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Natrona County Commissioners hesitant on library’s funding request for new facility

CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the Natrona County Board of County Commissioners voiced several reservations when approached by representatives of the Natrona County Public Library seeking funding for a new building. In the board’s work session on Tuesday, library director Lisa Scroggins asked for $3.5 million from the county for a request for qualifications, and […]

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Health department hosting updated COVID booster, flu vaccine drive

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is issuing updated booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccine to eligible individuals at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department drive-thru (located directly across the street from the CNCHD office) on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Per FDA and CDC guidelines, the […]

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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 […]

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Better Wyoming to discuss healthcare challenges in Natrona and Converse counties

CASPER, Wyo. — Better Wyoming invites residents of Natrona and Converse counties to join a conversation discussing healthcare challenges and potential solutions in both their local regions and across the state, according to a press release by Better Wyoming. The discussion is set for 6–7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Natrona County Extension […]

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Pineview Elementary awaits approval for edible garden grant

CASPER, Wyo. — Pineview Elementary School has secured a $3,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation, a sum that’s currently awaiting the nod from the Natrona County School District Board of Trustees. The grant’s purpose is to initiate an in-class edible garden, aimed at educating students about life cycles, sustainability and consumer and distribution dynamics. […]

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$350K Midwest School lighting project among Natrona County School District’s proposed projects

CASPER, Wyo. — The Board Infrastructure Planning Committee of the Natrona County School District has released its recommended list of major maintenance projects for the 2023–24 fiscal year. The list, totaling $3,682,000 in proposed expenditures, is the result of collaborative efforts between Project Manager Doug Tunison, the school district’s maintenance staff and personnel from individual […]

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3rd annual Brunch and Breast Health event set to raise awareness in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is teaming up with other local health organizations for the 3rd Annual Brunch and Breast Health event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In collaboration with the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative, Casper Medical Imaging & Outpatient Radiology, and Wyoming Cancer Resources Region II, the event is aimed at […]

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Natrona County firefighters deploy to Texas in preemptive firefighting strategy

CASPER, Wyo. — Three firefighters from the Natrona County Fire District are heading to Texas for prepositioning duties. Firefighters Chris Weaver and James Harbuz and Fire Capt. Heath Serres will staff the brush truck for this assignment. Prepositioning involves predicting which regions might need extra assistance during potential fire threats. By bringing in resources from […]

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(PHOTOS) NCSD students and Lions Club collaborate to complete Casper Mountain bridge project

CASPER, Wyo. — A remarkable project that showcased creativity, teamwork and technical expertise came to fruition over the summer as a group of Natrona County School District students and staff joined forces with the Casper Mountain Lions Club to design and construct an upper bridge for the Casper Mountain Lee McCune Braille Trail, according to […]