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Legislator pulls firearms bill, says it was mischaracterized
GILLETTE — A Campbell County state legislator has withdrawn a controversial bill he’d proposed on firearms reporting for national background checks. Rep. Bill Pownall, a Republican who serves on the Judiciary Committee, has withdrawn House Bill...
Armed teachers would be trained to deal with danger, officials say
GILLETTE — If a proposal gets final approval, armed educators in the Campbell County School District will be trained to run toward danger, not away from it. That’s what Larry Reznicek, human resources manager in the school district, told those... Full story
Plan to allow armed teachers in Campbell Co. wins initial approval
GILLETTE — School trustees have unanimously approved a policy and regulations that would allow educators to conceal carry handguns in six rural schools in Campbell County. The approval of the five trustees iat a Tuesday meeting came on first... Full story
Federal law change could threaten group homes, officials say
GILLETTE — Another federal law change is leading to some questions in Wyoming about youth and putting the future of group homes and crisis shelters at risk. At least that’s the assessment of two Gillette officials who asked the Joint Judiciary... Full story
Plan to let party disqualify candidates rejected
GILLETTE — Much of the discussion about a controversial Campbell County Republican Party resolution was derailed Saturday when the party chairwoman agreed it was out of order and an appeal of that ruling failed. Bill Fortner had proposed a...
Most speakers in Gillette oppose arming teachers
GILLETTE — Jenny Carroll fought through nerves and tears Thursday night to tell how she opposes the Campbell County School District moving forward on a policy that would arm teachers and school employees. She was one of 11 people who spoke... Full story
Gillette school officials review safety measures hours after lockdown
GILLETTE — Hours after ending a lockdown at Sage Valley Junior High School over a threat to shoot students and faculty, Kirby Eisenhauer found himself talking to the school board about a new safety system a committee is recommending to test in the...
Campbell 'recapture' payments total almost $1 billion
GILLETTE — It was pretty much par for the course for Campbell County School District trustees in approving the district’s 2019 fiscal year budgets. Except for one thing — $11.3 million of one thing. That’s the amount of recapture money the...