Campbell County

Mike Kennedy takes a break from building a display Tuesday for the Rockpile Museum in the old Campbell County Fire Station in Gillette. At 87, Kennedy works part-time building and restoring things for the museum. Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record. 

GILLETTE — Mike Kennedy spends his mornings in an old maintenance building off of Second Street. The warehouse, which is a storage space for the Campbell County Rockpile Museum, is stuffed with remnants of the past: old sheep wagons, a threshing machine, a loom.   “I love it,” he said. “I just walk...
CHEYENNE — Air quality in Cheyenne has worsened since last year, and similar trends were observed statewide, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association.   The organization working to improve lung health and prevent lung disease revealed the air quality changes around...
SHERIDAN — Wyoming is becoming an island amid a sea of states that have legalized marijuana in some capacity.   Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, but 21 states have legalized recreational marijuana use and 37 states have legalized medicinal marijuana in some capacity.   Among Wyoming’...
An inventory of some 30 coal mine and coal plant facilities sets the stage for encouraging new uses, and helps communities facing economic transition Wyoming is home to a wealth of mining and coal-fired power generation infrastructure that will eventually be decommissioned, razed and shipped away,...
GILLETTE – Whether they were meant to keep animals in, or keep people out, or keep snow from piling up, fences have been part of Campbell County’s history for decades.   Now, a new type of fence has some residents up in arms. A geofence, to be specific.   The Campbell County Convention and Visitors...
GILLETTE — A bill intended to help new mothers will end up hurting the state in the long run, according to two Campbell County freshman lawmakers.   In this past legislative session, state lawmakers passed a bill extending Medicaid coverage for new mothers from 60 days to one year.   About one-...

An adult great horned owl sits on one of its regular perches Wednesday, March 22, inside the outdoor garden center at Menards in Gillette. The owl, which is part of an owl family, made the center its home around the time the store was built in 2015.

Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record. 

GILLETTE  – June and Bruce are kind of an odd couple.   Well, they’re strange in one distinct way, while undeniably traditional in others.   From what we know, their lifestyle has been fairly normative in the sense that they’ve stuck together for years, raised their young then watched them grow up...
The retirement schedule for America’s coal-fired power plants is likely to accelerate, moving up the timeline for big changes in communities that rely on the facilities — and the mines that supply them — for jobs and tax revenue.   The U.S. is on track to cut its coal-based power capacity in half...
GILLETTE –  The Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s plan to use a geofencing technology to track spending habits at the National High School Finals Rodeo this summer has rubbed some people the wrong way, with one person even calling for a commissioner to resign.   In March, the...
GILLETTE – A Gillette man is suing the city of Gillette for $24.25 million for violating his religious rights guaranteed by the Wyoming Constitution.   Bruce Williams, a local atheist, alleges that since 2014, he’s been the victim of “conspiratorial oppression” by the city, and that the city has...

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