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VOLUME II • January 2014

A Community & Home News Magazine


Start the New Year in a New Home


Make Your Resolutions Stick This Time


Mudrooms Keep Weather Messes at Bay


A Happy, Healthier 2014

+ Plus REAL GOOD TIMES The Events Calendar














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A Community & Home News Magazine

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911 Warren Ave - Downtown home with charm! This home has been fully updated featuring 2 bedrooms (3rd room is possible), 1.5 baths, stainless steel appliances, all new texture and paint, maple cabinets, and a beautiful patio. All this sits on a nice fenced corner lot, close to city pool/park and Junior High. Price Reduced to $179,900.

6523 Robin - (Crestview Estates) Come take a look at this beautiful 4 level home in Crestview. 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on a corner lot with lots of extra parking. Lower level walks out to the immaculate yard. Buyer needs to sign all Cartus Relocation addendums. Price Reduced to $284,900.

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Cottonwood Valley Elementary School was a very small rural school close to Rozet. Children packed their lunches in lard pails and took quart jars of water for their drinking water.


Make resolutions for the right reasons. Making resolutions for the wrong reasons can be counterproductive. If you want to lose weight for cosmetic reasons and not to improve your overall health, you may find your motivation waning as the weeks turn into months. Making resolutions for the right reasons often provides ample motivation.


the things to do round here...

Events Calendar


According to the real estate listing website: Zillow, home values rose 5.1% across the United States between February 2012 and February 2013. Buyers will need to be prepared to purchase inventory right away, while sellers will need to price their homes right for the best chance of sale.

from Chamber of Commerce

REAL FUNNY Living in Yesteryear

take a peek at local history

Coming Soon to Theaters and Much More!


People who live in multi-season climates know how invaluable a mudroom can be. When snow, mud, rain, and even summer sand gets lodged in footwear and gear, a mudroom is the perfect place to keep it from spreading throughout the rest of the house.

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1608 Cimarron - Wonderful condition and neat as a pin! 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with attached garage and detached 30’ x 24’ garage. $179,900.

200 East Sunset - Very attractive home! Large open floor plan; full finished basement. Gorgeous yard. Detached garage. $209,900.

800 Sutherland Cove Lane - Move in ready 5 bedroom, 3 bath ranch style home. New flooring & paint, extra parking, maintenance free deck. Close to elementary & junior high schools. $239,500. Call Paul Collins at 660-7159.

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VOLUME iI • January 2014

A Community & Home News Magazine reaLLiving is a publication of Bennett Advertising, Inc. © 2013 Bennett Advertising, Inc. 307-687-0307

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Real Features A Happy, Healthier 2014

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High Road Healing Room


Make Your Resolutions Stick This Time


Mudrooms Keep Weather Messes at Bay


Resolutions That Can Save You Money


Start the New Year in a New Home


Space Heater Safety


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Gillette City Map

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Gillette Wild Hockey


Kid’s Corner




Real Funny


Real Good Times

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Recipe - No Bake Oatmeal Cookies




Yesteryear - Gillette


40 Businesses & Services Index January 2014


SPACE HEATER SAFETY Space heaters can be an effective method of supplemental heat when the weather outside gets cold, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that space heaters can cause fires, lead to burns and, when using electrical heaters, may cause electrocution from faulty wiring. When operating a space heater, it is important to follow some safety guidelines.

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• Keep the heater at least 3 feet away from any drapery, bedding and flammable material. • Turn off the heater when you leave the room. • Keep the heater on a level surface that is hard and non-flammable. • Don’t leave the space heater on all night while you are sleeping. • Never use a portable propane space heater designed for camping outdoors inside a home. • Make sure smoke alarms in a home have been tested and batteries have been replaced to protect yourself in the event of a space heaterrelated fire. ∑ 10

