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  • New Arrival

    May 23, 2024

    Dan and Tori Cocharo of Crook County are the proud parents of a baby girl born at 8:44 p.m. on May 9, 2024, weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces and 18 inches long. This is the couple's first child. She has been named Abigail Susanna Cocharo. Paternal grandparents are Laurie and Dee Zimmerschied of Crook County. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Natalie Wheeler of West Point, MS. She also joins uncle, Scott Cocharo and cousin, Brandon Cocharo of Englewood, Colorado and great grandparents, Rick and...

  • Card of Thanks

    May 2, 2024

    Our Thanks Many thanks to the firefighters from all across Crook County and our neighbors who successfully fought the Lytle Fire on August 26 and 27 despite high winds and rough terrain. Their valiant efforts minimized the spread of the fire and saved homes, outbuildings, and livestock. We are so very grateful to each and every one of you who helped in any way. Charlie and Teri Anderson Jace and Stephanie Badia...

  • Correction:

    Mar 28, 2024

    The cost of implementing the GPS system is $2000 per year....

  • Card of Thanks

    Feb 22, 2024

    Our Thanks February 19-23 marks Wyoming School Board Appreciation Week! Crook County School District #1 seizes this moment to express heartfelt gratitude to our local school board for their outstanding dedication to our students, staff and communities. Our school board members selflessly invest their time and energy to ensure that our 1228 students receive the highest standard of education possible. We are deeply appreciative of their tireless efforts. These volunteer leaders shoulder the responsibility of formulating school district policies,...

  • Cards of Thanks

    Feb 1, 2024

    Our Thanks The Hulett Blessings in a Backpack program would like to thank the entire Crook County community for everything they do to support our program. Support came in the form of monetary donations, food, toys and gift cards. The 27 kids in Hulett and their families were able to enjoy these gifts during the holiday season this year. Thank you to PREC Foundation, Sundance State Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Summit National Bank, Neiman Enterprises, the Hulett Lions Club, the Governor’s Residence Foundation supporting the Shop with a Cop program a...

  • Cards of Thanks

    Jan 25, 2024

    Thank You Thank you to everyone that sent cards, called and attended my birthday party! Lots of wonderful friends. It was a great day! Minnie Williams Our Thanks The family of Ed Sisson would like to thank everyone, whether you kept us in your thoughts and prayers, sent a lovely arrangement, provided delicious food, sent a card, gave a memorial donation or helped out in any way. Your loving kindness brought us a lot of comfort, it is greatly appreciated. Carol Lee Sisson, Mark’s family, Dwayne’s family, Les’s family...

  • Card of Thanks

    Nov 30, 2023

    Our Thanks Thank you, Crook County! Thank you to everyone who called, sent cards or attended Luke’s memorial. And thank you to those that have kept us in their prayers. The sorrow of Luke’s passing will be felt by many for a long time. We are grateful to have so many friends we consider extended family to lean on during this difficult time. Your love, compassion and generosity is something we didn’t know we would ever need to lean on but this community was right there for us. Thank you. Please continue to pray for us. With sincere grati...

  • Early deadline

    Nov 16, 2023

    Due to an early printing schedule the week of Thanksgiving, deadline for all news and advertising for the November 23 issue of the Moorcroft Leader will be noon on Monday, November 20....

  • CORRECTION:

    Sep 28, 2023

    The picture of Moorcroft’s interim fire chief Jeff Holberg shaking hands with Mayor Ben Glenn on the front page of last week’s Moorcroft Leader was not taken by Grace Moore, but by Councilman Dale Petersen....

  • Cards of Thanks

    Aug 17, 2023

    Our Thanks Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce and Jubilee Days committee would like to express their thanks to the following organizations, businesses and people who helped make Jubilee Days 2023 so successful: Moorcroft Library, JB King, Moorcroft Town Hall, Justin and Ashley Huether, Moorcroft Rodeo Club, Texas Trail Cruisers, West Texas Trail Museum, MHS National Honor Society, MHS Volleyball, MHS Wrestling, Moorcroft Volunteer Fire Department, American Legion Auxiliary, MJ Productions, Keyho...

  • Cards of Thanks

    Aug 3, 2023

    Our Thanks A very special thank you to all of the customers of Cassidy’s Seed & Feed. We have appreciated all of your business for the past 38 years. As you may have heard, it is with bittersweet feelings that we have sold our business to Clint and Liz Schneider dba Bearlodge Ag Supply (283-2469). It’s time for us to turn the reins over to a younger couple and retire to do a few things at home. We sincerely hope you will continue to support them as you have done for us in the past. We will truly miss all of you and being able to fill your lives...

