From the Sept. 27, 1951 News Record
The U.S. Bureau of Mines complete two coal fire control projects during the past week, interior secretary Oscar L. Chapman has announced in Washington, D.C. Among those brought under control was the one in Wyoming known as the Little Thunder blaze some 60 miles north of Gillette. Projects and locations, months of completion, with estimated coal saved and amounts pard contractors for Wyoming projects are as follows: Moyer Gulch fire near Gillette, completed May 1950, 6,000,000 tons, at a cost of $39,461; Laur fire near Gillette, September 1950 5,000,000 tons, $6,581, Canfield fire near Teckla, August 1950, 15,000,000 tons, $75736, Burning Coal Mine fire near Bill, December 1950, 20,000,000, $54,690; Little Thunder fire near Gillette, September 1951, 20,000,000, $63,000; Padlock fire near Gillette, incomplete, 15,000,000 tons, $42,880, The last three costs are estimates.
From the Sept. 16, 1954 News Record
The tumbling classes for children in grades one through six will begin Oct. 4 under the direction of Mrs. Tom Kennedy, it was announced this week by W.E. Carroll, superintendent of the Gillette grade school. The program is not compulsory for any of the students, but those taking part must be covered by an accident insurance, Carroll emphasized. Schedules for the grades will be 3:15 to 3:40 o’clock on Monday and Wednesday afternoons for the first- and second-graders; 3:40 to 4:05 o’clock on the same afternoons for the third- and fourth-graders and 4:05 to 4:30 o’clock on Monday and Tuesday afternoons for the fifth- and sixth-graders.
From the Sept. 9, 1988 News Record
Wyoming has become so rain-parched that some mark the days since it has rained like a child marking time until Christmas. When someone asked how long it had been since he’d seen rain, the immediate answer of his companion was “Aug. 12.” The National Weather Service in Cheyenne confirmed that a trace of moisture was recorded in Gillette on Aug. 12. And the forecast doesn’t call for anymore moisture until at least next week.