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20 Home, Sweet Home Gillette enjoys an active housing market and supportive community

24 Happily Ever After Residents enjoy quality of life, giving back

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d e pa r tm e nt s 8 Almanac 30 Biz Briefs 32 Chamber Report 33 Economic Profile 34 Photo Essay 41 Health & Wellness 42 Local Flavor 46 Arts & Culture 50 Retail 52 Education 55 Community Profile 56 Through the Lens on the cover Campbell County Ice Arena Photo by Brian McCord

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Welcome to Campbell County An introduction to the area’s people, places and events

Energy Drives the Economy Gillette is The Energy Capitol of the Nation. It’s not just a slogan. Here are the facts: • Nearly one in six Wyoming workers is directly or indirectly employed in coal development. • Wyoming ranked seventh in production of crude oil and second in natural gas production during 2010, with Campbell County being its leading crude oil producer. • The county mines more than one-fourth of all American coal from the Powder River Basin. • Coal produces 50 percent of the nation’s electricity, and more than 40 percent of that coal is from Wyoming. • An average of 85 trains move coal out of the Powder River Basin daily. • In 2009, Campbell County produced more than $3 billion of surface coal, $340 million of natural gas and more than $293 million of crude oil.

Stare Into Space Located at Sage Valley Junior High School, the Campbell County School District Planetarium has been a fixture in the community since 1981. The planetarium features a new Goto Chronos II Hybrid System that projects the stars, planets, sun and moon. The facility also includes video projectors that display constellation outlines, photographs, video clips and more. When school is in session, students from across Campbell County and from southern Montana visit the planetarium. Shows are available and open to the public, free of charge. To learn more, contact the Campbell County School District Planetarium at (307) 682-4307.

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Serving and Protecting Well-trained firefighters work to keep Campbell County a safe place and are equipped to handle emergencies. Operating 10 fire stations and a training center, the Campbell County Fire Department covers almost 5,000 square miles of territory. The department, led by Chief Don Huber, provides fire, rescue and hazardous-materials services for northeastern Wyoming. Its staff and volunteer firefighters are heavily engaged in community safety programs, from business emergency preparedness to fire safety for schoolchildren. For more information, visit www.ccfire.us.


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Gillette College, home of the Pronghorns, offers stiff competition when it comes to athletics. Both men and women compete in basketball, cross country, rodeo, and track and field. In 2011, the men’s basketball guard Ryan Aaron was the first team member to earn All-American status; Katie Strandholm and Nikki Tresch of the women’s basketball team were named Academic All-Americans by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Both women were also selected for the Academic All-Region Team, along with teammate Deshara Washington. To learn more, visit www.gcpronghorns.com.

n The cattle ranchers who settled in the town in the 1800s originally referred to Gillette as Donkey Town. n Oil exploration began in Gillette in the 1940s, and the first commercial oil field discovery was made in 1968.

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n Wright was originally known as Reno Junction, but got re-named after the owner of the Long Branch Bar, Dale Wright, agreed to sell land to Atlantic Richfield Corp. which built the town to accomodate the workforce for the mines.

Campbell County At A Glance Population (2010 Census) Campbell County: 46,133 Gillette: 29,087 Wright: 1,807 Location Campbell County is in northeastern Wyoming, between the Big Horn Mountains and the Black Hills. Beginnings Campbell County was established in 1911. It is home to the cities of Gillette and Wright, along with the unincorporated communities of Recluse and Rozet. The county seat of Gillette is named for 1890s railroad surveyor Edward Gillette. For More Information Campbell County Chamber of Commerce 314 S. Gillette Ave. Gillette, WY 82716 Phone: (307) 682-3673 Fax: (307) 682-0538 www.gillettechamber.com info@gillettechamber.com

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Located in the southern half of Campbell County, on the Thunder Basin National Grasslands and in the heart of the coal rich Powder River Basin, is the town of Wright. Home to approximately 2,000 people, Wright was created in the late 1970s after the coal industry expanded and families began to settle in the area. Wright’s economy is spurred by agriculture, oil, gas and coal. The town is close to Black Thunder Coal Mine, the largest mine in the basin and most productive mine in the United States, and the North Antelope Rochelle Mine. Wright features a host of small businesses, five churches, a library, a fire department, and more. Home of the Panthers, Wright includes two schools, Cottonwood Elementary and Wright Junior/Senior High. The town keeps active with numerous community events, parks, the Haycreek Golf Course, and a recreation center. The Wright Days celebration, an annual four-day event held each June, includes a demolition derby, movie in the park, mud volleyball and other activities. Panther Pond, which is well stocked with trout, crappie, catfish and bass, has a

Mud racing is part of the fun during the annual Wright Days celebration.

walking path around its perimeter where antelope, deer, and Canadian geese can be seen. The recreation center provides a range of youth programs and is equipped with a four-lane swimming pool, fitness areas, racquetball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds and more. Located just a few miles north

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of Wright is the nearly 110-year-old Durham Ranch, which stretches across 55,000 acres. The ranch is home to one of the largest bison operations in North America. It’s not uncommon for drivers to see herds of buffalo wandering much like they did a century ago. For more information, visit www.wrightwyoming.com. l i va b i l i t y. c o m /g i l l e t t e / w y

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functions. Razor City BMX in Gillette accommodates enthusiasts of BMX, a street-bicycle motocross sport whose competitors race on an enclosed hilly, winding track. Gillette is also home to a number of traditional parks. A seven-member Parks and Beautification Board oversees the city’s open spaces. It sets policies for 1 percent tax spending on park improvement projects, and updates policies and ordinances related to community landscaping, forestry and beautification.

in the mid-1980s to continue enlarging the CAM-PLEX site.” Equestrian Park While CAM-PLEX attracts many out-of-town vistiors a favorite local activity at this massive complex is horseback riding. The Powder Basin English Riding Club leases 80 of site’s 1,100 acres. Barks says the riding club property is rough ground filled with hills and valleys, a good setting to ride horseback and jump over barriers at variable distances. “Powder River is open to anyone who wants to join their organization, and the club hosts several competitions each year,” he says. “That organization accounts for quite a good amount of economic impact for the community. The club is one of the many fun recreational activities available to residents here in Campbell County.”

