Campbell County

GILLETTE — Before walking into the community QPR — question, persuade, refer — class Campbell County Health recently hosted, Shelli Lind, 55, knew plenty about the impact suicide has had in the community. But like the rest...
GILLETTE —The wooden chair sat empty, the seat warm from the last who sat on its indented grains. But as quickly as the cushion emptied, it was filled by a...
DOUGLAS — Converse County continues to lead the Cowboy State in energy.    According to data provided by ENVERUS (Drilling Info Inc.), more than half of Wyoming’s active rig count is located in Converse (eight rigs) and Campbell (five rigs) counties, with the most recent count Jan. 30 totaling 20...
GILLETTE — A bill that is making its way through the state Legislature would transfer treatment courts from the Wyoming Department of Health to the judicial branch.   Senate File 23, sponsored by the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee, passed its third reading in the state Senate on a 24-7 vote...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout February.   Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’...
GILLETTE (WNE) — An 18-year-old woman has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing her mother’s boyfriend multiple times then stealing a car with her boyfriend to flee Gillette. The stolen black 2005 Chevy Tahoe was pulled over by a Sheriff’s deputy about 3 a.m. Jan...

Photo courtesy of Doug Scribner

Archer Ohnstad swims the breaststroke leg of the 200 IM at the Douglas Invitational Swim Meet Saturday. His third-place finish in the race helped his team to edge out the Bearcats for the team win on the day.

 
After being dry-docked for five weeks from competition, the Dogie swim team made a splash as they got back into action by defeating the Douglas Bearcats in back-to-back events last week. First, head coach Doug Scribner’s squad bested the Converse County team 51-31 at the Buffalo Triangular on...
GILLETTE (WNE) —  A 32-year-old man who called to report a woman driving drunk ended up getting ticketed for false reporting. The man was at his home in the 3000 block of Lunar Avenue when he called police Friday night to report that a 44-year-old woman was driving while drunk and that she...
GILLETTE —After receiving concerns about ever-growing teacher workloads, the State Board of Education has started to comb through and narrow the number of teaching standards instructors and students deal with every school day. The process also builds equity and consistency in districts throughout...

Brett Sundstrom, who has been homeless, talked last month about his time living at the Brookstreet Inn in Gillette. The inn, part of the YES House’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project, helped Sundstrom get back onto his feet. He now lives at Gillette College while he earns a degree there. Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record.

GILLETTE — Brett Sundstrom has been homeless since April 2021. That month, he made the decision that he would rather be homeless than stay in the home he grew up in any longer. He was being neglected, and said his self-esteem and respect for himself had bottomed out. “The worst part about it was...

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