From the July 14, 1937 News Record
The worst flood in 30 years on the Little Powder River north of Gillette is subsiding today, after being on a rampage since Monday afternoon, when a heavy rain of almost cloudburst proportions swept down the normally narrow stream, which was fed by many swollen tributaries. Little Powder is out of its banks for miles and the havoc wrought includes the washing away of bridges, the hay that was cut and haying equipment. None of the ranchers have been able to get to town and even the mail trucks were unable to get through. Both approaches to the bridge at Corral Creek have been washed out and the water was running over the road one-fourth mile wide at that point. The bridge over Pine Creek was washed out, the south approach of Cedar Creek bridge at Soda Well over Little Powder was washed away. A portion of fill was taken out in numerous places between Gillette and the Bert Norfolk ranch, fences were washed away and in some places posts and debris were piled on the road.
From the July 3, 1947 News Record
An 86-mile horse race from Spotted Horse to Upton is being planned by the Upton Commercial Club to be run Aug. 7 beginning at 5 a.m. from Spotted Horse store, according to a report in last week’s Weston County Gazette. A purse of $600 plus all entry fees is being put up for the first four winning riders. Rozet has been chosen as the halfway point on the route, which will follow Highway 16. The entry fee has been set at $50. Rules, entry blanks and other particulars may be obtained by writing Jack Dinwiddie at Upton. Entry blanks are available from LaGrand Patrick of Gillette, the Spotted Horse store and the Rozet store.
From the July 18, 1968 News Record
The hill between Interstate 90 and the north edge of Moorcroft will be trimmed to allow highway travelers to see more of the town. Mayor Bill Hughes said a ground moving contractor started cutting down the obstruction ridge last week. About 9 feet will be shaved off the ridge for a distance of 300 yards. Hughes said I-90 travelers will then be able to see what Moorcroft has to offer. He said, also, the Wyoming Highway department will erect some large signs and lights in the near future in an effort to bring more travelers into Moorcroft since I-90 is bypassing the town.