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  • Moorcroft man charged with attempted murder

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 2, 2024

    A Moorcroft man faces charges of attempted murder and kidnapping after allegedly beating a woman and then fleeing to Nebraska after she stabbed him in the neck in self-defense. On April 17 at around 7:30 p.m., an officer of Moorcroft Police Department was dispatched to a town residence in response to a domestic disturbance during which a male subject was stabbed with a knife. On arrival, the officer observed the reporting party “moaning and obviously in intense pain”. The woman, who claimed Michael Hammond had beaten her for an extended per...

  • Circuit Court

    May 2, 2024

    Speeding – Uriel Francisco Campa-Valencia, Commerce City, CO, 90/75, $135; Annastaria L. Cooley, Gillette, WY, 95/80, $135; Glen R. Smith, Gillette, WY, 80/75, $15; Cheyanne Ogden, Gillette, WY, 93/75, $150; Taryn Williams, Yucca Valley, CA, 78/65, $181; Michael Hefron, Bloomington, IN, 89/75, $130 Resident Vehicle License/Registration Violation – Nabeel Khan, Gillette, WY, $90 Fail to Provide Proof of Liability Insurance – Gusty Hall, Eureka, MT, $560...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    May 2, 2024

    April 22 – Five VIN checks. Two paper services. Traffic hazard. Civil standby. Suspicious circumstances. Theft. Two business checks. Trespassing. EMS page. April 23 – Two VIN checks. Traffic stop. April 24 – VIN check. Paper service. Traffic stop. Two assist other agency. Drugs. Citizen assist. Fingerprints. Suspicious circumstances. Found property. Animal complaint. Three business checks. Animal bite. Information. Threatening. Fire page. Two EMS pages. April 25 – Eight VIN checks. Animal complaint. Project lifesaver. Two fire pages. Five busin...

  • UW Extension

    Sara Fleenor, UW Extension Educator|May 2, 2024

    Life is better down that old dirt road. Country roads, take me home. That is, until someone comes driving down the middle of the road around a blind corner at 50 mph, throwing rocks and dust. Gravel roads are romanticized by country music and inspirational quotes on Pinterest, but if you live on a gravel road, you know there can be serious hassles. Crook County has more than 1000 miles of county roads and zero stop lights. To say this is a rural county seems like an understatement. Not all gravel roads are county roads, however. There might be...

  • Moorcroft Police

    May 2, 2024

    On April 24, police were contacted to do a welfare check on a resident. Officer was able to make contact, all was well. Nothing further. On April 26, police were contacted regarding harassment through text messaging. Officers spoke with the victim regarding the issue. On April 27, police were contacted to do a welfare check on a resident. Officer was able to make contact, all was well. Nothing further. On April 28, police were requested to unlock a vehicle for an owner who locked their keys in their car. Officer was able to gain access to the...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|May 2, 2024

    Wyoming sues Biden administration over new methane rule CHEYENNE (WNE) — Wyoming has joined the states of North Dakota, Montana and Texas in suing the U.S. Department of Interior and Bureau of Land Management over a new rule that undermines existing state regulatory programs and harms Wyoming oil and natural gas producers, according to a news release from Gov. Mark Gordon’s office. The suit was filed this week in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. The rule — commonly known as the “methane waste prevention rule” and relea...

  • What's Happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|May 2, 2024

    We will be hosting a three part Pie and Planning series about life and death matters, coordinated by Vicki Kissack, Advance Funeral Planner for Gillette Memorial Services. Stop in for any or all of the sessions that you are interested in. Tuesday, May 7, at 1 p.m. - Write Your Own Story Rita Mashak, funeral director for Gillette Memorial Services, will lead a session on writing an obituary. Participants will begin writing their own obituary. Pie provided by Moorcroft Branch Library and Donna’s Diner. Tuesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. - A More M...

  • Gillette Chamber Singers present spring concert

    May 2, 2024

    The Gillette Chamber Singers (GSC) are excited to present their spring concert, “Made in America, Celebrating American Composers” on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Gillette, 511 Carey Avenue. The selections for this concert come from the hearts, minds and traditions of American musicians, composers and poets. “It has been a joy to prepare the singers for this performance,” said Dr. Joel Schreuder, artistic director of the Gillette Chamber Singers. “Concert goers will hear beautiful arrangements of familiar...

