Gillette News Record

Haden Everts (No.1) waits at the starting gate before leading a silent lap with some 50 other racers behind him Thursday at Razor City BMX in Gillette. Haden’s sister Halie, 20, her husband Aaron Godinez, 20, and their three-month-old daughter Tessleigh died in a car accident in Mead, Colo., on June 3. The crash also claimed the lives of Aaron’s mother and father. Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record.

BMX benefit honors the lives of local family killed in crash   By Cassia Catterall Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — The entire crowd was silent as Haden Everts slowly began his trek downward from the starting gate at the Razor City BMX race track. The words from MercyMe’s...
Getting to the grassroots of the issue; interest high in precinct committee positions   By Jonathan Gallardo Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — For the second primary election in a row, an often-overlooked race figures to be one of the more hotly contested events on the...

Myra Johnson places litter in a bag as she walks along Fox Park Avenue cleaning up the roadside east of Gillette, which she said is often littered with miniature alcohol bottles. Johnson takes frequent walks with her sister Madeline Martinez to clean up trash in the area around Cam-Plex. (Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record)

GILLETTE — For a Wednesday, it was just about a perfect late spring Wyoming day: 70 degrees, a light breeze and a sky reminiscent of a Bob Ross painting, with happy little clouds of titanium white dabbed onto a canvas of phthalo blue with a fan brush. In an impeccably maintained home on Jane Court...
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) — A 15-year-old girl who was recently adopted from Ukraine by a Gillette family has been missing for more than a week, and her family is concerned for her safety. Valeriia “Lera” Nudha was last seen June 14 at her home in Gillette, when she left a note for her adoptive parents saying...
GILLETTE —The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a decision against a Gillette woman who had pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, saying law enforcement violated her Fourth Amendment rights. Ron Wirthwein represented Nancy M. Hawken, who had pleaded guilty to felony driving under the...
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...

Bob Johnson sits near a bucket of spent horseshoes and one of his mares while talking horses in the stables at Cam-plex Morningside Park in Gillette. (Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record)

GILLETTE — Bob Johnson sits inside a barn with his back to a long row of horse stalls and his feet near the edge of a line drawn by the shade. With a bucket of spent horseshoes to one side, and a large bale of hay to the other, he soaks in the quiet buzz of the stables and animals that surround him...
GILLETTE (WNE) — The search for the next leader of Cam-plex is underway. Campbell County Public Land Board members are considering several options, including a search of local applicants and possibly reorganizing the facility’s management structure. “We need to look at our (organizational) chart,”...
GILLETTE (WNE) — On June 6, Debbie and Jim McLeland and a small group of friends gathered in front of M&K Oil as a Bobcat lowered a bronze winged shoe, six feet in length, into place on a stump of petrified wood. The sculpture commemorates the eight University of Wyoming cross-country runners...

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