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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…

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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.