Latest Happenings
12/22/14 10:49 AM
The Gillette Camels boys basketball team lost to the Evanston Red Devils Saturday 72-63 at the Flaming Gorge Classic Basketball Tournament. Gillette won two of three games in Green River.The Camels beat Green River and Rock Springs before the loss
12/22/14 06:19 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft that occurred on the 2300 block of Summerfield Lane sometime between 12-12-14 and 12-15-14. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a locked construction trailer. Property taken during the theft includes: 1 red Honda Generator, 1 Electric rebar cutter, 1 Rigid impact drill and other miscellaneous hand tools.

 

If you
12/22/14 06:16 AM
City of Gillette Offices will close* at noon on Wednesday, December 24th and will re-open on Friday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Christmas Day
There will be no trash and recycling pick up on Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25th).  The City's Solid Waste Division will pick up Thursday and Friday's trash and recycling on Friday, December 26th. 
12/22/14 06:13 AM
The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of putting the final touches on the annual Eggs and Issues Legislative Breakfast.

Terry Sjoin with the Chamber of Commerce said they have a full slate of legislators planning on attending the event and they invite the public to have plenty of questions for the lawmakers, because access to and communication with your legislative team, is
12/22/14 05:50 AM
Press Release - Scientists whose study found a positive relationship between taller grass and sage-grouse nest success are concerned environmental groups are using findings to incorrectly label livestock producers as responsible for the birds’ decline.  

    The study is described in “Linking conservation actions to demography; grass height explains
12/19/14 09:24 PM
GREEN RIVER, Wyo.-- The Gillette Camel boys basketball team is (2-0) thus far at the Flaming Gorge Cassic Basketball Tournament. The Camels beat Green River 99-61 Friday night and Rock Springs 86-47 Saturday afternoon.The Camels have surpassed its
12/19/14 06:45 AM
Through the first 16 games of the season, the Gillette College men’s basketball team is 14-2 and ranked No. 18 in the latest NJCAA top 25 poll.

Head coach Shawn Neary’s squad ranks first in the nation in total points scored this season, at 1,666, according to the NJCAA. The Pronghorns also rank in the top 10 in points per game, field goals attempted and made per game, shooting
12/18/14 01:56 PM
The public is invited to Gillette College’s Community Education Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. inside the Pronghorn Room in the Tech Center.

Community members are encouraged to share ideas for possible community education class offerings and workforce trainings.

Community feedback will help shape Gillette College’s Center for Workforce and
12/18/14 06:34 AM
Press Release - After 31 years of dispatching for the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Dispatcher Missy Moellenberg has hung up her headset. Dispatcher Moellenberg began her career on October 17th, 1983 and officially retired on December 01st, 2014. Dispatcher Moellenberg was the last of her dispatch class from 1983 and achieved the level of Dispatcher II before her retirement. 

 
 
12/18/14 06:29 AM
  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Budget Committee Ranking Member Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., have come to an agreement regarding chairmanship of the panel in the 114th Congress. Pending a committee vote and GOP Caucus approval, Enzi will chair the committee and Sessions will take on a significant role in reforming welfare spending and identifying and
12/17/14 06:17 AM
Press Release - This week marks the beginning of winter recreation on the Black Hills National Forest as Forest officials open snowmobile, cross country ski and snowshoe trails in the Black Hills area and close seasonal gates across the Forest.
 
Ice fishermen and ice skaters will also soon be able to enjoy their sport on the area lakes and reservoirs.  Please remember that boat
12/17/14 06:12 AM
CHEYENNE – Even though the big game license application period doesn’t begin until Jan.1, hunters can start planning now for 2015 hunts. 

Beginning Dec. 17, big game hunting application information for both residents and nonresidents will be on the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov. A major change in this year’s application deadline extends the time period when
12/16/14 11:54 AM
Press Release — Students who take courses at Sheridan College and Gillette College now have the assurance that those courses will meet requirements for a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Wyoming, as a result of a new articulation agreement between UW and the Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD).

The agreement is one of many program-level plans UW and
12/16/14 11:01 AM
In order for the City of Gillette Police Department to efficiently and effectively respond to alarm calls, Gillette City Ordinance 14-13 has been adopted to help better serve our citizens. This ordinance has established the rules for alarm registration and false alarm management.
The ordinance makes it mandatory for all citizens or businesses that have alarms to register and update their alarms
12/16/14 10:52 AM
The Bricks for Vets group is having a 50% off special on the Veterans bricks at Lasting Legacy Park.  

Through the end of the year, bricks will be half price:

4" x 8" bricks - $50 (normally $100)
8" x 8" bricks - $100 (normally $200)

Any person who has served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces is eligible to have a stone
12/15/14 03:34 PM
The Wright Panther boys basketball team is winless after its first week of play. The Panthers posted an 0-3 record losing by an average of 33 points per contest.The Panthers lost to Greybull 65-21 Friday. Then Wright lost to Riverside 74-42 and Lus
12/15/14 11:40 AM
Press Release - With 10 years of experience in bolstering workforce education, the new director of Gillette College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education, Carole Shafer, is considered a leader in Wyoming.

And she’s ready to hit the ground running in Campbell County.

Shafer’s role will include working with the Gillette community, businesses and industry leaders to
12/15/14 10:56 AM
The City of Gillette will temporarily shut down the Madison Pipeline from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015. During this time, the City will rely on in-town wells from the Fort Union and Fox Hills formations to produce drinking water for its City customers. Fluoride occurs naturally in the in-town wells which the City will continue to monitor 24/7. Fluoride is good in small doses, but larger
12/13/14 10:31 PM
The Gillette Lady Camels basketball team go 3-0 this week after beating the Fossil Ridge Sabercats out of Colorado 57-55 saturday.Fossil Ridge started strong leading at one point 18-8 but the Lady Camels slowly battled back and chipped away at the
12/13/14 10:10 PM
The Gillette Camels basketball team lost 82-79 to the Scottsbluff Bearcats out of Nebraska in overtime Saturday.Early the Bearcats controlled the game building a lead to as many as 11. The Camels fought back with tough defense and efficient three p
12/12/14 10:19 AM
The 2nd ranked Gillette Camel boys basketball team is (1-0) after beating the (0-1) Natrona Mustangs on opening night 78-36.Eli Voigt led the way for Gillette going 4 for 7 from beyond the arc. Voigt finished with 21 points in about 15 minutes of p

NWCCD announces WACCT Leadership award nominees

12/12/14 09:50 AM
The Northern Wyoming Community College District is pleased to announce its nominees for this year’s Wyoming Association of Community College Trustee (WACCT) Leadership awards.

Nominated by their peers, the NWCCD, consisting of Sheridan College, Sheridan College in Johnson County and Gillette College, will send a combined six people to this year’s WACCT Conference, which will be

Teckla-Osage-Rapid City Project Final EIS Available

12/12/14 06:11 AM
(DOUGLAS, Wyo.)  December 11, 2014 – The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have recently completed a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Teckla-Osage-Rapid City 230 kV Transmission Line Project.
 

The FEIS and draft Forest Service decisions are available for public review on the  Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin

ABATE Toy Store

12/11/14 10:35 AM
Everyone is invited to help “Un-stuff” the bus at the ABATE Toy Store on Sunday beginning at 12 p.m.

“We are actually set up with the Council of Community Services here in Gillette to screen the most qualified people. People that would need help at Christmas. Through all the generous donations from people all around Gillette, and all of Northeast Wyoming that either donate

Wyoming Inmate Byrd dies in Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution

12/11/14 10:21 AM
Torrington – Charles David Byrd Jr., a Wyoming inmate, died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington, Wyoming, after a lengthy illness.

Byrd was sentenced on October 17, 2003 by District Court Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell in Albany County. He was serving consecutive sentences (one after the other) for two counts of sexual assault in the second

BLM Approves Ecosanctuary for Off-range Wild Horses

12/11/14 10:08 AM
As part of its efforts to effectively manage wild horses and burros, the Bureau of Land Management plans to establish a third wild horse ecosanctuary for off-range care of excess wild horses.  The new ecosanctuary would be operated on the 900-acre Double D Ranch, located seven miles north of Lander, Wyoming, and would initially hold up to 100 horses, with the first horses arriving as early

Pioneer Manor Restricts Visiting due to Flu

12/10/14 10:52 AM
GILLETTE, WY – Pioneer Manor long term care facility has initiated visiting restrictions due to confirmed cases of influenza, or flu. 
 
Children under 12 years old are not permitted to visit. All visitors must wear a mask while in the facility and use hand sanitizer prior to visiting any resident. Masks and hand sanitizer stations are located at each entrance to Pioneer Manor.

Panther and Camel Coaches Earn Honors

12/10/14 09:23 AM
The Wyoming Coaches Association announced the fall 2014 coaches of the year. Three area coaches took home honors for thier 2014 campaigns.Wright Lady Panther volleyball head coach Wenett Martin was named the 2A volleyball coach of the year after he

Dickens Classic and Santa

12/10/14 06:55 AM
A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Come early with the kids and see SANTA!

For more information, contact the CAM-PLEX Ticket
Office at 307-682-8802 or visit our website at
www.cam-plex.com.

When Charles Dickens wrote his “ghostly little tale” in 1843, he couldn’t have known that A Christmas Carol was destined to become one of

Consider supporting animal foundations/groups this holiday season

12/10/14 06:46 AM
December 1, 2014—Gillette, WY—The holiday season is upon us and for many it’s a time for giving. Below are some fundraising events that Fur Kids Foundation would like to encourage Campbell County, Wyoming community members to participate in.
 
Petco Tree of Hope
Gillette Petco's annual Tree of Hope campaign runs through December 28 and this year the fundraiser

Be safe while ice fishing

12/09/14 11:55 AM
CHEYENNE – Ice anglers should expect a good fishing season on Wyoming lakes and reservoirs this winter. But, along with the good fishing, anglers are advised to use caution while on the ice.
  
The cold snap of recent weeks has iced over the lakes in many waters in the state and good water levels resulting from last winter’s snow pack should contribute to good

Snowmobile Theft

12/09/14 05:54 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a vehicle theft that occurred at Destination X located at 2525 South Douglas Hwy during the evening hours of 12-01-14 and the early morning hours of 12-02-14. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) stole a 2015 red and white Polaris Pro RMK 600 155 snowmobile that was parked in front of the building.

If you have information that can solve

Boots for Kids Thank You

12/09/14 05:48 AM
Campbell County School District would like to thank the Noon Rotarians for their generous donation of Boots for Kids vouchers. The Rotary donated one hundred vouchers that can be redeemed at Payless Shoes in Gillette for a pair of boots just in time for winter weather. The vouchers were distributed to the school counselors who are in the best position to know which students need winter boots. The

Campbell County Experiences Gonorrhea Outbreak

12/09/14 05:41 AM
With reported gonorrhea cases in Campbell County more than doubling so far this year, Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) representatives are reminding those at risk to seek testing for the sexually transmitted disease (STD).
 
Through the end of October, WDH had reports of 29 gonorrhea cases among Campbell County residents. “Last year we saw just 61 cases for the entire state, 14 of

Dr. Monica Morman Recertified in Orthopaedic Surgery

12/08/14 11:24 AM
 GILLETTE, WY – Dr. Monica Morman has received recertification in Orthopaedic Surgery and the added qualification (CAQ) of Hand Surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), valid through 2025. Dr. Morman practices at Campbell County Medical Group, Orthopaedic Specialists, located on the third floor of Campbell County Memorial Hospital.

The American Board of

LuAnn Miller Receives Peabody Energy Leader in Education Award

12/08/14 11:22 AM
LuAnn Miller was surprised by her colleagues and students at an award ceremony that took place at Westwood High School in the commons area at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. The entire staff and student body looked on as Mrs. Miller stood behind all the dignitaries that were present to watch her receive the award.

Mrs. Miller wasn’t paying any attention to Maureen Moore, the

Secret Santa Needs Sponsors

12/08/14 11:19 AM
One of the best known holiday traditions in Campbell County is the Secret Santa Program. Parks and Recreation Senior Program Supervisor Adam Gibson said last week, it looks like another busy year for the program.

“As of right now we have 420 letters that have been turned into the recreation center. So far we have 244 letters that have been sponsored.” --- Gibson

Gibson said last

City will rely on in-town wells for three months

12/08/14 05:52 AM
The City of Gillette will shutdown the Madison Pipeline from January 1, 2015 through March 31st, 2015. The shutdown is necessary to tie in and connect the existing Madison Pipeline to the new pipeline, and the City will rely on its in-town wells during the shutdown.*

Elevated Fluoride Levels - Please read if you have, or care for, children ages 8 and under
During this time the City will rely

Pronghorn men win first game in Twin Falls

12/05/14 08:47 AM
Twin Falls, Idaho-- The No.9 Gillette College Pronghorn men won their first of three tests on the road in Twin Falls, Idaho on Thursday. They defeated Mount Hood Community College, 93-79.

The Pronghorns' depth was a factor in the game. Eight players scored, with four sinking at least 14 points. Mt. Hood was led by Oleg Marandyuk with 30 points and Jamal Muhammad with 23 points. Other than

Wyoming Files Petition to Participate in the Oregon Coal Port Hearings

12/05/14 06:03 AM
Press Release - December 4th, Wyoming filed a Petition to Participate as a Party with the Oregon Office of Administrative Hearings for the Coyote Island Terminal coal port contested case. The Oregon Department of Land denied Coyote Island Terminal, LLC a permit to place standard concrete pilings in the Columbia River at the Port of Morrow. That decision shut down the

WY 59 ENHANCED ENFORCEMENT UPDATE

12/05/14 06:00 AM
The Wyoming Highway Patrol's enhanced enforcement efforts continue on WY 59 between Douglas and Gillette. Troopers have been working altered shifts and additional troopers are being brought in from other divisions to assist with the efforts to increase highway safety on WY 59. Attention has been focused on general traffic enforcement with special attention on the contributing factors

Notice of Vacancy In the office of Sheriff for Campbell County

12/05/14 05:55 AM
In accordance with state law, the Chairman of the Campbell County Republican Party has called a meeting of the Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen of Campbell County to be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 12:pm at the George Amos Memorial Bldg. 412 S. Gillette Ave, Gillette, Wyoming for the purpose of the selection of a list of three (3) persons qualified to fill the vacancy in the

Camel Girls Ranked 2nd in First Poll

12/05/14 05:54 AM
The Gillette Lady Camels basketball team is ranked 2nd in the 2014/2015 preseason coaches and media polls.Sheridan is the preseason number 1 finishing 3rd in the state a year ago. Defending champion Natrona is 3rd, Cheyenne Central is 4th and Cheye

Wyoming Seeing Increased Influenza Activity

12/04/14 01:41 PM
Press Release - With flu activity reports stepping up across the state, residents are encouraged by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) to take common-sense steps to avoid spreading influenza or becoming ill with the disease.
 
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy

Rockpile Will Host "Scots in Wyoming" Speaker

12/04/14 12:29 PM
The Campbell County Historical Society will sponsor a free presentation by Buffalo Bill Museum Curator Jeremy Johnston on December 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Campbell County Rockpile Museum.  Johnston curated the exhibit Scots in the American West currently on display at the Rockpile Museum.  His lecture will elaborate on the history of Scottish settlement in the West and document the

Man Flown To Denver After Accident With Truck and Trailer

12/04/14 12:09 PM
At 2:43 p.m. on December 3rd, the Campbell County Fire Department responded to 600 W. Boxelder Road for the report of a person trapped.  Fire department personnel arrived on scene and found an unresponsive patient trapped between a pickup truck and fence.  Fire department personnel extricated the patient with the assistance of Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies and Campbell County

Cost Of Living Adjustment Is Topic For City

12/04/14 11:37 AM
City of Gillette officials are giving serious consideration to some cost of living adjustments. Administrator Carter Napier provided an overview of the subject on Monday.

“I want to give council our perspective, with regard to the struggles that we are having right now given the aggressive economy that we are seeing, and the aggressive effort that’s out there to recruit

Firefighters Save Dog

12/03/14 12:01 PM
Press Release - At 6:15 p.m. on December 2nd, the Campbell Campbell Counrty Fire Department responded to 908 Aspen Lane for an animal rescue. Upon arrival to the scene CCFD found a dog trapped in an underground hole approximately 7 feet below the surface of the ground. CCFD lowered a firefighter down the shaft leading to the hole and lured the dog with cheese to the shaft where he was grabbed and

Camel Basketball is # 2 in First Poll

12/03/14 10:06 AM
The first Wyoming 4A preseason polls for the 2014/2015 season are out. The defending state champion Gillette Camels are number 2 in the polls.At number 1 is last years runner up, the Kelly Walsh Trojans. Cheyenne East is 3. Natrona is 4 and Evansto

Gift ideas from Game and Fish

12/03/14 07:23 AM
CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department gift shop has a number of items that are proving popular for that hard-to-buy-for outdoor enthusiast. The Store has items for anglers, hunters and in general, anyone interested in wildlife. 

“There are gifts for experienced hunters and fishermen as well as those just getting started in outdoor activities,” said Jackie

Chamber Receives Grant for YEA! Program

12/03/14 07:21 AM
GILLETTE, WYO. – Dec 2, 2014 – The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has received a $25,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is an innovative educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the

Governor Asks EPA to Rescind Proposed Carbon Emission Rule

12/03/14 07:19 AM
Press Reease- Governor Matt Mead is calling on the EPA to withdraw proposed rules on carbon emissions for existing power plants. In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Governor Mead said that the Proposal exceeds the authority granted to EPA under the Clean Air Act. The letter details multiple concerns and challenges EPA analysis and authority.

“The EPA does not have the legal

CCPL Teen Scholastic Book Fair

12/02/14 06:03 AM
You can start your holiday shopping by visiting the Scholastic Book Fair in the lobby area of Campbell County Public Library December 1-5. There will be a selection of books for all age levels. Proceeds from the book sale allow the CCPL Teen Volunteers to donate books to several Gillette community agencies.  Book sale hours will be Monday, 12/1, 5 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 12/2,

WHP Report On Triple Fatal Nov 25th Crash

12/01/14 11:37 AM
A single vehicle rollover on November 25th resulted in three fatalities. The crash occurred at 10:30 p.m. at mile post 165 on WY 59 approximately 50 miles north of Gillette. 
 

