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What the Devil? The Devils Tower National Monument is such an icon that it is memorialized on Wyoming license plates. The nearly vertical monolith stands almost a quarter-mile tall above the Belle Fourche River. The monument is a destination for rock climbers, although people don’t climb Devils Tower in June out of respect for local American Indians who consider it a shrine. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower the first national monument in 1906, and today it is the showpiece of a 1,347-acre national park. Devils Tower was also prominently featured in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Photo courtesy of Joe Lunne

Listen Up, Kids

Music to Everyone’s Ears Wildlife biologists, doctors, mothers and ranch hands – people from all walks of life make up the Powder River Symphony. Talented musicians who enjoy making music for the love of their craft comprise the 60-member orchestra that performs four annual concerts, during a season that runs from October to April. The 2010-2011 season will be the symphony’s 24th. Conductor and artistic director Steven Trinkle leads the orchestra, and most performances take place in the Heritage Center at the CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facilities. Ticket prices are very reasonable at $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members, and $8 for students and children.

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The Campbell County Public Library main branch is young at heart every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. Those three days are booked for storytelling sessions geared toward young children. Tuesdays and Wednesdays feature Storytime book readings for preschoolers, while Toddler Time takes place every Thursday morning. Toddler Time includes a variety of hands-on activities for the youngsters. In addition, all computers in the children’s department of the library are reserved only for kids and students (pre-K to grade six) all day, every day. Campbell County Public Library has its main branch in Gillette and another branch in Wright.

Images Gillette-Campbell County, WY: 2010  

Founded in 1911, Campbell County is rich in minerals and in community commitment. Considered the energy capital of the west, coal and gas in...

Images Gillette-Campbell County, WY: 2010  

Founded in 1911, Campbell County is rich in minerals and in community commitment. Considered the energy capital of the west, coal and gas in...