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03/31/15 05:58 AM
Press Release - Gillette College’s Industry Safety Training Center has been awarded a grant from the state of Wyoming’s Department of Workforce Services to cover tuition costs for unemployed or recently employed individuals seeking training to work in the oil and gas industry.

Beginning in April, the Industry and Safety Training Center will offer four-day courses monthly that will
03/31/15 05:55 AM
Press Release - The City of Gillette is pleased to announce that the Capital Facilities Tax, used to pay back the $75 million Permanent Mineral Trust Fund Loan for our portion of the Gillette Regional Water Supply Project, will end on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. The sales tax rate in Gillette and Campbell County will be reduced to 5%. The City of Gillette would like to thank everyone for
03/30/15 07:14 AM
Press Release - Two organizations with strong regional ties recently pledged their support for Gillette College’s planned Education and Activity Center.

Black Hills Corporation has donated $15,000 and BNSF Railway has donated $25,000, respectively, to the Gillette College Foundation. Both donations will be matched as a result of an incentive program provided by the Campbell
03/30/15 06:25 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that occurred on 03/24/2015 at approximately 1000 hours at Apple Self Storage located behind Value Villa. At this time unknown suspects forced entry into a storage unit and stole several items. Some of the items stolen are listed as fallows. A coin collection, a Swarovski Spotting Scope, a Leopold range finder, Leopold binoculars, new camo
03/28/15 03:16 PM
Press Release - At 6:12 a.m. on March 27th, the Campbell County Fire Department responded to 1926 Harvest Moon for a reported fire alarm activation, sprinkler flow. It was soon upgraded to a working structure fire after neighbors reported a fire in the rear of the building. Upon arrival we found a four-plex apartment building with fire and heat damage in a lower unit, back porch area. A
03/27/15 11:40 AM
March 27th, 2014 – A 46-year-old male was given a citation for reckless endangerment, after the beam from a laser pointer struck a police officer in his eyes twice. Lieutenant Chuck Deaton said the officer was driving his police car when both incidents occurred. The suspect was contacted on the 2500 block of Ledoux Avenue. The man initially denied having the laser pointer. He agreed to a
03/27/15 11:21 AM
March 26th - At 9:23 p.m. officers with the Gillette Police Department responded to the 600 block of E Second Street. Lieutenant Chuck Deaton said they were investigating an online post of escort services. A 52-year-old male was contacted leaving a hotel room. Deaton said the man was cited after admitting to paying for a prostitute. A 26-year-old woman was contacted at the hotel room. Deaton said
03/27/15 06:08 AM
Press Release – This morning, Governor Mead took action against the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) effort to regulate fracking. At the Governor’s direction, the Attorney General’s office filed a petition for review of final agency action in federal court.

“The BLM proposed this rule that exceeds their authority. This is troubling both legally and from a policy
03/27/15 06:05 AM
GILLETTE, WYO. – March 26, 2015 – Six students from Gillette pitched their business ideas before a panel of four real-life investors to compete for funding at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Investor Panel Event at the Gillette College Tech Center.  The students presented to representatives from some of Gillette’s premier companies as well as an audience of their
03/26/15 11:22 AM
Press Release – The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has engaged the University of Wyoming, Ruckelshaus Institute to conduct a Situation Assessment of prairie dog management on the Thunder Basin National Grassland.

Staff from the Ruckelshaus Institute will be conducting in-depth, one-on-one interviews over the next few weeks with approximately 40 individuals from a wide range of
03/26/15 05:48 AM
 April events in Wyoming will honor sacrifices of military parents and their children during the Month of the Military Child.

Military and elected officials and free pizza, soft drinks and cake will be at the month’s kick-off celebration at the Cheyenne Historic Train Depot 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, said Brittany Johnson, University of Wyoming Extension 4-H Military educator.
03/26/15 05:46 AM
Press Release - The phenomenal touring Owenhouse show breaks new ground across the nation with a brand new, elaborate stage show. A mind boggling, spell-binding experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Jay’s new show is a theatrical event where audiences not only witness the magic, they experience it! You’ll see audience members float in mid-air, get sawed in half, and
03/25/15 06:01 AM
Gillette, WY – On Wednesday, March 25th, 6:00 pm, 6 student entrepreneurs will take the stage to present their business plans before a panel of local leaders of industry and a public audience. The students are dressed as young professionals, and are ready to wow the crowd!
 
Six students in grades 6 through 12 representing 5 businesses and social movements from the Campbell County
03/24/15 10:24 AM
The Boys and Girls Club of Campbell County will host the first annual Champagne Brunch fundraiser this Saturday. The fundraiser will begin at 11:00 a.m.

“We are having it at the Boys and Girls Club new facility which is the old Lakeview School. We are giving tours of the building. We have some silent auction items.” --- CEO and Director Karla Brandenburg

Brandenburg says the
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