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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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…
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.
The University of Wyoming has 38 active cases of the novel coronavirus after the school identified 30 new staff and students with the disease over the weekend.
Active coronavirus case count in Wyoming by county. Compiled from Wyoming Department of Health figures released at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.
COVID-19 has struck multiple members of yet another Northern Arapaho family, as a wife and husband both died this week after contracting the virus.
Gov. Mark Gordon has made it easy to see how the state is utilizing federal dollars awarded to Wyoming through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Gov. Mark Gordon announced a new program Wednesday creating scholarships for adults who are unemployed or underemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic to attend the University of Wyoming or one of the state’s community colleges.
With dry conditions, and county and federal fire restrictions in place, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD) is banning open fires on all Game & Fish Commission-owned and administered lands within the Casper Region.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the final environmental analysis and proposed land use plan amendment for the Converse County Oil and Gas Project – a project which, if approved, could generate up to 8,000 jobs and approximately $18-$28 billion in shared state and federal revenue…
Gov. Mark Gordon said today Wyoming’s current public health orders will remain in place through Aug. 15 as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the state.
Converse County Public Health and Converse County Emergency Management announced Monday, July 20 they had received notification of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.
The newly created Converse County Senior Citizens Service District will reap a windfall this year as the county’s property valuation spiked to $2.36 billion. So the entity voters created two years ago with a projected $1-$2 million in annual revenue will have just shy of $3 million to spend …
The new Wyoming State Fair leadership had drafted some changes they wanted, then COVID-19 happened so they adjusted plans to meet the latest rules or obstacle . . . but one they didn’t really count on was the long-time carnival vendor pulling out at the last minute nearly two weeks ago. That…
A grassfire ignited Tuesday beside the Old Glenrock Highway several miles west of downtown Glenrock, drawing multiple agencies to battle and contain the quickly spreading conflagration.
As the books close on Fiscal Year 2020, in spite of an economic downturn related to COVID-19 and energy prices, Converse County collected $4.72 million more in revenue than was budgeted for the year.
Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect Friday for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland.
Due to the continued high demand for outdoor recreation, folks looking to camp at a Wyoming State Park during the Fourth of July weekend should be aware campsite reservations throughout the state park system are sold out; however, we welcome the public to come out for the day, enjoy a picnic…
Bill reauthorizes fee collection for seven years, prioritizes cleanup of the most environmentally hazardous abandoned mine sites and lowers the fee by 35% to provide relief to coal producers as production declines.
Fire restrictions are in effect and being enforced within Converse County from today, June 17 at 12 a.m. through Oct. 15, 12 a.m., due to a high fire load which could result in high fire danger throughout the county.