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07/01/16 06:09 AM
Press Release — U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) final valuation rule on coal produced on federal and Indian lands, and oil and natural gas produced on federal lands and waters.
“Today’s new valuation rule is not about closing
06/30/16 04:36 PM
Press Release - The Rockpile Museum Association invites the public to join them on Saturday, July 30, 2016 for a summer hike at Pumpkin Buttes. This year we plan to hike around and on North Butte. Bring a picnic blanket or camp chair, insect repellent, sun screen, a canteen, a hat, your hiking boots, and anything else to make yourself comfortable and protect yourself as we will be outside the
06/30/16 04:33 PM
Press Release –  Today the Department of the Interior released final regulations aimed at increasing royalty fees paid on the extraction of oil, natural gas and coal from public lands. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., released the following statement in response:
“These regulations are a sham designed by the Obama Administration in order to raise prices and put coal, oil
06/30/16 11:51 AM
Press Release - The City of Gillette Online Utility Billing and Pay-By-Phone services will go offline tonight at 5:00 p.m. These services will remain offline until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1st. This outage will also affect non-emergency requests submitted through Citizen Self Service (CSS).

The reason for this outage is to allow the Finance Department to balance the utility billing accounts
06/29/16 11:20 AM
Press Release -  Even before opening the doors for business, Dr. David Porter, Synergy Dental Center, is giving back to the community in a big way. The new office doors are opened for the Gillette Junior Football League to provide the best quality mouth guards available to protect against injury.

Each child enrolled for Junior Football this Fall, accompanied by a parent or guardian can
06/29/16 11:11 AM
Press Release - Crime Stoppers needs your help locating the person who stole two handguns from a camper at 5775 S. Douglas Hwy between June 13 and June 29, 2016. The handguns were a Smith and Wesson Model SW40VE .40 cal. semi- automatic, black and stainless, and a Charter Arms .38 special.

If you have information that can solve this or any other crime please call Crime Stoppers at
06/28/16 11:44 AM
Press Release – The Kara Creek Fire remains at 12,347 acres and is 80 percent contained. The objective today for the Kara Creek Fire will be to continue strengthening fire lines and break up hot areas on the edge of the fire. 

Yesterday, crews assigned to the Kara Creek Fire responded to, and contained, a spot fire several hundred yards outside of the blackened fire area. The
06/27/16 02:43 PM
Press Release - Several thousand gallons of crude oil leaked from two tanker trailers after a crash occurred on Wyoming State Highway 450 on June 26th.

The crash occurred around 9:40 a.m. on the 26th after a commercial truck hauling a semi-trailer and a pup trailer containing crude oil rolled over. The truck was traveling east on Wyoming 450 near mile post 50 (approx. 15 miles east of Wright)
06/27/16 10:14 AM
Press Release – The evacuation order for Kara Creek Fire has been lifted. Residents may return to their homes.  Following additional mapping information, the Kara Creek Fire is 12,340 acres and is 75 percent contained. 

The objective for today will be to continue improvement of fire lines and break apart hot areas on the edge of the fire. During Kara Creek Fire, one home
06/25/16 10:00 PM
UPDATE: Update 9:45 PM - I-90 from Moorcroft to Sundance had been re-opened.   

It was closed earlier today due to a wildfire.


Earlier Information Below:

Press Release - Due to a wildfire in the area  both lanes of I-90 have been closed from Moorcroft to Sundance.

There is no estimation on how long the closure will last.  

It is closed
06/25/16 07:38 PM
Press Release - Due to a wildfire in the area  both lanes of I-90 have been closed from Moorcroft to Sundance.

There is no estimation on how long the closure will last.  

It is closed for your safety and the safety of those fighting the fire so DO NOT run the road closure gates.  

For more road and travel information go to www.wyo.road.info

Traffic can detour using WYO
06/24/16 11:27 AM
Press Release – An evacuation of Sundance Canyon Ranch subdivision has been ordered by the Crook County Emergency Manager. Residents of the subdivision are being evacuated to the Crook County Fairgrounds in Sundance. 

This evacuation was ordered due to increased fire activity on the southern side of the Douglas Fire. Residents being evacuated can bring stock, horses, and pets
06/23/16 04:40 PM
Butler Spaeth Road is now open in both directions.

I-90 will remain restricted to one lane, 65 MPH Speed Limit and 16 foot width restriction for over sized loads.
06/23/16 03:06 PM
Communications Manager for the City of Gillette, Geno Palazzari has announced that Butler Spaeth Road has been closed at the Interstate 90 overpass between Shalom Avenue and O'Hara Drive because the overpass has reportedly been struck by a truck hauling machinery. The closer could last until 5 pm. 

In addition, Palazzari announced that the westbound travel lane of I-90, the right
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