Campbell County

Rancher Gene Mankin is fond of taking drives on his 50,000-acre property to admire wildlife. Mule deer numbers on the land are at an all-time low, he says. Whitetail deer and elk have shown up in the last 20 years. (Mike Koshmrl/WyoFile)

Editors:  A photo to go with the following story may be found in today’s folder.  See cutline information below.    Rancher Gene Mankin is fond of taking drives on his 50,000-acre property to admire wildlife. Mule deer numbers on the land are at an all-time low, he says. Whitetail deer and elk have...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Plea agreements between Florida resident Jeb Rou and county attorneys in Campbell and Johnson counties were approved in November 2023, ending a multi-year investigation by Wyoming Game and Fish Department law enforcement officers that resulted in more than $137,000 in fines and...
GILLETTE (WNE) — Two haul truck drivers were taken to hospitals Tuesday after separate crashes at different Campbell County mines.   The first call came in at 9:40 a.m., when sheriff’s deputies and EMS workers responded to a “mayday” call in a Wyodak coal pit, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said.  ...
  BUFFALO — Wyoming is grappling with how to keep enough elk on the landscape to wow wildlife enthusiasts and fill hunt- ers' freezers while preventing them from overpopulating and devouring too much forage.   It's a delicate balance, one that the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is attempting to...
JACKSON — After experiencing record sales and use tax collections last fiscal year, Teton County was the only county in the state to see a decline in 2023.   The Wyoming Economic Analysis Division attributed the .1% dip from fiscal year 2022 to the sudden, temporary closure of Yellowstone National...
GILLETTE — The state wants to hear from communities about why they should be the ones to host a proposed shooting complex. It also wants to hear how those communities think the facility should be managed.   The State Shooting Complex Oversight Task Force met in Cody Friday morning to go over the...
Rebecca Gray, a 2016 Campbell County High School graduate, earned the trail name “Scout” during her six months hiking the entire Appalachian Trail this year. From late March to early October, Gray hiked 2,198 miles from northern Georgia to Maine.  ~ News Record Photos/Ed Glazar 
 
GILLETTE — In sixth grade, Rebecca Gray participated in a district-wide track meet for Campbell County. She got “last place in the last division,” earning her an unenviable title.   “I was the worst runner in the county,” she said.   In early October, Gray accomplished something that Campbell...

Jacob Smith drinks one of a few cups of coffee last Tuesday morning in the lobby of the Council of Community Services Way Station homeless shelter in Gillette. Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record. 

 
GILLETTE — A few years ago, life was good for Jacob Smith.   He had a construction business, two homes and “all the cars I needed.” Now everything he owns fits into a storage container that sits in the hallway of the Way Station at the Council of Community Services.   Smith moved to Gillette when...

The areas shaded in gray depict regions determined to be socioeconomically disadvantaged, elevating their qualification for some federal clean energy grants. (U.S. Department of Energy)

FROM WYOFILE:    The Biden administration’s Justice40 Initiative requires that 40% of clean energy grants must benefit disadvantaged and marginalized communities.   Academics and economic development officials fear that Biden administration “environmental justice” requirements are hurting Wyoming’s...
Weston County unemployment increased slightly from July to August, from 2.1% to 2.2%, according to the Sept. 20 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning section.   Despite the increase, the county’s unemployment rate remains one of the lowest in the state.    “...

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