia.... Full story

 
 By Andrew Brosig    News    May 30, 2019

Opening of Japanese beef markets hailed as good news

TORRINGTON – The announcement last week of Japan lifting its years-long ban on imports of beef from the United States is good news for Wyo-Braska producers, but it may not be the overarching panacea some in Washington, D.C., might want people to...

 
 By Emily Mieure    News    May 30, 2019

Parole eyed in assault after life sentence overturned

JACKSON — After first being sentenced to life in prison for beating his ex-girlfriend, Wyoming inmate Josh Black could be released from prison in less than a year. Following Black’s countless appeals and the Wyoming Supreme Court overturning his...

 

State Briefs

Gillette man sentenced in poaching case GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man must pay $4,000 in restitution and has had his hunting privileges suspended for two years because he killed a buck mule deer with a rifle during an archery-only season last...

 

Paxton and the night crawlers

Young Paxton Connally braved the wet and chilly weather with an umbrella and coat early Tuesday morning as he gathered night crawlers for Moorcroft Police Chief Doug Lundborg. Paxton’s mother,...

 

Fallen Warrior Kiosk

The Fallen Warriors Memorial kiosk that has been stationed at the Moorcroft Branch Public Library for a couple of months will move on to Sundance Public Library at the end of the week. The kiosk will remain in Sundance throughout June before moving...

 

"Old Fashioned Tent Revival" this weekend

There’s a Christian revival coming to the area. Just outside of Hulett, on the JH Ranch, there’ll be a huge tent set up where we’ll gather for the 2nd Old Fashioned Tent Revival on the Ranch by the River. Sunday, June 2 through Wednesday, June...

 

Wyoming Students recognized for artwork by Governor Gordon

Fourteen Wyoming students from across the state were recognized for their artwork in Cheyenne on May 17th by Governor Gordon. The celebration acknowledged their achievement in art and excellence in interpreting agriculture and natural resource...

 

Fischbach named to Dean's List at Dickinson State University

Trey Fischbach of Moorcroft, WY, has been named to Dickinson State University’s Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester. At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State recognizes those students named to the Dean’s List. Eligible...

 

Vore Site open house June 1

The Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation Board will host an open house on June 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Vore Site located on Old Hwy 14 just west of Beulah, Wyoming. Tours will be offered and no...

 
 By Mary Hunter    Sports    May 30, 2019

Last run of the season

On Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, the Wolves traveled to Sheridan for the 1A/2A/4A East Regional Track Meet. Thankfully, the weather gods cooperated with the track gods and allowed a relatively uninterrupted meet to occur.  In the preliminaries of...

 
 By Zack Richards    Sports    May 30, 2019

"Runners set." BANG! went the gun

The JH Moorcroft track team heard that time after time in their last two meets. On Monday, May 6 the JH wolves woke up at the crack of dawn and journeyed to Douglas for the Best of the East or East Classic. This is not your ordinary track meet. This...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Rita A. Conzelman, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Jeremy S. Rivas, WA, 92/75, $130; Oscar E. Fragozo, OH, 90/80, $90; Robert G. Wenger, Devils Tower, 78/65, $110; Rena M. Maller, Upton, 84/70, $115; Hannah K. Wise-Maas, WA, 90/80, $90; Cole D....

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 13 – Four VIN checks. Two paper services. Deputy assisted stalled motorist. Deputy investigated traffic complaint. Deputy investigated animal complaint. Deputy investigated complaint of drug possession; citation issued. Deputy responded to...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

May 13 - 19 On May 13, police assisted Moorcroft Fire Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol with a report of a car fire at mile marker 153 on Interstate 90. On May 13, police gave Emergency Fund assistance to a traveler in need. On May 13, police...

 

WYDOT, WHP urge motorists and passengers to always buckle up

A simple choice to buckle up when driving or riding in a vehicle could mean the difference between life or death. The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol are urging motorists and passengers to always wear their seat...

 

Veterans' assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout June. Brian Yeager is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and...

 

Tourism to Devils Tower adds $38.2M to local economy

A new National Park Service report shows that 468,215 visitors to Devils Tower National Monument in 2018 spent $30 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 414 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local...

 

Caring for old friends

As Rosalie Brimmer lays flowers on the grave of a school teacher she used to know back in the 1980s, she talks about the good memories that she revisits when she visits the graves of old friends and the peace and comfort she receives when she visits...

 

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