60 year old Randy D. Roddy of Redlands, California was driving a 2012 Ford van southbound when he lost control of the van for an undetermined reason. The Ford crossed the northbound lane of travel and

Pronghorn squads sweep in Thanksgiving games, get set to go on road for rest of

12/01/14 06:48 AM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- The Gillette College mens and womens basketball teams won all of their games over the Thanksgiving weekend. Both teams will wrap up the 2014 half of the season on the road for the next two weeks. 

 

Barrasso Spends Thanksgiving with Wyoming Troops in Qatar

12/01/14 06:03 AM
QATAR – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) shared Thanksgiving dinner with Wyoming National Guard airmen serving in Qatar.  Barrasso visited with members of the 187th Airlift Squadron, who support airlift operations out of Al Udeid Air Base. 
 
“Wyoming has about 100 Air National Guard airmen deployed in Qatar and they are doing an outstanding job,” said

2014 Holiday Lighting Contest Information

12/01/14 06:00 AM
2014 Annual Holiday Lighting Contest Information

RULES
- The contest is only eligible to houses/addresses inside Gillette City Limits.
- You must be 18 years old or older to participate.
- You must be nominated to have your house judged - you can nominate yourself, a friend, or a neighbor.

Here's how the contest works:

NOMINATIONS
Turn in a nomination form by

Two Wright Teachers Named VFW Teacher of the Year

11/26/14 12:21 PM
Campbell County School District is proud to announce the Veterans of Foreign Wars have selected two teachers from Wright as their 2014 Teacher of the Year. At Wright Junior-Senior High School, the VFW announced that Ms. Erica Killham was selected as the middle school teacher of the year. At Cottonwood Elementary, Mrs. Natalie Prosenick was selected as the elementary teacher of the year.

Mrs.
11/26/14 12:16 PM

Three Fatally Injured In Crash

11/26/14 07:04 AM
Press Release - At 10:45 p.m. on November 25th, the Campbell County Fire Department responded to the area of the Olmstead Road and North HWY 59 for a single vehicle rollover crash. Upon arrival to the scene CCFD found a passenger van approximately 75 feet in a field off the east side of the roadway resting on its roof. A total of three occupants were found at the scene with one having been

2014 WYOMING HIGHWAY FATALITIES UPDATE

11/26/14 06:09 AM
The number of highway fatalities in Wyoming for 2014 has reached 136 unnecessary deaths so far this year. Many have asked why the fatalities are so much higher than the total number of fatalities for the entire year of 2013 totaling 87. The low number of fatalities in 2013 was a positive accomplishment, but was not expected to become the normal trend. The good news is that a 20 year comparison

WGFD Reminds Public To Not Pick Up Roadkill

11/26/14 06:03 AM
GREEN RIVER — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding people that it is both illegal and unsafe to pick up any road-killed wildlife, or wildlife parts, on any Wyoming roadway.

            Office managers at the Green River Game and Fish Office have received multiple reports of motorists stopping alongside roadways to remove

WDH Offers Help and Support for Family Caregivers

11/26/14 05:57 AM
Wyoming residents caring for family members or friends on an ongoing basis who find they could use a little help in meeting their challenges are asked to consider a program offered through the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
 
“Family members are often the major providers of long-term care,” said Jeanne Scheneman, National Family Caregiver Support Program manager with WDH.

Campbell County Public Library Space Study Public Meeting

11/26/14 05:55 AM
Campbell County Public Library System (CCPL) is embarking on a mission to improve your library in Gillette.
Toward that end, CCPL cordially invites the public to our meeting to re-imagine your library on Tuesday, December 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the CCPL Wyoming Room.

The goal of this event, hosted by Humphries Poli Architects, is to gather public input regarding current use of library space

WYDOT Says Drive Carefully

11/25/14 02:19 PM
Winter weather has arrived in Northeast Wyoming which can cause highway surfaces to be slick and unpredictable. 
 
WYDOT is especially cautioning motorists today as area roads are very slick and they are creating dangerous driving conditions. 
 
WYDOT reminds motorists if you are driving in areas that have ice or snow on the road, adjust your driving to fit conditions and

Update: Closure on Echeta Road OVER, Road open

11/25/14 01:12 PM
Update: Closure is over, Road is open

Echeta Road is closed west of Fox Run Road until further notice. The closure is do to a traffic accident. No injuries are being reported, but it will take an hour or two to remove a jackknifed semi-truck from the roadway.

Update: Closure is over, Road is open 

 

No tuition hike for Gillette College

11/25/14 11:24 AM
The tuition rates will remain the same in 2015 for Gillette College students.

The Wyoming Community College Commission voted 6-1 on Thursday, Nov. 27, to keep the current tuition rates the same for the state’s seven community colleges.

Tuition rates for full-time Gillette College students is about $1,450 per semester.

“It is very affordable to attend Gillette College and

Downtown Holiday Parking Update

11/25/14 05:46 AM
The City of Gillette announces updated information on downtown holiday parking.

The City of Gillette will remove parking restrictions on Gillette Avenue from 1st Street to 4th Street (retail corridor) from November 25th through December 31st.  Look for signs - like the ones pictured below - to indicate where the two-hour parking restrictions have been

Public Reports Poaching Case, Violators Caught

11/25/14 05:41 AM
WRIGHT – On November 20, 2014 four Wisconsin residents were arrested south of Wright, Wyoming after the discovery of an antlered mule deer that was poached on November 18, 2014. The investigation is currently ongoing and evidence is still being analyzed. 

            The arrests were made in this case because a member of

Wright Man Killed In Single Vehicle Rollover

11/24/14 10:13 AM
A single vehicle rollover crash on November 23rd led to the death of 22 year old Derrick L. Simmons of Wright, Wyoming. The crash occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. at mile post 80.50 on WY 59 five miles north of Wright.  

Mr. Simmons was travelling south in a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup when the truck crossed the centerline and left the highway to the east. After leaving the

8 Camels Make The All-State List

11/24/14 09:11 AM
Eight Gillette Camel football players were named to the All-State List over the weekend. The list is determined by the Wyoming Coaches Association.Five of the players for Gillette were from the defensive side of the football. The other three were o

Gillette College nursing graduates find success

11/24/14 06:38 AM
Gillette College’s class of 2014 nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses at 95.9 percent, said Louise Posten, Director of Nursing.

The average pass rate for the state of Wyoming is 82.7 percent, and the national average is 82.86 percent, said Posten, who oversees the hands-on nursing program for the Northern Wyoming Community College

Thanksgiving Holiday Information

11/24/14 06:34 AM
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 27th)
City offices closed.
No trash or recycling pick up.  If your scheduled trash day is on Thursdays, do not put your trash out until Friday, November 28th.  Crews will pick it up then.

Black Friday (Friday, November 28th)
City offices closed.
The City's Solid Waste Division will pick up Thursday and Friday's trash and recycling on

GAME AND FISH SEEKS INFORMATION ABOUT MULE DEER POACHING

11/24/14 06:00 AM
Sheridan - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the illegal taking of a mule deer buck in eastern Johnson County.

The mule deer was killed along the Schoonover Road about one mile west of the Powder River on Wednesday November 19, 2014. Buffalo Game Warden Jim Seeman investigated the site of the poaching incident and found the entrails.   Seeman said

Pronghorn women lose two at home, men win two on the road

11/22/14 06:16 PM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- The Pronghorn women (4-4) had a rough weekend at the South Campus. They fell to Snow College on Friday, 70-53, and lost to Salt Lake Community College, 71-45, Saturday afternoon. The men came from behind to down Williston St., 96-93, on Friday and the Great Falls University JV team, 107-47 Saturday afternoon. The mens games were played at Miles Community College in Miles City,

Special Prosecutor Appointment to Review Pownall Investigation

11/21/14 11:04 AM
Press Release - Cal Rerucha, Carbon County Attorney, will be the special prosecutor to review the Pownall investigation for potential criminal charges. The reports have been forwarded to Rerucha for review.  The formal appointment as special prosecutor will be completed at the next regular meeting of the County Commissioners. 

Previous Information

Enzi Says Obama Is Sidestepping Congress

11/21/14 06:02 AM
Press Release – President Obama announced unilateral changes to America’s immigration policies today by use of executive orders. These orders will grant amnesty to at least 4 million people without a single vote in Congress.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who has opposed previous attempts at providing amnesty for illegal immigrants, opposes the president’s plan and said

Dr. John Mansell Recertified in Pain Medicine

11/21/14 05:57 AM
GILLETTE, WY – Dr. John Mansell has received recertification in the subspecialty of Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), valid through 2024.

The American Board of Anesthesiology is an independent, nonprofit organization first founded in 1937 as affiliate of the American Board of Surgery to provide board certification to individuals who have met a defined

Two Wyoming cities highlighted as great places to age

11/21/14 05:53 AM
Press Release - Two Wyoming communities have been highlighted in a report from the Milken Institute for promoting and enabling successful aging.
 
Cheyenne ranked 9th overall and Casper ranked 20th out of 252 small metros that were graded in the Milken Institute first-of-its-kind, data-driven index, Best Cities for Successful Aging. The index measures and ranks the performance metropolitan

59 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA SEIZED EAST OF LYMAN

11/20/14 06:05 AM
Press Release - A traffic stop for speeding on November 7th resulted in the seizure of approximately 59 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at 12:26 p.m. at mile post 51 on Interstate 80 eastbound approximately 11 miles east of Lyman, Wyoming.  

A Wyoming State Trooper observed a Ford Focus travelling east at 87 mph in a posted 80 mph zone. Upon stopping the Ford,

Gillette Main Street Director Hired

11/20/14 05:58 AM
Jessica Seders has been hired as the first Executive Director of Gillette Main Street. Jessica comes to GMS with several years of community development experience.  Most recently, as Director of Development for Gillette College Foundation, she worked to foster community partnerships and currently serves on several committees within the community. Jessica also served on the Board of Directors

Art Council announces 2014 Christmas Pin Contest Winner

11/20/14 05:54 AM
Matthew Hutton of Rozet Elementary, and his art teacher, Brenna Chafee, were recognized at the November 18th City Council meeting for Matthew's winning entry in the 2014 Christmas Pin contest.

This contest, which began in 2004, gives 6th grade elementary students an opportunity to show their artistic abilities in designing the annual Christmas pin. Each year in August, art teachers at each

Pownall Resignation Will Be Effective 1700 Hours December 1st

11/19/14 04:45 PM
To all the members of the Campbell County Sheriffs' Office:

After careful consideration I have submitted my resignation to the Campbell County Commissioners, effective at 1700 hours on Monday, December 1, 2014.  Undersheriff  Matheny has returned to duty and will take over as acting Sheriff at that time.

It's been a great honor and a privilege to be your Sheriff for the

Last Two Bar and Grill Liquor Licenses Issued

11/19/14 11:57 AM
At last night's Gillette City Council Meeting the last two remaining bar and grill liquor licenses were issued. H&H Cuisine, Inc., doing business as Ruby Tuesday, received one by a unanimous council vote. For the owners of Burro Loco, LLD, doing business as Fiesta Tequila Mexican Restaurant, the vote was filled with anxiety. They sat quietly in the council chambers with their hands folded as

The Wild's Dillinger gets called up

11/19/14 10:22 AM
GILLETTE, Wyo-- Gillette Wild hockey player Trent Dillinger was promoted over the weekend to the next level up in tier 2 of the North American Hockey League.Dillinger will play down in Texas for the Amarillo Bulls. Trent was the second leading scor

CCH Employee Receives Certification as a Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional

11/19/14 06:58 AM
GILLETTE, WY – Leah Thalken, registered nurse in Campbell County Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation department, recently received certification as a Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP) from, The American Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
The exam assesses proficiency via exam questions that evaluate knowledge of facts, concepts and processes

Scots in the American West At Rockpile

11/19/14 06:50 AM
Press Release - Scots in the American West, an exhibit produced by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, is now on loan to the Campbell County Rockpile Museum for a three month display in Gillette. The exhibit opens to the public on Monday, November 10th. 

This exhibition documents the individual accomplishments of a few Scots in the American West. Their stories

Diabetes Burden Growing in Wyoming

11/18/14 10:35 AM
In little more than a decade, the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming, leading to new Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) efforts to help limit the disease among Wyoming Medicaid clients and other state residents.
 
Wyoming’s diabetes rate among adults rose from 4.5 percent in 2001 to 8.6 percent in 2013. 
 
Christine Revere, Chronic Disease Prevention

Expert On Drug Trends Will Speak

11/18/14 10:19 AM
This week the Campbell County Prevention Council will host Officer Jermaine Galloway. Galloway is from Boise, Idaho and a nationally recognized expert on the current drug culture. He will be appearing at the Campbell County Senior Center on November 20th, to explain current drug trends.

“This will be especially helpful for parents to know some different trends and some different terms

IRS - Impersonation Telephone Scam Still A Problem

11/18/14 05:59 AM
Press Release - An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter

Natrona beats Gillette in State Title Game

11/17/14 12:54 PM
The Gillette Camels football team lost the Wyoming 4A state championship game to the Natrona Mustangs Saturday 30-7 in War Memorial Stadium.The Camel defense hung tough and kept Natrona off the scoreboard through one quarter, causing two Natrona tu

Basix At Cam-Plex Tuesday

11/17/14 12:11 PM
With a to-die-for vocal blend and an unforgettable visual presence Scandinavian 6-piece vocal group Basix takes the a-cappella/vocal genre to new heights. Basix is bound to thrill, amaze, and entertain the audience with their sublime musicality. These six Danish guys have sung their way into the hearts of audiences in most of Northern Europe. Both Danish and

Festival of Trees Can Use Your Help

11/17/14 07:11 AM
For over 20 years the Festival of Trees event in Campbell County has raised more than one million dollars to help improve health care for people in need. This year’s auction for the Festival of Trees takes place on Saturday, November 22nd.

“When people come to festival, you will see quite a few trees, wreaths, large trees, small trees, decorated by community members. Those trees

Pronghorn squads win thrillers against Williston St.

11/15/14 10:51 PM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- The Pronghorn women (4-2) won 76-72 in overtime to the Williston St. Tetons Saturday night. The men's game was just as exciting, with a 90-85 come-from-behind win for No. 9 Gillette College (6-1).

Cougars too much for Pronghorn women, Pronghorn men put on show

11/14/14 10:07 PM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- The Pronghorn women (3-2) had a lead in the first half against No. 16 Western Nebraska Community College, but the Cougars were too much in the 77-55 loss. The No. 9 Pronghorn men (5-1) gave there fans a show against the Lamar Community College JV team. It was a 113-43 final in the men's game.

In the women's game, Gillette College was up 14-7 early in the first half.

CCSD Will Move to Seven-Period Day in the Fall of 2017

11/14/14 09:58 AM
Dr. Alex Ayers, Deputy Superintendent of Campbell County School District, recommended to the Board of Trustees on Thursday, November 11, 2014 to adopt a seven-period day starting the fall of 2017. The Campbell County School District Board of Trustees voted to approve the recommendation by Dr. Ayers. The motion to adopt the seven-period day will increase instruction time from 225 minutes per week

Sierra Toms signs with Black Hills State

11/14/14 07:14 AM
PRESS RELEASE--Two Sheridan College men’s basketball players and one from the SC women’s team signed their letters of intent for the 2015-16 season.Sierra Toms, a 6-foot-1 post player from Gillette, Wyoming, signed with Black Hills State in Spe

YES House Bazaar

11/14/14 06:55 AM
Everyone is invited to stop by and partake in some pre-holiday shopping; Saturday, November 15th from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.; the Y.E.S. House Tammy Hladky Center of H.O.P.E., at 905 N. Gurley. The Bazaar will provide you with creative ideas for yourself, and proceeds from your purchases will go towards a wonderful cause—helping area youth. 

By coming to the Bazaar you will be able

Fire Crews Burn Piles across the Black Hills National Forest

11/14/14 06:49 AM
Custer, SD –   Seeing and smelling smoke in the days ahead is a sign that Forest Managers are working to reduce hazardous fuels.
 
Beginning this week and throughout the winter, Districts across the Black Hills National Forest are focusing efforts on burning hand and machine slash piles. Piles are created from timber sale slash and tree thinning operations. Fire managers

Worker Safety Seminar Set

11/14/14 06:44 AM
CHEYENNE – In an effort to raise industry awareness and improve the safety of Wyoming workers, the Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) and Mining Associates of Wyoming will host a worker safety seminar, “Building the Culture of Safety - 2014,” on Tuesday, November 18, at the Parkway Plaza in Casper.  The registration fee is $50, with lunch provided.
 
The full day

Pronghorn women and men defeat Spartans

11/14/14 05:57 AM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- The Gillette College Pronghorn basketball teams started a 3-game Thursday night.

Tough Decision For Council Gets A Little Easier

11/13/14 10:34 AM
At last night's Gillette City Council Workshop Session, a liquor license discussion took place. Recently the council has been dealing with the problem of having three requests from businesses for the only two remaining bar and grill liquor licenses. During the discussion attorney, Richard Horning informed the council that after some hard work and research, he was able to inform the council of

Three Pronghorns sign early to D-I programs

11/13/14 08:43 AM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- Head Coach Shawn Neary made it clear by saying, "I don't want people to get used to us sending three early," but it sure was a big day on Wednesday for Gillette College. Renard Suggs, Quinton Everett, and Lorenzo Bonam all officially sign their national letters of intent to four-year programs for next season.
 

Bighorn National Forest Christmas tree permits are available

11/13/14 06:30 AM
Sheridan, Wyo. (November 12, 2014) – Cutting your own Christmas tree can be an enjoyable experience for the entire family. If you would like to make this part of your holiday tradition, Bighorn National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available.
     The cost for a permit is $8.00 for a tree up to 10 feet tall. Cutting a larger tree requires the purchase of

CCSD Thanks Shippy And Lawrence

11/13/14 06:28 AM
Press Release - Campbell County School District would like to thank Mrs. Susan Shippy and Dr. Joe Lawrence for serving on the Board of Trustees. Trustee Susan Shippy represented her community for sixteen years and her influence on drug and alcohol abuse helped improve student’s lives. Dr. Joe Lawrence spent four years on the Board of Trustees and worked closely with members of the Board to improve the

Speed Kills Slow Down to Avoid Wildlife Collision

11/12/14 10:33 AM
Press Release – As the weather changes, many big game animals leave their summer and fall ranges to head for traditional wintering areas.

Some animals move significant distances while others only move a few miles…but regardless of the distance, migration does occur every year and the migration routes often lead animals into conflict with motorists as they cross numerous

Time To Thank A Teacher

11/12/14 10:22 AM
WRIGHT, Wyo., Nov. 11, 2014 - With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the Arch Coal Foundation encourages Wyoming residents to also take a moment to thank a teacher who has made a difference in their lives or the life of a child.

“We have much to be thankful for in our state,” said Greg Schaefer, vice president, external affairs, western operations, for Arch Coal. “The Arch

All 9th grade Athletes Moving to the High School

11/12/14 10:10 AM
Press Release - Mr. Cliff Hill, Director of Activities, recommended to the Campbell County School District Board of Trustees on Thursday, November 11, 2014 to move all ninth grade sports to the high school. Mr. Hill recommended that ninth grade athletes be moved to the high school from Sage Valley Junior High and Twin Spruce Junior High in volleyball, football, cheerleading, and boys and girls

Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of the 2014 Annual Business Awards

11/11/14 12:28 PM
GILLETTE, WYO. – November 10, 2014 – The 2014 Annual Business Awards were held Friday, November 7th at CAM-PLEX Energy Hall.  Over 300 members of the community attended the event to celebrate their peers’ business accomplishments and achievements’.  The awards presented were:
 

Key Service Award  - AVA Community Art Center.  AVA helps with

Six Camel Football Players Get Suspended

11/11/14 08:12 AM
Six Gillette Camel football players have been suspended and will not play in Saturdays 4A state championship game against Natrona due to disciplinary issues.The players suspended are seniors Cale Miessler, Dalton Suchor, Kade Greer, and Triston Sch

New Face At KidClinic

11/11/14 06:31 AM
Press Release - Campbell County School District and Campbell County Health are proud to announce the hiring of Valerie Amstadt. Valerie is the new physician assistant at the KidClinic located at 800 Butler Spaeth Road across the street from St. Mathew’s Catholic Church. Val’s supervising physician will be Dr. David Fall, owner of Big Horn Pediatrics and school board trustee.

Val is

Gillette College show choir to present at Chophouse

11/11/14 06:24 AM
The Energy City Voices will perform “An Evening with the Voices,” on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 8:30 p.m. inside the Chophouse Restaurant.
The performance is free and open to the public. The Energy City Voices, under the direction by Dennis Gilbar, will sing a variety of today’s hits, covering rock, pop and country.

“We are looking forward to having the public join the

Veterans protect the rights and freedoms that make us Americans

11/11/14 06:20 AM
Press Release – Take the time to thank veterans for their willingness to serve. That was the message of U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and his wife Diana as they join our nation in paying tribute to America’s veterans. The Enzi’s issued the following statement to commemorate this special day.  

 “Each year on Veterans Day we take a moment to reflect upon the

Popular Comedian Will Entertain Gillette

11/11/14 06:15 AM
Press Release - 32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country -- stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait

Crime Stoppers: Copper Wire Theft

11/10/14 12:48 PM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft that occurred on the 1200 block of East Lincoln between October 31 2014 and November 02 2014. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) stole approximately 2000 feet of copper wire after cutting the wire from two mobile electrical boxes. The type of wire taken during the theft included 500 feet of 12/4 wire, 500 feet of 8/4 wire, 500 feet of 6/4

THREE VEHICLE CRASH RESULTS IN THREE FATALITIES

11/10/14 12:42 PM
A three vehicle crash resulting in three fatalities occurred on November 8th at 2:56 p.m. approximately one mile east of Cheyenne at mile post 363.25 on Interstate 80. A 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer combination unit was traveling west on I 80. The Freightliner was driven by 55 year old Brian D. Kehler of Alpine, Utah. While traveling west, the Freightliner entered the median, struck the

Wright Volleyball Wins State!

11/10/14 12:09 PM
CASPER, Wyo.-- The Wright Lady Panther volleyball team are the 2014 state champions.The Lady Panthers capped off its' state title run by beating Big Horn in straight sets, (25-16, 25-22, 25-20) at the Casper Events Center. Wright defeated Lyman in

City Ready For Poor Road Conditions

11/09/14 02:16 PM
Press Release - Due to the anticipated rain this evening (beginning around midnight) followed by a rapid temperature drop into sub-freezing temps with snow, the City of Gillette's Public Works Department asks the commuting public to plan ahead and anticipate poor road conditions tomorrow (Monday, November 10th).

Public Works crews will monitor conditions and attempt to maintain good road

The Camels Are Going To State!

11/08/14 01:11 PM
The Gillette Camel foootball team has earned an oppurtunity to play for a state title by beating Cheyenne East in two overtimes 34-31 Friday at East.The first half was a defensive struggle as Gillette took a 7-3 lead into halftime. At the half Gill

Camels lose First Match at State

11/07/14 10:25 AM
The Gillette Lady Camel volleyball team will play in the losers bracket at state after losing to the 1 seed Kelly Walsh Thurday 3 sets to none (25-16, 28-26, 25-17)Gillette will try to stay alive this afternoon against Riverton. Riverton lost to Ch

Wright Volleyball Moves on at State

11/07/14 08:37 AM
The Wright Lady Panthers volleyball team beat Thermopolis Thursday in straight sets (25-15, 25-7, 25-13).With the victory Wright is in the semi-finals, where this afternoon they will play Lyman. The 1 seed from the west, Lyman beat Burns in straigh

CC Senior Center Hobby Harvest

11/07/14 06:03 AM
It’s time for the 32nd  Annual Hobby Harvest this Friday, November 7th at the Campbell County Senior Center!  Craft fair and bake sale 8 til 3pm.  Join them for coffee and Cathy’s cinnamon rolls from 8 til 10am, just $5.00.  Lunch served from 11:30 til 1, cost $7.00. 

All proceeds will benefit Campbell County Seniors.  Quilt raffle

City of Gillette Yard Waste Curbside Collection ends November 14th

11/07/14 05:58 AM
The City of Gillette's Public Works division would like to remind the public that the 2014 Yard Waste Curbside Collection program will end Friday, November 14th.  After that date, no yard waste will be collected curbside until spring 2015.  Yard waste customers are encouraged to rinse out their yard waste container and store it for the winter.

Please note there will be no trash,

Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow Returns to Campbell County Public Library

11/06/14 06:38 AM
Campbell County Public Library is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow for a special concert. The event will be held on Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. at the Library, 2101 South 4J Road in Gillette. The program is free to the community and refreshments will be provided by The Library Foundation, Inc., following the performance.
 
Barlow is a warm,

Learn to fuse glass at Paint Your Canvas and help keeps pets healthy in Campbell

11/06/14 06:34 AM
November 3, 2014—Gillette, WY—Want to learn to fuse glass, and help keep animals healthy in Campbell County? Paint Your Canvas has just the class for you!
 
On November 8 at 6:30 pm, Paint Your Canvas, 1001 S. Douglas Highway, Suite 195 (directly under Visionary) is holding a Pawrific Designs class where participants fuse their own glass fused pendants in the shape of paws.

Free Evening Of Education

11/06/14 06:29 AM
You are invited to start your weekend early with Saturday University this Thursday, the 6th at Gillette College, Room 167. A free evening of education! Doors open at 5:30pm. Speakers from 6pm til 8. Topics include: A Biological Arms Race: This Ain’t Our First Rodeo: Women and Ethnic Minorities Bustin’ Out a’the Chutes; and Wyoming’s Geologic Secrets. Light dinner served,

Updated: Gov Speaks on Complaint Against Sheriff

11/05/14 01:09 PM
Press Release - On August 9, 2014, Seth Pownall, Sheriff Bill Pownall’s son, was arrested for Driving under the Influence by a Deputy at the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. In the couple days that followed, Sheriff Pownall asked the Deputy to write Seth a ticket for Pedestrian under the Influence. As a result the Deputy did write a ticket for Pedestrian under the Influence.

Commissioners Announce Special Meeting

11/05/14 06:24 AM
Tuesday the Campbell County Board of County Commissioners gave notice of a special meeting to be held Wednesday, November 5th, at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Chambers located in the Campbell County Courthouse. The purpose listed in the notice, is consideration of a verified complaint in the matter of the removal from office of a county official. 

A request

General Election Results Campbell County

11/04/14 10:56 PM
Election Results Brought To You By: Campco Federal Credit Union, Automatic Transmission Systems and Drive Train, Doyle Surveying, Larry and Sharon's Place in Wright, Powder River Shredders, LLC, Spearfish Motors, Powder River Expresso Coffee Shop, James Tire Service, Spirit Hall Ice Arena
 

Gillette Mayor

Louise Carter-King     3,300

Kevin McGrath    

TROOPERS LOCATE ABDUCTED CHILD FROM CASPER AREA AMBER ALERT

11/04/14 09:49 AM
Press Release - A Be On The Lookout (BOLO) was given to Gillette area troopers at approximately 12:46 p.m. on November 3rd for an Amber Alert out of Casper, Wyoming. The Amber Alert was for a seven year old female named Desiree Bowden. The Amber Alert notified the troopers that Desiree Bowden's paternal grandmother, Vianna Jones, had committed a

Wright Man Killed Near Kaycee

11/04/14 06:07 AM
A single vehicle rollover crash on November 2nd resulted in the death of a Wright, Wyoming man. The crash occurred at mile post 26 on WY 192 approximately 26 miles east of Kaycee, Wyoming at 8:30 p.m.  

A 1997 Chevrolet CK 2500 pickup driven by 60 year old Chris M. Christensen was westbound before it initially drifted off of the right side of the roadway. Mr. Christensen

Best state in America: Wyoming, for tax purposes

11/04/14 06:03 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Washington Post on Thursday published a column titled Best State in America: Wyoming, for tax purposes. It reported that the Tax Foundation, the nation’s leading tax policy research organization, named Wyoming #1 in its 2015 ranking of states.  For several years running, Wyoming has ranked #1 as the state with the best tax climate for businesses, and once

Sasol Provides Access For Anglers and Antelope Hunters

11/04/14 06:00 AM
Press Release - Wyoming anglers and antelope hunters benefit from access provided by Sasol to their privately owned lands. Fishing at Healy Reservoir and antelope hunting in Area 10 are allowed by Sasol through access agreements with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Many anglers fish Healy Reservoir thinking it is a publically owned water body, but that is not the case. When Sasol

Liquor License Decisions Loom For Council

11/03/14 11:54 AM
At this week's Gillette City Council meeting the council will have two public hearings on requests for bar and grill liquor licenses. Under state statute, Gillette’s population only allows for four bar and grill liquor licenses. With two of those already claimed, only two remain for the council to award until more become available. And there is no certainty when that will

UWPD Continues Investigation into Halloween Altercation; Support Offered in Othe

11/03/14 10:16 AM
Press Release — The University of Wyoming Police Department continues to investigate an altercation at an off-campus residence that resulted in serious injury to a UW student early Saturday. That student’s condition has improved, although he remains in intensive care at a Colorado hospital.

Meanwhile, the UW community is grieving the death of student Joseph McGowan, 21, following

Pronghorn men handle Colorado Kings

11/01/14 09:36 PM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- The No. 9 Pronghorn men (2-0) had more of a challenge Saturday night against the Colorado Kings, but ultimately defeated teh all-star team, 102-78.

Pronghorn women flat against NJC, Men crush UM-W JV

10/31/14 10:16 PM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- The 2014 season for the Pronghorn basketball teams started Friday night at the South Campus. The women (0-1) had a rough start, falling to Northeastern Junior College (NJC, 1-0), 83-68. The Pronghorn men (1-0) had no trouble against the University of Montana-Western JV squad. The final for the men's game was 133-78.

 

Liz Crislip WEA Educational Support Professional of the Year 2014

10/31/14 06:38 AM
Campbell County School District is proud to announce that Liz Crislip has been named by the Wyoming Education Association (WEA) to its highest honor. Liz was chosen as the 2014 WEA Education Support Professional of the Year. Liz is a para-educator at Cottonwood Elementary in Wright. The WEA recognizes that it takes everyone in our schools to provide the best education possible for all children.

Gillette Crime Stoppers: Storage Unit Burglary

10/31/14 06:07 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that occurred to a storage unit located at 3900 E Collins Road between August 2014 and October 2014. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the storage unit by cutting the lock and stole the following items: a 383 stroker Chevy orange engine with an Edelbrock manifold, a 750 CFM Demon Carburetor, BeCool duel electric fan

SARAH FERGUSON ARTIST RECEPTION

10/31/14 06:01 AM
CAM-PLEX is pleased to invite you to meet artist Sarah Ferguson on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sarah will
speak about her artwork at 5:15 p.m. This artist reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be installed in the Heritage Center Gallery from Friday, October 10, 2014, through Friday, November 14, 2014. For more information

Gillette Avenue update and other road construction information

10/30/14 01:06 PM
Press Release - The City of Gillette is pleased to announce that Gillette Avenue is open to through traffic from 1st Street to 7th Street. Please keep in mind that the contractor still has crews working in the area, but the road is open.  Please note: there is now a permanent four-way stop at the Gillette Avenue/6th Street intersection, as well as the Gillette Avenue/4th Street

Breakfast Will Support Area Vets

10/30/14 01:04 PM
The Elks Benefit Breakfast will be held on November 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge. The Elks Lodge is 4054 Boxelder Road. The event will benefit the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7756’s veteran and scholarship programs. The main focus will be the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for the veterans and their families.

Jan Miller with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7756 said

U.S. Energy Secretary Appoints UW Professor to National Coal Council

10/30/14 12:52 PM
October 30, 2014 — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has appointed a University of Wyoming professor to serve as a member of the National Coal Council, a federal advisory group that provides recommendations and guidance on policy issues pertaining to coal.

Maohong Fan, UW School of Energy Resources professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of

NE Wyoming Leaders Happy To Work Together

10/29/14 11:07 AM
Tuesday night the Gillette City Council gathered for a special workshop session. The council gave their support for a resolution authorizing submission of an application to the Business Ready Community Grant Loan Program. City Administrator Carter Napier said the resolution is an agreement to participate with the City of Sheridan and the City of Buffalo with regard to a regional marketing

Survey Results Shape Calendars

10/29/14 10:44 AM
At last night’s Campbell County School Board meeting, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Alex Ayers reviewed and summarized results of a calendar survey and recommended a proposed calendar for the 2015/16 and the 2016/17 school years. The board approved the option C calendars with students reporting August 24th next year. Two built in snow days will also be part of the calendars and a spring break

Eat. Read. Grow.

10/29/14 10:10 AM
Campbell County Public Library, Campbell County Extension Services, Department of Family Services, Campbell County Commissioners, United Way, Campbell County School District Nutrition Services, First United Methodist Church, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Blessings in a Backpack, YES House High Five Group, Future Farmers of America, Campbell County Teen Volunteers, and Sunflower Elementary along

WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL ADDRESSES CONCERNS ON WY 59 AND OTHERS

10/28/14 10:22 AM
Wyoming State Highway 59 is a north/south roadway spanning approximately 110 miles between Douglas and Gillette. Due to increased traffic, recent crashes and citizen concerns on this highway, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is responding.  

Additional troopers within the respective districts will be brought into the area to focus on all traffic related issues, being visible and

Pronghorn men to start season in top ten

10/28/14 05:03 AM
The first rankings for the 2014-15 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) basketball season is out. The Gillette College men's team will start out where it left off.

 

Crime Stoppers: Storage Unit Burglary

10/27/14 12:41 PM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that occurred to a storage unit located at 3900 E Collins Road between 08-19-2014 and 10-19-2014. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) entered the storage unit and stole the following items: a duffle bag containing hunting cloths, golf club repair equipment, 2 Wagner paint sprayers and 3 plastic totes containing tools. 

If you

New Life and local singles featured in a nationally televised TV show

10/27/14 12:39 PM
Gillette, WY – On October 27, 28, and 29, Natalie Grant (Grammy nominee and Dove award winner) and the Christian dating game show, It Takes A Church will be filming at New Life Wesleyan Church and various other Gillette locations. The finale, in which Natalie Grant will singing, will be filmed Wednesday evening at 6pm at New Life. Scenes for the show will be filmed in various locations

Panthers go winless for the season

10/25/14 08:13 AM
Pine Bluffs, Wyo.-- The Wright Panthers (0-8) could not stop the running game of the Burns Broncs (2-6) on Friday night. The final was 34-8 from Pine Bluffs.
 

A coin Flip Will Decide the Camels Playoff Seed

10/24/14 11:02 PM
The Gillette Camel football team lost to the Cheyenne East Thunderbirds 28-14 Friday. With Sheridan winning, a coin flip will determine what seeds Gillette, Sheridan and East will be due to the three way tie. The first half was a 7-7 defensive

The Wild Get a Home Win Over Yellowstone

10/24/14 09:07 AM
GILLETTE Wyo--Last night the Gillette Wild hockey team beat the Yellowstone Quake 7-2, behind two T.J. McMinn goals.Gillette earned its 6th win of the season despite 14 penalty minutes. The Wild took 68 shots while the Quake took onl

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE FOUND IN TWO MORE DEER HUNT AREAS

10/24/14 06:08 AM
LANDER – Testing by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has found chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose, in a deer from Fremont County in Deer Hunt Area 36. This brings the known total of CWD deer hunt areas in the Lander Region to five; areas 36, 87, 97, 98 and 157. 

Staff at the Game and Fish’s wildlife disease laboratory in

Annual Chili Cook Off

10/24/14 05:53 AM
The 29th Annual Chili Cook Off charitable event is on October 25th at the CAM-PLEX Central Pavilion. The event benefits the Council of Community Services and the Y.E.S. House.

Much fun is planned for you! Come and try a numerous variety of red and green chili, guacamole and special salsas! The “Live To Dance” and “Just Gotta Dance” dancers will take you on a journey at

Campbell County Creates Interactive GIS Map to Display Optional One Percent Tax

10/23/14 01:36 PM
Press Release - Campbell County takes considerable pride in keeping its citizens informed of what is happening in their government. Commissioner meetings are run on local cable channels and are streamed live on both the County and the City’s website. Information is regularly sent to the local newspapers, including annual budgets. The website and social media sights are kept up to date with

The Wolves Can Still Make The Playoffs

10/23/14 10:30 AM
MOORCROFT, WYO-- If the Moorcroft Wolves football team beats the Lingle Ft. Laramie Doggers Friday, they have an opportunity to make the playoffs for the first tins since 2008.The (3-4) Wolves have already matched its win total over the l

Wyoming Republican Party Statement on Dr. Taylor Haynes Write-In Campaign

10/23/14 06:17 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Today the Wyoming Republican Party released the following statement in response to Dr. Taylor Haynes filing paperwork with the Wyoming Secretary of State to count his write-in votes in the General election. Dr. Haynes failed to secure the Republican nomination for Governor in the August 19th Primary Election.

“The Republican Primary occurred and voters

Pearls of the Prairie Wine Festival and Miniature Auction

10/23/14 06:11 AM
AVA Community Art Center presents Pearls of the Prairie Wine Festival and Miniature Auction Friday, October 24th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel. Experience an evening of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres from Gillette’s finest restaurants. Embrace the ambiance of good friends, wine, and new flavors all while supporting local artists, art advocacy grants, and college scholarships.

Sage-Grouse Habitat Restoration in the Powder River Basin

10/23/14 06:06 AM
The Bureau of Land Management Buffalo Field Office (BFO), Wyoming Conservation Corps(WCC) and Devon Energy’s Gillette field office recently came together for a nine-day preservation, restoration and education project in Burnt Hollow in the Powder River Basin.
 
The WCC and Devon Energy’s Gillette Field Office and corporate team worked with BLM BFO

Red Ribbon Week

10/23/14 06:02 AM
Red Ribbon week is in honor of DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena’s life and work. Camarena yearned to make a difference from a very early age. After earning a degree in criminal justice and serving as both a U.S. Marine and police officer, Camarena joined the DEA so he could fight illegal drugs. In 1985, while working undercover in Mexico, Camarena was kidnapped and killed by

Enzi accepting applications to fill spring 2015 page position

10/22/14 10:19 AM
  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming juniors in high school to apply to be a Senate page for the spring session in Washington, DC. There are a total of 30 page positions in the United States Senate each session and the deadline for spring applications is Wednesday, November 5. 

“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to sponsor

Over 12,000 Absentee Voters Already

10/22/14 06:37 AM
Press Release - With less than two weeks left to vote by absentee ballot, more than 12,000 voters, representing nearly 5 percent (5%) of registered voters, have cast their General Election ballots, according to figures released today by the Secretary of State. 

“County clerks across the state received 23,037 requests for absentee ballots and more than half of those voters

Court Rejects Petitions Filed In Pollution Case

10/22/14 06:27 AM
Press Release. – Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld Wyoming’s plan for controlling emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) under the Clean Air Act’s regional haze program. Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and WildEarth Guardians, challenged the EPA’s approval of Wyoming’s plan on the ground that the plan failed to

If The Patriots Win Friday: They're In The Playoffs

10/22/14 06:22 AM
The Upton-Sundance football team has one game left versus Southeast Friday, and the playoff scenario is simple. The winner is in, the loser is out.The Patriots beat the Gillette sophomores last Thursday 60-8. Southeast is (2-3) in the 1A

Woman Loses Over $14,000 In Phone Scam

10/21/14 12:06 PM
Local law enforcement would like to remind the public to be wary of phone and internet scams. Gillette Police Lieutenant Brent Wasson said a 57-year-old Gillette woman reported yesterday she had lost over $14,000 to a phone scam.

Wasson said the woman was contacted by two men with Middle Eastern accents who claimed to be with the Internal Revenue Service. The men told the woman she would

New Production of Wuthering Heights

10/21/14 06:14 AM
Aquila Theatre brings to life Emily Bronte’s classic story of allconsuming passion with its new production of Wuthering Heights. The novel, one of the most famous works of world literature, was first published in 1847 under a pseudonym and is Emily Bronte’s only work. Wuthering Heights recounts the tale of ill-fated lovers on the lonely moors of northern

K-9 Killed In Accident

10/21/14 05:50 AM
On October 19th, at approximately 6:00 p.m. near mile post 266 on Interstate 80 westbound, Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 "Robbie" and Trooper Dave Chatfield were engaged in a K-9 deployment on a stopped vehicle. While transitioning from an interior search of the vehicle to an exterior search, Robbie entered into the westbound lanes of travel and was struck by a passing tractor-trailer

Sheriff's Office Responds To Fatal Mine Accident

10/20/14 11:38 AM
This morning the Campbell County Sheriff's Office released information on a fatal mine accident. Corporal Quentin Reynolds said an emergency call was placed from the North Antelope Rochelle on October 18th, 2014 about 10:36 p.m. Reynolds said a 51-year-old man died in a vehicle accident. 

“It was reported that a belly-dump tractor trailer combination had driven over the high

Gillette Camel Report

10/20/14 10:23 AM
VolleyballGILLETTE Wyo.--The 5th ranked Gillette Lady Camel volleyball team went 0-2 in Cheyenne this past week, losing to Central Friday in straight sets (19-25,12-25,17-25) and East Saturday (21-25,12-25,18-25)The Lady Camels are (17-13) ove

Camels beat Laramie 48-32

10/20/14 09:04 AM
Gillette Camel football picked up an important road win in Laramie Friday 48-32. The 2nd ranked Camels maintained a comfortable lead throughout the contest. Laramie scored a few late touchdowns to make the score closer. The (7-1) Camels have w

28 Speed Specialized Bike Stolen

10/20/14 06:16 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that occurred on the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue on 10-08-14 between 0700 hours and 1630 hours. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) entered a garage and stole a 28 speed Specialized Bicycle. The Bicycle is described as black with blue and orange pinstripes. 

If you have information that can solve this or any other crime

Keep Gillette Beautiful - Pathways Committee Meeting

10/20/14 06:01 AM
The Keep Gillette Beautiful Pathways Committee invites the public to meet Tim Young, Executive Director for Wyoming Pathways, on Tuesday, October 21st at Noon in the City Hall 2nd Floor Community Room.

Who: Keep Gillette Beautiful
What: Pathways Committee Meeting
Where: City Hall, 2nd floor Community Room (201 E. 5th Street)
When: Tuesday, October 21st at noon 

The Pathways

Panthers lose a heartbreaker

10/17/14 11:13 PM
WRIGHT, Wyo.-- The Wright Panthers (0-7) were on the verge of their first win of the season. However, Brenden Lloyd-the quarter back for the Pinedale Wranglers- kept a fourth and 21 play alive to help his team eventually win 30-28 on Friday night.

 

Campbell County Health Continues Ebola Preparations

10/17/14 10:42 AM
Gillette, WY—Campbell County Health has established a team of physicians, infection prevention specialists, clinical staff and administration to prepare for the care of a potential Ebola patient. The physician leaders include Dr. Roberta Moro, Board Certified in Infectious Disease and Medical Director of Infection Prevention; Dr. Robert Neuwirth, Director of the Hospitalist Program and

Man Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault and Kidnapping

10/17/14 10:39 AM
On October 16, 2014, following a two day jury trial, Steven Vaught (age 53) was found guilty of two counts of Sexual Assault in the First Degree and one count of Kidnapping. A press release from the Campbell County Attorney’s Office says a jury, consisting of two men and ten women, deliberated for approximately 3 hours.

According to court documents, Vaught had told the victim during the

Charlie Daniels To Perform At Cam-Plex Oct 30th

10/17/14 06:41 AM
Press Release - Charlie Daniels is partly Western and partly Southern. His signature “bullrider” hat and belt buckle, his lifestyle on the Twin Pines Ranch (a boyhood dream come true), his love of horses, cowboy lore and the heroes of championship rodeo, Western movies, and Louis L'Amour novels, identify him as a Westerner. The son of a lumberjack and a Southerner by

Bus Carrying 13 Children Rolls; Minor Injuries

10/17/14 06:25 AM

October 16th at approximately 1340 hours a school bus belonging to Shoshone Arapaho Head Start was southbound on WY 132 in Fremont County on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The school bus left the roadway on the right side of a left hand curve for an unknown reason, the driver steered the bus back onto the road, over-corrected, and the bus rolled 1 1/4 times coming to rest in the

Get Free Legal Help

10/16/14 06:35 AM
GILLETTE - In celebration of Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Aid of Wyoming announced it will host Law Night on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., and on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. at the Gillette Public Library located at 2101 S. 4-J Road in Gillette, Wyoming. These will both take place in Pioneer Room 1.
 
Law Night is a free legal clinic that will

Preregister For Speed Dating Event

10/16/14 05:59 AM
Press Release - Gillette Brewing Company is (once again) calling all the single ladies and men of Gillette on Wednesday November 12th for their first ever Speed Dating. Our first event had to be rescheduled so here we go again! GBCO knows it can be difficult to meet Mr. Wonderful or Mrs. Right and we want to help.

Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by the chance to meet the future

Man Arrested After Baseball Bat Assault

10/15/14 10:48 AM
At 1:12 a.m. on October 15th, the Gillette Police Department responded to Kilkenny Circle. Lieutenant Chuck Deaton said it was reported that a 29-year-old male struck a 26-year-old male with a baseball bat. The victim was struck two or three times with the aluminum bat.

The incident allegedly happened after the two men began arguing about time the suspect had spent with the victim's

Spring internship opportunities for Senator Enzi's Office

10/15/14 05:55 AM
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C. office this spring. The deadline for applications is November 6.

           The internship offers experience in the direct operations of our nation’s government. Interns have the ability

Hospice Volunteer Training begins October 20

10/15/14 05:52 AM
GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Health’s Hospice and Home Health department is holding Hospice Volunteer Training on October 20, 23, 27 and 30, 2014, from 5-9 pm. Participants must attend all four sessions and are required to be a CCH volunteer or go through the process to become a volunteer. Requirements include being over age 18 and completion of a background check. There is no cost

Sundance Sports Report

10/15/14 05:49 AM
Upton-Sundance FootballSundance Wyo.--The Upton Sundance Patriots football team shutout Pine Bluffs Friday 38-0. With the win the Pats are (3-3) on the year. So far Upton-Sundance has yet to win two straight games. Next week they will try

Wright Cross Country Pine Haven Report

10/14/14 12:27 PM
Press Release - The Wright Panther Cross Country Team looked impressive at the triangular meet at the Golf Course in Pine Haven on Thursday, October 9th, 2014. All Panthers placed in the top ten! Schools competing were Wright, Moorcroft and Hulett/Sundance. 

The morning was crisp, clear and free of wind for the High School Girls’ start. Pressure was off for making the top ten,

Game and Fish Seeks Information on Moose Poaching

10/14/14 12:22 PM
Sheridan – It has happened all too often this fall in the Sheridan Region. First, it was three mule deer bucks on a ranch north of Dayton, then an elk shot from the road west of Burgess Junction; and now it’s two young bull moose west of Buffalo.

            The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the

Solid Waste Division Update

10/14/14 06:04 AM
An update from the City's Solid Waste Division:

Due to the new trash pickup schedule, crews are getting to neighborhoods earlier than they used to. Please have your trash rollout, recycling, and yard waste containers at the curb by 7 a.m.  The Solid Waste Division will pick up trash, recycling, and yard waste on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13th.

The Solid Waste Division

Experience Raptors At The Rockpile Museum

10/14/14 05:55 AM
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum invites all community members to come see the exciting live birds of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Museum Raptor Experience. This is an up-close-and-personal opportunity to learn about some of our state’s magnificent birds of prey. The program is from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18th. 

Kateri, the golden eagle

Renard Suggs to become a Cougar

10/14/14 05:13 AM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- The Gillette College Pronghorns basketball teams are about to start their sixth season. A quarter of the men's team already knows where they will be playing after their Gillette College experience. Renard Suggs, a 6'3 guard from Woodbury, Minnesota, is the latest player to make a verbal commitment.

 

CCH Invites Community to Leave Their Mark on The Legacy

10/13/14 07:18 AM
GILLETTE, WY— Campbell County Health (CCH) and Scull Construction invite Campbell County community members to” leave their mark” on the new long term care facility by signing an iron beam that will be used in the construction of The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center.
 
The beam signing will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at The Legacy

Crime Stoppers: Pistol Taken From Pickup

10/13/14 07:13 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft from vehicle that occurred on the 4000 block of Wigwam between 09-21-14 and 09-28-14. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) entered a white 2007 Dodge 1500 pickup and stole a black Ruger P95 9mm pistol and a black cloth case with a single strap. 

If you have information that can solve this or any other crime please call Crime

2014 Citizen Survey Available to Take Online

10/13/14 07:09 AM
Press Release - The City of Gillette's 2014 Citizen Survey is online and ready for citizens to take. The survey, which has been conducted every year since 1977, will be online until October 31, 2014.  This year's survey will only be available online due to the time requirements to manually enter data from printed surveys into the survey software.  

In

Panthers blanked by Wheatland

10/10/14 10:47 PM
WRIGHT, Wyo.-- The Wheatland Bulldogs (5-1) shut out the Wright Panthers (0-6) Friday night by a score of 61-0.

It was the third game in a row that Wheatland didn't allow its opponent to score. Wright was able to force a fumble that it recovered, one turnover on downs and a punt. Wheatland's first place defense in the 2A didn't allow Wright to get in the red zone.

 

The Camels are Now 6-1

10/10/14 10:03 PM
The Gillette Camel football won Friday at home against the Rock Springs Tigers 41-7. The Camels scored on its' first offensive play on a 45-yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Cale Miessler to receiver Josh Hughes. Rock Springs answered

Zumbathon Will Help Fight Breast Cancer

10/10/14 11:17 AM
On October 18th, Club Energize along with their Zumba Instructors are hosting their 5th Annual Zumbathon for Breast Cancer Awareness. Last year over $1,000 was collected for the Susan G Koman Foundation and the goal this year is to double that. To support the Zumbathon you can participate in the event, make a financial donation, encourage others to participate, donate a door prize, supply

Sock Hop Benefit

10/10/14 10:47 AM
In honor of Bruce Ammerman, Wyoming Interventional Pain Management is hosting the 1st Annual Sock Hop Benefit and chili dinner October 10th at the American Legion.  Bruce has a rare form of stage 4 cancer and cannot return to work.  In fear of losing their home in Wright, his wife has been working two jobs.  To help, Wyoming Interventional Pain Management organized the Sock Hop

Man Takes Train And Is Arrested

10/10/14 10:38 AM
This morning, the Campbell County Sheriff's Office released information on the arrest of a 22-year-old Newcastle man after a train was taken yesterday from a mine site without permission. Corporal Quentin Reynolds said deputies were notified of the incident Thursday at 8:55 a.m. and responded to an area south of the Edwards Road Crossing. Reynolds said the man headed south with the train

Camel Tennis Earns Individual Awards

10/10/14 09:02 AM
The Gillette Camels tennis team had 14 players named to the Wyoming Coaches Association all state team. There were seven selections each for the boys and girls teams.Boys:Dawson Miessler Tim Hayes Logan Myers Cory Myers Kyle Okray Garrett

Another Pronghorn commits to 4-year school

10/09/14 07:13 AM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- Only a few fans of the Gillette College Pronghorn men's team have heard of Quinton Everett. However, he has already verbally committed to play for the Montana State Bobcats for the 2015-16 season.

 

Merlin Ranch sponsors Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt

10/09/14 06:31 AM
Laramie, Wyo. - The Merlin Ranch, owned by Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon and his wife Jennie, is a gold sponsor of the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt.
 
Jennie Gordon will be one of 36 women hunters as they participate in this charity hunt and additional activities to raise funds for the Wyoming Women's Foundation (WYWF). The funds will help WYWF improve the economic

National Principals Month

10/09/14 06:21 AM
Congress has designated October as National Principals Month, sanctioning a full 31 days dedicated to thanking principals for their leadership in our schools. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) have set up activities to provide more insight into the lives of school principals, including having members of

CAMPBELL COUNTY SKATE PARK NAMING CEREMONY

10/09/14 06:18 AM

WHO:          The Campbell County Commissioners, Campbell County Parks and Recreation,
Skate Park naming contestants, sign designer Tom Ford, Basin Radio and community members.

WHAT:    The Campbell County Commissioners are hosting a Skate Park Naming and Sign Revealing Ceremony for the newly completed skate park

Council OK With RV Use in Mobile Home Parks

10/08/14 11:20 AM
The third and final reading for an ordinance allowing recreational vehicles in mobile home parks took place at last night’s Gillette City Council meeting. After the meeting, City Administrator Carter Napier summarized the item.

“The idea came about with respect to historic practices that the city had undertaken based upon requests from energy industry workers. They indicated that

Wyoming to 10th Circuit: EPA's Reservation Boundary Decision was Wrong

10/08/14 06:36 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  The State of Wyoming, through the Attorney General, filed its opening brief in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the EPA’s attempt to expand the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation (WRIR). The State’s brief points to the EPA’s use of incomplete facts and faulty legal conclusions to justify its decision. The State asked

Dirty Turn Signals May Have Contributed To Fatal Accident

10/08/14 06:31 AM
Obscured turn signals and brake lights are being investigated as contributing factors in a fatal crash on October 4th south of Afton, Wyoming on US 89 at mile post 80.79. The crash occurred approximately 3.5 miles south of Afton on US 89 at 2:50 p.m. 

45 year old Craig E. Shymko of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, was travelling south on a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. 48 year old

SAGE GROUSE NUMBERS UP

10/07/14 10:56 AM
CHEYENNE – The numbers of male sage grouse on leks, or mating areas, was up around 10 percent this year over last year, according to data recently compiled by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

   Just under 20,000 male sage grouse were counted this year on about 1,100 leks. This summer’s crop of grouse chicks also appears to be much improved over recent years.

Wyoming Winter Weather Awareness Day is October 8

10/07/14 10:51 AM
Press Release - The blizzard last October showed how a major winter storm can affect every person in a large area. The storm brought heavy snow, strong winds, and cold temperatures that blocked roads and caused widespread power outages. Without essential supplies and services, many residents were forced to be totally self-sufficient for a week or more.

As the winter season approaches, the

Be Ready for CCSD Notifications

10/07/14 10:43 AM
The Campbell County School District will be conducting a test of the district's phone notification system tomorrow. Director of Public Relations Jeff Wasserburger said the test is to make sure a new alert system is ready to go before threatening weather takes a hold.

“Campbell County School District is conducting a test of its phone system that notifies parents of school closures or

The Gillette Camels See a 2 Seed on the Horizon

10/07/14 07:55 AM
The Gillette Camel football team now controls it's own destiny in order to get a number 2 seed in the Wyoming 4A state playoffs. After the Camels' dramatic come from behind 42-37 win in Sheridan the Camels are now 5-1 and are a game back fro

Camel Tennis Comes Close to Team Titles

10/06/14 07:39 AM
Gillette Camel tennis preformed well at state in Gillette but it was not enough to earn team titles. The boys lost to Laramie by 3.5 points. The girls were edged by Central 52-47. The Camels had 14 of 16 players make it to their respective tit

Gillette Camel Football Recap

10/06/14 07:11 AM
Gillette Camel football beats rival Sheridan 42-27 to take home the Energy Bowl trophy. Gillette won in come from behind fashion as 2nd ranked Sheridan led 21-7 at on point. The Camels were resilient and hung around. Down 2 with 1:33 left Gill

Schoolhouse Rock Live

10/06/14 06:00 AM
Families will soon be rocking out at the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center Theater as Childsplay brings the hit cartoon series Schoolhouse Rock to life on stage. The TV show, which presented academic subjects through megahits like “Conjunction Junction” and “Just a Bill,” has received
a bit of a makeover as Childsplay premieres an updated sound to the popular

Wright still winless, falls to Newcastle

10/03/14 11:29 PM
NEWCASTLE, Wyo.-- The young Wright Panthers are still in search of their first victory of the season after falling to Newcastle, 50-7, on Friday night.

The running game and motion offense was too much for the defense in the first half. The Dogies had a 37-0 lead at halftime. in the second half, the Panthers got on the scoreboard on a 19-yard run by Sean Moldenhauer. 
 

8-year-old Alerts Police To Mother's Attack

10/03/14 11:39 AM
At 10:46 pm on October 2nd, the Gillette Police Department responded to a residence on Desert Hills Circle for a report of domestic violence. Corporal Gary Owens said a 36-year-old male destroyed a bedroom door while trying to get at a 34-year-old woman. Owens said the two had an argument about breaking up their relationship, and the male at one point was strangling the female. 

The

Learn About Afterschool Programs

10/03/14 05:53 AM
On October 23rd, over one million people will participate in events that take place in cities and towns across the country and on U.S.military bases worldwide for the 15th annual Lights On Afterschool.

Come to the Campbell County High School South Campus, October 23rd to celebrate the importance of afterschool programs in Campbell County. It’s a free event!

Lady Panther Volleyball Still Remains Number 1

10/02/14 02:20 PM
The Wright Panther Volleyball team is still at the top of the Wyopreps.com coaches and media polls. Big Horn is number 2 and Southeast is number 3.The Lady Panthers continued it's win by streak going 2-0 this past weekend. The Lady Panthers b

Scam Alert - Fake Warrant Contact

10/02/14 12:29 PM
Notification - Scam/Con Artist 

Within the past 24 hours several reports have been made to law enforcement regarding a recent scam. In these incidents an individual contacts a citizen by telephone and identifies themselves as a member of the Campbell County Warrants Division and informs the citizen they have an outstanding warrant that can be taken care of through a monetary

Be A Superhero For Hungry Children

10/02/14 06:36 AM
You can be a superhero for local children who need meals. The Backpack Hero 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, October 11, 2014.  Participants can wear their favorite superhero gear. The race begins and ends at New Life Wesleyan parking lot, 1000 Comanche Avenue, Gillette, WY. Pre-Registration through October 10: $20, no T-shirt $15 Registration Race Day: $25, no T-shirt

Give Input On School Calendar Options

10/02/14 05:47 AM
Campbell County School District invites the public to give input via an online survey on the 2015-2016 school calendar and the 2016-2017 school calendar. The information the public provides will be considered by the district calendar committee in formulating a final recommendation to the Board of Trustees. The committee currently has for consideration three draft calendars for each school year

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

10/01/14 10:23 AM
The City of Gillette's Customer Service Division announces Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) applications are now available at the front counter of Customer Service in City Hall (201 E. 5th Street).

LIEAP is a state and federally-funded program that helps people pay home heating bills November through June. The program is open to homeowners and renters.  It helps cover the

Documentary Screening at CCPL

10/01/14 06:14 AM
Campbell County Public Library is pleased to host the Wyoming Humanities Council presentation of 4-4-43, a documentary from author and filmmaker John Lukacs. The film is based on Lukacs’ book Escape from Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War, which examines the World War II story of American soldiers and civilian prisoners of war who broke out of the Davao

International Walk/Bike to School Day every Wednesday in October

10/01/14 05:58 AM
Press Release - Mr. Bryan Young, Supervisor of Nutrition Services for Campbell County School District, announced today his department will be sponsoring the third annual Jump Start program for all elementary schools. Each elementary school competes to have the most students participate in the International Walk/Bike to School Day every Wednesday in October. Students who walk or ride their

Federal Judge Ruling Continues Suspension of Wolf Hunting in Wyoming

10/01/14 05:49 AM
CHEYENNE – A ruling today by a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C. continues the suspension of gray wolf hunting in Wyoming. After two years of hunting, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled on Sept. 23 that Wyoming’s plan was not legally sufficient to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 rule allowing limited take of gray

Bonam verbally commits to Southern Miss

10/01/14 05:21 AM
Practice starts today for the Gillette College men's and women's basketball teams and one Pronghorn has already given a verbal commitment to a D-I university for next year, Lorenzo Bonam, a 6'4 sophomore guard from Inkster, Michigan, has verbally committed to play for Southern Miss in the 2015-16 season.

 

Governor Mead Appreciates Judge's Swift Response on Wolves

09/30/14 11:41 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming established an emergency rule to address Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s decision on Tuesday, September 23.  Judge Jackson recognized the urgency of this matter and acted quickly to hear arguments on Wyoming’s request that she reverse her order returning management of gray wolves to federal control.  All parties were required to submit comments by

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Application Deadline

09/30/14 11:39 AM
PRESS RELEASE: The deadline to apply for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy is fast approaching!  Students grades 6-12 interested in this exciting new class need to submit their applications to the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce no later than Friday, October 3rd.
 
“Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise are the future of America. We are so excited to have the Young

Enjoy Fall Colors in the Black Hills National Forest

09/30/14 11:36 AM
Custer, SD– Fall colors are showing up all over the Black Hills and the Forest Service encourages you to get outdoors and enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular seasons.
“The best viewing for Fall colors on the Forest is usually late September to early October,” said Scott Jacobson, Public Affairs Officer, Black Hills National Forest. “The aspen, birch and oak are

Peabody Energy Honors Educators

09/30/14 11:32 AM
On Saturday, September 27, 2014 Peabody Energy honored educators at the third annual Leaders in Education banquet at the Gillette Tech Center at 6:00 p.m. Each educator received a $1000 award from Peabody Energy as the weekly recipient and the Educator of the Year award winner received a $5000 award. Hosting the banquet were Maureen Moore, Peabody Director of the Leaders in Education

Wright Cross Country Competes at Saratoga Meet

09/29/14 01:04 PM
Press Release - The Wright Panthers travelled to Saratoga on Friday the 26th of September, 2014. The race was held at the Saratoga Inn Golf Course along the Platt River. The athletes faced hot, yet breezy conditions- which was opposite of last year’s deep freeze!

The Junior High Girls began at 1pm with sixty girls stepping up to the line. Leading the Panthers was sixth grader Shalynn

TROOPERS PUT AN END TO AUTO THEFT STRING

09/29/14 12:53 PM
Press Release - On September 26th, two juvenile runaways from Colorado were arrested by a Wyoming State Trooper for a string of vehicle thefts from Colorado and Wyoming. A stolen vehicle report was received from Jackson, Wyoming to look for a stolen GMC pickup truck. While Deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and Troopers from Patrol were looking for the pickup in the Dubois

Home Inspector Suspect In Theft

09/29/14 12:40 PM
An investigation into the theft of prescription medications has led to the arrest of a 38-year-old Gillette man. Personnel with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office said the man was the owner/operator of a local home and building inspection business. Undersheriff Scott Matheny said deputies set up cameras in a home and left a bottle of bait medication in the home. The suspect finished the

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

09/29/14 12:21 PM
Press Release - It all began in 1986…..Paramount’s Laser Spectacular was presented for the first time at the Woodlawn Theater in San Antonio, Texas. At the time, producer Steve Monistere was staging Jazz and Blues concerts there. A local laser company approached Steve with the idea of producing a laser show. Steve had never seen a laser show, and reluctantly

No. 1 Big Horn has no trouble against Panthers

09/26/14 11:08 PM
WRIGHT, Wyo.-- The Big Horn Rams had no trouble against the Wright Panthers Friday night. The number one seed in 2A in the Wyopreps Coaches and Media poll won 54-21 against the Panthers.

It was 48-0 a few minutes into the third quarter, setting up the running clock for the rest of the game. Wright's Michael Yeradi ran a couple of quarterback keepers into the end zone for the Panthers and

Family Science Nights

09/26/14 10:11 AM
If you value education and family time there is an opportunity coming up at the Lake Way Learning Center. Science Adventurarium director Jodi Crago-Wyllie has more information.

“The Science Center Adventurarium is hosting our family science nights for the year. Our first Family Science Night will be October 9th. We are going to have a dinosaur expert, a paleontologist from the Big Horn

Some Smoke Expected In NE Wyoming This Weekend

09/26/14 07:13 AM
Sundance, Wyoming, - Black Hills National Forest North Zone Fire is planning to ignite, the Sleez prescribed, September 26, 1.5 miles northwest of Warren Peak Lookout.
 
The 124 acre Sleez project unit is located in the Whitelaw and Beaver Creek drainages in the Bearlodge Mountains.
 
Resources include one dozer, multiple fire engines and crews.
 
More prescribed fire is also

Unintentional Falls Can Be Serious Medical Issue

09/26/14 06:00 AM
While many people unexpectedly take a tumble from time to time, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding residents that falls can sometimes lead to moderate and severe injuries, especially among older adults.
 
Dara Lawyer, WDH injury prevention coordinator, said the chances of falling and of being seriously injured in a fall may increase with age.
 
Falls are the leading

Newcastle Teacher Is Teacher Of The Year

09/26/14 05:58 AM
Cheyenne, WY - Tyler Bartlett of Newcastle receives the 2015 Wyoming Teacher of the Year award, as announced by Wyoming State Superintendent Cindy Hill, Wednesday Sept. 25. 

Mr. Bartlett is a math teacher at Newcastle Middle School and has been teaching for six years. “From way back when I was young I knew I wanted to be a teacher,” Bartlett said. “I

Tests Confirm Enterovirus D68

09/26/14 05:49 AM
Testing recently completed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta confirms that the enterovirus D68 virus is present in Wyoming, as expected by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
 
Dr. Tracy Murphy, state epidemiologist with WDH, said, “We are not surprised CDC testing has confirmed two Wyoming residents were ill due to this specific virus, which has

Wyoming DARE Teacher of the Year

09/25/14 06:09 AM
The Board of Trustees of Campbell County School District honored Mr. David Petersen at the board meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Mr. Petersen was chosen as the Wyoming DARE Teacher of the Year by police officers around the state. Mr. Petersen is a 6th grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary and has been teaching for five years. Mr. Brad Winters, principal at Hillcrest Elementary, said,

Wright Speech Team Report

09/25/14 06:01 AM
Press Release - Congratulations to Marci Finnell and Donna Mann, as they expanded Wright’s speech team opportunities by attending the 2014 Wyoming Fall Conference of speech and debate coaches recently hosted in Saratoga, WY.  Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Mann gathered armloads of competitor material to highlight with team members eagerly anticipating the upcoming season which will begin in

3 people die in 2 wrecks near Wheatland

09/25/14 06:00 AM
Press Release - A crash involving two vehicles resulting in two fatalities occurred at 8:00 p.m. on September 23rd approximately 16 miles north of Wheatland, Wyoming on Interstate 25. The crash occurred in a construction zone where both north and southbound traffic had been reduced from four lanes to two lanes of traffic. One lane was designated for each direction on the side of the interstate

Police Believe Driver Ran Red Light, Results In Serious Crash

09/24/14 09:41 AM
Tuesday night emergency responders in Gillette were dispatched to the intersection of Gillette Avenue and Second Street for a two vehicle crash. Sergeant Adam Edmondson said the crash occurred about 6:10 pm. Investigators believe a 24-year-old male was driving west on second street at approximately 40-50 miles per hour in a 2004 Dodge Dakota when he ran a red light. 

A 41-year-old

Three Mule Deer Bucks Poached

09/24/14 07:10 AM
Sheridan - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the wanton destruction of three mule deer bucks in northwest Sheridan County.

The mule deer were killed on the Sheeley Ranch about five miles north of Dayton sometime late Monday September 15, or early Tuesday September 16, 2014. Sheridan Game Warden Bruce Scigliano investigated the first two deer on September 16,

CCSD ART EDUCATORS INVITATIONAL ARTIST RECEPTION

09/24/14 07:02 AM
Campbell County School District (CCSD) boasts a thriving visual arts program. Unlike so many other school districts in the country, the students in CCSD are fortunate to have visual art teachers in each and every school building. These teachers are all talented artists in their own right. CAM-PLEX is proud to display their work in the Heritage Center gallery from

Governor Mead Reaction to District Judge Ruling on Wolves

09/24/14 06:48 AM
CHEYENNE WY – The State of Wyoming received and reviewed today a 40-page decision by District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in which she reversed the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to transfer management of the gray wolf in Wyoming. Wyoming expects to seek a stay of the decision in conjunction with the creation of

Emergency Street Closure Ended

09/23/14 08:29 PM
The emergency street closure on second street has ended. A report on the accident from the Gillette Police Department for media is expected tomorrow morning after 9 am.


Previous Information Below:

Due to an accident at the Gillette Avenue/2nd Street intersection, 2nd Street from Warren Avenue to Kendrick Avenue will be closed to allow for further investigation.

 
Please avoid

Emergency Closure On 2nd Street

09/23/14 07:30 PM
Due to an accident at the Gillette Avenue/2nd Street intersection, 2nd Street from Warren Avenue to Kendrick Avenue will be closed to allow for further investigation.

 
Please avoid this area until further notice.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Release On Saturday Crash

09/23/14 10:12 AM
Press Release - A two vehicle head on crash on September 20th resulted in the death of 29 year old Chad D. Nobach of Gillette, Wyoming. The crash occurred approximately 20 miles south of Gillette at mile post 88.75 on WY 59 at 7:09 p.m.. Mr. Nobach was the front seat passenger in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma truck being driven by 22 year old Braydon W. Donahoo of Gillette.  

Mr. Donahoo

Golden Dragon Actobats

09/23/14 06:15 AM
Press Release - The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twentyfive centuries ago. The Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.

The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of

College Fair Can Help You Plan your Future

09/23/14 06:09 AM
Plan for your future! College Fair, Tuesday, September 30th.

Attention High School Juniors, Seniors and parents.

Over thirty-one colleges and universities from several surrounding states will be at the Gillette College Tech Center from 6pm til 7:30pm ready to provide information to help you achieve your educational

Threats and Hazards Survey

09/23/14 06:00 AM
What are the Threats and Hazards facing residents of Campbell County, the City of Gillette and Town of Wright, how well do we think we should be able to deal with those threats and hazards, and what will it take to reach that level of preparedness?

The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security is conducting on on-line Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) survey asking about

Arrest Made After Saturday's Fatal Crash

09/22/14 01:38 PM
A fatal head-on collision on Highway 59 in Campbell County has resulted in the arrest of a North Dakota man. The crash happened September 20th, about 7:09 pm near mile marker 89.

Campbell County Undersheriff Scott Matheny said 26-year-old Robert D. Reese of Minot, North Dakota has been arrested as a suspect for felony aggravated vehicular homicide.

Campbell County Coroner Tom Eekhoff said

NEW MISS WYOMING USA AND MISS WYOMING TEEN USA CROWNED

09/22/14 06:07 AM
Casper, Wyom. – The 2015 MISS WYOMING USA and MISS WYOMING TEEN USA Pageants took place Sunday, September 21, at the Casper Events Center in Casper. A large crowd filled the center on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Caroline Scott of Cheyenne as MISS WYOMING USA 2015, and Payton Sanders of Casper as MISS WYOMING TEEN USA 2015.  Both

Beware Of Lottery Scams

09/22/14 06:03 AM
Sept. 19, 2014 - Wyoming Lottery Corporation warns Wyoming residents to be on guard against scams trying to trick consumers into providing money or personal financial information in order to claim a fake lottery prize.

“The Wyoming Lottery never asks winners for money in order to claim their prize,” stressed Jon Clontz, CEO of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. “We don’t

Updated: Major Crash on Highway 59 in Campbell County

09/20/14 08:16 PM
 Do to a major traffic accident on Highway 59 in Campbell County, southbound traffic on Hwy 59 from Gillette will need to take the Haight Road to the Highlight Road. Travel south to the Breene Road and back to Highway 59. Northbound traffic will have to take the reverse route. We will provide updates when and if they are made available tonight.  

City Of Gillette Information Updates

09/19/14 11:08 AM
The City of Gillette announces two informational updates, regarding a Rabies Clinic and Gillette Public Access.

Rabies Clinic
The City of Gillette Animal Shelter will host its Fall rabies clinic on Saturday, September 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Animal Shelter (950 W. Warlow Drive)
Cats and dogs must be 3 months or older.  Please have your dog(s) on a leash and your cat(s) in a

CEI Honors Senator Enzi

09/19/14 11:05 AM
Washington – This week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a leading free-market think tank on economic policy, awarded Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) the distinguished “Champion of the Worker” award for his perfect voting record on key employment and workforce issues during the 113th Congress. The senator’s voting record garnered him a 100% rating according to

Prescribed Burns Postponed

09/19/14 11:02 AM
Sundance, WY – The prescribed fires planned for this week on the Bearlodge Ranger District on the Black Hills National Forest have been postponed.

Fire personnel assessed conditions and conditions did not fall within the burn plan prescription.

Fire managers will resume implementation as soon as weather and fuel conditions fall within burn prescriptions which may be as early as next

CCSD Athletics Meetings

09/18/14 06:02 AM
Campbell County School District announces several meetings to receive public input on the idea of moving 9th grade team sports up with the other high school sports. The meetings will take place as follows:

Sage Valley Commons Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Twin Spruce Commons Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Campbell County North Commons Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Cliff

Schladweiler Given Woman Of Influence Award

09/18/14 05:59 AM
At an awards luncheon yesterday, Wyoming Business Report recognized 10 women for being “Women of Influence” in their industries.

About 260 people attended the luncheon honoring the 10 winners along with the 20 finalists and 87 overall nominees. Most recipients indicated humility and surprise upon receipt of the award. Many of the women pointed to other women in the gathering as

Help CCFD Support MDA Families

09/18/14 05:53 AM
Press Release — Members of the Campbell County Fire Department, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will celebrate their 60-year partnership and kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout Campbell County and Wyoming.

Members of the Campbell County Fire Department will fan out

Affordable Energy Rally to be Held in Gillette

09/18/14 05:47 AM
Gillette, WYO. – September 15, 2014 - The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Campbell County Economic Development Corporation are coming together to raise awareness of emerging federal policies impacting affordable energy across the U.S.

The “Affordable Energy Rally” will be held on September 25, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Cam-Plex Multi-Events Facility. U.S.

CCSD New Technology Program

09/17/14 11:50 AM
Press Release - Campbell County School District is starting a new technology program called TecConnect which stands for Transforming Education in the Classroom.  Ms. Lyla Downey started a grant program last summer where teachers apply for the opportunity to use computers in their classroom.  The teachers were selected by a technology team named by Ms. Downey.  The program will last

Commissioner Will Serve On Fire Board

09/17/14 07:16 AM
At this week's Campbell County Commissioners Meeting the board dealt with a resignation from the fire board. Chairman Mark Christensen said Blaine Geer had resigned to devote more time to his business. The board made the decision to fill the spot with current commissioner Micky Shober. He will serve on the board until January.

Christensen said the board did not want the public to see the

Pownall Named Wyoming Peace Officer of the Year

09/16/14 12:23 PM
Last week men and women from every law enforcement agency in Wyoming gathered in Laramie for the annual Wyoming Peace Officer Association's Training Conference. The three day event includes the latest training techniques and an awards ceremony. Getting nominated and receiving the award for Wyoming Peace Officer of the Year was Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall. Campbell County Undersheriff

Emergency Road Closure,Dogwood Avenue

09/16/14 11:55 AM
The City of Gillette's Utilities Department announces the emergency closure of Dogwood Avenue between Redwood Street and Walnut Street due to a water main break.

The water main broke on Monday, September 15th at approximately 3:30 p.m.  Water service was restored at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, September 16th; however additional repairs to infrastructure and the road will require the road be

September 14-20 is Child Passenger Safety Week

09/16/14 11:52 AM
GILLETTE, WY – This week is Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20) and SafeKids Campbell County aims to keep kids safe while riding in the car.
 
SafeKids Campbell County, in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, will participate in National Seat Check Saturday on September 20 and encourage parents to know the Wyoming law. Parents can join SafeKids

Missing Utah Man North of Dubois Killed By Bear

09/16/14 11:47 AM
CHEYENNE - Investigators with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have been and continue to assist the Fremont County Coroner and Fremont County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of the death of a man in the mountains above Dubois, thought to be a missing Utah man.  The man had not been heard from since September 5th, and Fremont County Search and Rescue crews discovered what were

Feedback Wanted On Game Bird Farm Program

09/15/14 10:53 AM
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (Department) is holding three public information gathering meetings to gather input and understand sportsmen desires, expectations and willingness to maintain and fund the Department’s game bird farm program and hunting of Department raised pheasants.

Additional meetings will be held in each Game and Fish Region

Scuba Items Taken

09/15/14 07:05 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft that occurred on the 4300 block of Longhorn Ave. between 8:30 PM on 08-31-14 and 1:00 PM on 09-03-14. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) entered a utility trailer and stole various scuba items. The items taken include an Oceanic OC1 dive computer, a Sealife DC1400 camera, 2 side mount regulators, a scuba mask and fins.

If you have

CCSD Transportation Employees of the Year

09/15/14 07:03 AM
Press Release - Keith Chrans, Director of Transportation at Campbell County School District, announced that nine school district employees were chosen as 2013-2014 Employee of the Month for the Transportation Department. The transportation department has 162 buses and travels 10,775 miles each day for a total of about 2,359,000 miles a year. The transportation department moves approximately 4600

Panthers improve, but fall to Glenrock

09/12/14 11:05 PM
WRIGHT, Wyo.-- The Wright Panthers (0-2) made plenty of improvements Friday night against the Glenrock Herders (1-1), but it wasn't enough to get a win. Wright lost, 22-6.

 

Retailer in Gillette sold a winning Powerball ticket

09/12/14 12:46 PM
Sept. 12, 2014 –  The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today reported that one player won $500, during the Powerball® drawing on Wednesday, Sept. 10. 

Big D Oil, located at 405 Lakeway Rd in Gillette, sold a winning ticket valued at $500 on Sept. 9, 2014. The winner purchased Power Play. The Power Play was 5x- increasing their total winnings to $500 ($100

Wyoming Workplace Safety Improves in 2013

09/12/14 12:22 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – According to Governor Matt Mead a decrease in the number of workplace fatalities and injuries in Wyoming last year shows the state is making progress. The State Occupational Epidemiologist released a report yesterday on trends in workplace safety in 2013. Fatalities dropped by more than 30% from 2012 to 2013 and hospitalizations were down as well.

“We must continue

Arrest Made In Rodeway Inn Fire Investigation

09/11/14 10:05 AM
Gillette Police Sergeant Joe Baird said today the investigation into the weekend fire at the Rodeway Inn has lead to an arrest. 58-year-old James E. Pearson of Natrona County was arrested Wednesday in Casper on charges of Felony Attempted Murder and Felony Aggravated Arson. Baird said more charges are possible. A warrant was issued for Pearson on September 9th. Details on a motive were not made

Help Solve Local Burglary

09/11/14 06:14 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that occurred at Wyoming Work Warehouse located at 410 E Lakeway. The burglary occurred during the evening hours of 09-04-14 or early morning hours of 09-05-14. Unknown Suspect(s) forced entry into the business and stole approximately $1,000.00 in cash.

If you have information that can solve this or any other crime please call Crime

Police Want To Hear From Rodeway Inn Guests

09/11/14 06:10 AM
Attention: If you were staying at the Rodeway Inn on the night of Saturday, September 6th, the Gillette Police Department kindly asks that you stop by the Police Department and provide a written statement.  The Police Department needs as much information regarding the events of Saturday, September 6th as possible and would like to talk to everyone who was staying at the hotel that

First Annual Run For Life Saturday

09/11/14 06:04 AM
The Campbell County Suicide Prevention Coalition (CCSPC), a coalition within the Campbell County Prevention Council, will be hosting it’s 1st Annual Run For Life this Saturday, September 13th, in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week. The CCSPC is a community coalition made up of a variety of members representing survivors of suicide loss, suicide attempt survivors, human services

District Teacher of the Year

09/10/14 07:05 AM
Teachers from 31 districts around Wyoming are receiving their District Teacher of the Year Awards from the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE). Each district winner is a semifinalist for the 2015 Wyoming State Teacher of the Year, which will be selected by October 1, 2014. Campbell County School District’s is proud to announce that this year’s recipient is Mrs. Kathy Stephens. Mrs.

Court blocks pollution rules for Wyo power plants

09/10/14 07:01 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rejection of part of Wyoming’s plan for visibility in national parks and wilderness areas. This decision is based on the State’s likelihood of success on appeal as well as the irreparable harm to the State and utilities without a stay.  

“Wyoming has a

FLEEING SUSPECT INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK NEAR SUNDANCE

09/10/14 06:58 AM
Press Release - 33-year-old Matthew P. McDonald of Knoxville, Tennessee has been taken into custody after resisting arrest and running into oncoming traffic on Interstate 90. Mr. McDonald was stopped by a Wyoming State Trooper for speeding 91 mph in a posted 80 mph zone at 9:15 a.m. on September 09th approximately 16 miles west of Sundance at mile post 169 on I 90 eastbound.

 
 

CCSD Educational Support Personnel of the Year

09/10/14 06:52 AM
Campbell County School District is proud to announce the Educational Support Personnel Employee of the Year is Mr. Matt Hard. Matt Hard is the son of the late Chris Hard and Olga Hard, a United Methodist pastor in West Jordan, Utah. Mr. Hard has an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and is currently working on a Masters degree in Special Education. Mr. Hard will student teach

Wyoming Appeals Decision Blocking Coal Port

09/09/14 11:53 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead said the State of Oregon’s decision to block a coal port violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Wyoming Attorney General appealed Oregon’s decision, denying a permit for an export facility that would ship coal from the Powder River Basin to Asia.

“Coal is the fastest growing fuel source in the world and this

Wright Panther Cross Country Report

09/09/14 11:49 AM
Press Release - As the bus left Rawlins and headed east on I-80 towards Sinclair on Friday, September 5th, 2014, many of the runners became a bit apprehensive, driving through dry desert-like conditions. All that changed as they passed under the Sinclair Golf Course arch and viewed a lush area with trees flanked by the North Platte River. The day was perfect, as all Panthers ran a season best

Want One Percent Optional Sales Tax Information?

09/09/14 11:33 AM
Press Release - What does the one percent optional sales tax do for our community? What will the City, County and Town of Wright do without the tax?  These and any other of your questions will be answered in the Chamber of Commerce Noon Spotlight Series. Mark your calendars and bring your own lunch, for noon, September 10, 2014. This Spotlight Series will feature speakers for and against the
09/09/14 11:30 AM

Rough start for Wright Panther football

09/06/14 01:51 PM
YODER, Wyo.-- The Wright Panthers (0-1) couldn't find the red zone Friday night against Southeast High School (1-1), as they fell to the Cyclones, 33-0.

 

Police Officers Recognized For A Saving Lives - Again

09/03/14 12:11 PM
At last night’s Gillette City Council meeting, Gillette police officers Zach Parker, Jeremy Traverse and Jacob Foutch were given life-saving awards. Earlier this year Parker and Traverse resuscitated a man from a cardiac event. In August Jacob Foutch delivered a baby whose breathing was being cut off by its umbilical cord. Foutch was able to restore the child’s breathing. City

Road Construction Updates Sept 3rd

09/03/14 07:11 AM
The City of Gillette's Utilities and Development Services Departments announce road construction and road closure updates for Gillette Avenue, 4th Street, 5th Street, 6th Street and Ross Avenue.

Gillette Avenue Update
The contractor, S&S Builders, is moving a second concrete crew to 4th Street to begin the corner fillets and nodes now that the other crew has started placing the curb

Distracted Driving Leads To 100th Fatality

09/03/14 07:09 AM
A crash involving two vehicles resulted in the 100th fatality on Wyoming highways for 2014. The crash occurred at mile post 42 on WY 120 approximately 42 miles northwest of Thermopolis, Wyoming at 11:08 a.m. on August 29th. 

41 year old Christian M. Tafoya of Loveland, Colorado was traveling northwest on WY 120 on a 2013 Victory motorcycle. 40 year old Tyler M. Schwab of Cody,

WILDLIFE ORGANIZATION FUNDS MILLION DOLLAR RESEARCH PROJECT TO HELP MULE DEER

09/03/14 07:05 AM
GREEN RIVER – A Wyoming based wildlife organization, The Muley Fanatic Foundation, has pledged $1.3 million to try to find answers to one of the most vexing and persistent mysteries in wildlife science – the cause of mule deer population declines in western states.

The Deer-Elk Ecology Research (D.E.E.R.) project – a collaborative venture of the Muley Fanatic Foundation,

DeClercq Retires From Patrol After 30 Years Of Service

09/02/14 06:47 AM
Captain Len DeClercq retired September 1st from the Wyoming Highway Patrol after serving with the Patrol since May of 1984. Captain DeClercq grew up in San Diego, California and earned his Bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice from the University of Wyoming in 1982 and received his Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming in 1994.

 
 

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

09/02/14 06:45 AM
Press Release - The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is gearing up to teach local middle and high school students the ropes when it comes to starting and running their very own legal and real businesses!
 
We are in the thick of student recruitment for YEA! classes starting this fall! The YEA! Program is also looking for bright college students

Newest WHP K-9 Team

08/29/14 06:09 AM
Trooper Dave Chatfield and his new K-9 partner "Robbie" recently began working together to help in the Patrol's efforts in criminal interdiction. Robbie is a Springer Spaniel who originally came from Ireland before receiving his initial training with the company "Battle Born K9" in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trooper Chatfield and Robbie have been training together since July 21st

Outboard Motor Theft

08/29/14 06:00 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft that occurred in a storage lot located at 507 Commercial Dr. between the dates of 08-01-14 and 08-24-14. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) stole a 2005 9.9 horsepower Mercury Outboard motor off of a Trophy Pro fishing boat.

If you have information that can solve this or any other crime please call Crime Stoppers at 686-0400. You can

Cemetery Staff Honored To Help Bring Some Closure To Family

08/28/14 12:33 PM
On June 18th this year, the University of North Texas Health Science Center notified the Campbell County Sheriff’s office that an association was noted between the genetic data obtained from an unidentified female discovered in Campbell County in 1983 and DNA samples submitted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The DNA samples came from the parents, sister and daughter of

Principal Assists In Fire Rescue

08/28/14 10:08 AM
Wednesday afternoon's residential fire in the area of Westover Road and Overdale Drive caused plenty of excitement on the first day of classes at Prairie Wind Elementary School in Gillette. Principal Rory Williams noticed smoke from the fire, and was soon sprinting towards the blaze. Williams said he noticed two adult females struggling to escape the burning residence with two children.

Wednesday Fire Still Under Investigation

08/28/14 06:54 AM
Press Release - At 2:40 p.m. on August 28th, the Campbell County Fire Department to the area of Westover Road and Overdale Drive for a Structure fire in a single residential building. By the time firefighters arrived on scene the fire had progressed to the outside of the neighboring residence to the south. Firefighters quickly knocked down all of the flames on both structures and the vehicle

School Board Considering Athletics Change

08/28/14 06:49 AM
At this week's Campbell County School Board Meeting, trustees heard information from activities director Cliff Hill. Hill talked about conversations taking place surrounding a possible transition of ninth grade athletics to high school. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Boyd Brown said the proposal will receive a lot more analysis and discussion before any change is made.

“I know that

Apply Now For Pheasant Hunts

08/27/14 07:08 AM
Press Release– Bird hunters are reminded that the application deadline for the Springer and Glendo Special pheasant hunts is 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. Applications must be made online through the Game and Fish website http://wgfd.wyo.gov.                    

The Springer hunt begins Oct. 16 and will run

Road Construction Updates Aug 27th

08/27/14 07:05 AM
The City of Gillette's Utilities and Development Services Departments announce road construction and road closure updates for Gillette Avenue, Harder Drive, and 9th Street.

Gillette Avenue Update
The contractor, S&S Builders, is moving a second concrete crew to 4th Street to begin the corner fillets and nodes now that the other crew has started placing the curb and gutter from 3rd

Gov Says BLM Must Take Immediate Action to Remedy Violations

08/26/14 09:55 AM
 CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead reminded the U.S. Department of Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that under the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act the federal government must remove excess horses from its Herd Management Areas. Currently horses overpopulate seven of those areas in Wyoming. The requirement to remove excess horses is not discretionary in federal

Two Injured In Fire

08/26/14 09:47 AM
At 9:07 p.m.. on August 25th, the Campbell County Fire Department responded to 3575 North Garner Lake Road for a structure fire. Upon arrival CCFD found a large tank of oil on fire as well as a building housing processing equipment. The fire was brought under control in approximately 90 minutes. Two people were injured in the fire and cause and damage estimates was still being investigated

Generator Taken From Truck Bed

08/25/14 11:49 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft that occurred in a parking lot at 2300 Nogales between the dates of 08-19-14 at 2100 hours and 08-20-14 at 0500 hours. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) stole a red Honda Generator, Model Eu6500is that was bolted to a metal plate in the bed of a 2014 white Ford truck that was parked at this location.

If you have information that can

Shotguns Taken From Rocky Mountain Discount Sports

08/25/14 11:47 AM
On Sunday, August 24th, the Campbell County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary call at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports. Investigator Gary Sams said the call came in about 5 am. Sams said two Mossberg pump action shotguns were taken. The shotguns were black, pistol grip, 18.5 inch barrel, without buttstocks. They were valued at approximately $400 each.

