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City Financial Future on Shaky Ground

‘We Don’t Know What’s Coming’ City of Gillette Officials Say Amid Ever Decreasing Sales Tax Revenue Uncertainty looms behind inconsistent sales tax revenues as crippled energy markets and a slowed economy continue to drive the City of Gillette’s income millions...

City Considers Increasing Utility Rates

Gillette residents can expect to pay 15% more for wastewater this coming fiscal year, with other utility rate spikes possible in the coming years, city officials said Tuesday.   Rates for wastewater are expected to increase...
Lt. Deaton was selected to be the upcoming Chief of Police for the Gillette Police Department (Photo: County 17/Brooke Byelich)

GPD Lt. Selected as Next Chief

Chuck Deaton will take over as Gillette’s next chief of police starting Feb. 28, according to a Thursday announcement from the City of Gillette. Deaton was selected from five finalists who advanced through a lengthy...

Gillette Police Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting

Jeffery Sanders, the Gillette police officer involved in a fatal shooting last November, will not face criminal charges and is expected to return to full duty, Gillette Police Department (GPD) officials announced Tuesday.   The fatal shooting...
Gillette City Council President Nathan McLelan

City Council Appoints President, Advisory Board

Municipal Court Judge Jeremy Michaels swore in Gillette City Councilmen elects Shay Lundvall and Eric Hanson during Tuesday night's tele-remote council meeting along with Councilmen Nathan McLeland and Billy Montgomery, who were reelected to the...
Crime Stoppers Logo on Graffiti Background

Gillette Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

Crime Stoppers, the Gillette Police Department and Campbell County Sheriffs Office needs your help in solving a destruction of property that occurred at Sunflower Park at the 2400 block of Dogwood Avenue in November 2020....

City Looking to Predict COVID-19 Trends Through Wastewater

Detecting COVID-19 through wastewater may sound ludicrous, but it might provide an early detection system crucial to the City of Gillette’s response to the growing coronavirus pandemic. For months now, the city wastewater crews have...

Chicken Vote Delayed Until January

A proposed amendment that would allow residents to house chickens in city limits will not appear before the Gillette City Council until January. The amendment, which would allow for up to five chickens in most...

Decision to Redo Lakeway Road Coming

The decision to move forward on a multi-million-dollar bid to replace asphalt with concrete on Lakeway Road falls to the Gillette City Council Dec. 15. In total, the project could cost the city upwards of...
Gillette Police Chief Jim Hloucal at a City Council Meeting in January 2019 (Courtesy City of Gillette Facebook/Public Domain).

Gillette Police Chief Announces Retirement

Gillette Police Department (GPD) Chief Jim Hloucal will retire this March after 30 years of service, according to a release from the City of Gillette Wednesday. Hloucal joined the GPD in 1991, and during that...