Converse County

DOUGLAS — Converse County’s energy industry continues to roll along at a steady pace this winter while leading the Cowboy State in standing oil wells.  Energy industry data, software and insight company ENVERUS reported there are eight standing oil rigs in Converse County and a total of 19 in...
Weston County’s August unemployment rate remained unchanged from the 2.2% reported for July, according to the Sept. 19 report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division.  Statewide, the unemployment rate was 3.1% in August, with the national rate being 3.7%,...
DOUGLAS — A Converse County jury took about three hours Thursday to convict Solomon Bolen on 13 of 15 felonies stemming from the attempted murder of three California hunters just short of a year ago.  The 42-year-old Douglas-area resident was charged with a slew of crimes stemming from a spree...
DOUGLAS (WNE) — Following their meeting on Aug. 3, Converse County commissioners were left with a decision to make: if a question pertaining to the legalization of pari-mutuel wagering should be placed on the November election ballot for the public to vote on.  Pari-mutuel wagering has been coined...
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...

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