March Update

March was a busy month, I traveled to Casper for the state basketball tournament where I tried out some overhead remotes. We had another big feature on the economy (this was BEFORE two big coal companies announced layoffs) and regular daily stuff.

 A worker with Van Ewing Constructions talks to another crew member through a window Wednesday afternoon at while working on the new dorms at Gillette College.

A worker with Van Ewing Constructions talks to another crew member through a window Wednesday afternoon at while working on the new dorms at Gillette College.

 The Gillette Camels track team including, from left, Dillon Buckmeier, Ruth Sifuma, Logan Myers, Ashlyn Erisman and Colter Fuller, are comfortable going into the state indoor meet this weekend, held on their home track at the Recreation Center Field House.

The Gillette Camels track team including, from left, Dillon Buckmeier, Ruth Sifuma, Logan Myers, Ashlyn Erisman and Colter Fuller, are comfortable going into the state indoor meet this weekend, held on their home track at the Recreation Center Field House.

 Gillette College guard Nakedra Burke goes up for a shot Thursday night during the second half of the Pronghorns 67-61 win over the Western Wyoming Mustangs in the Region IX tournament at CCHS South Campus. The Pronghorns will move on to face McCook Community College in the semi-finals Friday night at 7 p.m.

Gillette College guard Nakedra Burke goes up for a shot Thursday night during the second half of the Pronghorns 67-61 win over the Western Wyoming Mustangs in the Region IX tournament at CCHS South Campus. The Pronghorns will move on to face McCook Community College in the semi-finals Friday night at 7 p.m.

 Gillette's Logan Myers celebrates as he crosses the finish line Saturday as the boys 4x400 team wins first place at the 4A Indoor Track Championships at the Recreation Center Field House.

Gillette's Logan Myers celebrates as he crosses the finish line Saturday as the boys 4x400 team wins first place at the 4A Indoor Track Championships at the Recreation Center Field House.

 Gillette senior Dalton Holst, left, watches the Camel girls play in the semifinals of the girls 3A state basketball tournament Friday night at the Casper Event Center. Gillette beat Cheyenne East 58-46 and will play Natrona for the title Saturday evening.

Gillette senior Dalton Holst, left, watches the Camel girls play in the semifinals of the girls 3A state basketball tournament Friday night at the Casper Event Center. Gillette beat Cheyenne East 58-46 and will play Natrona for the title Saturday evening.

 Gillette senior Kain Morehead fights to keep control of the ball during the semifinal match-up against Cheyenne South Friday night at the Casper Event Center. Gillette lost 66-60 and will play Kelly Walsh for the third place spot, while Cheyenne South will play Cheyenne Central for the state title Saturday.

Gillette senior Kain Morehead fights to keep control of the ball during the semifinal match-up against Cheyenne South Friday night at the Casper Event Center. Gillette lost 66-60 and will play Kelly Walsh for the third place spot, while Cheyenne South will play Cheyenne Central for the state title Saturday.

 Gillette seniors Lauren Hallcroft and Jessie Geer hug after winning the 4A state basketball title, beating Natrona County 84-62, Saturday afternoon at the Casper Events Center in Casper.

Gillette seniors Lauren Hallcroft and Jessie Geer hug after winning the 4A state basketball title, beating Natrona County 84-62, Saturday afternoon at the Casper Events Center in Casper.

 Gillette's Abby Moerkerke boxes out a Natrona player as the Camels score during the championship game against Natrona County Saturday afternoon at the Casper Events Center in Casper. Gillette beat Natrona 84-62 to win the 4A state title for the second year in a row.

Gillette's Abby Moerkerke boxes out a Natrona player as the Camels score during the championship game against Natrona County Saturday afternoon at the Casper Events Center in Casper. Gillette beat Natrona 84-62 to win the 4A state title for the second year in a row.

 Gillette Kalina Smith ices her nose after getting hit in the face during the second half of the championship game against Natrona County Saturday afternoon at the Casper Events Center in Casper. Gillette beat Natrona 84-62 to win the 4A state title for the second year in a row.

Gillette Kalina Smith ices her nose after getting hit in the face during the second half of the championship game against Natrona County Saturday afternoon at the Casper Events Center in Casper. Gillette beat Natrona 84-62 to win the 4A state title for the second year in a row.

 Gillette's Kierra Cutright tries to get the ball from a Natrona player in the championship game Saturday at the Casper Events Center. Gillette beat Natrona 84-62 to win the 4A title for the second year in a row.

Gillette's Kierra Cutright tries to get the ball from a Natrona player in the championship game Saturday at the Casper Events Center. Gillette beat Natrona 84-62 to win the 4A title for the second year in a row.

