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On February 26, 2015, following a two day trial, Dale Peden (51) was found guilty of one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. 

The jury, consisting of four men and eight women, deliberated for approximately 1.5 hours. 

Ronald E. Wirthwein, Jr., Campbell County and Prosecuting Attorney prosecuted the case. The Honorable Thomas W. Rumpke
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that occurred at 1801 E Warlow Dr. sometime between 1600 hours on 02-22-2015 and 1200 hours on 02-23-2015. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the residence by breaking out a back window. Items taken during the burglary include: a PlayStation4, PS4 controller, PS4 headset, an assortment of PS4 games, several Bluray
Press Release - The City of Gillette Development Services Department would like the public to review the working draft of the proposed Stormwater Ordinance and to provide comment. The draft can be viewed at the following link. The comment form is available there as well.

Working Draft of the Proposed Stormwater Ordinance

The comment period will close March 13, 2015.
Press Release - Local general surgeon Dr. Sara Hartsaw wasn't really planning on a trip to Afghanistan. She was commissioned as a Lt. Commander in the United States Naval Reserve in April 2013, where she would serve one weekend per month and two weeks a year, stationed in San Diego.

The U.S. Navy had other plans for her. Dr. Hartsaw was recently called to active duty, and will very likely
At last night’s Gillette City Council workshop, Police Chief Jim Hloucal talked to council members about the need to increase the number of dispatchers at the department. Hloucal said he believed they were at least a year behind in filling the need.

“Our dispatch staff has been consistent at 9 staff members since the year 2001 and obviously there has been significant growth in our
State News
Lander - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will begin two big game animal studies in the Dubois area over the coming weeks.  One study will look at migration of the Wiggins Fork elk herd and the other will analyze body condition of the Whiskey Mountain bighorn sheep herd. Both studies will involve capturing animals using a helicopter and net gun and are conducted in cooperation with the
Press Release (2-26-15)  Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) votes to overturn state laws and grant government regulation of private broadband networks.
 
“Today, Chairman Wheeler and a partisan majority at the FCC declared the agency to be the gatekeeper of the
This Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be signing a proclamation in his Cheyenne office that establishes a Youth Outdoor Bill of Rights (YOBR) for Wyoming’s children, youth, and families.

The Wyoming YOBR document was compiled by WY Outside after surveying youth across the state to find out what outdoor experiences were important to them.  The
Ninety volunteers counted more than 400 eagles on Jan. 10, in the Powder River Basin, as part of the national Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey, conducted locally by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Buffalo Field Office.

Volunteers counted 288 bald eagles, 95 golden eagles and 24 eagles of undetermined species on survey routes along more than 1,400 miles of public roads.

Sightings
SHERIDAN—The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be hosting a public informational meeting to discuss work associated with lower Clear Creek and the Kendrick bypass channel. Fisheries Biologist Bill Bradshaw and Aquatic Habitat Biologist Travis Cundy will be present to discuss recent fisheries work in the area.
 

Fisheries Biologist Bill Bradshaw says, “We have been doing
Regional News
Press Release (2-26-15)  Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) votes to overturn state laws and grant government regulation of private broadband networks.
 
“Today, Chairman Wheeler and a partisan majority at the FCC declared the agency to be the gatekeeper of the
Press Release – During a hearing on the nation’s debt Wednesday, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, noted that America’s current debt is the biggest our country has ever owed and endangers our government and hurts the nation’s economic potential.
 
“If we don’t stand up to our debt and stop overspending, we’ll ruin
Press Release  – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Tom Udall, D-N.M., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Representatives Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., and Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., introduced legislation Thursday that would allow states to collect their own mineral royalties, protecting money that is rightfully owed to the states. The bill would effectively eliminate a
Press Release – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo, is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for one of the summer sessions in Washington, DC.
 
The deadline for summer applications is March 5.
 
“Along with allowing students a front row seat during debates in the U.S. Senate, participants will have the opportunity to explore the nation’s
Press Release - The Forest Service’s recently released rule governing winter travel in national forests will have little effect in the Bighorn National Forest.

     The rule, released in late January, says national forests must designate routes and areas where over-snow vehicle use is allowed.

     Forest supervisor Bill Bass said he expects the
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