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Wyoming sees federal education funding requirements waived amid COVID-19 closures

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education announced on Tuesday, April 14 that the state has received a waiver from some federal education funding requirements amid the COVID-19 in-building school closures. The waiver was granted by the United States Department of Education on April 7. The waiver extends Wyoming’s ability to use federal dollars […]

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WYDOT: I-25, I-80 to see ‘heaviest snow, iciest conditions’ in coming storm

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation shared on Tuesday, April 14 how a coming snowstorm is expected to impact roads throughout the state. “A spring storm will bring significant snow, reduced visibility and icy roads statewide late Wednesday, lasting through Thursday night,” WYDOT says. “We’re expecting Interstate-80 and I-25 to have the highest […]

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Over 1,000 sign petition urging Casper not to create penalties for violating COVID-19 orders

CASPER, Wyo. — Over 1,000 people have signed a petition urging the Casper City Council not to pass an ordinance which would make it a misdemeanor in the Casper Municipal Code for violating COVID-19 related statewide closure orders. The petition titled “Do not pass Ordinance to Arrest 10 people gathering or violating a Health Officers […]

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Cheney says that we must balance out ‘public safety with the economy’ when it comes to reopening the county

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Earlier today, Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney offered an update on the government’s response to COVID-19 in a call hosted by the Wyoming Business & Industry Federation for the members of their community. “We have been working very hard through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and more than a million loans have been approved […]

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Natrona EOC seeking temporary emergency workers for COVID-19 ‘community medical shelters’

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said on Tuesday, April 14 that they are seeking people to serve as temporary emergency workers at “community medical shelters” amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The EOC said last week that such a shelter at the former Westwood school facility had already begun housing patients. […]

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CDC team deployed to Wyoming with confirmed COVID-19 cases at 275, one death

CASPER, Wyo. — A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Community Protection Initiative” team has been deployed to Wyoming to assist with efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in the state. Wyoming has 275 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 along with an additional 98 “probable cases.” The first COVID-19 related death was reported […]

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Urgent Care of Casper launch digital appointment registration; still offering COVID-19 screening

CASPER, Wyo. — Urgent Care of Casper have launched a new digital registration program to allow patients to register for sick and occupational health related visits online. “Patients are able to reserve an appointment date and time so their arrival can be anticipated,” the clinic said on Monday, April 13. “Traditional in clinic registration remains […]

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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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NCSD buses to begin distributing ‘Food for Thought’ bags, ‘We Read’ books

CASPER, Wyo. — Students across the Natrona County School District resumed their education on Monday, April 6 as the district shifted to a remote learning model amid COVID-19 related in-building school closures. While many of the district’s roughly 13,000 students have been able to tune into digital instruction facilitated by their teachers and schools, some […]

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Another COVID-19 case confirmed in Natrona County Tuesday Morning

CASPER, Wyo. — Tuesday morning, April 14, 2020 the Casper-Natrona County Health Department announced an additional case of coronavirus caused COVID-19 in the county. This brings the Natrona County case totals to 34 confirmed cases.  As with all of the announced cases, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that they and the Wyoming Department of […]

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NCSO searching for at-risk adult

CASPER, Wyo. — On April 13, 2020, the Casper Police Department was notified of a missing person, Diane Broadway, a 79 year-old female, who suffers from dementia. The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office located Broadway’s vehicle, a blue 2010 Volkswagen Beetle, abandoned off of Forest Oil Road in Natrona County. It is believed that Broadway’s vehicle […]

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97% of NCSD students ‘attending’ virtually; technology distributed to 9,300 households

CASPER, Wyo. — Required remote learning for the roughly 13,000 Natrona County School District students began on Monday, April 6. According to Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Public Instruction Walt Wilcox, about 97% of students have been actively “attending” the district’s virtual learning environment. “I’m surprised by Walt’s report that he said we had 97% […]

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NCSD Trustees retain hope for graduation ceremonies, intra-Casper sports events

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming High School Activities Association announced the cancellation of all spring high school sports seasons and culminating tournaments last Tuesday, April 7 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. While spring statewide sports have been cancelled, the Natrona County School District Board of Trustees are holding out hope that the district can […]

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United Way offers locals $50k COVID-19 fund for rent/mortgage assistance

The United Way of Natrona County (UWNC) is distributing $50,000 in rent, mortgage and utility assistance starting this week. Qualified families and individuals may receive up to $450 toward March and April living expenses, thanks to contributions from Jonah Bank, Wyoming Machinery Company, Hilltop Bank, McMurry Companies, McMurry Foundation and numerous private donors. To apply […]

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Four Casper schools getting new ‘computer managed locks’ for $140,623

CASPER, Wyo. — Four Casper schools are set to see computer managed locks replaced. The new locks will be installed at Fort Caspar Academy, Crest Hill Elementary, Oregon Trail Elementary and Paradise Valley Elementary. The Natrona County School District Board of Trustees awarded the contract for the project to Casper-based Comtronix Inc. during their Monday, […]