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Updated: 11/28/2014 12:46:20 PM +00:00
Greenfield Daily Reporter GILLETTE , Wyoming — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has ticketed four people from Wisconsin for allegedly poaching a mule deer buck near Wright. The antlered deer was poached Nov. 18. Game warden Dustin Kirsch tells the Gillette ...and more »

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The San Luis Obispo Tribune GILLETTE , Wyo . — Authorities say three people were killed in a single-vehicle crash in northern Wyoming. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 42-year-old Willie L. Reeder, of Florida; 60-year-old Randy D. Roddy, of California; and a 28-year-old ... and more »

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Billings Gazette GILLETTE , Wyo . — The city of Gillette racked up a big bill in the season's first big snowstorms. The city spent $173,000 on snow removal during and after the storms Nov. 10 and 14. That's $40,000 more than the city spent on an epic blizzard that ... Big snow removal bill, plow problems beset Gillette in first 2 big snowstorms ... Greenfield Daily Reporterall 6 news articles »

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GILLETTE , Wyoming — Shane Larson works in the oil fields during the day, then retires to the Way Station at night. It's not that he doesn't make enough money to find another place to live other than the local transitional housing shelter. It's ... and more »

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Washington Times GILLETTE , Wyo . (AP) - Shane Larson works in the oil fields during the day, then retires to the Way Station at night. It's not that he doesn't make enough money to find another place to live other than the local transitional housing shelter. It's ... and more »

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Gillette News Record On the other end, Wyoming shot 53.2 percent from the floor, racked up 21 assists on 25 made baskets and had all 11 Cowboys score. Senior forward Matt Sellers led head coach Larry Shyatt's team with 16 points and eight rebounds in a decisive 66-45 ... and more »

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Rock Hill Herald (press release) GILLETTE , Wyo . — Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) (“CPE Inc.”) announced that it has terminated the public offering of shares of its mandatory convertible preferred stock previously announced on November 18, 2014. The termination results from an ...

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KOWB Natrona and Gillette are meeting for the second time in the last three years at the state championships. NC won two years ago by a final score of 35-7 over the Camels. The Mustangs are making their third appearance in Laramie, while Gillette is here ... and more »

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Casper Star-Tribune Online Six Gillette High School football players have been suspended for Saturday's Wyoming High School Class 4A State Championship game against Natrona County, Gillette coach Vic Wilkerson told the Star-Tribune on Monday night. Cale Miessler, Dalton ...Gillette football team suspends six players from 4A Championship gameOil City6 Camels suspended for football championship gameGillette News Recordall 9 news articles »

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City offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday. There will be no trash, recycling, and yard waste pick up on Tuesday, November 11th.  Solid waste will run a double route on Wednesday, November 12th and pick up Tuesday and Wednesday's trash,...

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GILLETTE , Wyo . — The Campbell County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to initiate formal state proceedings against Sheriff Bill Pownall following an investigation into whether he tried to cover up his son's arrest on a drunken driving charge.Wyoming investigates Campbell County sheriffKotatvSheriff Under FireGillette News RecordGov. Mead instructs attorney general to start removal proceeding against ... Greenfield Daily Reporterall 47 news articles »

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The City of Gillette's Public Works division would like to remind the public that the 2014 Yard Waste Curbside Collection program will end Friday, November 14th.  After that date, no yard waste will be collected curbside until spring 2015.  Yard waste customers are encouraged to rinse out...

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It's boom times in Wyoming for embattled U.S. coal companies, where the mining industry is hiring workers while shedding them in Appalachia. Alpha Natural Resources Inc., the second-largest U.S. producer, hasn't posted a profit in three years and is closing money-losing mines in West Virginia amid plans to increase production out West by as much as 30 percent.

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A contractor operating equipment at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle mine in southern Campbell County died Saturday night.

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The discovery of oil near Wright, has lead to increased jobs in the city. It's also lead to more traffic.

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More than 3 million cubic yards of waste rest in Campbell County's oldest landfill on Westover Road.

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Peabody Energy posted $154 million loss for the third quarter, or an adjusted loss of 59 cents per share, beating analyst expectations but missing internal targets.

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When school trustees use the statewide PAWS test results to determine student success in Campbell County, it’s akin to spitting in the wind.

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Dr. Alan Mitchell

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Fathers and sons bond through duct tape competition
A hundred pairs of fathers and sons using a material essential to life — as some see duct tape — took over Frontier Hall on Saturday night.

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Neighboring communities are being pressured to export their trash operations, which has put Campbell County under pressure to offer regional landfill services.

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Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience visits Rockpile Museum
Above left, Arianna Flaten, 9, from left, Ryder Flaten, 4, and Tianna Flaten look at Suli the turkey vulture during “The Return of the Raptors” program put on by the Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experie

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We Help The Missing are happy to announce Alicia Jones and Colton Mefford of Gillette, Wyoming have been located safe. Thank you to all who helped get them home! Select one of the options below.

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Disgruntled employee steals train
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A jaunt on a stolen train Thursday ended in a crash and possible federal felony charges for the 22-year-old driver.

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A Wyoming rail worker could face felony charges for protesting working conditions by stealing a train and taking it on a 13-mile joy ride before crashing it into another locomotive, local media and law enforcement said Sunday. Derek Skyler Brux, 22, was being held in the Campbell County Detention Center in Gillette, Wyoming, following his Thursday arrest for commandeering a train at the North Antelope Rochelle mine, according to a law enforcement official at the jail.

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Press Release -The Gillette Police Department has received information from over 15 Gillette citizens reporting that they have been contacted by individuals representing Publisher's Clearing House.  The individuals inform the citizens that they have won a PCH prize and need to pay the applicable taxes.  To do so, the citizens are directed to deposit money on a Green Dot or

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Press Release - Campbell County Health Department has been approved as a medication drop off site for the Wyoming Department of Health's Medication Donation Program. We will start accepting medication donations on Monday, August 4, 2014. 

