Roadways were icy and snow packed in spots. John M. Speelmon (age 54) of Gillette was northbound on WYO 59 and Jared M. Wass (age 22) f Gillette was southbound. Wass lost control of his vehicle and it went into a broadside slide crossing the center line going into the opposite lane of travel into the path of Speelmon's tractor trailer. Speelmon's truck tractor struck Wass's vehicle broadside on the passenger side front fender area. Upon impact, Travis L. Nelson (age 22) of Gillette, who was the only one in Wass's vehicle not wearing his seat belt, was totally ejected from the cab of the pickup. After impact Wass's vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane of travel and Speelmon's combination came to rest in the northbound lane of travel. Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:16Read more: WHP Report On Fatal Monday Crash
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gillette in conjunction with the Campbell County Economic Development Corporation will hold a public input meeting on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the 2nd Floor Community Room in City Hall located at 201 E 5th Street to accept public comment on the rail alternative layouts within Energy Park.
The study is focusing on site assessments of vacant parcels along the rail spur and ways to improve rail utilization of existing businesses. In addition, the City and CCEDC are working with BNSF to garner their input on improving rail siding opportunities. The City and CCEDC invite all who are interested to please attend the open house to voice your issues, ideas, and suggestions on the proposed alternatives and recommendations for Energy Park. Local businesses within Energy Park are especially encouraged to attend. Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:55Read more: Public Input Meeting for Gillette Rail Spur Utilization Study
Gillette, Wyo., January 29, 2014 – Kasi True of Hillcrest Elementary School in Gillette, Wyo., was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2013-14 school year, and awarded $1,000 for her dedication and commitment to students.
True is a first grade teacher who is committed to creating the best possible environment for her students to learn and be successful. She is an advocate of technology in the classroom and promotes the use of smart boards and ipads in lesson planning and is always motivated to find new ways to teach the curriculum. Outside the classroom, True is active in the school’s Celebration Committee, Leadership Team and Technology Committee. In addition, she is involved in Pedals for Panthers, raising money for bikes and helmets for kids in need, which has provided more than 100 bikes to Hillcrest students. Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:37Read more: True of Hillcrest Elementary Named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education
From Representative Tom Lubnau's Tuesday Facebook post:
My good friend Sue Wallis died, today. She was 56 years old. The State of Wyoming is a sadder place, today, because of her absence. While I didn't always agree with Sue, I always respected the tenacity of her beliefs, and her willingness to say exactly what she thought. Those qualities are rare and getting rarer. The business of the legislature can wait a day or so, until we respectfully mourn the loss of our good friend.
From US Senator Mike Enzi
“I was sorry to hear about the death of Sue Wallis. She faithfully and passionately served Campbell County and the State of Wyoming for many years, years that were cut short. She embodied the Wyoming spirit of fierce independence and doing what one thinks should be done even if it would be easier not to. Diana and I send our condolences, thoughts and prayers to friends, family and all who have benefited from Sue’s service to our Wyoming community.” Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 06:04Read more: Colleagues Of Sue Wallis Reflect On Her Life and Service
Tuesday Update: The 12th Street closure from Green Avenue (Squaw Valley Apartments) to Highway 59 for the broken water main is still in effect and most likely will be in effect through the end of the week. Crews continue to work on the road and get it re-opened, but we need some warmer temperatures, and those aren't expected to be here until tomorrow. Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 12:34Read more: Tuesday Update: Emergency Road Closure Notice - 12th Street
Campbell County Coroner Tom Eeekoff has confirmed with basinsradio.com that State Representative Sue Wallis passed away this morning. Eekoff said an autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday morning. Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 11:32Read more: Rep. Sue Wallis Has Passed Away
A 31-year-old man died in a vehicle accident Monday morning. Campbell County Coroner Tom Eekoff said the crash occurred near Ryan Sanitation, south of the Gillette-Campbell County Airport on Highway 14-16. Eekoff said the crash occurred about 6:40 am. Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 06:34Read more: Man Who Died In Monday Crash Was Not Wearing Seatbelt