Disc Golf and Fishing The Campbell County Parks and Recreation Department is in charge of 21 neighborhood and community parks throughout the region. Some of those parks offer opportunities to enjoy disc golf, model airplane flying, equestrian activities or fishing. The department also maintains the green-space grounds of several county offices, including the Campbell County Children’s Center and the Campbell County Public Health building. “We also take care of facilities in Wright, including Wright Recreation Center, the baseball fields and places like the fire department, public safety building and the Wright branch of Campbell County Public Library,” says Mike McNutt, Campbell County Parks and Recreation Department superintendent. “Overall, the people of Campbell County appreciate their outdoor parks and activities. For example, we have a youth soccer program that has 700 participating children, and an adult softball program with 600 participants.”

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an Barks says trees aren’t abundant in northeast Wyoming, but that isn’t the case at CAM-PLEX Park. Barks, the general manager at CAM-PLEX, points out that the park sits on 140 scenic acres within the 1,100-acre CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities site, and 20 of the park’s 140 acres have been specifically developed into a heavily treed area. That area also has pavilions with picnic tables and a large playground for residents to enjoy. “CAM-PLEX Park was purposely planted in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s with a variety of trees that would grow well in northeast Wyoming,” Barks says. “Today, people can visit and see what trees are doing well, in case they want to plant a particular kind of tree in their own backyard. The trees actually are not native to our state, having been planted decades ago by the University of Wyoming’s agricultural extension operation. But the trees thrived and grow well in our climate and soil, so additional trees were planted

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Left: Youth basketball at Campbell County Recreation Center


For More Information Razor City BMX Pumphouse Lane Gillette, WY 82716 www.razorcitybmx.com

track pricing $7.00 on Mondays, $7.00 on Thursdays, $5.00 for second class or riders that are members of the same family. $20.00 for Double Point Races, $30.00 for Triple Point Races. One day trial – free! Razor City BMX photos by Jeffrey S. OTTO

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Gillette seniors receive good care and live a great life

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Primrose Retirement Community Primrose Retirement Community puts a premium on giving their senior residents an unforgettable experience, building around a simple, three-word motto: This is living! And if you take one look around, you’ll see why that saying fits it so well. The Gillette facility features quality independent and assisted-living arrangements. Seniors living on their own enjoy one- or two-bedroom apartment homes with full kitchens, free laundry facilities, home-cooked meals provided daily and more. “We have 80 apartments, with 40 of them being independent living. We have a huge facility, indoor parking, a movie theater, pub – it’s an awesome building,” says Executive Director John Chick. He adds that many residents lead active lifestyles that they can more fully enjoy at Primrose. “We have people here who decided they didn’t want to shovel snow at home. They have their own apartments here and do their own cooking. We have people here who go golfing. It makes it less stressful for family members and residents to not have to go straight from home to assisted living,” he says. For those who do need assisted-living arrangements, services include 24-hour nursing, At Campbell County Senior Center, seniors participate in activities such as painting (right) and cards (left).

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n Gillette, the wealth of living opportunities for seniors can help make their golden years truly golden. Several communities place an emphasis not only on quality health care, but living life as well.

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For More Information Bee Hive Homes of Gillette 2300 W. Boxelder Rd. Gillette, Wyoming 82718 (307) 682-3406 www.beehivehomes.com/ gillette Campbell County Senior Center 701 Stocktrail Ave. Gillette, WY 82716 (307) 686-0804 www.campbellcounty seniorcenter.com Pioneer Manor 900 W. Eighth St. Gillette, WY 82716 (307) 688-7000 Primrose Retirement Communities 921 Mountain Meadow Ln. Gillette, WY 82716 (307) 682-8800 www.primrose retirement.com

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three home-cooked meals a day, free transportation services, wellness programs, weekly housekeeping and laundry services, and hospice care. Bee Hive Homes of Gillette Bee Hive Homes of Gillette takes a unique approach to assisted living. The facilities house 15 or 16 beds, important because, as owner/administrator Bruce Fenton says, the smaller buildings allow close, personal relationships to develop between residents as well as the staff. “It’s such a home setting that you become personally attached to them. You become someone’s friend. They want somebody who cares about their individual needs. Nobody out there can compete in the quality of care that we offer. Our seniors get perfect care,” Fenton says. Assisted-living services include private rooms, 24-hour staffing, dietician-approved home-cooked meals, individual and group activities, housekeeping services and more. Pioneer Manor Those who come to Pioneer Manor long-term care facility will be happy to find themselves in caring and capable hands.

Residents of Pioneer Manor enjoy a private or semi-private room and have access to an abundance of services including a staff of physicians, a dietary department that provides nutritious home-cooked meals, rehabilitative therapies, social, recreational and educational activities, and more. An abider program is also available. Campbell County Senior Center Campbell County Senior Center’s slogan – the age of celebration – is spot on. Health and wellness programs range from yoga classes to chair exercises and healthy cooking demonstrations every quarter. Even bowling and tennis are available by way of the center’s Nintendo Wii. Crafting time is available for painting, ceramics and quilting with qualified instructors. Other monthly activities are available. Meals are served Monday through Friday, usually at noon. Guests under age 60 are welcome to join seniors for meals at a cost of $7. Cottonwood Terrace The Cottonwood Terrace apartments provide quality housing for low-income seniors.

