Articles from the August 3, 2023 edition

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Riding for the brand

Fair Week was a great success for local kids in events ranging from rodeo to static exhibitions....

 By Grace Moore    News    August 3, 2023

Tenement owner gets ultimatum

It is one more time around for tenement owner Lyle Austin. Almost 18 months ago, the question arose of his obligation by municipal law to install water meters for each of the 12 rental units in his building on North Little Horn Avenue. At the time,...

 By Grace Moore    News    August 3, 2023

Culprit runs after destroying town property

Monday morning started early for Moorcroft police officer Nick Curley as he was called to a street light post in North Big Horn Avenue in front of the post office that had been struck and toppled some time during the preceding night, presumably by a...


Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks A very special thank you to all of the customers of Cassidy’s Seed & Feed. We have appreciated all of your business for the past 38 years. As you may have heard, it is with bittersweet feelings that we have sold our business to Clint and... Full story


John Lee Feddersen

John Lee Feddersen passed away peacefully on July 27, 2023, at Judy's Assisted Living in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. John was born March 8,1942 to Henrietta (Jonkers) and Adolf Feddersen in Pierre, South Dakota. After leaving school at the end of... Full story


Early deadlines

We are on an early printing schedule due to Rally week. Deadline for the August 10 Wyoming Pioneer will be noon on Friday, August 4. Deadline for the Sundance Times and Moorcroft Leader will be noon on Monday, August 7.... Full story


Loleta Marie Tanner

Funeral services for Leta Tanner were held Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with Pastor Gordan Harper officiating. A gathering of friends and family was held Monday, July 31, 2023 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Loleta Marie Tanner, 93,... Full story


Circuit Court

Speeding – Vicki L. White, Devils Tower, WY, 75/65, $105; Zachary Tyler Salyer, Gillette, WY, 32/20, $130; John Killcommons, Garden City, NY, 86/70, $140; Luke D. Hill, Sundance, WY, 78/65, $181; Bethany Allen, Billings, MT, 94/75, $155; Brennan...


Wyoming News Briefs

Minnesota man placed on probation for high-speed chase outside Cody POWELL (WNE) – A Minnesota man who recently led police on a high-speed chase on the North Fork Highway has been released on probation after spending two-and-a-half weeks in...


Powder River Energy Foundation provides preschool tuition assistance in memory of Shayna Ritthaler

The Powder River Energy Foundation awarded preschool tuition scholarships totaling $3450 to students at six preschools in Crook and Weston counties. This is the fourth allotment in a sustaining preschool tuition assistance program as part of the...


Keyhole State Park to host Lanternfest

Keyhole State Park will host Lanternfest Saturday, August 5. This family-friendly event will provide opportunities for kayaking and paddleboarding as well as glow painting and other outdoor activities and games, which are all free with the price...


Lummis staff to hold remote office hours in Crook County

Staff for U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming will hold remote office hours in Moorcroft, Hulett and Sundance on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.  Field Representative Ally Garner will be available to meet with residents and hear ideas, comments... Full story


Moorcroft Rib Rally next week

Everyone’s invited to the ninth annual Moorcroft Rib Rally, hosted by the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MAAC). This informal lunch of ribs, chips, baked beans, watermelon and ice-cold water will be offered in downtown Moorcroft, along Big...


What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

We have several fun crafts scheduled for August, join us for one or all! Set up and clean up provided for all craft classes. The Happy Place Makery will be hosting a Sip and Paint Your Pet DIY Workshop on August 8. Please visit

 By Grace Moore    News    August 3, 2023

Sealing cracks

Last week, Moorcroft public works crews could be seen working along South Little Horn Avenue, sealing cracks along the cement street in their ongoing maintenance of the roadways. The product used is a premixed slurry, moved through a machine that...



Call for Bids Sealed solicitations will be received by the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) on behalf of NEW BOCES and its Member Users of WY, UT and SD including the following Albany 1, Big Horn 1, Big Horn 2, Big Horn 3, Big... Full story



August 29, 2023, CCMSD BOT Regular Meeting The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on August 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank meeting room. The meeting will also be hosted... Full story



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



Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council Wednesday, July 26th, 2023 Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmembers Austin Smith, Bob Stewart and Heidi Humpal Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Attorney Pat... Full story



Salaries Pursuant to Section 15-1-110, Wyoming Statutes Annotated, 2023 Edition, as amended the following Salaries of the Town of Moorcroft Employees are hereby published: POSITION FY BASE SALARY OVERTIME NAME Mayor $6000.00 Ben Glenn Mayor/Council... Full story


Partial burn ban now in effect

A partial burn ban went into effect across the county on August 1, imposing caution on county residents as the summer weather finally settles in and the danger of wildfire increases. With the risk of fire set to increase as the rains clear up and the...


Crook County Fair champions

Champion Breeding  Heifer – Elizabeth Jordan, Reserve – Gabriella Jordan Bull – Justen Foster, Reserve – Logan Foster Ewe – Ellie Jay, Reserve – Savanna Williams Gilt – Dixey Rathbun,...


Crook County Natural Resource District

Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) July 11th Regular Board Meeting & Budget Hearing Minutes CALL MEETING TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 1:02 pm by Chairman Wayne Garman at the Sundance USDA Service Center. ATTENDANCE Board:...


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