Articles from the October 5, 2023 edition

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Homecoming 2023

Moorcroft's secondary students were dressed in green and white with smiles and laughter as they decorated floats and loaded candy last Thursday afternoon for the Wolves' Homecoming Parade. As the...

 By Grace Moore    News    October 5, 2023

MIC plans food pantry move

With the determination of Moorcroft’s council to eventually move town hall to the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC), which will necessitate moving the food pantry from the building, the Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MIC) has been pursuing an alternativ...

 By Grace Moore    Sports    October 5, 2023

Rage plans spring start for baseball

In May, Rage team manager and spokesman Travis Arney approached the Moorcroft Council requesting permission to call Moorcroft home and was approved with the understanding that the group would be...


Loren King

Loren King, 89, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 21, 2023. A graveside service was Friday, September 29, 2023, at Greenwood Cemetary in Upton, Wyoming. Loren Ivan King was born on March 13, 1934, in Thornton,... Full story


Frances Cooper

Funeral service for Frances Cooper was held Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at Church at the Barn 2 W. McKenzie Road, Gillette with Mike Morrison officiating. Interment followed at the Moorcroft Cemetery. Frances Arline (McGurn) Cooper, age 91 of...

 By Benjy Hamm    Opinion    October 5, 2023

Americans depend on newspapers to stay informed about their communities

Nearly 220 million American adults turn to their local newspapers regularly for news and information they need to stay informed, feel more connected to their neighbors and improve their lives and...


Wyoming News Briefs

Ft. Washakie man charged with embezzling funds for guns, furniture LANDER (WNE) — A federal grand jury has charged Logan James Savage, Fort Washakie, with five counts of wire fraud and one count of embezzlement, alleging he used a company credit...

 By Hannah Shields    News    October 5, 2023

Homeowners speak in favor of a new property tax system, lawmakers move to draft new bill

CHEYENNE — Members of the Joint Revenue Committee moved to draft legislation during their Monday meeting that would amend the state constitution and implement an acquisition value property tax system in Wyoming. An acquisition value property tax...

 By Noah Zahn    News    October 5, 2023

How Wyoming is faring in the labor shortage

CHEYENNE — Over the past few years, the labor market has undergone major changes and has ultimately led to a labor shortage across the country. Even if every unemployed person in the country found a job, there would still be around 3.5 million...


NEWWA Fishing Tourney draws 39 teams

NEWWA hosted 39 teams at their annual fall fish tournament last weekend at Keyhole State Park and Pine Haven.  Local spokesperson and co-organizer Sharon Coleman said of the event, "This was the...


Card of Thanks

Our Thanks Our family wants to apologize for not doing this sooner, but life got in the way. We want to thank John Dunbar, Allen Cowardin, Pat and Dave Rentsch for all the kindness they showed the day of Larry’s passing. Also, the Hulett Ambulance... Full story


Lady Wolves take on the Eagles in Homecoming matchup

Over the weekend, Junior Varsity and Varsity had their Homecoming games. On Friday, JV played against Bighorn and took it to three sets, winning the first set, 27-25 and losing the two other sets, 16-...


Homecoming football

The Wolves fought a tough game last Friday. Two players were injured during the Homecoming game but are healing up now in hopes of finishing the season.  Lingle-Fort Laramie bested the Moorcroft...


Bills headed into playoffs

The 5th/6th grade Moorcroft/Rozet Bills had their final regular season game Sept. 26. They ended the regular season with one loss, their very first game, a one-point loss. However, they didn't let tha...



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (SALE OF PROPERTY) Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Moorcroft, County of Crook, State of Wyoming, will hold a public hearing in accordance with W.S.§15-1-112(b) regarding the sale of real property... Full story



PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Black Hills Wyoming Gas, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHWG) for authority to pass on a wholesale gas cost decrease of $0.1104 per therm for non-Choice Gas... Full story



Meeting Notice The annual meeting of the Crook County Senior Services, Inc. Board will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the Moorcroft Senior Center. Publish: October 5, 2023... Full story



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2023 COMMUNITY FACILITY REHABILIATION GRANTAPPLICATION FOR THE MOORCROFT TOWN CENTER BUILDING REHABILITATION PROJECT The Wyoming Business Council is seeking grant applications from counties, incorporated cities, towns, joint... Full story



Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmembers Dale Petersen, Austin Smith and Heidi Humpal Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider,... Full story

 By Grace Moore    News    October 5, 2023

C-Bar continues progress

Pine Haven Mayor Karla Brandenburg, along with Public Works Director Sean Glasser and HDR Engineering’s Heath Turbiville met via conference call with KO Construction owner Kelly Lang and Freedom Holdings’ Greg Cottrell to keep abreast of...


Moorcroft Police

Sept. 18-24 On September 19, police and DFS conducted a welfare check on an elderly man who needed assistance. EMS transported the man to the hospital to be treated for health conditions. Nothing further. On September 20, police were called to...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Benjamin Ingram, Ellettsville, IN, 86/75, $115; Jose Antonia Saldaha Jr., Seabrook, TX, 45/30, $100; Avigail Rudnick, Saint Louis Park, MN, 85/75, $105; Jennie R. Lacomb, Boca Raton, FL, 25/20, $60; Keeton Rosales, Belle Fourche, SD,...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 25 – Eight VIN checks. Accident. Fingerprints. Two motorist assists. Livestock. Information. Citizen dispute. Fraud. Gun call. Sept. 26 – Seven VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Two paper services. Two business checks. Two welfare checks....


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