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Casper council supports preventing city seasonal workers from collecting unemployment

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council discussed several draft resolutions during their Tuesday, April 14 work session which the city will bring to the Wyoming Association of Municipalities for consideration as WAM develops a 2021 Wyoming legislative agenda. WAM works to advocate for the common interest of Wyoming cities and towns with the Wyoming […]

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Casper moving forward on rules cracking down on unsafe, unsanitary living conditions

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council continued discussing a proposed ordinance which intends to protect against or remediate structures deemed to be unsafe for people to occupy during their Tuesday, April 14 work session. The council initially talked about the proposal during a March 10 work session in which they reviewed photos of unsanitary […]

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Dispatchers awarded for responses to 2019 Casper home explosion, avalanche, possible abduction 911 calls

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Police Department awarded telecommunicators working at the Casper-Natrona Public Safety Communication Center for outstanding work in responding to 911 calls in 2019 during their annual awards ceremony in February. April 12-18 is “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week” and the Casper PD shared stories which led to selecting “2019 Telecommunicator Award” […]

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While depots are closed, other recycling options exist in Casper during COVID-19

CASPER, Wyo. — Recycling depots around Casper are closed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. However, there are other recycling options people can consider. The City of Casper says that recycling depots and other services such as e-waste dropoff and hazardous waste self-serve dropoff are suspended, but that the Casper Regional Landfill is still accepting […]

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Protestors gather in Casper amid COVID-19 concerns, speak against closures (PHOTOS)

CASPER, Wyo. — Multiple people gathered, carried signs, and waved at honking vehicles, Thursday April 9, 2020. Literature handed out at the gathering described the event as a “Peaceable Assembly to Defend Our Constitutional Republic.” A slogan on one sign, printed on the literature, and repeated by the event organizers was “we can save lives and […]

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The Wyoming Business and Industry Federation unveils ‘battle plan’ in response to COVID-19

CHEYENNE, Wy. – The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce has announced that they have partnered with the Wyoming Business & Industry Federation, to unveil a “battle plan” to help mitigate the economic effects of COVID-19 and strengthen businesses state-wide. “So far, Wyoming has confirmed 230 cases of the virus, with experts saying it is highly likely the […]

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Casper PD investigating masks missing from WMC

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper Police and officials with the Wyoming Medical Center say that law enforcement is investigating approximately 1,000 masks that went missing from Wyoming Medical Center. “On Wednesday evening, Wyoming Medical Center filed a police report in regards to the missing face masks donated by community members,” officials with Wyoming Medical Center told Oil […]

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Casper fire captain retires, ready to go fishing

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper Fire-EMS Department Captain Marty Mittlestadt has retired, Casper Firefighters said on Facebook on Thursday, April 9. Mittlestadt served with the department for 25 years. “Congratulations to Captain Marty Mittlestadt on his retirement,” Casper Firefighters said. “Thank you for serving Casper for 25 years.” “Casper Firefighters are losing a great deal of […]

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Amid COVID-19 cancellations, NCSD still considering options for graduation

CASPER, Wyo. —  In the wake of a recent round of event cancellations, including the announcement by the Wyoming High School Athletics Association suspending spring sports, Natrona County School District officials are still considering options for graduation. “We are continuing to work on identifying what’s next for graduation ceremonies at NCSD. We understand the incredible […]