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…
Black Hills Energy (BHE) is starting construction of a new, 13.5-mile natural gas pipeline on Monday, Sept. 9 between Orin and Douglas, company officials announced today.
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…
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.
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…
The Marg Irons Dog Park is coming to Douglas soon – at least, it’s still in the works, according to City Administrator Jonathan Teichert.
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.
The VA Mobile Vet Center (MVC) is hosting a community outreach event in Douglas from 9:30 am. to 3:30 p.m. on August 19 for all veterans, service members and their families.
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…
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.
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.
On Sunday, July 28, the winning number for the WyoLotto™ Ragtime Raffle was announced on Finals Sunday at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Music, magic and friends were on hand Friday evening to support her fight. It’s a fight that has hit close to home. Not only has she been the recipient of a cancer diagnosis, her sister has fought the disease as well.
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…
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will visit Wyoming July 30-31. During his time in the state he will visit Thunder Basin National Grassland. Gov. Mark Gordon, Thunder Basin National Grassland Supervisor Russ Bacon, U.S. Forest Service Region 2 Forester Brian Ferebee, Wyoming Depart…
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.
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.
(07/18/2019) Editor's note: The article has been corrected to reflect that Mettle Midstream is not associated with any producer.
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.
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.
Lights flashed brightly as a fire engine horn blared through Douglas, forcing cars to pull over and join in celebration over the weekend. Despite not returning to Douglas until well past dark at nearly 11 p.m. June 29, four Douglas High School students got a celebratory return after winning …
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.
Local philanthropist Jim Willox saw a need to help Douglas Youth Hockey Association and the Boys and Girls Club – two groups trying to build new facilities. So he jumped in, devised a plan to do just that and, now, get government officials to buy in even deeper.
Road safety was recently the hot topic addressed by Converse County Commissioners and Devon Energy Corp. representatives June 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
On a Sunday evening, Douglas Police Department Officer Russ Smith patrols the city. He cruises past Safeway, the Holiday Inn, loops around Douglas again, and again and again. You get the sense that he sees every inch of the town every night, knows every bit of Douglas like the back of his hand.
Rylie Hineman’s pipes are powerful. Her voice is strong and resonates long distances, easily reaching across Douglas High School’s empty auditorium.
World War II took place thousands of miles from Wyoming, with many Americans fighting in Europe and the South Pacific.
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.
The halls of Douglas Care Center were busy with activity, delight and surprise last Friday when some representatives for the Easter Bunny made a stop with deliveries for everyone.
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…
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.