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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 2, 2020 

COVID-19 keeps a grip on Wyoming

Life continues to be far from normal this week with restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak expected to continue until at least April 17. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world and the United States takes the baton to become the...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Ticking off the project list

Monday afternoon saw Glenn Construction start a small project that has been on the public works “need to do” list for some time. This crewman started clearing the old gutter and rebuilding to...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

State Briefs

Make-A-Wish starts Messages of Hope campaign as wishes are postponed CHEYENNE (WNE) – More than 50 Wyoming kids with critical illnesses had pending wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation before the coronavirus spread across the U.S. Now, for the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 2, 2020 

Crook County GOP holds historic digital convention

With social distancing rules making it impossible to hold the 2020 Crook County Republican Party Convention in the usual manner, lateral thinking was needed to make sure the voting delegates could still come together to discuss the political issues...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Shape your future – take the census

For the first time since the U.S. Census was launched, this year Americans will have the ability to stand up and be counted via the internet. The 2020 Census has begun and your options to respond now include an online questionnaire. “As far back...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Moorcroft Police Report

On March 23, police were notified of a vehicle driving the wrong way on an I-90 on-ramp. Officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle at Coffee Cup Fuel Stop. Subsequently the driver was arrested for DUI, Driving without a License and Interfer...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Leslie W. Davis, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Sam Alan Simons, Gillette, 38/30, $111; Viviana M. Pizaro, CA, 91/80, $160; Greg A. Fischer, KY, 95/70, $170; Jeremy G. Geiser, Gillette, $90; Dennis A. Wachula, MT, 81/75, $82; Jeff G. Johnson,...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Mar. 23 – VIN check. Traffic stop. Suspicious person reported. Welfare check. EMS request. Suspicious circumstances reported. Assisted Moorcroft Police Department. Arrested subject for DUI. Booked in two subjects arrested for DUI. Mar. 24 – Four...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Veterans assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout April. Clifford Knesel is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 2, 2020 

Breaking bread

Last Saturday, local bread bakers at Coffee Cup Fuel Stop used 300 pounds of flour to make 91 loaves of bread to be donated, helping individuals and families have enjoy homemade bread free of charge. With the increasing concerns about the COVID-19...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 26, 2020

Towns react to outbreak

When COVID-19 entered Wyoming earlier this month, people did not fathom the measures that would be taken and their reactions. Moorcroft and Pine Haven have not been left untouched by these changes,...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 26, 2020

Council sells city lots

The meeting of the Moorcroft Town Council came together Monday night via conference call with no issues and a quick resolution of the agenda. Two bids were recognized for the town owned property immediately north of Town Hall, one of which was awarde...

 

Barrasso seeks prince's help

CASPER — Sen. John Barrasso joined several U.S. officials in drafting a letter to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, urging him to stabilize increasingly volatile global oil markets.  Sent to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday, the lett...

 

State Briefs

U.S. Attorney warns of COVID-related fraud RIVERTON (WNE) — The U.S. Attorney Mark A. Klaassen in charge of federal prosecutions in Wyoming is urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). “It is...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 26, 2020

Applications open for commissioner scholarships

College students and soon-to-be-graduates from Crook County’s schools are once again invited to apply for the annual Commissioner Scholarship Program, awarded on the base of need, academic standing and leadership qualities. Three scholarships per...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On March 9, police received a call about a possible suicidal male at the Coffee Cup. Officers searched the area for the man and were unable to locate anyone. Cell phone information showed the subject to be in the Gillette area. Transferred report to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 19, 2020

County braces for outbreak

On Tuesday morning, ten confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been identified in Wyoming, two in Sheridan and eight in Fremont County. As the virus continues to spread across both the nation and the world,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 19, 2020

Help needed for natural resource plan

If you have an interest in what happens on Crook County’s federal public lands, your help is needed to assist in creating a natural resource management plan. The document will serve as a basis for the county to communicate its needs and desires...

 

State Briefs

Man arrested for allegedly trafficking meth CHEYENNE (WNE) — A man was arrested by law enforcement for allegedly trafficking ten packages of methamphetamine, about 11 pounds, through Laramie and Albany counties March 4. Federal charges were filed...

 
 By Lacey Rasco    News    March 19, 2020

Youth Library News

Story time is every Wednesday at 10 a.m., after school activities are Wednesday at 4 p.m. Kids paint class is one Friday per month for kids age 9 and up. Call the library or stop by to sign up. New Arrivals! K-3 Most People would say there is...

 

Wyoming's coronavirus case count grows to 18

Teton County’s first confirmed case of coronavirus brought the state’s total confirmed case count for the illness to 18 as of Thursday morning. The Teton County Health Department and St. John’s Health, Jackson’s hospital, announced that a...

 

Governor Gordon and State Health Officer issue statewide closure order for public spaces

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has endorsed a decision by the Wyoming State Health Officer to close public places for a two-week period to help slow the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The closure order extends through April 3...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 12, 2020

Town prepares for spring construction

The first of three phases of the Powder River Water Project, the project that is the final large aspect of the total municipal infrastructure replacement in Moorcroft, is due to start within the next couple of months and the preconstruction meeting...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    March 12, 2020

Council brainstorms upcoming projects

The Moorcroft Town Council met for an informal “retreat” Saturday to discuss projects that they would like to see started or completed in the 2020/2021 fiscal year that starts in July. According to Mayor Dick Claar, of the more than ten projects...

 
 By Ray K. Erku    News    March 12, 2020

Motorists at shelter describe massive March 1 wreck

RAWLINS — By the time Fernando and Carlos saw the livestock trailer, it was too late. The two non-English-speaking motorists from Mexico quickly became another pileup statistic. Like many roads in Wyoming on Sunday, March 1, their lane was caked...

 

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