Top right: Residents at Pioneer Manor Senior Center play a game of volleyball. Bottom right: Playing pool at Campbell County Senior Center


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home Gillette enjoys an active housing market and supportive community

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ne of the first things newcomers notice about the Gillette and Campbell County area is its warm sense of community. “I have loved Gillette since I moved here,” says Sherry McGrath, broker for ERA Boardwalk Real Estate. “Initially I felt we wouldn’t stay long, but after just a few weeks, I fell in love with the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and how everyone tries to help take care of each other. Then I got very involved in the community and loved how people in Gillette not only welcome your opinion, but encourage it.” Another asset that draws new families to Gillette is its wide range of housing options, from existing and newly built single-family homes to upscale apartments, townhomes and luxurious dream homes. Booming Gillette Neighborhoods New subdivisions, such as RC Ranch, Moon Meadows, Sawgrass Estates and Western Sky, are popular with buyers, as are Remington Estates, Pronghorn Ranch,

Copper Ridge Estates and Iron Horse. “People have been loving the new construction in the price range of $179,000 to $320,000,” McGrath says. “RC Ranch has been very popular because it is so close to the new Campbell County Recreation Center. Remington Estates was probably the second most quickly built on because of its location.” McGrath is grateful for the opportunity to sell homes in Gillette. “I love telling people all the wonderful reasons they will want to move to Gillette, including how in Campbell County kids are No. 1 to the community,” she says. College Park Townhomes One of Gillette’s newest neighborhoods is College Park, a community of townhomes for lease that opened in June 2011. The complex features 72 two- and three-bedroom townhomes with stylish plank wood flooring, master suites, walk-in closets, garden tubs and kitchens with

Gillette offers an array of existing and newly built single-family homes.

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pendant lighting and breakfast bars. “College Park residents enjoy our property because it offers all the features of a single-family home plus the amenities of a complex,” says Renee Robidart, property manager at College Park. “There is no lawn mowing or snow shoveling here – our residents live a maintenance-free life.” College Park even hosts monthly social activities for residents, ranging from barbecues to food drives, to help them get to know one another. “Your home is one of the most important aspects of your life, so the staff at College Park works hard to create a community where our residents are comfortable in their homes and proud of their community,” Robidart says. “Building relationships with our residents is the most enjoyable and rewarding part of working at College Park.”

Gillette Apartments Those who prefer apartment living also have options in Gillette, including Elm Court Apartments, Windridge Apartments, Antelope Ridge Apartments and South Fork Apartments. “South Fork is a place to call home,” says Amy Hayden, general manager of South Fork Apartments. “We are Gillette’s premier luxury apartments. Our residents rave about our outstanding customer service and our quick and efficient maintenance. We always strive to go above and beyond their expectations.” South Fork offers completely furnished corporate apartments available for lease from 30 days to a year. “Our corporate apartments are fully furnished with everything from linens and wireless Internet to a 42-inch TV,” Hayden says. “They also have weekly maid service. Literally all you need to move in is your suitcase.”

Clockwise from top: South Fork luxury apartments; New subdivisions, such as RC Ranch, Moon Meadows, Sawgrass Estates, Western Sky, Remington Estates and more, are popular with buyers; Antelope Ridge Apartments

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Happily Ever After Residents enjoy quality of life, giving back

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eta Tanner has seen Gillette and Campbell County grow a lot in her 80 years. “I’ve always been involved in this community and notice that many people today are also volunteering and helping with charities to make our quality of life even better,” Tanner says. “During my life, I’ve worked on the city council, the chamber, in the county courthouse, with the Cattleman’s group and helped to secure scholarships for students attending Gillette College. I’ve always stayed busy.” Tanner has received numerous awards from organizations that recognized her philanthropic efforts throughout the years. “I have tried to give back and stay involved,” she says.

$517,000 Raised Such is the case throughout Campbell County, where people work together, help each other and give this area a true hometown feel. Stasi Shippy points out that local residents are hard-working individuals who give to charities and volunteer, and she should know. Shippy is executive director of United Way of Campbell County, and says the organization raised $517,000 in 2010 – with no individual donor giving more than $4,000. “In many big cities and wealthy communities, there are often dozens of individuals who can afford to contribute $10,000 or more to United Way, so it’s amazing that people in Campbell County gave what they could for us to reach the impressive total of $517,000,”

Left: Long-time Gillette resident Leta Tanner Right: Amir Sancher, founder of the Boys & Girls Club, is surrounded by children from Campbell County

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she says. “Many people here wear steel-toed boots and hard hats, and often go to work before it gets light. They work really hard for their money, but generously give back.” Shippy says volunteerism is also alive in the area, and offers the United Way agency CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) as an example. The agency helps abused and neglected children. “A CASA volunteer goes through the court system with a child to make sure the judge knows the child’s needs – the volunteer is the eyes, ears and voice of the child,” she says. “It’s a huge commitment, with a volunteer perhaps being involved with that same child for several years. There are 30 CASA volunteers in Campbell County, while many other volunteers serve the 13 other charitable agencies that our local United Way oversees.”

Another agency that works with children is The Boys & Girls Club of Campbell County. The club has touched the lives of more than 4,500 children since it began offering summer programming in 2001 and after school care in 2002. Volunteers actively seek ways to enrich the lives of local children whom other agencies have had difficulty in reaching. This includes children who live with family conflict, lack of supervision or parents who have been involved with criminal activity. Trained, caring and professional staff and volunteers help these young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures and reach their goals. For more than 10 years, The Boys & Girls Club has been dedicated to ensuring that Campbell County’s disadvantaged youngsters have better access to quality programs and services that will help shape their futures.

People Wave to You In Wright, John Flocchini and his family have owned Durham Buffalo Ranch since the 1960s. He is also serving on the board of the Powder River Energy Foundation, which distributes money to several area charities. “Also, our Durham Ranch hosts an annual 5K/10K walk-run that benefits a different charity each year, and I donate a lot of buffalo meat for an annual Hunter/Rancher Chili Feed,” he says. “Community involvement is actually part of the mission statement of our ranch.” Flocchini says he has always enjoyed living in Campbell County. “Here, things are low-key and friendly, with people waving to you as you drive down the highway,” he says. “It’s the way life is meant to be.”