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• On Internet memes, they call them “life hacks,” simple tricks to save you time, money or simply frustration. Here’s mine: “Place a bowl near your entryway. Place your keys in the bowl when you come home. They stay there until you leave. No more lost keys.” Now, more life hacks for your tip file. -- JoAnn • “Put a dryer fabric-softener sheet on the back of a fan. It sticks and will distribute a fresh scent throughout your room.” -- T.I., via email • “Put an apple in the potato bag to keep them from growing buds. Check often.” -- E.W. in Oregon • “Store popcorn in the refrigerator. You will have fewer unpopped kernels, because the cold temperature makes them heat more evenly.” -- W.A. in Massachusetts • Chewing gum stuck in your hair? Rub with a spoonful of peanut butter. Massage into the gum-stuck hair. The oil in the peanut butter breaks down the gum, and you can comb it out or wash out the residue once you pick away the globs. How about on your clothes? Remove the garment and stick it in the freezer for several hours. The gum hardens, and you can literally peel it off in chunks. Use an old toothbrush to brush out any remaining crumbs of gum. 12

January 2014

Start The New Year

In A New Home!

After flatlining during the economic downturn that began around 2008, housing markets in many regions of the United States have shown signs of recovery. Those in the market to buy and sell may find this year presents an ideal opportunity to do just that. According to the real estate listing website: Zillow, home values rose 5.1% across the United States between February 2012 and February 2013. Buyers will need to be prepared to purchase inventory right away, while sellers will need to price their homes right for the best chance of sale. The following are some guidelines. Buyers Having a plan is essential when buying a home, as such a purchase is not something buyers should take lightly. Establishing a budget is the first step. This means taking inventory of savings, expenses and borrowing power. It is advisable to sit down with a lender and do a run-through of what you can afford. By providing key financial information, including earning statements, existing debt and credit history, buyers can quickly learn how much they're qualified to borrow and how much they are comfortable borrowing. This helps buyers zero in on homes in their price range. Being pre-approved for a mortgage is advantageous when it comes time to make offers on properties. It shows sellers that buyers are serious and that they have been vetted by the bank. Many buyers conduct a lot of research online prior to stepping into a home. This research lasts an average of six to eight weeks, according to the National

Association of Realtors. Homework includes investigating neighborhoods and school systems, comparing the going rates of homes in the area, as well as figuring out which features are desired in a home. It also is important to hire a buyer's agent. Such professionals send buyers listings that fit their home-search parameters, which saves buyers a lot of time and effort. Some agents preview homes for their buyers, even going so far as to identify overpriced listings that can be avoided or finding sellers who are willing to negotiate. A buyer's agent works for the buyer, meaning there will be no conflict of interest. Agents assist buyers in the negotiating process, using their knowledge of the real estate market to help buyers make realistic offers that are likely to be accepted while providing a wealth of information about housing trends, area services and home improvement vendors. When sellers accept buyers' offers, buyers must then arrange home inspections. An inspection is oftentimes included as a contract contingency, and buyers have a right to cancel contracts if inspections find that a home is unsatisfactory structurally. Sellers Sellers competing for business in a thriving housing market also have to do their share of work. It is unlikely sellers will be able to list their homes for sale one day and have dozens of offers the next. Today's buyers are much more conservative, and homes will have to be presented in the best light and listed at reasonable prices.

Sellers can start the process of selling their homes by researching recently sold homes in their neighborhoods, paying particular attention to final sales prices. This information may be available through tax records, and some real estate sites publish the data online. Sellers can then compare this information to what they still owe on their mortgages if their homes are not paid off, and this should give sellers an idea of their potential profits. Sellers also can benefit from working with real estate agents, as it can be quite difficult and stressful for homeowners to sell their homes on their own. Agents have access to multiple listing databases and industry contacts, information that is quite valuable when selling a home. The Agent will do their own assessments of a home to help sellers price the home accordingly based on market conditions. In addition, real estate agents can inform sellers about which, if any, repairs or changes may need to be made to make a home more attractive to prospective buyers. Real estate agents also help sellers through the negotiating process, finding a balance between what the buyer wants to pay and how much the seller wants for the home. Housing markets are once again looking up. As the new year arrives, many people may find now is the time to find their next homes. Understanding the process and getting guidance from real estate professionals makes the process of buying and selling a home that much easier. ∑

January 2014


Local Real Estate Market Synopsis Residential Real Estate Market Increases Slightly as Commercial Properties’ Average Price is Up

by Josh McGrath

Sales and Listings 4th Quarter 2013 Residential Properties:

