Gillette--Walker Funeral Home and Gillette Memorial are inviting the Northeast Wyoming Community to stop by either location on December 20th and 21st to honor the victims of last week's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. A condolence book for families impacted will be available at both locations to sign. Children are also encouraged to color pictures expressing their support and bring them in. All items and donations will be sent to Newtown where a memorial has been established.
Also Gov. Matt Mead is calling on Wyoming citizens to observe a moment of silence and remembrance Friday to honor the victims of last weeks' shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Read more: Honor of Newtown Victims Planned
The Campbell County Sheriff's Office is looking into a report that a 12 year old girl's arm was broken after she was tripped while skating. Under-Sheriff Scott Matheny said that the twelve year old told her mother (35) that she was skating behind an adult female who looked back at her and then cut in front of her. Matheny said the mother told investigators that while the girl was at the hospital being treated for a broken arm, she was told that a similar report had be made earlier in the day. Read more: Sheriff's Office Looks Into Bully Skater Report
S Highway 50, Gillette: Yesterday a 23 year old Gillette woman contacted the Campbell County Sheriff's Office to report that a family dog had been shot. Under-sheriff Scott Matheny said that the woman told investigators she had returned home about 2:30pm and found the dog covered in blood and apparently shot in the left front leg. She said that the dog had been outside all day but had been seen about 1:00 pm in good condition. Matheny said that the women took the animal into Gillette for treatment. Read more: Woman Says Family Dog Was Shot
GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Memorial Hospital’s (CCMH) Maternal Child Department will increase their security by controlling access to the units via doorbell and a Maternal Child employee will then “buzz” the visitor(s) into the respective area. Access for employees will also be restricted. Appropriate employees will have badge access and the remainder of the employee population will access the unit with the doorbell system. The Maternal Child Department includes Labor & Delivery, the Nursery, and the postpartum or inpatient OB/gynecological areas. Read more: CCMH Unit Increases Security
Arbuckle Lodge Gillette has announced it will offer a free room to anyone from out of town visiting a family member admitted to any area hospital, nursing home or treatment center during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The program, called “Arbuckle: Home for Christmas,” is designed to help families be together during the holidays while easing the stress and expense of visiting loved ones who are not able to be at home.
“The holidays are a time for families to be together,” said Ray Lewis, Arbuckle Lodge Director of Operations. “We don’t want people with a sick family member have to worry about the added expense of a hotel room. It makes us feel good to know we’ll be bringing people together at a time when it’s needed most.”
To book a room, people are encouraged to call the hotel directly at 307-685-6363 and ask to receive the “Arbuckle: Home for Christmas” special.
At the December 17th Gillette City Council Meeting, the council had consideration of a bid award for the Gillette Softball/Baseball Complex. The project bid came from Van Ewing Construction, Inc. in the amount of $9,413,727.31 and was contingent upon the approval of the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget amendment. The costs being considered included the building of four fields and the supporting infrastructure for the Field of Dreams property. Read more: Council Approves Infrastructure at Field of Dreams Property
Update: Highway 59 has reopened.
A multi-vehicle accident on Highway 59 has closed the highway in both directions at the site of the accident approximately 7 miles south of Gillette. Please drive with caution and slow down for emergency personnel and those involved in the accident. There are reports of at least two injuries.
Please use an alternative route.
In addition, there are multiple wrecks along other parts of Highway 59.
Please drive with caution.
PIO - Joe Lunne