At about 10:50 pm on February 26th, the Gillette Police Department responded to the 900 block of East 7th Street. It was reported that an adult male had suffered a gunshot wound from a .22 caliber handgun. Police Lieutenant Brent Wasson said that when officers arrived, they found a 40-year-old man with a gunshot wound to one of his legs. Wasson said a 46-year-old woman was also contacted at the scene. Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:45Read more: Gillette Police Investigating Shooting
CHEYENNE - A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout March. Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 06:58Read more: Veterans assistance in Campbell, Crook and Weston counties
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre brings to life the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder. This musical is based on historic events in the life of the author Laura Ingalls Wilder who wrote the exciting adventures of the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie in search of a little house to call home.
Based on Wilder’s own childhood experiences, which she began recording in her 60s, this original musical delights young audiences with the adventures of the spirited pioneer girl and her family. Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00
At the February 25th Gillette City Council Workshop, Director of Utilities Kendall Glover led a discussion on utility rates. Glover updated the council on the impact to the city's enterprise fund rates that the finance department has identified. Glover said that the utilities department takes an overall recommended percentage increase and analyzes it with a typical residential costumer to arrive at what the monthly fees should be after the percent increase is determined. Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:50Read more: Council Will Look At Utility Rates
At about 3:30 am on February 25th, the Campbell County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Peaceful Valley Drive. It was reported that a mattress had been set on fire outside a residence. Under-Sheriff Scott Matheny said an officer arrived to find the partially burned mattress still smoldering. A 32-year-old female exited a trailer and said that a 36-year-old man had set the mattress on fire. Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 11:35Read more: Man Upset at Girlfriend Burns Mattress
On February 21, 2013, Kaleb Laatsch was found guilty of one count of Child Endangerment as charged in the Misdemeanor information.
The jury consisting of six men, deliberated for approximately one hour. Jacqueline K. Brown, Deputy Campbell County and Prosecuting Attorney and Lisa K. Finkey, Deputy Campbell County and Prosecuting Attorney prosecuted the case. Nicholas Carter was Mr. Laatsch’s attorney. The honorable Terrill. R. Tharp presided over the case. Sentencing has been scheduled for April 19, 2013 at 3:30PM.
Laatsch had forgotten to drop off his son at a local day care on the morning of August 16, 2011. The Gillette Police Department responded a little after 4:00 that afternoon, after the child's mother found out the child was not at the day care. His parent's arrived at Kaleb's workplace moments apart, and the 9-month-old boy was located in his father's vehicle. Officers arrived on the scene to learn the child was unresponsive with labored breathing.
A police affidavit said soon after the child was taken to Campbell County Memorial Hospital, officers learned the baby's temperature had reached 108 degrees. The child was later sent by Life Flight to Denver Children's Hospital. He returned home on September 17, 2011 and is said to be recovering from traumatic brain injury.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 11:00
At the February 19th Gillette City Council Meeting, an ordinance to provide new regulations for false burglary alarms had its first of three readings. The council voted 5-2 to approve the change on the first of three readings of the item that had been tabled to weeks earlier. Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:59Read more: New Regulations On Burglar Alarms Pass First Reading