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Public Health Nurse Joli Carr asks a series of questions to someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus while conducting a contact tracing phone call on July 24, 2020, at Campbell County Public Health in Gillette, Wyo. (Mike Moore/Gillette News Record via AP)

Contact tracing means long hours for public health nurses

Aug. 8, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Behind a series of locked doors, a temperature screening area and at the back of highly sanitized pathways sits the quaint office of Campbell County Public Health nurse Joli Carr. Inside, she sits at a desk surrounded by piles of forms with contact tracing notes. It’s her...

Man dies after fall at Keyhole State Park in Wyoming

Aug. 7, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man died after falling off an embankment during a late-night walk while camping with his girlfriend at Keyhole State Park, park officials said. Cameron MacNeil, 29, was at the Wind Creek Campground near the reservoir when he fell July 22 around 2 a.m., The Gillette News...

Information sought about 7 antelope shot in Wyoming

Aug. 3, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Game wardens want to find out who killed seven antelope in northeastern Wyoming. Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens Levi Wood and Jacob Miller found the six adult and one fawn antelope shot July 22. The animals were near a road between the North Antelope Rochelle and Black...

DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer Ed Holden gives Anna Faldalen, 12, a high five after attaching decals reading

Girl, 12, wins contest to name big Wyoming sheriff's vehicle

Aug. 1, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — It’s not often civilians can ride in a military-style armored vehicle, but 12-year-old Anna Faldalen recently had that opportunity. “Oh my God,” she said as she saw members of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Response Unit park a Caiman...

Dr. Sara Hartsaw stands in a procedure room at High Plains Surgical Associates in Gillette, Wyoming, on July 16, 2020. The U.S. Navy Reserve mobilized Hartsaw to New York City in April where she worked in the temporary field hospital built inside of the Javits Convention Center. (Mike Moore/Gillette News Record via AP)

Wyoming surgeon back from month of COVID-19 work in New York

Jul. 26, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Dr. Sara Hartsaw still struggles to process what she saw in April. Since joining the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2013, her more than 25 years of medical expertise as a general surgeon has been tested overseas in time of war and now on American soil during the first wave of the COVID-19...

Juvenile and family drug court helps Gillette teen get sober

Jul. 13, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Last year, Kelli Ellison had no interest in being sober. At 15 years old, she’d been using marijuana for two years, and she kept getting into trouble with the law. After three separate marijuana charges, she appeared in District Court before Judge Thomas Rumpke, who ordered her...

Judge quits, shouting ensues in Wyoming city council meeting

Jul. 8, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A municipal court judge in Wyoming abruptly resigned during a raucous city council meeting in which police cleared the room to calm things down. Many attending the Gillette City Council meeting Tuesday were there to protest Mayor Louise Carter-King and the rest of the council...

Wyoming community looks at more local college independence

Jun. 30, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Local officials in northeastern Wyoming are looking at how to give a community college more autonomy amid a move to all but eliminate its athletics programs. The Northern Wyoming Community College District based in Sheridan includes Sheridan College and Gillette College. College...

Wyoming GOP county chairman cited after convention fight

Jun. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Police in Wyoming have cited a Republican Party county chairman after a fight with another county chairman at the state GOP convention. The fight happened Saturday night outside the Cam-Plex Wyoming Center in Gillette, where the Wyoming Republican Party was holding part of its annual...

Wyoming rare earth elements project receives federal funding

Jun. 25, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

Gillette, Wyo. (AP) — A project in Wyoming to develop technologies and methods to extract rare earth elements from coal ash received more than $810,000 from the federal government. Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory are overseeing the project, The Gillette News Record reported ...