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Correction, March 2, 2024: A previous version of this story incorrectly listed the charges for an arrested individual. Anthony Thompson was arrested for improper vehicle registration, no seatbelt, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and driving on the right side of a roadway. Arrests, Arraignments for Friday, March 1
Correction, Feb. 27, 2024: The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported the Toyota caught fire. Family members said it did not. The information has been added to the story. 1 dead in Carbon County head-on crash
Correction, Dec. 6: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the number of times City Attorney Sean Brown’s employment contract has been amended. His contract is to be amended a second time. https://county17.com/2023/12/02/gillette-city-council-to-consider-city-attorney-pay-raise-dec-5/
Clarification, Nov. 7: A previous version of this story stated that the Scooter’s store is coming to downtown Gillette. Based on conversations with City of Gillette Director of Public Affairs Jennifer Toscana and Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Gillette Main Street Executive Director Jessica Seders, “downtown Gillette” commonly refers to the area that surrounds Gillette Avenue. Seders said that in an application, she noted that the area extends to about three blocks, in any direction, from Gillette Avenue. While Boxelder Road and Douglas Highway are closer to “downtown Gillette” than several other areas of Gillette, the intersection is not commonly viewed as being in “downtown Gillette.” The description of the store’s location has been adjusted to reflect the distinction.
Correction Oct. 27: A previous version of this story provided an incorrect location for 411 Properties based on a social media event listing. The correct location is 560 Running W Drive. C17 Halloween Round-up 2023
Correction Oct. 10: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated where to send direct donations. The donations can be sent to P.O. Box 3676, per Toy Store Coordinator Jessica Scott. ABATE Toy Store in need of sponsors, donations.
Clarification, Oct. 3: This story has been updated to reflect the community meetings will take place on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. City to start comprehensive plan process with October community engagement events.
Correction, Sept. 18. This story originally, incorrectly identified the office supplies store as “OfficeMax.” The store is Office Depot. The correction has been made. Paving work begins on alley near Office Depot in Gillette
Correction, Aug. 30. Civil Air Patrol Maj. Toni Brown provided an incorrect detail regarding how much the Trends Furniture donates for Make a Difference Days. The story has been updated with the correct information. Trends Furniture donates to Wreaths Across America
Correction, Aug. 29, 2023: The VA provided an incorrect date of Aug. 29. The story has been updated with the correct date. Drive to help homeless veterans coming to Gillette Aug. 28
Correction, Aug. 25, 2023: The Campbell County Fire Department retracted its suspected cause of the fire in the area of Hilight Road. The item has been updated. Campbell County Fire Dept. Report (8/20/23)
Correction, Aug. 14: Maj. Toni Brown has informed County 17 of a correction to Hector Marcayda’s name. The article has been updated accordingly. (PHOTOS) Civil Air Patrol recognizes leadership at event
Correction, Aug. 10. Malachi Harrison, Jacob Harrison and Valorie Dejong received recognition in the February ceremony, not in the August ceremony. The article above has been corrected. Civil Air Patrol to usher in new commander Monday
Correction, Aug. 9 Visionary is based in Gillette, not Cheyenne, a Visionary spokesperson said. The article above has been corrected. Visionary Broadband adds hundreds of miles of fiber internet in Wyoming
Correction, Aug. 9. A spokesperson for the Wyoming Energy Authority said Aug. 9 that Gov. Gordon hasn’t yet signed off on these awards. They have been recommended to him. He is expected to sign off on them after the 10-day public comment period. The story above has been corrected. Wyomingites can speak up on state funding for 2 energy projects
Correction, Aug. 4. A Villmow family member reached out to County 17 to make several corrections to this story. Peyton Swift, not Caiden Villmow, won the compact class round of the derby. Caiden drove in the 31V car in the 80s chain-up class with Brice. Peyton, whom Caiden knows from school, was doing physical therapy. The story above has been corrected. (PHOTOS) Demolition Derby winners say event is thrilling
Correction, July 7: The $7 per stall cleaning fee is for the 2028 and 2029 contracts, not this year’s, Executive Director Aaron Lyles said. The article has been revised to reflect that. CAM-PLEX makes final preparations for National High School Finals Rodeo
Correction and clarification, July 5: Corey Mayer won third place in the strongman competition, Campbell County Parks and Recreation Office Manager-Operations Darla Cotton said July 5. The original information from the department stated Chris Day won second place and third place. The article above has been corrected. Cotton also said in her July 4 email that Campbell County Parks and Recreation didn’t get some pictures of the winners due to the rain. Campbell County releases results of Fourth of July contests
Clarification, May 12: Rachel Cole, a Thunder Basin High School senior graduating with an associate’s degree from Gillette College, was not originally listed, as her name didn’t appear in the copy of the speech Wasserburger provided to County 17. Cole didn’t participate in commencement ceremonies tonight because she is playing for the Bolts in the Class 4A East Regional Soccer Championship tournament in Sheridan this week, her father said. Cole is also a valedictorian for Thunder Basin this year, he said. 11 high school students to graduate from Gillette College tonight
Correction, April 21, 2023: According to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson, the new traffic unit will focus on reducing the number of crashes in city limits, though the unit will also issue citations for moving violations. Gillette Police Department unveils new traffic unit to reduce crashes | County 17
Correction, April 20, 2023. A previous version of this story stated that Brent Taylor was going to take Arehart’s position. Thunder Basin High School Principal Terry Quinn notified County 17 after the article was published that that was no longer accurate and provided the information regarding the district’s hire of Taylor Hestekin. The story above has been corrected. Retiring Thunder Basin department head makes 2 lists
Correction (4/20/2023): A previous version of this list had a typo based on the small font size of the source document. It stated that Terry Allan Olstad and Deborah Louise Olstad divorced. The name is Oistad, not Olstad. The correction has been made in the above list. Campbell County divorces through March 31.
