Campbell County

GILLETTE (WNE) — Campbell County Commissioners passed the largest budget the county has had in quite some time. The fiscal year 2022-2023 budget is $139 million, which is $30 million higher than fiscal year 2021-2022, and it's the highest since FY2016, when the budget was $170 million. More than 80...
GILLETTE (WNE) — The Gillette Community College District passed a major milestone and obstacle this week when it approved its first-ever budget and settled on taxing 2.5 mills. The $16.2 million budget covers the costs of administration, facilities, establishing information technology, running Area...

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Archery is always a favorite activity at Mallo Camp in the Target Practice class.

 
“Our goal is for the kids to experience ‘hands-on’ outdoor education,” said Crystal Kellebrew, director of the Black Hills Natural Resources Youth Camp. Kellebrew, who also works for the Campbell County Conservation District, said that most of the kids who attended the youth camp June 8 to 10 are...
GILLETTE — The use of force was deemed justified in the officer-involved shooting that killed a Gillette man in March. No criminal charges will be sought against the two officers involved, according to a review of the incident. Campbell County Attorney Mitch Damsky reviewed the shooting and...
CHEYENNE — While the state government is experiencing a financial structural deficit, Laramie County School District 1 officials are looking for funding solutions. Some of these include possibly placing the responsibility on the Laramie County taxpayer through issuing bonds. LCSD1 also could sue...

Members of Lakeview Elementary School’s HOPE Squad walk the halls May 25 delivering notes with positive messages on them to teachers and other staff at their school in Gillette.

GILLETTE — May 25 was an exciting day for all students throughout the district: It was the last day of school. At Lakeview Elementary School, 11 students in fourth through sixth grades ran to each classroom while the rest of the classes were out at recess. They left a little note and Lifesaver...
GILLETTE — Four months ago, Tristen Bundy had her first child. With the birth of her daughter, Blakely, Bundy has been faced with the anxiety and stress that often accompanies new parents. The ongoing formula shortage has exacerbated those struggles, as she’s had to make do with little to no...
GILLETTE —R.J. Ellison sized up the gash broken into the aspen tree rooted in the mulch bed before him. Several injectable vial-like containers of green liquid spilled out of his tool bag laid on the fertilizer near the tree’s base. After measuring the diameter of each of the three narrow,...
GILLETTE — A group of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway workers demonstrated in Gillette on Tuesday in opposition to a time-off policy change enacted earlier this year that they said created unfair and unsafe working conditions. The group took to the railroad itself that morning, lining up on...
Investigation continues into body found at dog park    GILLETTE (WNE) — The police investigation into the local man found dead near the dog park following the blizzard last weekend continues as the cause of death remains undetermined. Kendal Jason Stafford, a 39-year-old Campbell County man, was...

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