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 By Grace Moore    News    July 11, 2019

Fun on the Fourth

Fred Neugebauer and his crew of pyro-technicians set up and safely discharged over 1000 fireworks from the Bearclaw Peninsula Saturday night for the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department's annual...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 11, 2019

Town booked up for Jubilee weekend

Moorcroft and the surrounding area nightly rooms are and have been fully booked for Jubilee weekend for some time and local RV park owner Paul Smoot said that he is still receiving several calls daily. Previous years saw about 1000 people for the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 11, 2019

Booster pump repair a costly expense

Public Works Director Cory Allison has received a solid number to replace the irreparable drivers for the two booster pumps on the Madison water line and reported his findings to the Moorcroft Council at Monday’s meeting. To track down parts for...

 

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for being so kind, generous, and caring during our time of sorrow. The loss of our son, Joshua, has been terrible but the outpouring of support has been a light in the darkness. We do not know many of those that have...

 

Town crew repairs water leak

Last Friday, Moorcroft Public Works discovered a water leak at the rest area west of town. According to Public Works Director Cory Allison, the town crew dug up the line Monday to repair the leak and...

 

Moorcroft man missing in Nebraska

At time of going to press, the search was ongoing for a Moorcroft man who was reported missing in Gering, Nebraska on Saturday evening. According to reports, Chance Englebert was visiting family with his wife and child when he went out for a walk...

 

Crook County Library hosts summer cemetery walks

Crook County Library will be hosting several cemetery walks around the county again this summer, kicking off with the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Walk in Sundance on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. Cemetery walks are a great way to learn more about the histor...

 
 By Kaiden Blakeman    News    July 11, 2019

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of June, the Pantry served 177 people. This included 14 new clients, 61 under the age of 18, and 63 over the age of 60. We also shared food with the Blessings programs in Sundance, Moorcroft and Hulett, which collectively serve...

 

State Briefs

Energy companies eyeing Goshen County for oil and gas wells TORRINGTON – Several energy companies are eyeing oil well locations in Goshen County, and while it’s too early to say that Goshen County will be the next location for an energy boom,...

 

Tours of MTC this weekend

MTC board chairperson Nancy Feehan is volunteering at the Moorcroft Town Center this Jubilee weekend to guide guests around the building to see what has been done and get an idea of the possibilities. There are a couple of reunions that will also be...

 

Gun fun

Haylee Bertalot, 9, of Cody tries the machine gun simulation Saturday at the grand reopening of the Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Haylee was one of several hundred people to...

 

Municipal Court

Violations: Daniel F. Wolford, NE, Speeding 47/30, $95; Jesse W. Webber, VT, Speeding 44/30, $80; William J. Foster, CA, Speeding 44/30, $80; Edward J. Czarnecki, SD, Speeding 46/30, $90; Steven Danenberg, WI, Speeding 51/30, $115; Ronald J....

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 24 – Seven VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Detention Deputy fingerprinted subject for outside employment. Detention Deputy transported prisoner to appointment. Deputy assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol with call. Deputy assisted motorist. June...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Trina C. Dockery, FL, 101/75, $175; Robert N. Spencer, AZ, 87/80, $84; Matthew M. Pickard, WI, 89/80, $88; Omar J. Khayat, NV, 90/80, $100; Brandon F. Kornegay, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Carter R. Hunnicutt, Rock Springs, 90/70, $145; Carlo...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On July 2, police were notified of a fire alarm at the Moorcroft High School. Officer responded and while en route the alarm was cancelled. On July 3, police were notified by a resident that the front license plate was missing off of their vehicle....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

Accessibility project planned at Devils Tower

A project to improve accessibility at Devils Tower National Monument is on the near horizon, says Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski. The work will aim to make the popular site more accessible and safer for visitors and will concentrate on the main...

 

Forest Service updates on projects

District Ranger Mike Gosse provided an update on current Forest Service activities to the county commissioners last week, beginning with the Cook Lake dam project that began on Monday. The new concrete dam that is to be installed will withstand a...

 

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