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 By Grace Moore    News    May 23, 2019 

Pump still not approved -

After several months waiting for the DEQ to endorse the new pump that was installed in the new well as a part of the otherwise complete tank and well project accomplished last summer with a grant from the state, the agency has yet to approve Pine...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 23, 2019 

BHE responds to stop order

After last week’s meeting of the council, Public Works Director Cory Allison was directed to stop all work by Black Hills Energy within town limits until the myriad complaints about the sub-par work by their contractor, E&S, are addressed. Black...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

Local veterans groups to hold Memorial Day ceremony

The local chapters of the VFW and American Legion will hold a short Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 to honor the memory of our county’s and our nation’s fallen warriors. The ceremony will be held...

 
 News    May 23, 2019 

State Briefs

Man charged with murder in mother’s death CHEYENNE (WNE) — A Cheyenne man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his 80-year-old mother. If convicted, James Wallace, 48, faces a maximum penalty of life in...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

VFW closes in Moorcroft

State Chief of Staff for the VFW Pete Quinnell offered the town of Moorcroft the building and two lots previously used by the now defunct local VFW post #25 at Monday night's council meeting....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

Temporary digs for seniors

Moorcroft's town council recently offered the local senior center a couple of rooms at the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) until they are able to move into their own building. After discussing the action among their board members, representatives Donna...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 16, 2019

Town fed up with shoddy work

Moorcroft is not going to tolerate shoddy work from Black Hills Energy contractor, E&S, said the council on Monday. The Gillette operations supervisor was asked to attend Monday’s council meeting to address the myriad complaints and resolve the...

 

State Briefs

Teenage girl identified as instigator of ‘threat’ RIVERTON (WNE) — After a Riverton Police Department release alerted the community to the threat of gun-related violence at Riverton High School, instigator of the supposed threat was identified...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    May 16, 2019

Voter crossover, ID bills get interim review

CASPER — A pair of failed bills from the 2019 general session intended to improve the “integrity” of Wyoming elections will be getting a second look from state lawmakers this interim.  The two bills – one to require photo identification at...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    May 16, 2019

Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy

GILLETTE — Cloud Peak Energy’s bankruptcy filing Friday afternoon may be the beginning of the end for the Gillette-based coal producer. Unlike previous Powder River Basin coal bankruptcies, Cloud Peak seems to be looking to shed debt and sell...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On April 23, police were contacted in reference to someone possibly living in the old movie theatre next to Town Hall. Officer entered the building and checked all of the rooms. No signs of anyone living in the building were found. Officer made...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 6 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic stop. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. May 7 – Five VIN checks. Five paper services. Traffic stop. Deputy assisted two separate stalled motorists. Deputy assisted Wyoming...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Clint F. Streit, OH, 81/65, $187; Jade C. Keffeler, SD, 95/75, $145; James E. Henderson, Casper, 88/80, $86; Kayla A. Peterson, Riverton, 92/80, $105; Thomas E. Kaness, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Phurbu T. Atruktsang, WI, 93/80, $110;...

 

Municipal Court

Violations: Sheila O’Reilly, FL, Speeding 44/30, $80; Juliana Critel, Moorcroft, Speeding 33/20 – School Zone, $245; Alicia L. Enriquez, Gillette, WY, Stop Sign Violation, $100; Steve Caster, SD, Speeding 28/20 – School Zone, $140; Jerry...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 9, 2019

Madison well repaired

After pulling the inactive pump and motor from the Madison well three weeks ago, a new array has been installed and the well is again providing the preponderance of the town’s water. There had been a tentative plan to rebuild the previous pump and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 9, 2019

Towns clean for spring

Moorcroft and Pine Haven were busy over the weekend spring cleaning their communities. Moorcroft Volunteers from the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce, the MHS and the community walked and drove...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

National Day of Prayer observed in Pine Haven

Pine Haven celebrated the National Day of Prayer to an audience of more than 20 guests last Thursday morning. Mary Hancock orchestrated the event with a full agenda of singing, reciting the...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

State Briefs

No public defense for Campbell Co. misdemeanors GILLETTE (WNE) — The Wyoming Public Defenders Office notified Circuit Court judges Wednesday that its attorneys will no longer represent people charged with misdemeanors in Campbell County until more...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Be a hero, give blood

United Blood Services will be in Moorcroft on Tueday, May 21, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Moorcroft Fire Hall. The Moorcroft Presbyterian deacons will again be sponsoring the drive by providing refreshments. As always, all types of blood are neede...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

RNA presents check

Royal Neighbors of America (RNA) member Mary Hancock presented a check for $1000 to Dusty Downey and Barb Hardy of the Pine Haven Ambulance Service on Thursday afternoon, which included the funds raised by the service at their recent fundraiser,...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Apr. 29 – Five VIN checks. Detention Deputy booked in subject arrested by Wyoming Highway Patrol on Campbell County warrant. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. Detention Deputy booked in subject brought over from Court. Apr....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 9, 2019

Fiftieth anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week

The clerks of Moorcroft and Pine Haven fulfill an important role and a myriad of critical functions on the behalf of residents and council alike and, in recognition of their efforts, the governing...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 2, 2019

Revamp for junk rules

Moorcroft Council has initiated a revamp of the town’s junk ordinance, responding to concerns expressed by the police department. “The current one is so vague that it is hard for them to actually enforce,” says Mayor Dick Claar. The present...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

t's the pits

CR Civil, the contractor hired by the town to complete the installation of the remaining 60-plus meter pits around Moorcroft, is almost finished. According to Public Works Director Cory Allison,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 2, 2019

"No man's land" annexed

Many years ago, when Pine Haven’s municipal property was surveyed, the measurements were off by approximately 20 feet between the Shattuck Hills Homeowners Association and the back yards of residents Larry Suchor and Randy Blakeman. This...

 

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