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Articles from the August 6, 2020 edition

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 By Grace Moore    News    August 6, 2020

New museum director, new exhibits

With a few months of running the museum under her belt, West Texas Trails Museum (WTTM) Director Cindy Mosteller shares what people can look forward to at the museum. The WTTM is currently displaying...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 6, 2020

Council candidates line up for primary

With the primary election just around the corner, your candidates for mayor and council seats in Moorcroft and Pine Haven share a little about their motivations in running for office. Moorcroft... Full story

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 6, 2020

Town prepares for hard times

With Wyoming facing a significant drop in revenues, what are some of the possible ramifications to Moorcroft? The town, like so many small communities, depends on financial assistance from the state t...

 

Ross J. Garman

Please join the family of Ross J. Garman for a celebration of life service to be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. The service will be held outdoors at the ranch on Garman Road (Crook County Rd 157) near Miller Creek. Look for signs and... Full story

 

Roger Lee Comer

Roger Lee Comer was born on August 23, 1954 to Jack and Edna Comer in Moorcroft, Wyoming. He died on April 6, 2020 from diabetes complications at his home in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Susie at his side. His career included several interesting... Full story

 

Dennis L. Skadsem

Dennis L. Skadsem, 81, of Pine Haven, WY passed away on July 27, 2020 in Gillette, WY of natural causes. He was born October 10, 1938 in New Maine Township near Newfolden, MN to Arthur Skadsem and Lucille (Magner) Skadsem. He attended school in... Full story

 

Scholarship to wear a mask is not the right direction for Wyoming students

I am alarmed at the free college rhetoric that hit the Wyoming news cycle over the past week. I know our post-secondary institutions are concerned about enrollment being down this fall and the financial hardship that will cause. But dangling the...

 

Early deadline

With the motorcycle rally coming next week, we are on an early printing schedule. Deadline for the Sundance Times and Moorcroft Leader will be noon on Mon., Aug. 10. Deadline for the Wyoming Pioneer will be noon on Fri., Aug. 7....

 

State Briefs

War Memorial Stadium seating will be limited CASPER (WNE) — The University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium will likely be kept at roughly a quarter of its capacity in the coming season and student capacity may be slashed by as much as...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 6, 2020

Feeding Moorcroft families

The Moorcroft Interfaith Community hosted a massive mobile food pantry last Thursday, distributing staples, treats as well as fresh fruits and vegetables to 174 families over three hours. With 20...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Jeffrey J. Bailey, SD, 87/80, $120; Robert F. Jarkiewicz, IL, 94/75, $155; Layn D. Smith, NC, 82/70, $120; Andrew D. Foos, VA, 83/70, $125; Isaac D. Lemma, TX, 86/70, $125; Christopher F. Bowling, CO, 82/70, $120; Cohrtney M. Bond, WI, 8...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 27 – Eight VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Two subjects booked into jail. Fingerprints. Motorist assist. Removal of animal carcass from roadway. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Crash report. Seven EMS pages. Two fire pages. July 28 – Two...

 

Free/reduced price meal policy announced

Crook County School District #1 has announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program, and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school and the Central...

 

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