At the December 3rd, 2014 Gillette City Council Meeting the council gave recognition of the 2013 Christmas Pin Contest winner. Sixth graders from 5 schools submitted entries. Of the 145 entries, Colton Porter of Wagonwheel Elementary School was chosen as the winner. Porter and his art teacher Nancy Nordeen received cash prizes for their efforts.
Porter told the council his stepmother helped critique his pro coal industry themed idea. Councilman Kevin McGrath told Porter that recently when community leaders went to the Pacific Northwest to lobby for coal ports, the winning entry was proudly displayed during the trip.