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A BNSF Train Derailed Near Gillette
GILLETTE, Wyo.The Train was performing a switching move before the derailment Friday afternoon.A BNSF Spokesperson says it happened as a train was picking up more cars.Some of the cars were carrying freight but nothing spilled.The derailment blocked both main tracks, which re-opened by about six AM
Pair of empty rail cars jump their track in Gillette
There were no injuries immediately reported, the rail cars were about 40 feet off the road and not blocking traffic. Also, no emergency vehicles or responders were at the scene as of 6 p.m.
County getting creative during custodian shortage
Campbell County Public Works Director Kevin King is dealing with a shortage on his custodial staff. Four and a half positions, to be exact, or nearly a quarter of his staff.
NWCC president to retire in July
SHERIDAN (WNE) — At a special meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College Board of Trustees on Friday, NWCCD President Dr. Paul Young announced he will retire in July 2019. As one of Wyoming’s longest-serving higher education leaders, Young became president of NWCCD in June 2010 after serving
U.S. assistant secretary of MSHA to speak at Gillette College conference
The free safety conference, open to the public, is the first in what is expected to become an event offered through the Wyoming Mine Safety and Health Administration Grant Program and Gillette College.
GARF fundraising dinner is Wednesday
The Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation (GARF) will host a fundraising dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Eagles Lodge at 210 W. Third St. in Gillette.The meal is free for raffle ticket holders or $10 each.
Gillette woman faces 15-20 years in prison for sexual abuse
District Judge Michael N. “Nick” Deegan handed down a lengthy sentence to Amber Shields, 32, on Wednesday for charges that include placing a vibrator in a young girl’s underwear.
Mary Throne is the future of Wyoming
“The Republican with whom I most disagree is better for Wyoming than any Democrat or Independent.” This statement made by Doug Gerard, the former leader of the Campbell County GOP, tells me a lot. It tells me that Mr. Gerard would ask you to vote not for the candidate who could do the best job, but
Bill Shank discusses resignation as fire chief
What is the Campbell County Joint Powers Fire Board?Since 1975, the Fire Board has governed the Fire Department on behalf of the organization’s three funding entities — Campbell County, Gillette and Wright.Each funding entity holds board seats roughly proportional to its contribution to the departme
BNSF investigates what caused 7-car derailment
BNSF Railway officials are investigating to determine what caused seven rail cars to leave their tracks while rolling through Gillette on Friday afternoon.The train was performing a switching move when the derailment happened at about 3:40 p.m., said Ross Lane, a BNSF spokesman based in Montana.
Wyoming among worst states for uninsured residents
GILLETTE, Wyo.— Wyoming ranks 45th out of the 50 states for highest uninsured rates for its residents.The finding comes in a WalletHub study last week in which the Cowboy State’s uninsured health care rate is among the worst in the nation, according to the results in the poll.
More than 12,500 voters switched parties
CASPER — More than 12,500 Wyoming voters changed their party affiliation this summer, new numbers from the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office show.The long-awaited data, which covered a period between July 6 and Sept. 20, addresses the question of crossover voting — or the practice of members switc
Area 59 grand opening inspires Gillette to dream big
Lab technician Seth Chase has a vision for Area 59, the new Gillette College center for innovation and fabrication.He hopes it brings a sea of change in education, one where someone with hands-on learning skills won’t be considered less intelligent because he or she may struggle to learn by sitting
Land board rejects policy preventing Cam-plex from doing business with anti-energy groups
Board member Don Hamm brought the policy up at a Land Board meeting earlier this month. The policy would have directed Cam-plex to not do business with any organization or business that is against industries including, but not limited to, coal, oil, gas, uranium and agriculture.
City may not see 1 Percent survey results until Election Day
The survey is designed to give local government entities an idea of how residents want money collected through the tax to be spent. Those who filled out the survey were asked whether they think various city of Gillette and Campbell County Optional 1 Percent projects are a high, medium or low priorit
Camels 3rd, Bolts 5th at conference
Campbell County High School finished third at the Class 4A East Conference girls swimming meet Saturday in Cheyenne with 235 points.Cheyenne Central finished with 312 to win the conference.
Another Madison obstacle for city
Gillette has run into another unexpected obstacle with the Madison Pipeline project.Levi Jensen, project manager for the Madison project, said the city was notified by the Bureau of Reclamation that it might need an additional permit to flush water on federal land if a second proposed discharge path
Gillette store offers cellphone classes for ‘old timers’
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Fifteen senior women and men shuffled into the phone store in Gillette, snagged a cookie or two and sat down.It was time for their free cellphone class.Immediately, they whipped out their smartphones of all makes, models and sizes and prepared to learn just how the thingamajigs
Treatment courts under new leadership
Buy NowChad Beeman, the new coordinator for Campbell County Adult Treatment Courts, had been the case manager for the program.News Record Photo/Rhianna Gelhart
Mental test ordered in agg assault case
Robert Peterson, 34, asked to change his plea to not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency and will undergo an exam by the Wyoming State Hospital, according to court documents.