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Area residents urged against controlled burns due to high winds

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County residents are being urged against burning anything in the coming days due to strong winds creating hazardous conditions and increased fire risk. In addition to refraining from any burns, the National Weather Service in Riverton also advises that people avoid driving through dry and grassy areas, completely drown any outdoor […]

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Casper to see windy start to week

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper-area residents are certainly no strangers to windy weather, and they can expect to have plenty of wind to contend with as the coming week gets underway, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton. Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 56 degrees. Throughout the day, winds will move […]

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Yellowstone National Park sees big October visitation

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park hosted 299,127 recreation visits in October, marking a 26% increase from October 2022, during which the park saw 236,567 recreational visits. The park’s visit numbers in October are also a 75% increase from October 2019, when several short-term, weather-related road closures likely impacted visitation. So far in […]

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Windy Veterans Day weekend ahead

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper-area residents will be able to enjoy some clear skies and cool temperatures this weekend, though the National Weather Service in Riverton predicts they will also have to contend with some fairly strong winds. Today will be sunny, with a high temperature near 51 degrees. In the morning, winds are likely to […]

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Wyoming Region 2 looks for public input as it updates hazard mitigation plan

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Region 2 — consisting of Natrona, Converse and Niobrara counties — is working with local governments to update the 2018 multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan. As the intergovernmental coalition works to update its guidelines and regulations, it’s looking to locals for input. Residents, organizations and businesses are encouraged to contribute to the […]

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Natrona Commissioners approve rezoning for new health department building

CASPER, Wyo. — The work toward a new facility for the Casper-Natrona County Health Department took another step forward on Tuesday, as the Natrona County Board of County Commissioners approved a rezoning of the land between 12th Street and Conwell to accommodate the building. Previously zoned as planned unit development, commissioners voted unanimously to rezone […]

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Natrona County Commissioners approve permit request for new campground

CASPER, Wyo. — Next year, Natrona County residents could see new opportunities for camping in the community, after the Natrona County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the planned Cactus Campground. The large-scale campground, to be located between Cactus Lane and Highway 20-26, will feature 45 camping sites, owner Joe […]

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Pokes in the Pros: Week 9

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming has produced several NFL players currently making an impact. Here’s how they did in the most recent week’s slate of games. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills Allen played well in his team’s Sunday game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but it wasn’t enough to lead his team to victory, as […]