Category Archives: Gillette

Time to shake your head

The following headline of a story appeared in today’s paper:

Stolen wallet won’t dampen a good time

A Glenrock man didn’t let a stolen wallet ruin his good time.

The man’s wallet was stolen Wednesday night at Bryan’s Place, a strip club near Rozet.

He told deputies a blonde dancer with braces must have taken his wallet while giving him a lap dance. The wallet later was found beneath a sofa cushion, but $200 was missing, Campbell County Undersheriff Scott Matheny said.

But after realizing his wallet had been stolen, the 31-year old man stayed at the strip club and had another lap dance, Matheny said.

I think it’s time to just shake your head and say, “Huh?”

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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Gillette, News, Strange & Odd


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Bring on the snow

Here comes round 2.

From WeatherBug

Urgent – Winter Weather Message
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
847 PM MST Fri Jan 7 2011
Northern Campbell-Southern Campbell-Western Crook-Weston-
Northeastern Crook-
Including The Cities Of… Gillette… Wright… Moorcroft…
Hulett… Newcastle… Colony
… Winter Weather Advisory Now In Effect Until 6 PM MST Sunday…
The Winter Weather Advisory Is Now In Effect Until 6 PM Mst
* Light Freezing Rain Or Snow Will Develop Overnight Before
Becoming All Snow On Saturday Morning. Snow Will Then Continue Into
Sunday Before Diminishing Sunday Evening.
* Snow Accumulations Of 4 To 7 Inches Are Expected By Sunday
Precautionary/Preparedness Actions…
A Winter Weather Advisory Means Snow… Freezing Precipitation…
Wind… And Cold Temperatures Will Create Hazardous Conditions.
Use Caution When Outdoors Or Traveling.

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Posted by on January 7, 2011 in Gillette, Weather


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Bill Gates in Gillette, Wyoming

In tonight’s paper, the picture on the front page is Bill Gates boarding one of nine private jets at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport on Sunday afternoon. It was humored he visited a local coal mine.

Bill Gates

Photo: Alton Strupp, Gillette News Record

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Posted by on November 8, 2010 in Gillette, Strange & Odd


Welcome to Gillette:Population – Snow

Front yard

Today is October 12.  Friday, October 9 was homecoming here in Gillette.  Nothing like playing the homecoming game in a frozen tundra!  Yup, we’ve had snow since Friday.  I wasn’t here for it since I was gone for the weekend.  Here’s a pic of my front yard.

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Posted by on October 12, 2009 in Gillette, Weather


Unleash the plague!

Here in Gillette, we have a plague on our hands.  I’m not sure if it’s a sign of the end times or if Pharaoh needs to let God’s people go, but this is what we’re facing:

GrasshopperPhoto credit: Nathan Payne, Gillette News Record

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Posted by on August 5, 2009 in Gillette


From the Gillette News-Record blotter

Seriously…that’s all I gotta say.

HT: Gillette News-Record


Published: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 12:27 PM MDT

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wal-Mart employees were alerted to a white van parked in the store’s lot. Inside were five unattended children, whose ages ranged from 7 months to 6 years old. The employees wound up spending almost half an hour with the kids, before their 25-year-old mother returned from the store. She said she wasn’t aware that it was dangerous to leave children locked in a van, Police Detective Gary Owens said. The case has been referred to the Department of Family Services.

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Posted by on April 8, 2009 in Gillette, Strange & Odd


Blizzard of ’09 stats

HT: Gillette News Record

Here are unofficial results from the blizzard:

• Snow: 15-20 inches equal to about 1.97 inches of precipitation.

• Wind: Reached 37 mph with gust of 44 mph at 10 a.m. Monday.

• High temp: 39 degrees on Monday.

• Low temp: 21 degrees on Tuesday.

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Posted by on March 25, 2009 in Gillette, Weather