Campbell County

Once reaching North Antelope Rochelle Mine, the tornado’s 120-130 mph gusts tore metal roof and wall panels from workshops while flipping train cars, vehicles, buses and shipping containers. Courtesy Photo/David King

GILLETTE — The tornado that pummeled North Antelope Rochelle Mine last Friday traveled a nearly four-mile path from the Converse County line through the massive southern Campbell County open-pit coal mine where it ripped apart buildings, flipped empty train cars and injured eight people.   The long...
GILLETTE (WNE) — All mine workers hospitalized after a tornado carrying up to 130 mph gusts struck North Antelope Rochelle Mine early Friday night have been released and the large open-pit coal mine is gradually resuming its operations.   The tornado touched down at about 6 p.m. Friday while shift...
Tourism spending in Weston County rebounded after a big dip in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but those gains were slowed — and in some cases reversed — in the past year by inflation and a significant decrease in motel occupancy. Those things also resulted in decreases in tax revenue generated...
GILLETTE — Kennedy Wainaina and Chris Gakwa may have made their last trip to Gillette for a while.   They’ve made the nearly 800-mile drive several times since reporting their sister, Irene Gakwa, missing last March.   This time, they drove east in a 15-passenger van with eight other family members...
GILLETTE (WNE) — Campbell County’s assessed valuation is the highest it’s been in eight years.   Wednesday afternoon, Campbell County Assessor Troy Clements said the county’s assessed valuation — its taxable value — for 2023 is $5,706,025,264.   That's the highest assessed valuation since 2015,...
GILLETTE — Gary and Darva Rye looked out their window to a surprise Thursday morning.   On days when the sky is clear, they have a full view of the Big Horn Mountains situated more than 70 miles from their home on Bell Road, just south of Gillette.   But when they looked out toward Highway 50...
Debate over parental control occurring in multiple communities   CASPER — Library book challenges continue to be a mainstay in Wyoming school districts as parents and community members object to titles they deem explicit for children.    A trend that began during the coronavirus pandemic gripped...
FROM WYOFILE:    In the final installment of our four-part series, WyoFile looks at solutions for battling the ongoing opioid crisis.   Funding is often the largest hurdle to improving access to data and resources in Wyoming. But amid the opioid crisis, another challenge has emerged: deciding how...
GILLETTE (WNE) — Sports betting has been legal in Wyoming since September 2021. Now, counties are starting to see some of that revenue come to them.   Campbell County applied for and received $45,553 in sports betting revenue from the Wyoming Department of Health. Those dollars must be spent on...

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WORLAND (WNE) —  A search for a person wanted on an active warrant resulted in the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office arresting two individuals and securing 307 suspected fentanyl pills.    Cody Pedraza of Worland has been cited for possession of a controlled substance and Michael Skretteberg of...

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