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Last week, the Douglas campus of Eastern Wyoming College kicked off a program unlike any other in the entirety of Wyoming. Starting this fall semester, the college will be treading in new waters, becoming the first in the state and one of only a handful in the entire nation to offer a gunsmi…

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Liza Ward thought she knew the facts of a crime that, in many ways, defined her childhood. That crime spree, for a while in the late 1950’s, also defined Douglas for much of the rest of the country.

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Imagine you’re one of the many employees at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County. As you finish your shift—whether this entails washing medical instruments or using them— you hear a terrified shriek from the lobby. You sprint towards the sound of the yell to discover a fight has broken o…

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Matt Dammeyer, of Soldotna, Alaska, will be the new Chief Executive Officer for Memorial Hospital of Converse County.

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At the Wyoming State Fair’s Pig’ N Mud wrestling, teams came from around the state to get down and dirty. Some dove into the muck with experience in the ring; others dipped their toes into it for the first time - though by the end of their go, everyone was plastered in goo.

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Eyelids creak open to a nearly pitch-black ceiling. Visible from the bedroom window, the sky is just beginning its transition from obsidian to navy blue. Doug Irwin rolls out of bed, careful not to wake his wife, Glenda. With a yawn, he steps into his thick slippers and pulls his pajama robe…

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A Casper man was charged July 26 with aggravated assault, driving while under the influence, possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and duty to stop a vehicle where there is death or personal injury.

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It was like a scene out of Mad Max. Sunflowers waved in the wind and song birds fluttered from fence post to fence post along quaint Reese Road south of Shawnee.

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Housing shortages in Douglas have been accepted as conventional wisdom for years, but a new study says those rumors are real. Douglas could need as many as 690 additional houses and apartments by 2025. Another item in the study says the community could use many of them – perhaps more than 35…

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The Converse County commissioners are applying for a multi-million dollar grant for infrastructure improvements to the John Lambert Subdivision on the south side of East Richards Street.

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What started out as an incentive for good grades quickly turned into an obsession.

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A lone barrel labelled with HazMat stickers was found laying on its side on the sidewalk next to the First Baptist Church on South Fourth and Oak streets early Tuesday morning, prompting a quick response from multiple agencies.

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In the early morning hours while the rain was still falling there was a swarm of activity as vendors, history lovers and volunteers were setting up for the annual Fourth of July celebration at Fort Fetterman.

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The clean white tables were aligned in a neat square, lined with shoulder-to-shoulder Douglas City Council members, county commissioners and opinionated community members.

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Shopko closed it’s doors June 18, but local retailers say they’re already ahead of the game, expanding choices and inventory.

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Megan Iturrey bolted out of her home near Lance Creek in Niobrara County and unhooked the family’s year-old black lab, Sammy, right after the high winds broke a large cottonwood tree near Sammy’s doghouse.

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Warm morning light spilled over surrounding hills, illuminating lush green springtime pastures at the base of Laramie Peak. Beneath the craggy mountain top, a herd of cattle casually grazed the lush offerings of recent rains.

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Peabody Energy and Arch Coal have entered into an agreement to combine the companies’ Powder River Basin and Colorado assets.

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As the sun was getting higher in the sky last weekend, more and more people flocked to the heart of Douglas to celebrate the Jackalope with activities for all ages.

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A red 1991 Chevy Cavalier crashed into the fountain at the entrance to the fairgrounds June 11 around 4:30 p.m. Shalynn Cannon, 17, was driving the vehicle while her father Chris, rode in the passenger seat. Chris reported the incident immediately. Neither of the passengers sustained injuries.

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You’re cruising along one of Douglas’s roads. Suddenly, you see it – a massive pothole directly ahead, which there isn’t time to avoid. You screech to a near-halt, but it does little to soften the thud of your vehicle’s fender against unforgiving asphalt.

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It’s only mid-morning, but the sun already beats down on the Converse Hope Center. Sunglasses and baseball caps are popular accessories, with nearly everyone there donning one or the other as a couple CHC staff members direct them to sign up for varying community service locations.

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Converse County Commissioners Jim Willox, Robert Short and Rick Grant – all wearing suits – huddled in a corner of the Douglas library, strategizing in low tones away from the proceedings a few feet away. In the hearing room, the all-male council stared at Douglas City Administrator Jonathan…

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As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, Converse County Law Enforcement is reminding all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. The annual Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort runs from May 20 through June 2, 2019 and is focused on enforcing seat belt use.

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A man clad in blue jeans and a black sweatshirt, his daughter close by his side, walked solemnly across the parking lot at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy to place flowers at the base of the law enforcement memorial, while to the left, another family bowed their heads silently, the men i…

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Memorial Hospital of Converse County CEO Ryan Smith announced Tuesday that he would be resigning from his position at the hospital at the end of the summer.

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If you don’t already have a place to live in Douglas, good luck finding one. Few homes hit the market, and prices have risen by 10-20% for the few that do.

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Douglas ice hockey has never had its own indoor rink. The IceCats originally had an outdoor rink, and currently rent indoor space at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds.

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Converse County’s oil and gas boom is reviving the region’s economy and sending record revenues to local governments. Douglas’ housing is full, the county is the new state oil production leader and industry continues to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the area – all with no signs o…

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He wanted a home for his family. As a young man with a wife, two children and one on the way, Chuck Bruner had some big decisions to make. He may have had little money, but he was smart and not afraid to take a chance.