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 By Kathy Brown    News    February 13, 2020

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GILLETTE — A Campbell County state legislator has withdrawn a controversial bill he’d proposed on firearms reporting for national background checks.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 Bill Pownall, a Republican who serves on the Judiciary Committee, has withdrawn House Bill 59...

 By Kathy Brown    News    February 6, 2020

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 gat...

 By Kathy Brown    News    January 30, 2020

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 r...

 By Kathy Brown    News    September 26, 2019

State lags in recruiting new teachers

GILLETTE — Less than a week before a hearing about the status and pressures on Wyoming teaching salaries, a national poll ranked the Cowboy State fourth best in the nation for those in the teaching profession. That’s a different message than wha...

 By Kathy Brown    News    June 13, 2019

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 Int...

 By Kathy Brown    News    April 25, 2019

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 r...

 By Kathy Brown    News    March 21, 2019

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 T...

 By Kathy Brown    News    November 20, 2018

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 C...

 By Kathy Brown    News    July 26, 2018

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 Campbel...


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