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Jackson receives high ranking in AARP Livability Index CHEYENNE (WNE) — AARP recently released its Livability Index, a list of the most livable communities in the country recently, with Jackson ranking in the top 10 in the nation for communities wi...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 19 – VIN check. Three business checks. Juvenile problem. Citizen assist. Theft. Suspicious circumstance. Feb. 20 – Eight VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Coroner call. Motorist assist. Suspicious...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Kurt Gilbert, Casper, WY, 90/80, $105; Emmi M. Johnson, Osseo, MN, 89/75, $130; Tad Michael Swaney, Rozet, WY, 100/80, $160; Johnathan Reske, Dickinson, ND, 79/70, $103; Steven Harless, Riverton, WY, 85/75, $105; Tylin Eixenberger,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 29, 2024 

Fires burn 1600 acres

Two wildfires that ignited on Sunday burned a combined estimated total of 1600 acres and required a sizeable response from firefighters around the county and beyond. In New Haven, a fire located on a...

 
 By Serena Buckner    News    February 29, 2024 

What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

March is National Reading Month! Reading is fun and has many benefits for everyone of all ages and most importantly, reading is essential to a good education and professional development. Reading can also have immediate and long-lasting health...

 

Retirement

Doug Leis receives a plaque to congratulate him on his retirement and thank him for his service as Crook County's Fire Warden at last week's annual fire meeting. As Leis's long-time friend and a...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 29, 2024 

First responders receive new equipment training

After being approved for the purchase of the ARGO amphibian rescue vehicle at the February meeting, ten members of the Pine Haven Fire Department participated in their first ice water class, keeping...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 22, 2024

Debate over director job role updates

Moorcroft’s council amended a number of job requirements for department heads at last week’s meeting, with differing reactions. Police Beginning with the police chief’s position, Bill Bryant will be required to be available for backup and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 22, 2024

Roberts takes Pine Haven council seat

New council member Tom Roberts and wife Emily have lived in Pine Haven for a few years and is in the process of selling his business, Pluggin' Along, in Gillette to fully retire. Roberts, who had always been active in his Gillette community as chair...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 22, 2024

Town gets rid of unused water meters

After a year of avoiding the unpopular issue of individual meters for the apartment building on North Little Horn Avenue, the council has chosen to remove the six meters that had been set in place to...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mace C. Schultz, Upton, WY, 90/75, $135; Sophie R. Schwebke, Sundance, WY, 79/70, $103; Nerlin Rivera Mendoza, Commerce City, CO, 90/75, $135 Stop Sign Violation – William L. Haynes 3rd, Moorcroft, WY, $140 Vehicle Off Road ...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 12 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. REDDI report. Citizen assist. Motorist assist. Fingerprints. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Two EMS pages. Fire page. Feb. 13 – Three VIN checks. Traffic stop. Property damage accident. MIP...

 

Moorcroft Police

On February 13, police assisted a vehicle owner who had locked their keys in their vehicle. On February 13, police responded to a report of shoplifting at Diehl’s Supermarket. On February 13, police assisted a vehicle owner who had locked their key...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Bill would OK $50M for lawsuits CASPER (WNE) — The Wyoming Legislature is considering a bill that would allocate $50 million for the purpose of litigating federal land-use policy.  The Senate Agriculture, State & Public Lands & Water Resources...

 
 By Vicki Hayman    News    February 22, 2024

UW Extension

It is important to pay attention to heart health all year long, and with February being Heart Health Month, now is a good time to establish a healthy eating plan. The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Following a...

 

PRB coal slips in 2023, expected to resume long-term decline

GILLETTE — Powder River Basin coal mines entered 2024 back on a downhill slope, as the long-term trajectory of Campbell County’s legacy industry resumed its decline following a two-year upswing in production. With an unexpected boost to coal...

 

Wyoming Hunger Initiative names new regional director in northeast region 

First Lady Jennie Gordon's Wyoming Hunger Initiative named Breean Waller as the new regional director for the northeast region of Wyoming defined as Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston counties. Regional Directors build and connect...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 22, 2024

KO works to resolve C-Bar issues

Lucas Lang, KO Construction's general foreman working on the C-Bar Estates after Swagger abandoned the site, describes the efforts KO are undertaking to correct previous work and put the project back...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 22, 2024

Talking trash

Moorcroft’s Public Works Director Cory Allison, addressed an issue with the town owned garbage receptacles at last week’s meeting of the town council. “We’re running out of garbage cans,” Allison reported the dilemma. The town has...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 15, 2024

Ranger recovery

At approximately 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, a male visiting from Colorado fell through the ice on the north shore of Keyhole Reservoir. District Lieutenant Brad Purcell, who was in charge of the si...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 15, 2024

Issues arise with C-Bar water testing

Pine Haven is experiencing issues with the water lines feeding the in-development C-Bar Estates. Recently, the lines were reported to the town as safe to be tested and opened and Mayor Karla Brandenburg advised Public Works Director Sean Glasser to...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 15, 2024

New tool for search and rescue

Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Chief TJ Gideon discussed an addition to the town's rescue vehicles at Friday's council workshop. The department received an anonymous donation of $20,000 after the tragic...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Katy S. McMillan, Billings, MT, 100/80, $160; Michael James Strahan, Sheridan, WY, 90/75, $135; Evan Carlson, Fairmont, MN, 75/65, $140; Antonio S. Giron, Gillette, WY, 90/75, $135; Ruben Littlehead, Lawrence, KS, 85/70, $135; (truck)...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Feb. 5 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Six traffic stops. Suspicious circumstance. Hit and run accident. Fingerprints. Business checks. EMS page. Fire page. Feb. 6 – Three VIN checks. Three paper service. Traffic stop. Fingerprints. Assist to...

 

Moorcroft Police

On January 30, police assisted EMS on an emergency call. On January 31, police took a report on a possible stolen or lost license plate. Plate was entered NCIC. On January 31, police were called to a possible domestic disturbance. Police arrived on...

 

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