One day the city of Gillette had an administrator, the next day not.
Just in time to add more intrigue to the state’s funding crisis is a survey by the University of Wyoming that identified cuts to K-12 schools as the biggest concern of Wyoming residents.
Buying the Cloud Peak Energy building two years ago was a mistake. Campbell County commissioners hoped it could become a courthouse annex, but have had to shut down any planning or work on it for lack of money.
Less than two weeks ago, newly inaugurated President Joe Biden talked a lot about unity. He pledged that his administration would work to heal some deep political and ideological divides that have ripped at the very soul of the United States.
People have been patient during this pandemic — at least for the most part. They huddled at home during lockdowns, even as some watched their business profits evaporate. They watched as senior dreams evaporated as schools emptied and moments like state tournaments, prom, sports seasons and e…
Whether it was boredom brought on by a pandemic or a desire to make some beautiful out of crappy year, people in Gillette have outdone themselves with their outdoor lighting and decorations this year.
We Americans are so busy fighting with each other that we seem to have forgotten that we have enemies — strong ones, determined ones, well-funded and well-organized ones — outside of our borders.
Campbell County prides itself on being a leader in Wyoming. Our Powder River Basin energy resources, while declining, are still the backbone of the state’s economy. We’re active in local and state politics and try to make good public policy.
There’s been plenty to rail against in 2020. Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to write about a historic bust in oil prices and the continued and accelerated downturn of thermal coal, which is so important to Campbell County and the Powder River Basin.
In hindsight, it should’ve been easy to predict that Tuesday’s first 2020 U.S. presidential debate between Republican President Donald Trump and the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, would be like watching a live-action stage interpretation of a Facebook thread.
The Gillette City Council this week seated its fourth new member outside of an election in less than three years. And for the fourth time in less than three years, the council did so through a less-than-transparent process.