Annual Total Average Days on Percent of New Expired Year Units Volume Price Market List Price Listings Listings 2012 766 $154,501,164 $201,669 139 98% 1,253 235 2013 770 $155,787,940 $202,322 136 96% 1,301 321   Change

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+ .8%

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- 2%

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+ 4%

+ 37%

Commercial Properties:

Annual Total Average Days on Percent of New Expired Year Units Volume Price Market List Price Listings Listings 2012 21 $5,959,100 $283,767 201 86% 66 37 2013 16 $8,433,500 $527,094 234 87% 58 32   Change


- 24%

+ 42%

+ 86%

Residential sales showed a slight increase in the total sales for the full year of 2013. The market has steadily increased throughout the year from a sluggish start. Interest rates have remained steady hovering right around 4% and this has helped sales. The average sales price is UP for the second year in a row, albeit slightly, which is a good sign. You can also see the percent of sales price to list price is down just a little bit meaning sellers are getting just a little less and have to be a bit more negotiable. Meanwhile buyers do have a little more leverage in terms of negotiation. The commercial market has seen a large increase in the average sales price but that is mainly due to a few large sales. This would also include industrial buildings which is a good sign. Although the days on market has increased it is mainly due to

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some buildings finally selling after being on the market for an extended period of time. Usually when commercial picks up the Residential market is soon to follow. From the data and numbers, the Gillette market is healthy and appears as if it will continue to grow and move in a positive direction. With the increase in oil production and if coal will stabilize, Gillette could be in for a very nice 2014 for the overall Real Estate Market.

Josh McGrath 307-680-5064 600 4-J Court Gillette, WY 307-686-9200

Boardwalk Real Estate

Resolutions That Can Save You Money New Year's resolutions are a tradition that many embrace but few stick with as the year progresses. The most successful resolutions are often those that make the most positive impacts on peoples' lives, such as improving their overall health or altering their career paths. Resolutions that save men and women money also are likely to prove successful. Though saving money might not be the primary goal of many resolutions, savings can be an added benefit for those who resolve to make the following changes. • Quit Smoking Many people resolve to quit smoking to improve their overall health, as smoking has been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer. But quitting smoking also benefits your bottom line. Smokers who smoke a pack of cigarettes each day can expect to spend several thousand dollars a year on their habits. The cost of a pack of cigarettes depends on where a smoker lives, but a smoker who pays $10 per pack and smokes one pack each day will spend $3,650 in a year. Quitting smoking can put that money back in your pocket, potentially lower your insurance costs (the National Association of Health Underwriters estimates that smokers will spend 50% more on life insurance policies than nonsmokers) and improve your overall health considerably. • Eat Right and Exercise Making exercise a part of your weekly routine is another way to save money over the long haul. According to the National Association of Health

Underwriters, men and women who combine a healthy diet with exercise three times per week can decrease their prescription medications costs by 70% and their overall medical costs by 3%. Exercise greatly reduces a person’s risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Each of those conditions is not only unhealthy but costly as well. But each also is largely preventable when men and women adhere to a healthy diet and exercise regularly. • Eliminate Debt Debt costs money, and research has shown that debt can negatively affect quality of life. The longer men and women carry balances on their credit cards, the more interest they’re paying on those debts. The dawn of a new year marks a great time to resolve your debt issues. If your debts are substantial, contact your creditors to discuss a payment plan that may help lower your obligations. Some credit card companies are willing to work with cardholders who are overwhelmed by their debts. Such companies may devise payment schedules that keep interest from accruing on existing debts so long as cardholders make predetermined minimum payments on time each month. • Start Saving More Money Resolving to set more money aside for savings can save men and women money over the long haul. When they have more money in savings accounts, men and women are more capable of handling emergencies or other unforeseen expenses on their own

rather than relying on credit cards or lenders to help them make it through rough patches. Credit cards or bank loans come with interest charges, which will only make emergencies more expensive. If you are in a position to handle such emergencies on your own, then you won’t feel the financial pinch like you would if you needed to borrow or take on debt to handle such situations. ∑

January 2014


real good times

Coming Soon to Theaters January 3

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Open Grave The Best Offer Beyond Outrage

Winter 2014 Schedule

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The Legend of Hercules Lone Survivor Her Drama Raze Action The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box The Banshee Chapter Cold Comes the Night Dumbbells The Truth About Emanuel Divorce Corp January 15 Generation War

January 17

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit The Nut Job Devil’s Due Ride Along Big Bad Wolves Like Father, Like Son Back in the Day Life of a King Reasonable Doubt Jamesy Boy Gloria

January 24 I, Frankenstein Enemies Closer Gimme Shelter 24 Exposures

January 31

Labor Day That Awkward Moment Best Night Ever Brightest Star Tim’s Vermeer At Middleton 16

May not be Available Nationwide Check a Theater near you for More Details.