We are located at 2301 South 4-J Rd in Gillette, just south of the Public Library. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00

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Press Release – Over 500 participants attended the Affordable Energy Rally in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, July 29th to express opposition for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule.  The rally was in conjunction with the EPA hearings being held on July 29th and 30th in Denver. Citizens from Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Arizona came to

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At last night’s Gillette City Council Workshop, members of the Campbell County Prevention Council asked council members to consider a new taxi cab ordinance. Kellie Furman with the CCPC said one of the main reasons the topic was brought up to the council, is that taxi service is one of the best ways to prevent drinking and driving in the community. However, the prevention council members

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Former Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy was arrested recently in Crook County, Wyoming. The arrest occurred on July 18th after an incident at Keyhole Reservoir. Documents obtained by basinsradio.com from the Circuit Court of Crook County show Murphy was initially contacted by a Wyoming Game and Fish Officer for allegedly operating a watercraft at night without lights. After being contacted for the

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Press Release – Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) welcomed the Chairman of the Campbell County Board of Commissioners, Mark Christensen, to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Senator Barrasso invited Commissioner Christensen to testify on his bipartisan BLM Permit Processing Improvement Act of 2014 (S. 2440) that he introduced with Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) in

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July 29, 2014 - With the Aug. 24 launch of Powerball® and Mega Millions® ticket sales less than a month away, the Wyoming Lottery has started releasing the names of the retailers it has approved so far. The Lottery’s goal is to have a maximum of 450 to 500 ticket-selling locations statewide.

To find the nearest WyoLotto™ location, residents can check the website,

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities in August. 

Brian Yeager is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans' benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare. Yeager can also help

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Press Release: Two motorcycles and two passenger vehicles were involved in a crash on July 27th at 12:51 pm. The crash occurred at mile post 146.10 on US 89 six miles south of Jackson, Wyoming. 52 year old Joseph Bale of Whittier, California was traveling north on a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Mr. Bale came up behind a 2007 Audi A4 that was stopped in traffic waiting for another vehicle

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Next week we will see the doors open for the first time at the new Buffalo Wild Wings location in Gillette. Both Buffalo Wild Wings management and the public are excited for the big. Both the public and management are making plans for it to be a real celebration.

“Monday August 4th is our grand opening the first one hundred people in line are going to receive free wings for a year and it

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7/28/2014
The Gillette Police Department is notifying local businesses of a potential scam in which an adult male with a middle eastern accent is contacting local businesses that sell pre-paid credit cards and demanding that the clerk deposit money onto pre-paid cards.  The caller is threatening that if the clerk doesn't comply, it will result in violence at the business. 

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Excessive speed is being investigated as the contributing factor in a single vehicle rollover near Newcastle on July 23rd. The crash occurred at mile post 245 on US 85 approximately 15 miles east of Newcastle at 6:00 pm. 

Witness reports indicated that 25 year old William Cruzen of Ofallon, Illinois was traveling south at a high rate of speed prior to the crash in the 2004 Lexus SUV

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At 9:14 PM on July 26th, the Campbell County Fire Deparment responded to mile marker 28 on HWY 50 for the report of a grass fire. The fire was caused by a hawk that had landed on the power line at a switch, was electrocuted and burned. When the hawk fell to the ground it started a grass fire. The fire burned approximately 2.5 acres.

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There are 3 important blood drives scheduled for this week in Campbell County. The turnout for blood drives at the beginning of the month was not as strong as needed. Organizers will be giving away T-Shirts and Lifesavers to donors (who are indeed LIFESAVERS!) 

The drive dates and locations are as follows: 

Wed. 7-30 Campbell County Fire Dept. 10am-3:30pm

Thurs. 7-31

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On August 2, Wyoming author Craig Johnson will be back in Campbell County to help wrap up One Book Wyoming: Campbell County. He’ll speak and sign books at Wright Branch Library (WBL) at 12 p.m. and at Campbell County Public Library (CCPLS) at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served thanks to Pokey's BBQ & Smokehouse and Boot Hill.

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The City of Gillette's Development Services and Utilities Departments announce updates to road construction projects, including Gillette Avenue, 2nd Street lane closure ~ Emerson Avenue, 9th Street, and an alley closure.

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Paving on Gillette Avenue from 2nd Street to 3rd Street is planned for the end of next week (8/2).  When the mainline paving is in place it will

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SHERIDAN - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, will be stocking high elevation lakes on the east side of the Bighorn Mountains on August 4, 2014.  Weather permitting; a helicopter will be used to stock lakes in and around the Cloud Peak Wilderness within the Bighorn National Forest. 

    Vehicle travel is both illegal

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Sheridan, Wyo. (July 24, 2014) – A spate of abandoned campfires has prompted the Bighorn National Forest to ask for the public’s help in stopping this growing problem. It is a major concern as fire crews are spending time responding to and putting out abandoned campfires, which could delay responses to new wildfires.

     Fifteen illegal,

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Campbell County School District is proud to announce that 16 teachers, nurses, coaches, and administrators have been recognized for outstanding service to our public school children. The following list contains educators recognized by their peers, parents, or students for exemplary service in the 2013-2014 school year.  Congratulations to all the outstanding educators that were recognized by

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The City of Gillette's Solid Waste Division will begin running revised Solid Waste, Recycling, and Yard Waste routes on Monday, August 4, 2014.  These changes were first announced in May and will increase the efficiency of solid waste pick up.  Approximately 71% of the City's Solid Waste Customers' trash day will change - postcards will be mailed to

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