This past weekend, young chess competitors in Campbell County gathered at Hillcrest Elementary. The competition featured Kindergarten through sixth graders from Hillcrest Elementary, Buffalo Ridge Elementary, and John Paul II Catholic School. Accumulating the most points in the tournament was Cody Piaseski from John Paul II Catholic School. Cody, still a third grader, faced some tough match ups and says he navigated his way through the tournament, including facing an older school mate in the finals. Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 10:46Read more: Third Grader Wins Local Chess Competition
Everyone is invited to stop by and partake in some pre-holiday shopping; Saturday, November 9th from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.; the Y.E.S. House Tammy Hladky Center of H.O.P.E., at 905 N. Gurley. The Bazaar will provide you with creative ideas for yourself, and proceeds from your purchases will go towards a wonderful cause—helping area youth. Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 06:45Read more: Youth Emergency Services, Inc. Bazaar!
It’s time for the 31st Annual Hobby Harvest this Friday, November 8th at the Campbell County Senior Center. Te event will feature a craft fair and bake salefrom 8am til 3pm. You can also join them for coffee and cinnamon rolls from 8am til 10am, just $5.00. Lunch served from 11:30 til 1pm, cost $7.00. All proceeds will benefit Campbell County Seniors. Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 07:01Read more: 31st Annual Hobby Harvest this Friday
At yesterday’s Campbell County Commissioners Meeting, the commissioners got an update on the Prairie Dog Management Plan from the U.S. Forest Service.
“We received information on the whole Prairie Dog trans-location plan, and the whole prairie dog management process that’s going on in the southern part of our county, and the neighboring counties as well. This was just an update on the amendments that have been proposed ourselves, other counties, and the Governors’ Office have all been involved with this. They are all cooperating agencies, and we are all providing comments. We are all trying to change the way this will ultimately look, as far as this prairie dog management.” Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:47Read more: Prairie Dog Managment Talk Will Continue
The City of Gillette's Public Works Department will complete clean-up activities in Area 3 by Wednesday, November 6th. The clean-up schedule will remain in place; however, clean-up crews will move into Areas 4, 5, and 6 where large piles of debris have been set out in an effort to get ahead and get as much of the clean-up finished as possible. If you see crews in your Area [PDF] prior to your scheduled clean-up dates, do not panic. Crews will return to Areas 4, 5, and 6 on their scheduled clean-up dates; they are just working to get as much debris off the streets before any additional winter storms. Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 12:53Read more: Storm Debris Clean-up Update - Area 3 finished
The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Pumpkin Buttes Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society on November 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Wyoming Room of the Campbell County Library to hear a fascinating presentation titled “The Ethnoarchaeology of Mongolia's Reindeer Herders” by Dr. Todd Surovell.
Todd Surovell is Director of the George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology and an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming. He specializes in the first peoples of the New World, geoarchaeology, lithic technology, and quantitative methods. In addition to working throughout the Rocky Mountain west, he has worked in Israel, Denmark, and Mongolia. He has published almost 40 articles and a book about Folsom lithic technology. His most recent work is an area of study known as ethnoarchaeology where he researches living peoples in order to understand the archaeological record of the past. This research led him to northern Mongolia to study Dukha reindeer herders.Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 09:40 Read more: Learn About The Ethnoarchaeology of Mongolia's Reindeer Herders
The October blizzard was devastating to many, especially ranchers in South Dakota. You can help them by attending the South Dakota Rancher Relief auction, Saturday, November 9th, 5pm at Camplex Central Pavilion. Dinner, a live band, silent and live auctions! Please bring pies for live auction. Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 12:46Read more: SD Rancher Relief Auction