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Longtime Gillette teacher sentenced to jail time for battery

A longtime Campbell County teacher was sentenced Thursday to serve time in jail for misdemeanor battery, a charge of which he was convicted after a five-day jury trial where he also was acquitted of three felony charges - sexual assault, strangulation and kidnapping. District Judge Thomas Rumpke sen

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD - 2018-03-23 18:00:00

Gillette Got A Gator; Authorities Remove Animals From Home

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say they removed a 32-inch long alligator and other animals from a northeast Wyoming residence where a woman is being evicted. Campbell County Animal Control Supervisor Jeanette Graves tells the Gillette News Record that a 40-year-old woman called Tuesday to ask for

KGAB.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Gillette man pleads not guilty to 29 charges from Feb. attack

A man accused of two counts of aggravated assault and battery for attacking his girlfriend last month has pleaded not guilty to those charges as well as to 27 others. Timothy D. Wight, 28, remains in Campbell County jail on a $100,000 cash only bond. His girlfriend lost consciousness twice during a

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD - 2018-03-22 18:00:00

Local Gillette's Got Talent show planned

Buy Now Tom Knowlton sings "Limbo" during the 2014 Gillette's Got Talent show. The annual local talent competition resumes this weekend.News Record File Photo The ninth annual Gillette's Got Talent show will take place starting at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Cam-plex Heritage Center Theater. General admi

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD - 2018-03-22 16:27:00

Gillette's Got Talent cancelled

The ninth annual Gillette's Got Talent event has been canceled due to several acts canceling and others being sick. In a press release Friday morning, Ashley Dillard, marketing coordinator for Cam-plex, said the staff is disappointed to cancel this year's event. "But that can only mean next year wil

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD - 2018-03-23 18:00:00

Alligator picked up from Wyoming home by animal control

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say they removed a 32-inch long alligator and other animals from a northeast Wyoming residence where a woman is being evicted from. Campbell County Animal Control Supervisor Jeanette Graves tells the Gillette News Record that a 40-year-old woman called Tuesday to a

BLACKHILLSFOX.COM - 2018-03-23 22:20:00

Ex-Wyoming ranch employee sentenced to jail; pays back $313K

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A 50-year-old Wyoming woman has been sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her former employer. The Gillette News Record reports that Rozet resident Sally Hansen was sentenced on Tuesday. Her punishment w


Yard waste pick up starts April 2

Ben Vigil, an employee of the City of Gillette Waterwaste/Compost plant, drives the Windrow Turner over piles of compost on Friday morning. The Windrow Turner is a machine designed specifically to go over piles of cooking compost and turn them to ensure that the piles are evenly cooked. The piles of

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD - 2018-03-23 18:00:00

Wyoming this Weekend, March 23-25

From the Wyoming News Exchange (WNE) - Snowmobilers trying to tackle a 1,500-foot vertical rise will be the top draw in Jackson this weekend. Snow King will host the 42nd Annual World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb through Sunday, with snowmobilers from around the country challenging the mountai


Gillette Community Theatre offers 'Alibis'

The Gillette Community Theater will offer the final three performances of its mystery-comedy play "Alibis" starting Friday in Gillette. "Alibis" is a two-act spoof of mystery and comedy genres, similar to the movie "Clue." Set in the 1940s, the play includes twists and turns with Sir Tanley A. Fraud

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD - 2018-03-22 16:30:00

Owners of disrupted wells get water, not answers

Crook County residents whose wells were recently disrupted - possibly by a Gillette water project - can tap into a reliable water source under a new law. Lawmakers brought relief to the affected community of Carlile by amending a water construction bill that Gov. Matt Mead recently signed into law.


One tax at a time

The Gillette City Council voted down an idea to put an additional 2 percent lodging tax on the ballot this November because council members fear it would compete with the Optional 1 Percent Sales Tax, which also is on the ballot. The city of Gillette relies heavily on the 1 Percent. It receives 63 p


The Great Benjamins Circus to perform

The Great Benjamins Circus, a third-generation of circus performers originating out of Mexico and the United States, will perform in Gillette at 4:30p.m. and 7:30p.m. Saturday at Cam-plex Central Pavilion. The circus will perform in Gillette after stints in Wheatland, Newcastle and Sundance earlier

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD - 2018-03-22 17:30:00

To vote or not to vote

About 75 people packed into the commissioners' chambers at the courthouse Tuesday afternoon for an Optional 1 Percent Sales Tax listening session, and like the previous two listening sessions, the tax received a lot of support, but there was still disagreement. Most of the 29 who spoke were in favor


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Wyoming Restaurant Robbery Victim Accused of Being in on Crime

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Gillette authorities say a fast-food restaurant employee initially thought to be the victim of an armed robbery was actually in on the crime. Aaron Michael Watson, 29, pleaded not guilty earlier this month to a federal charge of interference with interstate commerce by method o


Campbell County rancher finds his artistic side with camera

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - To the untrained eye, the rocks and fluorescent colors where the earth meets the hot pools underneath the walking bridges at Yellowstone National Park can be passed over without a second glance. To truly enjoy and admire the beauty of Yellowstone, one can get the full picture o


'Victim' now a suspect in Arbey's heist

A manager-in-training at Arby's in Gillette who later was suspected of being an accomplice in an armed robbery there in November faces federal charges in the crime. Aaron Michael Watson, 29, pleaded not guilty March 7 in federal court in Casper to interference with interstate commerce by method of r


Local juniors face ACT testing Tuesday

More than 580 high school juniors in Campbell County public schools will take the ACT test Tuesday morning. That is the day Wyoming requires all juniors to take the test as part of its accountability and ratings process for high schools across the state. It's also a day that can count for a lot for


Coal facility reassembling in Gillette after Oklahoma move

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A test coal processing facility has moved from Oklahoma to Wyoming. The Gillette News Record reported Tuesday that Clean Coal Technologies Inc. President and CEO Robin Eves said that they are in the process of reassembling the facility. Once the facility is ready, Eves says he