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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
As part of the Trump Administration’s goal of promoting responsible energy development, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming state office plans to offer 261 parcels totaling about 280,162 acres in an oil and gas lease sale the week of Dec. 14. The sale will occur online at www.energynet.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming announced Oct. 15 that it is offering financial relief to the company’s fully insured group employers and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is a reason why the new front door of Bobbi’s House on 411 E. Center Street is red these days. It’s the internationally recognized color that signifies “Welcome,” Bobbi’s House Executive Director Rhonda Dilts explained. It’s also why many church doors are red, with the color also being…
Two juveniles who had been playing with matches sparked a large, rapidly growing fire at the OK Wrecking towing and repair service off North 4th Street on Monday afternoon, Oct. 12. The fire drew multiple agencies and first responders to battle the blaze, including the Douglas Police Departm…
A fire broke out at the OK Wrecking towing and repair service off North 4th Street in Douglas on Monday afternoon, drawing multiple Fire Department trucks and crews of first responders including Memorial Hospital of Converse County and the Converse County Sheriff's Office.
The number of lab confirmed COVID-19 cases in Converse County is now at 150, according to the most recent numbers from Converse County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) Friday morning.
Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas has been notified by public health officials that a student attending classes on the Douglas campus has tested positive for COVID-19.
Two groups representing Wyoming cities and counties have suggested eliminating some public notices in newspapers as one way to cut costs as their governmental members face a dire downturn in revenues – and a legislative committee appears likely to back the idea after voting 10-3 to have a bi…
Jessica York, auxiliary district 2 president of the American Legion, pulled out her cellphone to call 311 to let the non-emergency dispatcher know that members of the American Legion in Douglas would be conducting a controlled burn.
Gov. Mark Gordon, pursuant to U.S. President Donald Trump's proclamation issued today, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, Oct. 4 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. President Tru…
A Tuesday U.S. District Court ruling increases the likelihood that eventual mine closures in the Powder River Basin will happen under the ownership of smaller, less financially stable operators, putting Wyoming miners and taxpayers at higher risk, an expert says.
CASPER — The University of Wyoming will be allowed to have 7,000 fans in attendance at the Cowboys’ first home football game this fall. The school on Tuesday announced the attendance number, which is roughly 24% of full capacity at War Memorial Stadium. The stadium seats 29,181 fans.
LARAMIE — A recent cold front provided a little relief for firefighters, but not much as the Mullen Fire burning in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest about 40 west of Laramie and just southwest of Centennial is still active and growing.
JACKSON — News about the dozens of COVID-19 vaccine trials can seem removed from the coronavirus outbreak in Teton County, vague science experiments with no bearing on local life.
It’s finally happening – dirt is moving, trenches are being dug and construction is underway on S. Windriver Drive to complete the connection between West Yellowstone HWY and West Richards Street.
GILLETTE – A U.S. District Court decision to block a joint venture between Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. could also mean the beginning of the end of Arch as a major Powder River Basin coal producer.
Converse County Emergency Management (CCEMA), and Converse County Public Health, has received notifications of 12 additional lab confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 110.
Three positive cases of COVID-19 and several close contacts among the cheer team in the University of Wyoming Department of Athletics have prompted the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.
Ladies in long skirts with lacy blouses and their hair in fancy up dos, children running around the grounds in styles from the 1800s and soldiers in the blue Union uniforms were all gathered on the historical site, ready to give onlookers a chance to see what life was like more than 140 years ago.
A Ford pickup truck crashed onto the Hampton Inn & Suites property near the back side of the building next to the I-25 interchange early Tuesday evening.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty around town with energy companies announcing layoffs and people having to take on more than one job to keep up with the bills.
Wyoming’s rig count skyrocketed by the end of last week, with four operating, a significant turnaround from not so long ago when the rig count hit zero, but still a far cry from the height of the most recent boom last year.
Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming’s Public Health Orders have been extended an additional two weeks through Sept. 30. One change has been made to Order No. 1, which now permits indoor close-contact group activities and sports to occur in all settings.
Converse County Public Health and Converse County Emergency Management Agency confirmed on Wed. Sept. 9, that five lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one probable case was traced back to a local business.
A staff member of Douglas Intermediate School has tested positive for COVID-19, which makes the 45th lab confirmed positive case for Converse County. This is just one day after a cluster of positive cases had been found at a local Douglas business.
Converse County Emergency Management (CCEM) released public information regarding a cluster of five positive coronavirus cases in Douglas on Sept. 9. The cluster of positive cases has been attributed to the Waterhole Bar, according to county officials.
Laurie Bartling, 14, was not feeling very well on the morning of Dec. 7, 1975. Her mother encouraged her to consider staying home from school, but Laurie decided to tough it out and go anyway.
Members of the Douglas Fire Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Memorial Hospital of Converse County and other emergency first responders sought to extinguish a reported fire at the Irwin Towers apartment building on 120 S. 5th Street in Douglas on Sunday afternoon.
The Bureau of Land Management reminds the public to continue to be aware of and follow fire restrictions on public lands as temperatures begin to cool and local area hunters take to the outdoors as the fall season arrives.
Gov. Mark Gordon has announced the launch of the Wyoming Meat Processing Expansion Grant Program to provide support for Wyoming meat processing facilities and Wyoming citizens impacted by supply chain disruptions and regional shut-downs of processing facilities resulting from the COVID-19 pu…
A grassfire that scorched more than 400 acres of land on Aug. 27 near Glenrock is only one of many such wildfires to ignite this season, exemplifying the increased risks facing Converse County and other areas of the West.
Only one incumbent – Tom Holt – has filed for re-election as a trustee on the Douglas School Board, meaning at least four new faces will be seen at the table in December.
Converse County Emergency Management and Converse County Public Health have received notice of the 34th positive case of coronavirus in Converse County today, Aug. 29 at 4:40 p.m.
Converse County Emergency Management and Converse County Public Health have received notification of the 33rd positive coronavirus case in Converse County as of Aug. 29.
Farmington, New Mexico-based Navajo Transitional Energy Company has laid off approximately 80 Antelope Coal Mine employees today (Aug. 28) who were previously in furlough status since May, company officials stated.
CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon revealed the details of Wyoming’s initial round of budget cuts Wednesday afternoon, with state agencies cutting more than $250 million to essential programs and eliminating a total of 274 state positions.
A fire ban has been issued for all lands owned or managed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission in the following counties in southeast Wyoming: Albany, Carbon, Goshen, Laramie and Platte.