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Natrona County Commissioners voice support for new library, hold off on promising funding

CASPER, Wyo. — On Tuesday, the Natrona County Board of County Commissioners penned a letter expressing support for the Natrona County Public Library and its push for a new facility. However, the commissioners were careful to not commit to providing funding for the building. “On behalf of the Natrona County Board of County Commissioners, I […]

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Moderna glitch leads Casper Health Department to offer mainly Pfizer boosters on Sept. 30

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is set to offer primarily Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters at its drive-thru event on Saturday, Sept. 30 due to a nationwide ordering glitch with Moderna. The software issue at Moderna has delayed ordering and shipping of its new booster doses. Although there’s no vaccine shortage, delivery delays […]

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NCSD Superintendent Mike Jennings to retire after this school year

CASPER, Wyo. — At the Natrona County School District Board of Trustees meeting held on Sept. 25, Superintendent Mike Jennings announced his retirement, set for June 2024. Trustee Thomas Myler lauded Jennings’s tenure, stating, “Superintendent Jennings … has been a rock during a very tumultuous time, has brought us forward through COVID [and] has done […]

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Natrona County Coroner’s Office receives international accreditation

CASPER, Wyo. — The International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners recently announced that the Natrona County Coroner’s Office has received accreditation by the association. The Natrona County Coroner’s Office self-submitted to the process for the purpose of ensuring the operating policies, procedures and practices are within international guidelines. The county coroner’s office was subjected […]

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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. […]