Redistricting – the complicated, mandatory process of redrawing boundaries for Wyoming’s legislators – is hitting home this week as the first public steps show just how likely the Converse County lines will be shifting in the coming election.
The City is seeking responses to a quick, 5-question, survey asking citizens to rank three ideas for getting outside during winter and then provide ideas of their own. The concept is to create simple, low-cost, high-impact areas that the community can enjoy year-round. Citizen responses hel…
The 8th Annual Commit to Kids Sept. 11 brought in just a little bit of money to help the Douglas Boys & Girls Club (DBGC) operate for the next year – to the tune of $180,000, that is.
Clover Bryan’s bright eyes twinkle in photographs. Her wide, happy smile takes up her whole face as she grins from ear-to-ear. She just started kindergarten this year. From the way she shines, you know she’s a unique and special young lady.
The Douglas Bearcat home football game schedule for this evening (Friday, Sept. 3) against Torrington has been cancelled after the Trailblazers forfeited due to excessive injuries and illnesses plagued the varsity team.
A pair of engineering firms contracted by the state warn that cracks in the 112-year-old concrete LaPrele dam, along with deterioration in its geologic foundation, could result in catastrophic failure.
Converse County and Douglas officials welcomed 13 congressional staff members from around the country to a tour of several energy sites in the area last week.
An oil rig is presently engulfed in flames about six to eight miles up Highland Loop Road off of WYO59 as of approximately 2:40 p.m., according to preliminary information we have received.
The body of former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is transported to Gillette's Pronghorn Center on Friday. A visitation was held prior to Enzi's memorial service, which was attended by numerous Wyoming officials including all the members of the state's congressional delegation. (Photo by Mike Moore, Gi…
Wyoming hospitals are treating as many COVID-19 patients now as they were in early January, which experts say is a concerning trend as a more contagious and likely more dangerous variant of the virus circulates through the state.
The Biden administration’s pause on federal drilling leases alarmed the oil and gas industry. But a new report argues that its economic impacts will be negligible — even for Wyoming.
Converse County Undersherriff Nate Hughes confirmed Saturday morning that a motorcycle wreck occurred Friday night, July 30, on Mormon Canyon Road.
Nearly 40 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Converse County on Monday, a big jump from the week before as the case count continues to climb exponentially this month.
The fire season continues to be a busy one in parched Converse County, but fortunately the one that hit JS Rankin Ranches this past weekend was not as bad as it could have been.
Some of the dogs were large breeds, such as St. Bernards and golden retrievers. Others were much closer to the ground, such as long-haired dachshunds and terriers.
Tis the season folks – fair season, that is, and this weekend is the beginning of the 2021 Converse County Fair!
Early Sunday morning, the weather was cool and the sun softly lit the sage and historic buildings at Fort Fetterman. It was a beautiful Fourth of July.
America’s Independence Day is celebrated in a variety of colorful, patriotic ways, most often with barbecues, picnics, playing on the water, camping, watching fireworks or a variety of other traditional activities involving family and friends.
The Douglas City Council last week informally instructed its attorney, Mike Armstrong, to start crafting changes to its controversial public records policy, which currently mandates that the public and press be charged for printed or emailed copies of city documents.
Yes – it’s true – we are huge fans of our state fair, especially after last year’s gangbusters-event was such a huge success, in spite of dealing with coronavirus restrictions!
Editor's note: The King's Portion name change was incorrectly written in the print article of the Douglas Budget today, June 23. The correct new name is the King's Portion Community Compassion Center. The reporter and Budget regret the error.
A federal judge has prevented drilling and construction on 449 oil and gas leases covering 334,762 acres in Wyoming, saying the federal government didn’t examine potential effects to imperiled greater sage grouse when it leased those lands in 2017.
After a five-year hiatus, the Wyoming High School Rodeo Finals are making a big return to Douglas this week as 160 cowboys and cowgirls take to the state fairgrounds arenas.
Folks at Main Street Douglas, with the help of 14 volunteers, planted a whopping 660 various flowers in 65 self-watering planters in the parking lot of The Enterprise May 22.
Donning a pair of durable work gloves, Angela Moore grips a clump of plastic, rips it from a pile of weathered sticks, and places it in a large garbage bag held open by Rose Haroian.
TerraPower, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and PacifiCorp today announced efforts to advance a Natrium™ reactor demonstration project at a retiring coal plant in Wyoming. The companies are evaluating several potential locations in the state.
The mid-day sun was beating down strong on the Douglas High School students on May 18, and DHS Interact Club co-sponsors Mariah Boner and Bonnie Lane suggested ice cream sandwiches were in order.
“We’re here to pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice,” said Tim Ricker, President of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Chaplains’ Association, as the crowd in front of him bowed their heads.
Due to an unusual amount of spring runoff, camping at Ayres Natural Bridge Park will be closed until June 1 for safety reasons, according to officials at Converse County.
The Enterprise and Main Street Douglas are seeking donations and helpers for the annual planting of flowers and placing of flower pots for the downtown beautification project.
Construction crews are working to put up new homes and complete new roads on East Richards and elsewhere in the city, while numerous new businesses are setting up shop and others are changing hands or expanding as spring is in the air.
Members of Wyoming Central ABATE will hold their annual Motorcycle Safety Awareness Run May 1, to be followed by a college scholarship fundraiser at the Knotty Pine Saloon in Glenrock.
Roughly four months into Converse County’s administration of the coronavirus vaccine, and one month after the vaccine become available to all adults, only about 24 percent of adult county residents are fully vaccinated, according to the latest figures from the Wyoming Department of Health.
GILLETTE (WNE) — An accelerated plan to exit the Powder River Basin continues for Arch Resources Inc., which reported Thursday that it’s on pace to stop producing coal from its Coal Creek mine by the end of the year and to account for about 80% of its reclamation obligations at the mine by m…