City of Gillette Public Information Officer Joe Lunne has provided an update on the partial 12th Street closure. Lunne said there were two excavations (one large, one small) made to check the water main underneath 12th Street. As of 10 a.m. Thurday, the Water Division and the contractor, have the smaller of the two excavations prepared for concrete. It is anticipated that the contractor, DRM, will pour concrete today (Friday, January 31st). Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 06:39Read more: 12th Street Update
The Campbell County Fire Department will hold a short service on Friday evening in memory of the 25th anniversary of the death of Campbell County Firefighter Alan Mickelson which occurred on January 31st, 1989 in the Antelope Valley Baptist Church fire.
The memorial is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. and is expected to last approximately 15 minutes. Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 06:17Read more: Ceremony For Firefighter Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice
Updated: In a more recent e-mail, Lubnau has said he is convinced that both Smith and him want the same thing, and he apologized for any misunderstanding or consternation his previous e-mail caused. The more recent letter can be read with the below link:
Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 11:11Read more: Updated: Lubnau Concerned With Timeline To Fill House District 52 Vacancy
FROM: Christopher Smith, Chairman of Campbell County Republican Party
In accordance with state law, the Chairman of the Campbell County Republican Party has called a meeting of the Precinct Committeemen and Precinct Committeewomen residing in House District 52 to be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the George Amos Memorial Building, 412 South Gillette Avenue, Gillette, Wyoming for purposes of the selection of a list of three (3) persons qualified to fill the vacancy in the office of Representative for Wyoming House District 52 caused by the death of Representative Sue Wallis. By law, that list will then be forwarded to the Wyoming Republican Party State Central Committee and then, in turn, to the Board of County Commissioners of Campbell County for appointment of one (1) of the three (3) to fill the vacancy. Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 06:29
Roadways were icy and snow packed in spots. John M. Speelmon (age 54) of Gillette was northbound on WYO 59 and Jared M. Wass (age 22) f Gillette was southbound. Wass lost control of his vehicle and it went into a broadside slide crossing the center line going into the opposite lane of travel into the path of Speelmon's tractor trailer. Speelmon's truck tractor struck Wass's vehicle broadside on the passenger side front fender area. Upon impact, Travis L. Nelson (age 22) of Gillette, who was the only one in Wass's vehicle not wearing his seat belt, was totally ejected from the cab of the pickup. After impact Wass's vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane of travel and Speelmon's combination came to rest in the northbound lane of travel. Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:16Read more: WHP Report On Fatal Monday Crash
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gillette in conjunction with the Campbell County Economic Development Corporation will hold a public input meeting on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the 2nd Floor Community Room in City Hall located at 201 E 5th Street to accept public comment on the rail alternative layouts within Energy Park.
The study is focusing on site assessments of vacant parcels along the rail spur and ways to improve rail utilization of existing businesses. In addition, the City and CCEDC are working with BNSF to garner their input on improving rail siding opportunities. The City and CCEDC invite all who are interested to please attend the open house to voice your issues, ideas, and suggestions on the proposed alternatives and recommendations for Energy Park. Local businesses within Energy Park are especially encouraged to attend. Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:55Read more: Public Input Meeting for Gillette Rail Spur Utilization Study
Gillette, Wyo., January 29, 2014 – Kasi True of Hillcrest Elementary School in Gillette, Wyo., was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2013-14 school year, and awarded $1,000 for her dedication and commitment to students.
True is a first grade teacher who is committed to creating the best possible environment for her students to learn and be successful. She is an advocate of technology in the classroom and promotes the use of smart boards and ipads in lesson planning and is always motivated to find new ways to teach the curriculum. Outside the classroom, True is active in the school’s Celebration Committee, Leadership Team and Technology Committee. In addition, she is involved in Pedals for Panthers, raising money for bikes and helmets for kids in need, which has provided more than 100 bikes to Hillcrest students. Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:37Read more: True of Hillcrest Elementary Named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education