Durham Buffalo Ranch hosts an annual 5K/10K walk-run that benefits a different charity each year.

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Business

Biz Briefs Businesses – both large and small – that help define Gillette’s economic climate

Scorecard Business At A Glance

$693 million Photo Courtesy of SignBoss LLC

Annual Retail Sales

$27,436 Photo Courtesy of Phagan Photography

Retail Sales per Capita

$83 million Annual Hotel and Food Sales

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Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Chamber Award of Excellence

Kati Sipe, Brothers Coffee Co. Biz: Coffee shop and restaurant Buzz: Located in downtown Gillette, Brothers Coffee Co. is locally owned and operated by the city’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Kati Sipe. This eatery and coffee shop offers a variety of beverages to keep customers caffeinated, and food items such as breakfast burritos, bagels, sandwiches, soups, desserts and more. On the first and third Fridays of the month the shop hosts open mic nights featuring local talent. (307) 682-4199

Powder River Dental Associates Biz: Dental-care facility Buzz: Powder River Dental Associates provide quality dental care, and work to prevent and treat dental disease. Patients receive comprehensive exams that include an oral cancer screening, a periodontal exam to detect gum disease, a visual and X-ray exam for decay and deterioration, and a cosmetic smile evaluation. www.powderriverdental.com


Friend of the Chamber Award (tie) Wes Johnson and John Davis, Four Seasons Events Biz: Event planning company Buzz: Owned and operated by Wes Johnson and John Davis, Four Seasons Events provides event planning services, including decorating assistance and rental materials. The company, specializing in wedding and reception decorating, strives to make each event enjoyable and stress-free. Four Seasons Events also offers clients assistance with coordinating cake decorators, photographers, videographers, bands, DJs, tent rentals, limousine services and more. www.gilletteevents.com Friend of the Chamber Award (tie) Karl DeCock, CTA Architects Engineers Biz: Architecture and engineering firm Buzz: Established in 1938, CTA Architects Engineers’ services include architecture, engineering, interior design, graphics and multimedia, historic preservation, and more. The firm is equipped to take on projects in any industry, and to date CTA has designed financial, government, health care, industrial, educational and fitness facilities and institutions, as well as residential and commercial structures. www.ctagroup.com New Chamber Member of the Year Award Sign Boss LLC Biz: Custom sign company Buzz: Sign Boss LLC helps businesses and organizations promote their services by designing, manufacturing and installing signs and logos, and also creates vehicle wraps, trade show displays, stickers, graphics and more. Customers can also request that their signs be made using environmentally conscious techniques in order to reduce the amount of waste typically generated when creating signs. www.signbossonline.com


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Chamber Report Chamber upgrades website, relocation guide

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ave you been to www.gillettechamber.com? In December 2011, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce refreshed and relaunched its website for a number of reasons. One was to allow the chamber’s 600 members to better showcase themselves and interact with one another on the website, and

another was to make things more user-friendly for the community and visitors to the site. “If a resident or visitor is looking for specific businesses or organizations, they’ll have an easier time of it now,” says Julie Simon, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “It also allows our members to

post coupons, register for chamber events and get current chamber news updates all in a more streamlined fashion.”

Linked to Chamber Link Besides a new website, the chamber has a Facebook page with about 800 likes, and posts social media content on LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter. “We also email a weekly newsletter called Chamber Link that focuses on members’ events,” Simon says. “The newsletter has only a little verbiage, but mostly has links to member events and related activities. Our members really seem to like the newsletter.” The chamber has also been busy helping compile a new Gillette and Campbell County Relocation Guide, a packet of printed information given to new residents moving into the community. “There are five pieces that make up the guide, and the chamber is responsible for three of those pieces,” Simon says. “We provide our Images GilletteCampbell County magazine as well as a detailed map of the area, plus a quick reference sheet with important phone numbers.”

Working Closely With Many Simon adds that the chamber enjoys doing business in such a close-knit community. “The chamber is all about building relationships and being a strong community partner, so we work closely with the City of Gillette, Campbell County Government, the Town of Wright, the Campbell County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Campbell County Economic Development Corporation,” she says. “And remember, people can always come into the chamber office or call us for any information they might need.” – Kevin Litwin

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economic profile Economic overview Located in the northeastern corner of Wyoming, Campbell County is the powerhouse for the state. Rich in natural resources, the mineral industry and supporting manufacturers dominate the economy.

major employers Peabody Energy Arch Coal Campbell County School District Cloud Peak Energy Campbell County Memorial Hospital Alpha Coal West Campbell County Wal-Mart Buckskin Mining City of Gillette

TAXES

6% Campbell Co. and State Sales Tax

Transportation Capitol City Cab (877)632-8294

Coach America 1700 E. Hwy. 14-16 Gillette, WY 82716 (307) 682-0960

Wyoming Business Council

Gillette-Campbell Co. Airport 2000 Airport Rd., Ste. 108 Gillette, WY 82716 (307) 686-1042 iflygillette.com

www.wyomingbusiness.org

214 W. 15th St. Cheyenne, WY 82002 (307) 777-6580 Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center 2001 W. Lakeway Rd., Suite D Gillette, WY 82718

Economic Resources

(307) 682-5232

Campbell County Chamber of Commerce 314 S. Gillette Ave. Gillette, WY 82716 (307) 682-3673 www.gillettechamber.com

Business Center

Campbell County Economic Development Corporation 2001 W. Lakeway Rd., Suite. C Gillette, WY 82718 (307) 686-2603 www.ccedc.net

workforce

www.wyomingentrepreneur.biz Wyoming Technology

Gillette Workforce Center 551 Running W. Drive Suite 100 Gillette, WY 82718 (307) 682-9313

1938 Harney St. Laramie, WY 82070 (307) 766-6283 www.uwyo.edu/wtbc

72% White-Collar Jobs

28% Blue-Collar Jobs Sources: Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, Onboard Informatics

