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Casper resident proposes community aid fund ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’

CASPER, Wyo. — A new proposal titled “Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund” is set to be reviewed by the Casper City Council at its Sept. 26 work session. Presented by local resident Ross Schriftman, the initiative aims to assist Casper’s low-income, elderly and disabled residents who face challenges in maintaining their properties, according to the proposal. […]

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NCSD among school districts in multimillion-dollar settlement with Juul/Altria

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District has officially accepted a settlement agreement with Juul/Altria, as announced at the School Board meeting on Sept. 25. The exact settlement amount for the NCSD has yet to be determined, as per Tanya Southerland, the public relations director for NCSD. “We’re expecting a settlement in the range […]

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NCSD Superintendent Mike Jennings to retire after this school year

CASPER, Wyo. — At the Natrona County School District Board of Trustees meeting held on Sept. 25, Superintendent Mike Jennings announced his retirement, set for June 2024. Trustee Thomas Myler lauded Jennings’s tenure, stating, “Superintendent Jennings … has been a rock during a very tumultuous time, has brought us forward through COVID [and] has done […]

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Casper companies gain contracts in Wyoming transportation projects

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper-based Oftedal Construction Inc. has secured a $12.79 million contract for roadwork on Poplar Street in Casper. The contract was awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its regular business meeting on Sept. 21, according to a news release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The project encompasses a range of tasks […]

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High-pressure system brings sunshine, fire weather alert to Natrona County

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper residents can anticipate a stretch of dry, warm conditions this week, thanks to a high-pressure system that has settled over the region. While sunny skies offer a setting for fall outdoor activities, the National Weather Service in Riverton warns of elevated fire weather conditions from Tuesday to Wednesday, affecting areas from […]

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Casper’s I-25 set for phase 2 upgrades from McKinley Street to Yellowstone Highway

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council has authorized a Cooperative Agreement with the Wyoming Department of Transportation for phase 2 of enhancements on Interstate 25 from McKinley Street to Yellowstone Highway, according to a memo prepared for the City Council. The decision was reached during the council’s regular meeting on Sept. 19. Scheduled to […]

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Weekend weather whiplash: Casper faces rain, winds, possible fire hazards

CASPER, Wyo. — As Autumn arrives, Natrona County prepares for a medley of weather conditions from severe storms to potential snowfall in higher elevations. The National Weather Service in Riverton has placed a hazardous weather outlook over western and central Wyoming, signaling an eventful weekend ahead for Casper and surrounding areas. Precipitation and Severe Storms: […]

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Casper officials address allegations of domestic violence against mayor

CASPER, Wyo. — In a press conference held on Sept. 21, Casper City Manager Carter Napier addressed allegations of domestic violence against Mayor Bruce Knell. The allegations stem from an incident on Sept. 15 at the Thomson Hotel in Austin, Texas. The Austin Police Department confirmed that officers responded to a disturbance call at Thompson […]