Gillette Wyoming

Irene Wairimu Gakwa

GILLETTE — Just about every day at about 5 p.m., Kennedy Wainaina waits on a phone call. Ever since his sister, Irene Wairimu Gakwa, went missing from Gillette in February or March, he has stayed in close contact with the Gillette police detectives working to solve his sister’s disappearance. After...
GILLETTE — Just about every day at about 5 p.m., Kennedy Wainaina waits on a phone call. Ever since his sister, Irene Wairimu Gakwa, went missing from Gillette in February or March, he has stayed in close contact with the Gillette police detectives working to solve his sister’s disappearance. After...

Gillette downtown, via the Wyoming News Exchange

GILLETTE — The officers involved in the shooting that killed a Gillette man this January have been named and cleared of criminal charges. Park County Attorney Bryan A. Skoric found Gillette Police Department officer Patrick Totzke and Lt. Jason Marcus’ use of force justified in the death of 22-year...
GILLETTE (WNE) — A 40-year-old Gillette man has pleaded not guilty to five criminal counts against him alleging that he exposed himself to several people in Walmart and performed a sex act near a 5-year-old boy. Chad M. Hoskey faces a felony charge of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor and four...

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 — Councilman Shay Lundvall apologized for creating group texts last week that violated Wyoming's Open Meetings Law, saying he did not intend to conduct public business. On Thursday afternoon, Lundvall created two group texts, each with three other council members, to talk about a Cam-Plex...
GILLETTE (WNE) — The Gillette News Record has been sold to independent publisher J. Louie Mullen of Buffalo. Mullen bought the newspaper from the Kennedy family, which has been involved in the News Record since 1970. Mullen, owner of Blackbird LLC, has newspapers in eight states, but his roots...
GILLETTE (WNE) — Daren Lee Henle, a 57-year-old Gillette man, has been identified as the suspect killed in a police shooting in Gillette Monday afternoon. Campbell County Coroner Paul Wallem said Tuesday afternoon that Henle died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, but would not clarify how...
GILLETTE — Sergey Pfeil has a passport application in one hand, his cellphone in the other and a decision to make. He knows what awaits him on his phone. Ever since his native country was invaded less than two weeks ago, messages from friends have all told the same surreal and unfathomable story....

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