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  • Paddle in the Park

    Jun 13, 2024

    Absaroka District Interpretive Ranger Katie Singleton and a couple of her associates were on hand at the Tatanka Boat Ramp on Friday to kick off the summer with a "Paddle in the Park" event. Kayaks were lined up for the 14 guests and one dog to get their feet wet, figuratively speaking, in a new water sport. As the day's fun began, Stapleton sat confidently in her own vessel and shared safety points and guidance as she visited with her companions on shore. For those who missed the adventure,...

  • Junkin'

    Jun 13, 2024

    Among the many Junkin participants over the weekend, the Black Anchor owners showcased a variety of items along Highway 14-16....

  • Ten ways to protect your personal information

    Josh Weller, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado|Jun 13, 2024

    Identity theft affects millions of people each year and can cause serious harm. Protect yourself by securing your personal information, understanding the threat of identity theft, and exercising caution. Here are ten things you can start doing now to protect yourself and your loved ones from identity theft: 1. Protect your Social Security number by keeping your Social Security card in a safe place at home. Don’t carry it with you or provide your number unnecessarily. 2. Be careful when you speak with unknown callers. Scammers may mislead you b...

  • What's Happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Jun 13, 2024

    Our Friends of the Library had a successful Crook County Junkin’ with lots of extra traffic at the library for the Book Sale, Bake Sale and Pulled Pork Lunch. All proceeds from the sales will be used for the benefit of the library patrons and our community. The Friends of the Library recently purchased a new shelf for our Youth Services area. The new shelf is displaying the activity and STEM kits available for checkout, making the kits more visible to the children as they were previously housed on top of the bookshelves. We have already n...

  • The great jungle journey

    Jun 13, 2024

    The Vacation Bible Study (VBS) advises all participants to grab their binoculars and secure their life preservers, the journey is about to begin. Kids in first through sixth grade are invited to join the adventure at the First Presbyterian Church, Monday through Friday, June 17-21, from 9-11 a.m. VBS will provide games, snacks and more as guests set off on an epic cruise from Genesis to Revelation. For more information, please call Pastor Monte at 217-251-1182 or Mary McKillip at 307-756-2913. It really is a jungle out there...

  • Senior dinner

    Jun 13, 2024

    Moorcroft Seniors have announced a monthly birthday and anniversary dinner, the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Moorcroft Senior Center. The main dish is supplied. Attendees are asked to bring a side or dessert to share. Entertainment provided....

  • Moorcroft Senior Menu

    Jun 13, 2024

    June 17: Barbecue riblet, tater tots, cooked carrots, pineapple, raspberry bar June 18: Goulash, garlic bread, tomato slices, strawberries, chocolate pudding June 19: Chicken fajitas, baked beans, cucumber and onions, fruit cocktail, ice cream June 20: Pork chop, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots, fruit cocktail, oatmeal cookie June 21: Chicken strips, fries, green beans, mandarin oranges, baked custard Available at Donna’s Diner June 20: Chicken and biscuit, peas and carrots, l... Full story

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Jun 6, 2024

    Moorcroft Friends of the Library will be participating in Crook County Junkin’ and Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce Safety Day/Business Expo this Friday and Saturday. The library will be open Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for these events. There will not be youth computers, however all other services will be available. Stop by to check everything going on! BOOK SALE – Friday, June 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. BAKE SALE – Friday, June 7, 9 a.m.-Noon PULLED PORK LUNCH – Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Only 50 plates...

  • Playground equipment coming soon

    May 30, 2024

    With the new playground equipment on site at Pine Haven's Harwood Park, the date for assembly has been difficult to keep. Last weekend was washed out and the council is hoping the fickle weather will hold without rain through the first weekend in June. Public Works Director Sean Glasser has cleared and leveled the small park in preparation of the play set installation and volunteers are asked to arrive around 10:00 a.m. on June 1 and 2. The hosts plan to serve lunch to the workers in...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|May 30, 2024

    ADVENTURE BEGINS AT YOUR LIBRARY! We are so excited for our 2024 Summer Reading Programs! We have our Children’s Services Program for youth, ages 3-18 or our Adult Services Program for ages 15+. Teens 15+ can choose which program they would like to participate in. Adults and teens 15+ are invited to join our Summer Reading Road Trip! Pick up your form from the library, track your road trip and reading adventures from June 1-August 31 and return your form by September 6 to be entered into prize drawings. Signups for our youth program begin on J...

  • Garden space provides food for many

    Grace Moore|May 23, 2024

    As the Moorcroft Interfaith Community (MIC) begins their planned food pantry facilities on the south side of the Moorcroft Town Center (MTC), the town's community garden boxes have been dismantled and removed. In December, 2023, the MIC approached Moorcroft's governing body about the possibility of purchasing this space to better facilitate food storage and distribution to people in need. With the approval of and purchase from the town, building commences with the clearing of the space....

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|May 16, 2024

    Join us Friday, May 17, for a LEGO Maker Day! All ages are welcome to come in anytime from 1-3 p.m. for various challenges along with free play and all supplies are provided. We had several families join us last time who worked together along with individuals who worked independently. June 21 will be the next LEGO event. On Tuesday, May 21, librarians from across Wyoming will join first graders in various activities to promote a love of reading as part of the annual Wyoming Reads event. John Jorgensen and his children started with one school in...

