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Articles from the October 19, 2023 edition


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  • Fundraiser event to support family during cancer battle

    Oct 19, 2023

    Friends and family of Jeri Jespersen-Gibson will be hosting a benefit dinner this weekend to raise money to assist her fight against cancer. Jespersen-Gibson was in remission for four years, but must now travel to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to once again battle the cancer. The event will take place at the Upton Community Center from 5 to 10 p.m., with a steak dinner offered from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will also include live music, a cash bar and an auction. The money raised will help Jeri and her family during her... Full story

  • Council baffled by abandoned house mystery

    Grace Moore|Oct 19, 2023

    Moorcroft’s council is attempting, once again, to address the abandoned trailer houses and buildings in town, this time with attention directed to a specific residence on North Powder River Avenue. After accomplishing the removal of the abandoned and wrecked trailer across the street from this property, the town is working to have this singlewide removed and the lot cleaned up. The trailer has not been occupied for around 15 years and the owner is willing to give the structure to whomever would...

  • West Texas Trail Museum purchases more land

    Oct 19, 2023

    The offer of $1500 for the lot-and-a-half north of the West Texas Trail Museum on North Big Horn Avenue was formally accepted by Moorcroft’s council after a public hearing was closed with no discussion from the floor during the first October meeting of the governing body. The property was recently appraised at $16,000; however, in answer to the required proof of benefit to the economic development of the town of this decision, Mayor Ben Glenn said, “In my opinion, I do believe it will help the town because it will create a little better mus...

  • Moorcroft revisits policy on water meters for mobile home parks

    Grace Moore|Oct 19, 2023

    A workshop will be held at Moorcroft’s town hall Monday night, October 23, at 6 p.m., to discuss the viability of the town purchasing water meters for individual rental units within the mobile home parks as well as the apartment buildings that have not already complied with the suggestion. The town is again considering the possibility of buying and installing water meters to cover each apartment and mobile home tenement in Moorcroft and billing the property owners for the site-specific costs. This issue has been reiterated through the years a... Full story

  • Pine Haven looks at smoking in public

    Grace Moore|Oct 19, 2023

    Pine Haven is exploring the possible advantages of creating an ordinance governing smoking in public areas, including town parks and streets. According to Mayor Karla Brandenburg, a resident had spoken with Councilwoman Emily Smith on the matter. "She had been asked to bring to the council the question of passing a non-smoking ordinance for any public place in Pine Haven, like many towns have passed," Brandenburg says. This idea is still in question mode: what would the ordinance look like and...

  • Ralph Lewis Johnston, Jr.

    Oct 19, 2023

    Ralph Lewis Johnston, Jr., age 78, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, formerly of Dennison, passed into the arms of our loving God on September 17, 2023 at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota. Ralph was born on April 17, 1945 in Northfield to Ralph and Jeanette (Duncan) Johnston. He graduated from Randolph High School class of 1963. After graduation, he entered the Army Reserve, training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He spent his working career in the glass container industry, working in... Full story

  • Moorcroft Municipal Court

    Oct 19, 2023

    Speeding – Kyoko Ando, Alexandria, VA, 44/30, $130; Dung N. Dau, Plainview, NY, 44/30, $188; Anton M. Ganson, Excelsior, MN, 44/30, $188; Roy V. Hanson, Marion, IA, 44/30, $188; Jonathan D. Rising, Ocala, FL, 44/30, $188; Caitlin L. McCann, Manasquan, NJ, 44/30, $188; Anthony Lasky, Brick, NJ, 62/30, $354; Zachary R. Nelson, Snoqualmie, WA, 44/30, $188; Dale C. Ehle, Viroqua, WI, 44/30, $188; Louis M. Boyd, Lexington, IL, 44/30, $188; Edward L. Ellis, Sun City, CA, 44/30, $188; Yanina E. Davic, Oceanside, CA, 44/30, $188; Megan L. Smith, G...

