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Natrona County health and food inspections (9/11/23–9/17/23)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper-Natrona County Health Department inspects restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, mobile food units, commissaries, and food vending operations. Every facility has an unannounced inspection at least twice a year. According to the department, “There are three types of violations: priority, priority foundation and core.” While the department of health is looking […]

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Daniels Scholarship Program application now open

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Daniels Fund has opened the application process for the Daniels Scholarship Program, providing opportunities for students looking to pursue their higher education dreams. Wyoming high school seniors are encouraged to apply to become a 2024 Daniels Scholar online here by 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 to be considered for the scholarship. The Daniels Scholarship […]

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Casper Aquatic Center working with downtown hotel to offer classes during maintenance closure 

CASPER, Wyo. — While the Casper Family Aquatic Center is closed for maintenance, the city is partnering with the Best Western Downtown Casper Hotel to host fall swimming lessons and Aqua Exercise classes.  The Best Western Downtown Casper Hotel, located at 123 West E St., will host CFAC instructors and participants for three eight-class swimming […]

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Special Olympics to host 2023 State Fall Tournament in Casper next month

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper will be ground zero for Special Olympics Wyoming’s annual State Fall Tournament next month. According to a release, the tournament runs from Wednesday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 13 and will feature events such as bocce, bowling, cycling and soccer. Athletes, coaches and United Partners from around the state are expected […]

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Wyo Veterans Memorial Museum debuts Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame exhibit

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, located near the Natrona County International Airport, has announced a new exhibit celebrating cowboy history in Wyoming. According to a release, the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame exhibit aims to “preserve, perpetuate and celebrate Wyoming’s working cowboy legacy and heritage” by exhibiting the traditions, legends, developments and […]

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Wyo receives presidential disaster declaration for Casper-area flood

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming was granted a presidential disaster declaration on Wednesday in response to flash flooding around Natrona County in June. According to a release from Governor Mark Gordon’s office, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program will allow the state, local governments and some private nonprofit organizations to seek reimbursement for emergency […]

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Report: Wyoming’s aging population is growing at a higher rate that state population

CASPER, Wyo. — Between 2010 and 2021, the aging population in Wyoming, which includes those ages 65 and over, increased 47% while the state’s total population grew just 2%, according to the 2023 Wyoming Healthy Aging Data Report. Published on Aug. 25, the report includes 23 county profiles, each with 130 healthy aging indicators and […]

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(COLUMN) Rice: Just Another Gal from Casper – What I’m Grateful for Right Now

Column by Kate Rice, Oil City News Contributor JUST ANOTHER GAL FROM CASPER – WHAT I’M GRATEFUL FOR RIGHT NOW EDITION…   The other night, several friends and I met for dinner at Casper’s Silver Fox Steakhouse. The food’s great, the atmosphere’s perfect for a variety of occasions, and the service is spectacular.  So there we […]