CCFD Gives Update On Reno Fire

Press Release UPDATE:  The Reno Fire, located in northern Campbell County on the Bowers Ute Road, is estimated at 300 acres of burned grass, brush, and timber.  The fire is partially contained at this time.  Multiple resources remain on the fire; State helicopter, County Road and Bridge dozer and blades, 2 BLM engines, and multiple […]

Enzi cosponsors bill to hold senior IRS officials accountable

Press Release – In an effort to give the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner clear authority to fire senior officials for misconduct or poor performance, Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., cosponsored the IRS Accountability Act of 2018. “It is important that we can hold employees of the IRS accountable for their actions no matter how high up […]

WMA Endorses Gillette Native For Education Boss

Press Release –The Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) today announced its support for the re-election of Jillian Balow as Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction.  WMA’s endorsement recognizes the Balow’s commitment and achievements, and the support of the Wyoming mining industry. “The WMA believes Jillian Balow understands the critical issues and challenges facing Wyoming’s mining industry and its […]

Barrasso Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Press Release – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: “The job of any judge – and certainly any Supreme Court justice – is to apply the law, not rewrite it. Judge Kavanaugh has the intellect, character […]

Campbell County Releases Siren Testing Application

Press Release –   After the tornadoes that struck the Oriva Hills Subdivision on June 1, 2018, Campbell County’s warning siren system has received considerable scrutiny. First, when the siren system was launched with reports of possible tornadoes, the first phase of the three-part system worked, and then things quickly went awry. The system lost power, resulting […]

Helicopter Assists With Timber Fire

On  June 8, 2018 The Campbell County Fire Department responded to the following incidents:  At 10:34 a.m. to Fence Creek, northwestern Campbell County, for a report of a timber fire.  Firefighters located the lighting caused fire from the night prior and is now 80% contained at 25 acres of brush and timber burned.  12 firefighters […]

Wind Does Damage West Of Gillette

On Monday morning, Campbell County Emergency Management Coordinator David King said two microbursts were confirmed west of Gillette. King said initial reports showed no  injuries and no homes significantly damaged.  There were many residences impacted with other types of damage however. King said early reports Monday show the microbursts impacted the area between 4:30 and […]