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 By Grace Moore    News    September 22, 2022 

New speed signs in Pine Haven

Pine Haven Director of Public Works Sunny Schell will be installing speed limit signage informing drivers of the 20 mile an hour limit throughout municipal roadways as well as ensuring drivers of tractor/trailers recognize the ten mile an hour limit...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 22, 2022 

Residents question subdivision impact

Pine Haven resident Don Dihle spoke to the town council last Tuesday evening regarding his concerns about the increased truck traffic along Vista Grande Drive, calling it a public nuisance and safety...

 

Worship at Devils Tower

The Oshoto Community Bible Church and the Hulett First Baptist Church invite those interested to join them for a day of singing and worship Sunday, September 25, starting at 10 a.m. at the lower campground of Devils Tower. For guests who arrive a...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Campbell County finally succeeds in getting federal grant for industrial park GILLETTE (WNE) — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And again. And again. After numerous failed attempts at getting funding for an industrial park,...

 

UW shifts tuition model, hikes prices

LARAMIE — The way University of Wyoming students and administrators approach tuition will change next year. The UW Board of Trustees gave the green light for two recommendations from administrators Thursday: increase tuition by 4% and transition to...

 

Western music in Moorcroft at the Crook County Library

Two troubadours are coming to Moorcroft for an evening of contemporary folk and western music at the Crook County Library on Mon., Oct. 3, when award-winning songwriters Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black will perform their “Songs & Stories of the Am...

 

Library News

The Library is teaming up with the museum to host a show performed by Kerry Gromacher and Aspen Black. They will be performing “The Legacy of Wyoming” at the West Texas Trail Museum on Monday, October 3 at 6 p.m. The show is inspired by true...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 12 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic stop. Business check. Trespassing complaint. Two animal complaints. Fingerprints. Suspicious circumstance. Traffic hazard. Four EMS pages. Sept. 13 – Child abuse/neglect. Citizen assist. Fraud....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 15, 2022

Council holds final discussion of investment fees

After a series of discussions between the mobile home park owners whose properties are tapped into the town’s water and sewer infrastructure and Moorcroft’s governing body, a compromise has been reached regarding the investment fees required and...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 15, 2022

Big Horn property finally sells

Moorcroft has sold the North Big Horn property. The town has owned the empty commercial property north of the Texas Trail Museum for more than a decade and has been trying to sell it almost as long....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 15, 2022

Stove pipe causes structure fire

At approximately 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, the Moorcroft and Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Departments were called out to a structure fire reported at 312 North Yellowstone. According to long-time...

 

Veterans and their kids invited to range day

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4311 invites all Crook County veterans to bring their kids and their hunting rifles to the Sundance Rod and Gun Club range just off WY 585 at 9 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 1. VFW members will assist in sighting in/zeroing...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Kason Twomey, Gillette, WY, 60/45, $135; Michael Newhouse, Azle, TX, 94/70, $190; Mary Holzer, West Bend, WI, 77/70, $99; James P. Kush, Spearfish, SD, 93/80, $125; Cody Nored, Loveland, CO, 97/80, $155; Joseph Gardner, Gillette, WY, 94/...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 5 – Paper service. Fifteen traffic stops. Fire ban violation. Two motorist assists. Assist Keyhole State Park Ranger. Suspicious vehicle. Business check. House watch. Three EMS pages. Sept. 6 – Eight VIN checks. Two paper services. Nine tra...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Hageman declines to debate GreyBull CHEYENNE (WNE) —Republican U.S. House of Representatives primary winner Harriet Hageman has declined an invitation to debate Democratic contender Lynnette GreyBull next month.  WyomingPBS confirmed Monday that...

 

Moorcroft Police Report

Moorcroft Police Report Aug. 29-Sept. 11 Thirty business checks. Twenty-nine traffic warnings. Disturbance call. False alarm. Four house watches. Three vehicle unlocks. Emergency fund. Suspicious activity. Sexual assault of a minor. Eight public...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    September 15, 2022

Wyoming places undergo name changes; Federal effort looks to remove slur aimed at Indigenous women

CASPER — More than 40 Wyoming places now have new names, after a federal effort to remove a slur aimed at Indigenous women from federal landmarks. The term “squaw” has historically been used, often derogatorily, as an ethnic and sexist slur....

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 8, 2022

Mine plans spur concern

Black Hills Bentonite LLC of Casper, WY has asked for a permit to mine bentonite a couple miles south of Pine Haven. At last week's public meeting of Pine Haven Council, residents and Land Quality...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 8, 2022

Delayed, not abandoned

Pine Haven’s town council plans to apply for a Business Ready Grant in the new year to enable the town to build the infrastructure for a business park and subsequent fire hall. According to Mayor Karla Brandenburg, along with this main funding...

 

County gains new voters

The number of registered voters in Crook County took a significant leap upwards this year, according to the official tallies from August’s primary election. Crook County had 4103 registered voters in total at the 2018 primary, a number that grew...

 

Pine Haven Days parade

Saturday's Pine Haven Days Parade was a great hit with 26 entries, including Grand Marshals Bruce and Linda Lang, who have lived in the Pine Haven area since 1981, a couple of years before the town...

 

LOGOS begins soon

Are you ready? Another exciting year of LOGOS is about to begin! With the theme, “ENCOUNTERS WITH GENESIS”, students, their families and staff will explore together some of the great questions of life and God’s love. Questions like, “Does...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

East HS student killed, three hurt in car crash CHEYENNE (WNE) — One student from Cheyenne’s East High School was killed and three other teenagers from East were seriously hurt in a single vehicle accident Sunday night, according to local...

 

2022 Crook County Fair Results

Open Painting, Drawing, Sculpting Children 10 and Under: Grand Champion-Maya Miller; Reserve Champion-Trapper Idler Junior Ages 11 to 18: Grand Champion, Best of Show-Tana Timberman; Reserve Champion-Lily Lindholm Open Crafts Adults 19 and over:...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    September 1, 2022

Council cuts back on meetings

After many years conducting the town’s business in two monthly meetings to comfortably get all agenda items covered, Moorcroft’s council is considering returning to one meeting a month in an effort to lessen costs. Mayor Ben Glenn opened the...

 

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