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 News    July 2, 2020 

Waters Park gets a playground upgrade

Volunteers came together at the weekend to install new playground equipment at Waters Park in Pine Haven, saving money by doing the work themselves. Around 20 people joined the effort. For more about...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

Storms cause widespread outages

The week began with heavy storms across the region, strong enough to cause power outages throughout northeast Wyoming. On Sunday afternoon, severe thunderstorms hit Crook, Campbell and Weston Counties, causing around 4100 members of the Powder River...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

Outdoor visits now permitted at LTC

With the blessing of the state, family members will once again be able to visit their loved ones at the long term care facility within Crook County Memorial Hospital. However, those who would like to spend time with a resident should be aware that...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 2, 2020 

Council approves new playground equipment

Moorcroft Town Council has approved $41,996 for the purchase of a new slide set for Noonan Park and something similar for the gym set at Westview Park for Robinson. The funds will be taken from the bu... Full story

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

State Briefs

Armed man arrested after crashing into sheriff’s vehicle EVANSTON (WNE) — A tense and dangerous situation was resolved by Uinta County law enforcement without serious injury on Sunday, June 28, when an alleged intoxicated driver ran head-on into...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Young authors honored in annual writing contest

The Crook County Library Foundation sponsors the Mary Hadley Memorial Young Author’s Contest annually, in memory of local author Mary Hadley. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Mary grew up...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 25, 2020

Fire danger prompts firework restrictions

A grass fire started in the barrow ditch along McKean Road east of Pine Haven Monday morning. Two engines and six fire fighters from Pine Haven and Moorcroft responded to the call. Pine Haven Fire Chi...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 25, 2020

Beer garden a no-go for Jubilee

Recently, Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce President Neal Gray asked the Moorcroft Town Council permission to establish a beer garden during Jubilee, selling only malt beverages under a one-day state permit. He explained that the chamber is trying...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 25, 2020

Town still keen on county solid waste district

Moorcroft Mayor Dick Claar will conduct a walk through the municipal landfill Wednesday with a state inspector to determine the current health and future of the enterprise. Claar explained at Monday’s meeting of the town council his hope to see a...

 

LinkedIn Learning available to Wyomingites

Wyoming residents have access to new career development resources to help recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Linkedin Learning is supported by funding from the CARES Act via the Institute of Museum and Library...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 25, 2020

Lagoon project has yet to begin

RCS Construction, the company that was awarded the contract for Moorcroft’s lagoon project almost four months ago, has yet to begin work and is now saying it will start in September. This departure from including a start date in the agreement was...

 

State Briefs

Former Gillette man sentenced on game violations dating to 2003 GILLETTE (WNE) — A former Gillette resident must serve two months in jail and pay more than $50,000 in fines and restitution for big game violations dating back to 2003. Robert...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On June 15, police were notified of check fraud at a local business. Officer went to business and gathered all of the information pertaining to the fraud. On June 16, police were contacted by a resident requesting them to come to their home. Upon...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Cole G. Schroeder, Gillette, 64/50, $115; Luis R. Dominguez-Valenzuela, NM, 79/70, $88; Thomas A. Vanluvan, Sundance, 35/30, $75; Adam J. Rotstein, CA, 81/75, $82; Janelle L. Rafaele, MT, 54/45, $88; Zachary M. Tremblay, NJ, 60/55, $15;...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 12 – Nine VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Theft report. Business check Sand Creek Campgrounds. Motorist assist. Traffic hazard complaint. Subject booked into jail. EMS page. June 13 – Two VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Investigated call...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    June 25, 2020

Officials faced with 'structural decline' in coal

CASPER — Since peaking in 2008, coal production nationwide has been on a precipitous decline. Last year, U.S. production volumes reached their lowest since 1975, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Energy Information Administration....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 18, 2020

Beer garden in question

At a special meeting, lasting only five minutes, the Moorcroft Town council entertained the second reading of the 2020/2021 budget and held further discussion of the viability of a beer garden run by Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) at this...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 18, 2020

Budgeting on-call time

Police Chief Bill Bryant is facing his first departmental budget draft in a time of severe cuts, but with assistance from Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, he was better prepared when he sat with the council at a workshop Monday afternoon to discuss...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    June 18, 2020

Cruzing the valley

More than 20 participants arrived at Dewey’s Place in Moorcroft with the Cruz the Valley Rally Saturday morning, where they enjoyed a breakfast burrito before picking up their first ticket at...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Moorcroft man imprisoned on burglary conviction

Dewey Schoenewald of Moorcroft has been sentenced to up to ten years in prison for a burglary charge that relates to multiple break-ins alleged to have taken place in January. He will also serve up to ten years on theft charges from 2018, which had b...

 

State Briefs

No death penalty in Riverton shooting deathz RIVERTON (WNE) — The state will not seek the death penalty against Mario M. Mills, the Riverton man accused of killing his best friend with a gunshot to the head on March 26. Fremont County Attorney Patr...

 

Top cookie seller

The numbers are in and the cookies have finally been delivered. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and kindness as cookies were delivered much later than expected due to the COVID-19. In Troop 1007, our top cookie seller was Ellen Wood selling...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On June 11, police issued two warnings for junk ordinance violations. On June 11, while on a traffic stop with two vehicles, drivers for both vehicles were cited for speeding and two passengers were cited for Minor in Possession of alcohol. On June...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mary K. Swenson, Sundance, 86/75, $100; Emily S. Winn, GA, 89/80, $88; Thy Doan, SD, 87/80, $84; Blake M. Weidner, Pine Haven, 28/20, $85; Sunny R. Roberts, Sundance, 94/80, $115; Justus A. Saunders, OH, 93/80, $110; Cesar Haro, CO,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Man to stand trial for possession and domestic battery

Casey Anderson is set to stand trial in October on charges of possession of marijuana and domestic battery after an alleged altercation in Moorcroft. On April 4 at around 2:13 p.m., a Moorcroft Police Department officer was asked to respond to a...

 

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