Marshall Jewelry Where she’ll love it, Guaranteed

1103 E. Boxelder • Ste. C • Gillette, WY 82718 (307) 686-6666 • www.marshalljewelry.com

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mayor’s art council’s program enhances gillette’s beauty

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he Mayor’s Art Council was created in 2003 by the City of Gillette to create a more visually pleasing community. During the first year, the council implemented the Avenues of Art program, which gives artists an opportunity to showcase their work on Gillette’s high-visibility streets. Artists exhibit their sculptures for one year, and then the artwork is available for sale to the public. Sculptures selected for Avenues of Art are unveiled during the popular Donkey Creek Festival, a three-day art and music event held at Gillette College. Maps that identify the location and provide information about each sculpture along the Avenues of Art can be picked up at the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce office at 314 S. Gillette Ave. For more information about the Avenues of Art program, including images of sculptures from 2011, the Mayor’s Art Council, the Donkey Creek Festival and more, visit the City of Gillette’s website at www.ci.gillette.wy.us. Raptoround: Standing Proud by Chuck Weaver at 4-J Road and Walnut Street

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Sacred Smoke by Don Coy

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Silent Sultan by Fred Boyer

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Chief’s Daughter by Bobbie K Carlyle

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Indomitable Spirit by Jerry McKeller

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Health & Wellness

Here’s to Your Health Residents have access to many top medical facilities

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Medicap Pharmacy

he health-care industry is getting better all the time in Gillette-Campbell County, with many medical facilities available to residents.

Medicap Pharmacy’s approach to pharmaceutical care is convenience, savings and a heightened level of patient care. The national chain began in 1973 and has more than 800 locations, with service in Gillette for the past 12 years. The pharmacy offers online refills, drive-through prescription window, patient counseling services, and more.

Campbell County Memorial Hospital CCMH has 90 acute-care beds and 150 long-term beds, and also features two primary-care clinics, an urgent-care clinic, ENT clinic OB/GYN clinic and an orthopedic clinic. Other services include dialysis, home health and hospice, medical and radiation oncology, 24-hour employee daycare and more. The hospital is in the midst of a three-year, $68 million expansion that will include a new surgery floor and extensive interior remodeling and a 294 parking spaces.

Big Horn Dental Clinic Big Horn Dental Clinic is dedicated to bringing superior family and cosmetic dentistry at competitive prices to the community. The new location features laser dentistry, 3D imaging and patient education software as well as a children’s play area with video games. Other services include one-hour whitening, six-month smiles, invisalign and more.

Premier Bone & Joint Centers

Other medical Facilities

Premier Bone & Joint Centers’ 10 doctors help patients in the areas of surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy and pain management. The staff also includes physical therapists, nurses, technicians and support personnel. The practice boasts the most advanced medical techniques in the field.

A couple other top medical facilities in Campbell County include Big Horn Pediatrics, and Health Services, which specializes in women’s health and treatment. – Joe Morris and Kevin Litwin

GILLETTE OPTOMETRIC CLINIC P.C.

Gillette Optometric Clinic Gillette Optometric Clinic delivers modern and professional eye care that residents have trusted for the past 47 years. The clinic offers exams for all ages, contact lens fittings, vision therapy, emergency eye problems as well as pre and post cataract and Lasik surgery. The office also offers an array of corrective eyewear.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.visionsource-gilletteopto.com

Campbell County Memorial Hospital

Providing Comprehensive Vision Care with the Latest Technology Offering Honest, Caring, Personalized Service • • • • •

Eye Exams for All Ages Vision Therapy Contact Lens Fittings Emergency Eye Problems Pre & Post Care for Cataract and LASIK Surgery

• • • • •

Safety Glasses Gift Certificates Infant Care Large Stock of Contacts One of the Largest Frame Selections in Wyoming

(307) 682-2020 • 609 4-J Court

Jeff Adkins

R.L. Jordan, O.D., F.A.A.O. A.E. Mills-Fischer, O.D. J.L. Fischer, O.D. J.C. Maycock, O.D. R.L. Mills, O.D.

We accept Medicare, Medicaid, VSP and BCBS.

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Local Flavor

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Homegrown Goodness there’s flavorful food to be found in campbell county

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here is no need to travel to find great dining options. The Campbell County area offers a variety of restaurants, with something to please everyone’s palate.

If you’re hungry for a great steak or a meal prepared with fresh, local ingredients, the Campbell County area offers a number of excellent restaurants to choose from. Open Range Steakhouse, located in Wright, serves a variety of beef, chicken and seafood dishes, including a 32-ounce ribeye and a 20-ounce sirloin steak for two. The restaurant also features entrees made from buffalo “purchased directly from the Durham Buffalo Ranch that lies to our immediate north,” says general manager Alan Waner. “The veranda of the restaurant also offers guests a breathtaking view of this time-honored ranch.” Located near the South Dakota border in Beulah, Buffalo Jump Saloon & Steak House serves topquality beef and a wide variety of other seafood, chicken and pasta dishes in a casual, Old West-style atmosphere with rustic wooden floors and an old-time bar. Stop at the Skyline Grille in Gillette for a selection of house specialties made from locally raised beef, buffalo or lamb.

Left: Breakfast items at Mountain Mudd Espresso Right: A juicy steak at Open Range Steakhouse in Wright

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Hearty Steaks and Fresh Local Ingredients

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Local Flavor

“We are unique in our effort to use as many local and Wyomingraised products as possible,” says owner Mark Larson. “Our food is made from scratch, even our vegetables are hand-cut. We also have a large selection of wines.”

