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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 23, 2021 

Kuhl suspended

Governor Mark Gordon has suspended Mary Kuhl from her position as Crook County Treasurer in an order filed with the county on Thursday. Meanwhile, an amended version of the verified petition for her removal has been filed by the Attorney General’s...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 23, 2021 

New rec group seeks community input

A new collaborative covering the northeast of Wyoming is offering the whole community an opportunity to get involved in the future of outdoor recreation in this area. Pioneered at the state level but comprised of local stakeholders, the...

 

WYDOT reminds motorists to sign up for winter travel authorization program

The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to remind residents and travelers about the offerings under the Wyoming Travel Authorization Program (W-TAP) ahead of the 2021-2022 winter season. Through W-TAP, drivers can apply to receive...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Robert D. Werkele, Rozet, 122/70, $295; Norman Jones, MO, 90/75, $135; Ward Lee, MI, 86/75, $115; Marvin Howard, Jackson, 89/80, $103; Marshall A. Lund, IL, 100/75, $185; Valerie R. Kuenzel, Moorcroft, 90/80, $105; Nicholas Connor, CO, 1...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 23, 2021 

Pine Haven upgrades roads

HDR Engineering’s Nolan Fraser watched as contractor Wyoming Earth Moving Corp (WEC), out of Gillette, began the anticipated two week project of chip sealing East and West Pine, Cottonwood, Cedar and Spruce Streets as well as Cedar Hills Drive in...

 

State Briefs

Man who bear sprayed officers charged with felonies JACKSON (WNE) — Alvaro Mancia, the 24-year-old man arrested after a Tuesday standoff with police who said he bear sprayed two officers, had a knife and barricaded himself in an East Jackson...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

On September 15, police assisted Department of Family Services on a home check. On September 16, police received a complaint of a dog at large around Ellis Trailer Court. Officer attempted to contact owner about the complaint. No contact made....

 

Annual golf tournament well attended

Keyhole Country Club in Pine Haven hosted the 22nd annual Vendors' Golf Tournament earlier this month. Sponsors provided bratwursts, breakfast sandwiches and beverages to get the competition off to a...

 

Kuhl responds to charges

Crook County Treasurer Mary Kuhl has responded to the verified petition filed against her by Wyoming Attorney General Bridget Hill, which seeks to suspend her from office. The petition, signed Hill on behalf of the State of Wyoming, cites the felony...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 16, 2021

Ordinance angers business owners

Many seats were filled with disgruntled visitors as Monday night's regular meeting of Moorcroft's council convened. While most of the trailer park owners within town limits were on hand, Heidi Humpal spoke to the governing body on their behalf...

 

We remember 9/11

Moorcroft's youth paid tribute to the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the worst terror attack on American soil and a tragedy around which Americans of all strokes continue to unite....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 16, 2021

Loan refusal changes timeline for landfill

The council came together for a workshop with DEQ permitting agent Richard Lemm and Craig McComie with the Office of Cease and Transfer for an update on where the town is regarding the schedule for...

 

State Briefs

Sheridan students join national mask protest SHERIDAN (WNE) — Dozens of students at both Sheridan High School and Sheridan Junior High School got up out of their chairs Friday and walked out of school, joining the scores of students across the coun...

 

Crook County 4-H at Wyoming State Fair

Crook County 4-H at Wyoming State Fair...

 

Poppy Poster winners

Poppy Poster winners...

 

Crook County cowboys inducted into hall of fame

A handful of Crook County's finest cowboys were inducted into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) during the Hall's annual celebration last weekend in Cheyenne. Due to the pandemic-related...

 

Kuhl suspended

In a letter filed this morning with the county, Governor Mark Gordon has suspended Mary Kuhl from her position as Crook County Treasurer. The governor states in his order for temporary suspension that he was asked by the Crook County Commission to di...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 9, 2021

Tough decisions ahead for town center

Ben Levenger of Down Town Redevelopment Services, the company hired to conduct a feasibility study of the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC), reported his findings thus far to the Moorcroft Town Council afte...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 9, 2021

Pine Haven Days

Pine Haven celebrated their annual Labor Day Parade and Fish Fry Saturday. Parade The celebration started with a parade showing off a few familiar faces and floats as well as a couple new ones. A stan...

 

State Briefs

Fentanyl deaths reported in Fremont County RIVERTON (WNE) — Local health officials and law enforcement are warning residents about an uptick in drug-related incidents involving fentanyl and opioids.  “In June, the Fremont County Coroner’s Offi...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Long Nguyen, CA, 83/70, $125; Gregory Oswald, SD, 70/45, $295; Rosa Hassapis, WA, 86/75, $115; Karen Howton, CA, 88/75, $125; Adam Skirmont, IL, 65/45, $170; Apolonio Deltoro, CA, 86/75, $115; Joydeep Das, MN, 89/80, $103; Ghullam Qurban...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 30 – VIN check. Three traffic stops. Paper service. Fire ban violation. Assist another agency. Special enforcement – Sand Creek civil assist. Assist Moorcroft Police. Assist motorist. House watch. Business checks. Fire page. EMS page. Aug....

 

Fundraiser

Paradise Foods and JBR Trucking of Pine Haven donated a Traeger grill as a fundraiser to benefit the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department. Landis Kent won the grill and the donation brought $5035 to...

 

Hughes turns 100

Editor's Note: the following story was originally published by the Gillette News Record about Moorcroft's oldest living resident, Bill Hughes, who turns 100 on Wednesday, September 8. Recalling...

 

Woman arrested for child abuse, assault

A Moorcroft woman has been arrested on 16 separate counts of child abuse as well as one of aggravated assault and battery. Karey Hedlund's alleged victims accuse her of years of mental and physical abuse ranging from locking them in cages to...

 

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