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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...
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...
Bras adorning Douglas bridge support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month   DOUGLAS (WNE) — The pink ribbon – it’s a renowned symbol that appears just about everywhere as October rolls around each year, and it has gained broad representation in communities across the nation since the...

 Glen Goodell practices a devilish jump at his own supercross track that is spread across five acres behind his home. In addition to the supercross track, Goodell also built himself an indoor arena to practice for trials competitions.  (Photo courtesy of Glen Goodell.)

DOUGLAS —In 1978, Glen Goodell was an ordinary young boy, regularly testing his parents’ patience with requests for the next-best-thing of the time.  A new dirt bike is exactly what the then-9 year old had his sights set on. When the ‘no’ he received as a frequent response – from both his mother...

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DOUGLAS (WNE) — What some people may think is a beautiful white flower is actually an aggressively invasive weed.  Hoary cress, also known as whitetop, is a noxious weed that causes many problems throughout Wyoming. To mitigate the spread of this noxious weed, the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (...

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...
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...
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...

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