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October…cowboy butts, pumpkin guts and gonorrhea
A billboard near the corner of East Fourth Street and South Douglas Highway paid for by the Wyoming Department of Health is intended to promote public safety, but the blunt message has also garnered national attention and local public controversy.
Mitzi Beecher, from left, Kristi Larsen and Krystal Pina prepare their booth Saturday for public sampling during the annal Charity Chili Cook-off at Cam-plex East Pavillion.
Jeff Wandler, left, and Monte Hale work outside the future Frontier Auto Museum at West Second and Ross Avenue on Oct. 9.
Gillette’s Tyler Reble tangles with Great Falls’ Jesse Johnson during a game Friday at Spirit Hall Ice Arena.
Brad Kyle, with Camel Towing, sweeps up after a wreck Monday at the corner of Country Club Road and South Douglas Highway as Campbell County Fire Marshal Eric Acton makes sure a vehicle involved is disabled. No one was injured in the head on collision, but traffic in the north bound lane was stopped while the wreck was cleared.
Gillette police officers keep the south bound lane of South Douglas Highway closed Monday as Campbell County firefighters and crews from Source Gas respond to a gas main break near Patty Avenue. A contractor working on phone lines hit the pipe while digging, causing the leak.
Rawhide Park, located north of Gillette off Sunset Court, is a remnant of Rawhide Village, a subdivision mostly condemned in 1987 when naturally occurring hydrogen sulfide and methane began seeping up through cracks in the streets from an underlying coal bed.
Garret Brunson, from left, Gaylene Spence and her son D’artagnan Lowe play cards Thursday outside a shelter in the cardboard village behind Gillette College. Dozen people built shelters in the village and spent the night in them, a program put on by the college to raise awareness about homelessness.
Gillette defensive back Madden Pikula gets a hold of Laramie running back David Corliss during a state playoff game Friday at Camels Stadium.
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.
Secretary Shelby Wandler checks in Nick Wright as he arrives at Lakeview Elementary School to visit his children Wednesday morning. The school began using a new computer security system recently to check in visitors that includes a driver license scanner and sex offender registry check.
Megan Green, 11, gathers balloons to hand out Saturday during the annual Charity Chili Cook-off at Cam-plex East Pavilion.
Campbell County High School hasn’t won a football state championship since 2008, its longest slump since its first title in 1998. The 2015 Camels, the unbeaten No. 1 Class 4A playoff seed, hope to break that skid with three more wins. The players in the back row are making the team’s “Campbell County” hand gesture.
Ed Rust talks Thursday about the features in his haunted house on Summerfield Lane. Rust hopes to spook hundreds of Halloween revelers in his gory garage which opens to the public at dusk on Oct. 31.
A Campbell County firefighter works inside a single-wide trailer that caught fire Friday afternoon on Arapahoe Avenue west of South Douglas Highway. The family of eight was not home at the time of the blaze, but two dogs died of smoke inhalation inside the home.
Fred Harvel, above, talks to two of his dogs Thursday morning near a pile of debris left in his driveway after an electrical fire burned his Independence Street home in the early morning hours. Harvel said he awoke at about 3 a.m. and noticed a wall glowing inside his second-floor bathroom. He and his 11-year-old granddaughter Mackenzie Weber managed to get two younger grandchildren, six dogs and a cat out of the home as the fire spread into the kitchen, the attic and a downstairs laundry room. No one was hurt in the blaze.
Twin Spruce Junior High School teacher Katie Brunson reacts Saturday with her husband, Sterling, during a Peabody Energy Leadership in Education award ceremony at the Gillette College Technical Education Center. Brunson was named educator of the year during the ceremony.
Diana Luciano cleans DVD case Thursday at the Campbell County Public Library. With a collection and programs that continue to grow with the county’s population, the 34-year old building is in need of an expansion, but officials say the downturn in the economy has shelved the remodel for now.
Intern Dallaney Bandivort works Tuesday at the treasurer’s office inside the Campbell County Courthouse where Wyoming license plates are issued. A board inside the office, which displays plates back to 1913, is now full. The office has installed a second board to display new plates which will be issued starting in June.
Sixth-grader Gavin Lubovinsky opens wide before catching a piece of banana fired from a catapult Wednesday during a performance by mad scientist Doktor Kaboom at Wagonwheel Elementary School.
Gillette’s Casey Cada competes Saturday in the 100-yard butterfly during the Swim and Dive Invitational at the Campbell County Schools Aquatic Center.
A werewolf hangs out Saturday on Gillette Avenue during Gillette Main Street’s inaugural Boofest.
Reece Ganje, 12, stands Saturday outside the First Interstate Bank on Gillette Avenue during Gillette Main Street’s inaugural Boofest.
An enormous gourd falls from the sky Saturday at Third Street and Gillette Avenue as hundreds of costume clad people watch and wait for it to explode during Gillette Main Street’s inaugural Boofest. The day of activities included a pumpkin drop, a pumpkin painting contest, a photo booth and, of course, downtown trick-or-treating.
Alex Grover, 8, looks over a pile pumpkin chunks Saturday after the inaugural Boofest pumpkin drop held by Gillette Main Street on Gillette Avenue.
Most people agree that chocolate is sweet, lemons are sour and steak is savory. But the herb cilantro is one that many cannot agree on. And while 14 percent of the population has a gene that makes urine turn red after eating beets, for the remaining 86 percent, beeturia means the body is low on iron.
Deciduous trees create a corridor of color in downtown Gillette as seen in this photo taken Tuesday on Rockpile Boulevard and West Third Street.
Gillette player Kalina Smith tips the ball Saturday as Cheyenne Central player Allee Williamson tries to block during a game at CCHS North Campus.
Librarian Carolin Hardesty and student Riley Hadorn, 8, listen to a toy R2D2 robot Friday during a Star Wars Reads Day at Buffalo Ridge Elementary. Hardesty students to come to the library during their lunch recess to read Star Wars and play games. Those who came in movie themed costumes got prizes.
Professional juggler “Mad Chad” Taylor juggles a trio of breast implants Wednesday during a performance at the Gillette College Technical Education Center.
Samantha VorHeeder, of Nebraska, makes a turn Friday during the National Barrel Racing Tour Qualifier at Cam-plex East Pavilion.
Gillette guard Deishauan Booker flips a pass around SoCo King Chad France during a game Saturday at CCHS South Campus.
Taryn Diedrich carves a face into a pumpkin Wednesday at Gillette College. More than a dozen students got their hands dirty scooping the guts out of pumpkins and carving them into festive Jack-o-lanterns during an afternoon activity at the main campus.
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