The order deadline for Campbell County Daffodil Days is February 25th. The daffodil bouquet deliveries will benefit the American Cancer Society. Deliveries are expected to take place the week of March 10th. You can order 1 bouquet of 10 buds for $10, 5 bouquets of 10 buds for $40, or 10 bouquets of 10 buds for $70. Also available is the “Bear & A Bunch”, which includes a Daffodil Bear and 1 bouquet for $25. Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 07:12Read more: Daffodil Days
City of Gillette Electrical Services crews responded to a power outage that affected approximately 7,500 customers and lasted 58 minutes late Sunday night (February 16th). The outage began around 9:45 p.m. and was caused by ice build up and wind that caused an insulator to break on a powerline thus causing the Neil Simpson 2 power plant breaker to lock out. Crews located and isolated the outage, then re-routed power back to City customers via the Neil Simpson 1 power plant on an alternate line. Repairs to the damaged insulator will be made on Monday, February 17th.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 10:26Read more: Ice Cuts Power
If you love animals and science, the Lakeway Learning Center in Gillette is the place for you next week. Science Center Assistant Brittney Johnson says two big events are planned. The first event will be February 18th.
“Greg, from the Black Hills Parrot Welfare Center in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, will be coming to Gillette to the Science Center which is located in the Lakeway Learning Center, to do a lesson on birds. Greg has a lot of knowledge on birds. He runs a refuge over there, and we recently adopted a bird from about four months ago from him, and we are looking forward to bringing him into our community. Many people know about Greg, and who he is, and what he has to offer.”---Johnson Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 12:48Read more: Events For Science and Animal Lovers
On February 11th, at 6:47pm, the Gillette Police Department responded to Hillcrest Elementary School. Gillette Police Lieutenant Brent Wasson said a 25-year-old custodian at the school reported an individual had assaulted him and taken his wallet. The man had a cut to his right hand and was taken to the hospital.
Wasson said officers searched the area and collected evidence. Officers found that the evidence and statements led to the identification of some discrepancies with the story. A followup interview with the custodian took place the next day. Wasson said the man admitted to fabricating the story. The 25-year-old was cited for making the false report. No motive was released. Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 12:46Read more: Assault Investigation Leads To False Report Citation
The City of Gillette's Development Services Department announced today that the traffic signal at the Gillette Avenue/4th Street intersection is not operating and will be removed. Traffic control at the intersection is now a four-way stop. Please observe and obey the traffic control at this intersection.
A contractor will be removing the traffic signal poles and mast arms in the near future and installing permanent stop signs. Until then, temporary stop signs will be in place. Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 06:45Read more: Traffic Signal at Gillette Avenue/4th Street Intersection to be Permanently Removed
Today we feature a look at the Campbell County Prevention Council. One of the group's directors Rhea Parsons, says the coalition, formally known as the Substance Abuse Advisory Council, has been in existence in Campbell County since 2007. The council includes coalitions that work on the prevention of suicide, drug abuse, alcohol misuse, and tobacco use. Parsons says the group is largely supported by volunteers; 30 to 40 individuals who volunteer their time and effort to turn the tide against problems every community faces.
One of those volunteers is Billy Montgomery. Montgomery said it is important for him to do what he can to give back to his community, and he as found the suicide prevention efforts to be of the most interest. He says even if he helps only one person in the community, it will be a tremendously satisfying experience for him. Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:47Read more: Campbell County Prevention Council Can Use Your Help
At Tuesday night’s Gillette City Council workshop, the council discussed the spring cleanup program. For many years, the program involved residents cleaning up their residences and placing the items curbside to be picked up by city staff. Last year, the program was altered to a drive-and-drop status in an effort to decrease the cost of the spring cleanup.
Last night, Public Works Director Sawley Wilde presented information to the council showing last year’s costs for the spring cleanup came in under $30K, compared to the previous year of over $171K. However, when asking for direction from the council on how to proceed with this year’s spring cleanup, every council member said they wanted to see the return of the curbside pickup policy. Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:52Read more: Curbside Service For Spring Cleanup Back By Popular Demand