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After interviews with the Converse County Commissioners Tuesday morning, Douglas City Clerk Karen Rimmer was narrowly named as County Clerk to replace Lucile Taylor, who resigned Jan. 2 after 21 years.

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The Douglas Police Department welcomed their newest member last week with a swearing in ceremony for new officer Anthony Boonstra.

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Thomas Latimer is soft spoken, his voice difficult to hear, his words registering barely above a whisper.

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Converse County Clerk Lucile Taylor has submitted her resignation effective January 2, 2020 at 8 a.m. – paving the way for the next step in finding her replacement. That is, the county Republican Central Committee will be accepting applications from any registered Republican interested in th…

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Craig Berendes had come to terms with his mortality. He was dying. Any hope of a must-have kidney transplant had waned months earlier.

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Douglas city officials and the Converse County commissioners are discussing the possibility of finding a new home for City Hall within the walls of the courthouse on North 5th Street.

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Long-time Converse County Clerk Lucile Taylor unexpectedly announced her retirement Tuesday afternoon in a social media post.

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It was quiet, peaceful and still as men and women gathered up on the hill at Douglas Park Cemetery Saturday morning. In between the murmurs of greetings and conversation were the sounds of arriving footsteps in the old, hardened snow. As they waited, the crowd continued to grow in size, with…

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One quick flip of a switch and the dim lights of the McKibben Cafeteria’s kitchen flicker to life. A door leading to a dark, cold late November morning outside swings open bringing the quiet, confined kitchen to a roar with chatter as a group of ranching men enter in one fell swoop.

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In 1980, this conversation would have been unheard of. Just a year earlier, the black-footed ferret was declared extinct and thought to be gone forever. By 1981, they were rediscovered in Wyoming and put back on the Endangered Species list where they stand today.

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Julie Andrews is nowhere to be seen, but The Sound of Music will be seen and felt throughout the town. The Douglas High School theater department is putting on a performance of the classic musical Friday and Saturday. Curtains will be raised at 7 p.m. with admission free to all at the DHS au…

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The Douglas-Budget print edition contains an incorrect address listed for city hall in the front page article, "To build or not to build, new home for city hall still up in the air." The error has been corrected in the e-edition. In the same article the building is said to be more than 50-ye…

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Temperatures didn’t exactly rise with the morning sun Nov. 11. The mercury on thermometers barely touched 7 degrees just before 7 a.m., but even the most bitter of conditions couldn’t keep the veterans of Douglas from the annual gathering on the freshly snow-shoveled sidewalks outside the Am…

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In a deja vu of the failed special election in 2015, Tuesday’s rec center vote ended with voters saying no to the $87.5 million project by 1,961 to 1,711 – a 250 vote difference compared to a 115 vote difference four years ago.

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Not the entire length of the notoriously dangerous highway connecting Douglas to Gillette is receiving additional lanes of travel with the most recent project in the works, yet the Wyoming Department of Transportation is making strides to alleviate at least some of the growing pains experien…

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A scene more reminiscent of early January, not late October, was observed by folks heading out to work Monday morning as the needle on the thermometer hovered at a not-so-tropical negative eight degrees.

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Three contractors say they are concerned about a deal the City of Douglas made in September with Douglas Holdings LLC’s Art Paterson to accept a donation of 19 acres – 90 lots in the Meadow Acres and Meadow Acres No. 2 subdivisions – and to finish Pearson Street to connect with W. Richards.

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Excited voices echoed off the stark, confined painted concrete hallways of the Casper Events Center as Douglas High School Marching Band students finally took a moment to release a collective sigh of relief. They had done it. Their months of work, sometimes late into the evening long after s…

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In a unanimous decision Monday night, Douglas City Council voted down a service agreement with architectural firm Amundsen Associates to spend up to $123,253.09 for the firm to price out possible new construction options for a new city hall, a remodel of the current structure or future new b…

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Tommy Wilson always wanted a nice space for families to enjoy at his vacant lot nestled between a pair of historic buildings downtown.

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At approximately 8:19 a.m., Oct. 15, Douglas High School reported that they were on lockout due to a report of shots fired around “D” hill, located just off of Logsdon Lane behind the high school. It was later learned that Douglas Primary School next door also went into lockout.

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Officers were called to the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Converse County regarding a 57-year-old male that had been stabbed along the 200 block of North 6th Street on Oct. 2, 2019. The individual succumbed to his wounds five days later on Oct. 7, 2019 and the case is being investig…

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Sophomore Torrie Hill joked that one of the best parts of having a meet in Douglas was being able to wake up at home and take a nap after swimming instead of getting back on a bus.

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The Converse County Hospital Foundation picked up a tidy sum – more than $50,000 according to early tallies – at its fundraiser Saturday night.

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He’s not a doomsday prepper, nor does he believe a zombie apocalypse is happening anytime in the near future, his Mad Max infatuation not withstanding. That being said, it’s easy to think otherwise when gazing upon Travis Blankenbaker’s 16,000-pound wasteland war rig, appropriately named Ato…

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Severe weather warnings in east-central, south-central and south-east Wyoming, and in western Nebraska have been issued by the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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The Converse County Sheriff Office lost a deputy in the line of duty July 2011, and the community has continued keeping his name alive ever since through fund raising and events.

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People driving across the bridge on West Yellowstone Highway Monday morning were probably wondering what a group of ladies, some dressed in all pink and others with fancy hats and feathery boas, were doing out in the cold, rainy weather.

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Long-time Douglas teacher and middle school principal Chad Johnson passed away last week after a long battle with cancer.

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Pat Neill let out a sigh as he took a moment to unwind in his office chair. The 72 year old had been staying fairly busy in his Oregon-based office. Every so often, he had a few minutes to spare, giving him a window to let his mind wander.

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Rocky Mountain Power has announced an immediate power interruption that will begin between 11 a.m. and noon today in the Douglas, Orin and Glendo areas to allow crews to perform critical work on a transformer.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Brush Creek Fire is approximately 40 miles southwest of Douglas, south of Brumley Mountain on the west side of Old Fetterman Road. The fire is 475 acres and is located in rough terrain with scattered timber, brush, and grass.

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There’s just under a $10 million dollar discrepancy between the Department of Environmental Quality’s Industrial Siting Council impact assistance model and the asks presented to the ISC over Cedar Springs Wind Energy Project Phase III impact assistance dollars to cities and counties who clai…