January 2014

Thursday, January 2 All Day: Story Program Break Teen Open-Play Video Gaming, Teen Minecraft Club, Teen Anime Club Friday, January 3 Teen Open-Play Video Gaming Saturday, January 4 Teen Dungeons & Dragons, Kids Wii Play Saturday Teen Open-Play Video Gaming Monday, January 6 Teen Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, January 7 Storytime, Teen Card Club, Adult Game Night Wednesday, January 8 Storytime, Wright Storytime Thursday, January 9 Toddler Time, Storytime. Teen Minecraft Club Families & Jammies Storytime, Teen Anime Club

High Road Healing Room Ministry welcomes Pete Cabrera, Jr. to the Gillette, WY area.

Saturday, January 11 Teen Dungeons & Dragons, Kids Wii Play Saturday Teen Open-Play Video Gaming

Ex-gang member Pete Cabrera, Jr., transformed by God, will bring a message for you, backed by heaven. Come hear how Pete reveals the Kingdom of God and helps you know what God has for YOU; his transformation from drug addiction to the reality of God’s Kingdom is shared with POWER. He ministers to everyone, especially those in need, those searching for answers and prays for the sick. Pete brings transformation power for YOU, wherever you are in life this will be for YOU.

You don’t want to miss this one! Each service below is offered free to the public. Spread the word, bring your family and friends!

Monday, January 13 Teen Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, January 14 Storytime, Teen Card Club, Adult Game Night Wednesday, January 15 Storytime, Wright Storytime Thursday, January 16 Toddler Time, Storytime, Teen Minecraft Club Families & Jammies Storytime, Teen Anime Club Saturday, January 18 Teen Dungeons & Dragons, Kids Wii Play Saturday Teen Open-Play Video Gaming

Friday, Jan. 31st - 7:00 pm New Life Wesleyan Church 1000 Comanche, Gillette, WY (New Life does not necessarily endorse this product/event)

Monday, January 20 Teen Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, January 21 Storytime, Teen Card Club, Adult Game Night

Saturday, Feb. 1st - 7:00 pm Cowboy Church at the “Barn” Mike Morrison Ministry - #2 McKenzie Road, Gillette, WY (2.3 miles down Echeta Road - turn right at 2nd railroad crossing, church is on the left just after you turn in.)

Wednesday, January 22 Storytime, Wright Storytime

Sunday, Feb. 2nd - 10:00 am Cornerstone Church 2 Belle Fourche River Road, Moorcroft, WY

Thursday, January 23 Toddler Time, Storytime, Teen Minecraft Club WBL Nighttime Storytime, Families & Jammies Storytime Teen Anime Club

Sunday, Feb 2nd - 2:00 pm Assembly of God Church 601 Carey Ave., Gillette, WY

Saturday, January 25 Teen Dungeons & Dragons, Kids Wii Play Saturday Teen Open-Play Video Gaming

Sunday, Feb. 2nd - 5:30 pm Second Chance Ministries 201 W. Lakeway Road in the Lakeway Professional Bldg. Suite 500 B, Gillette, WY

Monday, January 27 Library Board Meeting, Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Check Pete out at or on YouTube!

Tuesday, January 28 Storytime, Teen Card Club, WBL Adult Book Discussion Adult Game Night

Call 307-660-7584 or email: for more information.