  • Circuit Court

    Oct 19, 2023

    Speeding – Laura Gail Mellish, Soquel, CA, 25/20, $60; Austin Drew Burch, Moorcroft, WY, 40/30, $100; Steve Q. Locke, Cicero, IL, 50/30, $220; Luke G. Topp, Crab Orchard, NE, 67/45, $180; Kasey Jo Stroud, Upton, WY, 68/50, $100; Oluwaseyi Ogundumila, Minot, ND, 77/65, $174; Lindsey Clark, Willow Grove, PA, 87/65, $170; Scott Dorothy, Newcastle, WY, 80/70, $105; Phyllip Thomas, New London, CT, 84/70, $130; Jerald D. Roberts, Pine Haven, WY, 95/70, $185; Brian Vollmer, West Fargo, ND, 84/75, $103; Mike Feldermann, Galena, IL, 87/75, $120; K...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Oct 19, 2023

    Oct. 9 – Three VIN checks. Two citizen assists. Traffic stop. Citizen dispute. Animal complaint. Welfare check. Motorist assist. Runaway juvenile. Business check. Oct. 10 – Four VIN checks. Three business checks. Traffic stop. Burglary. Oct. 11 – Four VIN checks. Three business checks. Traffic hazard. Citizen assist. Accident. Fingerprints. Motorist assist. EMS page. Oct. 12 – VIN check. Paper service. Seven Traffic stops. Business checks. Two suspicious circumstances. Citizen assist. Traffic complaint. Accident. Assist to Hulett Police....

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Oct 19, 2023

    Women in stable condition following severe crash JACKSON (WNE) — Three women are rebounding after their SUV was hit Sunday afternoon by a tanker truck hauling milk near Munger Mountain Elementary School on Highway 89. State trooper Andy Jackson said the driver of the Suburban, 63-year-old Big Piney resident Patricia Berndt, was life-flighted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after the 4:17 p.m. crash. The hospital told him that Berndt sustained serious injuries but was in stable condition Monday morning. The two other women in the c...

  • Real estate scams target sales and rentals

    Carol Ryczek, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 19, 2023

    LARAMIE — Stephanie Fortman had a gut feeling about a sale of some land near Laramie. Something wasn’t right. The seller told her he was building a house and wanted to sell the property quickly, below market value, to finance his new home. “Quickly,” Fortman, an associate broker at Mountain Valley Properties said. “That’s a word I learned — quickly.” The reason for the speed, she eventually discovered, is that the seller was trying to profit from selling a piece of property he didn’t own. In the absence of concrete evidence, Fortman moved ahe...

  • County proposes updates to minor subdivision rules

    Sarah Pridgeon|Oct 19, 2023

    The county commission will be hosting a public hearing on December 5 at 2 p.m. regarding some updates and amendments to its minor subdivision rules and the bylaws that apply to its planning and zoning commission. Should the updates to the subdivision rules be approved, the Crook County Commissioners will now have the authority to approve the covenants drafted for new subdivisions. The minimum size of an allowable lot, tract or parcel has been reduced from five acres to 2.5 acres. The updated rules would increase the size of a cul-de-sac at the...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Oct 19, 2023

    Miss Lacey will be hosting Halloween Parties on Wednesday October 25 during Storytime (10 a.m.) and Afterschool Program (4 p.m.) Attendees are welcome to wear costumes for these events. Join us for fun and food! Library staff will be leading an adult craft on October 26. We will be making fall decor that can be used as a table centerpiece for all your fall events. We are using some unexpected crafting techniques for this class. Call or stop by to reserve your spot today. Library staff will have a scavenger hunt on Halloween, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m...

  • MIC Community to host Candlelight Service of Remembrance

    Oct 19, 2023

    Your friends of the Moorcroft Interfaith Community invite you to attend a very special Community Candlelight Service of Remembrance to help you and your family face cope with the holidays after the loss of a loved one, whether recent or in the past. It will also help us to understand that the community shares and supports us in our experience as we go through this season of grief. The service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 12 at the Moorcroft Town Center Library, 101 S. Belle Fourche Ave. This is a beautifully inspiring and uplifting...

  • Commercial sewer rates under scrutiny

    Grace Moore|Oct 19, 2023

    Commercial properties in Pine Haven may be seeing an adjustment in sewer rates in the coming months. The council has been reviewing existing business rates, which have been equal to residential rates for many years, causing a possible funding discrepancy. An increase has been suggested to guarantee maintenance and improvements, ensuring reliable service in the future, according to Mayor Karla Brandenburg. A base rate of $20, which will include the first 1000 gallons and $6 for every subsequent 1000 gallons, will be voted on by resolution in...

