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Articles from the July 4, 2019 edition

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 By Grace Moore    News    July 4, 2019

Lightning strikes water line

Last Wednesday night, lightning struck a transformer and a number of area residents and businesses were affected for several hours. This same strike traveled from the transformer up the power line and wiped out the two electric “booster” pumps...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 4, 2019

A pop and a whoosh

A commercial Ford F450 hauling ground sheeting to the oil fields in North Dakota burned to the ground last Thursday morning on Interstate 90 eastbound at approximately mile marker 171. Moorcroft...

 
 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    July 4, 2019

youth rodeo

Brightly colored in their regalia, kids were riding horses of all sizes at the Moorcroft arena Friday night for the third annual youth rodeo. The event consisted of barrel racing, pole bending, goat...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 4, 2019

City warns of yard waste risk

An issue has arisen in Moorcroft due to several residents arguing that the Public Works Department cannot tell them what can be put in their garbage receptacles, specifically referring to yard waste. The council, however, is concerned that yard...

 

Walter Jay Hauber

Walter Jay Hauber passed away on June 24, 2019, at the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming, of natural causes, surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old.  Walt was born July 20, 1928, to Henry G. and Olevia (Lacku...

 

Della Long

Della Long, a long-time resident of Kaycee, WY, passed away June 27, 2019 at the age of 76 with her loving husband at her side. She had won her battle with cancer and was celebrating life when an infection took her. Della was born May 7, 1943 to the...

 

CORRECTION - "New life for old livery"

The picture of the historical wagon under “New life for old livery” on the front page of the Moorcroft Leader last week should have been attributed to Cynthia Clonch....

 

Gary Williams

Gary Williams, 64, passed away on June 28, 2019 at home in Gillette, WY of natural causes. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held on July 4, 2019 at 20 Benjamin Franklin Road in Gillette, Wyoming beginning at 3 p.m. Gary was born on November 4,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 4, 2019

Making a point

At the last Moorcroft Town Council meeting the governing body passed the third and final reading of the two percent annual raise of both water and sewer rates as demanded by the state. “We have been...

 

Smokey Mountain Jamboree – vacation bible school & nightly chuckwagon cookout

“When you’re in a jam, here I AM!” That’s the message for this year’s Vacation Bible School, with a Smokey Mountain flair! Folks, there’s fun for all. Young and old are invited to join in the fun at Pine Ridge Community Church (15 miles...

 

State Briefs

Jackson man confirmed to Interior slot JACKSON (WNE) — A Jackson Hole man breezed through his U.S Senate confirmation on Thursday to fill a high post in Washington, D.C., overseeing the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Rob...

 

Mobile food pantry

The mobile food pantry was in town last Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The truck brought in many food stuffs including fresh fruit and vegetables, canned goods, bread and chips. Unfortunately,...

 
 By Pam Jespersen    News    July 4, 2019

Library News

We will be CLOSED on Thursday July 4. We ae almost back together, the new carpet is in and we are slowly getting things organized again. It has been a long process but it looks so nice and we are happy to have most of it done. Summer reading is...

 
 By Lacey Rasco    News    July 4, 2019

Youth Library News

Summer Reading is in full swing but there is still time to sign up! New Arrivals! K-3 Phases of the Moon (4D) (Non-fiction) by Catherine Ipcizade, 8 Little Planets (board book) by Chris Ferrie, Mouse Loves Summer by Lauren Thompson, The Universe Ate...

 

New Haven Community Picnic coming soon

The annual New Haven Community Picnic will be held Sunday, July 14 beginning with a meeting at 5 p.m., with election of trustees and officers. The meeting will be followed by a potluck meal and auction. Proceeds for the purpose of insurance,...

 

Local students receive degrees and certificates from Gillette College

Gillette College held its 29th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019. Gillette College students earned more than 300 degrees and certificates this year.  “The achievement of a college diploma or certificate is a major milestone,” said...

 

Casper College Honor Rolls

Casper College officials have released the names of the 422 students who made the President’s Honor Roll at Casper College for the 2019 spring semester. To qualify, a student must take at least 12 hours and receive a GPA of 3.5 or better. They...

 

UW President's Honor Roll

The University of Wyoming lists two students from Crook County on the 2019 spring semester President’s Honor Roll. They are Sara J. Thomas of Hulett and Savanah Richter of Pine Haven. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On June 16, police were called for a welfare check on a man lying on the ground near the swing set in Robinson Park. Upon officer’s arrival, there was no man lying on the ground in the park or surrounding area. Unfounded. On June 17, police...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    July 4, 2019

Blackjewel CEO out, court grants emergency financing

GILLETTE — Blackjewel LLC President and CEO Jeffrey Hoops Sr. will resign as a condition of a federal bankruptcy court’s order granting $5 million in emergency financing to pay for security and other maintenance at the company’s properties as...

 

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