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Gillette City Council passes hate crime ordinance 4-3 on final reading

GILLETTE - The Gillette City Council remained split on a proposed malicious harms ordinance, but the group passed it on a third and final reading Tuesday night with a 4-3 vote. Amendments were made... Full story


Campbell County Lodging Tax Board votes to keep geofencing contract

GILLETTE - The Campbell County Joint Powers Lodging Tax Board is continuing with its contract with Zartico, a company that compiles anonymized geolocation and credit card data. A group of county... Full story


Some residents concerned data tracking plan invades privacy, violates Constitution

GILLETTE – The Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau's plan to use a geofencing technology to track spending habits at the National High School Finals Rodeo this summer has rubbed some peop... Full story


Local veterans reflect on Iraq War 20 years after it started

GILLETTE – March 20. For most, it’s not a date that lives in infamy. This year, it came and went without much fanfare. But Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. In February of 2003, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell... Full story


Throwing a shoe: 42 compete in state horseshoe championship in Gillette

GILLETTE — The sounds of metal against metal rang out Saturday morning, with two-and-a-half pound horseshoes clanking against stakes in the dirt after traveling more than 25 feet in the air. Forty-two competitors took part in the Wyoming Horseshoe... Full story


New policy leads to abrupt end of library meeting

GILLETTE — The Campbell County Public Library board meeting on Monday came to an unscheduled end after the board members abruptly voted to adjourn. The vote came about as a result of what some board members perceived to be disrespect from a... Full story


Officials say oil rebounding, but work with feds still needed

GILLETTE — A year after its prices dropped below zero, oil seems to be on the rebound, but a lot of work remains to be done under the Biden administration. That was the message that three state officials had for people Wednesday morning at the... Full story

 By Jonathan Gallardo    News    June 3, 2021

Gillette officials excited about nuclear power plant

GILLETTE – Gillette's potential as a site for a new nuclear power plant excites local officials. Wednesday morning, Gov. Mark Gordon announced that a nuclear power plant will be coming to Wyoming. The Natrium Reactor is a collaboration between... Full story


County Health officer criticized for coronavirus comments

GILLETTE — The Campbell County Public Health officer compared people who have tested positive for COVID-19 yet break quarantine to “homegrown terrorists," a correlation that angered at least one county commissioner. During a public comment period... Full story


Proposed land swap angers landowners, legislators

GILLETTE — An oil and gas company’s proposal to trade land with the state has angered landowners in southern Campbell County. In July, EOG Resources asked the Campbell County Commissioners to support a proposed land swap between the oil and gas... Full story


Officials expect COVID-19 surge in early May

GILLETTE — So far during the coronavirus pandemic in Campbell County, eight of the 11 people who been confirmed positive for coronavirus have recovered. No one has been hospitalized because of COVID-19 yet. But the worst is yet to come, especially... Full story


State develops 'electronic poll books' for election

GILLETTE — If all goes according to plan, the primary election in August 2020 could look a little different from past elections, not just for voters but also for people working behind the scenes. The Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office hopes to... Full story


Legislators once again review gambling

GILLETTE — Wyoming has come a long way from its roots. But when it comes to gambling, some lawmakers believe the Cowboy State today isn’t much different from its wilder days. “On the surface, it really is the Wild West,” said state Sen.... Full story


75% of Campbell County School District's survey respondents support arming school staff

GILLETTE — Three out of four people who responded to a monthlong public survey from the Campbell County School District are in favor of arming certain school staff, but the discussion is far from over. Deputy Superintendent Kirby Eisenhauer... Full story


Locked out Blackjewel workers look for other jobs while in limbo

GILLETTE — Patrick Johnson and his father Buck were out on a lake fishing when they got the news that their employer, Blackjewel LLC, had filed for bankruptcy. Hours later, as they were sitting and talking, they got a call from a coworker saying... Full story


School board sees full house for concealed weapon discussion

GILLETTE — Duncan Davidson was at Sage Valley Junior High on that day in November when another student brought guns and ammunition to the school, allegedly with the intent to kill. “I was scared for my life,” he said. “That’s why I’m pro... Full story


Bill would let political parties fill vacant county offices

GILLETTE - A proposed bill would give local political parties the power to fill vacant seats in county elected offices. House Bill 121, sponsored by Scott Clem, R-Gillette, would amend state statute...

 By JONATHAN GALLARDO    News    May 17, 2018

Campbell County GOP official criticized for sharing social media article

GILLETTE — A Gillette GOP official is catching flak for sharing an article on social media that compares gay rights activists to Nazis. She said she believes the situation has been “blown out of proportion” and that she is being attacked for...


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