At the August 5th, 2013 Gillette City Council meeting, two votes on a Gillette Softball/Baseball field complex took place. Both were given council approval by a 4 to 3 vote.
“The council approved the contractor manager at-risk to bring forth a guaranteed maximum price to build the four fields - the baseball softball complex.”--- Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 14:08Read more: Council Looks At Sports Fields and Sunday Liquor Debate
This morning Gillette Police Lieutenant Brent Wasson released some additional information on yesterday's fatal construction site accident. Wasson said the driver of a dump truck that backed over and killed a 38-year-old, out of state man, is a 31-year-old Yankton, SD man. Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 11:29Read more: Update On Monday's Construction Site Death
On Saturday August 3rd, 2013, the northern part of Campbell County continued the string of weather related incidents handled by authorities in Campbell County. Emergency Management Coordinator for Campbell County David King, said ranchers near Spotted Horse and the Chicken Creek Divide Area reported torrential rainfall, a tornado on the ground, large hail and roadways overtaken by water. Below are photographs and comments provided by King.
Cattle Guard on Werner Road
|SA Road||Dirt/grass covered hail chunks on HWY 14-16 just 2 miles west of Recluse|
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On August 5th, 2013, at 6:16 am, emergency responders in Gillette were dispatched to the old recreation center property, after it was reported a serious accident had occurred. Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 11:04Read more: Man Killed At Construction Site
The City of Gillette encourages the public to observe Flash Flood Awareness and move to higher ground during severe storms. Avoid areas subject to flooding, such as canyons, dips, drainages, and washes.
The seven-day weather forecast predicts thunderstorms for the next several days. Therefore, the City of Gillette encourages the public to follow the National Weather Service's "Turn Around Don't Drown" program: Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 07:06Read more: Flash Flood Awareness
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving several vandalism’s that have occurred in Gillette. The vandalism being performed is gang related graffiti by unknown individuals in a group calling themselves the "Valley Boyz" and “Purple Activis Crips”. There is also a common aka of "Rener" that is being tagged. Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 07:02Read more: Crime Stoppers: Gang Related Graffiti
At 6:16 pm on August 2nd, 2013 the Gillette Police Department responded to the Providence Park area near the new Hillcrest School to search for a 20-year-old man who was last seen in a storm water drainage near the park. Calls to 911 indicated the man had been swept away by storm water. Officers arrived on site and began searching for the man. He was located ad transported to Campbell County Memorial Hospital. The GPD listed his condition as unknown as of this morning. Last Updated on Saturday, 03 August 2013 13:17Read more: Man Swept Away By Storm Water