Wednesday, January 29 Storytime, Wright Storytime

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Thursday, January 30 Toddler Time, Storytime, Teen Minecraft Club Families & Jammies Storytime, Teen Anime Club

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Mudrooms Keep Weather Messes at Bay

People who live in multi-season climates know how invaluable a mudroom can be. When snow, mud, rain, and even summer sand gets lodged in footwear and gear, a mudroom is the perfect place to keep it from spreading throughout the rest of the house. Unfortunately, not every homeowner or renter has the space available for an entire room devoted to sloppy boots and wet mittens. However, a mini-mudroom can be created even in a small alcove. Thinking creatively can help you turn an entryway -- or even a closet -- into a small mudroom. Equipped with just the essentials, this space will not lack in form or function.

piece of furniture that combines the bench with hooks and even a mirror at an antique store or online. Otherwise, it can be fashioned easily with just a few materials. For those who have adequate space in their entryway, a two-seater bench is a must. To add decorative flair, cover a cushion sized to the bench with a water-resistant fabric designed to be used outdoors. This way kids or adults with damp coats or pants will not ruin the cushions when they sit down. If space is limited, a simple stool tucked into a corner provides a place to sit.

a locker room, think about adding a few hooks that simply hold decorative plaques or artwork to break up the utility of the space. A table or a shelf right inside the door can be a place to store mail and keys. It also may be a place to serve as a transfer station of important paperwork that should be brought to school or work. Some people do not have any usable space to use as a mudroom. In these instances, why not turn a coat closet into a mini-mudroom? Take off the door of the closet so the space then becomes an alcove. Frame it with decorative molding and paint the

Contending with snow and ice can be hassle enough without also facing slushy and wet messes indoors. After spending time outdoors in wintry weather, people inevitably track in sand and debris from the outside. Not only can this leave floors unsightly but it also creates a slipping hazard. To get started, think about what is housed within a mudroom. You are sure to find a few key elements: • a bench for putting on and taking off shoes • hooks for coats, scarves and hats • trays for wet boots and shoes • cubbies or baskets for miscellaneous gear • a basket for pet leashes or keys • a rack for wet umbrellas • shelves to store dry towels to dry off pets or people Next, assess how much space you have to devote to a mudroom. Keep in mind that you may be able to find an antique

Stow a few wicker storage bins under the bench. These can be assigned to each member of the family and be used to hold backpacks, gloves and hats or even sports gear. If there isn’t much room beneath the bench, purchase inexpensive boot trays that can keep wet shoes from puddling right on the floor. You will find that well-placed wall hooks can tidy up a mudroom or foyer quite easily by having a place for just about everything. These hooks can be used to keep coats until they are dry enough to hang in the closet. Hooks can hold hats and tote bags. To make the space look more like a home and less like

interior walls a complementary color or use bead board or wallpaper for texture. Slip in a free-standing bench that fits the width of the closet, or create a bench that attaches directly to the interior wall. Add a coat rack and a basket to store shoes, and you have a functional space. Keep in mind that while mudroom items are primarily meant to be functional, that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish, too. Coordinate fabric patterns or wood colors with the decor in the rest of your house. If and when you cannot find pieces that fit the dimensions of the space you have, think outside the box and build them yourself.

January 2014


For Sale by Owner

For Sale by Owner

105 Villa Way - Gillette

11 Black Bird - Gillette

$325,000 O.B.O. CALL 307-660-7767 Amazing 3 bed, 3 bath townhome with 2,290 SF and a 21X24 garage in one of the best locations around! Close to the new Rec Center, grade school, South Campus, and College! Custom touches throughout including: Dark Knotty Alder Cabinets, Real Hardwood floors, wet-bar, pre-wired entertainment theatre center, granite and tile throughout! Custom walk-In closets, Nine foot ceilings upstairs and downstairs, along with vaulted ceilings in the Great Room, Dining Room, and Master Bedroom. Fully landscaped with Sprinkler system and a Custom lighted concrete patio with decorative block seating. Maintenance free living if desired as-well. Have 3rd Party Appraisal Ready.

16x80 Trailer, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Single Car Garage. 2 1/2 Acres Fenced, Propane Heat/AC, New Carpet & Flooring Throughout, New Paint. Available Now! Market Value of $190+ Asking $160,000 for a Quick Sale. Call 307-680-4545.

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20 Unzoned Acres off Southern Drive - Gillette 2 Shops, 1 Doublewide, Plus Hookups for 3 Trailers. Nice Location. $750,000. Will Consider Contract for Deed and Trades! Call for Questions and More Details: 307-682-2959 or 307-680-2333.

