Local News
Press Release - Crime Stoppers needs your help locating the person who stole $3,000 in dollar bills and change from a mobile home in the Hitching Post Trailer Court on South Douglas Highway between July 6th and July 24th.

If you have information that can solve this or any other crime please call or text Crime Stoppers at (307) 228-4276 or use the online
Press Release – Governor Matt Mead and Osamu Tsukamoto, President of Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL), executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday committing to cooperation in coal research and development of technologies and coal trade. JCOAL operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and is supported by more than 120 member
Yesterday at Fire Station 1 in Gillette, Campbell County Fire Chief Bill Shank and other fire officials gave an update on the Cedar Draw fire burning north of Gillette. Officials said that there was still a lot of area to contain, but it was estimated about 35% of it had a good solid containment line. Shank said the acres had grown over 3,700.

That was the most current math, that was taken
Press Release - The Cedar Draw Fire is estimated at 2000 acres with 35% containment. Additional crews, engines, and overhead are expected to arrive throughout today. The fire currently has 185 firefighters assigned with an expectation of over 200 by this evening. The fire is threatening structures in the area.

The Campbell County Fire Department responded to the following incidents on July 24,
On Sunday July 24th there will be a community prayer for law enforcement in front of the Gillette Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. Organizer Luanne Izatt said both events will take place at 1:30 pm on Sunday.

“We are just a group of citizens who want to show support for our local law enforcement, and for those families across our nation who have recently
State News
Press Release – Forest supervisor Bill Bass has signed a special order to establish stage 1 fire restrictions in the Bighorn National Forest. The restrictions become effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016.
     Stage 1 fire restrictions include these regulations. 

Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire is
Press Release – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) recently visited with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  
 
Barrasso visited with more than 30 members of the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing who are supporting military operations in a variety of roles in the Middle East. Members of the 153rd are from Casper,
Press Release – Governor Matt Mead and Osamu Tsukamoto, President of Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL), executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday committing to cooperation in coal research and development of technologies and coal trade. JCOAL operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and is supported by more than 120 member
Press Release - A three phase trail maintenance project will temporarily close sections of the 1.3 mile Tower Trail while park rangers apply a sealant to the paved trail around the base of Devils Tower. Park visitors will be able to walk the open sections of the trail while some approaches to climbing routes will be limited or may need to be temporarily closed during the project.  Check at
A fatal crash west of Rawlins, Wyoming on July 22nd has resulted in the death of 30 year old Rock Springs, Wyoming resident Steven Gunderson. The crash occurred at 10:39 a.m. on the 22nd near mile post 207 on Interstate 80 approximately four miles west of Rawlins.   

Gunderson was driving a Western Star commercial truck (no trailer) traveling east on I-80 when the driver side front
Regional News
Later this month local business owner Sterling Albers will be taking his mobile laser tag business to Rapid City, SD, to team up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The recipient, a 13-year-old identified as Sam, is suffering from brain cancer. He wants to throw a large thank you party at West Middle School in Rapid City to thank all those who have supported him.

“The child
Press Release - The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is alerting Wyoming residents who recently traveled to western South Dakota about a Hepatitis A case associated with a local pizza restaurant.
 
A food handler at the Pizza Works restaurant in Custer, South Dakota was confirmed to have Hepatitis A, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.
 
Dr. Tracy Murphy,
Press Release – As of noon on July 11, the Rocky Mountain Area Interagency Coordination Center encompassing Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas, has moved from a Preparedness Level 2 to a Preparedness Level 3. Preparedness levels are based on current and forecast weather conditions, fire activity, and resource availability.

Fire danger in the Rocky Mountain Area is high
Press Release — Join the Black Hills National Forest at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 for a moonlit hike and to learn about the geology that created the abundance of caves found in the Black Hills. 
 
Participants in the scheduled Moon Walk event will walk a total of 1 1/2 miles roundtrip on a rolling ridge top primitive road. This is an easy to moderate
Press Release — U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) final valuation rule on coal produced on federal and Indian lands, and oil and natural gas produced on federal lands and waters.
 
“Today’s new valuation rule is not about closing
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