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Special prosecutor reviewing allegations against former Campbell County sheriff resigns

Special prosecutor reviewing allegations against former Campbell County sheriff resigns

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A special prosecutor reviewing whether former Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall improperly told a deputy to reduce a drinking-and-driving charge against Pownall's son has resigned.

January 22, 2015 2:07 pmLoading…
Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

An access road and active drill pad are seen just south of Highway 387 on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from a LightHawk flight over Campbell County, Wyo. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)

December 17, 2014 6:09 pm

Deputies in Wyoming county already use body cameras

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Sheriff's deputies in Campbell County began wearing small cameras to record their interactions with the public months before the use of body cameras became part of the nationwide debate over deaths by police officers.

December 09, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…
Mead directs Attorney General to begin removal of Campbell County Sheriff

Mead directs Attorney General to begin removal of Campbell County Sheriff

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has directed the Wyoming Attorney General to begin proceedings to remove a county sheriff from office for allegedly interfering with his son’s drunken driving investigation.

November 06, 2014 6:30 amLoading…

Undersheriff running unopposed for sheriff retired

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Campbell County undersheriff, who is running unopposed for sheriff, has retired so he can collect his retirement pay as well as his sheriff's salary.

October 27, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…
In coal country, schools test new science standards

In coal country, schools test new science standards

GILLETTE — A school district in the heart of Wyoming’s coal country received a grant last year to train teachers in the types of higher-level thinking outlined by the Next Generation Science Standards, a set of K-12 benchmarks recently criticized in Wyoming for their emphasis on global clima…

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Wyoming communities want 1 percent sales tax survey

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Communities in northeast Wyoming want a survey to find out how citizens want Gillette, Wright and Campbell County to spend Optional 1 Percent Sales Tax money.

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Rocky VB signs Gillette's Matheny

Middle hitter Sydney Matheny, who was Wyoming's 2013 Gatorade volleyball player of the year, has signed a letter of intent to play for Rocky Mountain College in the fall.

February 10, 2014 2:15 pmLoading…
State Rep. Wallis dies

State Rep. Wallis dies

CASPER, Wyo. — Rep. Sue Wallis, a champion of limited government known for her spirited and polarizing debates on social issues and agriculture, died Tuesday at her home in Recluse. She was 56.

January 28, 2014 7:23 pmLoading…

Coal dust fire at Wyoming mine burns 3 miners

CASPER, Wyo. — Three coal miners are recovering from second- and third-degree burns at a hospital in Greeley, Colo., after coal dust ignited at North Antelope Rochelle mine in Campbell County.

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Cloud Peak Energy may cut production at Campbell County coal mine

CASPER, Wyo. — Executives at Gillette-based Cloud Peak Energy Inc. are considering reducing coal production at the Cordero Rojo mine in Campbell County beginning in 2015.

July 30, 2013 7:38 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Wyoming residents deserve compensation for coal mining impacts

Wyoming has sacrificed a lot for its energy development. Many of us who live in Campbell County are suffering the impacts of providing our nation, and now Asia, with energy.

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Wyoming jobless rate falls to 5.4 percent in February

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 5.4 percent in February.

April 02, 2012 4:36 pmLoading…

Coal production in Campbell County's 12 mines dips in 2011

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Mines in Campbell County produced slightly less coal in 2011 than in 2010.

January 26, 2012 6:15 amLoading…

One killed, another injured in Wyoming crash

A man died after falling asleep at the wheel, rolling a pickup truck three times three miles west of Gillette, Wyo., on Sunday.

October 17, 2011 9:45 amLoading…

Campbell board wants to keep architect for school

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Campbell County school officials want to bypass competitive bidding to hire an architect for a new elementary school and contract with a firm the district has used for three other schools.

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Campbell County hires economic consultant

GILLETTE, Wyo. -- Campbell County officials have hired an economic consultant from Atlanta to prepare a study on how to diversify the county's already vibrant energy economy.

September 06, 2011 10:22 amLoading…

Lawmakers disdain artwork linking coal to beetles

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Two Campbell County legislators are unhappy with a sculpture by a British artist at the University of Wyoming that links coal to beetles killing trees.

July 18, 2011 10:51 amLoading…

More bar and grill licenses in Wyoming available Friday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The city clerk’s office in Cheyenne receives inquiries all the time about available bar and grill licenses from people who are planning to establish restaurants in the capital city, a spokesman said Monday.

June 27, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Campbell County reports jump in taxable value

GILLETTE — Campbell County should have more room to spare in its budget thanks to a jump in the county's taxable value to $5.43 billion.

June 17, 2011 11:06 pmLoading…

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