The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is now accepting registrations for Museum Mystery Day on Saturday, January 12th. This free event is open to children ages 5 to 12 years old, accompanied by a parent or grandparent. Families are invited to put their detective skills to work from 10 a.m. to noon, and help solve The Case of the Fossil Fumbler. Call 682-5723 to reserve your spot today, as space is limited.
Call for more information or visit rockpilemuseum.com.Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:14
A missing plane enroute to Gillette last month has been found about 15 minutes from where last contact was made. The plane carrying three passengers, 37-year-old Mathew Ahrens, 34-year-old Trista Meyer and 9-year-old Shyann Lenz, all of Gillette was found early Sunday morning according to a post on the Facebook group Prayers for Trista, Shy and Matt. There are no survivors.
The post from Lori Koch reads: They found the plane, 15 minutes from where they last fueled up, there were no survivors :'(. Please say as many prayers as possible for comfort for our families. Thank you everyone for everything you have done for us, GOD IS GREAT!
KSL-TV reported that three bodies were recovered from the plane after it was spotted about 8:15 am, according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey. The plane has been missing since its expected arrival in Gillette on November 25th. Over the past week, members of the Utah Civil Air Patrol had been flying various possible routes the pilot could have taken, attempting to find the plane. Officials from the Utah Civil Air Patrol were unable to receive any emergency signals from the plane. Additional information may be forthcoming.
Written by Justin Wolffing
Sunday, 02 December 2012 14:29
Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 06:45
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a destruction of property that occurred at Madison’s Garden located at 499 North Brooks at the intersection of Warlow Dr. Unknown suspect(s) damaged all of the light fixtures and pulled up 10 plants in Madison’s Garden. The damage is estimated at over $1,000 and possibly occurred prior to 11/25/2012.
If you have information that can solve this or any other crime please call Crime Stoppers at 686-0400 or the High School Crime Stoppers at 682-4185. You can remain anonymous and may earn up to $1,000 in reward.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 November 2012 11:40
If you'd like to help out some of Wyoming's veterans this Christmas season there are some opportunities to be found around Gillette. One of those opportunities can be found at the Perkins Family Restaurant. For twelve years Terry Case of Gillette and others have been part of the Community Angel Tree Project. The tree and its wish list tags benefit veterans at the State Veterans Home in Buffalo Wyoming and well as veterans receiving treatment at the VA Hospital in Sheridan. By taking a tag off the tree at Perkins you can commit to helping one of Wyoming's many veterans with a basic necessity or a more unique item to brighten their Christmas. For more information call Case at 307-682-8257.
There are others ways for veterans in the area to benefit from the Christmas spirit as well. Robin Evenson and others with American Legion Auxiliary Post 42 will be placing a tree at the Legion on Dec 2. The tree will be for Gillette veterans and military families that may need a little help this Christmas. The tree will have tags with items of need. If anyone knows of a veteran or a military family in Gillette that may need a little help you are encouraged to please let them know. This will be the second year the American Legion Auxiliary Post 42 will set up the tree. Last year they were proud to be able to help many Gillette veterans and their families. For more information call Evenson at 307-660-8347.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:16
Campbell County Memorial Hospital has initiated visiting restrictions due to a recent rise in cases of influenza within the community. The Maternal Child and Labor & Delivery units at the hospital have restricted visiting to the mother’s spouse or significant other and two additional visitors at any one time. Children under 12 years old are not permitted to visit. All visitors must wash their hands and wear a mask while visiting in the patient’s room. Visiting in Labor & Delivery is always limited to three, including the mother’s spouse or significant other. Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:08 Read more: CCMH Restricts Visiting Due to Influenza
The search for Matthew Ahrens (37), Trista Meyer (34), and her daughter, Shyann Lenz (9), all of Gillette, continues today. The three were on a flight scheduled to arrive in Gillette the evening of November 25th. http://www.basinsradio.com/index.php/news/local/281-plane-to-gillette-missing
Shyann's father Marc Lenz said this morning (11-28-12) that the search has resumed after darkness halted it Tuesday night. Lenz says the search continues in Utah near Price, and the Civil Air-patrol in Wyoming has also launched aircraft to help in the search the Casper area.
Lenz said this morning that there had still been no sign of the three or the plane. He remains hopeful that the plane was set down in a secluded area and that the three will soon be found uninjured. Lenz is pleading for ranchers, farmers, truck drivers and others throughout the two states to remain vigilant for any sign at all of the missing plane or his loved ones. Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:17Read more: Search Continues/Candlelight Vigil Tonight
GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Memorial Hospital CEO Bob Morasko will transition to a consulting role on December 31, 2012. The hospital and Mr. Morasko mutually agreed to an amended employment agreement in October, according to Interim Board of Trustees Chair Nancy Tarver. Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:14 Read more: CCMH CEO to Transition to Consulting Role