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Man rescued from Grand Canyon’s North Rim returns with Casper mentor to finish business

CASPER, Wyo. — An 18-year-old California man who nearly lost his life earlier this year attempting the Grand Canyon’s rim-to-rim-to-rim, or R3, hike is ready to return to the challenge, and this time he’s bringing friends. Those friends are his rescuers-turned-mentors, a group that includes Casper resident and former Colorado Rockies pitcher Josh Kalinowski. The […]

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Agency that certifies Wyoming’s cops can’t access their files

by Tennessee Watson, WyoFile The state agency that certifies Wyoming’s law enforcement officers doesn’t have the authority it needs to effectively investigate misconduct violations, the agency’s top official says.  The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission has been repeatedly denied access to officers’ personnel records — including those belonging to controversial former Albany County sheriff’s deputy […]

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Wondrous Wyoming (9/21/23)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wondrous Wyoming takes us far out today for a scene set just before sunrise in Sublette County, where Kris Bacheller saw this in the wee morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 12! Do you have a photo that captures the beauty of Casper, Natrona County or Wyoming? Submit it via Facebook Messenger or […]

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Wondrous Wyoming (9/20/23)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wondrous Wyoming reminds us that fall is right around the corner. In fact, it officially begins Saturday, Sept. 23! Here, Sonya Milburn captured this shot of her animals coming to greet her and of the changing leaves on the trees in the background on Monday, Sept. 11. Do you have a photo […]

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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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Natrona County experiencing 911 communications problems

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Public Safety Communications Center is currently experiencing issues with the 911 phone line. Dispatchers can hear the callers, but callers cannot hear dispatchers. People are asked to use non-emergency phone numbers while personnel are working to fix the issue. Alternative phone numbers for CPSCC are 307-235-8278 and 307-235-8279. This is […]

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Inaugural Casper Heritage Harvest Festival to feature Halloween traditions of old

CASPER, Wyo. — Come October, people will be able to get into the Halloween spirit with several local spooky offerings while learning about many bygone traditions of the witching season, thanks to the inaugural Casper Heritage Harvest Festival. Scheduled for Oct. 25–31, the festival is a partnership between Theater of the Poor, The Casper Ghostbuster […]

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Wondrous Wyoming (9/19/23)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wondrous Wyoming brings us to Alcova, where this rising moon was captured peeking out from the clouds and casting a gorgeous reflection! Do you have a photo that captures the beauty of Casper, Natrona County or Wyoming? Submit it via Facebook Messenger or email to and we may share it!

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Casper man sentenced in fentanyl case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Casper resident Christopher Willmer was sentenced on Aug. 21 to 48 months’ imprisonment for possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson imposed the sentence, which includes three years of supervised release. According to court documents, on Dec. 29, 2022, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted […]