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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
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
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,
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
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
State News
Sheridan, Wyo. (July 18, 2014) – A recent spate of black bear activity around campgrounds, private cabins, and lodges in the Bighorn National Forest has Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Forest Service managers concerned about public safety.

     Bears that receive food rewards may become habituated toward humans. To protect people, these bears are
Press Release – The Wyoming Attorney General has filed a motion stating the State does not object to third party candidates raising money during the primary election period. A third party candidate has sued the state in federal district court over a law passed in 2009. This law prohibited candidates who are not Republicans or Democrats from raising money until the general
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is now ranked number two in the nation in an independent economic research firm’s list of the Top Ten Pro-Business States for 2014. Wyoming rose from number five in Pollina Corporate Real Estate’s ranking last year. This year’s ranking is Wyoming’s highest ever.

“In Wyoming we put a premium on having a climate that is conducive to
Sundance, WY – Black Hills National Forest officials said the Bear Lodge Project scoping summary document is available for public review and is posted on the Forest website, http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills .
 
The initial scoping period for the Bear Lodge Project on the Black Hills National Forest generated 153 comment letters. The scoping summary was developed by the
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead unveiled a new website today that highlights Wyoming’s energy strategy. It is a resource for people interested in energy, the environment and the economy and also tracks progress on the energy strategy. Governor Mead released “Leading the Charge: Wyoming’s Action Plan for Energy, Environment, and Economy” last year and
Regional News
Washington, D.C. – “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

On August 10, 1983, the body of an unidentified female homicide victim was discovered in the state gravel pit on North Highway 59 by state highway department employees.
 

The female’s remains were sent to the Wyoming State Crime Lab, where it was estimated that the female’s death had occurred approximately one year prior to the discovery of her body.
 

On June 18,
RAPID CITY, SD — Join the Black Hills National Forest at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 for a moonlit hike and to learn about the Custer Expedition at an Illingworth photography point overlooking Castle Creek Valley. 

 

Participants in the scheduled Moon Walk event will walk a total of 3 miles roundtrip on a forest two track road that is a fairly easy hike with little elevation
Sundance, WY – The Cook Lake Recreational Area on the Black Hills National Forest will remain closed through the July 4th holiday weekend due to elevated landslide risk to the public.

 

"Cook Lake is a very popular destination, but public safety is our number one priority.” said Craig Bobzien, Forest Supervisor. The elevated risk of landslides near the lake remains
Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek Mine this morning confirmed that there had been a fatality at 7 pm yesterday evening. The incident is described as a single haul truck incident, and there were no other injuries. The mine says next of kin has been notified.

CEO and President Colin Marshall stated the companies' "thoughts and prayers are with the family, co-workers, and
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