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Articles from the July 16, 2020 edition

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Jubilee celebration

The threat of the COVID-19 virus affected Jubilee to a minimal extent this year, according to event coordinator and Moorcroft Area chamber of commerce member Cindy Mosteller, who reported a shortage...

 

Prom in Vegas

The MHS Promenade was held Thursday night with the theme, “Rollin’ the Dice at Jubilee.” The event was postponed from March due to COVID-19.  Generous volunteers put forth tremendous effort... Full story

 

Donny N. York

Donny N. York, age 86, passed Monday, July 6, 2020. He was born in the Lost Springs, Wyoming area, in a little cabin. He was a cowboy around that area until he joined the U.S. Army and went to Germany. Donny was a life-time resident of Campbell... Full story

 

Blood drive in Moorcroft next week

Vitalant Blood Services will be in Moorcroft on Tuesday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Moorcroft Town Center cafeteria. Please join us in this awesome mission to save lives by donating blood! As always, ALL blood types are needed. Please c...

 
 By Jennie Gordon    Opinion    July 16, 2020

Wyoming Hunger Initiative

Food insecurity is a largely invisible problem, most typically experienced within the privacy of a home or kept an uncomfortable secret in a school setting. Walk into any grocery store in Wyoming and it’s hard to imagine how anyone might not have...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    July 16, 2020

Drawing ducks

The 2020 Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program recently announced the winners of their annual art contest. From around the state, 183 young artists entered of whom three were brothers Carter, Tanner and...

 

Kids invited to Weston County Youth Mini Rodeo

Just over a month ago, a group of rodeo-minded Weston County residents met and decided someone needed to put together a fun activity for the kids and community to enjoy at the Weston County Fair at no cost to spectators or participants. That group...

 

Blakeman Family Reunion

For years, the last Saturday of July has always been the day to go to the Blakeman Family Reunion and this year it will be on July 25 at Robinson Park in Moorcroft by the rail road tracks at noon. This is a no-host potluck get together, so gather up...

 
 By Deb Holland    News    July 16, 2020

Sturgis teen sentenced to 55 years

STURGIS — Sturgis teen Michael G. Campbell, who was charged with killing a Wyoming teen last fall, has been sentenced to 55 years in prison. The sentencing was a sad day for both families involved in the case, said Campbell’s attorney, Steven...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 16, 2020

Council looks at infrastructure issues

At Monday’s meeting of the Moorcroft Town Council, Councilman Ben Glenn was commended by Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar for the hours volunteered by himself and his son along with the use of his own...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On July 6, police assisted a resident with a civil standby. On July 7, police assisted Moorcroft EMS on an emergency call. On July 8, police assisted Moorcroft EMS on an emergency call. On July 9, police conducted 60 portable breath tests (PBT) for M...

 

UW Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2020 spring semester. Students are: Raena Leigh Bush (Master of Arts) of Beulah; Amber Kaplan (Bachelor of Arts), Melissa Maria...

 

UW President's Honor Roll

The University of Wyoming lists seven students from Crook County on the 2020 spring semester President’s Honor Roll. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 (“A”) grade point average for the...

 

State Briefs

Protesters arrested for blocking traffic reject plea deal LARAMIE (WNE) — The ten protesters cited by police last month for blocking traffic on Grand Avenue turned down a plea offer and pleaded not guilty in Laramie Municipal Court on Thursday...

 

Cards of thanks

Thank You Whew! We survived the 2020 Quarantine Prom! Thank you to the Moorcroft Chamber of Commerce for stepping up to sponsor this year’s Moorcroft High School Prom with support from Moorcroft Town Council, Town of Moorcroft and the Moorcroft...

 

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