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Articles from the September 24, 2020 edition

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 By Grace Moore    News    September 24, 2020

Lagoon project gets underway

RCS Construction started draining cell two of the lagoon on Monday for the long-awaited, DEQ-mandated project that will cost Moorcroft $4.9 million. About a year ago, the DEQ dealt the hard fact to... Full story

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 24, 2020

Noonan Park set to get facilities upgrade

According to Moorcroft Public Works Director Cory Allison, Glenn Construction came in with the lowest bid of $124,680 and plans to break ground for the new Noonan Park bathrooms the first part of...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 24, 2020

Moorcroft to resume push for regional landfill

Several years ago, the Town of Moorcroft was obliged to bury the pit at its landfill per the requirements of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Though the pit was situated in...

 

Tom Mahoney

Tom Mahoney, age 77 of Alva, Wyoming, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at the Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral arrangements are pending with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. When... Full story

 

Delores Mahoney

Delores Mahoney, age 77 of Alva, Wyoming, died Sunday, September 20, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, South... Full story

 

Rev. Stanley Cameron Cliver

Rev. Stanley Cameron Cliver, 96, Sundance, Wyoming, died September 9, 2020. Stanley was born August 28, 1924, to Benjamin and Elsie Cliver in St. Louis, Missouri. It was in St. Louis that he met his future wife, Marceline Blankenship. They were marri... Full story

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor: The current level of polarization in the United States is corrosive and destructive of personal relationships, essential political discourse and a cohesive social fabric. Fortunately, many organizations and individuals are focused on...

 

Alzada Cowboy Poetry cancelled

The 2020 Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show has been cancelled. The show has been held on the first Sunday of October for 30 years but, due to COVID concerns and other family events, the organizers felt it would be best not to have it in...

 

State Briefs

Gillette man faces five drug charges after 121 fentanyl pills found in home GILLETTE (WNE) – A stash of 121 fentanyl pills found in a home on Rohan Avenue in July — an amount described as “large” and “not indicative of a user quantity” by...

 

Library News

The Moorcroft Branch Library will have NEW HOURS, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our book clubs and kids’ after-school programs are still on hold. Story Hour is still going on in Robinson Park, 10 a.m. on Wednesday. FICTION Inherit the...

 

Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show

The 58th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show will be held Oct. 9 and 10 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, all youth...

 

School staff of the year

Teacher of the year finalist: Michelle Davis. Bonnie Ehresmann recognized by the first lady for going above and beyond in food services during COVID-19, and Shone Gray recognized by Wyoming...

 
 By Lacey Rasco    News    September 24, 2020

Youth Library News

New Arrivals! K-3 ABC I Like Me by Nancy Carlson, Diary of a Worm: Nat the Gnat by Lori Haskins Houran, Doo Good Together Scooby-Doo by Christianne Jones, Back to School with The Berenstain Bears by Stan & Jan Berenstain, Paw Patrol Puppy Dance...

 

Wolves fall to Tigers

On Friday evening, the 2-0 Moorcroft Wolves welcomed the 2-0 Lusk Tigers to town for a battle of the undefeated teams. The first quarter was a struggle for both teams as Lusk fumbled the ball on a...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mark F. Trump, UT, 84/65, $165; Melissa M. Leedom, AZ, 89/80, $88; Jonathan Crites, AZ, 87/75, $120; Carmen Rosenlund, WA, 81/75, $97; Derek Banocy, VA, 93/80, $125; Heather M. Kohrs, SD, 89/80, $55; Ryan Foy, Casper, 87/80, $99;...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 14 – Eight VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Two animal complaints. Removed animal carcass from highway. Two motorist assists. EMS page. Sept. 15 – Eight VIN checks. Paper Service. Traffic stop. Fingerprints for outside employment. Traffic...

 

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