Articles from the August 17, 2023 edition

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End of summer snacks

Last week's Rib Rally, hosted by the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce, fed over 100 people throughout the day; locals, bikers and other visitors dropped in for a tasty and filling lunch under the...

 By Grace Moore    News    August 17, 2023

Cash scam hits town

Moorcroft Chief of Police Bill Bryant warns business owners of a cash scam that recently hit town. Two local businesses were essentially robbed by deception, according to the chief. The scam starts with the culprit bringing in a large bill – a...

 By Grace Moore    News    August 17, 2023

Town moves ahead with water shut-off

Lyle Austin, owner of the 12-plex on North Little Horn, has still not complied with Moorcroft’s ordinance regarding meters to measure water to each of the apartments within the almost two years’ variance allowed by the council. Mayor Pro-tem...

 By Grace Moore    News    August 17, 2023

Pine Haven slash pile under observation

Individuals have been casting construction debris into Pine Haven's slash pile again, according to Fire Chief TJ Gideon. "So, legally, we can't burn – we have to remove it at the city's expense,"...


Barbara Glick

Barbara "Dusty" Glick passed away in Sundance, Wyoming, on Sunday, August 6, 3023, with her daughters by her side. After many years of multiples illnesses, she succumbed to a short and courageous battle with leukemia.  Barbara was born on October... Full story


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, To the citizens of Crook County: in 2022 the Legislature passed a bill mandating training for boards and elected officials.  The intent was probably good, however there is a clause that enables removal of persons that don’t comply....


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 7 – Four VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Business checks. Two motorist assists. Two citizen assists. Civil assist. Accident. Animal complaint. House watch. Aug. 8 – Four VIN checks. Prisoner transport. Three traffic stops. Accident. Aug. 9...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Pedro Sanchez Vilchis, Frannie, WY, 86/75, $125; Robert A. Gunn Jr., Buckkner, MO, 79/70, $113; Certain Pierreuincent, Bozeman, MT, 44/30, $100 Windshield View Obstructed – Alvin M. Rosa, Vernal, UT, $60 No Seat Belt (driver) ...


Moorcroft Police Department

July 17-Aug. 6 Fifty-nine business checks. Thirty-five traffic warnings. Breach of peace. Two fingerprintings. Four VIN checks. Lost property. Vehicle unlock. Drug/narcotic offense. Four assists to other agencies. Suspicious activity. Two traffic cra...


Wyoming News Briefs

Streaming service airs episode on missing Gillette woman GILLETTE (WNE) — The story of missing Gillette woman Irene Gakwa recently aired on a nationwide streaming service. The 25-minute episode titled “American Dream, American Nightmare...


Get informed

Crook County residents are invited to the Pine Haven Community Center next week, on Wednesday, August 23, at 10 a.m. for a morning of a multi-faceted presentation of programs and services available...


Help for stuttering is as close as your library 

 Thanks to generous donors, the Stuttering Foundation has donated books and DVDs to public libraries across the country, including the Crook County Library.  Stuttering Foundation books are directed to parents of children who stutter, adults who st...


Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce and Jubilee Days committee would like to express their thanks to the following organizations, businesses and people who helped make Jubilee Days 2023 so s... Full story


Don't forget mosquito protection to prevent West Nile virus

With human cases in nearby states and a higher-than-usual number of mosquito pools within Wyoming testing positive for West Nile virus, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) wants people to remember to protect themselves from mosquito bites....


Moorcroft Council

Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council Wednesday, August 10. 2023 Town Council Present: Councilmembers Dale Petersen, Austin Smith, and Bob Stewart Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, Attorney Pat Carpenter,... Full story


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