On October 17th, more than one million people are expected to participate in more than 7,500 events that take place in cities and towns across the country and on United States military bases worldwide as part of the 14th annual Lights On Afterschool. On this day, communities will raise awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and the positive role they play. Studies have shown that children participating in afterschool programs demonstrate increased school attendance and enhanced academic achievement. Afterschool programs also reduce juvenile offending, while promoting public safety and positive child development. Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 07:24Read more: Meet Representatives from Afterschool Programs in Campbell County
At last night’s Gillette City Council meeting, two Gillette police officers were cited for one of the many examples of police officers saving lives. Gillette Police Chief, Jim Hloucal said the September 15th, event started as a EMS call.Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 15:37 Read more: GPD Officers Honored For Life Saving
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving the theft of two snow machines. The snow machines were stored at Gillette Self Storage at 507 Commercial Dr in May 2013. The snow machines were discovered stolen on 10022013 at 1600 hours. The first machine is a 2008 Arctic Cat, M8, Black with Green/White trim valued at $6500. The second machine is a 2001 Yamaha Mountain Max, Purple with a Yellow skid plate, valued at $2000. Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 12:15Read more: Crime Stoppers: Theft of Two Snow Machines
The City has been and will continue to pick up branches/storm debris in public right of way areas to maintain arterial streets, collector streets and emergency routes.
In addition, the City will be doing a scheduled cleanup of debris caused by downed trees and broken tree limbs in city subdivisions. Multiple drop off sites will be available, including the Yard Waste site at the Waste Water plant. For those who can, transporting the branches/storm debris to a drop off site will be the quickest way to get rid of your storm debris. Please put the storm debris as close to the street as possible, without blocking the side walk to maintain pedestrian access; especially for children walking to school. Please avoid clogging storm drains to allow the storm melt to drain properly.
Please use caution when removing tree limbs to avoid injury, and watch for weakend and low hanging branches.
The following is a list of our community drop off sites that will be established for citizens to bring their branch piles. They are all in City Park parking lots. The drop off areas will be marked with cones.
City Park/City Pool
Collins Heights Park
Hidden Valley Park
Dalbey Park (Near the Little League Fields)
Willamette Park (Sunburst)
Northwest Park (Tarver)
City Yard Waste FacilityLast Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 13:02
At 12:16 PM on October 5th, the Campbell County Fire Departent responded to 40 Daisy Street for a structure fire. Upon arrival CCFD found a 30’ X 50’ garage with fire burning on the inside and the homeowners attempting to extinguish the fire. CCFD directly attacked the flames and brought the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes. The fire totally destroyed a pick-up truck parked inside and heavily damaged another along with various contents and portions of the building. Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 07:07Read more: Pellet Stove Ignited Gasoline Fumes
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) approved $4,531,227 in Business Ready Community (BRC) grant and loan requests this morning at its meeting in Cheyenne.
The Wyoming Business Council administers the BRC program, which provides the financing for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development within Wyoming communities. Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 06:53Read more: Gillette Visitor Center Location Study Granted Funding
Touching on the life and times of one of the worlds most legendary musical artists, Johnny Cash, the musical review Ring of Fire is considered one of the best jukebox musicals of our time. Although Cash himself is never impersonated Ring of Fire features a company of performers that will guide you on a journey through Cash’s storied life and celebrated music, from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Grand Ole Opry. Ring of Fire features more than 35 of his hit songs including: “I Walk The Line,” “Jackson,” “If I Were A Carpenter,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “A Boy Named Sue,” and “Ring of Fire.” With smashing melodies and guitar driven energy, this show will have you stomping your feet and asking for more. Formore information go to www.obbnyc.com. Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 06:45Read more: Jukebox Musical For Cash Fans