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Gillette native and children's author releases two new picture books
Gillette native and children’s author and illustratorCorey Taborhas come out with his fourth and fifth books, and they follow a mischievous, fun-loving fox named Fox.Last week, Tabor’s picture books “Fox Is Late” and “Fox the Tiger” were released by Balzer + Bray, an offshoot of HarperCollins Publis
Ice finally broken in Madison water dispute
A handful of landowners in Crook County will be able to use water from the city of Gillette’s Madison Pipeline project after an agreement was hashed out Friday.A resolution was passed by the Wyoming Water Development Commission and supported by the Select Water Committee that will allow five to six
What should be done about hungry kids in the summer
To receive funding from the national school lunch program, there are some requirements for any program offered in the Wright or Gillette areas, said Bryan Young, supervisor of nutritional services.
More local candidates report campaign contributions
The deadline for local candidates to report their campaign contributions to the elections office was 5 p.m. Tuesday. At that time, some candidates had not yet filed their reports, and as of Friday evening, three candidates still had not filed.
State House district 53 bio
Age: 63Occupation: Owns and operates Edwards Tire Co. in Gillette.Party: RepublicanExperience: He was elected to his first term in 2014 and is seeking re-election to his third term. He’s also served on the Gillette City Council and Campbell County Commission.Cut spending: “I believe we still have ro
Fire Dept. fighting 100 acre fire in northern Campbell County
A grass and timber fire started Thursday evening in northern Campbell County near the S A Road, according to a Fire Department press release.At about 10 p.m., the fire was 112.7 acres in size.
State court reverses kidnapping conviction
A kidnapping charge against a Gillette man has been dismissed after the Wyoming Supreme Court concluded that he was misappropriately charged and convicted of two kidnapping charges when in reality there was only one instance.The prison sentence of Jonathan Lee Volpi, 34, also was reduced by eight ye
Dog in critical condition after possibly shot by air powered gun
The dog’s owner, a 42-year-old man, let the dog outside in the 400 block of West Redwood Street in the 4J Subdivision at about 8 p.m. Thursday. When he let the dog back inside at about 8:30 p.m., it lay on the floor, moaning and gasping for breath.
State listens to complaints from Crook County landowners
The Wyoming Water Development Commission and the Select Water Committee toured Gillette’s water facilities, including the Donkey Creek Pump Station and Pine Ridge Disinfection Facility, and spoke with landowners at Madison Well No. 15, telling them a solution is coming.
Elk Foundation to host banquet in Gillette
Activities will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at Cam-plex Energy Hall, said Tony Shingleton, the eastern Wyoming regional director of the foundation.
Gillette high school golfers compete at home-town tournament
Playing at the Bell Nob Golf Course, Maria Farnum of Thunder Basin High School won the individual girls title in the two-day, 36-hole tourney.
Jazz Luck Club will hold luau Friday night
The Jazz Luck Club will bring another night of free jazz and dancing to Gillette on Friday.The “Hele Mai Ka Hopena O Ke Kau” luau is from 7-9 p.m. upstairs at the Boot Hill Nightclub. It will feature live music by the Big Horn Big Band, a cash bar and free hors d’oeuvres.
Six Republican candidates for governor appear in Gillette
The six Republican candidates for governor found more agreement than disagreement at a forum at Gillette on Monday night as they echoed stances on many issues.Other times, they used humor that drew laughter from the large crowd at the forum sponsored by Campbell County Republican Party.Candidates Bi
Library to host book session on ‘The Midwife’
Buy Now“The Midwife” by Jennifer WorthCampbell County Public Library will host a book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Gillette.The discussion will feature “The Midwife” by Jennifer Worth and is free and open to the public. It will take place in the George Amos Room of the Gillette library, 2101 S
Driskill encourages state to look at more regional water systems
When it comes to providing Wyoming with water, regional systems are the way to go, now and in the future, said state Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower.
Driskill also represents Campbell County
Yet the amendment to the Omnibus Water Bill-Construction (House Bill 78) sponsored by Sen. Ogden Driskill would result in 200 taps on the water produced, up to 1 million gallons per tap, to be given to entities in Crook County. These gallons can be used for “domestic, livestock and miscellaneous wat
Group scams money from Walmart over weekend
Two women seem to have scammed Walmart Money Centers in Gillette and Sheridan out of thousands of dollars over the weekend, Police Cpl. John Lawrence said.The two women went to the Gillette Walmart on Saturday and used a $100 bill to buy $10 of stamps. When they got their change, they said they were
Torrential rains, high winds create havoc in Gillette
The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, issued a warning of a severe thunderstorm at 6 p.m. calling for winds of more than 60 mph and the potential of damaging, dime-sized hail. The warning was to last an hour and then was extended a few times before it elapsed, said David King, co
Local candidates report campaign contributions
Tuesday evening was the deadline for local candidates to report their campaign contributions. As of Wednesday morning, four commission candidates, two coroner candidates and the county attorney had not reported their contributions. None of the candidates for the Gillette mayoral race or the Gillette
Work continues outside CCHS as open houses set to start
As Campbell County High School administrators planned for their open house to kick off back-to-school activities in Gillette this week, they knew they weren’t in control of everything.Street, parking lot and stadium construction projects have made parking a difficult task through much of the summer