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Articles from the November 9, 2023 edition


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  • Back to work

    Nov 9, 2023

    The Stop Work Order that curtailed all but the immediate installation of sewer lines in Pine Haven's C-Bar Estates development has been lifted as this work is nearing completion and KO Construction is ready to move to the next phase of development. On Tuesday, the crew was nearing the end of sewer installation and line integrity tests....

  • ARPA funding approved

    Grace Moore|Nov 9, 2023

    The State Land and Investment Board (SLIB) has awarded this year’s ARPA funding for capital projects to 18 applicants including Moorcroft’s Powder River Water Main (Phase II) and Pine Haven’s Glenn Vista Sewer Main. Both municipalities have been approved for the full amounts requested of $800,000 and $222,000 respectively. Moorcroft Mayor Ben Glenn was unavailable for comment, but Pine Haven Mayor Karla Brandenburg spoke about the next step and what this project means to the town, “This is to connect the last six lots on Vista Grand Drive t...

  • LOGOS invites you to celebrate Thanksgiving

    Nov 9, 2023

    As Thanksgiving nears and people consider everything for which they can give thanks, LOGOS cordially invites the Moorcroft area community to join the annual celebration of God’s many blessings. This years event takes place on Wednesday, November 15 with worship at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served downstairs, at 6:30 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring a guest and a side dish or salad to contribute to the table as everyone gives thanks to God for their children and community. E...

  • Fire department seeks help from a grant writer

    Grace Moroe|Nov 9, 2023

    Moorcroft's volunteer fire department has been diligently seeking grant funding to replace the Self Contained Breathing apparatus (SCBs) firefighters wear when they step around and into burning structures and vehicles. The town has spent money straight from the coffers over the last couple of years, buying six units as the department searched for assistance. About three years ago, the department began applying for federal moneys through the AFG funding, but each application has been rejected,...

  • Moorcroft Police

    Nov 9, 2023

    On November 2, police received a complaint from a parent who had found a pill inside of their child’s Halloween candy. Officer took possession of the pill and tested the substance numerous times all with negative results for narcotics. Officer contacted DCI who arrived and tested the substance also showing negative for narcotics. Nothing further at this time. On November 2, police were notified of an adult male following two teenage girls around the Coffee Cup during lunch time. Officer was able to obtain a license plate number and d...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Nov 9, 2023

    Oct. 30 – Five VIN checks. Paper service. Two traffic stops. Suicidal subject. Fingerprints. Citizen assist. Two assist other agency. Motorist assist. Two EMS pages. Oct. 31 – Five traffic stops. Four motorist assists. Two fraud calls. Project Lifesaver. Citizen assist. Gun call. Lockout. Two EMS calls. Nov. 1 – Five VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Animal complaint. Trespassing. Two welfare checks. Accident. Two motorist assists. Two business checks. Two EMS calls. Nov. 2 – VIN checks. Paper service. Three traffic stops. Welfare check. Four bu...

  • Circuit Court

    Nov 9, 2023

    Speeding – Edward Giles Painter, Moorcroft, WY, 39/30, $113; Clay Joseph Kraft, Gillette, WY, 68/50, $100; Sheila Kay Tryon, Gillette, WY, 80/70, $100; Cherokee Wright, Clinton, MO, 83/70, $125; Arkady Melkonian, Custer, SD, 89/70, $155; Peter Dostie, West Forks, ME, 89/75, $130; Levi Dwain Stoneking, Carlile, WY, 92/75, $145; Iram Pina Gonzalez, Anthony, NM, 88/80, $101; Charles Steven Dorsey, Bonne Terre, MO, 109/80, $215 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Paul Haaland, Coleharbor, ND, $140; Lee Otto, Grand Island, FL, $...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Nov 9, 2023

    Man caught with 1.5 pounds of meth and 1,000 fentanyl pills gets 12-20 years GILLETTE (WNE) — A man who police found with 1.5 pounds of meth and 1000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop in Gillette earlier this year has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Donnie L. Neice III, 53, received a 12- to 20-year sentence at his Oct. 10 sentencing hearing for each count of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl and possession with intent to deliver meth, set to run concurrently. Neice was a passenger in a car full of people that was p...

  • Harvest Feastival this weekend

    Nov 9, 2023

    As the country commemorates the sacrifices of its veterans, the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) celebrates local veterans at the 16th annual Harvest Feastival fundraiser on Saturday, November 11, starting at 3 p.m., at the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) gymnasium. Among the many fun challenges at this event is the presentation of several homemade soups to be sampled and upon which guests are encouraged to vote for Best Soup; a cupcake baking contest; a silent auction; and door prizes. Guests are encouraged to bring their pocketbooks as...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Nov 9, 2023

    We will be joining Moorcroft Elementary School for their Fall Into Reading Family Fun Night on Monday, November 13. They will have dinner and hallway activities from 5 to 5:45 p.m., a presentation and door prize drawing, 5:45 to 6 p.m. and fun activities in the pods from 6 to 7 p.m. We hope to see you there! Moorcroft Friends of the Library are fundraising to replace the computer stations in our Youth Services area. The computers are used by youth from Moorcroft and the surrounding area for both educational use and fun. We would love to...

  • All-State

    Nov 9, 2023

    Moorcroft's Marcus James was among student-athletes selected as 2023 Wyoming Coaches Association All-State Cross Country....

  • Lawmakers work to increase WYDOT revenue in face of $400M shortfall

    Hannah Shields, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 9, 2023

    CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Transportation faces a shortfall in revenue of around $400 million each year, and the state is digging through the couch to find ways to increase revenue with minimal consequences for commercial and residential drivers. The combination of commercial drivers, cross-country travelers and extreme weather conditions means constant upkeep for Wyoming’s interstate highways. WYDOT is responsible for administering and distributing gasoline, diesel and alternative fuel taxes in the state, with a significant por...

  • Gillette crime-spree suspect found competent to proceed

    Gillette News Record staff, Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 9, 2023

    GILLETTE (WNE) — A man accused of going on a crime spree throughout Gillette in which he allegedly stole several pickup trucks, drove into multiple buildings and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase has been found competent to proceed in court. Cody K. Fuger, 40, has been charged with 16 counts, including five felonies, ranging from destruction of property, theft, fleeing law enforcement and meth possession. District Judge Stuart S. Healy III found him competent to proceed in court at an Oct. 12 review hearing, based on the findings of a...

  • Cameras on collars give scientists intimate view of natural world

    Christine Peterson, WyoFile.com|Nov 9, 2023

    Viewers see a newborn moose calf struggling to stand mere seconds after it entered the world. The sun shines and the wind blows through a nearby pine tree. As the calf’s mother licks its back, cleaning amniotic fluid away from its fur, the newborn lifts its back legs and tumbles. It’s one of the most intimate moments a human can witness in the animal world. And researchers have a six-minute video taken not by a human, but by a small camera similar to a GoPro attached to the mother’s neck. “Watc...

  • PSC

    Nov 9, 2023

    PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice of the Application of Black Hills Wyoming Gas, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHWG or the Company) for authority to implement Wyoming Integrity Rider Rates. 1. BHWG is a public utility subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction. Wyo. Stat. §§ 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D), 37-2-112. 2. On October 30, 2023, BHWG filed its Application, together with testimony and exhibits, requesting authority to... Full story

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