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 By Jake Goodrick    News    January 26, 2023 

Gillette woman's quest to educate residents on the presence and dangers of radon

GILLETTE — Gail Heath had a chronic cough that just wouldn’t go away. It started in the winter of 2020. For anyone sick at that time, there were a number of reasons to be concerned or, at the very least, hyper-aware of even the slightest coughs a...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    October 27, 2022

Wyoming fentanyl deaths up as state pushes awareness

GILLETTE —The number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths has steadily increased in Wyoming since 2017. The number of yearly deaths fluctuated prior to that, with up and down years since 2013, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. But the...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    August 11, 2022

Campbell County on pace for record suicides and unattended deaths

This story contains references and information about suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis or concerned, please call the National Suicide Lifeline at 988, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. GILLETTE — Campbell County recorded 15 suicides in...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    August 4, 2022

First half 2022 PRB coal production on par with last year, despite rail issues

GILLETTE — Halfway through 2022, Powder River Basin mines have produced about half of the total amount of coal as last year, keeping up the pace of production despite struggling to get enough trains to maximize on the continued demand for thermal...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    May 5, 2022

PRB coal demand and production continues

GILLETTE (WNE) — The coal production from Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. through the first three months of 2022 aligned with the strong projections each company had for their Powder River Basin mines headed into the year, despite...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    April 28, 2022

Search continues for missing Gillette woman

GILLETTE — Just about every day at about 5 p.m., Kennedy Wainaina waits on a phone call. Ever since his sister, Irene Wairimu Gakwa, went missing from Gillette in February or March, he has stayed in close contact with the Gillette police...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    January 6, 2022

Twin spruce trees removed from front of Twin Spruce school

GILLETTE - After 87 years of standing above Gillette Avenue, the two spruce trees that towered in front of Twin Spruce Junior High School for decades are gone. A tree-removal crew took down the two...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    December 3, 2020

Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange

GILLETTE — Discussions over how to shape legislation that could allow Campbell County to form its own community college district are underway. With Gillette College’s future in the hands of the state Legislature, many questions remain. The...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    October 22, 2020

Committee drafting bill for new Gillette college

GILLETTE — The Select Committee on Community College Funding agreed Friday to start working toward drafting a bill that would clarify state statute regarding community colleges and potentially clear the way for the possible creation of Gillette...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    August 13, 2020

Local state legislators buck-back against gun group's tactics

GILLETTE — Multiple Campbell County Republican legislators and primary candidates are bucking against an outspoken pro-Second Amendment group after a bevy of political attacks targeting incumbents and other candidates ahead of this month’s...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    July 23, 2020

Pandemic slams independent meat processors and ranchers

GILLETTE – When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Wyoming and with the coronavirus having spread through much of the United States, Todd Koehler saw the impacts firsthand at his independent meat processing business, Koehler’s Wild Game. As fears of...

 

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