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Several pre-owned manufactured homes on our lot. Prices starting at $49,000. Come take the tour for your next home and get the best price available. Call Powder river manufactured homes today! 307-687-0333

Valley View Apartments! Walk to shopping and restaurants from our convenient 325 East Boxelder Road location. 1 Bedroom - $745 - $755, 2 Bedroom $775 - $785. All utilities included. Tenant garages available for $40/month. Call 307-686-6361.

We have Land home packages available! Perfect locations! Check out all the possibilities for your next home.

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6 7 PM - Moscow Nights & Golden Gates


8 AM - 2014 Furniture Refinishing Project Workshop, Consignment Event, & Silent Auction

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20 8 AM - 2014 Furniture Refinishing Project Workshop, Consignment Event, & Silent Auction


11 AM - Cash Mob

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4 PM - AVA - Bug Out!

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A Happy, Heal t Soon is the time when people make their New Year’s resolutions. A statistic I read was that 45% of American’s make them, and 8% of those are actually successful in achieving them. 3 of the top 10 resolutions are health related. As a trainer at a local gym, I see so many come in with these goals in mind and then revert back into old habits. Knowing the numbers are low for those who attain them, and realizing that many articles on this, are steps to succeed, I wanted to talk about a different approach of setting a health related goal and more effective ways for achieving it. Finding a reason for these goals is important. Losing weight is the number one resolution. I really hate to hear from clients and members that they are there to lose weight, I understand they probably do, but don’t make this goal just because your friend is, your spouse is nagging or hinting, or even just because it’s “that time of year”. Unfortunately it’s always measured by that number on the scale, the amount to lose (which

is usually a larger number than what should initially try to be attained), and then they always put a time frame on it (which is usually unrealistic). I see these people and I hear their goals and I think to myself, how hard it will be, especially since they are so far from the lifestyle that will get them there. My first suggestion is find another way to measure your “weight” loss. Focusing on how your clothes fit and even measurements is a much more positive and effective way. Many who only have 10-30 pounds to lose, who start exercising and eating better, rarely see the numbers they expect. Changing how much fluid your body retains by drinking more water, eating better, quality exercising, and replacing a few pounds of fat with gained muscle can really keep the scale from moving. And could do as much as lose a pant size, a couple of inches, or even help you sleep better! Aside from “Losing weight” I wanted to challenge you to find 3-4 health related benefits of a more active lifestyle with healthier food choices, and make THEM your goals alongside, or instead of losing weight. Because “Losing Weight” does not encourage a lifelong change. Most

people want that loss, as soon as possible, and with as little work as possible. Unfortunately, for some, it could take a year to get that first 20 lbs off because of changing these lifestyle habits. None of us, not even me, can go from eating out 6-8 meals a week, not exercising, drinking energy drinks and coffee, and sleeping 5 hours a night to making most or even all of your meals at home, exercising 4-5 hours a week, drinking a half gallon to a gallon (4-8 bottles) of water a day, and getting 6-8 hours of sleep in a 6 month timeframe. Sometimes people even make shorter time frames for their goals. I’m going to name off 25 benefits of exercise and eating right. Then I’m going to make a list of ways to do this. My challenge to you is find 3-4 benefits, and track your life. See if you start to see some of those benefits. Also, pick 1-2 small lifestyle changes that you plan to work on and attain for the rest of your life. When you feel ready to tackle the next, pick 1 or 2 more. Work on them; know that every day, possibly even everyday for the rest of your life you may struggle. I still struggle to always make perfect choices, but I do it and continually work on it, because I know how it makes me feel and look and I know I am a healthier person because of it. Make it a lifelong change! Good Luck on a happy, healthier 2014! Sunni Linse, Personal Trainer at Club Energize


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Benefits of exercise & eating better • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Releases endorphins, improves mood Improves glucose metabolism Boosts metabolism at rest Improves insulin sensitivity Stimulates bone growth and increases bone density Improves sleep quality Enhances Immune system Helps you look younger Helps manage type II diabetes Improves cognitive function and memory Helps prevent muscle loss when losing weight Increases Energy Levels Helps control food craving Helps development of growing baby while pregnant

