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 By Grace Moore    News    November 21, 2019 

No deal

After extensive discussion, adding the current town hall building into a sale package deal with the lots further up the street has been vetoed by the council. “If we don’t have a specific...

 

Service of Remembrance

The Service of Remembrance hosted by the Moorcroft Interfaith Community helped almost 70 neighbors and friends find a moment of solace amidst their grief Sunday evening as they conducted the first of...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 21, 2019 

CCFV funds approved

Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services executive director Sandy Stevens approached the Pine Haven Town Council last Tuesday night seeking their annual contract for services contribution for the 2020 fiscal year of $1200. To show...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 21, 2019 

Former VFW lot for sale

Moorcroft has, after some ado, received clear title to and title insurance on the former VFW property on South Big Horn Avenue. They have subsequently decided to put the property up for bid with a reserve of $75,000 and a deed restriction ensuring...

 

State Briefs

Man charged with murder in discovery of body CODY (WNE) — Former Cody resident and convicted felon Joseph Underwood is now facing multiple charges, including first degree murder, in Laramie County related to a homicide investigation. In addition,...

 

CORRECTION

Due to a poorly coordinated attempt at keyboard acrobatics, the end of the Harvest Feastival article in last week’s issue did not appear on the page. For this reason, we are reprinting the full story for you this week: This year’s annual Harvest...

 
 By Marci Allison    News    November 21, 2019 

Wolves' football awards banquet

The 2019 Moorcroft Junior High and High School football banquet and awards ceremony was held Tuesday night in the high school gymnasium. A nice meal was provided along with a slide show by Kellie Alli...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 14, 2019

Legion hosts Veteran Dinner

On a cold Monday evening, The American Legion Post #25 and Legion Auxiliary unit #25 hosted their annual Veterans Dinner commemorating the veterans who have served their country in tribulation and war. Post 25 Commander Tim Wattenberg and Auxiliary...

 

Moskee acquisition nears public comment period

A state land acquisition that would return part of the Moskee to public ownership may finally be coming to fruition. Originally given the blessing of the State Board of Land Commissioners more than three years ago, the 4714-acres of scenic canyon...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 14, 2019

Success for Harvest Feastival in new location

This year’s annual Harvest Feastival, sponsored by the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce, was visited by over 80 guests at the new venue in the MTC and hosted more than 16 soups with accruements....

 

First annual candlelight service of remembrance

Your friends of the Moorcroft Interfaith Community invite you to attend a very special Candlelight Service of Remembrance to help you and your family face and cope with the holidays after the loss of a loved one, whether recent or in the past.  It...

 

State Briefs

Man accused of setting up camera in women’s bathroom POWELL (WNE) — A Powell man is alleged to have set up a camera in the women’s bathroom at his former Powell workplace, capturing images of four of his female co-workers in states of...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On November 5, police were contacted by Department of Family Services in reference to a child abuse claim. Officer arrived and met with DFS and the children in question. Investigation is continuing on this case. On November 5, police were contacted...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 4 - Two VIN checks. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for conceal carry permit. Detention Deputy did a prisoner transport. Detention deputy booked in one subject. Deputy did a business check. Deputy took possession of some found property ...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Rooney J. Kercher, Gillette, 38/30, $96; Maloy Poor, Alva, 60/45, $120; Kyler L. Hardee, TX, 65/50, $85; Robert C. Cummings, Devils Tower, 76/65, $100; Carrillo J. Miranda, WA, 88/75, $110; (minor), UT, 90/75, $120; Shawn D. Kuhn,...

 

Forest Christmas tree tags available

Christmas Tree tags will be available Nov. 12 through Dec. 24 at Forest Service offices in western South Dakota and northeast Wyoming.  The Black Hills National Forest is also excited to continue the Fourth Grade Free Christmas Tree Program again...

 

Dedicated service

Jeff Garman is presented with a certificate for his 40 years of dedicated service by Crook County by Chairman Kelly Dennis and Road & Bridge Superintendent Morgan Ellsbury....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 7, 2019

Local landing

The Pine Haven first responders, including the volunteer fire department and EMS, attended a Life Flight training exercise last Saturday morning. Fire chief Bob Rudichar explains why this class is...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 7, 2019

Plow fund low this winter

Residents may notice the absence this winter of weekend snow plowing on the municipal streets. Due to the tightening of Moorcroft’s 2018/2019 fiscal belt, the budget for plowing has been squeezed a bit as well. Despite the issue of whether people...

 

State Briefs

Body found near in Park Co., murder suspect arrested POWELL (WNE) — A hunter stumbled upon a woman’s body about halfway between Cody and Meeteetse on Saturday afternoon — and authorities say she appears to have been the victim of a homicide. A...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    November 7, 2019

Legislators review alcohol tax increase

CASPER — State lawmakers are considering a slight tax increase on alcohol sales in Wyoming in an effort to raise nearly $2 million in funding for treatment programs across the state.  The proposed tax increase – which would be the state’s...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    November 7, 2019

Lawmakers to consider Medicaid expansion again

CHEYENNE — Medicaid expansion could be back up for debate in the Wyoming Legislature’s 2020 session, as lawmakers will consider a bill to expand the program during a Joint Revenue Interim Committee meeting in just over a week. Though initially...

 

Myers selected as Interpretation and Education Program Manager of Devils Tower National Monument

Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski announces the selection of Nickolos “Nick” Myers as Interpretation and Education Program Manager of Devils Tower National Monument. He started work on October 17. “We are thrilled to welcome Nick to the...

 

Pine Haven celebrates Halloween

Pine Haven celebrated Halloween with style Thursday night with the fun centralized around one block. Sarah Lewis of the Pine Haven Recreation Board and associate Jenny Chatfield entertained around 35...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On October 28, police were contacted to assist an elderly gentleman who had fallen down onto the ground and couldn’t get back up. Officer arrived at the residence and helped the man back up and onto his couch. No injuries seen or reported. Officer...

 

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