S Highway 50, Gillette: Yesterday a 23 year old Gillette woman contacted the Campbell County Sheriff's Office to report that a family dog had been shot. Under-sheriff Scott Matheny said that the woman told investigators she had returned home about 2:30pm and found the dog covered in blood and apparently shot in the left front leg. She said that the dog had been outside all day but had been seen about 1:00 pm in good condition. Matheny said that the women took the animal into Gillette for treatment. Read more: Woman Says Family Dog Was Shot
GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Memorial Hospital’s (CCMH) Maternal Child Department will increase their security by controlling access to the units via doorbell and a Maternal Child employee will then “buzz” the visitor(s) into the respective area. Access for employees will also be restricted. Appropriate employees will have badge access and the remainder of the employee population will access the unit with the doorbell system. The Maternal Child Department includes Labor & Delivery, the Nursery, and the postpartum or inpatient OB/gynecological areas. Read more: CCMH Unit Increases Security
Arbuckle Lodge Gillette has announced it will offer a free room to anyone from out of town visiting a family member admitted to any area hospital, nursing home or treatment center during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The program, called “Arbuckle: Home for Christmas,” is designed to help families be together during the holidays while easing the stress and expense of visiting loved ones who are not able to be at home.
“The holidays are a time for families to be together,” said Ray Lewis, Arbuckle Lodge Director of Operations. “We don’t want people with a sick family member have to worry about the added expense of a hotel room. It makes us feel good to know we’ll be bringing people together at a time when it’s needed most.”
To book a room, people are encouraged to call the hotel directly at 307-685-6363 and ask to receive the “Arbuckle: Home for Christmas” special.
At the December 17th Gillette City Council Meeting, the council had consideration of a bid award for the Gillette Softball/Baseball Complex. The project bid came from Van Ewing Construction, Inc. in the amount of $9,413,727.31 and was contingent upon the approval of the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget amendment. The costs being considered included the building of four fields and the supporting infrastructure for the Field of Dreams property. Read more: Council Approves Infrastructure at Field of Dreams Property
Update: Highway 59 has reopened.
A multi-vehicle accident on Highway 59 has closed the highway in both directions at the site of the accident approximately 7 miles south of Gillette. Please drive with caution and slow down for emergency personnel and those involved in the accident. There are reports of at least two injuries.
Please use an alternative route.
In addition, there are multiple wrecks along other parts of Highway 59.
Please drive with caution.
PIO - Joe Lunne
As part of the Bills and Claims portion of the Gillette City Council Meeting on December 17th, the council is expected to grant their approval of funds left over from the city's ECB (Expenditure Control Budget) Account being “reinvested” in city employees in the form of Gold Bucks. Gold Bucks are distributed through the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and are designed to support local merchants. Gillette City Administrator Carter Napier said that he anticipates every City of Gillette employee will receive $500 worth of Gold Bucks as a one time payment. Read more: ECB Monies To Be Reinvested in City Employees Through Gold Bucks
The City of Gillette's Planning and Engineering Divisions announced the dates and times of several upcoming public open houses for various projects, including Downtown Revitalization project, Stocktrail Neighborhood Planning project, and the Campbell County Safe Routes to Schools project. Read more: City of Gillette announces several public open houses