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  • More wind turbines on the horizon

    Cinthia Stimson, Douglas Budget Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 30, 2023

    DOUGLAS – The $525-million-plus, 393-megawatts (MW) NextEra Energy’s Cedar Springs IV, LLC windfarm is slated to begin construction in Converse County this August, the start of a 17-month development window to bring the project online. The wind farm will be built on approximately 57,532 acres and is located 13 miles northeast of Glenrock, accessible via WYO93 northwest of Douglas and adjacent to NextEra’s Cedar Springs Wind Farms I, II and III, which switched on live just over two years ago. This is Next Era’s fourth wind farm in Convers... Full story

  • Scientists spot huge methane cloud over Converse County

    Cinthia Stimson, Douglas Budget|Feb 16, 2023

    Via Wyoming News Exchange DOUGLAS — A nearly five-mile-long cloud of methane gas hung over rural Converse County in early December, the result of five gas venting releases Dec. 6-7 by Tallgrass Energy at its Douglas Gas Plant six miles north of town on WYO59. In Wyoming’s top energy production location – Converse County – methane gas venting (flaring) normally wouldn’t be a cause for concern. However, this methane release made national news Jan. 31 when Bloomberg reported online that three satellites observed a big plume of the potent pl... Full story

  • Group works to save 100-year-old school

    Cinthia Stimson, Douglas Budget Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 4, 2019

    DOUGLAS — About 14 miles from Orin Junction along WYO 20, a 100-year-old visibly weathered building sits off to the right side of the road, nearly alone in the countryside. The paint on its stucco sides is fading under the hot summer sun. The paint on the walls inside is peeling off in large, faded blue sheets, leaving the wall looking like a map of a make-believe country. The original school bell sits on top, but its tones haven’t been heard in a long time. The bell and the building sit quietly, the days of calling children into class lon... Full story

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