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13.8 inches of snow shuts down Gillette for a day

It came as no surprise. The first winter storm was on everyone’s radar since the end of last week. Various estimates leading up to the storm suggested snow fall in Gillette would vary from a...

Another COVID-19 testing option available in downtown Gillette

Curative, a COVID-19 testing startup, is seeing good daily testing numbers in the week since opening a satellite site in downtown Gillette, the company said Tuesday. By 3 p.m. Oct. 5, more than 20 residents...

Criminal prosecution over ‘obscene material’ sought in library squabble

A report filed by citizens accusing leadership at the Campbell County Public Library of promoting obscene material has been forwarded on to the county attorney’s office for review, Sheriff Scott Matheny said Thursday. The report,...

Trustees table Close to Home vote until October

A long-awaited decision by the Campbell County Health Board of Trustees to permanently close or reopen a local hospice house did not come Thursday night with the board deciding to table the issue until...

Commissioner, teacher raise concerns regarding books at library

The Campbell County Commissioners on a regular basis now get an earful from residents regarding questionable books. It’s a common theme twice a month now at the twice-monthly public meetings at the courthouse The commissioners...

Public Health not asking for a mask mandate, for now

With counties and school districts across the Cowboy State discussing - and in one case of enforcement in Sheridan - mask mandates, it’s quickly a becoming a local discussion and concern in Gillette. That was...
Front entrance of Gillette College.

Gillette Community College District Approved by Voters

Campbell County voters today approved the formation of an independent Gillette Community College District. There were 5,924 ballots cast in the special election. Of those, 4,160 voters were for the formation of the district with...

Commissioners: Censorship is not our job

Community encouraged to use proper process to protest library literature Demands to remove LGBTQ-related books from the children’s and young adult sections at the local library were not met during Thursday’s special meeting between the...
Pioneer Dinner Book Photo

Fair Pioneer Dinner celebrates local citizens

Eighty years ago, a gallon of gas cost 12 cents. The cost of an average house was just over $4,000 and you could buy a new car for $850. The annual salary was $1,750...
Campbell County Courthouse Photo (File Photo/County 17)

Commission sets date for special meeting with Library Board

A special meeting has been set for Thursday morning between the Campbell County Commission and the Campbell County Public Library Board to address controversy arising within the community over LGBTQ+ literature. The meeting will be...