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Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019

Lagoon bid too high

Moorcroft’s lagoon is and has been in noncompliance with DEQ standards for many years, but the town has recently been granted funding from Wyoming Rural Development to upgrade the site with a few significant improvements, including more efficient...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019

Pine Haven summer projects wrapping up

It was business as usual at the Pine Haven Town Council meeting last Tuesday evening as completion of summer projects was planned by Public Works and ongoing acquisition plans were approved for the departments of Fire and Emergency Medical Services...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019

Town still seeking insurance reimbursement

In July, the booster pumps on the Madison water line were destroyed by a lightning strike that traveled along the electrical wiring to the machines. The town bought the needed replacement parts to a cost of around $16,000, according to Public Works...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019

Heritage Round-Up draws a crowd

All who attended the Heritage Round-Up at the West Texas Trail Museum Saturday evening can appreciate just how popular the annual fundraising event has become as this, their tenth anniversary, was lit...

 

Karen Mae Cooper

Karen Mae (Harms) Cooper has gone to be with her husband James Cooper and her daughter Lori (Cooper) Newlin in heaven on September 3, 2019. Karen was born on November 9, 1941, to Martin and Thelma Harms in Redfield, South Dakota. She attended school...

 

Keyhole Reservoir under advisory

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is issuing an advisory for Keyhole Reservoir due to a harmful cyanobacterial bloom (HCB). This advisory is for the section of the reservoir near where Wind Creek intersects with Hwy. 113/Old Sundance Road only....

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of Andrea Mills extends our tremendous gratitude to this community. Since Andrea passed away, we have received countless gifts of prayers, food and monetary donations. God’s love is reflected in each of these gifts. “He...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in an effort to end the stigma that people suffering from mental health illnesses are dangerously violent and unpredictable. According to Mentalhealth.gov, “The vast majority of people with mental health...

 

Library News

Our project of new carpet is finished, and everything is back on the shelf. We changed some shelving, and added some. It made the small space more crowded, but helped to spread things out so you can find things. Come check it out. School is back in...

 

State Briefs

UW proposes increased investment in Sheridan, Casper centers SHERIDAN — A University of Wyoming official announced a university proposal to immediately invest roughly $560,000 into the Sheridan and Casper Wyoming Technology Business Centers during...

 

Crossover voting, voter ID bills killed

CASPER — Lawmakers on Monday defeated two controversial bills that would have had significant implications on Wyoming’s elections. The bills — one to eliminate the practice of crossover voting in primary elections, another to combat voter...

 

Former CEO sued over use of 'BeefChain' trademark

CASPER — A company co-owned by two Wyoming legislators is suing its former CEO over the use of a trademark attributed to the blockchain-based agricultural company they founded together.  In a complaint filed Aug. 30 in federal court, well-known...

 

Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show

The 57th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show will be held October 11 and 12 at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills that 4-Hers, youth,...

 

Hunters urged to submit blood samples from elk for brucellosis research

Wyoming elk hunters in brucellosis monitoring areas are urged to submit blood samples and other information about elk they harvest. As a thank you, hunters will be entered into a raffle to win high-quality outdoor equipment. The Wyoming Game and Fish...

 

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day at UW football game

Set your #fieldgoals with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the fall. Game and Fish is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28 at the University of Wyoming Cowboys football game against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Fes...

 

Be the hero, give blood

Vitalant Blood Services will be in Moorcroft on Thursday, September 26 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Blakeman Propane. People are invited to join them in their mission to save lives by donating blood. Blakeman Propane will be sponsoring a luncheon and...

 

Wolves come from behind to beat the Burns Broncs

The Wolves faced the number four ranked Burns Broncs on Friday, September 13. The Broncs came into Moorcroft with a 1-0 record after beating the Wright Panthers in the first week action...

 

Glenrock and Lusk tourneys lead golfers up to state

We took three athletes with us to Glenrock on Friday and Lusk on Saturday; the weather was nice for both games, but windy. The weekend was a good lead up to state, next weekend.   Caden Connally placed in the top five at Glenrock and split...

 

Cross Country Wolves run in State Preview invite

This weekend, the Wolves Cross Country Team made a long trek to Star Valley to run in the State Preview invite.  This was a high school meet only and we carried three to Afton.  The trip itself became a bonding experience that I, as their coach,...

 

Lady Wolves volleyball team worked together

The Lady Wolves had a great weekend at the Big Horn Invitational. For pool play, the Wolves went 2-4, losing to Tongue River (19-25, 18-25), but splitting sets with both Wind River (19-25, 25-18) and Glenrock (11-25, 25-20). On Saturday, in bracket...

 

Cody man sentenced for Keyhole assault

Andrew Carl Buller of Cody, otherwise known as Andy StandingWolf, has been sentenced on charges of domestic battery, false imprisonment and interference with emergency calls following an incident at Keyhole State Park in January, 2018 during which...

 

Municipal Court for August

Violations: Scott B. Lemasters, FL, Speeding 44/30, $80; Leslie Patterson, Newcastle, WY, Speeding 44/30, $80; Tesla Merchen, Newcastle, WY, Speeding 44/30, $80; Chih Ta Fu, MI, Speeding 55/30, $135; Kenneth G. Kriech, SD, Speeding 44/30, $80;...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On September 11, police were contacted in reference to a possible attempted burglary at the Presbyterian Church. Officer responded and took photos of the damaged door. Nothing seemed to be missing from the church. On September 11, while leaving the...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Nicole F. Smith, CO, 28/20, $96; Don C. Pence, MI, 29/20, $98; Christopher P. Stucky, Gillette, 29/20, $85; (minor), Gillette, 30/20, $85; (minor), Beulah, 30/20, $85; Cheryl J. Rideout, Wamsutter, 31/20, $85; Kasandra D. Johnson,...

 

Descendants of Wyoming POWs invited to anniversary dedication

Descendants of the Wyoming prisoners of war whose lives were lost during World War II when a Japanese freighter was sunk are invited to an event honoring the nine men in Riverton next month. The dedication will honor the 75th anniversary of the sinki...

 

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