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 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019 

Lagoon bid too high

Moorcroft’s lagoon is and has been in noncompliance with DEQ standards for many years, but the town has recently been granted funding from Wyoming Rural Development to upgrade the site with a few significant improvements, including more efficient...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019 

Pine Haven summer projects wrapping up

It was business as usual at the Pine Haven Town Council meeting last Tuesday evening as completion of summer projects was planned by Public Works and ongoing acquisition plans were approved for the departments of Fire and Emergency Medical Services...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019 

Town still seeking insurance reimbursement

In July, the booster pumps on the Madison water line were destroyed by a lightning strike that traveled along the electrical wiring to the machines. The town bought the needed replacement parts to a cost of around $16,000, according to Public Works...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 19, 2019 

Heritage Round-Up draws a crowd

All who attended the Heritage Round-Up at the West Texas Trail Museum Saturday evening can appreciate just how popular the annual fundraising event has become as this, their tenth anniversary, was lit...

 
 By Pam Jespersen    News    September 19, 2019 

Library News

Our project of new carpet is finished, and everything is back on the shelf. We changed some shelving, and added some. It made the small space more crowded, but helped to spread things out so you can find things. Come check it out. School is back in...

 

State Briefs

UW proposes increased investment in Sheridan, Casper centers SHERIDAN — A University of Wyoming official announced a university proposal to immediately invest roughly $560,000 into the Sheridan and Casper Wyoming Technology Business Centers during...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    September 19, 2019 

Crossover voting, voter ID bills killed

CASPER — Lawmakers on Monday defeated two controversial bills that would have had significant implications on Wyoming’s elections. The bills — one to eliminate the practice of crossover voting in primary elections, another to combat voter...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    September 19, 2019 

Former CEO sued over use of 'BeefChain' trademark

CASPER — A company co-owned by two Wyoming legislators is suing its former CEO over the use of a trademark attributed to the blockchain-based agricultural company they founded together.  In a complaint filed Aug. 30 in federal court, well-known...

 

Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show

The 57th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show will be held October 11 and 12 at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills that 4-Hers, youth,...

 

Be the hero, give blood

Vitalant Blood Services will be in Moorcroft on Thursday, September 26 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Blakeman Propane. People are invited to join them in their mission to save lives by donating blood. Blakeman Propane will be sponsoring a luncheon and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Cody man sentenced for Keyhole assault

Andrew Carl Buller of Cody, otherwise known as Andy StandingWolf, has been sentenced on charges of domestic battery, false imprisonment and interference with emergency calls following an incident at Keyhole State Park in January, 2018 during which...

 

Municipal Court for August

Violations: Scott B. Lemasters, FL, Speeding 44/30, $80; Leslie Patterson, Newcastle, WY, Speeding 44/30, $80; Tesla Merchen, Newcastle, WY, Speeding 44/30, $80; Chih Ta Fu, MI, Speeding 55/30, $135; Kenneth G. Kriech, SD, Speeding 44/30, $80;...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On September 11, police were contacted in reference to a possible attempted burglary at the Presbyterian Church. Officer responded and took photos of the damaged door. Nothing seemed to be missing from the church. On September 11, while leaving the...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Nicole F. Smith, CO, 28/20, $96; Don C. Pence, MI, 29/20, $98; Christopher P. Stucky, Gillette, 29/20, $85; (minor), Gillette, 30/20, $85; (minor), Beulah, 30/20, $85; Cheryl J. Rideout, Wamsutter, 31/20, $85; Kasandra D. Johnson,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Descendants of Wyoming POWs invited to anniversary dedication

Descendants of the Wyoming prisoners of war whose lives were lost during World War II when a Japanese freighter was sunk are invited to an event honoring the nine men in Riverton next month. The dedication will honor the 75th anniversary of the sinki...

 

Sewer project underway

Residents of Cheyenne and Powder River Avenues watched E&S Services over the last couple of weeks moving the gas lines from the alley between the two avenues to the front of their homes in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 12, 2019

A question of road ownership

Crook County School District #1 superintendent Mark Broderson has asked for assistance from the town to ascertain the ownership of Rail Road Street to the east of the finished Little Horn Avenue...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 12, 2019

Funds found for SLIB requirement

In 1994, the town completed the Moorcroft Water Supply Project; the loan associated with the job came with a restriction on the water reserve fund. The project has been paid off and the council needs to move that money to another restricted account...

 

Committee needed for 2020 census

The federal government will be performing its ten-year head count in 2020 and the U.S. Census Bureau has requested help to ensure as many people as possible consent to be included. County Clerk Linda Fritz has been tasked with forming a five-person...

 
 By Ed Mignery    News    September 12, 2019

An open invitation to Wyoming tree farm/forest stewardship field day

The Wyoming State Forestry Division located in Newcastle serves in an advisory capacity for assisting private landowners with timber land management planning and project supervision. As a vehicle to help educate, involve and assist private...

 

State Briefs

Sex offender moved to Wyoming to ‘fly under radar’ GILLETTE (WNE) — Prosecutors are recommending prison time for an Oregon sex offender who moved to Gillette more than a year ago to “fly under the radar” and take some college classes....

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On September 3, officer contacted a resident whose dogs were running loose in the area of Crook Street and Converse. Owner was advised of a complaint of the dogs charging toward another resident acting aggressively. Owner was also advised to get...

 

Fire season finally arrives

Surprising thought it may seem this close to cooler weather, Fire Warden Doug Leis would like the community to be aware that fire season may finally have arrived. Two small incidents last Wednesday afternoon could mark the beginning of a period durin...

 

Pine haven days

The community enjoyed events ranging from a pancake breakfast to a fish fry and the annual parade during this year’s Pine Haven Days on Saturday. Above, the parade included traditional transport....

 

State Briefs

Campbell Co. makes pitch for business court GILLETTE (WNE) — The state is currently looking for locations for a business court, and Campbell County Commissioners hope it will select Gillette. Campbell County Deputy County Attorney Carol Seeger...

 

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