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City electrical services receives national recognition for reliability

GILLETTE, Wyo.— The City of Gillette on Monday announced the national recognition of its electrical services division by a national power association that praised them for having exceptional electric reliability in 2021. The recognition came...

Park County Attorney clears GPD officers involved in January shooting

GILLETTE, Wyo.— Two local police officers who shot and killed a man in January have been cleared of any wrongdoing, the Gillette Police Department announced Thursday. “Any sudden loss of life is a tragedy for...

Council President Shay Lundvall apologizes for role in recent open meeting violation

GILLETTE, Wyo.— City Council President Shay Lundvall apologized to his fellow councilmembers Tuesday night for sending them text messages that reportedly violated Wyoming open meetings law. The violation, along with the messages themselves, was announced...
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City reports new allegations of open meeting violation

GILLETTE, Wyo.—The City of Gillette on Friday released text messages from at least two conversations between members of the City Council that reportedly violated open meeting laws. In the violation, City Council President Shay Lundvall...
An eagle statue outside of City Hall.

Report: Gillette City Council violated Wyoming open meetings law multiple times over 3 years

GILLETTE, Wyo.— A recent investigation into alleged misconduct by the Gillette City Council reportedly found that they repeatedly violated Wyoming open meeting laws over three years. The investigation, carried out in the form of a...

City Yard Waste Program to resume April 1

GILLETTE, Wyo.—The residential yard waste program will be back in full swing at the beginning of April, the City of Gillette announced Friday. Starting April 1, residents may take their yard waste and dispose of...

City Council approves first reading of ordinance increasing utility rates

GILLETTE, Wyo.—The Gillette City Council on Tuesday passed the first reading of an ordinance to raise millions of dollars in additional utility revenue by increasing the average residential bill by nearly seven percent. The need...
An eagle statue outside of City Hall.

City looking to generate $2.96M by increasing utility rates

GILLETTE, Wyo.— Residents could be asked to pay more for city utilities this coming spring with the Gillette City Council expected to vote Tuesday night on an ordinance to increase rates across the board. The...

City Council chooses new Ward One representative

GILLETTE, Wyo.— The Gillette City Council on Tuesday voted to appoint Tricia Simonson as the new Ward One council representative. Simonson was chosen during the council’s regular meeting on March 8 after receiving a majority...
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...