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Articles from the June 18, 2020 edition

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First game of the season

Moorcroft against Hulett! Tensions run low with a lot of laughter and fun as several of these pre-kindergartners run amok on their way to the bases, only to be guided or carried back onto the right... Full story

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 18, 2020

Beer garden in question

At a special meeting, lasting only five minutes, the Moorcroft Town council entertained the second reading of the 2020/2021 budget and held further discussion of the viability of a beer garden run by Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) at this...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 18, 2020

Budgeting on-call time

Police Chief Bill Bryant is facing his first departmental budget draft in a time of severe cuts, but with assistance from Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, he was better prepared when he sat with the council at a workshop Monday afternoon to discuss...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 18, 2020

Cruzing the valley

More than 20 participants arrived at Dewey’s Place in Moorcroft with the Cruz the Valley Rally Saturday morning, where they enjoyed a breakfast burrito before picking up their first ticket at...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Moorcroft man imprisoned on burglary conviction

Dewey Schoenewald of Moorcroft has been sentenced to up to ten years in prison for a burglary charge that relates to multiple break-ins alleged to have taken place in January. He will also serve up to ten years on theft charges from 2018, which had b...

 

Michael Alex Imberi

Michael Alex Imberi, 59 of Sundance, Wyoming, left us peacefully on June 5, 2020, for the next part of his journey after a long battle with cancer.  Mike was born to Alex and Jean Imberi on December 19, 1960. He was grateful to grow up with his... Full story

 

DEQ: Avoid and report possible harmful cyanobacterial blooms in Wyoming waters

With summer nearly upon us and more people heading to Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs to recreate, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB) want to remind...

 

State Parks see record number of visitors in April and May

Despite the negative impact on the economy nationwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor recreation in Wyoming, and specifically the State Parks, have proven to be not only popular destinations, but also a major economic contributor to the...

 

State Briefs

No death penalty in Riverton shooting deathz RIVERTON (WNE) — The state will not seek the death penalty against Mario M. Mills, the Riverton man accused of killing his best friend with a gunshot to the head on March 26. Fremont County Attorney Patr...

 

Rudichar retirement

Pine Haven’s EMS and fire as well as other friends celebrated their time knowing and working with Bob Rudichar and wife Ruth Saturday evening as they said farewell to the couple, who are retiring...

 

Second annual Crook County Country Junkin' Weekend

The second annual Crook County Country Junkin’ Weekend takes you along the Spirit of the Highway, shopping for treasures at many yard sales across the county. It was the vision of a few who wanted to have one weekend where as many people as...

 

EWC Graduates

Eastern Wyoming College held the 71st annual commencement for candidates on May 8, 2020 virtually. There were 233 graduates. Crook County graduates from the Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 semesters are RiLee Bonaguidi, Elizabeth Peterson,...

 

Top cookie seller

The numbers are in and the cookies have finally been delivered. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and kindness as cookies were delivered much later than expected due to the COVID-19. In Troop 1007, our top cookie seller was Ellen Wood selling...

 

Changing of the guard

After a 31-year career with the state of Wyoming, 24 of which were spent serving the Moorcroft community, game warden John Davis has retired. Davis grew up in the Moorcroft area and then attended...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On June 11, police issued two warnings for junk ordinance violations. On June 11, while on a traffic stop with two vehicles, drivers for both vehicles were cited for speeding and two passengers were cited for Minor in Possession of alcohol. On June...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mary K. Swenson, Sundance, 86/75, $100; Emily S. Winn, GA, 89/80, $88; Thy Doan, SD, 87/80, $84; Blake M. Weidner, Pine Haven, 28/20, $85; Sunny R. Roberts, Sundance, 94/80, $115; Justus A. Saunders, OH, 93/80, $110; Cesar Haro, CO,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Man to stand trial for possession and domestic battery

Casey Anderson is set to stand trial in October on charges of possession of marijuana and domestic battery after an alleged altercation in Moorcroft. On April 4 at around 2:13 p.m., a Moorcroft Police Department officer was asked to respond to a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Man accused of strangling driver with a seatbelt

A Rawlins man faces felony charges of strangulation after allegedly pulling on the seatbelt of the driver he was sitting behind in an attempt to stop the vehicle. On May 26 just before 4 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was dispatched to a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Woman facing felony possession charges

Sarah Lenchner of Illinois has been bound over to District Court on felony possession charges after she was arrested in the Moorcroft rest area in association with a stolen vehicle. On April 7 just after 8 a.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol officer was...

 

Names sought for County War Memorial

The Crook County War Memorial Committee is seeking names to be added to the Crook County War Memorial this fall. Please submit names, along with a copy of the veterans DD Form 214, by July 16. In order for a name to be engraved on the War Memorial,...

 

Rebulding gutter

Glenn Construction, who gave the lowest bid to the Town of Moorcroft and was awarded the contract to rebuild the gutter along the west side of South Cheyenne Avenue, began the job last week and was...

 

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