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Cooper Hart bombs down a hill on a sled Saturday at Cam-plex Park. Hart and his family were among dozens of other sledders and snowboarders who took advantage the day's warm weather and packed snow.
Cooper Hart bombs down a hill on a sled Saturday at Cam-plex Park. Hart and his family were among dozens of other sledders and snowboarders who took advantage the day’s warm weather and packed snow.

This past year marked my first full year at the News Record in Gillette, Wyoming. I’ve seen a lot of people, mostly reporters, come and go. Gillette’s a tough place to live, I guess. Here’s a look back on some of the work I did in 2015. I don’t know if I it’s my best work, just the photos that stood out the most in review. Looking forward to making more.

Mujahaid Khan prays at the Queresha Masjid in Gillette, Wyo., on Nov. 6, 2015. The mosque, which was opened recently by Kahn's family, is one of only three in Wyoming.
Mujahaid Khan prays at the Queresha Masjid in Gillette, Wyo., on Nov. 6, 2015. The mosque, which was opened recently by Kahn’s family, is one of only three in Wyoming.
Tina and Tome Theunissen work Saturday on some of the hundreds of holiday decorations displayed outside her house on Richards Avenue. Tina and her wife, Tom, along with other family, have set out to light up very home on the block they all share.
Tina and Tome Theunissen work Saturday on some of the hundreds of holiday decorations displayed outside her house on Richards Avenue. Tina and her wife, Tom, along with other family, have set out to light up very home on the block they all share.
Police and emergency personnel respond Wednesday to a head-on collision at West Second Street and Emerson Avenue. Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on slick roads. Both drivers were taken to Campbell County Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. One driver was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions, said Police Sgt. Kelly Alger.
Police and emergency personnel respond Wednesday to a head-on collision at West Second Street and Emerson Avenue.
Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on slick roads. Both drivers were taken to Campbell County Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. One driver was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions, said Police Sgt. Kelly Alger.
Volunteer Kim Phillips works on an assembly line Tuesday evening stuffing food into bags at the Blessings in a Backpack warehouse on West First Street.
Volunteer Kim Phillips works on an assembly line Tuesday evening stuffing food into bags at the Blessings in a Backpack warehouse on West First Street.
Gillette's Tyler Reble tangles with Great Falls' Jesse Johnson during a game Friday at Spirit Hall Ice Arena.
Gillette’s Tyler Reble tangles with Great Falls’ Jesse Johnson during a game Friday at Spirit Hall Ice Arena.
Matt Walker, left, with Powder River Construction, tightens a come along Monday while he and volunteers from several other local businesses try to fit a coal mine haul truck tire through the door of the Einstein's Adventurarium at the Lakeway Learning Center. The 3,000-pound was donated to be displayed inside the center.
Matt Walker, left, with Powder River Construction, tightens a come along Monday while he and volunteers from several other local businesses try to fit half of a coal mine haul truck tire through the door of the Einstein’s Adventurarium at the Lakeway Learning Center. The 3,000-pound tire was donated to be displayed inside the center.
Runners get doused with paint Wednesday along Sincalir Street during the annual Pronghorn Painted 5K walk and run. This years event featured a paint throws every mile and was followed by a free barbecue and meet and greet with Gillette College faculty and athletes attending school this year.
Runners get doused with paint Wednesday along Sinclair Street during the annual Pronghorn Painted 5K walk and run. This years event featured a paint throws every mile and was followed by a free barbecue and meet and greet with Gillette College faculty and athletes attending school this year.
More than 300 seventh graders from Sage Valley Junior High School walked off busses into hands-on environmental sciences classes Thursday during a World Water Monitoring Challenge event at Dalbey Memorial Park. The Challenge is an international education and outreach program designed to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world. Duke Campbell, with the Campbell County Predator Board, shows a group of students a wolf skull during the program.
More than 300 seventh graders from Sage Valley Junior High School walked off busses into hands-on environmental sciences classes Thursday during a World Water Monitoring Challenge event at Dalbey Memorial Park. The Challenge is an international education and outreach program designed to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world. Duke Campbell, with the Campbell County Predator Board, shows a group of students a wolf skull during the program.
