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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.