The sun slips behind a hillside Sunday evening east of Moorcroft illuminating haze caused by wildfires burning throughout the west including 16 in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Yellowstone National Park alone.
A crew of Campbell County firefighters march toward a blaze Tuesday during a propane fire training exercise at the departments fire training facility off Railroad Street. Firefighters worked tirelessly knocking down flames and shutting down the propane tank which was fed by a truck on the scene. Crews took turns several times throughout the evening as rural firefighter Richard Hauber controlled the intensity of the fire using a pair of wires hooked to valves on the gas feed. Training chief Ron Smith said the exercise was designed to teach firefighters how to approach a burning propane tank and disable it. “It involves quite a bit of team work and having everything in synch to be able to do that,” he said.
Jody Black, a Campbell County High student, welds a panel on a smoker Friday during a Skills USA fabrication competition at the Gillette College Technology Education Center.
An inmate works inside the laundry at the Campbell County Jail on July 25, 2015.
Supervisor Julia Hernandez gets a ride Thursday on the back of Kerri Bohn’s electric travel chair at Sol Domus Day Rehab.
People gathered outside of the the Department of Family Services office release balloons Monday in the name of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The event was organized by the Gillette chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse. The 100 balloons released recognized the 100 child abuse and neglect cases filed through the Campbell County Attorney’s Office last year.
A U.S. flag flies Monday on a windy hill along Highway 50 south of Gillette as dense clouds move along the horizon. Snow is predicted to mix with rain this afternoon, as temperatures rise into the low 40s, said meteorologist Scott Rudge, with the National Weather Service office in Rapid City, South Dakota. Winds will continue to blow at 15 to 25 mph throughout the day with gusts up to 35 mph. Clouds will decrease by midnight, with overnight temperatures falling into the mid 30s.
Gary Pettigrew, left, and Dean Marrington, with the American Legion Post 42 Drill Team, stand at attention Monday for a presentation of colors during a program to honor veterans at Rozet Elementary School.
Pastor Rick Newton shoulders a cross along West Second Avenue during a walk through Gillette, Wyo., on his way to Alaska. Newton first shouldered the cross in New Orleans, La., during Mardi Gras in 1975. He has since carried it and his message of hope through ought the United States, into Canada, Central America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the South Pacific with the support of his wife, Doreen.
Anthony Campese, right, nears the finish line Wednesday of the Pronghorn Painted 5K as Casey England covers him with color.
Volunteer Mary Stangel of Cheyenne tosses an empty box aside while working a food line Monday outside of Home Depot in Gillette. The store worked with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies to supply food for 450 local families in the wake of recent layoffs in the coal mines and oil fields in Campbell County.
Lue leaps for a flying disc Thursday at the dog park in Gillette. A mild, sunny day coaxed several other canines and their owners out to the snow covered park, but Lue, a mixed-breed cattle dog known for their agility and trainability, stole the show by pulling discs out of the air and occasionally jumping over his owner Jordan Lawrence’s back on the retrieve.
Campbell County firefighter Dan Smith offers a fire badge Wednesday to Justice Fuentes after pinning one on his brother, Brandon, at the scene of a fire in the Valley View Apartment complex at East Boxelder Road and South Emerson Avenue. Firefighters responded to the scene at about 7 p.m. when smoke was reported coming from under the door of an apartment inside the building. Fire crews found the smoke coming from an unattended kitchen fire in an apartment. Evacuated residents were allowed back inside after fire personnel ventilated the building.
Some of the talent that will appear in the upcoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services talent show rehearse Tuesday at Parish Hall.
Miya Conneley mixes paint on her arm Thursday while working on a mural inside classroom at Sage Valley Junior High School. The ninth-grader recently won a Veterans of Foreign Wars Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest which includes a $10,000 scholarship.
A firefighter works a back burn Saturday while fighting a fire in the Burnt Hollow Management Area about 20 miles north of Gillette, Wyo. , off Highway 59. Officials are not sure what sparked the 525-acre blaze, but believe an underground coal seam fire could be to blame.
A Campbell County fire fighter signals to another after coupling a hose together Tuesday as flames take down an equipment garage at Curry Garage Door on Southern Drive.
A storm cell moves southeast across Gillette on Wednesday bringing frequent lightening, heavy rains and hail in some areas. The dense cloud pictured is not a funnel cloud, but a shelf cloud caused by a strong downdraft inside the storm, said meteorologist Aaron Ward, with the National Weather Service, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Hundreds of people gather Saturday for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Morningside Park.
A rainbow trout wriggles out of Steve Diekema’s net into the lake.
A familiar scene is reflected in abicycle mirror outside the Classic Riders clubhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y.