Campbell County

GILLETTE (WNE) – At least one more mountain lion was spotted in Gillette Thursday morning, a day after a mountain lion was captured outside a home near downtown Gillette.   Photos from a home near the Bell Nob golf course showed the mountain lion and possibly another younger mountain lion with it,...
GILLETTE — It’s tough to pinpoint the right word to describe what the past year has been like for the family members of Irene Gakwa.   Their weeks and months have been a lot of things: surreal, painful, frustrating and a nightmare, among other descriptors. But beneath that all, there’s been an...
GILLETTE — Mental health concerns — prevalent throughout Gillette — are also increasing within the schools, and this school year, more younger children have been referred for help than their older peers.   From August through December 2022, 209 Campbell County elementary students were referred to a...
GILLETTE (WNE)— Some local hotels are already booked as entities in Gillette continue to prepare for the International Pathfinder Camporee, which makes its way to Gillette in August 2024.   At least four Gillette hotels are already booked for the event that takes place Aug. 5-11 next year, local...
GILLETTE — Campbell County Adult Treatment Courts is modifying one of its programs to help those who’ve been sentenced for misdemeanor drug crimes.   Tuesday, the Campbell County Commission approved changing the DWI Treatment Court to Misdemeanor Treatment Court.   Adult Treatment Courts Director...
GILLETTE — To mark the full year since Kennedy Wainaina's sister was last heard from, he took a long trip from Boise, Idaho, to Cheyenne.   The destination was the Wyoming State Capitol, but more specifically, the Governor’s Office.   On Friday, Feb. 24, Wainaina and his cousin Tarisai Githu...
DOUGLAS — The oil and gas boom is on. Converse County oil and gas production continues to heat up and the county government has the numbers to back up the claim. And, from the appearance of multiple contributing factors it is not expected to slow down anytime soon.    Converse County Commission...
DOUGLAS — A second off-track pari-mutuel betting facility asked the Converse County Commission for permission to open up in Douglas this year, but its application hit a wall Tuesday when the commissioners voted 2-2 on a motion to approve it.    The tie vote effectively killed the resolution which...
GILLETTE —Campbell County had a relatively good year for coal, but it could have been better.   The uptick in demand for thermal coal that began about 18 months ago carried through 2022 and led to a subtle increase in overall production from Powder River Basin mines. But due to persistent...
Special meeting scheduled for Wednesday   A solution to the ongoing dispatch dispute between Newcastle and Weston County could be on the horizon if a joint meeting scheduled for Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers goes well.    For at least the past eight years, the News Letter Journal...

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