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02/27/15 10:18 AM
On February 26, 2015, following a two day trial, Dale Peden (51) was found guilty of one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. 

The jury, consisting of four men and eight women, deliberated for approximately 1.5 hours. 

Ronald E. Wirthwein, Jr., Campbell County and Prosecuting Attorney prosecuted the case. The Honorable Thomas W. Rumpke
02/27/15 07:15 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that occurred at 1801 E Warlow Dr. sometime between 1600 hours on 02-22-2015 and 1200 hours on 02-23-2015. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the residence by breaking out a back window. Items taken during the burglary include: a PlayStation4, PS4 controller, PS4 headset, an assortment of PS4 games, several Bluray
02/26/15 10:09 AM
Press Release - The City of Gillette Development Services Department would like the public to review the working draft of the proposed Stormwater Ordinance and to provide comment. The draft can be viewed at the following link. The comment form is available there as well.

Working Draft of the Proposed Stormwater Ordinance

The comment period will close March 13, 2015.
02/26/15 06:23 AM
Press Release - Local general surgeon Dr. Sara Hartsaw wasn't really planning on a trip to Afghanistan. She was commissioned as a Lt. Commander in the United States Naval Reserve in April 2013, where she would serve one weekend per month and two weeks a year, stationed in San Diego.

The U.S. Navy had other plans for her. Dr. Hartsaw was recently called to active duty, and will very likely
02/25/15 10:20 AM
At last night’s Gillette City Council workshop, Police Chief Jim Hloucal talked to council members about the need to increase the number of dispatchers at the department. Hloucal said he believed they were at least a year behind in filling the need.

“Our dispatch staff has been consistent at 9 staff members since the year 2001 and obviously there has been significant growth in our
02/25/15 10:13 AM
The latest family science night at the Lakeway Learning Center's Adventurarium will take place on Thursday night. Director Jodi Crago-Wyllie said there are a few spots available.

“We have local DARE officer Derrick Mitchell coming in to teach about directionality and outdoor survival. We will talk with him about just basic survival procedures, basic understanding of topographical
02/25/15 06:12 AM
GILLETTE, WY – Pioneer Manor long term care facility has lifted visiting restrictions for adults as of February 23, 2015. 
 
All adult visitors must wear a mask while in the facility and use hand sanitizer prior to visiting any resident. Masks and hand sanitizer stations are located at each entrance to Pioneer Manor. Visitors who feel ill, or have symptoms such as fever or
02/24/15 10:07 AM
Longtime Gillette community member John Lavrenz has been awarded an honorary Associate of Applied Science degree from Gillette College, officials announced in February.

The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees approved the honorary degree for Lavrenz, following the recommendation of President Dr. Paul Young and Vice President Dr. Mark Englert.

Lavrenz has served on
02/24/15 05:49 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a destruction of property that occurred at two residences sometime during the late evening hours of 02-13-2015 and the early morning hours of 02-14-2015. The residences are located on the 300 block of Rohan Ave. and the 1500 block of Phoenix Ave. During this time frame unknown suspects broke the outside pane of a front window on each of the residences.
02/24/15 05:47 AM
Is Gillette a “sports-crazy” town as is often the perception around Wyoming? Do you know the history of athletics in the Campbell County school system? Now is your chance to find out a little about sports in Campbell County as the museum is excited to announce an upcoming exhibition titled Camel Tradition. Utilizing the museum archives and collections as well as many generous loans,
02/23/15 06:06 AM
At 11:33 p.m. on Feb. 21st the Campbell County Fire Department responded to the 200 block of W 9th Street for a residential structure fire.  Upon arrival, CCFD crews located an attic fire.  Occupants were awoken by their dog prior to smoke alarms and safely left the residence.  The fire was extinguished by fire crews before spreading to the rest of the home. 

The cause is
02/23/15 05:59 AM
Ninety volunteers counted more than 400 eagles on Jan. 10, in the Powder River Basin, as part of the national Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey, conducted locally by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Buffalo Field Office.


Volunteers counted 288 bald eagles, 95 golden eagles and 24 eagles of undetermined species on survey routes along more than 1,400 miles of public roads.


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02/23/15 05:56 AM
SHERIDAN—The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be hosting a public informational meeting to discuss work associated with lower Clear Creek and the Kendrick bypass channel. Fisheries Biologist Bill Bradshaw and Aquatic Habitat Biologist Travis Cundy will be present to discuss recent fisheries work in the area.
 

Fisheries Biologist Bill Bradshaw says, “We have been doing
02/20/15 10:04 AM
On February 19th, the Gillette Police Department responded to the 4300 block of Garner Lake Road for a report of a body in the road. The call came in about 11:10 p.m. Lieutenant Chuck Deaton said an unidentified woman was struck near the intersection of Garner Lake Road and Butler Spaeth Road. Deaton said the woman was struck by a pickup that was traveling westbound on Garner Lake toward Highway
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