The third-annual “Pops in the Park” outdoor performance by the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra filled central Casper with music on Saturday evening. On a near-perfect Casper summer night, hundreds packing lawn chairs, snacks and blankets surrounded the historic bandshell and heard a program consisting of music by legendary film composer John Williams. Renowned concert violinist Sandy […]
CASPER, Wyo. — David Street Station buzzed with energy on Saturday as the second 5150′ Festival kicked off, bringing a full day of live music and local vendors to downtown Casper. A steady crowd remained throughout the day with vendors opening at noon and music starting at 1 pm. By the time sunset rolled around, […]
In preparation for the start of classes on Monday, Casper College students were busy Thursday morning moving their belongings into the resident halls on campus. “I like getting the chance to meet new people in the dorms,” one student said, “I get to interact with other people that might not be in my regular classes.” […]
CASPER, Wyo. – Jim and Robin Guith sat anxiously together in the Wyoming Medical Center chapel on Wednesday morning. It was just about an hour before Jim was scheduled to start prepping for surgery. Jim, wearing a hospital gown and with IV machine in tow, would soon give his daughter away at the altar. This […]
Summer is a time of play and relaxation for kids. It’s also a time when school age children tend to lose some of the skills they learn during the year. That’s what the Boys & Girls Club tries to minimize with their summer reading program, which encourages children to read 20 minutes every day. Kids […]
CASPER, Wyo. – It’s been nearly a month since workers at the Metro Animal Shelter lost their break room. Metro was barely able to find space for the dozens of dogs and cats rescued from an extreme hoarding situation, but it’s the eight exotic birds that forced them to convert the staff break and meeting […]
CASPER, Wyo. – The decision to wind down one of Casper’s oldest continuously operating businesses wasn’t easy. It was, however, becoming inevitable. “It was time,” said Kelly Kerr, “probably past time.” Wardrobe Cleaners has operated on the same spot on Second and Fenway since 1916. The building received three additions over the years, leading up […]
It is summertime in the city and events are in full swing around the community! From live music and food events to family-friendly celebrations, fun-filled days are on the horizon. In this new events roundup, Oil City News brings you the top events of each day and a preview of what’s on deck for tomorrow. […]
Tuesday evening, David Street Station was packed with families enjoying the National Night Out with the Casper Police Department and the Food For Thought Summer Market. Lights flashed, sirens echoed, and children laughed as they checked out the police vehicles, ate donuts, and watched Chief McPheeters fall into the dunk tank again and again.
Casper’s Hall of Justice missed out on some interesting times. The building that houses the Casper Police Department and Natrona County Sheriff’s Office was completed in 1977. Its flourecent-lit walls and hallways are all business, made of cinderblock and concrete and painted blazing white. By the mid-70s Casper had grown up. The justice building was […]
Afternoon clouds made for a cooler day at the festival, but the sun made its appearance just as Sunday’s last two acts took the stage. Ned LeDoux played songs old and new, including a few of his late father’s hits. The singer also celebrated his birthday with the crowd, birthday cake and all. Country star […]
Following the last-minute headliner change from Survivor to Skid Row, the New Jersey rock band took the stage for a headlining set. Despite a 45 minute delay, fans of all ages lined the barrier and were ready to rock to hits like “18 and Life” and “Youth Gone Wild.” As the band began, the headbanging […]
Lawn chairs lined the grass in front of the stage as music resonated through the meadow all day. With plenty of sunshine, food, and beer in sight, Beartrap Summer Festival was ready to kick off its 25th year.
With not even a breeze in sight Thursday evening, the streets of downtown Casper quickly filled with people celebrating Rock the Block and August’s Art Walk. From business to business, energy buzzed as Casper came out to enjoy the summer weather with live music and food at multiple venues.
Classic punk riffs and striking vocals filled The Gaslight Social on Thursday night. A small mosh pit broke out on the floor as the stage lights quickly changed from blue to red and back again. The Wyoming punks in Teenage Bottlerocket were kicking off their Casper set with a bang, playing “You Don’t Get The […]
There are snakes and there are bears. Probably multiple snakes, but at least one bear. These are the two casual warnings given by Audubon Rockies community naturalist Zach Hutchinson one early, warm morning on Casper Mountain recently. Hutchinson has been running two bird banding stations in Casper for three years. One on the mountain, and […]
CASPER, Wyo. – The unmistakable sound of live music started reverberating on a hot, sunny Tuesday afternoon in one of Casper’s big tree neighborhoods. At around 4 p.m. the lawn in front of a 20s-era bungalow was covered with a smattering of people in lawn chairs. In a couple of hours the lawn, backyard and […]
CASPER, Wyo. – One of Wyoming’s most enduring singing and picking troubadour performed a free solo show at the David Street Station outdoor plaza on Friday evening. Ten Sleep’s Jalan Crossland performed his quirky folk songs using weathered guitars and banjos. He’s developed a loyal local following with his dry wit and music that describes […]
The annual Wings of Freedom Tour landed at the Casper/Natrona County International Airport this week allowing visitors to tour and ride in historic World War II bomber planes. These planes have carried soldiers over enemy territory and to bases far from home, but they are now used to educate and stand tribute to their World […]
CASPER, Wyo. – Casper came out in droves to enjoy the annual Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo Downtown Parade on Tuesday morning. Children screamed with delight while being hit by water cannons and pelted with candy from the passing floats. Fair week continues at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds with the daily carnival, rodeo and fair […]
American flags waved gently, and photos of soldiers lined the sidewalk. Laces are tied, and water bottles filled as participants meet at the starting line. Runners of all ages gathered at City Park on the warm Tuesday morning to honor Wyoming’s fallen soldiers. The annual race, held before the start of the parade, raises money […]
Saturday night’s stormy weather didn’t stop fair-goers from enjoying the opening weekend of the Central Wyoming Fair. Following the downpour, the neon lights kicked back on and the screams of enjoyment echoed throughout the grounds. The crowd was sparse but ready for a good time. The fair is open every day this week. Rodeo events […]
Superheroes, villains, princesses, video game characters, and more roamed the Events Center yesterday for the opening day of Casper’s first Comic Con. Fans of all ages lined up at the doors to be the first ones in at 10 am. The crowd continued steadily throughout the morning and early afternoon. Booths lined the arena floor […]