Articles from the December 22, 2022 edition

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After the storm

Last week saw roads closed and fog, snow and wind that affected visibility and forced school closures, with no unnecessary travel for a number of days. There are always the diehards, though; intrepid...


Tragedy hits rescue mission

Two local men perished during a search and rescue effort at Keyhole State Park that began on Thursday and continued until dusk on Sunday. Bruce Lang, 68, and Jason Otto, 48, both tragically lost...


Lighting up the night

Despite Winter Storm Diaz trying to rain...or rather snow...on our parade, Moorcroft Chamber of Commerce had a great turnout for the Parade of Lights. With the light poles down Big Horn Avenue...


Eric Orval Huseby

Eric Orval Huseby, 88 was born July 28, 1934 to Louis and Muriel Huseby on the Huseby Ranch. Eric passed away on December 13, 2022. Eric attended the country school here on the place through the eighth grade. Eric worked with his dad on the ranch... Full story


Bruce Lang

Funeral service for Bruce Lang will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2022 at Keyhole Country Club, Pine Haven, WY with Charlie Gulley and Gordon Harper officiating. Bruce Lang age 68, passed away December 15, 2022 at Keyhole Reservoir... Full story



In last week’s issue, in the article regarding the Knotty Pines subdivision, we quoted a member of the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department’s concerns that the person who drew up the site plans 13 years ago is now the head of the agency that... Full story

 By Grace Moore    News    December 22, 2022

Protecting first responders

The Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department has been vigorously updating and upgrading their personal protective gear and vehicles as well as bringing in more volunteers over the last couple of years. This endeavor is expensive and the department is...


Wyoming News Briefs

WyDOT cautions drivers about winter conditions SHERIDAN (WNE) — The Sheridan Police Department reported 38 motor vehicle accidents on city streets, not including hit and run accidents, between Dec. 1 and Dec. 15. Data for Dec. 8 was not available,...


Legislature to revisit ranked choice, crossover voting measures 

CASPER — In the upcoming legislative session, state lawmakers will again take up a slate of bills that aim to reform Wyoming’s elections and campaigns.  Some of the bills will be reruns of legislation that popped up in the past. Others, like...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Jesse Kropf, Ritter, OR, 81/75, $97; Camey Rae Gathman, Mandan, ND, 90/75, $135; Richard Summers, Nederland, TX, 88/80, $101; Rebecca Podio, Newcastle, WY, 82/70, $120; Ryan Remington, Rapid City, SD, 86/75, $115; Patrick Hoover,...


Crook County Sheriff

Dec. 12 – Four VIN checks. Business checks. Citizen assist. Gun call. Traffic hazard. Trespassing complaint. EMS page. Dec. 13 – Alarm. Assisted another agency. Business checks. EMS page. Dec. 14 – Traffic stop. Business check. Welfare check....


Kids christmas Party

Around 12 to 15 kids showed up to meet Santa at the Kids Christmas Party in Pine Haven. After visiting with the jolly fellow and his green friend, the Grinch, they picked a gift out, then decorated...

 By Grace Moore    News    December 22, 2022

Ruffled feathers over chicken ordinance

At the Pine Haven Council meeting, a possible ordinance that allows chickens in town was raised again by a couple of concerned citizens. According to town Clerk/Treasurer Barb Hardy, however, there is no such municipal law at this time. Town...


First Presbyterian Church Christmas Program

The kids of the First Presbyterian Church of Moorcroft had their Christmas Program Sunday, December 18. The star of the show was, as always, the live pony. "Ol Paint" acts like he's right at home...


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 the first Friday of every month. Participants must sign up, please call the library at 307-756-3232 for details....


Town Council

Town of Moorcroft Regular Meeting of the Council Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 Town Council Present: Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilmen Dale Petersen, Dusty Petz and Paul Smoot Absent: Councilman Austin Smith Town Representatives Present: Clerk/Treasurer... Full story



CALL for BIDS Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees is accepting sealed bids for the sale of the following surplus property: • 4x4 Lincoln Torchmate Plasma table with all attachments. This does not include the plasma cutter. There are... Full story


Santa's sneezes

As Santa’s big day approaches, medical experts are recommending caution – especially around members of your family and social circle who are more vulnerable to serious illness, such as infants and the elderly. An increase in contagious diseases...


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