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 By Grace Moore    News    January 23, 2020 

Ice rink to open soon

Pine Haven’s town council had few issues to address at last Tuesday night’s meeting with only three notable reports. Sunny Schell reported on the status of the ice rink that will be at the...

 

Moorcroft Historical Society membership drive

Since the 1980s, Moorcroft Historical Society (MHS) has sought to help preserve the history of Moorcroft and the surrounding area. Support for the West Texas Trail Museum comes in the means of funds raised primarily from memberships, donations,... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 23, 2020 

Stumbling pedestrian arrested on possession charges

A Douglas man has been charged with possession with intent to deliver after allegedly informing a police officer who had spotted him walking drunkenly through town that he was taking a bag of marijuana from one friend to another. On January 7, a Moor...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 13 – Traffic stop. Arrested subject on Crook County warrant. Booked in new inmate. Three requests for EMS. Two requests for fire department. Jan. 14 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Two traffic stops. Assisted Sundance Police Department...

 

State Briefs

Yellowstone visitation down in 2019 CODY (WNE) — While visitation to Yellowstone National Park still exceeded 4 million in 2019 that was the lowest number of attendees since 2014. The final total for last year was 4,020,287 compared to 2018’s...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 16, 2020

Council apologizes for perceived attack

Local company Cranston Electric was at the center of a discussion regarding the practice of charging for use of its truck at a recent town council meeting, with the council coming to the conclusion that Public Works Director Cory Allison would...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 16, 2020

Council hears concerns from town departments

At Monday’s meeting, the Moorcroft Council heard concerns from each of its departments. Police Moorcroft Chief of Police Doug “Red” Lundborg stated that will be retiring in May and has been actively seeking to hire a qualified officer for the... Full story

 

Saturday snowfall

Implements of removal have been pretty sedentary for the last few weeks, until a change back to more seasonable weather on Saturday ushered in a fresh coating of snow.... Full story

 

State Briefs

DA plans charges against woman who had 61 animals CASPER (WNE) — The Natrona County District Attorney’s office is planning to file charges against a Casper woman who had 61 animals removed from her home last week. “We’re looking into the...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 6 – Five VIN checks. Two paper services. Assist Moorcroft Police Department with suicidal female subject; transported to Gillette hospital. Fingerprints for outside employment. K-9 drug sniff. Request for EMS. Jan. 7 – Four VIN checks. Two i...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Larry J. Belton, NY, 91/80, $100; Hai N. Tran, SD, 85/75, $90; Jiang Bian, CO, 70/55, $120; Erin E. Goodart, Gillette, 88/75, $110; John D. Fennern, CO, 79/70, $88; Joshua A. Bell, TN, 77/65, $105; Michael C. Gordon, AL, 92/80, $105;...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 9, 2020

Fees spark comparison shopping

Cranston Electric has been the “go to” electrical company for the Moorcroft Public Works Director Cory Allison over the last few years “because they’re local”; however, Councilman Paul Smoot has questioned the company’s billing policies...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 9, 2020

High speed chase ends in drug seizure

A North Dakota man led law enforcement on an extended high speed chase on Sunday, reaching speeds well over 100 mph. The chase began when the suspect refused to exit his vehicle and ended with the discovery of a stash of marijuana that he appears to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 9, 2020

Sheriff's Office to enforce state laws on tobacco sales

The minimum age for purchasing tobacco anywhere in the United States was raised just before Christmas from 18 to 21. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet issued full guidance as to how t...

 

Local congregation to kick off grief support group

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. But now there is help. First Presbyterian Church of Moorcroft (100 S. Belle...

 

State Briefs

Riverton man extradited in 36-year-old murder RIVERTON (WNE) — A Riverton man indicted Sept. 23 on first-degree murder charges has been extradited to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he pleaded “not guilty” Dec. 12.  The murder case is 36 years old....

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Meghan L. Casey, SD, 83/70, $110; Tanner N. Tadra, CO, 88/75, $110; Leslie M. McKee, MT, 80/70, $90; Travis L. Andrews, GA, 79/70, $88; Demarcus A. Rhodes, CO, 84/70, $115; Jared D. Schiers, UT, 86/75, $100; Cody R. Kimsey, Moorcroft,...

 

Moorcroft Municipal Court

Speeding – Dexter R. Davis, CO, 44/30, $80; Kazuma Araki, CA, 55/30, $145; Theresa A. Wise, CO, 44/30, $80; Kade M. Salisbury, Riverton, 26/20 (School Zone), $120; Tyler Sonnega, Upton, 44/30, $80; Misty Leonard, Newcastle, 38/20 (School Zone),...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Dec. 30 – Five VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Paper service. Fingerprints done for conceal carry. Two inmates booked in detention facility. Welfare check. Report of child neglect. Fire was paged out two times. Dec. 31 – Six VIN checks. Six... Full story

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On December 17, police received a report of a male subject yelling and cussing at town employees over the phone and at a work site. Officer made contact with the individual regarding their behavior and advised them if they continued to bother or...

 

To get to the other side

It’s a cold winter morning and the sheep are more than willing to follow the feed truck as local rancher Dennis Williams and his crew move the flock across State Highway 14 to their west pasture....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 2, 2020

Plow plan still in question

Several years ago, the Moorcroft Town Council approved moving the accumulated snow to the center of the roadways in the Texas Trails subdivision for the benefit of the inhabitants, resident Bill... Full story

 
 By Grace Moore    News    January 2, 2020

Council considers bids for Powder River Water Project

HDR Engineering’s Heath Turbiville reported to the Moorcroft governing body on the bids received for the upcoming Powder River Water Project, which is the last large infrastructure project for which the town must pay in the immediate future. The...

 

Looking back at 2019

January As the year began, Dick Claar, who served as mayor of Moorcroft several years ago and had again been seated in that office, stood to swear his oath of office. Pine Haven called a special...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    January 2, 2020

Report shows sales up in Wyoming, though revenue concerns persist

CHEYENNE — A quarterly economic report released this week shows Wyoming saw an increase in overall sales this year, while Laramie County continued to see stable growth in its economy. Yet the report also provided an indication of the struggles...

 

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