Articles from the July 27, 2023 edition

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Mind the gap

After the concerns expressed and town attorney Pat Carpenter's advice regarding the unsafe operating procedures utilized by C-Bar Estates contractor Swagger Construction in their sewer line...

 By Grace Moore    News    July 27, 2023

Council seeks funding for MTC move

After the conversation and walkthrough at the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) with Commissioner Fred Devish regarding the possible relocation of the Moorcroft Branch Library into the building, the council is looking again at funding sources for moving...


Town looks to hire safety clerk

Moorcroft's town council has been considering the advantages of creating a position of public safety clerk to work between the clerk's office and the volunteer fire and EMS departments, to seek and...

 By Grace Moore    News    July 27, 2023

Council makes plans for splash pad project

The splash park is again on Moorcroft’s agenda. The town was recently awarded the funds to design and construct the recreational water feature and discussed with HDR Engineering’s Heath Turbiville the best option to move forward from the two he...


Dorothy Ray Baron

Dorothy Ray (Michel) Baron, a loving wife, mother, grandma, friend, died on a warm Friday afternoon, July 21, 2023, after a short stay at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital. She was surrounded by her family when she was greeted by Jesus and... Full story


James Arnold Pridgeon

James Arnold Pridgeon was born November 23, 1965 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Jerry and Dorcas (McKean) Pridgeon. After a life of selfless service and brave sacrifice, he passed away in his sleep at his home in Sundance, Wyoming, on July 17, 20... Full story


Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 17 – Five VIN checks. Eight traffic stops. Paper service. Welfare check. Motorist assist. Wanted person. Fingerprints. Three EMS pages. July 18 – Three VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Coroner call. Assist other agency. Prisoner transport....


Circuit Court

Speeding – Chad Behnke, Gillette, WY, 90/80, $105; Brandin Kolski, Glasgow, MT, 93/70, $175; Mary Perkins, Hot Springs, NC, 79/70, $103; David Nye, Glendale, AZ, 83/65, $216; Brenden Jay Gustafson, Dassel, MN, 77/65, $174; John McMillen, Hulett,...


Moorcroft Police Department

Twenty business checks. Six traffic warnings. Emergency fund. Fingerprinting. Two VIN checks. Public service. Weed ordinance violation. Two drug searches. Four assists to other agencies. Suspicious activity. Two REDDI reports. Traffic complaint....


Wyoming News Briefs

Nine school districts to participate in RIDE pilot CASPER (WNE) — Some Wyoming school districts will soon see the first fruits of a statewide effort to rethink the public K-12 education system.  Gov. Mark Gordon’s office announced Wednesday...



Tiny the cat chomps down on Park County 4-H Educator Mary Louise Wood's thumb during the Park County Fair cat show on Wednesday of last week....


WYDOT struggling with staffing shortages, inflation

GILLETTE — Inflation and staffing shortages have hit the Wyoming Department of Transportation hard, and nowhere else is feeling the crunch harder than in northeast Wyoming. WYDOT has 1,734 employees around the state, and there are 313 vacancies....


Wyoming manufacturing center distinguished as a national best with core focus, clear goals

LARAMIE — Four years ago, Manufacturing Works, Wyoming’s extension of a national manufacturing partnership network, was one of the poorest performing centers in the country, according to Center Director Rocky Case. Today, a recent national...

 By Serena Buckner    Social    July 27, 2023

What's Happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

Weekly Events: Wednesday, 10 a.m. – Storytime Wednesday, 7 p.m. – AA Meeting Upcoming Events: August 1, 10 a.m. – Friends of the Library meeting. Everyone welcome August 3, 1 p.m. – Crook County Library Board meeting in Moorcroft August 4,...


Card of Thanks

Thank You On Monday, July 10, two of our employees were involved in a vehicle collision, with another vehicle, west of Moorcroft. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that responded to the incident, including the Moorcroft... Full story


Could your family benefit from Wyoming's WIC Program?

The Wyoming WIC Program, operated by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), helps many Wyoming families with free nutritious foods and education, breastfeeding support and healthcare referrals. The Wyoming WIC Program serves women who are pregnant o...


EWC Graduates

Eastern Wyoming College held the 74th annual commencement for candidates on May 12, 2023 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. There were 171 graduates. The graduates from the Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 semesters include Adelita Wegner from...


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 29, at the Belle Fourche River Rest Area, just west of Moorcroft, at noon. This is a no-host potluck get together so gather...


UW Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2023 spring semester. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BS (Bachelor of Science); BSB...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Social    July 27, 2023

Fair week gets underway

Fair week is officially underway, this year to the theme of "A Brand of Its Own". Events began with entertainment including the youth and ranch rodeo, the ice cream social and animal shows including...



PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of August 2023, final settlement will be made by Crook County School District No. 1, for and on account of a contract with Wyoming Wood... Full story



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, July 11, 2023 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Member Bob Latham and County Clerk... Full story


School Warrants

Crook County School District No. 1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on JULY 17TH, 2023 IN SUNDANCE,... Full story


Moorcroft Council

Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmembers Dale Petersen, Austin Smith, Bob Stewart and Heidi Humpal Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider... Full story



CROOK COUNTY LAND USE PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MINUTES AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Monday, June 12, 2023 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman, Morgan Ellsbury, Vice-Chairman, Randy Leinen, Member, Ralph Goodson, Member, Dustin...


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