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Tiny COVID concert: Randy Craig!

Randy Craig plays his rendition of Def Leppard’s Hysteria in his tiny COVID concert. (YouTube)

All this month, Oil City News is rolling out a series of tiny COVID concerts*, one-song sets from local artists who aim to lift our readers’ spirits while also sharing their gifts with the community they love.

Today’s tiny COVID concert comes to us from friend of Oil City News and former Casperite Randy Craig. Randy is a prolific recording artist who built up quite a large catalog and fan base in the Oil City before moving to Denver many years ago. In this track, Randy treats us to his take on Def Leppard’s Hysteria –playing all of the instruments himself. If you like what you hear, be sure to check out more of Randy’s music on Spotify.

This has been an especially tough time for local musicians, many of whom rely on local gigs for their livelihood. If you like what you hear, please consider tipping: https://venmo.com/Randy-Craig

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*with apologies to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, which you can enjoy here.


The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:


What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org


  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.