  • Wolves run at NE Powder River Conference Championships

    Mary Hunter|Oct 19, 2023

    Receiving All Conference honors, Marcus James finished in second place with the time of 18:53.02 in the 1A/2A Northeast Powder River Conference Championship high school boys 5000-meter race in Newcastle last weekend. Mikhail Reich took second place in the junior high school boys conference 3000-meter race with 10:35.75. In the junior high girls 3000-meter race, Rachel Burris earned sixth place, with a time of 12:55.36; Audrey Greathouse took 17th with 13:55.74; and Morning Barnum made 21st,...

  • MHS Scoreboard

    Oct 19, 2023

    Football Moorcroft – 6, Wright – 34 Volleyball Moorcroft – 0, Glenrock – 3 Moorcroft – 0, Newcastle – 3...

  • Warrants

    Oct 19, 2023

    Crook County School District #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 OCTOBER 16TH, 2023 IN HULETT, WYOMING. To Whom Paid Purpose of Expenditure Amount General Fund 21 ELECTRIC Repairs $9,982.49 A & B WELDING SUPPLY CO INC Supplies $2,060.51 ACCELERATE LEARNING Curriculum $535.78 ADP LEMCO INCORPORATED Replacement Table Tops $1,698.00 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES Supplies $8,088.73 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES... Full story

  • Abandoned Vehicle

    Oct 19, 2023

    NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE The following vehicle will be sold at 8 a.m. on 11-06-2023 at 28 Heritage Ln, Moorcroft, Crook County, Wyoming, to-wit: A 2008 Ford F-350, WY license plate number 53080 VIN# 1FTWW31R68EBB6619. Titled in the name of Tanner Kezar. The seller claims $18,234.98 for expense of removal, preservation, custody, storage and sale. The vehicle shall be sold to the highest bidder who pays in a form acceptable to the Seller. Seller: Willard Bishop PO BOX 680, Moorcroft WY 82721 307-299-2039 Publish: October 19 and 26,... Full story

  • Bid

    Oct 19, 2023

    WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Wyoming Department of Transportation will receive bids uploaded to the Public Purchase website, until 11:00 A.M., Mountain Time on November 15, 2023, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for FURNISHING JANITORIAL MAINTENANCE AT THE MOORCROFT REST AREA. A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Inspection will be held at 10:30 A.M., Mountain Time on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at the Moorcroft Rest Area located at 604 Highway 51, Moorcroft, Wyoming. Only bids received on Wyoming... Full story

  • Meeting

    Oct 19, 2023

    Meeting Change The Crook County Museum District October board meeting has a time and date change. Meeting will be on October 23 at 5 p.m., at the conference room in Old Stoney Business and Cultural Center. Publish: October 19, 2023... Full story

  • Meeting

    Oct 19, 2023

    Meeting Notice The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on October 26, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank meeting room. The meeting will also be hosted via Teams webinar. Join the meeting at the link below: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/3e9c8dab-b3c5-4588-b3e5-1b3967b968ae@f1f73db4-4d69-4e07-8652-10c57c1f3e50 Publish: October 19, 2023... Full story

  • Settlement

    Oct 19, 2023

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of November 2023, final settlement will be made by Crook County School District No. 1, for and on account of a contract with Scott Brothers Electric for the SHS theatre lighting and sound upgrade. The above work having been completed and accepted according to the plans and specifications of West Plains Engineering, Inc., and the above date being the 41st day after the first publication of this notice, the said Contractor will be... Full story

  • Settlement

    Oct 19, 2023

    Final Acceptance Crook County, Wyoming Dust Mitigation Project Notice of Final Acceptance To all persons, corporations or firms who have any claim for work done for or any materials furnished to Dustbusters, Inc. at PO Box 15, Evanston, WY 82931 for the Crook County Dust Suppression Project, located in Crook County, Wyoming. You are hereby notified that Crook County has accepted as completed, according to plans and specifications and rules set forth in the Agreement between the County and the aforementioned Contractor, the work in connection... Full story

  • Settlement

    Oct 19, 2023

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of November 2023, final settlement will be made by Crook County School District No. 1, for and on account of a contract with Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning for the Gym Air Quality Project. The above work having been completed and accepted according to the plans and specifications of Mechanical Design Works, and the above date being the 41st day after the first publication of this notice, the said Contractor will be... Full story

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