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Douglas Intermediate and Douglas Upper Elementary students filtered into the gym for a special announcement April 5, told only that a special person was going to be recognized. The buzz and wonder continued to build as they all filed in.

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The Hofmann Trucking building on the WYO 59 bypass was completely destroyed last Friday by a large blaze that quickly consumed the metal structure and sent plumes of black smoke high into the sky.

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Douglas High School English teacher Robyn Wilkinson worked hard to keep it a secret last week, and it apparently stayed that way . . . up until a special unannounced assembly brought a curious student body to the auditorium to watch four of their classmates be surprised.

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Black Hills Energy is seeking approval for a certificate of public convenience/necessity from the Wyoming Public Service Commission to construct an estimated 260-mile, $260 million dollar electric transmission expansion project in eastern Wyoming and in northwestern Nebraska. BHE applied to …

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PacifiCorp has filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in hope of building two separate hydroelectric pumped storage projects outside of Glenrock.

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Former Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau and 15 others are suing Gov. Mark Gordon, the Wyoming Republican Party, the party’s chairman and the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee over the recent state superintendent selection process. 

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The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 2,213 over the long holiday weekend, an increase of almost 50% that pushed the total number of active cases over 5,000 for the first time in more than one year.

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Dozens turn out in frigid cold for Wreaths Across America

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Consumers are paying more even as crude oil prices are slowly dropping

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Memorial Hospital of Converse County revised its Covid-19 vaccination policy a third time Monday in light of an ever-shifting national landscape of federal mandates and court injunctions. While it softens the impact on employees from a vaccination-or-termination situation, the new policy doe…

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Emotions are raw and running high around the healthcare vaccination mandates. That is completely understandable. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, commonly known as CMS, has mandated any medical facility which accepts their payments will have nearly all of their employees vaccin…

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Day two of the rally and protest march against the Covid-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare employees began much as day one did, with speeches and chants, but the tone shifted somewhat when Memorial Hospital of Converse County CEO Matt Dammeyer appeared and answered questions from the pro…

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Wreaths Across America program officials are hoping to lay fresh balsam pine wreaths on 450 of the 650 veterans’ graves in the Douglas Park Cemetery this holiday season – and you can help by sponsoring a wreath for $15.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming, along with several other states, will sue the Biden Administration tomorrow over unconstitutional vaccine mandates being imposed on employers with more than 100 employees.

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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…

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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.

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Lyle Gronewald of Gothenburg, Nebraska, makes his way east across the Converse County line Tuesday evening.

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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.

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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.

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Phillip Hand, 36, has lived in Glenrock for 15 years – 2021 will be his last. This summer, he plans to move with his wife and three children to Houston, to continue his work as a machinist for the oil and gas industry.

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National weather issues are temporarily preventing some shipments to Wyoming and other states of vaccines intended to help prevent future COVID-19 illnesses, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

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Gov. Mark Gordon sent a letter to the Biden administration Feb. 17 criticizing a recent order which he says severely hampers oil and gas development, and threatens Wyoming’s economic well-being.

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GILLETTE — For nearly 600 Powder River Basin coal mine workers, July 1, 2019, is as infamous a date as Sept. 11, 2001, Nov. 22, 1963, or perhaps even Jan. 6, 2021.

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The Wyoming Legislature formally advanced a bill creating the state’s first short-time compensation program Thursday which, if signed by Gov. Mark Gordon, would allow workers whose hours are reduced by their employer to apply for partial unemployment benefits.

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The Department of Interior temporarily suspended issuing new federal oil and gas permits or leases for 60 days unless approved by new appointees, to give the agency time to review existing policies.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a major pipeline project proposed for Wyoming Jan. 19, effectively designating about 1,100 miles of federal land for potential pipeline development in the future. The initiative aims to expand the state’s pipeline infrastructure and help energy co…