Local companies recognized for workplace safety

Last week, the state Department of Workforce Services and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Safety Alliance recognized several companies for their workplace safety, including a few with Campbell County connections. 

At the 2017 Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit in Cheyenne, Cloud Peak Energy’s Cordero Rojo mine and Black Hills Energy’s Wyodak mine took home awards for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

Cloud Peak received the award in the large mining employer category, while Black Hills won in the small mining employer category.

Nelson Brothers Mining Services won the same award in the small mine site contractor category and L&H Industrial won the Workers’ Compensation Path to Safety Excellence Award in the small employer category.

The winners of the awards are chosen based on a number of elements, including strong safety records, management and employee involvement in health and safety decisions and a robust hazard identification program.

“Safe workplaces and job practices mean stronger Wyoming workers, families and businesses,” said Gov. Matt Mead said in a press release. “The employers and individuals honored today have made a commitment to excellence in safety and health, and I commend them.”

Local pizzeria recognized for something other than pizza

Pizza Carrello is best known for its pizza, but recently was recognized for something else on its menu.

Using reviews from Yelp, food website delish.com compiled and published a list of the best cheesecakes in every state, and taking the top spot in the Cowboy State was Gillette’s own Pizza Carrello.

Joe’s Pet Depot names closing date

The last day of business for Joe’s Pet Depot will be July 31. Everything in the store is 35 percent off, except for dog and cat food, which is 10 percent off.

Earlier this month, owner Joe Seneshale announced that he was closing the store due to tough economic times. With the Gillette store closing, he said he’ll be able to focus more on his Rock Springs location, but added that he’d be willing to come back to Campbell County if the economy turns around.

County helps out future GALI participants

Four Campbell County employees will take part in the Gillette Area Leadership Institute.

Last week, Campbell County Commissioners approved $ 1,000 each for Robert Henning of the Rockpile Museum, Bel Christiansen from Children’s Developmental Services, Darcy Acord with the library and Andreah Kramer of Juvenile Probation to attend. Each participant will have to pay $ 200 from their own pockets.

GALI is a nine-month program designed to promote better understanding of the community, build and enhance leadership skills and develop a strong network of community leaders. Next year’s graduating class will be its 31st. 

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