• Makes you a positive role model • Effectively treats anxiety and depression • Improves recovery time when rehabbing from injuries • You become a better fat burner • Decreases blood triglycerides • Decreases your risk for many cancers and diseases • Increases lung capacity • Helps relieve arthritis pain • Increases growth hormone levels • Increases self esteem and self confidence • Boosts testosterone and increases sex drive

Small, lifelong, lifestyle changes: • • • • • • • • •

Move more everyday Up your water intake Decrease consumption of processed foods Eat more fruits and vegetables a day Eat less processed foods Eat at home or cook and pack more meals Incorporate a weight training regimen Develop a consistent sleep schedule of 5-8 hours of sleep Eat more frequently through the day

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A new year often begins with good intentions, as thousands resolve to make positive changes in their lives. Resolutions are easy to make when one is toasting at midnight and ready to take on the world. But resolutions can be harder to keep as the days turn into weeks and weeks become months. Researchers found that 80 percent of resolution-makers have given up by Valentine’s Day. A January 2012 poll of 3,000 respondents, roughly three-quarters of them admitted they were no longer confident they would stick to their resolutions for the rest of the month. There are several different reasons why resolutions fail, and recognizing potential pitfalls can help people stick with their positive changes throughout the new year. The following are a few ways to ensure your resolutions last the year. Don’t make an unrealistic resolution. Losing weight is a popular resolution. Some resolve to drop dozens of pounds in an effort to completely transform their bodies. However, when the weight doesn’t magically come off, it can be easy to grow discouraged. Weight loss is not instantaneous, and healthy weightloss plans advocate gradual weight loss, such as 1 to 2 pounds per week. It can take several months to see a considerable difference if you’re aiming to lose 50 pounds. Instead of setting such a lofty weight-loss goal, establish incremental milestones with tangible dates. For example, your resolution may be to lose 10 pounds by March 1st. That is an attainable goal. Don’t go it alone. You’re more likely to have success with keeping a resolution if you have outside support. Enlist a buddy to go to the gym with you or provide support as you attempt to quit smoking. Having a support system in place can motivate and inspire, knowing someone will be keeping tabs on you may instill enough anxiety to propel you through your resolutions. Make resolutions for the right reasons. Making resolutions for the wrong reasons can be counterproductive. If you want to lose weight for cosmetic reasons and not to improve your overall health, you may find your motivation waning as the weeks turn into months. Making resolutions for the right reasons often provides ample motivation. Avoid boring resolutions. Many people make boring resolutions that 32

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often focus on the mundane instead of more positive things. Resolutions need not be changes that profoundly alter your mental or physical well-being. Making fun resolutions will probably help you stick to them. Perhaps you will resolve to spend more time with the kids or promise to try more adventurous activities. Maybe you decide it’s time to pursue a hidden passion, such as music or art. Enjoyable resolutions are much easier to keep. Avoid expensive resolutions. Before making a resolution, research how much a resolution might cost. Gym memberships or new hobbies may stretch your budget, and if you cannot afford a resolution, how can you keep it? If money is a concern, choose resolutions that are fiscally possible. Keep resolutions private if you so prefer. Many people are compelled to share their resolutions with friends and family. However, that can lead to feelings of competition or animosity if someone is realizing goals before you. Feel free to keep your resolution private as you go through the process. Once you have met your goal, then you can share your success with others. Don’t give up too easily. Some people are up for a challenge and others are not. Resolutions typically require a little extra effort, especially in the early stages. Resolutions will not necessarily be easy to keep, but the longer you stick to a resolution the easier it becomes to make it a reality, so resist the temptation to throw in the towel too early. ∑

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living in yesteryear Excerpt from Images of America Gillette

History Class ~ Mary Kelley ~

The Gillette grade school classes pose for a group photo in 1902. Perhaps two of these little girls were the first two graduates of Campbell County High School in 1912.

Photos Courtesy of Campbell County Rockpile Museum

everyday. Ranch owner Fred Whitten hauled sixteen foot logs from Bitter Creek to build this school (pictured below). The Whitten schoolhouse around 1925 was school for the Williams, Lloyds and Whiten children.

