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Casper City Council looks to set public hearing date for camping ordinance changes

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council is set to establish a public hearing for Oct. 3 to discuss proposed changes to the city’s camping regulations. The revisions target camping on private property within the city limits, particularly in light of increased homelessness and associated criminal activity, according to a memo prepared for the City […]

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Natrona County experiencing 911 communications problems

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Public Safety Communications Center is currently experiencing issues with the 911 phone line. Dispatchers can hear the callers, but callers cannot hear dispatchers. People are asked to use non-emergency phone numbers while personnel are working to fix the issue. Alternative phone numbers for CPSCC are 307-235-8278 and 307-235-8279. This is […]

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Inaugural Casper Heritage Harvest Festival to feature Halloween traditions of old

CASPER, Wyo. — Come October, people will be able to get into the Halloween spirit with several local spooky offerings while learning about many bygone traditions of the witching season, thanks to the inaugural Casper Heritage Harvest Festival. Scheduled for Oct. 25–31, the festival is a partnership between Theater of the Poor, The Casper Ghostbuster […]

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Wyoming mayors, airport officials respond to Casper mayor’s comments on local airports

CASPER, Wyo. — Reactions have come in following Casper Mayor Bruce Knell’s recent comments on eliminating minimum revenue guarantees and reducing the number of airports in Wyoming. Casper Airport Manager Weighs in Glenn Januska, airport manager of Casper/Natrona County International Airport, commented on past MRG agreements. “We were the only airport in the state that […]

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(PHOTOS) Renovation of historic warehouse underway in Casper’s Old Yellowstone District

CASPER, Wyo. — Exterior renovation and preservation efforts are underway at the old Pacific Fruit & Produce Company building on West Midwest Avenue in Casper’s historic Old Yellowstone District. Scaffolding surrounds nearly the entire exterior of the building that is next door to a restored warehouse complex that now houses Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana, ART 321 […]

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Casper Aquatic Center working with downtown hotel to offer classes during maintenance closure 

CASPER, Wyo. — While the Casper Family Aquatic Center is closed for maintenance, the city is partnering with the Best Western Downtown Casper Hotel to host fall swimming lessons and Aqua Exercise classes.  The Best Western Downtown Casper Hotel, located at 123 West E St., will host CFAC instructors and participants for three eight-class swimming […]

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Casper Mayor Knell challenges SkyWest’s funding, calls for restructuring Wyoming airports

CASPER, Wyo. — In a recent interview with Wyoming News Now, Casper Mayor Bruce Knell expressed strong opposition to providing tax dollars to billion-dollar airline SkyWest and aired concerns about the oversaturation of airports in Wyoming. Recent Interview Mayor Knell believes a restructuring is necessary, with only an international airport in Casper and another in […]

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Report: Wyoming’s aging population is growing at a higher rate that state population

CASPER, Wyo. — Between 2010 and 2021, the aging population in Wyoming, which includes those ages 65 and over, increased 47% while the state’s total population grew just 2%, according to the 2023 Wyoming Healthy Aging Data Report. Published on Aug. 25, the report includes 23 county profiles, each with 130 healthy aging indicators and […]

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Casper City Council leans toward supporting legislative resolutions; transfer tax sparks debate

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council has directed staff to draft a resolution in support of several legislative resolutions proposed by the Wyoming Association of Municipalities. The 2024 WAM legislative agenda, distilled from this year’s summer convention, includes seven points, covering a spectrum of public concerns ranging from infrastructure subsidies to a comprehensive records […]