Coffee, Sandwiches and Much More Mountain Mudd Espresso in Gillette offers an extensive menu of coffee, tea and frozen drinks. Owners Chipper and Evert Hill also tout the addition of other tasty menu options for breakfast and lunch, such as their oversized breakfast burritos, muffins, selection of sandwiches and homemade chili. Expresso Lube, also located in Gillette, features coffee, tea, smoothies and an eclectic mix of flavorful daily lunch specials. Try the tomato-basil ravioli soup, beef stew in a bread bowl or, on the third Friday of every month, the Cajun-inspired crawfish etouffee.

What’s Online  Read more about Gillette’s food scene at livability.com/gillette/wy. Click “Things To Do,” then “Food.”

International Food

Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant is a favorite lunch spot for locals.

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In the mood for Mexican food? Las Margaritas in Gillette serves a wide variety of south-of-theborder favorites. Have the nachos ranchos or jalapeno poppers for an appetizer, then order chiles rellenos, chicken flautas or one of eight combination dishes for your entree. Las Margaritas also offers seven specialty margaritas to have along with your meal. If Chinese food is more to your liking, stop by the Great Wall Restaurant, located just off Interstate 90 in Gillette. Here, you can choose from a diverse selection of traditional menu items, such as egg drop soup, moo goo gai pan, beef with broccoli or jumbo shrimp with snow peas. – Barbara Biehler

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Crowd Pleasing Residents can access many cultural, recreational activities

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he AVA Community Art Center turns 10 years old in 2012, and executive director Sandi Aberle says the facility is more popular than ever with Campbell County residents. “The AVA is solely for art, with three galleries and several activities related to art classes,” Aberle says. “We host classes for handicapped children, 4-H students, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, adults and senior citizens. It’s all about visual arts with us.” AVA stands for – Advocacy for

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Visual Arts. There are even art classes for children as young as 18 months. “Those little kids paint with Matchbox cars that they roll through paint and then onto paper, and eventually learn about colors, shading and hues,” she says. “We also host classes for homeschooled kids, plus sessions called Uncorked on two Fridays a month for adults over age 21. The reason it’s called Uncorked is because students can bring a bottle of wine. That class is popular.”

Show Time The art center is one of many recreational and cultural attractions in Campbell County, running the entertainment gamut from movie theaters to a bowling center to community theater. Moviegoers can choose Sky Hi Theatres and Foothills Twin Theatres, while Big Screen Entertainment presents movies on a large inflatable screen in CAMPLEX Park during the summer. Fans of live theater can enjoy plays presented by the Gillette


Arts & Culture

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Camelanes Bowling Center

Community Theatre. And a place everyone knows about in Campbell County is CAM-PLEX, a multievent facility consisting of seven separate indoor buildings totaling 400,000 square feet. “This complex can accommodate every kind of occasion,” says Dan Barks, CAM-PLEX general manager.

Bowling and Video Games Camelanes Bowling Center offers bowling enthusiasts

a variety of leagues and fun events. This 20-lane center hosts USBC sanctioned leagues and tournaments. Open play is available most days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is great for parties and events. Camelanes features a lounge, pro shop and snack bar. Video game lovers can enjoy outings at Go West Games. The store sells new and vintage games and also offers remote controlled vehicles and accessories.

ROCKPILE MUSEUM The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is filled with artifacts from the Old and New West and is fittingly located next to a sizable natural rockpile formation. The western history museum is on West 2nd Street near the railhead of the old Burlington and Missouri line. Besides the sheep wagon‚ artifacts on site include firearms‚ pioneer and American Indian clothing and a restored rural schoolhouse. – Kevin Litwin l i va b i l i t y. co m /g i l l e t t e / w y

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Staying Active is Easy Outdoors and indoors, there’s a lot to do in Campbell County

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his part of Wyoming is rightfully known as a sports lover’s paradise. Hunters flock here to go after mule deer, antelope and even trophy American bison. Multiple hunt ranches and guide services ensure hunters do well and natural preserves remain pristine.

Campbell County Parks & Recreation Department Indoor and outdoor fun mix thanks to the Campbell County Parks & Recreation Department, which operates 21 neighborhood and community parks. Local favorite Lasting Legacy contains the Gillette Skatepark, a trickedout rollerblade and skateboard park, on its northern side.

Campbell County Recreation Center Then there’s the Campbell County Recreation Center and its basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, indoor running track, weight rooms, cardio area, racquetball and squash courts, six-lane swimming pool, 200meter track, tennis courts, lap pool, waterslides, 42-foot climbing tower, elevated walking track and much more. Chillier fun is on tap at the Campbell County Ice Arena and the Spirit Hall Ice Arena at the Wyoming Center, offering NHL-size rinks with recreational and league skating.

Club Energize Another popular gym is Club Energize, which features a free

weight room with Paramount Selectorized and Keiser Pneumatic equipment, two racquetball courts, climbing wall, cardio room, a UFC training room and tanning beds. You can choose from more than 40 group classes ranging from body pump to yoga each week with certified instructors, or opt to participate in a personal training program with certified trainers.

Bell Nob, Hay Creek, Gillette Golf Club Those who prefer their footwear with cleats rather than blades can enjoy fine golfing at the Bell Nob Golf Course, an 18-hole course operated by the Parks & Recreation Department, which also offers a nine-hole executive

From left: The Gillette Swim Team has won 15 consecutive state championships; Campbell County Ice Arena

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course; the Gillette Golf Club, a nine-hole course in Gillette; and the Hay Creek Golf Course, a nine-hole facility in Wright.

Unparalleled facilities, a dedicated coaching staff and talented swimmers have helped lead the Gillette Swim Team to 15 consecutive state championships. The club program has approximately 200 registered participants, with a staff of seven to eight assistant coaches. Swimmers are able to train and practice year round, thanks to the well-equipped Campbell County School District Aquatic Center. The center features the state’s only 50-meter pool, a first-class weight room and an outdoor portable pool that is erected during the summer months. – Joe Morris

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Shopping Options Gillette’s retail scene keeps residents well-stocked

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illette and Campbell County residents have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to shopping. With designer duds, sports apparel, electronics, pet supplies and more readily available, the area offers everything on your wish list – and then some.

