Dana Bowman, a retired member of the U.S. Army elite parachute team, talks to students, parents and staff Wednesday during an event to honor veterans at Little Powder School north of Gillette. Bowman, who lost both of his legs in a 300 mph mid-air collision with a teammate during an exercise, now travels the country as a motivational speaker. He parachuted from a helicopter into a pasture behind the school flying a large U.S. flag before his presentation. News Record Photo/ Ed Glazar
Volunteers John Ford, left, and Sandi Aberle, right, work with Campbell County Parks and Recreation Arborist Roy Holdmeman planting a fruit tree Monday at Cam-plex Park. The tree was one of 31 new trees planted near Shelter No. 4, bringing new life to an experimental orchard that was planted there in 1920.
Gillette’s Megan Phillips heads a long ball Friday, April 17, 2015, during a game against Cheyenne East at CCHS South Campus.
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 on April 19, 2016. 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.
Competitive eaters Landon Maston, from left, Wyatt Cook and Autumn Clark try to recover Saturday after gorging on watermelon in the 5-7 year-old division watermelon eating contest sponsored by the Fur Kids Foundation in The Plaza at Cam-plex.
Smoke from wildfires burning throughout the west shrouds the morning sun in this view from Lasting Legacy Park in Gillette on Aug. 8, 2015.
Supervisor Julia Hernandez gets a ride on the back of Kerri Bohn’s electric travel chair at Sol Domus Day Rehab in Gillette on Nov. 6, 2014.
Jacob Hughes leads the annual Fourth of July parade along West Second Street in downtown Gillette on July 4, 2016.
An Army National Guard soldier out of Gillette greets his wife June 22, 2016, at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport after returning home from a 10-month tour of Afghanistan in support of the Battery A of the 2-300th Field Artillery unit.
Career firefighter John Sullivan inspects surplus gear in a storage room Thursday at Campbell County Fire Station No. 1. “Sully” was a first responder to a Dec. 2016 suicide of a teen who he had gotten to know through a mentorship program years prior.
Ken Shubert waters a tree Thursday in his lawn along Overdale Drive in Gillette. With the band Chicago piped through his headphones, Shubert said the combination is a frequent activity for him. “Jam out and water the trees,” he said.
A rainbow trout wriggles out of Steve Diekema’s net into the lake.
Student Jacob Ritterhouse reacts Tuesday as he pieces together a wall using sticks and blocks in the newly opened STEM SmartLab at John Paul II School in Gillette.
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.
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.
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.
A familiar scene is reflected in abicycle mirror outside the Classic Riders clubhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y.
At about 200 pounds each, Camel wrestlers Patrick Johnson, from left, Brandon Shelstad, Zach Taylor and Chance Yanzick are the teams higher weight division wrestlers, which often pits them against other wrestlers that outweigh them by up to 85 pounds.
Bicycle portraitist Taliah Lempert in her Brooklyn, N.Y., studio in 2006.