Just after 1 am on February 14th, the Campbell County Sheriff's Office responded to the 7100 block of Robin Drive. Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall said his agency received a report of a family fight in progress. Deputies were told that a 37-year-old Steven Saathoff had threatened to shoot his 58-year-old mother. Read more: Man Suspected of Choking Mother Unconscious
The City of Gillette's Planning Division invites the public to view the proposed Gillette Avenue Urban Design Concept in the Cedar Room at the George Amos Memorial Building (412 S. Gillette Avenue) on Wednesday, February 20th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
At last night's Campbell County School District Meeting, trustees received a presentation from Associate Superintendent For Instruction Dr Boyd Brown. Brown presented the board with current registration information for kindergarten. Brown said that projections indicate the next kindergarten class will exceed 900 students. On February 12th, Brown previewed some of the numbers presented last night. Read more: CCSD Kindergartner Numbers Expected To Rise
At last night's Gillette City Council Work Session, the council had a discussion of an ordinance to amend section 17-32 of the Gillette City Code concerning water wasting. The possible ordinance would focus on irrigation, such as yard or property watering between June 1st and October 1st. City staff said its main focus would be to forbid watering on Mondays during that time period and on any day between the hours of 7am and 7pm. Fines issued to violators would add some teeth to what is currently a voluntary set of guidelines to discourage the wasting of water. Continuing to water with leaking or damaged irrigation components after 10 business days written notice to repair is also touched on in a draft of the ordinance. Read more: Council To Consider Fines For Water Wasting
At about 5 am on February 8th, the Gillette Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Echeta Road. A 61-year-old man reported that Rebel Testing Inc. had been broken into overnight. The man reported that a 2006 Chevrolet Truck valued at $20,000 had been taken. Police Lieutenant Brent Wasson said officers found two broken windows, a damaged door, and a tool believed to have been used by the suspects. The bulletin regarding the stolen vehicle was soon picked up by another law enforcement agency. Read more: Burglary Suspects Found Near Stuck Stolen Truck
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum’s Raptor Open House has been re-scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd, from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. All community members are invited to stop by the Museum to meet the raptors and visit with the staff and volunteers of the Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The open house is free to the public, and no reservations are required. Call 682-5723 or visit the Museum’s Facebook page or website for more information. Read more: Rockpile Museum Raptor Day Rescheduled
TV icon Bob Barker has sent a letter on PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) behalf to Wyoming state senators. In the letter, which is available as a PDF here, Barker urges the lawmakers to block House Bill (H.B.) 126. House Bill 126 introduced by Rep. Sue Wallis', R-Recluse, would make it a misdemeanor to record video or audio at a farm under false pretenses. Read more: Rep Wallis Gets Bob Barker's Attention