Articles from the November 24, 2022 edition

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 By Grace Moore    News    November 24, 2022

Town revisits MTC plans

Plans for the Moorcroft Town Center have not yet been put in motion regarding an answer to whether the Town Hall will move to the building or even what parts of it will remain standing, despite a number of public meetings, feasibility studies,...

 By Grace Moore    News    November 24, 2022

Slash and burn

Pine Haven burned the slash pile south of the maintenance shop Sunday with five firemen on site to ensure a clean and safe burn of the approximately 14-foot high, 25-30-foot wide and nearly 60-foot...

 By Grace Moore    News    November 24, 2022

Dirt work continues at the cemetery

Fencing of the new periphery of the cemetery is anticipated to be completed by December or January by FenceTech, of Sundance, according to Public Works Director Cory Allison, taking into account the weather. However, Allison recently spoke to a...


Seasonal crafting

The Pine Haven Recreation Board celebrated the season Saturday with an ornament-making party at the community center. Kids, young and with a few more miles, enjoyed a warm and fun time with cupcakes...


Larry Lee Fowlkes

Bibs, smiles and a big heart was Larry Lee Fowlkes, 65, of Mona, Wyoming. He passed away in the comfort of his own home on November 18, 2022. Larry was born on October 19, 1957, in Casper, Wyoming, to Robert Lee Fowlkes and Wilfreda... Full story


George Champ Steele

George Champ Steele, age 70, died in the arms of his wife on November 12, 2022 in Gillette, Wyoming, after a courageous battle with cancer. George was born December 16, 1951 to Edwin and Edna Steele in Sundance, Wyoming. He graduated from Sundance... Full story


David Allen Reynolds

David Allen Reynolds passed away peacefully in his sleep November 3, 2022. Dave was born November 25, 1930 at Hemingford, Nebraska, to Albert Charles and Grace (Watson) Reynolds. The family moved to Moorcroft, Wyoming, when he was seven years old... Full story


Veterans' assistance available

A State of Wyoming veterans’ service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout December. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss...



On the front page of last week’s issue of The Moorcroft Leader, in the second paragraph of the story “Surprise bill scrambles budget”, the bill in question is not from Campbell County Memorial Hospital, but Crook County Medical Services... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs

Grants awarded to support social and emotional learning in Wyoming CHEYENNE (WNE) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Caring Foundation announced this week it awarded nearly $25,000 in grants to schools across Wyoming to support social and...


Legislators snag leadership roles

Continuing the recent tradition of punching above its weight, the small county of Crook can once again boast that both of its legislators hold positions of leadership in the Wyoming State...


Artist of the Month

Pam Johnson stopped by the Moorcroft Senior Center before traffic began arriving for the food distribution last Thursday, for which she volunteers, to show off a few of her creations. Johnson sews...


Youth Library News

Story time is every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., geared toward preschool age children, however everyone is welcome. Kids Paint class is once a month, on a Friday, participants must sign up, please call the library at 307-756-3232 for details. Afters...


How to cook a turkey

By Mrs. Fechtig’s Kindergarten Class Eston Swaney – You buy a turkey at the store. Take it home and cut it up. Put salt and pepper on it and cook it on the grill for 30 minutes at 10 degrees. You will know when it is done because it will be brown...


Football All Conference

Kyler Smith, Chaz Dewey and Dane Connally....


Wolves carry victory into holiday

The junior high Lady Wolves faced the Hulett Red Devils last Tuesday, losing 8-11. Sixth grader Tallie Thomas stepped up and filled a starting role due to others being out sick and she played with such heart and hustle the entire time she was in....


Circuit Court

Speeding – Chanda Snook, Gillette, WY, 77/65, $120; Michael Jepson, Olympia, WA, 96/75, $165; Geoffrey Hoyt, Lead, SD, 79/70, $103; Stephanie Barrientos, Devils Tower, WY, 81/65, $140; Brandon Berry, Rapid City, SD, 86/80, $97; Taranvir Ghuman,...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 14 – Traffic accident with damage. Animal bite. Business checks. House watch. Fingerprints. Patient transfer. Traffic complaint. Six VIN checks. Nov. 15 – Two traffic accidents with damage. Animal complaint. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol....


Public Service Commission

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... Full story



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... Full story


County Roads




PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, November 15, 2022 9:00 o’clock a.m. Present for the special meeting were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, via conference call, Vice-Chairwoman... Full story


Purcell named dispatcher of the year

Crook County's own Jennifer Purcell has been honored with the Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year award from the Wyoming chapter of APCO International. Purcell has worked within the county's...


Work continues on C Bar Estates

Mayor Karla Brandenburg shares a short update on the road work through the C Bar Estates development as winter continues to encroach. "The weather has slowed down the progress on the roads for C Bar,...


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