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Articles from the July 22, 2021 edition

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Moorcroft ordinances to be enforced

Moorcroft’s town council has recently mitigated the verbiage of certain ordinances to make them enforceable. One such adjustment is to the nuisance ordinance and addresses vegetation as well as street worthy automobiles and proper storage cover....


Pine Haven's fire ban

Crook County Sheriff’s deputy Jory Tadlock assured the Pine Haven Council at last Tuesday’s meeting that any resident caught violating the current municipal fire ban will be cited. However, he encourages citizens who report such action to call...


Show and Shine attracts 94 vehicles

A total of 94 vehicles and their owners turned up to enjoy the third annual Lakeview Show and Shine Car Show, some for fun and some to compete. Above, judges diligently examine the many different...

 By Grace Moore    News    July 22, 2021

Rodeo royalty

This weekend Moorcroft hosted the competition to name this year’s Crook County Rodeo Royalty. The girls rode Friday evening, showing their saddle and reining skills as well as the requisite wave...


Circuit Court

Speeding – (minor), Gillette, 88/70, $150; (minor), Gillette, 94/80, $140; Kyle Groves, MN, 75/65, $105; Jacob Peterman, IA, 89/80, $103; Rudy Troyer, IN, 88/80, $101; Christina Aguirre, CA, 90/75, $145; Yuewei Qian, IN, 50/40, $105; Tyler Bowman,...



CALL for BIDS Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees is accepting sealed bids for sale of the following surplus property: QUANTITY DESCRIPTION Six (6) Sanyo 50” TVs - no remotes Two (2) Sceptre 50” TVs - no remotes One (1) LG 50” TV... Full story



CALL FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Moorcroft, Wyoming (“Town”) will accept sealed bids for the purchase of the following surplus real property: Lots 3, North One-half (N ½) of Lot 4, South 25 feet of Lot 4 (being the S1/2 of L... Full story



PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Moorcroft is accepting sealed bids for the following surplus vehicles: 1986 Chevy Suburban 2007 Chevy Impala Please call Town Hall for additional information at 756-3526. Bids will be accepted until August 6th, 2021 at the... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021

National fire preparedness at highest level

The national fire preparedness level has this week been upgraded to a level five – the highest level of wildland fire activity on the National Interagency Fire Center’s scale. At this level, several geographic areas across the nation are experien...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021

Drought conditions continue to worsen

Occasional downpours may have punctuated the last couple of weeks, but Crook County is not out of the woods when it comes to drought. In fact, the situation has continued to worsen, with approximately one third of the county now listed as under...


Cattle drive

A caravan of dignitaries, cowboys, volunteers and cattle makes its way down Hynds Boulevard near Interstate 25 during the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The drive...

 By Vanna Waters    Social    July 22, 2021

Blakeman family reunion

For years, the last Saturday of July has been the day to go to the Blakeman Family Reunion and this year it will be on July 31 at the Belle Fourche River Rest Area, just west of Moorcroft, at noon. This is a no-host potluck get together, so gather...

 By Grace Moore    Social    July 22, 2021

Hosting 94 vintage vehicles at the Show and Shine

Saturday saw the third annual Lakeview Show and Shine Car Show open with a bang with 50 entries in the first hour and more coming in as fast as they could be registered. Ultimately, there were 54...


State Briefs

Teen joy ride causes more than $40,000 damage GILLETTE (WNE) — Two teenagers were arrested and a third is still at large after they were caught driving a stolen pickup through Fox Park and the Energy Capital Sports Complex on Wednesday night, causi...


Veterans' assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout August. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state...



On the front page of the June 24 issue of the Moorcroft Leader, under the heading “Blaze too close for comfort”, one agency was not mentioned though this group was on hand throughout the hours as weary hungry fire fighters came in for a meal,...


Charlotte Joanne Goerndt

Charlotte Joanne Goerndt, age 90, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 18, 2021 in her home. Gramma Jo was born with the name Charlotte Joanne Haviland…however, she did not use her first name as she often said, “Charlotte refers... Full story


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