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Articles from the July 21, 2022 edition

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 By Grace Moore    News    July 21, 2022

Towns look to fire bans as weather grows drier

Pine Haven has officially joined Crook County in issuing an open fire ban, effective July 22. Moorcroft has not issued any municipal prohibition. However, after a discussion between Mayor Ben Glenn and Deputy Fire Chief Dan Swaney, the council may...

 By Grace Moore    News    July 21, 2022

Pine Haven seeks public input for bike path

Pine Haven residents are invited to a public meeting on Saturday, July 30 from 1-2 p.m. at Waters Park to voice any suggestions about the route or any other comments or concerns regarding the...


Pretty little libraries

After years of neglect, the Little Libraries are getting a desperately needed facelift. Kim Mead started on the unit at Robinson Park; with a new coat of paint and whimsical flowers, the doors repaired and new books, the Little Library is, once...


Fair opens this weekend

The annual Crook County Fair kicks off this weekend to the theme of "Wrangle Up the Fun at the Fair" and is set to include all the traditional animal shows and plenty to see and do. Entertainment...


Thelma Dexter

Thelma Dexter, 87, of Gillette died July 10, 2022 at her home of natural causes. Thelma May, was born May 13, 1935, the daughter of James and Helen (Likewise) McCue in Gillette.  A Wyoming native, raised on her family ranch ten miles south of... Full story


Daniel Wondercheck

Daniel Wondercheck passed away July 10, 2022 at the age of 58 in Carlile, Wyoming. Daniel was born June 14, 1964, in North Platte, Nebraska the youngest child of John and Hazel Wondercheck. He is survived by his brothers John Wondercheck of Carlie,... Full story


Yard of the month

The Pine Haven Beautification Alliance has awarded "Yard of the Month of July" to Jeff and Tammy Wandler at 36 Lake View Drive. Jeff and Tammy use to come out to Pine Haven and Keyhole Lake when they...


Wyoming News Briefs

Man who pulled shotgun on fireworks users bound over GILLETTE (WNE) — The man accused of threatening a group of adults and children with a loaded shotgun because they continued to light off fireworks has been bound over to District Court. Randy A....

 By Billy Arnold    News    July 21, 2022

Wildlife officials kill one of 399's offspring; other bears' locations unknown

JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, acting with authorization from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has killed one of Grizzly 399’s offspring that was frequenting human-occupied areas in Sublette County. WyoFile first reported th...

 By Grace Moore    News    July 21, 2022

Joint training helps volunteers

Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Chief TJ Gideon reported to the town council at last Tuesday’s meeting another joint training, employing a mock mass casualty scenario with Moorcroft’s fire department, saying, “It was a very good training.” This is...


Blakeman Family Reunion

For years, the last Saturday of July has always been the day to go to the Blakeman Family Reunion. This year it will be on July 30 at the Belle Fourche River Rest Area, just west of Moorcroft, at noon. This is a no-host potluck get together, so...

 By Grace Moore    Social    July 21, 2022

Center displays work of Penny Cruickshank

When I was in the first grade, I drew a picture of an open window and the curtain was flying out of the window." This was how Penny Cruickshank began her lifelong love affair with sketching, painting...


Summer fun in Pine Haven

Pine Haven’s Recreation Board is celebrating summer fun with a craft day for kids at Waters Park on Tuesday, July 26 from 9 until 11 a.m. “So bring all your kids,” said Councilwoman Kristy Speed, “and they’ll take home fun...



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, July 5, 2022 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen and County Clerk Melissa Jones.... Full story


Primary Election

NOTICE August 1, 2022 is the last day to register to vote in the Primary Election to be held August 16, 2022. You may register at the County Clerk’s office or City Hall. You will be able to register at the polls on Election Day. When you are... Full story



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,... Full story


Budget Meeting

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... Full story


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