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08/03/15 05:45 AM
The City of Gillette will be converting to a new Utility Billing software system beginning Thursday, August 6th at 5:00 P.M. Beginning at that time, online bill pay and IVR will be unavailable until the new system is live. The new system will be live on Monday, August 10th, barring any major setbacks during the conversion process.

On Friday, August 7th, customers will be able to pay utility
07/31/15 06:01 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft that occurred on the 1900 block of Harvest Moon after 1745 hours on the night of 07-17-15. During this time, unknown suspects broke into an apartment and stole a 42” LG flat screen TV, a 42” flat screen TV, a Play Station 4 game system, 7 PlayStation games, an HP laptop, a Samsung Galaxy S-5 cell phone, and a bag of clothing.

If you
07/31/15 05:56 AM
Press Release - Several dead prairie dogs and other rodents recently found in Devils Tower National Monument have tested positive for tularemia.  This year, tularemia has been widely reported in Wyoming and some neighboring states.  

Tularemia is a naturally occurring bacterial disease transmitted by infected insects and ticks to rabbits, hares, muskrats, beavers and other small
07/30/15 11:03 AM
Press Release - The Wyoming Department of Transportation officials have been coordinating safety efforts with the South Dakota Department of Transportation officials for the upcoming 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

There is estimated to be 800,000 to 1.2 million people attend this year’s rally, twice as many as the rally has attracted in any year in the past 25. 

Wyoming DOT and
07/30/15 10:48 AM
Press Release - Community members interested in learning about Celtic and Latin American cultures are encouraged to sign up for the upcoming Community Education Cultural Series “A Little Bit of Culture.”

The series, presented by Gillette College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education and the Campbell County Public Library, are divided into four parts: literature, art,
07/30/15 06:18 AM
Alicia Heying, a local Usborne Books & More Consultant and her team are conducting a charity book drive for the Blessings in a Backpack organization.

Their goal is to give one (1) new book to each of the Blessings backpacks recipients for the new school year. The book drive is running from July 20, 2015 to August 4, 2015. She says is proven that book ownership increases literacy rates and
07/30/15 06:03 AM
Press Release – Gillette- Campbell County Airport Report today announced air passenger traffic for the first six(6) months of 2015 have increased by approximately 19% compared to the first six(6) months of 2014. During June, the airport welcomed 5,156 arriving and departing passengers. Year to date, the airport has served 29,761 travelers.

Airport Director Jay Lundell contributes the
07/29/15 11:17 AM
Press Release – Today, U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., released the following statements in response to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) kicking off a series of listening sessions starting today in Washington, D.C. to discuss raising the royalty rates on the Federal Coal Leasing Program. The BLM plans to host similar listening
07/29/15 11:11 AM
July 29, 2015 - A 29-year-old Gillette man was killed this morning when his 2014 Yamaha motorcycle collided with a Kenworth semi. Gillette Police Corporal Becky Elger said officers responded about 4:20 am.

“It was near the intersection of the Winland Car Wash and Highway 59. Officers arrived on scene and observed a 29-year-old male who had been driving the motorcycle, he was on the
07/29/15 05:58 AM
Press Release - World-famous cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell is coming to the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center Theater on July 30th in support of the new Campbell County Rockpile Museum! This cowboy-turned-buckaroo-poet spins tales of the American West in rhyme and meter. A social reception begins at 5:00 p.m. with a cash bar and silent auction of historic photographs, fine artwork, and a wide variety of
07/28/15 10:23 AM
The Campbell County Fire Department responded to the following incidents:
 
July 27, 2015

At 12:02 p.m. to Spring Valley Lane for a grass fire less than 1 acre in size, it was started by piece of equipment.
 
At 1:54 p.m. to an area west of Westover for a 37 acre fire in size, started by lightning.
 
At 2:21 p.m. to the area of Lawver Road for the report of a grass
07/28/15 06:39 AM
Gideon Defensive Solutions, a Gillette based company, will be hosting classes for "The Introduction to the Defensive Handgun" on August 1st and 29th at the Gillette Gun Club. These classes are designed to be an introduction to the handgun for defensive applications and are well suited for those with little to no experience in the use of the handgun.

The classes include 4 hours
07/28/15 06:01 AM
Press Release - Governor Matt Mead has announced a series of public meetings to identify additional energy initiatives for Wyoming – two years after the state became the first in the nation to develop a comprehensive energy strategy with the release of Leading the Charge, Wyoming’s Action Plan for Energy, Environment and Economy. Since its release in 2013, more than three-fourths of
07/27/15 06:01 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help solving a residential burglary which occurred Tuesday, July 7, 2015, approximately 8 miles south of Gillette on Highway 50 between 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. The suspect forced entry into the home and stole firearms and jewelry.

Crime Stoppers requests anyone with information about this burglary, or anyone who has had a suspicious person come to their residence
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