The City of Gillette's Engineering Division announced late Thursday that the traffic signal at the Southern Drive/Enzi Drive intersection will be out of service until the afternoon of Monday, December 10th (approximately.)
The traffic signal control wires at the Southern Drive/Enzi Drive intersection were damaged during construction activities for the Madison pipeline project. Temporary stop signs will be placed at the three-way intersection until the repairs to the control wires are complete. The Engineering Division anticipates that the traffic signal will be repaired by the end of the day on Monday, December 10th. Drivers are asked to drive with caution in the area. Read more: Southern Drive/Enzi Drive intersection out of service
University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan is visiting Gillette this week. Buchanan says he and other university officials are traveling throughout the state meeting with various legislators. Buchanan says he uses the time to discuss the upcoming legislative session in Cheyenne and in particular the budgets requests that area lawmakers can expect to see from the university. Buchanan adds that it is just a good opportunity to answer any questions and make sure everyone is up to speed. As far as things going on in Gillette with the university, Buchanan says they are working on broadening services in Campbell County. Read more: UW President Visiting Gillette
Shay Hough, of 4J School, and her art teacher, Tarina Leithead, were recognized at the December 3rd City Council meeting. Shay is the 2012 Christmas Pin winner. This contest, which began in 2004, gives 6th grade elementary students an opportunity to show their artistic abilities in designing the annual Christmas pin. Each year in August, art teachers at each elementary school in Campbell County inform students to create a drawing to be submitted for selection by the Mayor's Art Council. All entries are required to have a theme of Christmas and the Campbell County community. Read more: Shay Hough announced 2012 Christmas Pin Winner
At last night's Gillette City Council meeting the council had consideration of two different on-call downtown snow removal contracts for snow removal along Gillette Avenue from 1st Street to 7th Street. Interim Public Works Director for the City of Gillette Sawley Wilde said the council voted to keep the service "curb to curb", which Wilde said has historically been the case. Read more: On-Call Downtown Snow Removal Remains The Same
Following an extensive national search spanning several months, the Campbell County Public Land Board has hired Larry Gaffey to succeed Dan Barks as the General Manager of CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities.
“We are really excited to have Larry’s leadership at CAM-PLEX,” said Mark Christensen, Chairman of the Campbell County Public Land Board. “His past experiences and positions will bring new ideas and opportunities to CAM-PLEX.”
Gaffey was chosen out of 55 applicants from around the country and is expected to take over as the CAM-PLEX General Manager in early February. Gaffey’s previous job experience includes General Manager of the National Cattle Congress, a multi-venue entertainment and agricultural education complex in Waterloo, Iowa. The venue hosts indoor and outdoor concerts, livestock shows, sporting events, gaming events, motorsports, corporate events, annual festivals and fairs. Gaffey was also General Manager of The Mudd Group, an international automotive advertising agency in Cedar Falls, Iowa. In addition, Gaffey is an auctioneer and owner of the Gaffey Auction Company. Gaffey received his Bachelors Degree in economics from the University of Northern Iowa.
“Though we will be starting a new phase with Larry, the board and I would also like to recognize Dan Barks. Dan has devoted over 20 years to CAM-PLEX and had a hand in every major achievement of the facility,” said Christensen. “His leadership, vision and loyalty to CAM-PLEX will be missed.”
Barks became CAM-PLEX General Manager in March of 1991 and announced his plans to retire earlier this year. He plans to stay active in the community.
Questions can be directed to Mark Christensen, Chairman of the Campbell County Public Land Board at 307-660-1295 and Larry Gaffey at 319-939-0159.
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is now accepting registrations for Museum Mystery Day on Saturday, January 12th. This free event is open to children ages 5 to 12 years old, accompanied by a parent or grandparent. Families are invited to put their detective skills to work from 10 a.m. to noon, and help solve The Case of the Fossil Fumbler. Call 682-5723 to reserve your spot today, as space is limited.
Call for more information or visit rockpilemuseum.com.
A missing plane enroute to Gillette last month has been found about 15 minutes from where last contact was made. The plane carrying three passengers, 37-year-old Mathew Ahrens, 34-year-old Trista Meyer and 9-year-old Shyann Lenz, all of Gillette was found early Sunday morning according to a post on the Facebook group Prayers for Trista, Shy and Matt. There are no survivors.
The post from Lori Koch reads: They found the plane, 15 minutes from where they last fueled up, there were no survivors :'(. Please say as many prayers as possible for comfort for our families. Thank you everyone for everything you have done for us, GOD IS GREAT!
KSL-TV reported that three bodies were recovered from the plane after it was spotted about 8:15 am, according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey. The plane has been missing since its expected arrival in Gillette on November 25th. Over the past week, members of the Utah Civil Air Patrol had been flying various possible routes the pilot could have taken, attempting to find the plane. Officials from the Utah Civil Air Patrol were unable to receive any emergency signals from the plane. Additional information may be forthcoming.
Written by Justin Wolffing
Sunday, 02 December 2012 14:29