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Articles from the August 31, 2023 edition

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  • Council puts focus on transparency

    Grace Moore|Aug 31, 2023

    The question of procedural transparency was brought up at last Wednesday's meeting of Moorcroft's governing body; specifically, how Moorcroft's council and public works has been contracting the aeration of soil on all town parks. Glenn Construction was hired for the job and, in turn, hired Tucker Allison as a temporary employee, who had access to a machine for that work from his full-time job with True Green, a lawn care company. The cost of the contract was less than $3000 and is done...

  • Early morning dig

    Aug 31, 2023

    As Moorcroft awaits further funding from the State Land and Investment Board (SLIB) to continue the remaining phases of the Powder River Project, replacing failing infrastructure, Public Works crews change out parts of the line that are no longer usable on an "as needed" basis. This is the case with sewer pipe running through the alley between Cheyenne Avenue and the west end of Rail Road Street, where maintenance crew started their week....

  • County to be focus area for CWD

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 31, 2023

    Crook County is one of the focus areas for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing this year and hunters are asked for their help to collect lymph node samples. "Game and Fish is requesting samples from herds we've not addressed in a while, where we are trying to get a significant sample size so we can accurately determine what the CWD prevalence is in these herds," says Jessica Jennings-Gaines, Game and Fish Wildlife Health Laboratory supervisor. Deer hunt areas 1 through 6, all located in this...

  • Bruce Langdon McAmis

    Aug 31, 2023

    Bruce Langdon McAmis, age 94 of Alva, Wyoming peacefully entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on August 22, 2023. Bruce was born February 9, 1929 to Carp and Elizabeth (Langdon) McAmis. He was the oldest of seven children. On June 24, 1950, Bruce married Peggy Charlene Shaul and they were married 70 years and 11 months. Bruce was a lifelong farmer and rancher in the Alva area. Bruce was well known for his friendly personality, always looking to make a new friend with a... Full story

  • Circuit Court

    Aug 31, 2023

    Speeding – Timothy Signer, Overland Park, KS, 80/70, $105; Elizabeth Kroll, Papillion, NE, 75/65, $105; Taylor Garman, Sundance, WY, 90/65, $185; Paul J. Laurenzi, Milton, DE, 84/70, $140 Fail to Drive Vehicle Within Single Lane – Leonard Schleuning, Beulah, WY, $90 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Benjamin Jasinski, Spearfish, SD, $140 Drive While License Cancelled, Suspended or Revoked – (minor), Newcastle, WY, $440 Waterskiing Violation – Tyler B. Sasse, Moorcroft, WY, $100 Fail to Provide Life Jackets – Nathan W. D...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Aug 31, 2023

    Driver booked for assault after hitting pedestrian with car CHEYENNE (WNE) — A male pedestrian was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Thursday evening after a driver struck him with his vehicle. The victim is in custody, and the driver has been booked into the Laramie County jail on an assault charge. Koby Rodriguez, 25, was arrested on the charge of aggravated assault with injury after an altercation at 5:40 p.m. Thursday. Rodriguez told police that, after exiting Interstate 80, waiting at a light to turn onto North Greeley H...

  • CCSD announces free and reduced school lunch program

    Aug 31, 2023

    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 office of the Crook County School District have a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The following household size and income criteria will be used for determining eligibility. Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Aug 31, 2023

    Aug. 21 – Three VIN checks. Assist other agency. Traffic hazard. Trauma. Vicious animal. Four business checks. Animal complaint. Aug. 22 – Three VIN checks. Two prisoner transports. Four traffic stops. Animal complaint. Business check. Harassment. Aug. 23 – Five VIN checks. Two paper services. Four traffic stops. Livestock. Domestic. Traffic hazard. Fingerprints. Citizen assist. Aug. 24 – Seven VIN checks. Fingerprints. Traffic stop. Citizen assist. Three business checks. Fire page. Title 25. Sex offense. Burglary. Aug. 25 – Four VIN checks. F...

  • Moorcroft Police

    Aug 31, 2023

    On August 21, police were requested to do a welfare check as a report came in of a juvenile attempting to commit suicide by drinking bleach and taking pills. Officer arrived at the home and contacted the juvenile and their parent. EMS was called and the juvenile was transported to the hospital for treatment. On August 21, police assisted Moorcroft EMS on an emergency call. On August 24, police assisted Moorcroft EMS on an emergency call. On August 26, police conducted a parade escort for Dorothy Baron celebration of life service. Twenty-one...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Aug 31, 2023

    The Adult Summer Reading Challenge ends on September 8; please get your logs turned into the library by September 8 so we can draw for prizes. We have several amazing prizes to give away! We have received an abundance of DVD donations recently so stop by the library to check out updated movie selection. We have a fun September planned! Visit us online to see all the fun we have scheduled. You can also follow us on Facebook and stop in or call the library at 307-756-3232 for more...

  • Moorcroft residents place at State Horseshoes

    Aug 31, 2023

    Competitors were in Cheyenne last weekend for the 2023 State Horseshoe Tournament. Sanctioned Wyoming Horseshoe Pitching Association members came from all over the state for the competition. Three participants from Moorcroft did very well at the state tournament. Kolter Huven placed first in the Junior division and Kris Huven placed third in the Men's C Division. John Paul Wonderchek placed fifth in the Men's D Division. There were classes for women, men, elders and juniors. Classes are based...

