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Lone survivor

This couragous turkey is one of several that have taken to wandering the streets of Moorcroft recently. Despite this flagrant disregard for the season, its gamble appears to have paid off. We hope...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 26, 2020 

Mayor defends open meetings

A traveling girls basketball team, consisting of around nine fifth graders from Moorcroft and Gillette who call themselves the Black Widows, has requested a discount from the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) Board to use the building’s gymnasium for...

 

Making the most of the weather

Glenn Construction was on the job setting forms and tamping the fill to level before pouring the concrete foundation of the new restrooms at Noonan Park this week. The work will continue as weather...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 26, 2020 

Town seeks more CARES Act funding

The second application for funding under the CARES Act has been approved by Moorcroft’s council and subsequently submitted to the State Land and Investment Board (SLIB). According to deputy clerk Jody Clark, this new application includes $40,000...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 26, 2020 

Pine Haven upgrades community center

With the Pine Haven Community Center closed for the foreseeable future due to the reemergence of Covid in the neighborhood, the bid of $14,927 from Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning was accepted to upgrade lighting and heating at the center...

 

Minta Gray

Minta Gray, 85 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on November 13, 2020. Minta Eileen (Tate) Gray was born November 24, 1934, to Merrill and Norine Violet (McDougall) Tate in Riverton, Wyoming. Minta was the first daughter in the family, where she...

 
 By Brandon Foster    News    November 26, 2020 

Health Department data shows lag in death totals

CASPER – When the Wyoming Department of Health announces that more COVID-19 patients in the state have died from the disease, it is often announcing deaths that actually occurred weeks if not months before. The lag in reporting is a result of the...

 

New group pushes for more renewable energy in Wyoming

CASPER — There’s a new organization in town, and it’s been making the rounds in the Wyoming Legislature’s interim committee meetings. Meet Powering Up Wyoming. The group describes itself as a grassroots organization promoting the use of an...

 

State Briefs

Yellowstone sees record visits in October CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park posted another record month in October to close out its 2020 summer season, shattering the previous record for that month with more than 110,000 additional people...

 

Record numbers take advantage of November food pantries

The Moorcroft Interfaith Community released its food pantry figures for November. “Our numbers continue to climb substantially,” says MIC President Rev. Monte Reichenberg. “We saw substantial increases in both our regular food pantries held on...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 26, 2020 

Stumbling pedestrian sentenced for possession with intent to deliver

A Douglas man has been given a suspended sentence for possession with intent to deliver after allegedly informing a police officer who spotted him walking drunkenly through town that he was taking a bag of marijuana from one friend to another. On Jan...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 16 – Two VIN checks. Traffic stop. Gun call; unfounded. Sexual assault investigated. Civil assist. Fingerprints for outside employment. Assist another agency. Assist motorist. EMS page. Nov. 17 – Two VIN checks. Three paper services. Two...

 
 By Jeron Smith    News    November 26, 2020 

Repairs stop work

Veris, the subcontractor performing the solids removal, is repairing their track hoe this week. They need to complete these repairs before they can continue on with solids removal on lagoon cell 1. They will pick back up on work after Thanksgiving...

 

Names added to County War Memorial

The name of George Kreber was added to the Crook County War Memorial this fall. George graduated from Sundance High School in 1969 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1970. He was discharged in 1974,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 19, 2020

State grant approved for Moorcroft

The Town of Moorcroft has been approved for a $203,000 grant from the State Land and Investment Board (SLIB) under the CARES Act. These funds will be delivered into the town’s general funds account as reimbursement for wages paid to clerks and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 19, 2020

Pine Haven appoints new fire chief

Don Lancaster, chief of the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department, formally resigned from that position at last Tuesday’s meeting of the town council, citing health issues. The department held the election of department officers prior to meeting...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 19, 2020

Work begins to upgrade Moorcroft's community parks

Going into cold weather, two notable park upgrades are currently underway in Moorcroft. The first is the Noonan Park restrooms: after clearing and compacting the building area, ensuring structural...

 

State Briefs

Wyoming Republicans pick legislative leadership CASPER (WNE) – Rep. Eric Barlow, R-Gillette, and Sen Dan Dockstader, R-Afton, will likely be the Wyoming Legislature for the next two years after a remote vote of the Republican caucus Saturday...

 

Library News

The holidays are approaching fast. We will be closed Thursday November 26 for Thanksgiving and the following Friday, November 27. Hope you have a blessed day with family and friends. The Moorcroft Branch Library has NEW HOURS, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

 
 By Jeron Smith    News    November 19, 2020

Finishing work on lagoon cell two

The lagoon progress is going well and as scheduled. Both the aeration laterals and diffusers have been installed for lagoon cell two. This equipment had a test run with the new blowers on Tuesday....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    November 12, 2020

Pandemic cancels events

Due to a reemergence of the COVID-19 virus in the area, Pine Haven has made the decision to postpone their Coach Mirich Poker Tournament, the annual Veterans Day celebration and Bingo until at least...

 

Dollar General now open

The new Dollar General branch at 620 E. Converse St. in Moorcroft is now open (east of Pinnacle Bank). This store will provide area residents with a place to purchase household essentials including...

 

Crook County 4-H Educator receives national recognition

University of Wyoming Extension Educator Sara Fleenor earned the national Excellence in 4-H Communication & Expressive Arts award. The award was presented by the National Association of Extension 4-H...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On November 3, police were contacted regarding a theft from a vehicle. Officer met with the victim and took the information on items stolen. On November 4, police assisted a juvenile driver who ran out of gas. On November 5, police issued a 30-day...

 

Municipal Court for October 2020

Violations: Steven W. Lotz, CA, Speeding 53/30, $115; Randall Wilcox, CA, Speeding 55/40, $75; Patricia Dubois, NV, Speeding 44/30, $70; Caroline Lonon, NC, Speeding 43/30, $65; Nathaniel Healey, NH, Speeding 44/30, $70; Taryn Pyie, VA, Speeding...

 

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