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Articles from the July 14, 2022 edition


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  • Jubilee celebration

    Grace Moore|Jul 14, 2022

    Crowds gathered around the arena under canopies of various shapes and sizes as the setting sun glistened off the nylon ropes of the riders at the Moorcroft Ranch Rodeo Friday evening, opening the weekend to the 57th Moorcroft Jubilee. While many guests filled the long tables in front of the West Texas Trail Museum for breakfast, others joined the walk/run at Robinson Park. The presentation of the 50 state flags were again the star of the parade, the barbecue lunch at the fire hall fed about 900...

  • Jubilee: continued

    Jul 14, 2022

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Jul 14, 2022

    Dear Editor, I would rather be hated for who I am than to be loved for who I’m not. There’s a name for the economy and the high gas prices. It’s called Democratic Prosperity! Fritz Rehbein Rozet...

  • RV fire highlights safety for first responders

    Grace Moore|Jul 14, 2022

    A fire that destroyed an RV in Pine Haven on Friday evening brought an important safety issue to the fore, according to Moorcroft volunteer firefighter Dan Swainey. “We arrived to find a fully engulfed RV trailer. The owner had attempted to extinguish the fire and was not able to so we were informed of the hazards that were present,” he says. The warning about ammunition and propane tanks within the burning RV was the best move the homeowner could have made for the first responders and anyone else close to the situation. “We were able to take...

  • Investment fees

    Grace Moore|Jul 14, 2022

    When Moorcroft’s council convened Monday night, the governing body was joined again by mobile home park owners to further discuss the town’s legal and fiscal obligation to follow the ordinance and charge property owners water investment fees for each lot. The ongoing issue is that the owners do not want to pay on vacant spaces, though said spaces are actively attached to the municipal water and sewer lines. This point of contention was reiterated by Bill Manke, who said, “I still contend that if that empty chair is not bringing in any incom...

  • UW Graduates

    Jul 14, 2022

    The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2022 spring semester. Students are: Jonathan Tinsley (Bachelor of Science) of Aladdin; Yuli D. Viergets (Bachelor of Science) of Beulah; Taylor Olivia Kennah (Bachelor of Science) of Hulett; Darbi G. Buckmiller (Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering), Sarah L. Lewis (Master of Arts) and Luke R. Norris (Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering) of Moorcroft; Courtney S. Feehan BSDH of Pine Haven; Shelby Heaster...

  • Library News

    Heather Reynolds|Jul 14, 2022

    The book club will be meeting to discuss Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle on Thursday July 21 at 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the library, feel free to join us! Snacks and drinks provided. Story hour will be back in the library on Wednesday July 20 at 10 a.m. Miss Lacey will also be at the Tatanka Campground at Keyhole State Park on Saturday July 23 from 2-2:30 p.m. for a story time. Hope to see you there! New Books The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis You had me at Hello by Mhairi McFarlane Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy I’m Fine and neither are Y...

  • Youth Library News

    Lacey Rasco|Jul 14, 2022

    Story time is every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., geared toward preschool age children, however everyone is welcome. Kids Paint class is once a month; participants must sign up, please call the library at 307-756-3232 for details. New Arrivals K-3- Bears at the Beach by Shirley Parenteau, Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann, Inky the Octopus (based on the real-life aquatic escape) by Erin Guendelsberger, Lobster’s Secret by Kathleen Hollenbeck. Juvenile- Princess Candy (The Complete Comics Collection) by Michael Dahl & Scott Nickel. Young A...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Jul 14, 2022

    Wyoming Department of Health: state saw 98 abortions in ’21 CODY (WNE) —Nearly 100 women were reported as having received abortions in Wyoming in 2021, according to a recently released report by the Wyoming Department of Health. The 2021 Wyoming Abortion Report was released soon after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, triggering a bill sponsored by a Cody representative to ban nearly all abortions in the state. The report is required to be released by June 30. It records that the Wyoming Department of Health Vital Statistics Ser...

  • Circus comes to town

    Grace Moore|Jul 14, 2022

    This year's Jubilee weekend began with the Culpepper, Merriweather traveling one-ring circus at the arena west of town. Of the two showings Wednesday afternoon, the first was truly standing room only. The show entertained children and adults alike as the trainer shared an enclosed ring with young lion Wendal and 19-year-old tiger Delilah along with acrobats and a bird show. Earlier in the day, guests arrived to take advantage of the invitation to watch the raising of the big top and a more...

