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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 […]

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Casper City Council acknowledges Electric Fleet Study; doesn’t plan to convert

CASPER, Wyo. — Despite reservations about adopting electric vehicles, the Casper City Council has formally accepted the findings of the Casper Area Transit Electric Fleet Conversion Study. The study was one of three reports from the Casper Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO, accepted by the council at this week’s City Council meeting on Sept. […]

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From freeze watch to fire risk, Wyoming to see turbulent conditions to end the week

CASPER, Wyo. — With the weather hawks eagerly awaiting the first snow of the season, Casper and the larger Natrona County area are bracing for a cocktail of weather conditions, ranging from elevated fire risks to freezing temperatures. The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a freeze watch for lower elevations in western Wyoming […]

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NCSD invites community to ‘Observe the Moon Night’ at Casper Planetarium

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District is inviting the community to gaze at the lunar wonders during its “Observe the Moon Night” event at the Casper Planetarium, 904 N. Poplar St., on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will offer observatory and telescope viewings complemented by entertaining […]

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Kermit Wille to serve another term on Casper Investment Advisory Committee

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council has approved the reappointment of Kermit Wille to the City of Casper Investment Advisory Committee following his two-year term. Established in 2020 through Resolution 20-168, the Investment Advisory Committee aids the city in crafting and sustaining investment policies that align with legal requirements and optimize return opportunities. The […]

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Casper moves forward with water and sewer rate study

CASPER, Wyo. — On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Casper City Council authorized a Professional Services Agreement with Raftelis Financial Consultants Inc. The $52,615 agreement aims to facilitate a Water and Sewer Utility Rate Study for the Casper Public Utilities Division. The city’s Public Services Department, under the Public Utilities Division, generally sets water and sewer […]

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Casper City Council greenlights $168,000 for 120 computer replacements

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council authorized the purchase of 120 computers valued at $168,000 during its meeting on Sept. 19. The decision comes as part of the city’s ongoing effort to refresh a quarter of its computer systems annually, ensuring up-to-date security and compatibility with emerging technologies, according to a memo prepared for […]