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 By Grace Moore    News    July 28, 2022

Council seeks safe paths for kids

Moorcroft's council came together with HDR Engineering's Heath Turbiville, Jeron Smith and Lucas Edwards for a workshop Monday evening before their regular meeting to discuss the rejuvenated...

 

A rainy day of play

Young miss Quinn Tornn glues jewels to the back of a lizard as Mom looks on during the Rainy Day Play event in Pine Haven on Tuesday. For more, see page 5....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 28, 2022

Landfill sports new face and function

A month after the closing of the Moorcroft landfill, Moorcroft Mayor Ben Glenn says it is still too soon to realize the full ramifications of the closure. However, speaking to the obvious disadvantage to most people, he says, “You can’t just go...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 28, 2022

Traffic accident claims life of local youth

The Crook County Sheriff’s department received a call regarding a single vehicle accident last Thursday, July 21, at approximately 11:48 p.m. A 17-year-old Pine Haven area resident was driving a Dodge pickup southbound on Liberty Lane just off...

 

Gavin Reynolds

Memorial service for Gavin Reynolds will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2022, at High Plains Community Church with Pastor Dan Knust officiating. Gavin Chase Reynolds, age 17 was called home July 21, 2022, to spend eternity with his Lord and...

 
 By Abigail Landwehr    News    July 28, 2022

UW launches wool initiative; program's goal to expand the sheep industry in Wyoming

CASPER — Wyoming is the wine country of wool. At least, that’s how the University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist, Whit Stewart, describes it.  And with the state ranking No. 1 in wool production in the 2017 Census of Agriculture — with...

 

Donald Lee Peterson

Early Friday, July 22, 2022, Donald Lee Peterson, better known as “Pete”, passed away peacefully in his home on his ranch property south of Sundance, Wyoming, at age 83. Pete was born November 3, 1938, in Sundance to Harriet (Waters) Peterson and...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

After Gordon certifies trigger bill, abortion will be banned in Wyo. Wednesday JACKSON (WNE) — Abortion will be banned in Wyoming, with narrow exceptions, starting Wednesday, July 27. Gov. Mark Gordon certified Friday the state’s “trigger...

 

Rainy day play

The Pine Haven Recreation Board hosted a craft day for resident kids Tuesday morning. The plan was to enjoy the sunny weather in Waters Park, but with the cooler temperatures and rain, the party...

 

Youth Library News

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-...

 

Pitch tournament for Bubba

A pitch tournament and auction to benefit Kurtis ‘Bubba’ Elliott will be on Saturday, July 30, at the Moorcroft Town Center Gym. Doors will open at noon with the pitch tournament starting at 1 p.m. Silent auction will begin at 4, food will be...

 

Jerusalem Marketplace VBS

Vacation Bible School is traveling back into Bible times with the theme: Jerusalem Marketplace! Each day children, four years to sixth grade will become of history as they see, hear, touch and even taste what it was like living in biblical times....

 

Commissioners

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2022 9:00 o’clock a.m. Present for the Final Budget Hearing were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen,...

 

Records

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,...

 

Council

Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council Monday, July 25th, 2022 Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmen Austin Smith, Dusty Petz and Paul Smoot Absent: Dale Petersen Town Employees Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Police...

 

Town Salaries

TOWN OF MOORCROFT Pursuant to Section 15-1-110, Wyoming Statutes Annotated, 2021 Edition, as amended the following Salaries of the Town of Moorcroft Employees are hereby published: POSITION FY BASE SALARY OVERTIME NAME Mayor $ 3692.32 Clell Claar...

 

Game and Fish concerned about zebra mussel discovery in SD

The threat of zebra and quagga mussels to Wyoming’s waters is closer than ever before. Last week, zebra mussels were discovered in Pactola Reservoir, located 13 miles west of Rapid City, South Dakota, in the Black Hills. The reservoir is only 27 mi...

 

Early deadlines

We will be on an early printing schedule due to the motorcycle rally. Deadline for the Aug. 11 Sundance Times and Moorcroft Leader will be noon on Mon., Aug. 8. Deadline for the Aug. 11 Wyoming Pioneer will be Fri., Aug. 5 at noon...

 

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