GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Memorial Hospital CEO Bob Morasko will transition to a consulting role on December 31, 2012. The hospital and Mr. Morasko mutually agreed to an amended employment agreement in October, according to Interim Board of Trustees Chair Nancy Tarver. Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:14 Read more: CCMH CEO to Transition to Consulting Role
The search for Matthew Ahrens (37), Trista Meyer (34), and her daughter, Shyann Lenz (9), all of Gillette, has been halted do to darkness. The three were on a flight scheduled to arrive in Gillette the evening of November 25th. Shyann's father Marc Lenz said this evening (11-27-12) that the search will resume at first light on Wednesday. Marc Lenz wishes to express his gratitude to all who are doing what the can to find his loved ones.Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:17 Read more: Search For Missing Flight Will Resume At First Light
At about 4 pm on November 26th, a 42 year old man contacted Campbell County Sheriff’s Office to report an overdue plane that was supposed to arrive in Gillette at 5 pm on the 25th. Believed to have been on board was the man’s 9 year old female child and a 34 year old female. The plane is believed to have been flown and owned by a 37 year old male. Under Sheriff Scott Matheny said they had left to go to California to visit the pilot's parents for Thanksgiving, they were on return flight when the plane was reported missing. The last contact with the plane is that it left Fillmore, Utah sometime after 12:30 pm on November 25th. Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:05Read more: Flight to Gillette Missing
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a destruction of property that occurred during the evening hours of 11/16/2012, or the early morning hours of 11/17/2012. Two vehicles that were parked overnight at Jakes Tavern were intentionally damaged. Last Updated on Monday, 26 November 2012 11:27 Read more: Crime Stoppers--Destruction of Property
Gillette, WY [November 20, 2012] - At last night's City Council meeting, the city of Gillette announced its endorsement and participation in the third annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.
Read more: Mayor proclaims Saturday, November 24th as Small Business Saturday
"Our locally owned small businesses are vital to Gillette, and I encourage everyone to shop locally as much as possible," said Mayor Murphy. Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 06:07
At the November 20th Campbell County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners voted to lift the countywide fire ban on open burning. That fire-ban had been in place since July, the ban combined with the dry weather had a big impact on the sale of fireworks in Northeast Wyoming this year. But along with the news on the fire-ban, fireworks vendors got some good news from the commissioners this week. The commissioners approved a resolution for the sale of fireworks from 12:01 am Dec 22 to 12:01 am Jan 2. John LaVallee with Discount Fireworks said he was thankful for the measure and hopes the New Years fireworks will help ease the loss from the summer.
"It hurt this summer and I need to make up some of that. I'm glad they saw that it is safer."--LaVallee
The use of fireworks is still not allowed within the City of Gillette.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 13:38
Larry Schofield (65) was on the scene of a car vs. deer crash on eastbound Interstate 90 with his tow truck. A Wyoming Trooper was still on scene investigating the crash. Emergency lights were activated on the vehicles. All of the vehicles were parked on the eastbound emergency lane shoulder and there was no blockage of the two eastbound lanes of travel. Schofield was standing on the driver’s side of his rollback tow truck working the controls in order to recover the damaged vehicle from the car vs. deer crash. Justin Helsper (28), who was also eastbound, failed to move over and struck Schofield with the right front of his vehicle. After impact, Helsper failed to stop and continued eastbound. The Trooper on scene notified another Trooper who observed Helsper’s vehicle eastbound approximately 1½ mile from the fatal crash scene. Helsper’s vehicle was stopped and he was taken into custody and faces charges of aggravated vehicular homicide. Troopers investigating this fatal crash believe alcohol is a contributing factor and are awaiting toxicology results.
The crash resulted in a temporary closure of the eastbound lanes of I-90 for approximately 3½ hours.
LOCATION OF THE CRASH
Milepost #: 126.5 Time of Crash: 8:39 P.M.
Highway: Interstate 90 Date of Crash: 12/18/12
*Location Info: At Gillette in Campbell County
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 13:39