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
On October 13th at about 5:30 pm, a 27 year old man contacted the Campbell County Sheriff's Office to report a physical fight at a residence on Nepstad Drive. The man said that a argument at the dinner table escalated to the point where a 29 year old female struck him in the head with a frozen corn-dog. According to the initial report the man told a deputy that when the woman hit him with the corn-dog "it hurt and made me cry." The women was arrested for misdemeanor battery.
Last Updated on Monday, 15 October 2012 12:41
A 18 year old Gillette man was arrested and taken to the Campbell County Detention Center this weekend. The man was arrested on a felony charge of assault/battery in the early morning hours of October 14th. Gillette Police Lieutenant Brent Wasson said the man is a suspect in the beating of another 18 year old male with a steel pipe. Two other men ages 18 and 19, are accused of helping the suspect hit the victim several times in the head with the steel pipe. They are also accused of assaulting a 16 year old boy.
Wasson said the 18 year old alleged victim had three lacerations on his head that had to be treated at the emergency room. The suspect was arrested after an investigation. As of early this morning the others suspects had not yet been contacted. The initial police report did not note a motive for the alleged attack. The attack was reported about 10:40 PM on Oct 13th in the 1200 block of East 9th St.
Last Updated on Monday, 15 October 2012 13:38
7th Street from the Rockpile Boulevard/7th Street intersection to the intersection of 7th Street and 4-J Road will be closed from Tuesday, October 16th through Wednesday, October 31st for work to repair waterlines. No through traffic will be permitted.
Local access will be maintained. This closure will also extend out 10' into 4-J Road - however, no lane closures on 4-J Road are anticipated. Please drive with caution in this area, as construction workers will be on site.
This work is for waterline repairs on 7th Street and Rockpile Boulevard as it pertains to the 2011 Pavement Management Schedule B Project. This project is funded by the Optional 1% Sales Tax.
For more information contact Public Information Officer Joe Lunne at (307) 686-5393.Last Updated on Monday, 15 October 2012 11:50
One Book, One Community 2012 sponsored by Campbell County Public Library System (CCPLS) is coming to a close. The Wine Festival & Character Auction, co-hosted by The Library Foundation and Pearls of the Prairie, is the final event and is Friday, October 26 at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Inn. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the libraries in Gillette and Wright or by contacting City Hall.
The county-wide book club began in August when CCPLS began to pass out read-it-forward copies of “The Dark Horse” by Wyoming author Craig Johnson. Since then, 300 books have been distributed across Campbell County, 150 people attended the One Book kickoff featuring Craig Johnson, and hosts of county residents have attended formal and informal discussions of “The Dark Horse.” “It’s been fun to see the excitement generated by Craig Johnson and his stories,” said CCPLS Director Patty Myers. “Craig has become a Wyoming celebrity with the publishing of his eighth Longmire mystery and the advent of the A&E television series “Longmire.” The most refreshing thing about Craig becoming such a celebrity is that he continues to be just a great guy. He still charges Wyoming libraries a mere six-pack of Rainier beer to come and speak. How cool is that?”
The final One Book event especially shows the generosity of this Wyoming author. The Wine Festival will feature its usual array of wines to sample and silent auction items to bid on but a live auction will be added to the mix that will end with a Character Auction hosted by Craig Johnson. Johnson will auction off a name in a future Longmire mystery with the proceeds benefitting The Library Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund. Highest bid chooses a character name. The bonus is that the amount the character name is auctioned for will be doubled as part of the Wyoming Libraries Endowment Challenge through the state legislature! “If you win, will you live or die? Will you be a hero or a thug? Craig tells us that when he’s been a part of character auctions in the past, the winner usually chooses to be a thug. He guesses it’s the one opportunity to be a bad guy and not get in trouble for it!” says Myers.
Proceeds for the Wine Festival will also benefit local artists, art programs and scholarships through the local non-profit organization Pearls of the Prairie. Pearls was formed with a vision in mind: recognize local artists and patrons of the arts for their work in the Powder River Basin. Pearls of the Prairie annually nominates individuals and groups for the prestigious Governor's Arts Award and presents nominees with a local award.
Support your libraries and local artists by attending The Wine Festival & Character Auction. For more information and to purchase tickets contact your libraries in Gillette (682-3223) or Wright (464-0500) or City Hall (686-5203).
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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:46
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that occurred at Medical Hills Pharmacy located at 407 Medical Arts Court. Sometime between 10/06/2012 at 1930 hours, and 10-08-2012 at 0048 hours, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the pharmacy through the drive thru window. Approximately 1,000 Ocycodone and Oxycontin pills were taken from a pharmacy shelf. Last Updated on Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:27 Read more: Pharmacy Burglary