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Area 59 to offer a series of eight maker camps to local youth

Signups have started for the first camp, “Mouse Trap Mania,” June 11-14 at Area 59, 3207 S. Douglas Highway.

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD - 2018-05-24 16:30:00

$24 million crude oil storage and shipping facility on the way

SCM Director of Environmental, Health and Safety and Regulatory Compliance Skip Vest spoke with the Converse County Commissioners May 15 about the facility, called Midway Station. Vest said a rough estimated price tag is $24 million for Midway’s construction.

DOUGLAS BUDGET - 2018-05-23 20:41:00

CCSD#1-Call for Hearing...

Converse County School District #1 has called for a hearing on Expenditure Budget Transfers. This hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 7:00 PM in the Administration Office at 615 Hamilton Street, Douglas, WY 82633.

DOUGLAS BUDGET - 2018-05-23 15:45:00

Notice of Public Hearing...

NOTICE is hereby given that the following Public Hearing will be held on June 6, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the Converse County Commissioners’ Chambers, Converse County Courthouse, 107 N. 5th Street, Douglas, Wyoming to obtain citizens’ comments on the following proposed vacation and replat.

DOUGLAS BUDGET - 2018-05-23 15:45:00

Glendo seeks to condemn motel

GLENDO (WNE) — The Glendo Town Council directed the town’s attorney to proceed in court with the condemnation process for the old motel at 200 and 208 N. Yellowstone Highway during the council’s regular meeting May 2.Town Clerk Brenda Hagen outlined the town’s history with the property during an int

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD - 2018-05-23 18:00:00

Casper man denies shooting at WHP trooper

A Casper man on Thursday denied charges alleging he shot at a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper during a high-speed pursuit.Zachery Whiteman, 46, entered his pleas in Natrona County District Court seated in a wheelchair and wearing a neck brace. A highway patrol trooper rammed Whiteman's truck off U.S.

STAR-TRIBUNE - 2018-05-24 18:00:00

Wyoming man accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl in Casper

Prosecutors allege a Wyoming man choked a girl and tried to run her over with his car before sexually assaulting her near the Casper golf course, court documents show.Paul Allen Miller faces five felonies in the case. Two of the charges come with sentencing enhancements based on his criminal history

STAR-TRIBUNE - 2018-05-23 17:30:00

2 of the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Casper Area

Custom...builders personal home. A must see, looks deceiving for the outside. This home has so much to offer! Stunning SOLID hardwood floors, Soild 8' interior doors on main level, Designer Pella window w/ shades inside window, Bose surround system, Custom cabinetry w/ unique walk in cabinet door "P

STAR-TRIBUNE - 2018-05-24 05:00:03

Bower: Button, button, who’s got a button

A year and a half ago, Casper lost Hancock Fabrics. This was not a welcome change in our retail horizon. Yes, we have Walmart and Hobby Lobby with some fabrics, and notions. A few quilting stores offer fare for passionate quilters. None of these places are the real deal for me when it comes to findi

STAR-TRIBUNE - 2018-05-23 13:00:00

Casper councilman offers to buy metal detectors for schools

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming city official is offering to buy metal detectors for two high schools as way to improve school safety.Casper City Councilman Dallas Laird told the Casper Star-Tribune that he would write a check to the Natrona County School District to buy two metal detectors, one each

GILLETTE NEWS RECORD - 2018-05-23 15:40:01

Casper man pleads guilty to child abuse, will serve probation as first-time offender

A Casper man pleaded guilty to a single felony count of child abuse as part of a plea deal that will allow him to avoid prison.David L. Lang entered his plea Monday in Natrona County Circuit Court during a 15-minute hearing. The plea deal calls for Lang to receive first-time offender treatment. If h


Bigger than ever, wind is coming to Wyoming

The North Platte River weaves its way through ranch land and prairie as it flows east past Glenrock on its way to Nebraska.On the northern side, property owners have bartered contracts with energy companies seeking uranium, coal bed methane and oil and gas. The abundance of Wyoming’s natural resourc


Potential officers move on to oral interviews as police look to rebuild undermanned force

The Casper Police Department is one step closer to filling its depleted ranks after 34 potential officers passed a weekend test.The police department recently launched two initiatives in response to under staffing that has left the patrol division roughly a third shy of authorized levels. Patrol tea

STAR-TRIBUNE - 2018-05-22 23:15:00

Year-round drilling in Converse County offers operators a chance to drill down costs

An oil and gas proposalhas turned heads in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin and it could have a significant effect on drillingin a 1.5 million square acre hot spot north of Douglas.Some of the largest public companies operating in Wyoming — Anadarko Petroleum, EOG Resources, Devon Energy and Chesapeake


Casper Continues Thriving, Slowly but Surely

Before last year's eclipse, a depletion of financial reserves in the city concerned many and suggestions to increase the budget were presented to city leaders.However, city council members weren't in favor of taxing food or raising tax on malt beverages as suggested."Particularly from this time last


The city of Casper will no longer be responsible for paying punitive damages for high level employees

The city of Casper is no longer responsible for paying punitive damages assessed against high-level employees who are sued for work on the job.The Casper City Council unanimously voted this week to revoke an amendment that was applied to some employees’ contracts in 2015 to offer the extra protectio


Daily Update: Candidates For State, Natrona County, Casper, Towns

The filing period for candidates seeking to run for state, county and municipal elected positions began May 17 and will continue through June 1.TheWyoming Secretary of State's Officeand theNatrona County Clerk's Officeupdates its lists of candidates on a daily basis.Likewise, K2 Radio will post dail


Something in the wind, the quest for clean coal and Wyoming's first taste of solar

Turbines in Duke Energy's Top of the World wind project in Converse County northeast of Glenrock, Friday, March 16, 2018.


Casper City Council to weigh options for former Plains Furniture store

Shiny new buildings were all the rage in the 1980s, according to Connie Thompson.The president of the Casper Historic Preservation Commission said many of the city’s older structures were torn down and replaced with modern designs during that decade.“We’ve already lost so much,” she said, explaining


The Platte River Trails system continues to grow

The puppy ran through water and dug in a pile of dirt at Casper’s new fenced dog park. Cheryl and Ernie Flores and their son, Bailey, 14, tossed sticks for Willow to fetch as the Labrador mix wandered around trees and sniffed in the grass.The family frequents the Platte River Trails on foot and bicy