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‘Fishin’ for the Mission’ tournament to benefit Wyoming Rescue Mission postponed

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Rescue Mission said on Friday, May 22 that a “Fishin’ for the Mission’ fly-fishing tournament has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event had originally been scheduled for June 3 but has been postponed to Thursday, Aug. 27.

“This will mark the seventh year the Mission, in partnership with Wyoming Fly Fishing, has put on the event, which is a fundraiser to benefit and help expand its reach to Wyoming’s homeless population,” the mission said. “All proceeds go to Wyoming Rescue Mission.”

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A “Guide Meet & Greet Dinner” will be held the evening prior to the tournament at 5:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 26 at True River Cross Commons. The tournament itself begins at 6:30 am Aug. 27 with breakfast offered at Red Butte Ranch. The fishing tournament will conclude at 1 pm with lunch and awards.

People who would like to participate can register online or call 307-265-3002.

“Boat registration for two fishermen is $1,500,” the mission says. “Sponsorships slots are available and include media recognition. For more information, call (307) 265-3002.”


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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.