The Campbell County Rockpile Museum and the Rockpile Museum Association invite you to join them on a field trip to the Pumpkin Buttes on Saturday, August 10th. The Buttes have a fascinating history and have been the site of Native American camps, Bozeman Trail travelers, expeditions, prospectors, outlaws, and homesteaders. Participants will be able to hike around South Butte and the Ruby Bison Kill Site. Denise Tugman of the Pumpkin Buttes chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will discuss the geology, prehistory, and history of the area. Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 06:07Read more: Field Trip To The Pumpkin Buttes
At 8:59 pm on July 9th, 2013, the Gillette Police Department responded to the 700 block of Express Drive. Neighbors at the Remington Apartments reported they had witnessed a child jumping on the hoods of automobiles. Officers on scene were able the identify four vehicles with damage consistent with witness accounts. Gillette Police Lieutenant Brent Wasson said officers made contact with the 13-year-old suspect. Wasson said the child told officers that she was on the vehicles to "dance to her own song." Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 11:41Read more: Suspect Dances On Highway Patrol Vehicle
Introducing children and young adults to outdoor recreation including shooting sports, archery and hunting is an important part of building a society that appreciates all that Wyoming has to offer its citizens, according to Nathan Matthews, chairman of the Thunder Basin Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation. Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 05:44Read more: Conservation Organizations Host Annual Youth Outdoor Field Day
Arthur W. Mccuin (34) of Gillette was westbound on US 14 and may have been having problems with his vision as he was only wearing his clear prescription glasses. His motorcycle began to drift into the oncoming lane of travel at which time he braked hard which caused the motorcycle to rotate counter clock-wise. The motorcycle went down on its left side sliding into the opposite lane of travel where it was struck by the vehicle driven by Donald R. Hunsecker (66) of Maple Hill, Kansas which was eastbound. Mccuin, who was not wearing a helmet, was totally ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest in the westbound barrow ditch. Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 10:57Read more: Gillette Man Killed in Crook County Crash
On July 5th, 2013 the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Gillette Police Department worked together to removed a mountain lion from Gillette's city limits. South Gillette Game Warden Dustin Kirsch said the animal was initially spotted in an alley behind the 700 block of Ross Avenue by a child. Kirsch said officials were notified about 6:15 pm and had the animal darted and captured about 7:15pm. Last Updated on Saturday, 06 July 2013 14:03Read more: Mountain Lion Found In Alley Behind Ross Avenue
At 4:29 PM on July 4th, the Campbell County Fire Department responded to the 4900 block of Van Brunt Ct. for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival crews found a double garage with an attached covered structure with bystanders using garden hoses to contain the fire. The attached portion of the garage was destroyed, the garage sustained minimal fire damage and the house adjacent to the garage suffered some heat damage. Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 13:08Read more: Fireworks Set Structure Fire
City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The City's Solid Waste Division will not pick up trash, recycling or yard waste that day, but will run a double route on Friday, July 5th and pick up Thursday and Friday's trash, recycling and yard waste that day. Please place your roll-outs at the curb by 7 a.m. Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 11:37Read more: The City of Gillette announces 4th of July information and activities.