  • Adding a touch of shine

    Apr 25, 2024

    Galvanized steel light poles were recently deposited near their seemingly intact counterparts throughout Crook County. These new poles are actually shorter and have a larger, stronger body to replace the poles that have proven too fragile to withstand Wyoming wind when combined with spring rain, snow and sleet. WYDOT District 4 traffic engineer Michelle Edwards explains that the weight of this combination was enough to fell some of the lighter poles in the southern part of the state, thus...

  • MIC moves forward at the MTC

    Grace Moore|Apr 25, 2024

    A special meeting was held last Wednesday to discuss in executive session employee evaluations, but first, the council took the opportunity to transfer the deed for part of the playground area within the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC) property to Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MIC) leaders Monte Reichenberg and Randy Blakeman. In December 2023, when the MIC first approached the governing body about the possibility of purchasing this space to better facilitate food storage and distribution to...

  • GPS oversight brings questions

    Grace Moore|Apr 25, 2024

    With the introduction of the Global Positioning System (GPS) on Moorcroft’s police and public works vehicles, the decision has been made by the council to designate oversight of the system to department heads Cory Allison, Public Works Director, and Bill Bryant, Police Chief, in association with Mayor Ben Glenn. Town Attorney Pat Carpenter advised at a meeting a couple of weeks ago that direct oversight available to more than the department head and one council member could lead to problems. The mayor will then print reports to share with h...

  • Deadline soon to declare party affiliation

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 25, 2024

    Filing opens for this year’s elections in a couple of weeks and, for the first time in Wyoming, this event will also mark the deadline by which you must declare or change your party affiliation before the primaries.Filing opens on May 16 and will run for two weeks, until May 31. The day before filing opens, May 15, is your final opportunity to declare your party affiliation. If you want to vote for either Republican or Democratic candidates in this year’s primary, you must be a registered voter for that party; if you are not affiliated, your ba...

  • Baseball field gets some TLC

    Grace Moore|Apr 25, 2024

    After some quality time working together on the upper baseball field in Westview Park on Saturday, Moorcroft Mayor Ben Glenn, Councilwoman Heidi Humpal, a couple invested parents, brothers Joey and Brian Mefford of Newcastle’s baseball club, Rage baseball managers Travis Arney and Darin Morgan as well as the Krissy Hinkhouse of the Moorcroft Baseball Club met to start the cleanup and rehabilitation of the field. According to Chuck Reynolds, husband of Moorcroft Baseball’s Courtney Reynold’s, who attended the informal event to help, the group...

  • Pastor celebrates tenth anniversary

    Apr 25, 2024

    The 1st Presbyterian Church will celebrate Pastor Monte Reichenberg’s tenth anniversary on May 5 at the fellowship hall. Following church, a potluck will be held and at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. there will be refreshments for those who would like to thank Pastor Monte for his service to this community. Pastor Monte was instrumental in starting the food pantry through the Moorcroft Interfaith community. He is very supportive of all youth and senior activities and inspiring and helpful to all who have crossed his path....

  • Circuit Court

    Apr 25, 2024

    Speeding – Desiree Monger, Gillette, WY 80/75, $15; Clate Dawson, Mt. Vernon, OR, 80/75, $15; Joseph Soutor, Gillette, WY, 80/75, $15; Scott Clark, Mount Vernon, WA, 80/75, $15; Joshua Siordia, Colorado Springs, CO, 83/70, $125; Kyle Hoerst, Morrow, OH, 87/75, $120; Spencer B. Anderson, Spearfish, SD, 79/70, $103; Marco Ramirez Godinez, Rapid City, SD, 92/75, $145; Luke R. Norris, Moorcroft, WY, 70/65, $65; Travis Hammons, Englewood, CO, 80/70, $105; Benjamin Buck, Crossville, AL, 91/75, $140; Cassandra Callahan, Black Hawk, SD, 97/80, $145; J...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Apr 25, 2024

    April 15 – Seven VIN checks. Two paper services. Five traffic stops. Alarm. Fingerprints. Three motorist assists. Animal complaint. Prisoner transport. Welfare check. Fraud. Fire page. Two EMS pages. April 16 – VIN check. Two fingerprints. Three traffic stops. Disturbance. Business check. Three EMS pages. April 17 – VIN check. Paper service. Traffic stops. Two suspicious circumstances. Two assists to Moorcroft Police. Fingerprints. Four EMS pages. April 18 – Four VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic control. Trespassing. Information. Fingerp...

