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 By Grace Moore    News    March 4, 2021 

Town hall set to move into MTC building

Moorcroft’s council has finally set a date to have the offices of clerk/treasurer, public works and police as well as the council chambers moved to their new secure facilities in the Moorcroft Town...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 4, 2021 

Council prioritizes three goals

Moorcroft’s council came together in a four hour workshop Saturday morning to discuss progress of the large projects with which the town is currently dealing, including the lagoon upgrade, landfill...

 
 By Jeron Smith    News    March 4, 2021 

Picking up the pace

RCS completed the concrete pouring for the inverts on the inside walls on both the east and west contact chambers of the lagoon on Monday and are nearing completion for the rip rap install around...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Veterans assistance available

A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout February. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

State Briefs

Three UW students killed in accident LARAMIE (WNE) — Three University of Wyoming students were killed in a two-car collision that took place on Saturday, Feb. 27, on the Colorado side of Highway 287.  According to Colorado Trooper Josh Lewis, the...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Moorcroft Police Report

On February 22, police were contacted regarding a missing juvenile. All officers, along with Fire, EMS and WHP were called to assist in searching for the missing juvenile. One officer went to the residence to speak with the parent of the missing...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    March 4, 2021 

Bill would regulate power grid for reliability

CASPER — A new piece of legislation could give coal-fired power plants a lifeline. Filed on Friday in Wyoming’s Legislature, House Bill 155 would require state regulators to consider how a coal or natural gas power plant closure could affect...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 25, 2021

Plow plan questioned by residents

With the onslaught of several inches of the frozen flurries, snow removal is once again an issue for the consideration of the Moorcroft Town Council. The discussion became heated Monday night as sever...

 

County clerk offers inside look at elections

In response to ongoing national suspicions about the integrity of America’s elections, County Clerk Linda Fritz is inviting all interested citizens to take a behind-the-scenes look at how elections are conducted in Wyoming, including the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 25, 2021

Pump issue frustrates council

In the summer of 2019, a new well and water tank were installed in Pine Haven for the betterment of the existing population and in anticipation of future growth. As the tank was built and raised...

 
 By Jeron Smith    News    February 25, 2021

Warmer weather restarts work at lagoon

On Friday, RCS poured concrete for both the East and West contact chamber walls. After curing, they will begin stripping the forms for the walls at the end of the week. They continue to work on the...

 

State Briefs

Man killed Monday in Grand Teton National Park avalanche JACKSON (WNE) – A man was killed in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park on Monday, authorities said. Matthew Brien, 33, of Jackson and originally from Pennsylvania, was buried in the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 18, 2021

Donning a different hat

Moorcroft Council members donned a different hat Monday night to come together as the municipal planning board until they can reestablish that committee. This was deemed necessary to answer two specific questions from individuals who are in the...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 18, 2021

Family Violence faces hard times

There are currently four individuals from Pine Haven who are receiving assistance from Crook County Family Violence, according to executive director Sandy Stevens, who attended last Tuesday night’s...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 18, 2021

Coming out of the cold

As Crook County and the surrounding area finally escapes the clutches of the bitterly cold temperatures of the last two weeks that originated at the Arctic, the subsequent 0-20 above of this week...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 18, 2021

Mayor reappoints committees

Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar reappointed the same council members for the standing committees as sat on them last year, adding new councilman Austin Smith to the vacated seats at the meeting of the...

 

State Briefs

Snowboarder dies at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort JACKSON (WNE) — A snowboarder was found dead in a tree well Monday morning at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The Virginia man, Daniel Tatum, 27, was visiting the Tetons with friends, resort...

 

Devils Tower seeks public input on improving employee housing

The National Park Service (NPS) seeks feedback on a project to upgrade substandard employee housing in the monument. The existing six-unit, single-story building was built in 1961 as part of the NPS Mission 66 program – an initiative launched...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 11, 2021

Moorcroft prepares to go it alone on landfill

The future of the landfill has long been a concern for not only Moorcroft, but also for the surrounding communities and county residents who take advantage of the lower prices and convenience of a local repository. However, at last week’s meeting...

 

Winter chill keeps everyone indoors

With an average wind chill of -21 this weekend, the flags were about the only activity to be found outside in Moorcroft. Dog walkers and pedestrians were scarce as snow continued to fall and wind...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 11, 2021

PD unveils dash cam upgrade

The dash cameras Moorcroft’s police department has used for the last several years were sadly out of date and in need of an upgrade, according to Police Chief Bill Bryant. Bryant explored his...

 

Smith sworn in

Austin Smith, lifetime resident of Moorcroft, was sworn into office at Monday night’s meeting of the council. Smith replaces elected Paul Gallegos, who resigned before taking office last...

 

State Briefs

Cody resident detains burglary suspect CODY (WNE) — Jumping over neighborhood fences as he chased the auto burglary suspect, Cody resident Colton Johannsen, 20, was not willing to let the man go despite the late-night hour and winter’s chill....

 

Commissioners to form solid waste committee

A solid waste district is not on the cards as a means to solve the county’s issues with trash, but the commissioners are still willing to explore the available options. A committee will be formed to more fully investigate what possibilities exist...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    February 11, 2021

National Elk Refuge feed trucks rumble on

JACKSON — The daily morning feeding of 7,000 or so wapiti on the National Elk Refuge began for the winter on Wednesday, after animals started to get antsy as the grasses they graze on waned. Biologists use a criteria of 300 pounds of grass and...

 

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