  • Early deadlines

    Aug 3, 2023

    We are on an early printing schedule due to Rally week. Deadline for the August 10 Wyoming Pioneer will be noon on Friday, August 4. Deadline for the Sundance Times and Moorcroft Leader will be noon on Monday, August 7....

  • Correction:

    Jun 29, 2023

    The new plates apply to any light trailer that weighs 1000 lbs. or less, not trailers weighing less than 1000 lbs. WYDOT sent out a correction to their press release after last week’s papers had gone to press....

  • Early Deadlines

    Jun 22, 2023

    Due to the Independence Day holiday, deadline for all news and advertising for the July 6 Moorcroft Leader will be end of day Thurs., June 29. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!...

  • Early Deadlines

    Jun 22, 2023

    Due to the Independence Day holiday, deadline for all news and advertising for the July 6 Moorcroft Leader will be end of day Thurs., June 29. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!...

  • Card of Thanks

    May 11, 2023

    Our Thanks We would like to thank those who attended and supported the Crook County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner and Fundraiser. We are grateful for our event speaker Congresswoman Harriet Hageman, the comments delivered by Secretary of State Chuck Gray, and the attendance of so many elected officials from around the state. We appreciate Justin and Myla Mills, auctioneer service, and Chef Michael Dean Coronato for making this a success. Live auction donors: Albert and Mae Neiman Memorial, African Wild Safaris, Blakeman Propane, Black...

  • Card of Thanks

    Apr 20, 2023

    Thank You The Northeast Wyoming Chapter of the Muley Fanatic Foundation would like to thank everyone who attended our fundraising banquet on March 25. It was another successful event. We’d especially like to thank the following for their sponsorship and donations: Brian and KaiAnn Holt, C&A Meats, Deb Puckett, Holt Realty, Jerry Oster, Sundance Hardware & Sporting Goods, Sundance State Bank, Absaroka Valley Ammunition, Mark Hughes of Hughes Law Office, Blakeman Propane, Powder River Energy, Pinnacle Bank, White Construction, Trudy Durfee, Jill...

  • Correction

    Feb 16, 2023

    On page 8 of last week’s issue, in the third paragraph of the continuation of the article “Rumors”, the mentioned copies of documents were not of complaints from the mayor, but NEWWA’s Kelly Lang, who provided council copies of letters from parents of young children who attended this annual picnic, saying that at no time did they hear any swearing or foul language over the microphones....

  • Clarification

    Jan 26, 2023

    On page 7 of last week’s Moorcroft Leader, in the article “Bike raffle for new park…” clarification has been requested. The grant, of which the original source for the story spoke, has been abandoned by council. “We had the option to,” recreation board liaison Kristy Speed later explained, “[but] due to the stipulations, we chose not to do it.” The board had received $30,000 in their 2022/2023 budget to build this park and Sharon Coleman is raffling the bicycle and scooters under her own initiative to donate all proceeds to the recreation boar...

  • Card of Thanks

    Jan 12, 2023

    Thank You I am grateful to the constituents of Crook County for your confidence in me as I served as Clerk of District Court for the past 28 years. I have been blessed during this time in the Courts to work with some incredible staff, attorneys, judges, fellow Clerks of District Court and of course the public. They have taught me so much and I will miss interacting with them on a daily basis. My life is richer because of my time at the Clerk of District Court’s office and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to serve the county t...

  • Clarification

    Dec 22, 2022

    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 approves said plans. This information was not correct. According to a spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Quality, the person who drew up the plans is now an employee of the water division and has had no part in reviewing the plans, having placed another engineer in charge of that task to avo...

  • Card of Thanks

    Dec 15, 2022

    Blessings in a Backpack would like to thank everyone for the donations to our program this year. Donations were received from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming Governors Residence Foundation, Wyoming Hunger Initiative, Powder River Energy Foundation, Neiman Enterprises, INC., Sundance State Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Summit National Bank, Hulett Lions Club, Hulett Student Counci and Jeff and Reneé Carrier. Also, thank you to the Corner Market for providing a box to collect food items, and their...

  • Correction

    Nov 24, 2022

    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 District. Also, Jesse Connally was identified in paragraph seven as an ambulance board member, who spoke to the reason for the situation, but Connally is not a board member and the spokesperson was Denene Humphries....

  • Card of Thanks

    Oct 20, 2022

    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, stamps, cards, phone calls, visits, food, prayers and hugs after Joe’s passing. A very special Thanks to the Pinnacle Bank for the meal and the special help serving. Thanks for all the food that was carried into the Moorcroft Community Center for you kindness. A True Celebration of wonderful mem...

  • Clarification

    Oct 20, 2022

    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 fact, a water line, not a sewer line....

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