Gillette--D.G. Reardon, President of the Campbell County Economic Development Agency (CCEDC) announced today that Philippe Chino, Executive Director of CCEDC has announced his retirement. Chino has served as the Executive Director since 2009 and will be leaving CCEDC in January.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 12:18
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Under Chino’s leadership, CCEDC has been involved with a number of initiatives, including development of a five-year economic development strategic plan in 2010. The extensive process led to several pro-active business development initiatives for CCEDC, including collaboration with the University of Wyoming to build a business incubator in Campbell County, creation of a working group to evaluate and pursue expansion of Energy Park and development of a rail industrial park in Campbell County. CCEDC also became involved in retail recruitment and development which led to the location of Famous Footwear in Gillette.
With less than a week left in the application process to fill a vacant seat for Ward 2 on the City Council, the list of candidates has already grown to double digits. Mike Bartlett of 2636 Pinehurst becomes the 10th individual added for consideration.
He joins the previous nine names of Sterling Albers, Everett Boss, Damon Hart, Derek Izzi, Brian Likewise, Delbert McKannan, Billy Montgomery, Clif Ritchie and Jessica Seders . Whoever is appointed to the council will join Forrest Rothleutner in Ward 2.Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 11:39 Read more: Ward 2 Candidates List Hits Double Digits
If you have ever been to the lower level of the Courthouse you have probably noticed the drab, institutional white walls lining the long corridors. Well, things are starting to look a little brighter now. Recently, the County’s Halls of Art Committee was reconvened; and they are on a mission – adding color and character to the interior of the Courthouse.
“After a short walk around the Courthouse, the committee agreed we needed to do something about the lack of color on the lower level”, said Carol Seeger, Chairman of Halls of Art Committee. “After some thought and discussion, the committee felt any art projects downstairs would be best served if youth from the Campbell County Juvenile Probation and Juvenile Diversion programs were included”, continued Seeger. Thus began the idea for the mural which now graces the halls downstairs.Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 06:05 Read more: Campbell County Courthouse Adds Some Color
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft from auto that occurred at CCMH on 113013 between the hours of 1930 and 2045. Unknown suspect(s) entered a 1995 grey Ford Ranger while it was parked unattended in the lower parking lot in front of the ER and stole approximately $7,775 worth of jewelry. Items taken during the theft include: a wedding ring set, described as a white gold engagement band with diamonds halfway around it, and the wedding ring consisted of a diamond solitaire with two diamonds on the side, a set of 3/4 carat gold diamond studded earrings, a set of Montana Silver earrings described as big ovals with silver outline, A silver necklace containing a gold and black cross, and a silver bucking horse and rider.Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 05:59 Read more: $7,775 Worth of Jewelry Taken From Vehicle
On Saturday December 14th, the Jingle Bell Fun 5k Run will be held starting at the South Campus High School lobby. Walkers will start at 8:15 am and runners begin at 9am. Please bring a canned food donation to benifit the Council of Community Services. Costs are $15 per person with a benifit shirt, $10 per person without a benifit shirt, or $20 on Saturday.Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 07:06 Read more: Jingle Bell Fun 5k Run
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum kicks off its Family Days series on December 14th with a Christmas crafts day. From 10 a.m. to noon, families will make Mason jar lid ornaments, a pinecone reindeer & sleigh, wooden spool tractors, marionettes, snow globe cards, and more. This event requires a reservation and space is limited.Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 06:47 Read more: Santa Will Visit Rockpile Museum
At the December 3rd, 2014 Gillette City Council Meeting the council gave recognition of the 2013 Christmas Pin Contest winner. Sixth graders from 5 schools submitted entries. Of the 145 entries, Colton Porter of Wagonwheel Elementary School was chosen as the winner. Porter and his art teacher Nancy Nordeen received cash prizes for their efforts.Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 07:15 Read more: Local Leaders Display Winning Christmas Pin To Pacific Northwest