Companies based in Gillette include Cloud Peak Energy. During the 1960s, Gillette doubled its population from 3,580 to 7,194 residents.
Kohrs proposed that this fast increase of population caused the phenomenon known as Gillette Syndrome, resulting in increased crime, high costs of living and weakened social and community bonds.
Many people enjoy walking the 1.3 mile path around the entire monument while others love the thrill of climbing the formation.
Keyhole State Park is also a close 49 minute drive from Gillette that is a popular place to visit in both the summer and winter.
It can be viewed on Charter Communications Cable Channels 189 (Education), 190 (Public Access) and 192 (Government).
Since the grand opening in 2015, the Energy Capital Sports Complex has hosted many tournaments including the Razor City Softball Tournament and the 2016 Wyoming ASA State Softball Tournament.The Energy Capital Sports Complex is Wyoming's premier softball facility.The site features four fast-pitch softball fields that can be converted for Little League baseball.Keyhole Broadcasting owns KQOL-FM 105.3 and KXXL 106.1 FM. Gillette Public Access Television is the only television station located in Gillette.It is a traditional PEG cable access station operated by the City of Gillette.
Public education in the city of Gillette is provided by Campbell County School District #1. Gillette College, a two-year college, is part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District.