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The Boys and Girls Club of Glenrock is one step closer to a new facility after they received a $100,000 donation from Jackson Hole financier Foster Friess and his wife Lynnette, at the request of Dr. Joseph McGinley.

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The bright morning sun shimmers through the windows of the Trinity Baptist Church food pantry, illuminating boxes of fresh produce, dried goods and frozen meat.

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While the number of lab confirmed positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the county and state, there is good news on the horizon with Converse County beginning the next phase of the vaccine rollout to include essential workers and the elderly.

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Despite what could have been a potentially-fatal crash between a semitrailer and white SUV on I-25 Dec. 29, neither driver was seriously injured.

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GILLETTE — In a move that could potentially stave off a second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in five years for Peabody Energy Corp., the company has announced an agreement with its creditors to refinance $459 million of debt.

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Glenrock may not be the only new home to a Dollar General store in Converse County in 2021.

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Wind turbines – majestic, metallic, monolithic giants – stand in intermittent long lines across the bare, winter windswept Wyoming landscape just a few miles outside of Douglas.

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It was a shiny Huffy Highland mountain bike featuring a suspension fork and oversize frame, with a gleaming navy blue helmet hanging on its handlebar, and so Tony Hiser lifted it carefully into the car.

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While most Americans might use the Postal Service, UPS or e-mail to send their holiday greetings this year, hundreds of residents in and around Douglas are going old-school, using Pony Express riders.

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GILLETTE – Already uncertain about the overall future for Powder River Basin coal, Peabody Energy Corp. workers also are concerned for their own futures after putting in decades of hard, body-breaking labor.

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Organizers with the Douglas-based Noel’s Giving organization are preparing donations made at businesses and locations throughout town for their annual gift-giving program.

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Gov. Mark Gordon last week sent proposed budget cuts to the Wyoming Legislature that slash public services and weaken the already thin safety net supporting Wyoming’s most vulnerable.

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JACKSON — Wyoming is on pace to see nearly 400 more fatalities in 2020 than in 2019, but a lack of consistent rules for coroners and the dearth of testing at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic make it difficult to know exactly how many of those will be from COVID-19.

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GILLETTE — With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Montana and both medical and recreational in South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming has become surrounded by weed-friendly states.

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Converse County and state health officials have imposed a mask mandate for all of the county through Dec. 4, although they warn it could be extended if the rate of new infections continues to surge here and throughout Wyoming.

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Wyoming hospitals are seeing a drastic spike in COVID-19 cases and report that the main concern at this time is having adequate staffing. In response, Governor Mark Gordon is utilizing $10 million in CARES Act funds to bring additional medical personnel to the state to alleviate the strain o…

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The Douglas Bearcats varsity football team lost 21-14 today during their home playoff game when Jackson Hole scored with just 46 seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter.

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A vintage map of the United States from 1919 hangs over the bed. Antique World War II trunks that belonged to a previous owner are strategically placed around the room.

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It’s 8:30 in the morning on Oct. 20. It’s chilly –but not yet the bone-numbing cold wave that enveloped the area over the weekend – and the morning stillness on the compacted dirt-and-gravel road is broken by the sounds of their soles crunching the rare loose dirt.

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Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has appointed Clark Allan to be a circuit court judge for the Eighth Judicial District serving Converse County, Wyoming. Sanford’s appointment fills the vacancy left by the retirement of judge I. Vincent Case.

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Gov. Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Dan Shannon as the permanent director of the Wyoming Department of Corrections (DOC). Shannon had been serving in an interim capacity since July following the retirement of Bob Lampert. Shannon has been with DOC since 2007 and was deputy dire…

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Converse County’s positive COVID cases increased by 16 individuals overnight, according to Converse County Emergency Management officials, who released the numbers from Converse County Public Health this morning, Oct. 22.

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Arch Resources is accelerating its efforts to divest itself of its Powder River Basin coal mines as it expects to produce about 27% less coal this year than in 2019 and plans to wind down its Wyoming operations by an additional 50% over the next two to three years.

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Despite rumors and allegations circulating around our communities that there’s an outbreak of coronavirus in local senior citizen and care centers in Douglas and Glenrock, and an imminent closure of the Douglas Senior Center, Converse County Public Health Nurse Manager Darcey Cowardin insist…

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Douglas residents don’t see any real reason to abandon trick-or-treating this year, though some said they would be making adjustments to their activities to limit the spread of the coronavirus.