Converse County

DOUGLAS — On the morning of Aug. 3, two gentlemen in dressed-to-kill sport coats walked into the Converse County Courthouse prepared to meet with the five county commissioners. With their presentation ready, it was indisputable that this discussion was of great relevance to the citizens of Converse...
CASPER — Amid reports that a billion-barrel oil reserve had been discovered in central Wyoming, the company behind the find was quick to explain that it has not, in fact, doubled the known volume of recoverable oil in the state.  Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL), an oil and gas company...
CASPER (WNE) — A 3,200-acre wildfire 25 miles northeast of Casper has been 80% contained as of Friday morning, an official said.  The fire, dubbed Sand Springs, began around noon Wednesday. Hot temperatures and high winds quickly spread the blaze to around 2,500 acres by the end of the first day...
DOUGLAS (WNE) — Six hundred eighty-three acres have burned six miles southwest of Esterbrook as of Tuesday, and the fire remained 0% contained, although Forest Service fire crews are on the scene battling the blaze.  Esterbrook is a very small town located south of Douglas. The Monday Creek Fire...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gas prices this past week across Wyoming are the highest they’ve been in about 10 years, at an average of $4.784 per gallon on Tuesday, according to GasBuddy.  Prices rose 22.2 cents per gallon in the last week, according to data from GasBuddy, and are up 55.5 cents from last month...
DOUGLAS (WNE) — After a shortened trial and quick deliberation, a Converse County jury last Thursday found Leon V. Freer guilty of 21 of the 27 felonies he was charged with relating to sexual assault of a minor and creation of child pornography.  Freer remains in jail awaiting sentencing after...
CODY — Chronic wasting disease continues to evade Wyoming Game and Fish staff. Despite many years of attempts to corral the disease, the number of deer infected with the neurological illness has not waned, but hope may be on the horizon. “What we’re seeing in some of these areas, where there is...
CODY — Chronic wasting disease continues to evade Wyoming Game and Fish staff. Despite many years of attempts to corral the disease, the number of deer infected with the neurological illness has not waned, but hope may be on the horizon. “What we’re seeing in some of these areas, where there is...
Retired professor sounds alarm over honey bee migration By Katie Klingsporn, WyoFile.com Asian giant honey bees might seem a remote concern for someone in tiny Inez, a ranch community in Converse County almost too faint to register on maps.  But retired Casper College professor Will Robinson — an...
Nordex USA looking at Converse/Niobrara for $2B hydrogen extraction facility   By Cinthia Stimson Douglas Budget Via Wyoming News Exchange   DOUGLAS — Nordex USA is hoping to break ground on a privately-funded $2.2 billion clean hydrogen extraction/fuel plant located in Niobrara and Converse...

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