At the October 23rd Campbell County School District Board meeting, the trustees heard a recommendation from associate superintendent for instruction Dr. Boyd Brown. Brown recommended a start date of Aug 28th next school year. Brown noted the new calender is similar in many aspects to previous calendars but said they did drop 5 early release days. Both Brown and trustee Lisa Durgin noted that too many early release days was a common complaint from parents when discussing the calender for the district. Brown said the last day of school for the 2013-14 year is set to be May 30th, and a snow day has been put in.
However the district will decide later when to have parent-teacher conferences. School officials had suggested scheduling those conference on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, 2013.The Monday and Tuesday dates would be different from previous years when conferences took place on Wednesday night, Thursday and sometimes a portion of Friday.
Trustee Anne Ochs voiced concern with the change and noted the elementary schools have about a 99% rate of response from parents the way things have been. She voiced concern changes could have a negative impact to that response. Durgin questioned whether there should be an early release the Wednesday before conferences start. Brown said he will gather more information and input to aid the board in the decision.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:30
The sixth annual Life RU Ready? event takes place this week at Cam-Plex's Energy Hall. Keith Howard, Community Prevention Professional with the Substance Abuse Advisory Council, describes Life RU Ready as a life skills training program that originated in Campbell County Wyoming. Howard says the event is designed to prepare junior high and high school students for real world choices they are often confronted with as well as the consequences of those choices. Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:35Read more: Life RU Ready? Parent's Night is Thursday
Mayor Tom Murphy announced this morning that a Sister-City Delegation from the City of Yulin will arrive in Gillette on Tuesday, October 30th for a short visit.
"I am very excited about hosting Mr. Lu Zhiyuan, Mayor of Yulin City, and the entire Sister-City Delegation. The City of Gillette has been working very hard to establish and build a relationship with our Sister-City, and I believe this visit shows how dedicated the Mayor of Yulin City and his delegation are," said Mayor Murphy. Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:36Read more: Delegation from China to visit Gillette
The Campbell County Sheriff's Office is looking into a report from an area teenager who says he was bullied into drinking alcohol and then beaten. Captain Roy Seeman says the 15 year old claims he attended a juvenile party east of Gillette on October 13th. The teen told authorities that he was initially not drinking but was later threatened with violence to start consuming alcohol. Last Updated on Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:10Read more: Teen Claims He Was Bullied into Drinking and Also Beaten
At 3:45 p.m. to Echeta Rd. near Campbell Co. Concrete for a 1 vehicle rollover, the vehicle also hit a light pole head on. The patient was extricated and transported to CCMH.
At 12 p.m. to the 128 East bound off ramp on Interstate 90 for a medical assist.
At 2:23 p.m. to 562 HWY 50 for a structure fire. A two story barn was found to be fully involved upon arrival of the Fire Department the building was a total loss. Two horse trailers, a flat bed trailer and a boat were also destroyed by the fire. CCFD fire officials place the damage estimates at approximately $75,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
At 11:17 p.m. to HWY 1416 for an EMS assist.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:45
The City of Gillette's Engineering Division will host an Open House for the Boxelder Phase 2-B Project at the Campbell County Public Library from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th. This Open House will include the plans for the Boxelder Road extension from behind the Detention Center to 4-J Road. Last Updated on Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:37Read more: Boxelder Road Extension Phase 2-B Open House
At about 1:06 PM on October 16th the Campbell County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a reckless driver. It was reported that a green Ford truck nearly rolled at a speed of about 90mph at the intersection of HWY 50 and Southern Drive. Under-sheriff Scott Matheny said that a deputy located the vehicle near Cam-plex and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle did not strop and allegedly went through the intersection of HWY 51 and Garner Lake Road while dodging cars before accelerating from the deputy.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:53Read more: Chase, Crash, Ambulance Ride, and Arrest