Campbell County

Wade Kopren fluffs wool after demonstrating how to shear a sheep during a shearing class held Saturday at the Edwards Ranch south of Gillette.  Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record.

 
GILLETTE — A group of about 25 people gathered in an old, dusty barn Saturday. Some sat at a table, some on a beam along the wall. Others sat on bales of fleece nearby. Young and old, they ate plates of pork, beans and salads, as a cattle dog ate beneath another table. They didn’t travel to the...
GILLETTE — A district judge has ruled that the Campbell County Commissioners exceeded their authority when they passed a resolution last year revoking previous resolutions that approved off-track betting operations. In April 2021, the commission passed a resolution that gives the live horse racing...
CASPER — Wyoming’s population is growing faster than the country’s.  The state’s population grew by 1,536 people between July of 2020 and 2021, according to data from the census bureau. That’s an increase of 0.3%, above the nationwide average of 0.1% in the same time period.  Data also shows more...
GILLETTE (WNE) — A man was killed in a police shooting in Gillette Monday afternoon. Officers responded to the 500 block of East Lincoln Street for the report of a man, who has not been identified, shooting a handgun in the street. When officers arrived, they saw the man with the gun. He refuses...
JACKSON —After months of threatening to sue, the ACLU of Wyoming has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Teton County’s 24/7 Sobriety Program, saying that court-ordered daily drug and alcohol tests violate the constitutional rights of people not yet convicted of a crime. Originally created by a...

A crowd carrying American flags welcomes the “American Freedom Convoy” to Gillette on Thursday.  The convoy, a mobile protest of COVID-19 mandates, passed through Wyoming on its way to Washington D.C.  Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record.

Freedom Convoy makes appearance in Gillette   By Cassia Catterall Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Hundreds of people lined up outside of Cam-plex on Thursday afternoon to wait for a convoy of truckers on a cross-country tour to take a message of resistance to Washington...
GILLETTE — Residents, Cam-plex and law enforcement are preparing for a convoy of a few hundred truckers that will be passing through Campbell County on its way to Washington, D.C. One strand of the Freedom Convoy, which describes itself as a “peaceful and loving demonstration” asking the government...
Lawmakers have relegated few energy bills to the cutting room floor so far this budget session as they continue to prioritize measures they hope will help prolong coal-fired power, initiate commercial-scale carbon capture and provide relief to fossil fuel producers facing increases in federal...
Arch posts strong end to 2021 amid its PRB exit   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — The Powder River Basin coal mines of Arch Resources Inc. ended 2021 on a note similar to the other Campbell County thermal coal operations, capping off a better-than-...
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House of Representatives took up the work of redistricting Wednesday afternoon, approving a plan that would add three seats to the state’s legislative branch. Rep. Shelly Duncan, R-Lingle, began by saying House Bill 100 is the best fit for Wyoming’s shifting population. HB...

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