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New Beginnings

School bus drivers to retire after 40 years With more than 80 years of experience between them and enough miles driven to circle the globe several times over, school bus driver Donna Baughman and dispatcher...

Mustangs lend a helping hand to feed local kids

It was a team effort. Laughing freely between themselves, 15 members of the Wyoming Mustangs professional football team joked lightly with one another as they worked diligently to sort stacks of fruit pouches, graham crackers,...

New cops on the block

There are some new faces at the Gillette Police Department (GPD). Five new officers have joined the ranks of the GPD and were officially sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Jeremy Michaels before the Gillette...

Tyler Martinson bound over to District Court

A Gillette man accused of abusing his infant son waived his preliminary hearing Monday and has been bound over to Campbell County District Court, court records indicate. Tyler Martinson, 28, was to appear for his...
Gillette College Main Sign

Gillette College Bill Moves to House Floor

A bill allowing for the formation of the Gillette Community College District cleared the House Education Committee Wednesday and will move to the floor for further discussion. The bill, Senate File 83 (SF0083), passed the...

One of Two Marijuana Bills Advances to House Floor

A state bill allowing for the production, sale, and testing of marijuana in Wyoming cleared the House Judiciary Committee Friday afternoon and will move to floor for further discussion. The bill, House Bill 209, was...
Stacey Hart and friend Stacey Moeller now call home a 30-foot Airstream trailer that has allowed them to build a new life on the road.

Life on the Road 

Gillette business owner goes mobile in wake of pandemic Like a lot of business owners, the pandemic hit hard for Stacey Hart. In her case, this meant basically dismantling her business. The 50-year-old Gillette woman...

Gillette College Bill Passes Senate, Advances to House

An amended bill allowing for the formation of a local community college district has passed three readings in the Senate, despite a Sheridan senator’s call for the measure to die on the floor. Senate File...
The Gillette Grizzlies high school/18U team brought home the state championship on Sunday. (Photo: David Mandarich)

Grizzlies Take State, Skate on to Nationals

The Gillette Grizzlies hockey team dominated the 2020-21 season in the face of the pandemic, David Mandarich, team manager and the equipment manager for the Gillette Hockey Association (GHA), said Wednesday morning. Along with taking...
Police Chief Jim Hloucal and upcoming Police Chief Lt. Chuck Deaton strand together in front of the police department building. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

The End of a Road, Not the Story

It’s been a long road as a police officer for Jim Hloucal, but it’s one he’s never taken his eyes off. From the kindergarten moment he knew he wanted to be a police officer,...