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Articles from the June 6, 2019 edition

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 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Mea culpa

Black Hills Energy community affairs manager Michael Howe, Cody gas operations manager Bo Secrest and Gillette operations supervisor Scott Wilson expressed their mea culpa to the Moorcroft Town...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Lack of bond bites council

In September 2015, property owner Steve Noakes came before the Moorcroft Town Council seeking permission to create a subdivision on his property north of I90 on Lincoln Boulevard. At that time, there...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Figuring out how to feed a community

To further their effort to assist the Moorcroft and surrounding area community, the Moorcroft Interfaith Community has been trying to establish a local distribution center in cooperation with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. Pastor Monte...

 

Lorin Alan Black

Lorin Alan Black, 51 of Moorcroft, WY passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at his home in Moorcroft. Lorin was born in Utah to David E. and Alida W. Black on July 4, 1967; he was the fourth child in the family. His family... Full story

 

Doris Vore

A vibrant bloom is gone with the death of Doris Vore, age 97 of Sundance, Wyoming. Doris was born to Harry and Charlotte Reynolds in a wayside cabin on Sunny Divide during their move from Rocky Point to the ranch southeast of Sundance. She attended... Full story

 

Freda Weaver

Freda Weaver passed away May 30, 2019, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington, Wyoming. She was born May 5, 1925, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Lucius and Gladys Mabbott, and was raised in Belle Fourche and Spearfish, South Dakota. Freda... Full story

 

Justin Merle Johnson

Justin Merle Johnson was born January 17, 1974, to Larry and Vana Johnson. He was the youngest of three sons. The family moved to Hulett, Wyoming, in 1978 where Justin attended school from kindergarten through 10th grade. He went on to graduate from... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor That 4 letter word??? What is happening every day in most all of the world? If you watch movies, go to the bar for a bit of libation, listen to today’s music, hear conversation on the street or in meetings, even in homes having...

 

New landfill hours

The Moorcroft Landfill will be now be open on Saturdays beginning June 15 from 9 a.m. until noon. The landfill hours will be Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and third Saturdays 9 a.m. until noon. Please check the website...

 

State Briefs

Casper man arrested after standoff CASPER (WNE) — A Natrona County special response team responded to a domestic assault call northwest of Casper on Sunday, arresting a 51-year-old man after a two-and-a-half-hour standoff. The Natrona County...

 

Car Show in Pine Haven this weekend

The first Show and Shine car show, sponsored by local businesses, will be hosted in Pine Haven June 8 The car show will start at 2 and last until 5 p.m. with live music that will continue until 10 p.m. The barbecue lasts all day with chicken, ribs,...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of May, the Pantry served 162 people. This included 19 new clients, 47 under the age of 18 and 52 over the age of 60. We also shared food with the Blessings programs in Sundance, Moorcroft and Hulett, which collectively serve...

 
 By Lacey Rasco    News    June 6, 2019

Youth Library News

Summer Reading begins June 5th! Many fun activities to attend and new raffle prizes to be won this year! New Arrivals! K-3 The Berenstain Bears Respect Each Other by Stan, Jan and Mike Berenstain, Disney’s Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace pets H...

 

Four way stop on Goshen

In an attempt to protect children at play in this residential area, Moorcroft has been searching for a way to mitigate the speed of traffic, both domestic and tourist, that uses Goshen as an...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 6, 2019

Cleaning up down town

The Moorcroft Town Council is in the process of putting the town-owned property currently housing the senior center on the west side of North Big Horn Avenue out for bid to sell at public auction....

 

Keyhole State Park partners with Audubon Society for bird banding events

Join the Audubon Society and aid in the banding of birds at Keyhole State Park, June 6, 15 and 27 just below the dam adjacent to the Rocky Point Campground. The operation begins at 6 a.m. and continues until approximately noon, or whenever the...

 

Annual voluntary rock climbing closure begins at Devils Tower

An annual voluntary closure for rock climbing at Devils Tower will be in effect through the month of June. June 1-30, visitors are strongly encouraged to refrain from climbing on the Tower out of respect for the spiritual and cultural significance...

 

Devils Tower to host many special presenters this summer

Devils Tower National Monument and the Devils Tower Natural History Association present a spectacular family fun summer! Ranger evening programs occur Sunday through Thursday, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Special guest performances Friday...

 
 By Patrick Filbin    News    June 6, 2019

Two arrested after pursuit, high speed chase

A Gillette man was arrested on multiple charges after about a 25-mile high-speed chase Saturday morning. The pursuit involved the Wyoming Highway Patrol and several other law enforcement agencies who tried to stop a gold Chevy Astro van after its...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 6, 2019

Strangulation charges lead to deferred sentence for Moorcroft man

Dustin Regan of Moorcroft has received a deferred sentence on charges of strangulation of a household member after an incident in 2018 during which police were alerted of his presence in a local bar showing signs of having been assaulted. On October...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On May 27, police were contacted in reference to a male attempting to sell marijuana to a resident in town. Officer spoke to the complainant who stated someone was on their property trying to sell them marijuana and told the officer which direction...

 

Crook County Natural Resource District

Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) May 7th Regular Board Meeting Minutes CALL MEETING TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 12:04 pm by Chairman Wayne Garman at the Sundance USDA Service Center, 117 South 21st Street, Sundance,...

 

Crook County Natural Resource District

Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) Special Board Meeting Minutes from May 29th of 2019 CALL MEETING TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 8:07am by Chairman, Wayne Garman, via phone, for the special meeting located at the Sundance...

 

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