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 By Grace Moore    News    September 17, 2020 

Lagoon project begins

Ordinance 3-2020 was read for the third and final time and subsequently adopted at Monday night’s meeting of the Moorcroft Town Council. This municipal law is the final step in releasing the RDF...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 17, 2020 

Councilman resigns

When Moorcroft’s council came together Monday night, Councilman Owen Mathews, who has been absent a number of times over the last two years due to a change of personal circumstances, sent in a letter of resignation, which was approved. Election...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 17, 2020 

Positive reports for council

Public Works and the volunteer fire department were the only town departments with reports to give at last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Pine Haven Council. DEQ recently inspected Pine Haven’s sanitation system, according to Public Works Directo...

 

"Over the Hill Gang" open new center

Pine Haven citizens saw the official opening of their own senior center last Wednesday, celebrating with a lunch of barbecued brisket and sides that was prepared off site and served in the dining...

 

11th Annual Heritage Round-Up

West Texas Trail Museum (WTTM), in conjunction with the Moorcroft Historical Society (MHS), held their 11th Annual Heritage Round Up at West Texas Trail Museum on Saturday, September 12. For my first Heritage Round Up, I think it was a notable...

 

State Briefs

Woman sentenced to probation in embezzlement from county GILLETTE (WNE) — The former employee who stole almost $40,000 in taxpayer money from the Campbell County Treasurer’s Office is serving a 30-day split sentence in county jail before being...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On September 8, police received a welfare check on a small child wearing a backpack walking toward Texas Trails Subdivision. Caller was worried something was wrong, or that the child was lost since school had just started and the child was walking aw...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Henry R. Hall, IL, 99/80, $155; Jerald Noreen, MN, 79/70, $103; Jason Bartz, CA, 88/80, $101; Lori Pilgrim, GA, 50/45, $65; Justin Jones, Moorcroft, 101/80, $165; Hanlin Tian, IL, 95/80, $135; William Warren Reed, TX, 54/45, $103; Cesar...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 31 – Six VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Traffic complaint. Civil assist. Fingerprints x 2. Suspicious person complaint. Domestic disturbance. Burglary. Assist Hulett Police. Two EMS pages. Two fire pages. Sept. 1 – Six VIN checks. Two...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 10, 2020

PINE HAVEN DAYS

This year, the Pine Haven Days Parade started with long time resident and chairperson of the ordinance committee for the town Chris Bingham as Grand Marshal, closely followed by Mayor John Cook....

 

Food pantry numbers rise

The Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MIC) released the numbers for their regular and Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile food pantries for the month of August, 2020. And numbers continue to go up as they see more new families coming in for food. ...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 10, 2020

Lincoln Day Dinner held at Moorcroft Town Center

The Crook County Republican Party hosted the Lincoln Dinner at the MTC Saturday evening with guest speaker former Ohio Congressman Bob McEwen. McEwen currently serves as CEO of the Council for...

 

Lusk 'freelance paleontologist' featured on Discovery Channel show

LUSK – Todd Hoelmer’s spot on Main Street is not a visible one.  The white structure looks like an abandoned garage at first glance. Step inside, and it still looks that way, thanks to remnants...

 

State Briefs

Yellowstone guide, blogger charged with 17 counts JACKSON (WNE) — A Yellowstone National Park law enforcement ranger has thrown the book at a blogger, guide and social media personality for alleged offenses ranging from disturbing a black bear to...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On August 31, police were contacted to assist in getting a call trap placed on a phone line for someone who was being harassed via their home phone. Officer assisted in getting the information to the phone company so they could do the trap. Nothing f...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Jacob A. Ellefson, WI, 92/70, $165; Claudiu Vidulescu, GA, 88/75, $125; Kelly Norris, NY, 89/75, $130; Joseph Wager, IL, 85/75, $105; Mitchell Phillips, ND, 75/70, $90; Michael Payne, NV, 79/65, $140; Kevin Mejia, NJ, 89/80, $103;...

 

Municipal Court for August 2020

Violations: Vicki L. Bonino, CA, Speeding 44/30, $70; Taylor Syvertson, ND, Speeding 44/30, $70; Gordon Cohoes, MI, Speeding 44/30, $70; Richard J. Henry, AR, Speeding 44/30, $70; Leanne A. Bye, MN, Speeding 44/30, $70; Ted A. Myers, MN, Speeding 34/...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 3, 2020

Rebuilding the wall

Glenn Construction was recently hired to rebuild the retaining wall along the west side of Moorcroft’s maintenance yard east of Westview Park. The rebuild includes the installation of three new...

 

State budget cuts finalized

The specifics of budget cuts that amount to a ten percent reduction in the state’s expenditures have now been formally announced, affecting the state’s agencies, boards and commissions alike. Governor Mark Gordon spoke to the reductions at a...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 3, 2020

Pick your hero for Pine Haven Days

Pine Haven Days will start this year a few minutes after 1 p.m. on September 6 with the parade, the theme of which honors heroes this year. The parade can be truly appreciated along Pine Haven Road so set up a chair or drop your tailgate and enjoy...

 

Community Needs Assessment in Crook County

ALIGN, in coordination with a local task force, is conducting a Community Needs Assessment in Crook County. Members of the local task force include representatives from the hospital, city/county government, library, school district and other local...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    September 3, 2020

NTEC lays off 80 previously furloughed Antelope mine workers

GILLETTE — When he got the call Thursday, Aaron McAllister was hopeful he’d be going back to work nearly three months after being furloughed from the Antelope coal mine. Instead, he got his severance package with the news that furloughs for...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    September 3, 2020

Lawmakers advance bills to help agribusinesses, meat processing facilities

CHEYENNE — Lawmakers advanced legislation Friday aiming to boost the state’s meat processing facilities and provide more financial relief to agriculture industries. But the ultimate call on whether to stand up such programs will be left to Gov....

 

State Briefs

Barnum gets nine to 13 years in prison for construction project cons  GILLETTE (WNE) — The man who conned people out of money for construction projects that he never completed faces a lengthy probationary period after he gets out of prison. Jason...

 

Finishing up

After breaking ground last Monday to lay a two-inch waterline along the north side of the Moorcroft cemetery in anticipation of a possible new build to the east in the not-too-distant future, public...

 

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