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Run, Hide, Fight: Hospital tests active shooter preparedness

GILLETTE, Wyo. -- It was all hands on deck at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning as four police officers, shadowed by hospital security, advanced through the emergency department. They were followed moments later...

Congresswoman calls for Black Hills timber harvest report redo

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is being asked to redo a recently published report that recommended timber harvest levels in the Black Hills National Forest be cut in half for sustainability. The...
An eagle statue outside of Campbell County City Hall.

City Council passes resolution pledging support of U.S. Constitutional amendment

Proposed amendment would 'correct' a SCOTUS decision allowing unlimited campaign donations by corporations GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Gillette City Council pledged its support this week to a cause seeking a U.S. Constitutional amendment intended to...

Stocktrail Elementary voted CCSD’s only DLI school

Rawhide DLI students coming to Stocktrail where non-DLI students are to be moved to Prairie Wind Elementary GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Campbell County School Board on Tuesday approved a proposal making Stocktrail Elementary the only...

Campbell County, Gillette, Wright agree to equal CCFD funding split, board representation

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A joint meeting Wednesday night between the Campbell County Commission, the Gillette City Council, and the Town of Wright produced a verbal agreement to equalize funding and board representation for the...

A different sort of patrol

A conversation with a CCSO Animal Control Officer GILLETTE, Wyo.—From a Yellowstone gray wolf to run-of-the-mill stray dogs and kittens, Animal Control Officer Kathleen Spencer has seen it all during her 15 years with the...

Castano sworn in as newest District Court Judge for Sixth Judicial District

GILLETTE, Wyo.—The room buzzed with excitement as elected officials, friends, family, and onlookers alike mingled at the Campbell County Courthouse on Friday, April 8. At the doors, District Court Judge Matthew Castano, a middle-aged man...
Lt. Chuck Deaton poses in front of the City of Gillette Police Department with his arms crossed. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

PD chief realigns department leadership to seek accreditation

GILLETTE, Wyo.— The Gillette Police Department (GPD) now has a deputy chief and a new lieutenant following a series of promotions unveiled during last week’s City Council meeting. Gillette Police Chief Chuck Deaton has promoted...

Council approves third-party review of Carter-King, Davidson text messages

The Gillette City Council on Tuesday authorized a third-party investigation by two Cheyenne attorneys into a former city administrator’s allegations against former and current city leadership. During their regular meeting on Jan. 18, the council...

CCH implements changes ahead of expected COVID-19 surge

Hospital prepares for pending healthcare worker vaccine mandate and projected staffing shortage By RJ Morgan and Ryan Lewallen The coming year could look a bit different for Campbell County’s main healthcare provider with a pending healthcare...