The Camel yearbook in 1930 highlighted several vocational classes available to students, including this Home Economics class. There was also a Home Economic Club organized during the 1925-26 school year. Girls who had completed one year of Home Economics or were enrolled that year were eligible to be in the club. Club activities included a bake sale, proceeds of which went to fill a Thanksgiving basket for a needy family.

Gillette’s Junior American Legion baseball team was organized in 1964 and is still going strong today.

Cottonwood Valley Elementary School was another very small rural school close to Rozet. Children packed their lunches in lard pails and took quart jars of water for their drinking water.

Campbell County High School students participated in more than sporting events. These eight young ladies pose in dance costume outside the high school. There were many very small schools on area ranches that provided an education to local children who lived too far from Gillette to go to town 34

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Homecoming 1961 was a special time for Queen Betty Leonard and her two attendants, Beverly Hayden and D’Ann Watsabaugh. Not everyone played organized sports but worked hard at sporting events nonetheless.

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Mary Downs - Pat Avery Real Estate


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HEALTH & WELLNESS Club Energize......................686-7627 HIGH ROAD HEALING ROOMS...... 660-7584 201 W. LAKEWAY SUITE 600 - GILLETTE




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1708 Gold Road - GILLETTE

BEar’s Storage.................... 685-4455 S&P Storage........................ 685-8158


JAMIE MEANS.....................689-4368



Anytime Storage.................. 682-6266


RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS..........682-6622


Spring Creek Designs...........682-4003







ERA BOARDWALK....................686-9200


BEAR’S DRY CLEANING.............685-4455



ACTION MOTORSPORTS............687-0737 DELUXE HARLEY-DAVIDSON.......687-2001 EASTSIDE MOTORS & RV...........686-1435 STALKUPS RV SUPERSTORE.......682-9600 WYOMING MARINE..................682-7092

SPECIALTY RETAIL MARSHALL JEWELRY................ 686-6666 Monogramming Plus............ 682-5942

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CC SHERIFF OFFICE.................682-7271 CC PUBLIC HEALTH..................682-7275 CC BUILDING & PLANNING.........682-7275 CCSD BUS BARN.....................682-4179

Braccetto’s Salon...............686-7731





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REAL ESTATE 2 Space : 2.445 x 1.9375

Sherry McGrath 686-9200

Ralph Palmer 660-9200

Erica Long 670-0342

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Camarae Kelley 660-8237

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Steve Laakso 680-4956

Jamie Pedersen 680-1239

Melissa Sturdevant 307-751-6994

Shanna Westbrook 660-4573

Liz Fisher 257-1059

Carol Percival 660-3262 Josh McGrath 680-5064

Sherry Okray 680-7130

Rod Addison 680-1322

Shirley Pettigrew 680-9758

Shelbie Fields 307-761-3147

Jim Hastings 689-9284

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2201 S. Douglas Hwy. • Gillette, WY 82718 Mon. - Fri. 9am-5pm • Sat. & Sun. by Appt.

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Realtor 307-680-1453

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1115 Indian Hills Drive • $187,900 This great home is just waiting for new owners to move in! With over 3000 square feet, a private bathroom and bedroom with a deck upstairs, and freshly painted walls in the basement, it is ready for YOU. Call/Text Rochelle Murphy at Real Estate Systems of Gillette today for your showing! 307-680-1453

800 SHOSHONE AVE• $599,000 So Much Potential! Use Your Imagination. A Store, Church, Offices, Performing Arts, Sports Bar and So Much More! Call Jim Spainhower at 307-682-0964 For Your Showing Today!

3811 Foothills Blvd. • $179,900 Don’t miss out on this beautiful home that has been completely updated from the top to the bottom. New flooring, paint, and trim throughout the entire home. Home also features a spacious kitchen, formal dining area, and a huge deck in the back yard. Fenced back yard on a corner lot with plenty of room to build a garage. Call Rochelle Murphy at 307-680-1453 today for your personal showing!


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43 Ridge Way Road • $235,000 You do not want to miss this one of a kind property. Enjoy the peace and quiet of country life in this stick built home on 2 acres. Great views from the 400 sf covered porch right off the dining room. Master suite, laundry room, kitchen, and living room on the main level! Vaulted ceilings, a wood burning stove, and move in ready. Truly a gem! Call Rochelle Murphy at 307-680-1453 to go take a look.


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