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Council baffled by abandoned house mystery

Though unoccupied for 15 years, someone is still paying the dwelling's taxes and taking care of upkeep

Moorcroft’s council is attempting, once again, to address the abandoned trailer houses and buildings in town, this time with attention directed to a specific residence on North Powder River Avenue.

After accomplishing the removal of the abandoned and wrecked trailer across the street from this property, the town is working to have this singlewide removed and the lot cleaned up.

The trailer has not been occupied for around 15 years and the owner is willing to give the structure to whomever would pull it away, according to Councilwoman Heidi Humpal.

The lot, however, is a different issue. The to...