A Campbell County resident received 150 emergency call during a communication blackout after her phone number was mistakenly released in a list of alternative emergency phone numbers. Campbell County apologized the following day.
The Wyoming Public Service Commission will hold a public comment hearing at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 regarding Rocky Mountain Power’s request to increase rates.
CASPER, Wyo. — Last week, the early stages of work began on the construction of a new Nordic Lodge on Casper Mountain. The start of construction was the culmination of a process that began shortly after the previous lodge was condemned in February 2020 and demolished in November that same year. The new lodge, Natrona […]
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 […]
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 […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Republican Party held a fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 14 meant to call out the anonymous group or individual in charge of the website WyoRINO.com. The website labels legislators as RINOs, or “Republicans in Name Only,” if their views do not align perfectly with the site’s criteria on every issue, […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Casper Mountain’s Nordic Ski Lodge construction project is in full swing, with Caspar Building Systems Inc. already undergoing site preparation in the Trails Center parking lot. Local visitors will have noticed the parking lot closure over the past few weeks as the company carries out demolition and site clearing. Set for completion […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Fire Capt. Darek Pepple of the Natrona County Fire District is gearing up for another round of duty in Oregon, assisting the Pacific Northwest Complex Incident Management Team 2. The team is currently battling four significant fires — the Lookout, Horse Creek, Pothole and Bedrock fires — according to an announcement by […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County Emergency Management announced that it will conduct a live countywide test of outdoor warning sirens on Friday, Sept. 29. The testing will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to last until approximately 2 p.m., with each siren being tested individually. Residents are advised not to be alarmed upon hearing […]
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 […]
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 […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Kelly Walsh High School recently received a donation of $5,000 from John and Cindy Farrell. The intent behind the donation is to contribute toward the purchase of two indoor batting cage mounting and netting systems for the school’s softball team, according to a memo provided to the Natrona County School District Board […]
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. […]
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 […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County residents and visitors are reminded that the 2nd Annual Emergency Response Expo will take place tomorrow — Saturday, Sept. 9 — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eastridge Mall’s south parking lot, located at 601 SE Wyoming Blvd., according to a news release by Natrona County Emergency Management. […]
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 […]
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 […]
CASPER, Wyo. — On Tuesday, the Natrona County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to put the skid-mounted warming hut previously located at the site of the former and future Nordic Lodge up for auction. With the hut already moved from its previous resting ground, work can begin in earnest on the new lodge. The […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Though Hell’s Half Acre has been closed to the public since roughly 2005, the landmark to the west of Casper may soon be reopened. The Natrona County Parks Department and Visit Casper are seeking grants that would enable the land to be used publicly. Encompassing roughly 320 acres, Hell’s Half Acre is […]
CASPER, Wyo. — On Sept. 11 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Natrona County Fire-EMS Departments and Law Enforcement Agencies will come together to host a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Ford Wyoming Center. This commemorative event, open to the public, aims to honor the memory of the 343 courageous heroes who lost […]
Gillette Mustangs owner Steve Titus announced Aug. 30 that he is selling the team, which plays at CAM-PLEX.
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 […]
CASPER, Wyo. — With September just a couple of days away, so is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide observance dedicated to raising awareness about the critical importance of being ready for disasters and emergencies that can strike at any moment. The Ready Campaign’s 2023 National Preparedness Month theme is “Take Control in 1, 2, 3.” […]