At about 5:45pm on August 2nd, tornado warning sirens were activated in Gillette. Campbell County Emergency Management Coordinator David King was in the community of Wright at the time the alarms sounded. King said deputies for the Campbell County Sheriff's Office observed funnel clouds to the northeast of Gillette. King said the call to sound the alert sirens in Gillette was made in the interest of precautionary public safety. He said he was not aware of any touchdown of a funnel cloud or damage. Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 21:40Read more: Tornado Sirens Sound In Gillette
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Read more: Wright Rocked By Hail
On Thursday night, Campbell County emergency responders were keeping a close eye on the community Wright. This morning, Campbell County Emergency Management Coordinator David King said the town was still assessing the damage after golf ball sized and large marble sized hail struck the town August 1st during the 8 o'clock hour. King said the storm cell began in the Buffalo area in the afternoon, moved over the Savageton area,and then "camped" over the town of Wright causing significant damage from hail stones.
The City of Gillette and the Gillette Police Department release ten tips to avoid dog bites. A survey by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that dogs bite more than 4.7 million people annually, and almost 800,000 bites each year are serious enough to require medical attention.Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 10:58 Read more: Ten Tips To Help Prevent a Dog From Biting You
The Gillette Police Department is investigating a report of an odd incident that happened this morning (7-31-13). Police Sergeant, Adam Edmondson said an 18-year-old female reported she was pulling out of the Sierra Mobile Home Park when her vehicle stalled. The 18 year old reported that at that point a white male approximately age 20 to 25 approached the vehicle and demanded that she open the door. Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:01Read more: Police Search For Man With Knife
Imagine the frustration of returning from a hard days work to find your vehicle up on blocks. Campbell County Undersheriff Scott Matheny provided details Wednesday on a case they are investigating.
“A thirty six year old Gillette man reported that a person or persons removed the drivers side tires and rims from a 1998 Pontiac passenger car while it was parked at the mine parking lot behind the South Shell Station.” Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:02Read more: Car Owners Finding Vehicles Up On Blocks
At the July 29th Gillette City Councils workshop session, the council met with “Friends of Coal”. Dave Moss, vice president of the Kentucky Coal Association, says “Friends of Coal” has over forty thousand members. He and Judy Colgan, Rocky Mountain Coal Mine Institute Executive Director, have been traveling the nation spreading the “Friends of Coal” message. They will be providing a lot of that information in Campbell County today. Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 12:12Read more: Gillette Welcomes "Friends Of Coal"
At tonight’s City Council Workshop, one of the items for discussion is the City of Gillette’s solid waste policy. City Administrator Carter Napier said that the management of that enterprise has been hit or miss over the years. Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 12:00Read more: City Will Look At Solid Waste Policy