Campbell County Emergency Management Coordinator David King has already canceled his personal plans to travel to Casper this weekend because of a winter snow storm expected this weekend. He is also advising others to take a close look at any travel plans this weekend. King said Thursday morning that the National Weather Service shows a big bulls-eye for the storm's impact over the Casper and Douglas area, but the edge of the bulls-eye stretches into southern Campbell County. Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:00Read more: Winter Storm Expected To Impact Weekend
GILLETTE, WYO. - February 26, 2014 - Quality Floor Covering, LLC President, Dallas Grubbs was recently chosen for the 10,000 Small Businesses program from Goldman Sachs this year. The 12-week course is designed for small businesses who want to take their business to the next level, which is exactly why Dallas pursued this opportunity and why he believes other businesses may benefit as well, “If there are small business owners that are struggling with employees, financial issues, or have had no formal business training, this is a great opportunity to improve your skills and grow your business.” According to their website, the program is based on the view of leading experts that greater access to this combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to growth. "The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program provides the training, tools, and relationships to help local entrepreneurs and their businesses grow and create a self-reinforcing cycle of economic opportunity," said Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 05:59Read more: Campbell County Small Business Owner Selected For Goldman Sachs Program
On February 25th, the Campbell County School District Board of Trustees received information on enrollment projections. Supervisor of Information Systems and Fiscal Services, Don Dihle, said the district contracts with the group, Middle Cities, for the projections. The Lansing, Michigan based company prepares enrollment projections for school districts across the country by using the Cohort Survival Method. Dihle said school staff provides the company with five years of past enrollment figures. The figures are used to project enrollment numbers over a five year and ten year period, using three different methods.
Dihle said method one is typically the most accurate. The current projections using method one show 1,038 kindergarten students in the CCSD next year. It also projects 10,005 K-12 students five years down the road for the 2018-2019 school year.
“If the growth rate continues to equal that of the current year, compared to the previous year, we'd have about 300 additional students in five years. If the method one, which looks at five years is accurate, we would have approximately 1,200 more students in five years.”---DihleLast Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 09:47
The Wyoming State Library is pleased to announce the first One Book Wyoming program featuring the novella Spirit of Steamboat by Wyoming author Craig Johnson. Campbell County Public Library (CCPL) is hosting the Campbell County Kickoff of One Book Wyoming on Thursday, February 27. Johnson will be at the library from 3-6 p.m. for a Meet and Greet and to help hand out 125 “read and pass along” copies of “Spirit of Steamboat” for circulation throughout our community. Johnson will also be selling and autographing copies of his other books.
Read more: Campbell County One Book Wyoming Kickoff
The intent behind One Book programs is to create community-wide unity through the reading of a single book. “This program is a wonderful opportunity to create the feeling of a county-wide book club, where residents of different ages and backgrounds read and discuss one book,” said Terri Lesley, CCPLS Director. Your local county libraries and libraries across the state are encouraging residents to READ IT, DISCUSS IT, and PASS IT ON. Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 05:45
Campbell County's newest chess champion is a fourth grader from Hillcrest Elementary School. On February 15th, third through sixth grade students from 4 schools competed in a chess tournament hosted by John Paul 2 Catholic School. Daniil Prigarin won six match-ups, including his final in the last second, to take home the trophy.
“I looked at the table after my last move; it was check mate. I won in the last second.”---Prigarin
Daniil played in chess tournaments for years in Russia before relocating to Gillette in the summer of 2013. Instructor Renee Conklin says Daniil has adjusted well to his new surroundings and has provided motivation to the chess players who were already at Hillcrest. Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 12:49Read more: Fourth Grader Wins Chess Tournament
The Campbell County Sheriff's Office has released more information in the investigation of Wednesday night’s fatal shooting in Wright. Investigator Gary Sams said the evidence shows 48-year-old Sammy Micheal Fears of Casper, WY, was attempting to abduct an adult female when he was shot by a 15-year-old boy. Sams said law enforcement records in Casper and Utah show a lengthy history of alleged domestic violence between the adult woman and Fears.
Fears died on the way to Campbell Count Memorial Hospital. Sams said his office does not have a pathology report at this time. Sams said today that no arrest has been made. Sams said once the report is finished, it will be forwarded to the Campbell County Attorney's Office for review of the case. Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 10:06Read more: Investigators Believe Wright Shooting Victim Was Attempting Abduction Of Adult Female
Campbell County’s Legislative Delegation urges their constituents to make comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its rule for carbon emissions on new coal-fired power plants. The comment period is open until March 10.
Senators Hines, Von Flatern and Driskill join Representatives Lubnau, Blikre, Kasperik, Barlow and Mader are urging the public to submit comments supporting a carbon emission of 1800 pounds per megawatt hour.
“I’m told the EPA, along with its environmental allies, desire to make the rule at 1100 pounds per megawatt hour,” says Senator Ogden Driskill. “Coal industry analysts inform me only 1800 pounds per megawatt hour is the best obtainable at this time.”
“So if the EPA sets this rule at its desired level, we probably won’t see another coal-fired plant built in the U.S,” adds Senator Von Faltern. Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 05:58Read more: Legislators Urge Public Comment