Articles from the October 20, 2022 edition

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Citizens of the year revealed at banquet

On October 14, the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the citizens of Moorcroft at the 14th Annual Chamber Banquet. Guests participated in a murder mystery dinner set at the Underwood Wine...

 By Grace Moore    News    October 20, 2022

Seniors concerned about center funds

Over the Hill Gang spokesman Suzette Edwards took the floor at Tuesday night's meeting of Pine Haven's town council regarding the moving of $6375 from their account to the community center account....

 By Grace Moore    News    October 20, 2022

Advocate questions Wyoming property tax rules

In 1989, Wyoming legislators changed the state constitution, allowing property taxes to be governed not by assessed value, but by fair market value, thus ensuring a steady revenue in a largely...


Card of Thanks

Thank You The Family of Joe Graham would like to give a Special Thank You to all the family, friends and neighbors for all the kind words, support, Love and Hugs throughout Joe’s life. Thank you all for your acts of kindness with Memorial money,... Full story


Clell Richard "Dick" Claar

Clell Richard "Dick" Claar, 75, of Moorcroft, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Dick was born on September 22, 1947 to Clell R and Evelyn (Kimsey) Varner in Alameda, CA. He graduated high school in Aurora, CO. After high school, he... Full story


Michael "Mike" Dean Cranston

Michael "Mike" Dean Cranston, 70, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away on October 15, 2022, in his home after a recent diagnosis and furious battle with cancer. Mike was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, to Earl "Gene" and Wyoma Cranston on June 18, 1952.... Full story


Wesley A. Huckins

Wesley A. Huckins, 77 of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away quietly on Friday, October, 14, 2022 at the Legacy Rehabilitation Center of Gillette, Wyoming, after a long fight following two bouts with COVID-19, strokes and other medical problems. Wesley was... Full story


Pine Haven slash piles under threat

Recently, an individual from Pine Ridge was intercepted as they attempted to dump yard waste from their property onto the Pine Haven slash pile. Public Works Director Sunny Schell reports that this is not the only incident; others have been found...



Regarding the story “Line leak compromises road in Pine Haven” on the front page of last week’s edition of Moorcroft Leader, Pine Haven Mayor Karla Brandenburg has clarified that the pipe which had been ruptured beneath Elm Street, was, in... Full story


Pine Haven resident arrested for THC possession

Julie Ann Cox of Pine Haven faces felony possession charges after THC was allegedly found in her residence when a Crook County Sheriff’s deputy made contact in reference to a warrant for her arrest. On September 28, the deputy was sent to a Pine...


Moorcroft Police Report

On October 10, police were called to assist someone who had locked their keys in their vehicle. Officer was able to gain access for the owner. On October 10, police were notified of a wrong way driver on I-90. Officer responded to the area of the...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Gerald Baker, Safety Harbor, FL, 88/70, $150; Katherine E. Painter, Moorcroft, WY, 89/75, $130; Chase Miller, Torrington, WY, 85/70, $135; Keeden Hammon, Ellsworth Afb, SD, 93/75, $150; Robert Greenwood, Nashville, TN, 85/70, $135;...


Fall has arrived

Passing this quiet unassuming vehicle and the protective tree nearby on Riley Avenue, in Moorcroft, one can almost hear the gleeful chuckles as the leaves flutter innocently before all is still...


Community help needed for Haunted House

To continue the tradition of the Haunted House during Treat Street, the Moorcroft K-8 Parent Action Committee needs your help. We are looking for older teens and adults to help set-up and decorate the evenings of October 25-29. We also need help...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    October 20, 2022

Liquor license bills move forward

CHEYENNE — Both liquor license bills considered Thursday by the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee advanced to the next stage of the approval process.  Committee members were responsible in...


Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming Weed and Pest Council partners with IMAGINE   SHERIDAN (WNE) — For more than a century, cheatgrass has plagued native wildlife across the western United States. The invasive weed poses many threats; the most concerning is that it fuels wil...

 By Grace Moore    Social    October 20, 2022

Artist of the Month Suzette Edwards

Edwards moved her works carefully to a better spot for the light to show the detail of the wood in the south room of the senior center. As she placed a small "flower", she explained the process that...

 By Mary Hunter    Sports    October 20, 2022

Cross country team heading to state

It's been a busy season for the cross country team. On September 16, the Wolves attended the Michelle Ludwig Invite in Sheridan. In the varsity boys race, Marcus James ran an impressive 5K with the time of 18:28.40. In the varsity girls race,...


Wolves step up

The athletes all did very well this weekend; we are so close to getting everything put together. We had a lot of young guys step up and play their butts off.  Dane Connally had an outstanding day on the offensive side of the ball as well as in his...


Wolves fight to block out breast cancer

Our annual Block Out Breast Cancer fundraiser was a success. We faced Newcastle at home and raised money for the breast cancer foundation by raising money for each block we received, as well as...


Sample Ballots

Publish: October 20, 2022... Full story


Ballot Proposition

NOTICE OF CROOK COUNTY BALLOT PROPOSITION TO BE ON THE NOVEMBER 8, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT “Shall Crook County be authorized to renew a lodging tax at a rate of two percent (2%) upon the sales price paid for sleeping accommodations for guests... Full story



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Fred M. Devish and... Full story


Last Day to Register

NOTICE October 24, 2022 is the last day to register to vote in the General Election to be held November 8, 2022. You may register at the County Clerk’s office or City Hall. You will be able to register at the polls on Election Day. When you are... Full story



PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Amended Application of Black Hills Wyoming Gas, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHWG or the Company) to establish a total purchased gas cost rate of $0.8446 per therm,... Full story


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