Correction (4/7/2023): A previous version of this story indicated that physical security analysis was carried out by the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. The analysis was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Campbell County Commissioners approve new committee to oversee physical security | County 17
Correction (4/6/2023): A previous version of this story indicated that the decision to increase utility rates was supported by the entire Gillette City Council. During the decision, Councilman Jim West voted against the ordinance which ultimately passed with six members voting in favor of it. ‘The buck stops with us’: Gillette City Council advances utility rate increase to third reading | County 17
Correction (4/1/2023): A previous version of this story based on information publicly available on the City of Gillette website incorrectly stated that Jeremy Michaels was serving as a Municipal Court Judge. Currently, the position is filled by Judge Charlie Anderson on an interim basis. Gillette City Council to consider employing new municipal judge Tuesday | County 17
Correction, March 23. This article originally stated that Joseph Scallen and Nicholas Nicole Scallon got divorced, but it should have stated that Joseph Scallen and Alyssa Nicole Scallen got divorced. Durlley Jimenez Morales’ name was originally misspelled. The errors have been corrected in the above article. Campbell County divorces through March 1
Correction (3/18/2023): A previous version of this reposted story had an error in the headline. The headline has been corrected to state Wyoming and Montana are among the most federally dependent states. Wyoming, Montana among most federally dependent states | County 17
Correction, March 17: A previous version of the story listed below contained a spelling error in the shooting suspect’s name. The correct spelling is Justin Calvert. Gillette man arrested following shooting on Liberty Lane | County 17
Clarification, March 6: The Sage Valley & Thunder Basin band concert will be March 6, not March 7. The date was originally, mistakenly left out, leaving readers to logically conclude that both events were scheduled to occur March 7. The story above reflects the sentence structure change. High school music teachers lead sixth-grade students in song
Correction, March 1: While the article had the correct date for the workshop, which will be held April 29, the headline incorrectly said the workshop takes place April 9. The headline has been corrected. Gillette College Area 59 to hold free STEM workshop April 29
Correction Feb. 23: A previous version of this article incorrectly indicated that sewer and water were part of the same enterprise fund. This article has been updated to reflect that sewer and water are two separate enterprise funds and that the $4.8 million would be infused into the sewer fund. Gillette City Council receives recommendations to increase utility rates | County 17
Clarification, Feb. 21. The stock image that was originally posted with this story showed a WYDOT plow truck. The plow truck involved in the incident, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol, is a Western Star plow truck. On Feb. 21, Wyoming Highway Patrol identified the truck as a Sheridan County 2016 Western Star Snowplow. The image with this story has been replaced. One person dead after a collision with a plow truck on WY 335
Clarification, Feb. 7: Rogelio Rodriguez was arraigned on the misdemeanors on Feb. 3 and the felony on Feb. 2. Arrests and arraignments for Friday, Feb. 3.
Correction, Jan. 23, 2023: The men were from Missouri. The story has been corrected. Two Missouri men die in crash outside Lyman
Correction, Jan. 21: Only one of the elementary school team’s students, Kutter Posten, attends Paintbrush Elementary School while the other students attend other Campbell County School District schools, the mother of one of the elementary school students told County 17. The story has been corrected. (PHOTOS) Gillette teams eager to test robotics skills in Iowa championship
Correction, Jan. 20: Dalby texted County 17 and said that petition he took to Gordon was about the COVID-19 mandates, not the Second Amendment petition that the trio presented Jan. 4 and Jan. 17. The story has been corrected.
Clarification, Jan. 20: Dalby texted County 17 and said that Gordon said he had to present the COVID-19 petition to the attorney general. Campbell County will investigate commissioners’ responsibilities for petition
Clarification, Jan. 19, 2023: Wasson texted County 17 at 1:38 p.m. Jan. 19 and said he provided incorrect information when asked about a pair of missing teenagers. He said that the 15-year-old girl has been located but the 17-year-old boy’s whereabouts remain unknown. Gillette Police: One of two teenagers reported missing Jan. 18 located | County 17
Correction, Jan. 8, 2023: Eubank was the driver of the Toyota Tundra. The story has been corrected. 1 dead, 2 injured in New Years Day fatal wreck
Correction, Dec. 16, 2022: A previous version of this story had a headline stating the incident occurred Tuesday. The story has been updated to reflect that the incident occurred Friday morning. Man dies Friday from gunshot wound to his head, investigation ongoing | County 17
Clarification, Dec. 16, 2022: Collier emailed County 17 at 12:16 p.m. Dec. 16 and said that she made an error in her emailed comment Dec. 15. She said that she intended to write “for the removal,” instead of “against the removal.” Campbell library board members respond to call for resignation | County 17