Blue Butterfly Boutique Located in downtown Gillette, Blue Butterfly Boutique offers women’s apparel and accessories. The locally owned and operated shop, which has been open since September 2010, provides clothing appropriate for both day and night, as well as shoes, boots, handbags, perfume and more. The store is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call (307) 682-8500.

Damori’s Electronics Plus

photos by Brian M c Cord

As a RadioShack dealer, Damori’s Electronics Plus provides a wide selection of electronic devises, including batteries, wireless phones, home theater televisions, MP3 players, navigation systems and sound equipment. Brands such as Apple, Garmin, Hewlett Packard, Samsung and Sony are available. To learn more about Damori’s Electronics Plus, call (307) 682-9311.

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Gillette Cheese House Owned by Geri and Mike Jambretz, the Gillette Cheese House is a speciality grocery store offering Wisconsin cheese, sausages, bologna, ribeye steak, jams and jellies, and more. Gift baskets are also available, and elk, bison and venison can be purchased during the holiday season. “We only get products from people we know,” Geri says. “We want good products, and we are very picky. We stand behind our products.” For more information about the Gillette Cheese House, contact Geri or Mike at (307) 685-6449.

Joe’s Pet Depot Joe’s Pet Depot is home to a wide variety of pet foods and supplies, including AvoDerm, Science Diet, Natural Balance Pet Foods, Nutro Max and Natural Choice Pet Food, Sportmix and more. Customers can also pick up items such as toys, beds and grooming supplies. Grooming services are offered, and pets are available for adoption. Learn more by calling (307) 686-8449.

building blocks as well as classroom supplies. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more, contact Teacher’s Corner/Kid’s Mart at (307) 686-9231.

Universal Athletic Specializing in uniforms and equipment, Universal Athletic provides custom and standard gear for all kinds of teams, such as schools, leagues, clubs and businesses. Each year, the company is ranked as one of the top five team dealers in the United States by national sports goods trade magazines. The store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more by calling the store at (307) 686-6605. – Jessica Walker

Rocky Mountain Discount Sports One of four locations in Wyoming, Gillette’s Rocky Mountain Discount Sports is an outdoor sports store offering hunting, fishing, camping and archery equipment. A broad selection of brands are available, including Savage, Remington, Browning, Winchester and Nikon. The retailer’s Gillette location has been open since 2004, and is a locally owned facility. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Rocky Mountain Discount Sports at (307) 686-0221 for additional information.

Teacher’s Corner/Kid’s Mart Providing merchandise for both students and teachers, Teacher’s Corner/Kid’s Mart offers speciality toys, such as puzzles, art kits and

Right: Joe’s Pet Depot offers a wide variety of pet food, accessories, supplies, expert pet grooming and adoptions. Left photos: Blue Butterfly Boutique offers women’s apparel and accessories.

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Students, Opportunity is Knocking residents have plenty of options when it comes to education

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tudents in Gillette and Campbell County can receive a quality education at each of the institutions available in the area – and there are certainly quite a few. As a result, residents are lifelong learners.

Campbell County School District No. 1 Around here, parents know their children are off to a great start thanks to Campbell County School District No. 1, which covers the entire 5,000 square miles of the county. With around 8,300 students in 22 schools, the district is the state’s third largest,

but it still keeps a 19:1 studentto-teacher ratio. The district’s achievements are many, including a state Ruby Award for excellence in planning‚ use of funds‚ achievement, and relationships with students and parents. It also scores well in both the classroom and on the athletic fields, routinely taking top honors in state competitions of all kinds.

CCSD Science Center/ Adventurarium School officials also have worked hard to create unique learning opportunities and environments for students,

including a planetarium, aquatic center and the CCSD Science Center/Adventurarium. The adventurarium, which attracts around 8,000 visitors a year from throughout the region, doubles as the school system’s science lab. Its focus is hands-on learning, from experiments to interaction with animals, minerals and sometimes even vegetables. The science center contains more than 7,000 exhibits 60 interactive exhibits, 3,000 animals and animal displays, with a portion devoted to animal care. It also provides science kits to teachers for use in the classroom,

Gillette College offers two-year degrees, certificate programs and workforce development at a beautiful campus.

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career in the beauty industry may choose to attend Gillette’s College of Cosmetology. Owned by Laura Wierzbicki, a member of the National Cosmetologists Association, the school prepares students to find employment by offering training in cosmetology, hairstyling, manicuring and esthetics. Cosmetology courses take place Tuesday through Saturday, and to earn a license, students must complete 2,000 hours of training.

and also offers parent education classes for those with very young children so that a love of science and nature can get started early.

Gillette College Gillette College ensures that all those well-trained young people don’t have to leave the county to continue their studies after high school. The college offers two-year associate degrees and certificate programs, as well as workforce development and retraining facilities for local businesses and industries. It also provides distance-learning programs for those who wish to pursue four-year and advanced degrees at other institutions of higher learning. The college is so popular that it has added dormitories for on-campus living, as well as a Technical Education Center with a culinary training center, computer labs, tech classes, energy and engineering classes and classrooms. The kitchen space will not only serve college students, but also offer college prep classes for high school students looking to get into the culinary arts.

A license in Nail Technology requires 400 hours of coursework, while an Esthetics license requires 600 hours. Students obtaining a Hairstyling license complete 1,250 hours of training. – Joe Morris

What’s Online  Read more articles about Gillette’s diverse learning environments by going online to livability.com/gillette/wy.

