Just after 7am on March 7th, emergency responders in Campbell County were dispatched to the Adon Road for a two vehicle accident.
Campbell County Coroner Tom Eekoff confirmed a 3-year-old boy died in that crash. Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 16:30Read more: Icy Road Conditions Major Factor In Child's Death
Graffiti was recently found written in a bathroom stall at Twin Spruce Junior High referencing a school shooting on March 11. There was no particular person or group targeted in the threat and there have been no other indicators to assume this is a credible threat. Law Enforcement is continuing their investigation into this matter.
This release is to inform you of the situation and to ask for assistance in solving this crime. Campbell County School District is offering a $500.00 reward for any information that leads to the identification of the responsible person. Please contact Twin Spruce administration (682-3144) or Crime Stoppers at 686-0400 with any information. Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 19:05 Read more: Police Look Into Twin Spruce JH Threat
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a traveling exhibit from Wyoming rancher, author, and photographer Cat Urbigkit.
Portraits of Pastoralism is a 20-image traveling public art exhibit of Cat Urbigkit’s black-and-white photographs of pastoralists around the globe, illuminating the challenges faced by people whose cultures involve the seasonal movement with livestock herds (transhumance). This educational art exhibit allows the public to see the faces of the pastoralists and their animals, from cattle and sheep producers on the public rangelands in the American West, to goat herders in Spain, and women milking their yaks in Mongolia. It will help museum visitors to understand that a cowboy on horseback in Wyoming is conducting the same activity as the Lesotho cattle boy, and the same holds true for various people and cultures throughout the globe. Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:30Read more: Museum Hosts Portraits of Pastoralism
An important fundraising event is coming up for CASA later this month. CASA’s second annual gala will be held on March 21st . Executive director Pamela Rucki said this year’s theme will be “Diamond in the Rough”. Riddles Jewelry will be donating a half carat diamond and there will be plenty of chances to win it. The evening will also feature an abundance of live auction and silent auction items, as well as good food and music.
“We are having the dueling pianos, they are our main entertainment for the evening. They are a lot of fun. We did sell out completely about three days before the event last year so if someone wants to come, they need to make sure that they get their tickets early. They can purchase them in two different places. They can purchase them here at CASA or they can purchase them at Alla Lala [Cupcakes and Sweet Things].”---Rucki Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:02Read more: Popular CASA Event March 21st
At the March 5th, Gillette City Council meeting, the council had the third and final reading of an ordinance to define bottle clubs and provide for their operation. Councilman Robin Kuntz proposed an amendment to remove some language from the proposed ordinance. For the benefit of the public, Mayor John Opseth requested that city attorney Charlie Anderson, explain what impact the removal of the language would have on the ability to operate a bottle club in Gillette.
“Instead of allowing them, only in businesses that have liquor licenses, as a result of this amendment, it will not be legal to have bottle clubs in liquor licensed establishments or anywhere else.”---Anderson Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:42Read more: No Gillette Bottle Clubs
If you like to keep up on the status of the City of Gillette, you can begin keeping an eye out for the 2013 annual report this week. Public Information Officer Joe Lunne describes the annual report as sort of a snapshot in time.
“A snapshot of a lot of the activities that the city went through last year. Obviously a big part of that is the October 4th storm cleanup which really is still on-going. There’s some detail about the city finances, the general fund, there’s some specific statistics on public works and yard waste. It also has an update on the Madison pipeline project”. ---Lunne Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:58Read more: City of Gillette 2013 Annual Report Available This Week
The Campbell County Prevention Council has been teaming up with the Gillette Police Department, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, and Campbell County School District to host DARE Parent Nights. The DARE Parents Nights will continue this week they will be at Lakeview School tonight, Conestoga School on Tuesday, and Hillcrest on Thursday. Project coordinator, Kelly Furman says the goal of the Dare Parent Nights is to support parents in assisting their children in making healthy choices.
“Particularly around drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. We know that when parents talk to their kids about the risks and dangers of alcohol tobacco and other drugs, those kids are 50% less likely to engage in those risky behaviors. So we want to support and empower parents in influencing their kids to make healthy choices.'---Furman Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 13:58Read more: DARE Parent Nights Help Families Work Together