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Press Release - Campbell County School district is pleased to announce a friendly but competitive art competition to create the logo design for Thunder Basin High School. We are asking teachers, students, and artists from the public to participate. The winner of the competition will receive a $100 dollar cash prize, second place a $50 cash award, and third place will receive $25 cash
Press Release - Crime Stoppers needs your help locating the person who broke the passenger side window and mirror on a white pickup truck parked in the parking lot at Wilson Welding, at the intersection of Highway 14/16 and Hays Drive sometime between Friday evening, February 5, 2016 and Monday morning, February 9, 2016.

If you have information that can solve this or any other crime please
Press Release - Go back to college for a day – minus the tests, stress and homework – with three professors from Gillette College and the University of Wyoming who will enlighten and entertain with lectures during Saturday University: The Free One-Day college education on Thursday February 11, 2016

Attend one, two or all three Saturday University lectures
Press Release - Please join the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center Theater staff for the presentation of The Lightning Thief on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Due to generous grant funding and local sponsorships, tickets are only $6 for adults, $4 for youth & seniors. For more information, contact the CAM-PLEX Ticket Office at 307-682-8802 or visit our website at www.cam-plex.com.

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Press Release - The Campbell County Rockpile Museum in Gillette, Wyoming is pleased to welcome home its traveling exhibit The Unquiet Utes. Originally created by the Rockpile Museum in 2011, the exhibit has traveled to museums in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and South Dakota. The Unquiet Utes will be on display here in Gillette one final time this February before it is retired. If you missed this
State News
Press Release - Severe winter weather and multiple crashes resulted in a road closure in both directions on Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie on Saturday (Feb. 6th) resulting in motorists becoming stranded behind the crashes. The first crash occurred around 2:20 p.m. near mile post 340 eastbound, approximately 20 miles west of Cheyenne, when a commercial truck crashed into a WYDOT
Press Release – Alex Richard Ascherin, a Wyoming inmate, died Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, Wyoming from an alleged suicide. The incident is under investigation by the Wyoming Department of Corrections in conjunction with the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office and Carbon County Coroner.

Ascherin was sentenced on November 19, 2015, by
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
Regional News
Press Release – Alex Richard Ascherin, a Wyoming inmate, died Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, Wyoming from an alleged suicide. The incident is under investigation by the Wyoming Department of Corrections in conjunction with the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office and Carbon County Coroner.

Ascherin was sentenced on November 19, 2015, by
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
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