Sams said the suspects passed

CCH Sleep Center Receives AASM Accreditation

08/25/14 05:55 AM
GILLETTE, WY – The Sleep Center at Campbell County Memorial Hospital has recently been granted accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).  Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers is a voluntary process for the assessment of sleep programs. By achieving accreditation, a sleep center demonstrates a commitment to the provision of quality diagnostic services and the

Former Gillette Resident To Be Honored In DC For Adoption Advocacy

08/25/14 05:51 AM
Press Release – Douglas resident Kim Hansel, formerly of Gillette, has been selected as a 2014 Angels in Adoption™ awardee for her outstanding advocacy of adoption and foster care issues as editor of Adoption Today and Fostering Families Today magazines. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which orchestrates the Angels in Adoption™ program, will honor

West Nile Case Reported

08/25/14 05:46 AM
Press Release - An older Platte County woman represents the first and only human case of West Nile virus (WNV) reported to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) so far this year.
 
“Year to year WNV activity can vary widely and is tough to predict,” said Dr. Tracy Murphy, state epidemiologist with WDH. “We’ve seen cases as early as May and as late as October, with

A Good Day To Meet Local Heroes

08/22/14 04:57 PM
Yesterday at Wal-Mart in Gillette, a few local heroes got together with some area school children and provided some assistance for the coming school year. Campbell County Fire Department Volunteer Division Chief Dale Izatt said the gathering is an annual occurrence. 

“The Wal-Mart Shop With Hometown Heroes is what it is called. We have participated the last few years. Basically

"Sugar" Shane Mosley Will Visit Y.E.S. House

08/21/14 03:07 PM
“Sugar” Shane Mosley to visit the Y.E.S. House —Gillette, Wyo.—  Youth Emergency Services Foundation is pleased to announce that retired boxing champion, “Sugar” Shane Mosley will visit the Y.E.S. House on Saturday, August 30, 2014.   

Boxer, "Sugar" Shane Mosley won championships in three separate weight classes to forge a

Vets Appreciate Support Of Local Hockey Team

08/21/14 02:56 PM
Northeast Wyoming’s Bricks for Vets is hoping to bring in another statue at Lasting Legacy Park in Gillette. Chairman Everett Boss says they are very proud of the work they have done the last seven years with the Bricks for Vets project, and they hope to continue the improvements. 

“Right now we are looking at basically a third statue that we will be putting in, its called

Gillette Camel Football Soup Scrimmage

08/21/14 12:48 PM
Gillette WY-- The Gillette Camel football team will hold it's annual scrimmage Friday night, August 22nd at 6. This will be the first time the lights will be on at Camel Stadium. It is a chance for Camel fans to see the Camels for the first time as they move ever closer to the regular season.

The scrimmage is important for many players on the squad due to

Helping Hands Day Tomorrow

08/21/14 11:07 AM
Press Release – August 21, 2014 – United Way of Campbell County has recruited over 100 volunteers for its 1st Annual United Way Helping Hands Day tomorrow, August 22, 2014! 

On Friday, August 22nd, over 100 volunteers from the community will gather together to work on various projects at five (5) local non-profit agencies! The volunteers will work projects that

Game and Fish to Conduct Brucellosis Surveillance in the Bighorns

08/21/14 06:09 AM
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct brucellosis surveillance in the Bighorn Mountains by collecting blood samples from hunter harvested elk this fall. 

Game and Fish is asking successful elk hunters to assist in this effort by collecting blood samples from elk immediately after harvest. 

“After two elk harvested in the Bighorns tested seropositive for

Campbell County Health approved for Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program

08/21/14 06:01 AM
GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Health (CCH) has received notification as an approved facility for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Coal Worker’s Surveillance Program (CWHSP), under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. CCH is the first healthcare facility in the state of Wyoming to be approved by NIOSH for radiographic examination under the

STOLEN VEHICLE LEADS TO 163 MILE LONG PURSUIT

08/20/14 05:13 PM
A pursuit that was originally initiated by Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and Officers with the Riverton Police Department ended 163 miles later near Elk Mountain, Wyoming. Fremont County Deputies and Riverton Police Officers attempted to stop a 2013 Dodge Charger in Riverton, Wyoming as they believed the vehicle was possibly stolen. A pursuit began out of Riverton and

Town Of Wright Mayor Race Updated

08/20/14 12:00 PM
Out of the 173 Write-ins for Wright Town Mayor, Ralph Kingan received 158 correct spellings.  Mr. Kingan, the former Wright Mayor, will be placed on the General Ballot upon completion of paperwork requirements. Current Mayor Tim Albin received 116 votes and will appear on General Ballot.

Campbell County Vote Totals

08/19/14 11:12 PM
Campbell County Commissioner (vote for 3)

 

Matt Avery 3,905

Rusty Bell 4,270

John D. Robertson 1,830

Lyle Schmitt 1,532

Mickey Shober 3,411

Mary Silvernell 2,478

 

Campbell County Coroner

 

Sterling Albers 658

Elliot Basner 1,046

Laura Sundstrom 2,871

Steve Urman 2,012

 

County Attorney

 

Carmen L. Patterson

Update: Gas Leak Stopped; Businesses Open; Courthouse Will Reopen Weds

08/19/14 04:10 PM
August 19, 2014 – At approximately 8:50 a.m. this morning SourceGas reported that a third party contractor working on a non-SourceGas project struck a company’s 6-inch diameter pipeline in downtown Gillette, Wyo., resulting in a release of natural gas.  The natural gas leak has been stopped and permanent repairs are underway. Businesses in the immediate downtown area are open to

SourceGas Release On Gas Line Hit in Downtown Gillette

08/19/14 01:04 PM
August 19, 2014 – At approximately 8:50 a.m. MST today SourceGas reported that a third party contractor working on a non-SourceGas project struck a company’s 4-inch diameter pipeline in downtown Gillette, Wyo., resulting in a release of natural gas.  No fire or injuries resulted from the incident and SourceGas field personnel are on the scene with local emergency responders

Updated: Courthouse Not Expected To Re-open Tues

08/19/14 12:32 PM
The lastest information we have from Campbell County Officials is that the Campbell County Courthouse will not reopen today. The Campbell County Court House was evacuated about 8:50 am as a precautionary measure. Fire Chief Don Huber said a 4 inch steel gas line was hit during the Gillette Avenue Reconstruction Project. Huber described the evacuation as precautionary only. 

Congressional Staffers Visit Northeast Wyoming

08/19/14 05:45 AM
Press Release - The Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leader's Group (NEWY) is proud to host the 2014 Congressional Fact Finding Tour in NE Wyoming.  The 2014 Tour is the third tour hosted by NEWY and will feature four days of extensive discussions on mineral extraction and tours of coal mines, power plants, oil rigs, uranium sites, ranches, and small businesses.

This tour is made up

Live Election Coverage Tomorrow

08/18/14 11:59 AM
Tomorrow voters will head to the polls for the much anticipated primary election in Wyoming. The Basin Radio Network will provide live coverage on 1270 AM KIML. Live updates will be provided from the Campbell County Court House. Former Gillette Mayor Duane Evenson will be in the News Talk 1270 KIML Studio with host Don Carpenter.

“Starting at 7p.m. on Tuesday we will be providing full

Gillette Brewing Company Introduces Speed Dating

08/18/14 11:01 AM
Press Release - Gillette Brewing Company is calling all the single ladies and men of Gillette on August 27th for their first ever Speed Dating. GBCO knows it can be difficult to meet Mr. Wonderful or Mrs. Right and we want to help.

Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by the chance to meet the future Mister or Misses at 7 p.m. $15 preregistration through August 20th or $20 at the door

Library to Host Cartooning Workshop

08/18/14 10:56 AM
Press Release - Campbell County Public Library is hosting a cartooning workshop on Thursday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. Professional cartoonist Bill Barnes will present Cartooning in the Digital Age.

Making comic strips might just be the funnest job in the world, and thanks to the Internet it's easier than ever to put your work in front of potential readers. In this two-hour program, veteran

Camels to Name Starting Quarterback Early Next Week

08/18/14 09:19 AM
The Gillette Camels are expected to name the starting quarterback soon after Friday's annual scrimmage. Head coach Vic Wilkerson says after the scrimmage the depth chart will be much clearer as they head into the regular season. This week will be critical for the two players vying for the job under center.

Senior Cale Miessler and junior Dalton Holst have been in a battle all off

BICYCLIST KILLED NORTH OF CHEYENNE

08/15/14 10:32 AM
Press Release - Paul J. Dupont (age 70) of Brussels, Belgium was riding his bicycle southbound  on US 85 on the shoulder of the highway at mile post 47.5 at the time of the crash on August 14th, 2014. This location is approximately 30 miles northeast of Cheyenne and the time of the crash was at 2:39 p.m. 

34 year old Thomas C. Barnhart of Lincoln, Nebraska was also

BLM Approves EA for West Antelope II South Coal Lease Modification

08/15/14 10:24 AM
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Plains District Office (HPDO) announces the availability of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Decision Record (DR) for Antelope II South Coal Lease Modification.  The Antelope Mine is located approximately 20 miles south/southeast of the city of Wright, Wyo.

Antelope Coal, LLC has applied to modify an existing lease (WYW-177903) in

Gillette College hires new show choir director

08/15/14 10:21 AM
Gillette College has hired a new show choir director who will bring two decades of experience to bolster the college’s performing arts.

Dennis Gilbar, of Amherst, Virginia, will take over the Energy City Voices, as well as Gillette College’s collegiate chorale classes.

Gilbar, born in Massachusetts and raised in Kentucky, earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from

Gillette Woman Learns From Nepal Teaching Experience

08/15/14 06:02 AM
UW Press Release — Nicole Clikeman of Gillette is among six students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program that say they will be better teachers as a result of experiences they gained during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

The students completed the capstone experience for their early childhood education endorsement by teaching as interns in

Gillette College receives donation from First Interstate Bank Foundation

08/15/14 05:53 AM
First Interstate Bank and First Interstate BancSystem Foundation recently donated $10,000 to Gillette College. The donation in support of the planned Education and Activity Center.

Pictured from left: Les Mahon, First Interstate Bank Gillette Market President; Nick Kasperik, Gillette College Foundation Board President; Heidi Gross, Gillette College Foundation Executive Director; and Dr.

Four Guns Taken In Burglary

08/15/14 05:49 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that occurred on the 1100 block of Bighorn Circle between the dates of 08-04-14 and 08-09-14.  During this time frame unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole four firearms and 14 metal Folger Coffee cans full of change.  The firearms taken during the burglary include: a 12 gage Rossi Overland Shotgun, a Smith and Wesson .41

Gillete Camels Practice Report

08/14/14 11:55 AM
The Gillette Camels are back were back at it yesterday on day three of practice. The intensity level was high during seven on seven drills as the receivers and secondary competed on every snap.

Speaking of competition both quarterbacks in the running for the starting job received plenty of reps. The top two competitors are senior Cale Miessler and junior Dalton Holst. Head coach

Impatient Driver Allegedly Tangles With Military Convoy

08/14/14 05:58 AM
51 year old Randy Hill of Torrington, Wyoming was arrested on August 13th when he  became impatient with an Air Force truck convoy traveling north on US 85. The incident began 28 miles northeast of Cheyenne at mile post 38 on US 85 at 9:40 in the morning.  

Mr. Hill came upon the rear of the slow moving convoy in a 2007 International semi truck and became impatient with

Poor Tire Condition Investigated In Fatal Jeep Crash

08/14/14 05:53 AM
Poor tire condition is being investigated as the contributing factor in the death of 37 year old Thomas R. Iden of Waterford, Michigan on August 12th. The crash occurred at 12:42 p.m. at mile post 90.2 on Interstate 90 which is 32 miles east of Buffalo, Wyoming.  

The tires of the 1990 Jeep Wrangler Mr. Iden was driving were worn past the tread wear indicator. The left rear tire

Updated: Felony Information Released From Fatal Bus Crash

08/13/14 12:24 PM
Updated 12:25 pm - On May 14, 2014 a fatal bus crash occurred at mile post 99 on Highway 59, in Campbell County Wyoming. 

Today the Campbell County attorney’s office released felony information and summons charging Rhoda Jesson Steel (age 53) with three counts of aggravated Vehicular Homicide. Ms. Steel is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on September 23, 2014 at 1:30

Felony Information Released From Fatal Bus Crash

08/13/14 11:29 AM
On May 14, 2014 a fatal bus crash occurred at mile post 99 on Highway 59, in Campbell County Wyoming.

Today the Campbell County attorney’s office released felony information and summons charging Rhoda Jesson Steel with three counts of aggravated Vehicular Homicide. Ms. Steel is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on September 23, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. for her initial appearance.

A press

Wild West Days Start August 14th

08/13/14 11:06 AM
The Gillette Main Street Board and local downtown merchants are excited about Wild West Days on August 14, 15th and 16th. Downtown has gone wild and is celebrating the completion of construction on the first two blocks of the Gillette Avenue reconstruction project with savings throughout participating businesses.

You’ll find sales on the sidewalks and in businesses on the first two

Absentee Voting Parking Designated

08/13/14 11:05 AM
If you are considering voting absentee in Campbell County for next week's primary election, but are concerned about parking, the Campbell Count Elections office has five designated parking places for voters.

The spaces are located on the first floor, east wall, of the Parking Garage and are reserved for absentee voting. You can enter the parking garage from 6th street between Gillette Ave.

Timber Fire Estimated Over 200 Acres

08/13/14 07:26 AM
At 1:26 p.m. on August 12th, the Campbell County Fire Department responded to the area of the Hart Road for a reported timber fire. Firefighters remain on scene of the fire. Last estimates show the fire to exceed 200 acres. Resources from the Bureau of Land Management and the State Forestry Division are assisting CCFD in containment efforts. Hart Road is in northern Campbell County. 

LEFTOVER ELK, DEER AND ANTELOPE LICENSES NOW ON SALE

08/12/14 12:30 PM
CHEYENNE – Hunters who missed the application periods to get into the drawings for elk, deer and antelope licenses could still have an opportunity to hunt this fall by picking up licenses that were undersubscribed in the initial drawings.

            Leftover full-price licenses are now being sold on a first-come, first-serve basis

WHP Release On Double Fatality Crash West Of Douglas

08/12/14 12:05 PM
Press Release - Alcohol is suspected as the contributing factor that lead to a head on double fatality crash on August 10th. The crash occurred at approximately 1:25 a.m. 2.3 miles west of Douglas on Interstate 25 at mile post 142.3.  

39 year old Craig B. Powell of Saratoga, Wyoming was identified as the driver of a 2006 Honda Civic. Mr. Powell was traveling south in the

City Auction takes place Thursday, August 28th

08/12/14 12:00 PM
The City of Gillette hosts its City Auction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 28th at 808 W. Warlow Drive. This is a cash auction and all items are sold as is.

Items include bicycles, video games and equipment, jewelry, cameras, electronics, office furniture, computers, printers and other items.

Click here for a list of items in the auction. [PDF]

For more information contact Public

Gillette Man Killed In August 10th Crash

08/11/14 04:11 PM
Press Release: 25-year-old Mason W. Fisher of Gillette, Wyoming was traveling west on US Highway 51 near mile post 131at approximately 02:15 am. on August 10th.  A witness stated that Mr. Fisher appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed with estimations given of 75 mph to 80 mph in the 55 mph zone. Mr. Fisher passed the witness who was also traveling west. Once Mr. Fisher passed the

AIR AMBULANCE TRANSPORTS MOTORCYCLE CRASH VICTIM OUT OF SYBILLE CANYON

08/11/14 05:51 AM
On August 7th, 2014 at approximately 11:55 a.m., 59 year old Ron Cumley  of Albuquerque, New Mexico  was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound on WY 34 in Sybille Canyon.  Mr. Cumley was headed with friends to the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. For unknown reasons, Mr. Cumley failed to negotiate a left sweeping curve in the roadway as he drove off the right

I 90 / 94 CHALLENGE: NO FATALITIES IN WYOMING

08/11/14 05:47 AM
The Wyoming Highway Patrol and law enforcement officials in 14 other states joined together with a goal of zero deaths on Interstates 94 and 90 between Washington state and New York August 1st - 4th. That’s more than 5,600 miles of road.  

The Wyoming Highway Patrol investigated 11 crashes on Interstate 90 during the four-day period and issued 451 warnings and citations.

Graphic Novel Character Contest

08/11/14 05:44 AM
In celebration of Campbell County Public Library System's (CCPLS) graphic novel collection, The Library Foundation, Inc. (LFI) is hosting the Third Annual CCPLS Graphic Novel Character Contest. The winning character will become the official CCPLS 2015 Graphic Novel Character and be used in library advertising throughout 2015.

Artists are invited to enter an original library-themed,

Fur Kids Foundation hosts Pooch Plunge fundraiser

08/08/14 12:05 PM
August 8, 2014—Gillette, WY— Fur Kids Foundation, with support from Campbell County and the City of Gillette, is hosting a Pooch Plunge so you can watch your pup play in the water!

Bring your dog to the City Pool, 909 S. Gillette Avenue, on Saturday, August 23 from noon-2 pm and watch your pups have a blast plunging into the water. Registration begins at 11:30

MOST COMMON ARCHERY QUESTIONS

08/08/14 12:01 PM
CHEYENNE – Archery season is just around the corner with most areas for antelope opening on Aug. 15 and most areas for deer and elk open to archers on Sept. 1. A few areas have different openers so bowhunters should check regulations for seasons in the area they want to hunt. The following are the most common questions asked by archers.

Do I need an archery license in addition to my

Three players from the GGFA Blue Jays 12U Team selected to USSSA All star team

08/07/14 12:09 PM
Gillette, WY--The GGFA 12 and under Blue Jays fast pitch softball team had 3 of their players selected to the Northern Colorado all-star team. Alissa West, Brittany Hughes, and Livia Castellanos were selected to play in the all-star game this weekend.

Ace Alissa West made it as a pitcher for the second straight year. West is the daughter of head coach Jim West. West is in his 12th year with

Charity Barbecue Event Saturday

08/07/14 12:01 PM
On Saturday, August 9th, the annual Smokin’ on the Prairie charity barbecue cook-off will celebrate its fourth year.