Sabrina Lane, from left, Rachel Weinand, Emme Chaffin and Isabella Weinand wait in a hallway Tuesday at CCHS North Campus before a dress rehearsal for an upcoming performance of Shrek the Musical.
Sabrina Lane, from left, Rachel Weinand, Emme Chaffin and Isabella Weinand wait in a hallway Tuesday at CCHS North Campus before a dress rehearsal for an upcoming performance of Shrek the Musical.
Hundreds of people gather Saturday for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Morningside Park.
Hundreds of people gather Saturday for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Morningside Park.
Gillette Athletics' Zach Beckman gets five from his coach Mike Terrell after driving in a run Tuesday during a Babe Ruth game against Buffalo at Bicentennial Park.
Gillette Athletics’ Zach Beckman gets five from his coach Mike Terrell after driving in a run Tuesday during a Babe Ruth game against Buffalo at Bicentennial Park.
A crew with S & S Builders uses pressurized water to break loose concrete off of the southbound roadway across the Donkey Creek Bridge on June, 19, 2015. Work on the bridge is expected to last through June.
A crew with S & S Builders uses pressurized water to break loose concrete off of the southbound roadway across the Donkey Creek Bridge on June, 19, 2015. Work on the bridge is expected to last through June.
Saddle bronc rider Josh Davison, with New Mexico State University, gets bucked off Cache Creek during the College National Finals Rodeo at Casper Events Center on Monday.
Saddle bronc rider Josh Davison, with New Mexico State University, gets bucked off Cache Creek during the College National Finals Rodeo at Casper Events Center on Monday.
Fair goers get the spins Thursday on a ride at the North Star Amusements Carnival in the Campbell County Aquatic Center parking lot. The carnival is in town through the weekend and opens at noon with amusements running until the crowd leaves.
Fair goers get the spins Thursday on a ride at the North Star Amusements Carnival in the Campbell County Aquatic Center parking lot. The carnival is in town through the weekend and opens at noon with amusements running until the crowd leaves.
Storm clouds move 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.
Storm clouds move 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.
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.
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.
Shane Ammerman places cones in an empty lot behind Bicentennial Park during a day in commercial driving school on April 21.
Shane Ammerman places cones in an empty lot behind Bicentennial Park during a day in commercial driving school on April 21.
Dozens of people perform a Tai Chi exercise Saturday at the Fishing Lake.
Dozens of people perform a Tai Chi exercise Saturday at Dalbey Memorial Park during World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. The day is celebrated in more than 100 cities and 80 nations world wide.
Some of the talent that will appear in the upcoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services talent show rehearse Tuesday at Parish Hall.
Some of the talent that will appear in the upcoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services talent show rehearse Tuesday at Parish Hall.
Shelley Poulos, pictured Thursday at Mount Pisgah Cemetery, is one of an increasing number of Wyomingites planning cremation as an alternative to traditional burial when they pass on.
Shelley Poulos, pictured Thursday at Mount Pisgah Cemetery, is one of an increasing number of Wyoming residents planning cremation as an alternative to traditional burial when they die.
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.
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.
Ashley Licona struggles to keep video rolling Wednesday as Delvin Walks reacts to an amusement park ride under hypnosis at Gillette College Presentation Hall.
Ashley Licona struggles to keep video rolling Wednesday as Delvin Walks reacts to an amusement park ride under hypnosis at Gillette College Presentation Hall.
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 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.
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.
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.
Warren Burke with the Los Angeles, Cali., based non-profit group Story Pirates, puts on a costume backstage Thursday during a performance at the Cam-plex Heritage Center.
Warren Burke with the Los Angeles, Cali., based non-profit group Story Pirates, puts on a costume backstage Thursday during a performance at the Cam-plex Heritage Center.
An inmate works inside the laundry at the Campbell County Jail on July 25, 2015.
An inmate works inside the laundry at the Campbell County Jail on July 25, 2015. Crowding in Wyoming state prisons causes inmates to spend part of their sentences in the County Jail as they await transfer.

 

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