Local News
At Tuesday night’s Gillette City Council meeting, a swearing in ceremony was held for seven new Gillette Police Officers. GilletteCity Councilman Robin Kuntz said it is always an honor to help welcome in new officers.

“We swore in some new police officers. It’s always an honor when we get to see that. I think these folks have a tough job and I just ask the community to
Last night representatives from the town of Wright, City of Gillette and Campbell County met at the George Amos Memorial building. Wright Mayor Ralph Kingan gave an update on the Wright Community Center. He said the project, which will include a community kitchen and more room for senior citizens to gather, is going well and on track. He said he expects some type of opening in early
Press Release – The importance of coal in powering America simply cannot be overstated, according to U.S. Senator Enzi, R-Wyo. Unfortunately, he said, neither can this Administration’s deliberate attempts to use executive power to put the coal industry out of business.
 
“This issue hits close to home for me because approximately 40 percent of this country’s
Yesterday at the Gillette City Council and Campbell County Commissioner meetings representatives from the Council of Community Services came forward with a services request.

“Today we approved some contingency money for the Council of Community Services. They requested $175,000 between the city and the county. The county approved $87,500 of it contingent upon the city doing the
Crime Stoppers needs your help locating the person who stole a Makita chop saw and a Smith’s Power Pro plasma cutter from a ranch on the Brown Road near Wright between January 30, 2016 and February 1, 2016.

If you have information that can solve this or any other crime please call Crime Stoppers at 686-0400. You can remain anonymous and may earn up to $1,000 in reward.
State News
Press Release - A fatal crash north of Chugwater, Wyoming has resulted in the death of 25 year old Casper, Wyoming resident Michael L. Cooper. The crash occurred at 12:35 p.m. on February 1st near mile post 65 on Interstate 25 southbound approximately 11 miles north of Chugwater. 

 

Cooper was driving a 1995 GMC Sonoma pickup truck southbound on I-25 in snow and ice covered road
Another strong winter storm across Wyoming has once again kept all members of the Wyoming Highway Patrol very busy. 

Since noon on January 31st through 4:00 p.m. today (Feb. 3rd), Troopers have investigated 146 crashes statewide. 121 of those crashes involved property damage only,24 crashes had injury and there was one fatal crash southwest of Laramie that was non-weather related.
Press Release – The importance of coal in powering America simply cannot be overstated, according to U.S. Senator Enzi, R-Wyo. Unfortunately, he said, neither can this Administration’s deliberate attempts to use executive power to put the coal industry out of business.
 
“This issue hits close to home for me because approximately 40 percent of this country’s
Press Release – Wyoming is home to some of the best small businesses around, but even the best small business can have greater success by taking advantage of government contracting. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is proud to support the 2016 Government Resources and Opportunities for Business (GRO-Biz) Conference and Idea Expo.
 
This year’s GRO-Biz conference will be held in
Press Release - With flu activity reports beginning to increase, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) wants residents to know they should 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 nose
Regional News
Press Release – Black Hills National Forest Central Zone Fire is planning to ignite a prescribed fire, Wednesday January 13, 2016.
 
A 94 acre section of the Whaley project will be implemented as conditions allow.  This project is located approximately 1.5 miles north east of Hill City, SD.
 
Weather conditions will be monitored closely to assure prescribed fire
Press Release – Devils Tower National Monument will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and join over 400 national park units across the country with free entry into the Monument on Monday, January 18, 2016.

Our national parks hold special experiences for everyone—hardcore hikers and campers and people who like to explore history, take a leisure nature walk, or simply pack a
Press Release (1-6-15) – The United States Congress, through the budget reconciliation process, has passed the most comprehensive and far-reaching repeal of Obamacare to reach the president’s desk. The Senate approved the legislation last month, and the House is expected to approve it later today. 
 
“Once the House approves this bill, Congress will have passed the
Press Release – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement of new executive action on guns.
 
“Every day across Wyoming, we responsibly exercise our right to keep and bear arms. The last thing we need is for the president to infringe on our constitutional right to protect our homes and
Press Release - Nineteen pounds of marijuana was seized by Troopers after a traffic stop for speeding on December 30th west of Laramie, WY on Interstate 80. 

A 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan was stopped for the violation near mile post 288 on I-80 eastbound at 9:23 a.m. on the 30th. Through the course of the stop, the Trooper established reasonable suspicion that something else was going on
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