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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, […]

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Extra security cameras to be added at all Casper high schools for $120K

CASPER, Wyo. — Kelly Walsh, Natrona County and Roosevelt High School will see the installation of additional security cameras. The $120,042 project was approved by the Natrona County School District Board of Trustees during their Monday, April 13 work session. Casper-based Alliance Communications and Technologies, LLC will carry out the installation of the new cameras. […]

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CTE meets PPE: Natrona teachers join push to produce masks for medical workers (PHOTOS)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District said on Monday, April 13 that several career and technical education instructors with the district have joined in the push to create personal protective equipment for healthcare workers amid COVID-19 related shortages. The efforts are similar to one Casper College announced last week that involves theater and […]

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Midwest School seeking approval of four-day week, alternative schedule

CASPER, Wyo. — Midwest School serves students from preschool through 12th grade and operates under a four-day school week schedule. “Midwest School has operated on an approved alternate schedule for four years,” the Natrona County School District says. “Every two years a school must apply to the Wyoming Department of Education with approval from the […]

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Casper considering fines, jail sentences for violations of Wyoming’s COVID-19 orders

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council plan to consider establishing an ordinance which would make it a misdemeanor in Casper for violating provisions of statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Existing statwide public health orders, which include the mandated closure of businesses like restaurants or prohibitions against gathering in groups greater […]

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While flu season may be winding down, COVID may be disrupting influenza testing in Natrona

CASPER, Wyo. — Flu season typically starts to wind down this time of year, according to Casper-Natrona County Health Department (CNCHD) Public Information Officer Hailey Bloom. Bloom said during a press conference on Monday, April 13 that seasonal influenza tends to last between December and April. “Typically we see seasonal influenza gear up more toward […]

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Natrona County Health Officers ‘strongly encouraging’ citizens to wear masks

CASPER, Wyo. – Casper/Natrona County Health Department spokesperson Hailey Bloom says the Natrona County Health Officers along with other infectious disease doctors in the community are now “strongly encouraging our community to adhere” to recommendations from the Center for Disease Control to wear masks in public. The masks should be worn in public settings during […]

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Two sentenced for poaching elk, deer in Wyoming; one was on probation for grizzly poaching

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department say that two Dubois men have been sentenced after being convicted on poaching related charges. Spencer Carrico received his first conviction for wildlife related crimes, while Kelly J. Grove had been convicted on two prior occasions. The two were found guilty on different charges related to […]

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While depots are closed, other recycling options exist in Casper during COVID-19

CASPER, Wyo. — Recycling depots around Casper are closed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. However, there are other recycling options people can consider. The City of Casper says that recycling depots and other services such as e-waste dropoff and hazardous waste self-serve dropoff are suspended, but that the Casper Regional Landfill is still accepting […]

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First responders thank Natrona’s 911 dispatchers during ‘National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week’

CASPER, Wyo. — April 12-18 marks “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.” Some fire and police agencies in the Casper area kicked off the week by expressing gratitude for dispatchers at the Casper-Natrona County Public Safety Communications Center on Monday, April 13. “Thank you to our dispatchers,” Casper Firefighters said on Facebook. “24-7, they are a […]

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911 services to use video during COVID-19

CASPER, Wyo. —  Emergency dispatch in Natrona County will be utilizing video technology, during the ongoing coronavirus caused COVID-19 pandemic. According to a release from the Natrona County Emergency Operations Center, the Casper-Natrona County Public Safety Communications Center, which fields emergency calls for the area, will be utilizing a live video response service. “This is […]

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Almost 90% of Wyoming businesses expect revenues to take a hit due to COVID-19 pandemic

CASPER, Wyo. — A survey conducted by the Wyoming Business Alliance found that 88.5% of Wyoming businesses expect to see revenue losses surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. 34.9% of respondents said they plan to decrease their workforce amid the outbreak. Among these respondents, 32% said they expect to cut up to five employees. The Wyoming […]

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Cheyenne pastor reminds community to focus on hope and kindness as churches limit access during pandemic

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – As many churches around the world remain closed due to COVID-19, Father Tom Cronkleton, of Holy Trinity Parish in Cheyenne, Wyoming, offers an honest reflection on the challenges and hope that he sees during these harrowing times.  “I never thought that there would come a day when I would be asking people […]