  • Bus driver clinic held

    Aug 31, 2023

    Crook County School District #1 recently held their Wyoming State-required six hours of training in Sundance. All bus drivers and substitute drivers attended. Trainings this year included Suicide Intervention and Behavior Management, provided by the Campbell County Transportation Department. Other items covered at the training included district policies and online trainings. Several bus drivers received pins and plaques from the Wyoming Pupil Transportation Association for their years of...

  • Lady Wolves improve with each game

    LaNae Curr|Aug 31, 2023

    Over the weekend, the Moorcroft Lady Wolves Varsity and Junior Varsity teams traveled to Douglas for a tournament, while our freshman team went to a tournament in Newcastle. It was a weekend of growth and learning. On Friday, the Varsity team fell to Alliance, Douglas and Southeast. Although the scores did not show in our favor, the team made huge improvements every time they stepped on the court. Once we entered pool play, the Varsity team became more confident in their ability as we played Wright and Burns, coming within six points of both...

  • Football season gets underway

    Aug 31, 2023

    Cole Cantu avoids pressure from Keaton Mills to get a pass off during last week's scrimmage vs. the Upton-Sundance Patriots. The Wolves lost the matchup 41-6....

  • Cross Country takes on Beartrap Invite

    Mary Hunter|Aug 31, 2023

    Kelly Walsh Beartrap Invite August 25, 2023 Marcus James, the only high school runner, ran his Varsity 5K in the respectable time of 20:02.70. Mikhail Reich earned second place with a time of 13:29.88 for his middle school 3K race. Rachel Burris ran the middle school girls 3K in 13:29.88. Morning Barnum ran her 3K in 18:08.20. Audrey Greathouse ran her 3K in 19:01.98. These guys and girls ran a very good first race of the season. For some of these runners, this was their first cross country...

  • Moorcroft Invite sharpens Wolves'game

    Dale Petersen|Aug 31, 2023

    The Moorcroft Golf team hosted the Moorcroft Invite at the Keyhole Country Club on Friday. Carter Hatling improved his 18-hole score, improving by 8 strokes from the prior week's events. For McKinnon Purcell and Gatlin McCrea, this was the first golf tournament of the season. Overall, the team gained a lot of experience in all aspects of the sport and all had several shots that golfers will tell you keeps you coming back. On Saturday, the team traveled to a hot and windy Upton Tournament at the...


    Aug 31, 2023

    CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 REPORT OF SCHOOL REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES Sources and Uses for the Year Ended June 30, 2023 FUNDS CCSD Capital Capital Special Projects Projects Enterprise Internal Trust Agency General Revenue Fund Fund Lunch Service Funds Activity REVENUES AND OTHER SOURCES: Local 9,230,144 176,282 73,701 268,836 3,641,219 992,582 County 2,359,649 State 10,498,461 1,546,172 2,901 Federal 1,667,859 308,150 Other 32,923 170,000 25,000 TOTAL REVENUE & OTHER SOURCES 22,121,177 3,390,313 - 73,701 749,887 3,641,219 0 1,017,582... Full story

  • Council

    Aug 31, 2023

    Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmembers Dale Petersen, Austin Smith, Bob Stewart, and Heidi Humpal Town Employees Present: Police Chief Bill Bryant, Public Works Director Cory Allison and HDR Engineer Heath Turbiville Councilmember Smith motioned to approve consent agenda item 1 & 2 and Councilmember Petersen seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Councilmember Petersen motioned to approve consent agenda item 3 and Councilmember Humpal seconded.... Full story

  • Bids

    Aug 31, 2023

    NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS The Town Of Pine Haven hereby request sealed bids for a Construction Project to the Pine Haven Community Center which includes upgrading the building’s exterior. Bid Specifications for the Project may be picked up Pine Haven Town Hall 24 Waters Drive, Pine Haven, Wyoming 82721 or requested through email @ [email protected] Sealed bids must be received at Town Hall by 4:00pm September 30th 2023 Bid Openings will be 7pm October 10th 2023 at the monthly Council Meeting The Town Of Pine Haven reserves the right to r... Full story

  • School Warrants

    Aug 31, 2023

    Crook County School District No. 1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on AUGUST 21ST, 2023 IN SUNDANCE, WYOMING. To Whom Paid Purpose of Expenditure Amount General Fund 21 ELECTRIC Repairs $4,577.80 21 ELECTRIC Repairs $2,261.75 ABLE Summer Enrichment Program $14,000.00 AGILE SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES Sports Equipment $5,346.00 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES Repair Parts $673.80 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES Technology... Full story

  • Commissioners

    Aug 31, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, August 22, 2023 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, via conference call, Member Bob Latham and County Clerk Melissa Jones. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag. After discussion, Bob moved to sign a scoping comment letter on the Newcastle BLM RMP Revision. Kelly seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Bob moved to ratify a letter of support for Charter Communications on an a... Full story