Gillette, WY [November 20, 2012] - At last night's City Council meeting, the city of Gillette announced its endorsement and participation in the third annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.
Read more: Mayor proclaims Saturday, November 24th as Small Business Saturday
"Our locally owned small businesses are vital to Gillette, and I encourage everyone to shop locally as much as possible," said Mayor Murphy. Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 06:07
At the November 20th Campbell County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners voted to lift the countywide fire ban on open burning. That fire-ban had been in place since July, the ban combined with the dry weather had a big impact on the sale of fireworks in Northeast Wyoming this year. But along with the news on the fire-ban, fireworks vendors got some good news from the commissioners this week. The commissioners approved a resolution for the sale of fireworks from 12:01 am Dec 22 to 12:01 am Jan 2. John LaVallee with Discount Fireworks said he was thankful for the measure and hopes the New Years fireworks will help ease the loss from the summer.
"It hurt this summer and I need to make up some of that. I'm glad they saw that it is safer."--LaVallee
The use of fireworks is still not allowed within the City of Gillette.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 13:38
Larry Schofield (65) was on the scene of a car vs. deer crash on eastbound Interstate 90 with his tow truck. A Wyoming Trooper was still on scene investigating the crash. Emergency lights were activated on the vehicles. All of the vehicles were parked on the eastbound emergency lane shoulder and there was no blockage of the two eastbound lanes of travel. Schofield was standing on the driver’s side of his rollback tow truck working the controls in order to recover the damaged vehicle from the car vs. deer crash. Justin Helsper (28), who was also eastbound, failed to move over and struck Schofield with the right front of his vehicle. After impact, Helsper failed to stop and continued eastbound. The Trooper on scene notified another Trooper who observed Helsper’s vehicle eastbound approximately 1½ mile from the fatal crash scene. Helsper’s vehicle was stopped and he was taken into custody and faces charges of aggravated vehicular homicide. Troopers investigating this fatal crash believe alcohol is a contributing factor and are awaiting toxicology results.
The crash resulted in a temporary closure of the eastbound lanes of I-90 for approximately 3½ hours.
LOCATION OF THE CRASH
Milepost #: 126.5 Time of Crash: 8:39 P.M.
Highway: Interstate 90 Date of Crash: 12/18/12
*Location Info: At Gillette in Campbell County
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 13:39
A 28 year old Gillette man was taken to the Campbell County Detention Center last night. Campbell County Sheriff's Investigator Gary Sams said the man was held as a felony aggravated vehicular homicide suspect. Emergency responders were dispatched about 8:39 pm on November 18th, 2012 to mile marker 126 I-90 for a vehicle accident. Personnel with the Campbell County Coroners Office said a 65 year old local man was killed in that accident. Sams said the case is being handled by the Wyoming Highway Patrol. We will provide more information when the report is released from that agency.
Trooper J T Briggs:Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 05:24
Jim H. Brown, Deputy Building Official for the city of Gillette, WY., has been elected to the International Code Council Board of Directors.
Through public/private sector collaboration, Code Council Members develop model building codes that guide safe and sustainable construction across the country and around the world. Code uniformity promotes safe, affordable construction growth. Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 11:03Read more: Gillette Deputy Building Official Elected to International Code Council Board
The City of Gillette's Engineering Division announced today that the "Prepare to Stop when Flashing" signs located on Southern Drive to the east and west of the Enzi Drive/Southern Drive intersection will be inactive for approximately three weeks beginning Monday, November 19th. Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 10:57Read more: "Prepare to Stop when Flashing" Signs on Southern Drive to be inactive
On November 17th at the Gillette College Presentation Hall, the Campbell County Suicide Prevention Coalition will host the International Survivors of Suicide Day Broadcast. Check-In for the event will be 10:45am. During this broadcast by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a diverse panel of individuals bereaved by suicide will address the questions that many survivors face: Why did this happen? How can I cope? Where can I find support?
This event will be open to the public. Individuals are encouraged to RSVP so hosts can make sure not to overbook the space. The broadcast of those left behind after a suicide is described as intense, so counseling services will be available on sight. Preventative services and resources will also be on hand.
The number of suicides in Campbell County for 2012 (13) has already past the total number of suicides for 2011, Christine Johnson is one of those left behind and learning the cope with the tragedy of a teen suicide.
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Check-In Time: 10:45am
Broadcast Start Time: 11am
Discussion/Closing Ceremony: 12:30pm
Location: Gillette College – Presentation Hall
Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 08:03