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Party lines drawn as campaign for Gillette College vote revs up

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As summer begins and the August special election nears to decide the future of Gillette College, the campaigns for and against the vote to form an independent community college district in Campbell County are gathering steam.

Vote Yes for Gillette

Charlene Camblin assembles signs for the Vote Yes for Gillette College campaign during a kick-off event hosted in the college’s Technical Education Center last week.

In favor of the college, the political action committee Our Community Our College has launched its “Vote Yes for Gillette College” campaign, which began last week with a kick-off event hosted in the college’s Technical Education Center.

Vote Yes for Gillette

Micky Shober holds a Vote Yes for Gillette College campaign sign during last week’s kick-off event leading up to an Aug. 17 special election.

Vote Yes for Gillette

Attendees mingle during a Vote Yes for Gillette College campaign during a kick-off event hosted in the college’s Technical Education Center Tuesday evening.

Vote Yes for Gillette

Jami Howe wears a shirt promoting the Vote Yes for Gillette College campaign during a kick-off event hosted in the college’s Technical Education Center Tuesday evening.

Vote Yes for Gillette

Chief Financial Officer at Peregrine Global Services Matthew Ramey practices a speech promoting the Vote Yes for Gillette College campaign on camera during a kick-off event hosted in the college’s Technical Education Center Tuesday evening.

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papaJ

Dalby has shown repeatedly that is “information” has not been real accurate. He is mostly full of assumptions, NOT facts. To say this is all about sports is a real disservice to all the students at the college! As for Bill Fortner, he showed how much of a joke he is durning the padt

papaJ

Past actions during the legislative session!

guardianavatar

Dalby likes to make up "facts", as does Fortner.

guardianavatar

We have got to bring in other opportunities into this community or we are toast. The energy industry is leaving, look at the mines that are accelerating pulling out of here.

moosey

The students have been getting a fine college education for years including industrial programs. The reason we split with NWCCD was because they canceled the sports programs. That is why we think it is all about the sports. The tax issue is real. Our local industries are in trouble. Coal, oil and gas might not be able to fund all our dreams. I voted for Bill Fortner to bring a voice of reason to the legislature.

papaJ

Why do you want to keep sending our local money to Sheridan without having any say in what it goes for. Thats millions going away right now. Dalby lacks the ability to state facts! Bill Fourtner is an embarrassment to us and the legislature! Sports will be at the Gillette College no matter what you say. The real problem was Sheridan being able to cancel “groups” without allowing any say from any. The money raised was to prove a point that they did not listen to Gillette!

Rezident

I was all for the quarter cent sales tax to support Gillette College until all the add ins showed up! At that point I changed my mind and voted against the added tax. I was in support of the College District at first, but now I’m having second thoughts about this proposal. They want people for the board, but only certain people. What I got out of the article concerning the election of board members is no middle/working class people need apply! What else are they proposing/hiding?

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