  • Celebrating ten years

    May 9, 2024

    On Sunday May 5, Pastor Monte Reichenberg from First Presbyterian Church (FPC) celebrated ten years of pastoral service with FPC in Moorcroft. The anniversary dinner included delicious Mexican dishes paired with all the sides as well as a cake. Several people from the congregation and public attended to celebrate alongside the well-recognized and beloved spiritual leader. Some even shared their own testimonials of how Pastor Monte has personally helped them, many tears were shed by all...

  • What's Happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|May 9, 2024

    May 6-12 is the 105th Children’s Book Week. This is one of the longest running national celebrations of books for young people. Anyone anywhere can celebrate Children’s Book Week. This year, we invite you to join CLUB NO RULES, JUST READ. How do you join? You read! That’s right…all you need to do is read something during the week and you are in! Read a book, magazine, audiobook, comic, newspaper, poem, instruction manual, or… Read for five minutes…no, no, 30 minutes… no, no, an hour. Ok, just read for however long you can/want. Read alone, w...

  • Friends of the feather: birding walk planned

    Apr 25, 2024

    Keyhole State Park is partnering with Audubon Rockies again this summer to provide a series of birding events at the park from May through August. The first event will be a "Birding Walk" on May 4, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Rocky Point Trailhead. This will provide an opportunity to observe, identify and learn about the various bird species at the park. Some binoculars and birding guides will be provided, but please bring your own if possible. All other events will be bird banding events...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Apr 25, 2024

    Everyone is invited to join us for Family Bingo Night on Tuesday, April 30, 6-7:30 p.m.! We will be serving cookies and punch. We will have fun prizes for attendees of all ages. Gather your family and friends for an entertaining evening. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. We have planned a youth craft on Friday, May 3 for attendees to create one-of-a-kind gifts for the special ladies in their lives. We have several time slots available for our Mystery Mother’s Day Craft. You can schedule time for sibling or friend groups. We have put a lot of tho...

  • Harwood playground ready this summer

    Grace Moore|Apr 18, 2024

    With a delivery date of May 1 set for the long-anticipated playground equipment for Pine Haven's next kids' play area, Harwood Park, the town is planning for an assembly/installation day and is seeking volunteers to help. The same approach was utilized for the slide set in Waters Park, where the old adage, "many hands make light work" was proven true with the assistance of many volunteers. Mayor Karla Brandenburg opined during a recent conversation, "There's a lot of stuff that needs to be...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Apr 18, 2024

    Did you know we offer self-measured blood pressure monitoring kits for checkout? This is a collaborative project between the Wyoming Center on Aging at the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Health Chronic Disease Prevention Program and public libraries across the state. The Moorcroft Branch Library is committed to providing resources for a strong, healthy community. We have received many referrals from our local clinic as it is very beneficial for individuals to be able to track their numbers and share that information with their...

  • Easter winners

    Apr 11, 2024

    Winners of the Easter prizes donated by the Coffee Cup....

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Apr 11, 2024

    We have lots of fun planned at the library over the next few months! Stop in to pick up a calendar, view events on our website or follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information. We offer FREE kids’ (ages seven+) paint classes each month. Our next class dates are April 12 and May 10. Reservations are required. Donations are accepted to purchase class supplies and we also have paintings available by donation to help fund these classes. Our Adult Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month, at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join u...

  • Fun in Pine Haven

    Mar 28, 2024

    Pine Haven hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt (above) on Saturday afternoon, hiding 1675 eggs for an estimated 60 little treasure hunters to find. It was a great turnout, says Melissa Norton, with three age groups searching for their bounty. The Pine Haven Recreation Board also hosted a family movie night (right), playing The Sandlot while the audience enjoyed fresh popcorn, cookies, candy and fruit punch. "Everyone that came requested we do it again," Norton says. Courtesy photos Pine Haven...

  • Moorcroft and the cattle trails

    Grace Moore|Mar 28, 2024

    Wednesday's presentation on Moorcroft's beginning and the events that influenced this little town was West Texas Trail Museum director Cindy Mosteller's first foray into this type of informational entertainment, but certainly won't be her last. Twenty-two guests listened as Mosteller shared her numerous discoveries about the birth of Moorcroft, the theories and facts regarding the origins of the name and other interesting and revealing connections unknown by many today. "It was about an hour...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Mar 28, 2024

    Stop in and see the changes we’ve made at the library in the last week and check out a new book, movie or activity kit while you are here! Moorcroft Friends of The Library purchased new chairs for our upstairs conference room and 6/7 of our adult book club members greatly approved the new additions. One member missed the wheels of the previous bright colored rolling chairs, but appreciates the comfort of the new black cushioned chairs. The old meeting room chairs have been relocated to various areas in the youth services section of the l...

  • Post prom party

    Marci Allison|Mar 21, 2024

    The annual Post prom for Moorcroft Secondary is happening on Saturday, March 23, starting at midnight-4:30 a.m. and will be held at the Moorcroft Fire Hall. All students will receive their admission ticket to the post prom at 11:30 p.m., (after the prom is over) and will not be allowed in without that ticket; also, doors lock and nobody will be allowed into the event after midnight. All students will sign in, be breathalyzed and must sign out if they choose to leave early. Food and drinks will...

  • MIC Good Friday Service

    Mar 21, 2024

    The Moorcroft Interfaith Community invites everyone to join them for their Good Friday service “The Seven Last Words of Jesus” at 7 p.m. on Fri., Mar 29. The service will be held at the MTC Library, 101 S Belle Fourche Ave. in Moorcroft. For more info, call or text Pastor Monte at (217) 251-1182 or email: [email protected]...

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