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 By Grace Moore    News    May 26, 2022 

MOU change proposed for gym

Randy Gill addressed the Moorcroft council Monday evening regarding the Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) between the town and Moorcroft High School (MHS) for the school's use of the Moorcroft Town...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 26, 2022 

DEQ gives more options for landfill

The council touched again on the future of the Moorcroft landfill at the meeting on Monday night. HDR Engineering’s Heath Turbiville reported on two possible funding avenues that will be opening for application for landfill projects in the near...

 
 News    May 26, 2022 

Coffee Cup Fuel Stop updates infrastructure

Parking lot traffic has been interrupted periodically as pumps, canopy and, finally, tanks were removed from the west side of long-time local business Coffee Cup Fuel Stop over the last couple of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 26, 2022 

Moorcroft man sentenced for aggravated assault

A Moorcroft man will serve up to ten years for aggravated assault and battery after allegedly ramming a woman’s truck into a power pole. On April 17, 2020, a Moorcroft Police Officer was dispatched for a domestic violence call and advised that a...

 
 News    May 26, 2022 

State Briefs

Gillette woman, former CCH consultant, ordered to prison and $172K restitution GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette woman and former Campbell County Health public relations consultant, Alexa Kinney, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 26, 2022 

Vore Buffalo Jump to host open house

Just as the year's tourist season gets underway for the Vore Buffalo Jump, the historical site plans to invite members of the public to attend an open house event on June 4. Whether you've never had...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 19, 2022

Preliminary plat for C Bar approved

Pine Haven’s planning and zoning committee endorsed approval by the council of the C Bar Subdivision preliminary plat after a public hearing last week. However, with site concerns still to be addressed including street names, possible realignment...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

Candidates announce for state seats

Three local candidates have thrown their names in the hat for the upcoming elections, aiming to vie for Crook County’s two seats in the Wyoming State Legislature. Senator Ogden Driskill announced he will stand again for Senate District 1, saying...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 19, 2022

Teen Challenge makes an impact

Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper James Rose started the day with this advice to the assembled sophomores and freshmen from Moorcroft, Sundance and Hulett: "You'll get the most out of today if you are...

 

State Briefs

Deputies rescue drunk party goers CODY (WNE) — An evening gathering in Badger Basin resulted in a possible life-saving rescue by Park County deputies who’d spent almost five hours on the scene to ensure the many partygoers were OK. According to...

 

Library program focuses on small town perspectives

Crook County Library is hosting the program "Wyoming: Perspectives on a Small Town with Long Streets" by Dennis Davis on Fri., May 20 at the library meeting room in Sundance. The program will begin...

 

EMS Week

May 15-21 is the 47th annual celebration of EMS Week. EMS week is the time to learn and understand more about and honor those front-line heroes dedicated to providing emergency medicine care. In the years of 2020 and 2021, COVID–19 took the focus...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 12, 2022

Looking good

The Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) hosted their annual Spring Clean-up Day last Thursday with the much-appreciated muscle of Moorcroft High School students and faculty. The town allowed...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 12, 2022

Water project to be fast-tracked

HDR Engineering's water/waste water experts Noah Messick and Justin Stark presented the adjusted second phase of the Powder River Water Project at a work shop preceding Monday night's meeting. When...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 12, 2022

C Bar developers meet with citizens

The Pine Haven Planning and Zoning Committee entertained a public hearing Monday afternoon and with council in attendance amidst a full room, developers Greg Cottrell and Robert Chamberlin as well as...

 

State Briefs

Grizzly relocated to Sunlight area CODY (WNE) –   After consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on May 4. According to a G&F news release, the...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Bich Tran, Hesperia, CA, 90/75, $135; Vladislav Grishchenko, Snohomish, WA, 100/70, $210; Steven A. Turbiville, Spearfish, SD, 94/75, $205; Braden Yackley, Spearfish, SD, 55/30, $295; Edgardo Ruiz-Canseco, Gillette, WY, 91/80, $115;...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 5, 2022

Cemetery to be expanded

People have been laid to rest in the Moorcroft Cemetery since 1904 with the burial of Diamond Joe Thompson. With ever-increasing numbers of family and friends taking their places within this ten-acre...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 5, 2022

Bush appointed as Circuit Court Judge

Sticking close to home again when making his decision, Governor Mark Gordon has selected Crook County Deputy Attorney Lynda R. Bush as the Sixth Judicial District’s next Circuit Court Judge. “I want to thank Governor Gordon for the honor of this...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    May 5, 2022

Bighorn Forest examines stickers to solve camping issues

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest will soon act on dispersed camping solutions brought forward two years ago by the Big Horn Mountain Coalition Dispersed Camping Task Force. The suggestions — which range from requiring a dispersed camping...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

State Briefs

Man sentenced to 70 days in vehicular homicide SHERIDAN (WNE) — Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff sentenced Todd A. Kohler to 70 days in jail, one year of supervised probation and 230 hours of community service education on...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Moorcroft Police Report

On April 25, police were requested to do a welfare check on an individual. Officer made contact and spoke with the individual. No concerns, officer cleared. On April 26, a cell phone was found in the roadway between Town Hall and Dewey’s Place....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 28, 2022

Full speed ahead for C Bar Subdivision

Property owners Greg Cottrell and Robert Chamberlin, development engineer Chris Lovas of Lovas Engineering and realtor Pat Avery met with Pine Haven’s planning and zoning committee last week to present and discuss the preliminary plat of the C Bar...

 

In the aftermath

Roads and airports from Rapid City, SD westward through Wyoming closed as a spring blizzard hit Saturday and Crook County saw whiteout conditions. The snow may have impeded normal life for many, but...

 
 By Hannah Black    News    April 28, 2022

Parents, students criticize Laramie County School District #2 over blackmail case

CHEYENNE — Parents who say their daughters were victims in a blackmail case involving a Burns High School student say the school district has been slow to respond to the incident, keeping the student in classes and in extracurricular activities...

 

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