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Articles from the August 27, 2020 edition

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 By Grace Moore    News    August 27, 2020

Looking to the future

At the last meeting of the Moorcroft Town council, a two-inch diameter water line was approved to run from the main along Highway 14, through the municipal cemetery to the end of town property in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    August 27, 2020

Council refuses to raise rates

At Monday night’s meeting of the Moorcroft Council, the body was informed that their application for a grant to do the next phase of the Powder River Water Project will not be accepted until the town submits a different revenue source as a match....

 

Wheel good turnout

Organizers believe the Texas Trail Cruisers Car Show enjoyed its best ever turnout on Saturday. Above, a 1964 Ford Mustang Coupe entered by Carolyn Holberg. For more, see p5....

 
 By Grace Moore    School    August 27, 2020

One week into the new normal

Last Wednesday, 486 kids returned to classes at the MK-8 and, along with them, the possibility of COVID-19. To mitigate the potential spread of this virus, state and local health agencies have...

 

Dallas Lee Douglas

Dallas Lee Douglas, 53, of Upton, Wyoming, died August 14, 2020, at home with his family in his heart. Dallas was born on November 18, 1966, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Jan and Melvin Douglas. He later moved to Upton with his parents and...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks The Crook County Fair Board would like to thank all the donors for the 2020 Crook County Fair. Every donation through the Friends of Fair, Awards Committee and in-kind donations help make the fair an enjoyable experience for all of our exh...

 

State Briefs

Cheyenne travel agent sentenced to prison for stealing thousands CHEYENNE (WNE) – A former local travel agent who stole thousands of dollars from people through his business was sentenced Monday morning in Laramie County District Court. Brian Box...

 
 By Grace Moore    Social    August 27, 2020

Best turnout yet for Texas Trail Cruisers Car Show

Among the plethora of beautifully restored vintage vehicles at the 17th annual Texas Trail Cruisers Car Show this year were a few from right here in Crook County, including a 1964 Ford Mustang Coupe...

 

Library News

The Moorcroft Branch Library will have NEW HOURS starting August 31. They will be 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will also be closed on Monday September 7 for Labor Day. Our book clubs and kids after school programs are still on hold....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

Election results now official

The unofficial results from last week’s primary election have now become official, says County Clerk Linda Fritz. The canvas board met on Friday to verify and confirm the ballots and found there were no changes to the winning candidates that were...

 

Food pantry helps many families

“We are starting to see lots of new families show up for our food pantries.” says Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MIC) President Rev. Monte Reichenberg. “As layoffs and furloughing continue to be a reality, we are seeing families who have been...

 
 By Lacey Rasco    School    August 27, 2020

Youth Library News

Storytime will continue to be held at Robinson Park through September as long as weather permits. Storytime is every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.. This program is geared for children ages 3-5 but children of all ages are welcome to attend. New...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

Gillette man facing felony charges following fight in Moorcroft bar

A Gillette man faces multiple charges including aggravated assault and interference with a police officer. Vincent Everett allegedly attacked a Moorcroft police officer who chased him after a fight broke out in a local bar. On August 13 at around 11....

 

Municipal Court

Violations: Richard E. Kraetsch, IL, Speeding 44/30, $80; John Hermann, MI, Speeding 44/30, $80; Kunga Lama, MN, Speeding 50/30, $110; Dalton D. Keeton, NE, Speeding 49/30, $105; Abby E. Becker, MN, Speeding 55/30, $135; Tyler J. Dewsbury, SD,...

 

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