On November 17th at the Gillette College Presentation Hall, the Campbell County Suicide Prevention Coalition will host the International Survivors of Suicide Day Broadcast. Check-In for the event will be 10:45am. During this broadcast by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a diverse panel of individuals bereaved by suicide will address the questions that many survivors face: Why did this happen? How can I cope? Where can I find support?
This event will be open to the public. Individuals are encouraged to RSVP so hosts can make sure not to overbook the space. The broadcast of those left behind after a suicide is described as intense, so counseling services will be available on sight. Preventative services and resources will also be on hand.
The number of suicides in Campbell County for 2012 (13) has already past the total number of suicides for 2011, Christine Johnson is one of those left behind and learning the cope with the tragedy of a teen suicide.
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Check-In Time: 10:45am
Broadcast Start Time: 11am
Discussion/Closing Ceremony: 12:30pm
Location: Gillette College – Presentation Hall
From the Emmy winning, widely renowned children's science TV show, Beakman's World, the entertaining and enlivening scientist Beakman performs live on stage as Beakman on the Brain, a show about the human brain. The show is known for the simple and elegant ways to explain sophisticated scientific principles, using applied science that relates to children's lives. Plus the show is fast-moving, funny, and engaging.Read more: BEAKMAN ON THE BRAIN
The Campbell County Observer is asking for volunteers for organizing a cleanup of the BLM land on Union Chapel Road west of Sleepy Hollow. “We do this every year,” owner Nicholas De Laat said. “After hunting season is a good time to get all the land picked up so that we can keep using it.”
Read more: Clean-up Help Wanted For BLM Land
During the warm up portion of last night's Gillette City Council work session, Councilman Robyn Kuntz reiterated that he is very apprehensive to see the initial stages of the Field of Dreams project going to bid. Kuntz also said that he is still receiving calls from members the public who are opposed to moving the project forward. Before opening the topic up to discussion from other council members, Mayor Tom Murphy spent about two minutes responding to Kuntz's concerns. Murphy once again restated the need for athletic fields in Campbell County as well as other reasons to move forward with the project. Read more: Kuntz Still Vocally Opposed to Field of Dreams
The annual community food drive sponsored by ERA Boardwalk Real Estate and Basin Radio Network has returned. This is a competition between the schools divided into 3 divisions: elementary, rural and secondary schools. The winning schools will win $500 each. Help your favorite school AND our community by donating food items. Last year over 45,000 items were collected by the school district helping many needy families in our community. Donations can be dropped off at ERA Boardwalk, Basin Radio or any of the participating schools.
For more information call Betty Jensen at 307-685-5375 or Josh McGrath at 307-257-6702
Campbell County Parks and Recreation and The Council Of Community Services are offering the 24th. Annual Secret Santa Program for low income children. All families must qualify for the secret santa program through The Council Of Community Services before receiving Secret Santa letters. Read more: Secret Santa Program Returns
At about 9 am on November 11th the Campbell County Sheriff's Office responded to Dove Court for a burglary report. Suspects had entered a vehicle shop through an open window and took alcohol and tobacco products. Sheriff's Deputy Marlene Sharpe said the investigation did not take very long. Time stamped photos from a game camera set up in the area showed the suspects entered the shop at about 11:30 pm on November 10th. Making things worse for the suspects were their footprints left in the snow, which allowed a deputy the follow the footprints right to the house of one of the suspects. The deputy got consent to search the residence and collected stolen items. Two 18 year old males were arrested as suspects for that felony crime.
In a separate incident a 20 year old man was given a citation for a hit and run on Robin Drive. The man was apparently driving too fast for road conditions and slid into a post. Its believed the suspect fled the area but failed to retrieve his licences plate. A neighbor collected the plate and called authorities. After a deputy had responded to take the report, the suspect was spotted returning in his vehicle; presumably to look for the licence plate. The man was issued a citation a short time later.