 Abby Millburg, 6, a first grader at Prairie Wind Elementary laughs as she beats her grandparents Ross Rohde and Judy Rohde at a game of Thumbs Up, Monday evening in the Prairie Wind cafeteria. The event, Grandparents and Games, was started last year by the Parent Teacher Organization at Prairie Wind with help from Teacher's Corner/Kid's Mart. This year the store provided more than 10 different games for families to play, and will donate 10% of the sales of games to those families back to the school.

Abby Millburg, 6, a first grader at Prairie Wind Elementary laughs as she beats her grandparents Ross Rohde and Judy Rohde at a game of Thumbs Up, Monday evening in the Prairie Wind cafeteria. The event, Grandparents and Games, was started last year by the Parent Teacher Organization at Prairie Wind with help from Teacher's Corner/Kid's Mart. This year the store provided more than 10 different games for families to play, and will donate 10% of the sales of games to those families back to the school.

 Snow covers the park next to the County Courthouse Wednesday morning after about five inches of snow fell onGillette Tuesday night. According to the National Weather Service Gillette could see more snow coming on Friday night.

Snow covers the park next to the County Courthouse Wednesday morning after about five inches of snow fell onGillette Tuesday night. According to the National Weather Service Gillette could see more snow coming on Friday night.

 Girls soccer players Hailey Jensen, from left, Sonya Crone, Kenisha Melanson, Ashley Wilcox and Emma Jurewicz, all seniors, prepare for their final season as Camels Tuesday at CCHS South Campus.

Girls soccer players Hailey Jensen, from left, Sonya Crone, Kenisha Melanson, Ashley Wilcox and Emma Jurewicz, all seniors, prepare for their final season as Camels Tuesday at CCHS South Campus.

 "Curious Savage" director and Campbell County High School English teacher Tim Bessette watches as Tiffany Holm, left, and Tori Christopherson rehearse a scene in the CCHS North auditorium Monday night. "Curious Savage" runs Thursday and Friday night at 7 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at North Campus.

"Curious Savage" director and Campbell County High School English teacher Tim Bessette watches as Tiffany Holm, left, and Tori Christopherson rehearse a scene in the CCHS North auditorium Monday night. "Curious Savage" runs Thursday and Friday night at 7 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at North Campus.

 Canada geese walk across the blanket of snow at Bicentennial Park Wednesday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service rain Thursday night is expected to turn to snow around midnight, continuing into Friday morning.

Canada geese walk across the blanket of snow at Bicentennial Park Wednesday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service rain Thursday night is expected to turn to snow around midnight, continuing into Friday morning.

 Gillette's Kennedy Schomer loses the ball in a challenge with Buffalo keeper Maddy Killian Thursday afternoon during the Camels' 10-0 win over the Bison at CCHS South Campus.

Gillette's Kennedy Schomer loses the ball in a challenge with Buffalo keeper Maddy Killian Thursday afternoon during the Camels' 10-0 win over the Bison at CCHS South Campus.

 Heidi Buen gets out of a U-Haul truck after getting it ready for a customer Friday afternoon on the lot at KP Management where she works. The lost is mostly empty these days as the trucks are hard to come by everywhere from Billings to Rapid City. "The whole region is wiped out," said KP Management owner Kristene Partlow, "There's way more demand than supply."

Heidi Buen gets out of a U-Haul truck after getting it ready for a customer Friday afternoon on the lot at KP Management where she works. The lost is mostly empty these days as the trucks are hard to come by everywhere from Billings to Rapid City. "The whole region is wiped out," said KP Management owner Kristene Partlow, "There's way more demand than supply."

 Nathan Neely practices flux core arc welding during a welding class at the Gillette College Technical Education Center Tuesday afternoon. Gillette College is hosting the Skills USA diesel technology and welding fabrication competitions Friday and Saturday at the tech center, starting at 7:30 a.m. Both competitions will require the students to prove their knowledge through practical tests, as well as written exams.

Nathan Neely practices flux core arc welding during a welding class at the Gillette College Technical Education Center Tuesday afternoon. Gillette College is hosting the Skills USA diesel technology and welding fabrication competitions Friday and Saturday at the tech center, starting at 7:30 a.m. Both competitions will require the students to prove their knowledge through practical tests, as well as written exams.

 Sage Valley seventh graders Kameron Engle, left, and Wyatt Titus play a game of one-on-one basketball at Sage Bluffs Park on Wednesday afternoon. The pair has spent their spring break so far playing sports and watching movies, "We saw 'Batman v Superman' last night," said Kameron, "we've just been playing football and basketball."

Sage Valley seventh graders Kameron Engle, left, and Wyatt Titus play a game of one-on-one basketball at Sage Bluffs Park on Wednesday afternoon. The pair has spent their spring break so far playing sports and watching movies, "We saw 'Batman v Superman' last night," said Kameron, "we've just been playing football and basketball."

As always, thanks for taking a look!