From the Feb. 24, 1955, News Record:
Some broken windows and a broken board in the wall has caused the gas heating facilities to be removed from the warm-up house at the ice skating rink in east Gillette, it was announced this week. T.C. Wassenberg has been furnishing the stove and gas free of charge but it was felt there were to many outlets for the heat to keep the building at all warm. It was said that two windows have been knocked out. A board in the side of the building was also knocked out and tore the tar paper siding. The wind has finished tearing a good portion of the paper off. The building was moved to the ice rink by the Gillette Rotary Club and also put into shape and tar papered by the group.
From the Feb. 28, 1963, News Record:
In a recent monthly news letter, J.R. Bromley, superintendent and chief engineer of the Wyoming Highway Department, wrote the following comments concerning the distribution of the state five-cent gasoline tax. “As you know the state gasoline tax in Wyoming is set at five cents per gallon. What you probably don’t realize, however, is that less than half of each five cents collected ever reaches the state highway fund. As an example, during 1962, total revenue derived from the gasoline tax amounted to nearly $9.5 million. Of that amount, about $4.4 million was deposited to the state highway fund. What happened to the other $5.1 million? Under provisions of various acts of the Legislature it was distributed as following: counties, $3.6 million; cities, $562,000; agriculture refunds, $103,00; administrative costs by the revenue department, $33,500. It is of interest to note that the state highway fund receives a smaller portion of the gasoline tax today than 30 years ago. At that time, with a four-cent tax, three cents went to the state highway fund today, the fund receives 2.4 cents of the five-cent tax.”