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. Read more: Laura Ingalls Wilder on Weds
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. Read 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. Read 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.
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. Read more: New Regulations On Burglar Alarms Pass First Reading
The National Weather Service is asking the public to consider providing them real-time Precipitation Reports by using a free App on either your iPhone or Android Smart Phones.
A larger crowd than is typical attended last nights Gillette City Council Meeting. One of the items drawing public comment was the councils first of three readings of an ordinance to amend a section of Gillette city code concerning water wasting. Gillette City Councilman, Ted Jerred addressed concerns brought up by citizens that they would not be allowed to water between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m during key watering months.Read more: Water Wasting On Mondays Biggest Concern For Council