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Veterans Museum to continue Speakers Series Sept. 15 with ‘Wyoming National Guardsmen in the Philippines, 1898–1899’

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Veterans Museum will continue its Speakers Series on Thursday, Sept. 15 with a program on Wyoming National Guardsmen’s service in the Philippines, which began in 1898. “In May 1898, the officers and men of the 1st Wyoming Volunteer Infantry left for service in the Philippines during the Spanish–American War. Many of […]

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Trailer ordinance should be simple to enforce, encourage accountability, Evansville council proposes

CASPER, Wyo. — Evansville’s Town Council discussed changes to the town’s thoroughly debated recreational vehicle ordinance at a work session Monday, Aug. 16. The session followed a heavily attended meeting July 25 in which the council heard public comment regarding the ordinance. Previously, a heated debate on the town’s social media pages, followed by comments […]

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Natrona County health and food inspections (8/5/22–8/12/22)

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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Two hospitalized from Kimball Street crash were suspects of Loaf ‘N Jug robberies, Evansville Police say

CASPER, Wyo. — The two people hospitalized after a chase with Evansville and Casper police Friday night are suspected to have been involved in the aggravated robberies of two Loaf ‘N Jug gas stations early that morning, the Evansville Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. Early Friday morning, “the attendant working at the Loaf […]

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(PHOTOS) Second night of thunderstorms makes for another show; rains and flooding expected to continue

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper received another night of thunderstorms on Friday, with the weather expected to continue through this weekend. “Showers and thunderstorms will be widespread across the area this afternoon and evening. Heavy rain and localized flash flooding will be the main threats,” wrote the National Weather Service in Riverton early Saturday morning. “A […]

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Monkeypox testing, vaccines available to those who meet ‘very specific criteria,’ states county health department

CASPER, Wyo. — While there has not yet been a confirmed case of monkeypox in Wyoming, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department is coordinating with the Wyoming Department of Health to monitor the disease, according to a news release sent Friday. The department will offer testing for “individuals meeting very specific criteria,” according to the release, […]

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Mills council roundup: commercial buildings, Bar Nunn fire truck agreement, pancake breakfast

CASPER, Wyo. — The Mills City Council passed two resolutions at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9, both of which approved site plans for commercial buildings. Resolution 2022-34 approved a site plan for a 2,300-square-foot commercial building at 935 Freden Ave. The other resolution, 2022-35, approved both a proposed 2,300-square-foot and a 9,000-square-foot building at […]

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‘Localicious’ event to celebrate local food and chefs, raise funds and awareness for food insecurity

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Food for Thought will host Localicious on Wednesday, Aug. 10, during which a five-course meal containing hyperlocal ingredients will be presented by Casper-area chefs. There are still a few seats left at Localicious, according to a release sent by Wyoming Food for Thought. The event will take place at the newly […]

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Natrona County Commission approves ARPA grant certification, state grant application for new Health Department building

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County Commissioners held a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 to vote on two resolutions, one to approve a certification statement for an American Rescue Plan Act Health and Human Services grant, and the other to authorize the submission of a grant request for construction of a new health […]

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Evansville Town Council approves Medical Director agreement with Emergency Medical Physicians

CASPER, Wyo. — At its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 8, Evansville’s Town Council approved an agreement with Emergency Medical Physicians for the group to provide emergency medical services within the town limits. The group will work as an independent contractor, with the town using the group’s emergency medical services exclusively while the agreement is in […]

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Commissioners: Estimate of 993.5M barrels of oil in Natrona, Converse Counties exciting, but impact depends on recovery

CASPER, Wyo. — A recently confirmed estimate of more than 993 million barrels of oil under Natrona and Converse Counties is an exciting prospect, but success will depend on how much and how well it can be recovered, Natrona County commissioners said Monday. Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited and its affiliates estimate a total of 993.5 […]

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(PHOTOS) Chili’s restaurant in Evansville hosts grand opening Monday

CASPER, Wyo. — After much anticipation, Evansville’s Chili’s restaurant held its grand opening at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held “with welcome comments from Bruce Shively, owner, Casper Area Chamber of Commerce, Town of Evansville, Paul Bertoglio, Representative Pat Sweeney & other dignitaries,” Jereca Lutz told Oil City News. “They […]