Two Glenrock residents died in a fatal accident on US 20/87 near mile post 163 Saturday evening.
COVID-19 has struck multiple members of yet another Northern Arapaho family, as a wife and husband both died this week after contracting the virus.
Gov. Mark Gordon has made it easy to see how the state is utilizing federal dollars awarded to Wyoming through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Gov. Mark Gordon announced a new program Wednesday creating scholarships for adults who are unemployed or underemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic to attend the University of Wyoming or one of the state’s community colleges.
Alannah Huntington grips her yellow Popsicle and tilts it into her mouth, splattering the fruity juice down her round, 2-year-old chin. Her mother LaRissa quickly wipes Alannah’s face so that the melted ice doesn’t get the tracheostomy tube on her little throat sticky.
One of the Big Four meatpackers is once again being accused of allegedly trying to fix prices and tampering with the meat market, leaving Converse County and other Wyoming lamb and sheep ranchers wondering if they’ll be able to sell their livestock come fall.
With dry conditions, and county and federal fire restrictions in place, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD) is banning open fires on all Game & Fish Commission-owned and administered lands within the Casper Region.
Earlier this afternoon, between approximately 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. a vehicle went off the road on Orin Way, a little ways past the Broken Wheel Truckstop. Converse County Sheriff's Office law enforcement personnel and emergency responders were on the scene to help the driver. There are no fu…
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the final environmental analysis and proposed land use plan amendment for the Converse County Oil and Gas Project – a project which, if approved, could generate up to 8,000 jobs and approximately $18-$28 billion in shared state and federal revenue…
Wyoming First Lady Jennie Gordon toured the Boys & Girls Club of Douglas Monday to to see how the center was using a $2,000 grant her office had recently given the organization to help combat childhood hunger.
Tears dropped to the Casper airport carpet from nearly every eye. Nearly in unison, the group rose to their toes each time a passenger walked through the terminal. The anticipation of their heroes’ homecoming hung in the air like a fog. Waves of strangers stepped off the plane before the tro…
Gov. Mark Gordon said today Wyoming’s current public health orders will remain in place through Aug. 15 as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the state.
Memorial Hospital of Converse County will reserve rapid COVID-19 antigen testing for symptomatic and pre-operative patients.
Governor Mark Gordon and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler met to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission today to “define and clarify roles of the different agencies,” Gordon said.
The pandemic did not deter hundreds of people from flocking to the mutton busting and pig wrestling competitions held July 14 at the state fairgrounds, as family and friends cheered on children bold enough to ride sheep and others battling unsuspecting pigs.
Douglas schools will reopen under one of three scenarios, Superintendent Paige Fenton-Hughes said this week, but which one will depend on COVID-19’s impact locally in a month.
Converse County Public Health and Converse County Emergency Management announced Monday, July 20 they had received notification of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.
The newly created Converse County Senior Citizens Service District will reap a windfall this year as the county’s property valuation spiked to $2.36 billion. So the entity voters created two years ago with a projected $1-$2 million in annual revenue will have just shy of $3 million to spend …
The new Wyoming State Fair leadership had drafted some changes they wanted, then COVID-19 happened so they adjusted plans to meet the latest rules or obstacle . . . but one they didn’t really count on was the long-time carnival vendor pulling out at the last minute nearly two weeks ago. That…
A grassfire ignited Tuesday beside the Old Glenrock Highway several miles west of downtown Glenrock, drawing multiple agencies to battle and contain the quickly spreading conflagration.
It’s been a long, drawn out process slowly moving over several months, but the good news is, S. Windriver Drive will soon connect to W. Richards Street near Douglas Middle School, Douglas Administrator Jonathan Teichert confirmed Monday.
Imagine you run a small local business. Your turnover rate is insanely high, and you can’t seem to find the right applicant for the job. Now imagine you’re trying to enter the workforce or learn more about basic skills applicable to any position.
As the books close on Fiscal Year 2020, in spite of an economic downturn related to COVID-19 and energy prices, Converse County collected $4.72 million more in revenue than was budgeted for the year.
Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect Friday for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland.
The early morning sun glistens off the overnight dew still clinging to grass as Republican Senate candidate Robert Short strolls into a coffee shop wearing a face mask. After greeting patrons, Short is approached by the shop owner, who fastens his own mask. After a few minutes of muffled dis…
The morning sun was still fairly low in the sky, but the heat was starting to creep up. Thankfully the wind was calm and didn’t disturb the dirt in the outside arena as horses of all colors trotted around in circles.
Due to the continued high demand for outdoor recreation, folks looking to camp at a Wyoming State Park during the Fourth of July weekend should be aware campsite reservations throughout the state park system are sold out; however, we welcome the public to come out for the day, enjoy a picnic…
Hudson’s golden fur shimmered in the afternoon sun as he lapped up tongue-fulls of water. He splashed a giggling little girl with water droplets, and the young golden retriever pranced to his owner, sat at her feet, and nudged a tennis ball toward her. He looked into her eyes, then at the ba…
Seconds after being sworn in at City Hall council chambers Monday evening, Todd Byerly began his duties as the new Douglas chief of police. Ron Casalenda, who is retiring at the end of the month but won’t be officially off the city payroll until sometime later in July, was on hand to snap ph…
Bill reauthorizes fee collection for seven years, prioritizes cleanup of the most environmentally hazardous abandoned mine sites and lowers the fee by 35% to provide relief to coal producers as production declines.
Fire restrictions are in effect and being enforced within Converse County from today, June 17 at 12 a.m. through Oct. 15, 12 a.m., due to a high fire load which could result in high fire danger throughout the county.
It’s an early summer morning and you yawn as you get ready for work. Although you have a lot on your mind, one thing that doesn’t burden you is where your child will be or what they will be doing. They’re going to the new Boys and Girls Club building.
COVID-19’s dramatic affect on Converse County’s economy is taking its toll, specifically on energy sector jobs and individuals who’ve been laid off because businesses were forced to close or couldn’t survive the sudden bust. Add to that an energy bust during a pandemic and, well, it could ea…
The Converse County tourism board met in closed session June 10 to finalize its proposed budget – only to have the entire meeting about spending taxpayer dollars and the subsequent vote on the budget tossed out the next day.
The Wyoming State Fair is thrilled to announce this year’s 2020 Grandstand Entertainment Lineup. On Thursday, August 13, the Wyoming State Fairgrounds will be filled with the distinct sounds of music headliner, Reckless Kelly, featuring Jeremy McComb! Tickets on sale July 3.
Gov. Mark Gordon announced that the first grant payments to Wyoming small business owners who applied for COVID-19 mitigation assistance have been issued.
Updated public health orders which take effect June 15 will continue to ease restrictions on public gatherings in Wyoming, Gov. Mark Gordon announced today.
A savory aroma dances through the crisp summer air as Richard Walker peels open the lid to his heavy metal smoker. Checking a burger, he stands on the back of his trailer while his daughters giggle through a game of cornhole on the ground below him.
Douglas native and high school basketball star Eric Jamerman, a concerned look plastered on his face, speaks to his former assistant basketball coach at Casper College, Lester Stewart, in a hushed, emotional tone.
The Cody Stampede Rodeo is officially a go. Leaders of the annual event say they’re moving forward with four full rodeos, which will be held July 1-4.
The State of Wyoming, Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance a carbon capture test project to be conducted at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center in Gillette.