Local News
Press Release - The City of Gillette is pleased to announce that Gillette Avenue is open to through traffic from 1st Street to 7th Street. Please keep in mind that the contractor still has crews working in the area, but the road is open.  Please note: there is now a permanent four-way stop at the Gillette Avenue/6th Street intersection, as well as the Gillette Avenue/4th Street
The Elks Benefit Breakfast will be held on November 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge. The Elks Lodge is 4054 Boxelder Road. The event will benefit the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7756’s veteran and scholarship programs. The main focus will be the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for the veterans and their families.

Jan Miller with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7756 said
October 30, 2014 — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has appointed a University of Wyoming professor to serve as a member of the National Coal Council, a federal advisory group that provides recommendations and guidance on policy issues pertaining to coal.

Maohong Fan, UW School of Energy Resources professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of
Tuesday night the Gillette City Council gathered for a special workshop session. The council gave their support for a resolution authorizing submission of an application to the Business Ready Community Grant Loan Program. City Administrator Carter Napier said the resolution is an agreement to participate with the City of Sheridan and the City of Buffalo with regard to a regional marketing
At last night’s Campbell County School Board meeting, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Alex Ayers reviewed and summarized results of a calendar survey and recommended a proposed calendar for the 2015/16 and the 2016/17 school years. The board approved the option C calendars with students reporting August 24th next year. Two built in snow days will also be part of the calendars and a spring break
State News
CHEYENNE –The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is actively seeking information from the public about poaching crimes this fall. The help game wardens receive from people across Wyoming is extremely beneficial in solving crimes against the state’s wildlife.

Game and Fish’s increased outreach on poaching incidents has raised questions through social media and other
Wyoming State Highway 59 is a north/south roadway spanning approximately 110 miles between Douglas and Gillette. Due to increased traffic, recent crashes and citizen concerns on this highway, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is responding.  

Additional troopers within the respective districts will be brought into the area to focus on all traffic related issues, being visible and
LANDER – Testing by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has found chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose, in a deer from Fremont County in Deer Hunt Area 36. This brings the known total of CWD deer hunt areas in the Lander Region to five; areas 36, 87, 97, 98 and 157. 

Staff at the Game and Fish’s wildlife disease laboratory in
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Today the Wyoming Republican Party released the following statement in response to Dr. Taylor Haynes filing paperwork with the Wyoming Secretary of State to count his write-in votes in the General election. Dr. Haynes failed to secure the Republican nomination for Governor in the August 19th Primary Election.

“The Republican Primary occurred and voters
The Bureau of Land Management Buffalo Field Office (BFO), Wyoming Conservation Corps(WCC) and Devon Energy’s Gillette field office recently came together for a nine-day preservation, restoration and education project in Burnt Hollow in the Powder River Basin.
 
The WCC and Devon Energy’s Gillette Field Office and corporate team worked with BLM BFO
Regional News
Wyoming State Highway 59 is a north/south roadway spanning approximately 110 miles between Douglas and Gillette. Due to increased traffic, recent crashes and citizen concerns on this highway, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is responding.  

Additional troopers within the respective districts will be brought into the area to focus on all traffic related issues, being visible and
Press Release. – Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld Wyoming’s plan for controlling emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) under the Clean Air Act’s regional haze program. Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and WildEarth Guardians, challenged the EPA’s approval of Wyoming’s plan on the ground that the plan failed to
Press Release - The blizzard last October showed how a major winter storm can affect every person in a large area. The storm brought heavy snow, strong winds, and cold temperatures that blocked roads and caused widespread power outages. Without essential supplies and services, many residents were forced to be totally self-sufficient for a week or more.

As the winter season approaches, the
CHEYENNE – A ruling today by a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C. continues the suspension of gray wolf hunting in Wyoming. After two years of hunting, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled on Sept. 23 that Wyoming’s plan was not legally sufficient to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 rule allowing limited take of gray
Custer, SD– Fall colors are showing up all over the Black Hills and the Forest Service encourages you to get outdoors and enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular seasons.
“The best viewing for Fall colors on the Forest is usually late September to early October,” said Scott Jacobson, Public Affairs Officer, Black Hills National Forest. “The aspen, birch and oak are
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