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 By Grace Moore    News    December 2, 2021 

Committee formed for community center

More than a year ago, the Pine haven Community Center opened; at first only to community groups such as the seniors and other civic events. After the first year, though, the building has been rented...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 2, 2021 

PRECorp makes annual cost of power adjustments

Powder River Energy (PRECorp) has requested permission from the Public Service Commission to increase its Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) by $1,386,882 per annum, effective on January 1, to reflect a change in wholesale power costs. This would lead...

 

State Briefs

Gates no longer connected to Irma Lake Lodge CODY (WNE) — Billionaire Bill Gates is no longer connected to the Irma Lake Lodge, a South Fork ranch Buffalo Bill named after his oldest daughter back when he developed the property in 1895. The 752...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 2, 2021 

LTC visitation no longer limited

Despite a few local COVID-19 infections leading to stays at Crook County Memorial Hospital over recent days, visitation is still open for hospital inpatients at this time – and is no longer limited for visits to the long-term care unit. However,...

 

Vaccine mandate on pause

Wyoming joined a ten-state coalition to fight back against the federal rule that was to be imposed through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and would have required healthcare workers to be vaccinated. On Monday, Governor Mark...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On November 22, police were called to Dollar General for a report of possible shoplifting. Officer spoke with the manager and viewed the video footage. Officer was able to get a description of the vehicle and license plate number. Manager wanted the...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Kaylee Lessert, SD, 89/75, $130; Sukhvir Brar, CA, 111/80, $215; Guillermo Trevino, TX, 88/70, $150; Richard Craig McCauley, CA, 89/75, $130; Olivier P. Kanuty, FL, 65/45, $170; Eloise Bellingham, NY, 64/45, $155; Melba Marlin, OK,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 22 – VIN check. Four traffic stops. Two traffic complaints. Fingerprints for outside employment. Trespassing complaint. Motorist assist. Sundance business checks. House watches. Two EMS pages. Two fire pages. Nov. 23 – Eight VIN checks....

 

Off-track betting's gamble pays off – for now

GILLETTE — Since May, the historic horse racing machines at the Gillette locations of Wyoming Horse Racing and Wyoming Downs have been shut down, but they could soon be up and running again after a judge’s decision earlier this month. District...

 
 By Mary Steurer    News    December 2, 2021 

Relief money to boost higher ed

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon will allocate $27 million in federal relief money toward building up Wyoming’s higher education opportunities, his office announced Tuesday. The money draws on funds awarded to Wyoming through the American Rescue Plan...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 25, 2021

Low turnout expedites public hearings

Business conducted by Moorcroft’s council at the two public hearings and the regular meeting Monday night was quickly dispatched by a three-man quorum, including Mayor Pro-Tem Ben Glenn with Councilmen Paul Smoot and Dale Petersen. The first...

 

Kuhl changes plea

Mary Kuhl has changed her plea to “no contest” against a felony charge related to her conduct in office as county treasurer, from which she resigned in October. Kuhl originally pled “not guilty” to the felony charge of unauthorized use of...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 25, 2021

Breakfast for kids

Local Wyo Help case manager Elise Hanslip presented a check for $500 to the staff of the Moorcroft Branch Public Library last Thursday afternoon as part of the Hunger Initiative Program in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 25, 2021

Addition

Due to a miscommunication, last week’s issue of the Moorcroft Leader did not mention the veterans breakfast sponsored by the Moorcroft Senior Center and held at Donna’s Diner honoring local vets. The service of 24 local area veterans was...

 

State Briefs

More than 200 pounds of pot, THC wax seized in stop GILLETTE (WNE) — A random traffic stop south of town led to Sheriff’s deputies seizing more than 200 pounds of suspected marijuana and THC wax. A 43-year-old California man was arrested...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On November 15, police were called to Moorcroft K8 for a report of a minor in possession of an electronic cigarette. Officer went to the school and met with the principal and the minor. Minor was cited for Minor in Possession of Tobacco. Nothing...

 

Honoring heroes

On Veterans Day, the Moorcroft High School (MHS) and MK8 celebrated local military men and women, grandparents, parents and siblings, who have in a very real sense given their allegiance to the flag...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 18, 2021

Brandenburg picks up reins

The obvious distress of Pine Haven's council as they convened their regular Tuesday night meeting last week represented their respect for and friendship with Mayor John Cook, for whom all present...

 

State Briefs

Man convicted of aggravated assault sentenced to at least 30 years in prison  GILLETTE (WNE) — A 30-year-old Gillette man will spend 30 to 45 years in prison for beating another man over the head with a crowbar. The sentence for Brennan Thomas...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 18, 2021

Pine Haven fire ban lifted

After careful consideration and with approval from the fire department, Pine Haven has lifted the fire ban for open fires in town. However, those who want to have an open flame must follow ordinance, obtaining a permit from town hall, setting fires...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 11, 2021

Council talks safety, opens truck bids

With Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar gravely ill, the town’s regular Monday night council meeting was directed by Mayor Pro Tem Ben Glenn. Talking trash trucks Moorcroft has been holding onto two town-owned garbage trucks for the possible event of...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 11, 2021

New nurse practitioner joins Moorcroft clinic

Laura Richins has joined the team of dedicated medical professionals at the Moorcroft Clinic. This 41-year-old mother of four hails from Torrington, where she was as a registered nurse (RN) for eight years as she worked for her doctorate of nursing...

 

Library to host blockchain program

Tyler Lindholm will present the program “Blockchain Simplified” at Crook County Library in Sundance on Fri., Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. The program will focus on what blockchains are, how is Wyoming involved and what are the practical applications in our...

 

State Briefs

Woman charged in theft of opioids RIVERTON (WNE) — A Riverton woman is accused of stealing 1200 opioid pills from SageWest Health Care, where she worked in 2020.  Maria Peterson, born 1973, now is charged with three counts of felony drug...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 4, 2021

Fire warden determines arson

A call was received by Moorcroft police and fire department last Friday about a fire in a derelict house 220 Cheyenne Avenue at 3:50 p.m. A neighbor witnessed smoke coming from a basement window and...

 

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