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DOUGLAS — State officials said they are actively looking for a place to build a new LaPrele Dam downstream from the current unsound one. Exploration is underway on the future location, Wyoming Water Development Project Engineer Chace Tavelli said last week.  Project consultants have been “making...
CASPER — Early on the morning of July 17, 2019, an irrigation tunnel in eastern Wyoming caved in, opening a sinkhole large enough to swallow a home. Water could no longer move forward, and as it backed up, a canal near Fort Laramie filled until the banks crumpled, flooding several nearby farms. ...
LYMAN (WNE) — The Federal Highway Administration announced Tuesday that Wyoming’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure plan has been approved and Fiscal Year 2022 funding has been released.  The state will now begin the process as outlined in the plan for year one of the program, which will...

The Friends of the Old Shawnee School Treasurer Doug Stark preps a wall in the old schoolhouse as a group of supporters prepare to clean up the building in June 2020. Photo by Cinthia Stimson, Douglas Budget.

DOUGLAS —John Kolego’s mental walk down memory lane recalls a time when attending grade school required the use of outhouses and a hand well pump to access fresh water.  The Shawnee schoolhouse throughout the 1950s and 1960s was just such a place.  It was where everyone knew everyone else, and, for...
Wyoming communities help honor local veterans, volunteers  and WAA supporters in the community!   WYOMING — September 21, 2022 — Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce that its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE), will be making 2nd round of stops in Wyoming in 2022 to honor those who served...

Photo by Nicole McFarland/NLJ

McKenzie Rose, the Lady Dogies’ only junior player, got under a hit to send a pass to her setter as the Lady Dogies competed in the Gold Bracket at the Douglas Invite on Saturday.

 
The Lady Dogie volleyball squad started their 2022 season in the usual way with a trip to Douglas for their annual tournament Friday and Saturday. Head coach Mickey Crabtree admitted that the outcome wasn’t exactly how she and her team had wanted it to turn out, however she also felt confident that...
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...
DOUGLAS — Eastern Wyoming College’s new president had only been on the job about three weeks when he toured the Douglas campus and talked, at least in broad terms, about the future potential of the Douglas satellite operation.  His broad strokes were full of hope and optimism for growth, often...
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...
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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