At last night's Gillette City Council meeting, the council had consideration of two ordinances on second reading. Both passed second reading with amendments also approve at the meeting.
The first ordnance was to amend the Gillette City Code to include electronic Cigarettes in the definition of tobacco products, which may not be sold, given, or delivered to minors. The ordinance would bring local law in line with state law, making the legal process easier for municipal court. City Councilman Ted Jerred explained the need for an amendment to that ordinance. Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:10Read more: Ordinances Get Amendments On Second Reading
Converse County Sheriff's Office Press Release – On February 15th, 2014 at approximately 0945 hours, the Converse County Sheriff's Office was notified of an industrial incident on a rig site.
Deputies and investigators responded to Cyclone Rig 33 located at Mary's Draw. Preliminary investigation indicates that Nathan Scott, 26 of Gillette was struck by a welding truck on the rig site. CPR and lifesaving strategies were immediately employed by the company employees and 911 was call for assistance, Life Flight and an ambulance from Wright were dispatched to the scene but upon arrival they found that Mr. Scott was deceased. The investigation into this matter is ongoing by investigators from the Converse County Sheriff's Office.Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 10:22 Read more: Press Release: Gillette Man Killed At Rig Site
Applications are available NOW and are due Friday, February 21st by 5:00 p.m. for Gillette's Got Talent. The registration form, rules, and regulations are available online at www.cam-plex.com or contact the CAM-PLEX Ticket Office at 307-682-8802. Please note CAM-PLEX Heritage Center will only accept the first 25 applications and participants must be at least 16 years of age by 3/8/2014.
Read more: Gillette’s Got Talent Deadline Is Friday
All groups and individuals will compete against one another and multiple prizes will be awarded. All acts must be four minutes in length or less. Applications may be submitted electronically, by fax, or you may to drop your application and $15.00 entry fee off at the CAM-PLEX Main Office or Ticket Office. If you submit your application electronically or via fax, please contact the CAM-PLEX Ticket Office on payment method. CAM-PLEX accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex (in person or
over the phone) as well as cash and checks. Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 07:31
The order deadline for Campbell County Daffodil Days is February 25th. The daffodil bouquet deliveries will benefit the American Cancer Society. Deliveries are expected to take place the week of March 10th. You can order 1 bouquet of 10 buds for $10, 5 bouquets of 10 buds for $40, or 10 bouquets of 10 buds for $70. Also available is the “Bear & A Bunch”, which includes a Daffodil Bear and 1 bouquet for $25. Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 07:12Read more: Daffodil Days
City of Gillette Electrical Services crews responded to a power outage that affected approximately 7,500 customers and lasted 58 minutes late Sunday night (February 16th). The outage began around 9:45 p.m. and was caused by ice build up and wind that caused an insulator to break on a powerline thus causing the Neil Simpson 2 power plant breaker to lock out. Crews located and isolated the outage, then re-routed power back to City customers via the Neil Simpson 1 power plant on an alternate line. Repairs to the damaged insulator will be made on Monday, February 17th.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 10:26Read more: Ice Cuts Power
If you love animals and science, the Lakeway Learning Center in Gillette is the place for you next week. Science Center Assistant Brittney Johnson says two big events are planned. The first event will be February 18th.
“Greg, from the Black Hills Parrot Welfare Center in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, will be coming to Gillette to the Science Center which is located in the Lakeway Learning Center, to do a lesson on birds. Greg has a lot of knowledge on birds. He runs a refuge over there, and we recently adopted a bird from about four months ago from him, and we are looking forward to bringing him into our community. Many people know about Greg, and who he is, and what he has to offer.”---Johnson Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 12:48Read more: Events For Science and Animal Lovers
On February 11th, at 6:47pm, the Gillette Police Department responded to Hillcrest Elementary School. Gillette Police Lieutenant Brent Wasson said a 25-year-old custodian at the school reported an individual had assaulted him and taken his wallet. The man had a cut to his right hand and was taken to the hospital.
Wasson said officers searched the area and collected evidence. Officers found that the evidence and statements led to the identification of some discrepancies with the story. A followup interview with the custodian took place the next day. Wasson said the man admitted to fabricating the story. The 25-year-old was cited for making the false report. No motive was released. Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 12:46Read more: Assault Investigation Leads To False Report Citation