Another option for students who want to continue their education after high school is the University of Wyoming’s Northeast Regional Center, which has a location in Gillette. Students can participate in distance learning programs through various forms of technology while still enjoying a classroom experience with peers. Those interested in pursuing a

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Located in the Heart of the “Energy Capital of the Nation” – Gillette, Wyoming

visit our

advertisers Adecco Office & Industrial www.adeccousa.com American National Bank www.anbbank.com Cam-Plex Multi-Event Facilities www.cam-plex.com Campbell County Chamber of Commerce www.gillettechamber.com

WE SERVICE ALL LOWER 48 STATES & CANADA WHO WE ARE:

WHAT WE DO:

• The largest hot shot service in the basin

• Hot shot and freight loads

• Reputable with quality performance

• Daily courier runs

• Committed to our customers

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU: • Leave within 15 minutes of your call

• Deliver one ounce to 46,000 pounds

• TSA-certified drivers

• Consistent quality service

• Family owned and operated

• Efficient pick up and delivery • Fair pricing

• Get what you need to where you need it • Deliver from point A to point B with no waiting • Provide team drivers • Accommodate most shipping needs

24-Hour Live Dispatch • (307) 686-1005 www.tomshotshotservice.com

Locally owned and operated – Gillette, WY More than 40 years combined experience in the steel industry A leader in flame cut parts and steel service centers • CNC flame and plasma cut parts

• Forgings • Aluminum

Campbell County School District www.ccsd.k12.wy.us Cloud Peak Energy www.cloudpeakenergy.com College Park www.collegeparktownhomes.com Collins Communications Inc. www.collinscom.net Contractors Supply Inc. www.gillettecsi.com ERA Boardwalk Real Estate Inc. www.sherrymcgrath.com Gillette College www.gillettecollege.org Gillette Optometric Clinic www.visionsource-gilletteopto.com L&H Industrial www.lnh.net Major Metal Service www.majormetalservice.com Marshall Jewelry www.marshalljewelry.com P&H Mine Pro Services www.minepro.com/gillette/index.html

• 4140/4142 alloy bar

Powder River Dental Associates www.powderriverdental.com

• Bucket and truck liner packages

• Fiberglass and plastic products

Record Supply Inc. www.recordsupply.com

• Heavy wall carbon and alloy steel tubing

• Exotic metal sourcing

• Steel plate fabrication – rolling and bending

• Grip Strut ® and bar grating

• Chocky blocks and wear products

1110 Robertson Cir. • Gillette, WY 82718 307.685.3301 tel • toll-free 888.685.3301 www.majormetalservice.com

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Source Gas www.sourcegas.com South Fork Apartments www.southforkapts.com Tom’s Hot Shot Service Inc. www.tomshotshotservice.com Town of Wright www.wrightwyoming.com


community profile Community Overview Campbell County was established in 1911. It is home to the cities of Gillette and Wright‚ along with the unincorporated communities of Recluse and Rozet. The county seat of Gillette is named for 1890s railroad surveyor Edward Gillette.

household information Age:

33

Median Resident Age

28%

Age 19 and Under

52.7% time zone Mountain

Climate

85°

July Average High

9

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January Average Low

16” Annual Rain Fall (vs. National Average Annual Rain Fall of 37”)

cost of living

$72,697

Median Household Income

$204,800 Median Home Price

$695 Median Rent for a Two-Bedroom Apartment

Numbers to Know Campbell County Government 500 S. Gillette Ave., Suite 1100 Gillette, WY 82716 (307)682-7283 www.ccgov.net Clerk - Suite 1600 (307) 682-7260 Fire Department (307) 682-5319

Age 20-54

Sheriff’s Office (307) 687-6160

16.5%

Treasurer - Suite 1700 (307) 682-7268

Age 55 and Over

Marital Status:

64.77% Married

City of Gillette 201 E. Fifth St. Gillette, WY 82717 (307) 686-5203 www.gillettewy.gov

35.23%

City West/ Utilities Dept. 611 N. Exchanged Building Gillette, WY 82716 (307)686-5262

Top Industries

Police Department (307) 682-5155

1. Mining

Recycling/Sustainability (307) 686-5228

Single

2. Construction 3. Government 4. Retail Trade 5. Accommodations & Food Service

Transportation

17 minutes Median Travel Time to Work

unemployment rate

4.4%

as of Aug. 2011

Town of Wright 201 Wright Blvd. Wright, WY 82732 (307) 464-1666 www.wrightwyoming.com Wyoming Department of Transportation: Driver License 3540 E. Warlow Dr. Gillette, WY 82716 (307) 682-2671 www.dot.state.wy.us Sources: Wyoming Dept. of Workforce Services, Onboard Informatics

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Through the Lens

Get the Story Behind the Photo Now that you’ve experienced Gillette through our photos, see it through the eyes of our photographers. Visit throughthelensjci.com to view our exclusive photographers’ blog documenting what all went in to capturing those perfect moments.

From Our Photo Blog: Gillette This week I was in Gillette, Wyoming and spent hours driving around looking for interesting landscapes to photograph. I drove down Highway 50 where the rolling hills were covered in untouched snow. I almost got my rental car stuck a few times when I would see these amazing scenics I couldn’t pass up, hitting my brakes and sliding to the shoulder of the road or parking in random driveways. I’d like to thank the nice people of Gillette for allowing me to roam around their property snapping away in my own world. I’m sure they understand this kind of beauty is hard for a photographer to pass up. Posted by Brian McCord

More Online  See more favorite photos and read the stories behind the shots at throughthelensjci.com.

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Ad Index

32 Adecco Office & Industrial

22 American National Bank

7 Gillette College

10 Cam-Plex Multi Event Facilities

41 Gillette Optometric Clinic

1 Campbell County Chamber of Commerce

C4 ERA Boardwalk Real Estate Inc.

C3 L&H Industrial

54 Major Metal Service

33 Marshall Jewelry

40 Campbell County Memorial Hospital

2 P&H Mine Pro Services

6 Campbell County School District

4 Powder River Dental Associates

28 Cloud Peak Energy

33 Record Supply Inc.

C2 College Park

26 Source Gas

49 Collins Communications Inc.

31 South Fork Apartments

22 Contractors Supply Inc.

54 Tom’s Hot Shot Service Inc.

10 Town of Wright



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