Campbell County

Firefighters in parts of Wyoming worry the danger of wildfires could increase after wet spring and summer weather. The wet weather encouraged lush growth on northeast Wyoming’s grasslands. Campbell County Fire Department Operations Chief J.R. Fox says it doesn’t take many hot, dry days to dry out vegetation. He’s especially concerned about heavy growth of…

Attorneys for Blackjewel say the bankrupt coal company continues to seek funding to reopen two large coal mines in Wyoming. The Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines have been closed since July 1. The Milton, West Virginia-based company is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and hundreds of Wyoming miners are out of work. Eagle Butte and…

Governor Mark Gordon says the state will do what it can to help layed off workers at coal mines in Campbell County. Wendy Corr with details. Governor Mark Gordon was in Cody Thursday for the 4th of July Stampede celebration, riding horseback in the parade that morning with his wife, Jennie, and attending the rodeo…

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that two Wyoming mines closed and sent 700 workers home on Monday afternoon after their owner filed for bankruptcy. Blackjewel LLC–which operates Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines near Gillette, sent the workers home after a bank denied the company $20 million in financing to continue operations during bankruptcy proceedings–CEO Jeffery…

Wyoming officials say they may extend a $1.5 million state grant for a coal-research facility. Energy Capital Economic Development requested an extension several months ago. The company plans to use the 2017 grant to develop a center for research into turning coal into a range of products with commercial and industrial uses. The Gillette News-Record…

West Nile virus may be off to an earlier than usual start in Wyoming this year, with the state’s first case involving a Campbell County adult already reported, according to the Wyoming Department of Health In 2018, WDH was notified of four WNV cases in Wyoming, including one death in Goshen County. Since the disease…

With recently increased cases of pertussis (whooping cough) concentrated in Campbell County, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease locally and across the state, as well as promoting vaccination. Five Campbell County pertussis cases have been reported to WDH over the past week, compared to one in all of 2018…

A 4-year-old boy has died after a vehicle ran him over in northeast Wyoming. Campbell County Under Sheriff Quentin Reynolds tells the Gillette News Record that the incident occurred about 4:40 p.m. Saturday in the small town of Wright. The name of the boy was not immediately released. The boy was taken to Campbell County…

A Gillette man died in an explosion at a Tisdale Creek Ranch oil processing site Wednesday afternoon. Beau Damori, 36, was found dead about four hours after the explosion once firefighters had secured the area enough for his body to be recovered, said Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Rozier. Justin Doyle, 27, and Zachary Ness, 31,…

An audio version of this news available here. Governor Matthew H. Mead, pursuant to President Donald Trump’s Proclamation issued last week, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. Peace Officers Memorial…


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