As part of a national survey effort, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2014 Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
Participants are asked to count eagles along standard routes in order to identify population trends. The standard routes are distributed across the Powder River Basin and will follow public roads.
Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register for survey routes. To pre-register, contact Charlotte Darling at 307-684-1045 by Friday, Jan. 3. Pre-registration is especially encouraged for routes in Sheridan and Johnson counties. Any routes that are not assigned during pre-registration will be available at the public meetings listed below.Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 05:55 Read more: Volunteers Needed For Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey
With flu activity going up recently across the state, residents are encouraged by the Wyoming Department of Health to take common-sense steps to avoid becoming ill with influenza or spreading it to others.
According to Reggie McClinton, surveillance epidemiologist with the Wyoming Department of Health, influenza activity has increased across the state in recent weeks. “While we are not seeing as many cases as this time last year, reported influenza activity is definitely picking up,” he said. “The area of highest activity right now is Campbell County.”Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 14:12 Read more: Highest Flu Activity Right Now Is In Campbell County
At the December 10th, Gillette City Council Workshop, City Administrator Carter Napier gave the council an update on the Boys and Girls Club memorandum of understanding. The MOU between the city and the Boys and Girls Club of Campbell County and the Campbell County School District outlines the terms of understanding between the parties with respect to the club taking over the old Lakeview school site.
“Originally it was anticipated that the only role the City would have to take on is that of the facilitating of the Wyoming Business Council funds, if the effort is awarded, in order to make those funds available for the upgrades needed at the school to appropriately accommodate the Boys and Girls Club as the new tenants.”---NapierLast Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 14:22 Read more: Council Feels Boys and Girls Club Partnership Still Very Viable
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving the burglary of a storage unit located at 3900 Collins Road that occurred sometime between 10/30/13 and 11/30/13. Unknown suspect(s) cut the padlock off of a storage unit and replaced the lock with a new one. Items taken during the burglary included: stereo equipment, tools, camping equipment, figurines and numerous baby items.Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:29 Read more: Storage Unit Burglary
One new City Council Ward 2 Candidate name was released today, Clif Ritchie of 4316 Clemence Ave brings the total of candidates to nine as of Friday morning.
Previous Information below:Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 12:48 Read more: Updated: Dec 13th: Ward 2 List Grows Again
Gillette, Wyo., December 10, 2013 – Jaime Basham of Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyo., was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2013-14 school year, and awarded $1,000 for her dedication and commitment to students.
As a Spanish teacher, Jaime wants her students to show what they can do with the language to their community, administrators and parents. She encourages her students to use Spanish as much as possible in class, and as a result, enrollment in the school’s foreign language program has increased dramatically. Jaime hopes that under her instruction, her students travel and explore and learn about new cultures. Outside the classroom, Jaime is also the president-elect of the Wyoming Foreign Language Teachers’ Association and a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:30 Read more: Gillette Educator Named Peabody Energy Leader in Education
At 2:26 p.m. on Deceber 7th, the Campbell County Fire Department responded to 3251 South Four J Road for a fire sprinkler activation. Upon arrival to the scene no fire was found and it was determined the sprinkler activated after being hit by an object. Several juveniles were seen playing in the area shortly before the activation and are believed to be responsible. Gillette College officials are investigating the matter further. Damage was estimated at $4000.Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 06:49 Read more: Object Hits And Activates Sprinkler, $4000 Damage