Times purchases Moorcroft Leader

The Moorcroft Leader is pleased to announce that it will now be published in cooperation with the county’s other newspapers, The Sundance Times and The Wyoming Pioneer. The newspaper has been purchased by the Moberg family and will continue to build on its strong local pedigree.
“We want to keep our main focus on the issues and people that are important to the community,” says Jeff Moberg, Editor.
“We would like to thank Margaret Bauer for her dedication and efforts and will continue to build on what she has achieved, publishing a newspaper that the community can be proud of.”
The office will continue to be maintained and independently staffed, says Moberg, while drawing on additional resources from its sister publications.
“As lifelong Crook County residents, we have forged a lot of great friendships with people throughout the county,” he adds.
“We are looking forward to building on those friendships, creating new ones and continuing our strong relationship with the people who call Moorcroft home.”
The new owners took over publishing duties on June 1.

Couch running for Sheriff

Steve Cocouchuch will campaign for the position of Crook County Sheriff at the upcoming elections. With more than 24 years of law enforcement experience, he believes that he is well qualified to make a positive impact on the county and benefit the people, communities and services therein.

Klocker campaigns for Treasurer

Sheryl Klocker will challenge incumbent Mary Kuhl for the position of County Treasurer at the upcoming elections. Basing her campaign around fair treatment and strong ethics, she feels that her experience and personal values more than qualify her for the position.

Davis makes bid for State Rep

Ted Davis will campaign to represent House District #1 at the upcoming elections. A firm believer that those who campaign as Republicans should stand for the party’s values, Davis hopes to offer voters representation that supports grassroot contributions to party policy.

Tornado rips from Hulett to Aladdin

(Photo courtesy National Weather Service, Rapid City, SD.) Sheet metal scattered among broken trees northeast of Hulett following Friday’s tornado.

(Photo courtesy National Weather Service, Rapid City, SD.) Sheet metal scattered among broken trees northeast of Hulett following Friday’s tornado.

By Sarah Pridgeon

Enzi state director to retire after more than 30 years of service to Wyoming

Robin BaileyThey say good help is hard to find these days. Apparently that wasn’t the case in 1977 when Wyoming U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop needed an office manager in Cheyenne. He hired Robin Bailey. It also wasn’t the case for Wyoming U.S. Senator Al Simpson who later hired Bailey to work as his field representative in his Rock Springs office and later his Gillette office. Current Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., was happy to have Bailey continue on his staff in Gillette when he took office in 1997. After a few years, he promoted Bailey to state director, a position she will retire from in September after more than 30 years of service to the people of Wyoming.

City plans ahead for 2015 Rally

By Sarah Pridgeon