  • Moorcroft Police

    Apr 25, 2024

    On April 15, police were called to a residence regarding a possible domestic disturbance. Officer arrived and spoke with the residents of the home. They separated for the evening. Nothing further. On April 15, police were contacted to do a welfare check on a resident. Officer was able to make contact, all was well. Nothing further. On April 16, police were called to a residence regarding a possible domestic disturbance. Officer arrived and spoke with the residents of the home. Officer was asked by landlord to advise the male party that they wer...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Apr 25, 2024

    Six fatal crashes so far in Campbell County this year GILLETTE (WNE) --- So far in 2024, 21 people have died in 18 fatal crashes in Wyoming. A third of those crashes, which resulted in six deaths, happened in Campbell County. In 2023, there were 11 fatal crashes in Campbell County. In 2022, there were seven. 2021 had four fatal crashes, and 2020 had eight. Campbell County Sheriff Scott Matheny said when it comes to these crashes, “it randomly spikes and sometimes it doesn’t.” The first crash wasn’t until Jan. 30, then there was another one abo...

  • Veterans' assistance available

    Apr 25, 2024

    A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout May. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims or VA healthcare. McFarland can also help veterans and their families apply for benefits, file claims or request healthcare. Her office is located at 551 Running West Dr., Ste. 100, in Gillette, and she will be available at the f...

  • USPS to move processing and distribution center to Billings

    Jordan Smith, Casper Star Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 25, 2024

    The United States Postal Service has decided to move Casper’s processing and distribution center to Billings, Montana. The decision comes as part of the USPS’s Mail Processing Facility Review, which it says will help modernize and streamline postal services. The Casper location will be reworked into a local processing center. Local processing centers are limited to sorting “letters and flats to individual mail carrier routes in the regional area,” the USPS Office of the Inspector General’s website says. Since the postal service has also deci...

  • BLM presents potential plans to support greater sage-grouse

    Noah Zahn, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 25, 2024

    CHEYENNE — The greater sage-grouse population is spread across 11 Western states, but that population is declining. Between 1965 and 2021, that number has plummeted 80%, and half of that decline happened just since 2002, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey. Estimates predict as many as 16 million sage-grouse lived across the plains and high deserts in Canada and 13 states, according to the National Audubon Society. Current estimates put that number somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000. Efforts to register the species as e...

  • Spring facelift

    Apr 18, 2024

    The ice that builds up on either side of the outside doors and the safety of her customers has been a concern to Paradise Foods owner Terri Baumann for some time and, with the warmer weather, she is addressing the matter by extending the store front to match the exterior doors. Her husband, Jay, who owns JRB Trucking, is providing labor and materials. According to Terri, he has always stepped in when improvements have been needed....

  • Council tackles one-meter issue

    Grace Moore|Apr 18, 2024

    Last week, the Moorcroft Council met with Town Attorney Pat Carpenter to discuss an ordinance to create a definition for commercial property within town limits. In their continuing efforts to create a more equitable meter system, Moorcroft's council is exploring dividing water rates between residential and commercial regarding multifamily units; currently, this specifically means, mobile home parks and apartment buildings. Generally speaking, commercial is everything not residential... It's too...

  • Saving yourself: Fire 101

    Sara Fleenor, UW Extension Educator|Apr 18, 2024

    The County Commissioners are an elected board that determines budgets and makes decisions about issues that affect citizens in the county, as well as oversee several county departments. The board directly governs several operations such as Road and Bridge, fire districts and county maintenance for entities such as the fairgrounds, library, public health, and the courthouse. Each department has a department head or manager that reports to the commissioners. As such, the infrastructure of rural...

  • Moorcroft woman charged with endangering a child

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 18, 2024

    On January 31 at around 11:35 p.m., a Moorcroft Police Department officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance involving Carrol-Liyne Marie-August Maul. On scene, the officer met with Maul and found the second person had left the residence. The officer found that it was a verbal argument with no physical contact and cleared the scene. At around 2:17 a.m., dispatch advised the officer that the second individual had returned to the apartment and was beating on the door, wanting to get inside to gather their items. As the officer...

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