The event is organized by the Knights of Columbus fraternal order. According to one of the events organizers, Steve Thomas, the annual cook-off raises funds to donate to local groups and individuals in need. Those getting support include the YES House, Close to Home

Montana Man Arrested After High Speed Chase in Campbell County

08/07/14 11:30 AM
August 7, 2014 – At 2:25 this morning, a Campbell County Sheriffs Deputy was westbound on Interstate 90 when he observed a 2005 GMC Envoy enter the median near Exit 132. Undersheriff Scott Matheny said the suspect vehicle had been eastbound and started westbound.

The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but the driver allegedly accelerated to 110 mph. Law enforcement deployed spike

Cook Lake Complex and Surrounding Area to Remain Closed

08/07/14 06:18 AM
Sundance, WY — the area closure order will remain in effect for the Cook Lake Recreational Area and surrounding area through the month of August, possibly longer.
 
Saturated soils caused by continued rain and sporadic severe thunderstorms have caused concern about the potential for landslide movements in the Cook Lake Recreation Area. Last year was the most moisture ever recorded

Johnson County Pursuit Suspect Life Flighted

08/07/14 05:53 AM
On August 6, 2014 a Wyoming State Trooper initiated a traffic  stop at milepost 56 on Interstate 90 eastbound on a grey Acura with Montana plates. The stop occurred at 11:11 a.m. for a speeding violation of 100 mph in a 75 mph zone. The trooper began speaking with the driver and asked for his license, insurance and registration. After failing to produce any of those documents for the

FAILING TO YIELD RESULTS IN ONE FATALITY NEAR DEVILS TOWER

08/06/14 11:37 AM
On August 5th, 2014 at 4:05 p.m., a Lindenhurst, Illinois resident failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming semi truck resulting in one fatality. 65 year old Bruce M. Hinton was exiting a scenic pullout near Devils Tower in a 2003 Mercedes Benz C240 passenger car. The pullout is located at mile post four on WY 24 south of Devils Tower. Mr. Hinton failed to yield the right of way to a

Gillette Man Found Guilty Of Abusing Minor

08/06/14 11:35 AM
Press Release - On August 5, 2014 following a two day jury trial, John W. Butler (age 36) was found guilty of one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree.

The jury, consisting of six men and six women, deliberated for approximately 4 hours. Ronald E Wirthwein, Jr., Chief Deputy Campbell County and Prosecuting Attorney prosecuted the case and represented the State of Wyoming.

Council Sides With Local Business In Code Appeal

08/06/14 11:29 AM
At last night’s Gillette City Council meeting an appeal hearing took place. The owners of Marshall Jewelry in Gillette were appealing a decision of the Board of Examiners. The decision had affirmed the determination of the fire marshal to require the installation of a key/lock box at Marshall Jewelry.

A key/lock box can assist fire fighters, when time allows, to enter a building without

Details On Keyhole Reservoir Fatality To Be Released Later

08/06/14 06:13 AM
Press Release– The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports confirmation of a boating accident resulting in a fatality at Keyhole Reservoir on Sunday August 3.

The incident is currently under investigation.  Additional details of the accident will be released once the investigation is completed. 

Keyhole Reservoir is a popular fishing and boating destination located in northeast

Three people killed in rollover north of Lusk

08/06/14 06:07 AM
The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports an early morning crash on August 4, 2014, at around 3 am has claimed the lives of three individuals and hospitalized a fourth.  The crash occurred about 27 miles north of Lusk, WY in Niobrara County on U.S. 85.  According to investigating officers, 34 year old Robert Bentz of Westminster, CO was the driver of a north bound 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan

Riders games at Regional Tournament on 1270 AM!

08/05/14 09:43 AM
The Basin Radio Network is pleased to announce that the Gillette Roughriders games at the Northwest Regional tournament in Eugene, Ore. can be heard on Newstalk 1270 and online here.
The first game is Thursday at 2pm Mountain Time. For a schedule of the games, click here. Keep in mind, game times on this link are based on the Pacific Time Zone.

Release Fish The Right Way

08/05/14 06:19 AM
CHEYENNE – Catch and release has been a popular fishing practice for many years – and is especially popular among those who enjoy fly fishing for trout.

As the summer fishing season progresses waters in streams and lakes naturally start warming which increases the importance of following fish-handling steps to help improve survival of fish that are to be released.   Even

More than 4000 absentee ballots cast in Primary Election

08/05/14 06:13 AM
State Capitol— More than 4000 voters, representing nearly two percent (2%) of registered voters, have already cast their Primary Election ballots, according to figures released last week by the Secretary of State.
 

“Across the state, there were 10,010 requests for absentee ballots and of these 4,174 voters have already returned their voted ballots to the county

Crime Stoppers: Criminal Entry

08/05/14 06:09 AM
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a criminal entry that occurred at 1300 West Lakeway Rd. (Northern Plains Pain Management) on 07-21-14 at 1208 AM and on 07-26-14 1237AM. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the business through a window. Nothing appeared to have been taken during either incident.

If you have information that can solve this or any other crime please call Crime Stoppers

Museum's 40th Anniversary Celebration

08/04/14 06:49 AM
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum invites all community members to help celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Saturday, August 16th. Come to the Museum to enjoy many free activities from 10:00 to 2:00 on the 16th. Performances include the Wind River Dancers at 10:00 and 11:00, the Gillette Ganglat Fiddle Club at 11:30, and the Gillette Guitar Guild at 1:00. Ongoing demonstrations include a 1914

BLM Places Partial Fire Restrictions in Campbell, Johnson, and Sheridan Counties

08/04/14 06:44 AM
Due to dry conditions and high fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office is implementing partial fire restrictions in coordination with Campbell, Johnson, and Sheridan counties beginning Aug. 1, 2014. 


Under a partial closure the following acts are prohibited:

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire except within agency-provided fire

Roughriders are state champs!

08/02/14 10:27 PM
GILLETTE, Wyo.-- The Gillette Roughriders are the Wyoming AA American Legion champions for the first time since the 2008 season. The Riders downed the Casper Oilers 6-1 on Saturday night to earn a trip to the Northwest Regional tournament in Eugene, Oregon.

Tanner Rogen pitched a complete game and finished with nine strikeouts. He allowed only five hits in the game.

Significantly Increased Gonorrhea Cases, Especially in Campbell County

08/01/14 04:58 PM
With a significantly increased number of reported gonorrhea cases this year, especially in Campbell County, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding residents that preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases remains important.
  
“So far this year 19 cases of gonorrhea have been reported just in Campbell County with 56 cases reported across Wyoming,”

Enzi Says Legislation Would Protect The Faith-Based

08/01/14 06:00 AM
Press Release. – Faith-based providers and individuals helping children should not be prevented from providing welfare services because of their religious faith, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa.  The lawmakers say some people in positions of power are essentially discriminating against people of faith and seeking to force providers out of these

As Revenue Outpaces Projections Governor Says Wyoming Doing Well

08/01/14 05:52 AM
Press Release. – The latest update on revenue to the State of Wyoming shows that income is ahead of forecasts. The state is benefiting from capital gains and mineral revenues outpacing projections in several areas. The update is for the current fiscal year, which ended June 30.

“Right now in Wyoming we have low unemployment, we have incomes growing and we have the second highest

Clearing House Scam Warning

07/31/14 12:52 PM
 Press Release -The Gillette Police Department has received information from over 15 Gillette citizens reporting that they have been contacted by individuals representing Publisher's Clearing House.  The individuals inform the citizens that they have won a PCH prize and need to pay the applicable taxes.  To do so, the citizens are directed to deposit money on a Green Dot or

Mediation Donation Program

07/31/14 10:10 AM
Press Release - Campbell County Health Department has been approved as a medication drop off site for the Wyoming Department of Health's Medication Donation Program. We will start accepting medication donations on Monday, August 4, 2014. 

We are located at 2301 South 4-J Rd in Gillette, just south of the Public Library. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00

Gillette Workers and Residents Attend Affordable Energy Rally

07/31/14 05:58 AM
Press Release – Over 500 participants attended the Affordable Energy Rally in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, July 29th to express opposition for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule.  The rally was in conjunction with the EPA hearings being held on July 29th and 30th in Denver. Citizens from Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Arizona came to

Council Asked To Consider Changes For Taxi and Limo Service

07/30/14 12:25 PM
At last night’s Gillette City Council Workshop, members of the Campbell County Prevention Council asked council members to consider a new taxi cab ordinance. Kellie Furman with the CCPC said one of the main reasons the topic was brought up to the council, is that taxi service is one of the best ways to prevent drinking and driving in the community. However, the prevention council members

Former Mayor Arrested For Misdemeanor Offense

07/30/14 11:24 AM
Former Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy was arrested recently in Crook County, Wyoming. The arrest occurred on July 18th after an incident at Keyhole Reservoir. Documents obtained by basinsradio.com from the Circuit Court of Crook County show Murphy was initially contacted by a Wyoming Game and Fish Officer for allegedly operating a watercraft at night without lights. After being contacted for the

Campbell County Commissioner Testifies in Support of Barrasso-Tom Udall Bill

07/30/14 07:10 AM
Press Release – Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) welcomed the Chairman of the Campbell County Board of Commissioners, Mark Christensen, to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Senator Barrasso invited Commissioner Christensen to testify on his bipartisan BLM Permit Processing Improvement Act of 2014 (S. 2440) that he introduced with Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) in

Wyoming Lottery begins releasing names of approved retailers

07/30/14 07:01 AM
July 29, 2014 - With the Aug. 24 launch of Powerball® and Mega Millions® ticket sales less than a month away, the Wyoming Lottery has started releasing the names of the retailers it has approved so far. The Lottery’s goal is to have a maximum of 450 to 500 ticket-selling locations statewide.

To find the nearest WyoLotto™ location, residents can check the website,

Veterans assistance in Crook, Campbell and Weston counties

07/29/14 11:15 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities in August. 

Brian Yeager is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans' benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare. Yeager can also help

FOUR VEHICLE CRASH RESULTS IN ONE FATALITY

07/29/14 11:10 AM
Press Release: Two motorcycles and two passenger vehicles were involved in a crash on July 27th at 12:51 pm. The crash occurred at mile post 146.10 on US 89 six miles south of Jackson, Wyoming. 52 year old Joseph Bale of Whittier, California was traveling north on a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Mr. Bale came up behind a 2007 Audi A4 that was stopped in traffic waiting for another vehicle

Plenty Of Excitement For Buffalo Wild Wings

07/29/14 11:00 AM
Next week we will see the doors open for the first time at the new Buffalo Wild Wings location in Gillette. Both Buffalo Wild Wings management and the public are excited for the big. Both the public and management are making plans for it to be a real celebration.

“Monday August 4th is our grand opening the first one hundred people in line are going to receive free wings for a year and it

Scam Alert

07/28/14 03:55 PM
 The Gillette Police Department is notifying local businesses of a potential scam in which an adult male with a middle eastern accent is contacting local businesses that sell pre-paid credit cards and demanding that the clerk deposit money onto pre-paid cards.  The caller is threatening that if the clerk doesn't comply, it will result in violence at the business. 

The

Speed Investigated In Fatal Crash Near Newcastle

07/28/14 06:14 AM
Excessive speed is being investigated as the contributing factor in a single vehicle rollover near Newcastle on July 23rd. The crash occurred at mile post 245 on US 85 approximately 15 miles east of Newcastle at 6:00 pm. 

Witness reports indicated that 25 year old William Cruzen of Ofallon, Illinois was traveling south at a high rate of speed prior to the crash in the 2004 Lexus SUV

Dead Hawk Starts Grass Fire

07/28/14 06:05 AM
At 9:14 PM on July 26th, the Campbell County Fire Deparment responded to mile marker 28 on HWY 50 for the report of a grass fire. The fire was caused by a hawk that had landed on the power line at a switch, was electrocuted and burned. When the hawk fell to the ground it started a grass fire. The fire burned approximately 2.5 acres.

Blood Donors Needed

07/28/14 05:54 AM
There are 3 important blood drives scheduled for this week in Campbell County. The turnout for blood drives at the beginning of the month was not as strong as needed. Organizers will be giving away T-Shirts and Lifesavers to donors (who are indeed LIFESAVERS!) 

The drive dates and locations are as follows: 

Wed. 7-30 Campbell County Fire Dept. 10am-3:30pm

Thurs. 7-31

Wyoming Author Craig Johnson Returns

07/25/14 10:42 AM
On August 2, Wyoming author Craig Johnson will be back in Campbell County to help wrap up One Book Wyoming: Campbell County. He’ll speak and sign books at Wright Branch Library (WBL) at 12 p.m. and at Campbell County Public Library (CCPLS) at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served thanks to Pokey's BBQ & Smokehouse and Boot Hill.

The Wyoming

Road Construction Updates

07/25/14 06:02 AM
The City of Gillette's Development Services and Utilities Departments announce updates to road construction projects, including Gillette Avenue, 2nd Street lane closure ~ Emerson Avenue, 9th Street, and an alley closure.

Gillette Avenue
Paving on Gillette Avenue from 2nd Street to 3rd Street is planned for the end of next week (8/2).  When the mainline paving is in place it will

Bighorn Mountain Alpine Lakes To Be Stocked With Fish

07/25/14 06:00 AM
SHERIDAN - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, will be stocking high elevation lakes on the east side of the Bighorn Mountains on August 4, 2014.  Weather permitting; a helicopter will be used to stock lakes in and around the Cloud Peak Wilderness within the Bighorn National Forest. 

    Vehicle travel is both illegal

Abandoned Campfires a Problem

07/25/14 05:53 AM
Sheridan, Wyo. (July 24, 2014) – A spate of abandoned campfires has prompted the Bighorn National Forest to ask for the public’s help in stopping this growing problem. It is a major concern as fire crews are spending time responding to and putting out abandoned campfires, which could delay responses to new wildfires.

     Fifteen illegal,

Outstanding Employees at CCSD Press Release

07/24/14 10:42 AM
Campbell County School District is proud to announce that 16 teachers, nurses, coaches, and administrators have been recognized for outstanding service to our public school children. The following list contains educators recognized by their peers, parents, or students for exemplary service in the 2013-2014 school year.  Congratulations to all the outstanding educators that were recognized by

Reminder: City of Gillette's revised Solid Waste schedule goes into effect Augus

07/24/14 10:36 AM
The City of Gillette's Solid Waste Division will begin running revised Solid Waste, Recycling, and Yard Waste routes on Monday, August 4, 2014.  These changes were first announced in May and will increase the efficiency of solid waste pick up.  Approximately 71% of the City's Solid Waste Customers' trash day will change - postcards will be mailed to

Enzi targets jobs messaging bill with real tax reform

07/24/14 10:33 AM
Press Release. – “Messaging” about jobs and restricting ideas and debate on the Senate floor is no substitute for updating America’s tax code and encouraging investment at home, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. Enzi filed three amendments to the “Bring Jobs Home Act”. Enzi said his proposals would infuse actual tax reform into a bill that claims to

Roane Creek Fire in the Bighorn National Forest

07/24/14 10:28 AM
Sheridan, Wyo. (July 24, 2014) – A small lightning-caused fire is burning near Roane Creek in the Bighorn National Forest.

     The half-acre fire is burning in timber and grass about 2 ½ miles south of U.S. Highway 14A in the Pete’s Hole area.

     Mobilized to the fire were a helicopter, a water tender,

Wright Junior-Senior High School Honored

07/23/14 05:51 AM
Traci Ann Schladweiler has been selected for a James Madison Fellowship. Ms. Schladweiler is a teacher at Wright Junior-Senior High School. The Madison Fellowship is awarded to one teacher in each state. Ms. Schladweiler is Wyoming’s recipient for the 2014 school year. The fellowship is a grant of $24,000 dollars for the recipient to earn a Master’s degree in American government

Additional Sports Screening dates added

07/23/14 05:46 AM
GILLETTE, WY – — Additional dates have been added for the Campbell County Sports Screening program for junior and senior high school athletes and grade 3-6 junior football participants in Campbell County. Screenings will be held at the Kid Clinic, located at 800 Butler Spaeth in the old Hillcrest School.  Athletes must have an appointment in order to be

Whooping cough a "specific concern" in Campbell County

07/22/14 12:59 PM
Press Release - With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants.  
Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, 13 in 2011 and 14 in

Gun Pulled In Traffic Dispute

07/22/14 11:09 AM
Yesterday the Gillette Police Department issued a reckless endangerment citation to a 42-year-old man after an apparent traffic dispute. Lieutenant Chuck Deaton said the incident began when the 49-year-old female driver of semi-tractor trailer was turning left from Boxelder Road. The woman was trying to turn onto North Highway 59, when the traffic signal light turned red while the female was in

Campbell County Adds a Modern Twist to an Old Favorite

07/22/14 06:06 AM
Press Release - For many, the Campbell County Address Map Book is a necessity in their daily work lives, and for others it is a fun tool for viewing where addresses are located in the County. While the Address Map Book of old was an excellent tool, its size and bulkiness made it somewhat less than user friendly. Thanks to modern technology, the efforts of Campbell County Public Works and GIS

Senior Center Will Hold Election Forums

07/22/14 05:58 AM
Press Release - The Campbell County Senior Center will once again hold forums with the candidates running for City, County and State seats. 

These forums will provide you with the opportunity to hear each candidate’s views. All forums will be held in the Senior Center dining room from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  and are scheduled as follows; 

July 28th  2014    

Former Pronghorn returns to Gillette as Rider's new assistant

07/22/14 05:28 AM
Head Coach Will Rider of the Gillette College women's basketball team has found his new assistant coach to replace Steve Fettkether- Matt Strickland.

If you think you recognize that name, your brain isn't playing games with you. Strickland played for the Pronghorns during the 2010-12 seasons before transferring to Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. to finish his college career.

Crews Nearly Done With Weston Hills Fire

07/21/14 10:39 AM
At 12:56 PM on July 19th, the Campbell County Fire Departent responded to the area west of the Weston Hills recreation area for the report of a grass/timber fire started by lighting. 

The fire was contained at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at 40 acres. 

Crews from CCFD, County Road and Bridge and the BLM responded to the scene along with the state helicopter. Two single engine air tankers
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