Articles from the June 1, 2023 edition

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Start to summer

With the end of another school year and no more work, kids played and enjoyed the beautiful springtime weather on the Moorcroft football field last week. With golf, go carts, football toss and many...

 By Grace Moore    News    June 1, 2023

Pine Haven: Council picks new member

With the resignation of Kristy Speed in April, Pine Haven’s governing body has been actively seeking applicants for the empty council seat. The council tentatively chose a replacement during an interview session last week. Three individuals stepped...

 By Grace Moore    Sports    June 1, 2023

Rage Baseball begins work on ball field

Members of the Rage Baseball team were onsite at the upper baseball field at Moorcroft's Westview Park Saturday, starting the restoration of the diamond. Bringing in a frontend loader, the ground was...


Dustin Richard Materi

Dustin Richard Materi departed this earth on May 24, 2023. He was born on August 13, 1972 to Randy Materi and Debra McMillan. He joined this world in Spearfish, South Dakota but his home was in Upton, Wyoming. Dustin was raised and educated in... Full story


Jonathan Earl Mellott

Jonathan Earl Mellott, 53, of Moorcroft, Wyoming passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. Jon was born on February 22, 1970 in Gillette, Wyoming to Donna and Earl "Melvin" Mellott. He grew up on a ranch... Full story


Public Health offers free hepatitis C testing

In recognition of May being Hepatitis Awareness Month, Crook County values the importance of getting screened, so Crook County Public Health is extending free hepatitis C rapid testing through the month of June. Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused...


Wyoming News Briefs

Gillette woman’s prison sentence commuted GILLETTE (WNE) — The prison sentence of a Gillette woman convicted of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a homeowners association in the early 2000s has been reduced to time served, making h...

 By Grace Moore    Social    June 1, 2023

Conserving Keyhole State Park

Absaroka District Interpretive Ranger Linley Mayer welcomed guests to the Summer Kickoff at Keyhole last weekend. Among the interactive and fun learning activities available at the Tatonka Shelter,...


Wyoming Reads celebrates literacy with area first graders

Crook County first graders from Hulett, Moorcroft and Sundance made their annual trek to Devils Tower National Monument for the 18th annual Wyoming Reads celebration in Crook County. It was a...

 By Serena Buckner    Social    June 1, 2023

What's Happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

Registration is open for the summer reading program. Young readers are invited to Travel The World at Your Library! Join Miss Lacey at Robinson Park for Storytime each Wednesday at 10 a.m. as she introduces games, food, language and animals from...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Joseph Schachinger, Tomahawk, WI, 91/75, $140; Mark Chernack, Los Angeles, CA, 89/75, $130; Michael R. Katon, Belle Fourche, SD, 68/45, $185; Jeremiah Erickson, Park Rapid, MN, 88/75, $125; Haley Schneider, Worland, WY, 83/65, $216;...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 22 – Five VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Five paper services. Assist another agency. Fingerprints. Two motorist assists. Minor in possession. Two business checks. Animal complaint. May 23 – VIN check. Two traffic stops. Two paper services. T...


End of school

Several local horseback riders trotted through Moorcroft on their way to school last Thursday morning with parents pulling horse trailers behind as these high school students celebrated the last week...


Wolves of the Month

Moorcroft Elementary May Wolves of the Month, back row left to right: Craig Townley, Joani Charlson, Kimberly Burch, Braydon Wells; middle row: Elwyn Troyer, Lily Swaney, Lincoln Stephens, Lillian...


Perfect attendance

Moorcroft Elementary students with perfect attendance: Liam Woolsey, Nala Anderson, Braden Anderson....


BHSU Dean's List 

Black Hills State University released the Dean’s List for the spring 2023 semester. A total of 630 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours.  Local students on the list include Molly...



PUBLIC NOTICE 1. Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of the application of Black Hills Wyoming Gas, LLC... Full story



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Monday, May 22, 2023 9:00 o’clock a.m. Present for the special meeting for a budget work session for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year budget were... Full story



CCMSD Board of Trustees Regular and Budget Meeting The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular and budget meeting on June 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank meeting room. The meeting will... Full story



CROOK COUNTY WEED AND PEST NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING TIME: June 14, 2023, 4:30 p.m. LOCATION: Crook County Weed and Pest, 802 South 11th Street, Sundance, Wyoming BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED: • Amend 2022-2023 budget (if needed) • Budget Workshop... Full story


Liquor License

NOTICE OF TRANSFER OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of May, 2023, CC&F Retail, Inc., dba Coffee Cup Fuel Stop #5 Moorcroft filed an application for the transfer of a retail liquor license currently held by Ronald... Full story


Budget Hearing

PUBLIC HEARING The Town of Pine Haven will hold a Public Hearing concerning the Budget for Year 2023-2024 at 6:30pm, June 13th, 2023 at Town Hall. The purpose of this hearing is to consider objections or comments on this proposed Budget. If you are... Full story

 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    June 1, 2023

Securing our waters

Auquatic Invasive Species (AIS) technician Chad White discussed the threat of invasive species, plant, fish and crustation to Keyhole and other waterways during the Summer Kickoff event at Keyhole last weekend. Keyhole Reservoir is currently...


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