  • Budget

    Jul 14, 2022

    Ordinance #4, 2022 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRATING MONEY FOR THE 12 MONTH PERIOD BEGINNING JULY 1, 2022 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2023 BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF PINE HAVEN, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING THAT THE FOLLOWING BUDGET ORDINACE BE ADOPTED: SECTION 1: The following sums of money are anticipated as general fund cash, investments: Bank $ 41,000 Investments $1,525,100 Total Funds $1,529,200 SECTION 2: The following sums of money are anticipated as general revenues: Property Taxes $ 65,909 Licenses and Permits $ 19,270 Intergovernmental $... Full story

  • Absentee Ballots

    Jul 14, 2022

    ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE CROOK COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE FOR ALL REGISTERED VOTERS. • Where to apply for an absentee ballot: Crook County Clerk’s Office, PO Box 37, 309 Cleveland, Sundance, WY 82729, phone 307-283-1323, email: [email protected] • You can request an absentee ballot anytime during the calendar year in which the election is held, but not on the day of the election. • Your request for an absentee ballot may be made in person, in writing or by telephone. • Your absentee ballot must be returned to the Crook Cou... Full story

  • Mining Permit

    Jul 14, 2022

    SECOND PUBLICATION Public Notice Black Hills Bentonite, LLC of Casper, Wyoming has applied for a mining permit from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Wyoming. The mining permit area for the mining of bentonite will be located in: Section 16, Township 50 North, Range 66 West, Crook County, Wyoming. The Keyhole State Project is approximately two (2) miles to the Southeast of the town of Pine Haven, Wyoming, and approximately fifteen (15) miles to the Northwest of the town of Upton, Wyoming. The... Full story

  • Subdivision Regulations

    Jul 14, 2022

    NOTICE OF INTENT TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED CROOK COUNTY LARGE ACREAGE SUBDIVISION REGULATION BY THE BOARD OF CROOK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Be advised that the Board of Crook County Commissioners scheduled a Public Hearing to approve and adopt the proposed Crook County Large Acreage Subdivision Regulation as follows: On, Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at the hour of 2:00 P.M., a public hearing will be held in the Crook County Commissioners Room, 309 E Cleveland Street, Sundance, Wyoming, so all interested parties may present written or... Full story

  • CAMPAIGN SiGNS

    Jul 14, 2022

    PUBLIC NOTICE Campaign Signs on Public Property Citizens and candidates are reminded that written campaign advertising shall not be placed on or attached to any real or personal property of the state or its political subdivisions including the county. This means that campaign signs shall not be placed within a county road right of way or on county property according to W. S. 22-25-115. Complaints shall be made to the County Clerk who will cause the signs to be removed by the County Road and Bridge Superintendent according to the County... Full story

  • Budget Meeting

    Jul 14, 2022

    Budget Meeting The Crook County Museum District will be holding a Budget Meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 4:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the conference room at Old Stoney Business & Cultural Center, with the Museum District’s monthly meeting to follow. Publish: July 14 and 21, 2022... Full story

  • Notice

    Jul 14, 2022

    Notice Weston County Children’s Center/Region III Developmental Services will be destroying children’s records with the birth year of 2009. If you wish to obtain these records please come to the main office; 104 Stampede, Newcastle, WY 82701, with proper ID. Last day to obtain records: July 29, 2022. Publish: July 14, 21 and 28, 2022... Full story

  • Budget

    Jul 14, 2022

    Notice of Public Hearing CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 2022-2023 PROPOSED BUDGET SUMMARY FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR PROPOSED 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 ACTUAL ESTIMATED BUDGET Revenue $ 21,755,852 $ 22,796,025 $ 21,524,000 GENERAL FUND Expenditures $ 21,839,261 $ 21,488,470 $ 26,228,331 Revenue $ 2,876,717 $ 3,648,210 $ 4,825,000 SPECIAL REVENUE FUND Expenditures $ 1,994,594 $ 2,751,384 $ 4,825,000 Revenue $ 348,516 $ - $ 67,335 CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND Expenditures $ 351,993 $ - $ 67,335 Revenue $ 326,310 $ 1,800 $ 1,800 CCSD CAPITAL PROJECTS E... Full story

  • Council

    Jul 14, 2022

    Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council Monday, July 11th, 2022 Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmen Dale Petersen, Austin Smith and Paul Smoot Absent: Dusty Petz Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police Chief Bill Bryant, Public Works Director Cory Allison and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville Krissy Hinkhouse was present to discuss the use of the MTC gym and library for the Bubba Elliott fundraiser on July 30th, 2022. She is requesting the fees to be waived and stated there are several events... Full story

  • Burn ban in effect next week

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 14, 2022

    A full burn ban will be in effect across the county beginning July 22. Fire Warden Doug Leis sought the blessing of the Crook County Commissioners last week to implement the restrictions, anticipating that what started as a moisture-filled summer may turn more dangerous in the coming weeks. "Everybody has been really enjoying this nice, green grass – and a lot of it – but it's just going to be a lot more to burn when it dries out," Leis explains. After a long period of drought, this will cha...

  • Blood drive next week

    Jul 14, 2022

    Vitalant Blood Services will be in Moorcroft on Thursday, July 21, from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Ministries Church (next to Blakeman Propane). This is an awesome mission to save lives by donating blood. As always, ALL blood types are needed. Please consider donating blood, even if you haven’t done so before. It only takes roughly an hour of your day…what a selfless act! You must be a minimum of 16 years of age to donate (a signed parental permission is required for all 16-17 year old donors). If you have any questions regarding you...

  • Dumping schedule

    Jul 14, 2022

    The new schedule for the construction and demolition (C&D) pit as well as the burn pit at the former municipal landfill is Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and every third Saturday, from 9 a.m. until noon. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) enforces a list of specific allowable items to be dumped into these holes. At this time, the agency has not provided this information to the town, but Public Works Director Cory Allison assures residents the list will be made available as soon as he has it and people who intend to...