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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
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
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
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.
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
State News
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.

 
 
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
 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
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
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
Regional News
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
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
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.
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
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
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