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 By Grace Moore    News    March 14, 2019 

Garbage schedule to change

Western Waste Solutions will start gathering residential garbage throughout Moorcroft Friday morning, April 5. Residents are encouraged to take note of this change of scheduled pick up as Friday will be the day of garbage collection moving forward....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019 

County water study launches

he ball is now rolling on a water study that will investigate whether or not it is feasible to form a water district on the west side of Crook County with the ultimate goal of hooking on to Gillette’s Madison water system. The county commissioners...

 
 News    March 14, 2019 

State Briefs

Phishing scam creates headache in Albany courthouse LARAMIE (WNE) — Hope Quade, who oversees IT in the Albany County Courthouse, suggested to commissioners last week there needs to be mandatory training on internet safety for some county...

 
 News    March 14, 2019 

Crook County Sheriff's Office Blotter

Mar. 4 – Two VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Deputy investigated animal complaint. Deputy investigated a report of suspicious vehicle. Deputy assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol with two separate calls. Detention Deputy booked in subject. Mar. 5 ...

 
 News    March 14, 2019 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Bernardo J. Gonzales, NM, 89/80, $140; Allan L. Barth, MT, 78/70, $86; Britney L. Boyer, Pine Haven, 85/70, $120 Follow Too Closely – Damon D. Coulter, Gillette, $75 Violate Legal Weight (2001-4000) – Tarl J. Yundt, ND, $120;...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 14, 2019 

Bill tackles delinquent ad valorem payments

CHEYENNE – Counties seeking delinquent ad valorem taxes from bankrupt energy companies will automatically move to the front of the line of creditors seeking payment starting in 2021. This general session, the Wyoming Legislature passed Senate File...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 7, 2019

Solid waste proposal turned down

TDS, a solid waste management company out of Torrington, WY, was brought before the town council by former mayor Steve Sproul as an option for operating the landfill almost a year ago. The contract the company has been preparing for the last several...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 7, 2019

Pistol found near K-8 entrance

At approximately 6:30 p.m. last Friday, a .357 Magnum was found in the middle of South Little Horn Avenue near the entrance of the K-8 parking lot. The weapon had apparently fallen, breaking apart the wooden grips, before coming to rest, still in...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of February the Pantry provided assistance to over 98 people. This included nine new clients, 31 youth under the age of 18, and 25 persons over the age of 60. We also shared food with the Blessings program in Sundance, which...

 

State Briefs

Student pleads not guilty to attempted murder charges GILLETTE (WNE) — Dale Warner’s voice grew fainter Friday afternoon as the eighth-grader pleaded not guilty to nine counts of attempted first-degree murder in Gillette. The 14-year-old boy is...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 25 – Five VIN checks. Paper service. Deputy assisted motorist. Deputy assisted another agency. Deputy did welfare check. Feb. 26 – Three VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Paper service. Deputy assisted motorist. Deputy did welfare check....

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On February 27, police were called to the Moorcroft High School for a student who had been caught with alcohol and tobacco. Officer met with the student and staff at the Moorcroft High School, the student was cited for minor in possession of alcohol...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Keri K. Andrews, Sundance, 89/75, $115; Robert J. Loftus, SD, 89/80, $88; Bruce E. Kuenzel, SD, 79/70, $88; Stephanie J. McKown, Sundance, 88/75, $110; Juan Carlos Flores, TX, 88/80, $86; Jamie A. Howard, SD, 95/75, $145; Carol Lynn...

 

Municipal Court for February 2019

Violations: Claudia Shafer, OH, Speeding 43/30, $75; Ernie Jenerou, Upton, WY, Vicious Dog, $50; Edward Painter, Moorcroft, White Light to Rear, $50; Robyn Githui, MD, Speeding 44/30, $80; Benjamin Stratton, Speeding 26/20 – School Zone, $120;...

 

Two plows hit near Moorcroft

A second WYDOT snow plow has been struck by a truck while clearing snow on the interstate near Moorcroft. The plow was in the left-hand passing lane of the westbound lane of Interstate 90 at mile mark...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 28, 2019

Audit brings commendation

Deidre Budahl of Casey Peterson and Associates, Moorcroft's auditing firm, commended Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider and her office for the diligence shown in their efforts to do "a good job with...

 

Jackalope Jump changes date

Due to the most recent weather forecast the Keyhole Jackalope Jump has be rescheduled to Saturday, March 16. We like cold weather for our jumps but not so cold it is potentially unsafe for our jumpers. It will be held at the same time, same place,...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 28, 2019

Statewide lodging tax condemned by Senate

CHEYENNE – The Senate killed a bill to implement a statewide lodging tax on a final vote Monday after it was pulled from the consent list. It was just one of several bills aimed at broadening and diversifying the state’s revenue stream that...

 

State Briefs

Woman injured in well explosion EVANSTON (WNE) — Uinta County emergency crews responded to an explosion near Henry Fork Road, between County Road 283 and Lonetree, on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 23, at a building covering a well head at an oil...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 28, 2019

MHS graduate retires from Air Force

Senior Master Sergeant Mitchell C. Mellott retired after 20 years of service in the United States Air Force on February 8, 2019. Mellott graduated from Moorcroft High School 1998 and joined the Air...

 

Library News

Moorcroft Public Library has over 600 DVDs for your enjoyment. There are movies for all ages and interests. There are several different series to watch, so come on in and see what we have. We are showing the Longmire series at the Senior Center on...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Brandy N. Miller, SD, 55/45, $90; Russell J. Redinger, WA, 90/80, $90; Darren M. Anderson, Gillette, 86/75, $100; Joshua R. Wofford, Gillette, 77/70, $84; Evan S. Stoops, Gillette, 64/50, $115; Amelia R. Jensen, SD, 88/80, $86; David F....

 

Moorcroft Police Report

February 11 - 24 On February 11, police assisted a resident who had fallen when getting into their vehicle parked in their driveway. Officer helped the resident get into their vehicle after insuring they were not injured. Nothing further. On February...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 11 – Three VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Deputy investigated trespassing call. Feb. 12 – Two VIN checks. Paper service. Detention Deputy transported prisoner to clinic. Deputy assisted motorist. Deputy assisted Sundance Police Department...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 21, 2019

Council considers natural gas plans

ine Haven Mayor Bill Cunningham came into office with the intention of bringing natural gas to town and, with the assistance of Councilwoman Karla Brandenburg, has been gathering numbers to better...

 

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