Wyoming small businesses employ creative solutions to survive during COVID-19 outbreak

The businesses lining the main streets of Wyoming speak volumes about the communities they inhabit.

Successful restaurants reflect the tastes of the local residents. Retailers, and the wares they carry, often resemble the demographics of a community. Art galleries, music shops and others can indicate the existence of tourist traffic and a creative class that provides a steady stream of foot traffic. Rows of occupied storefronts provide something else as well, inspiring feelings of security toward the future and a sense of a community’s prosperity and viability.


“That’s what we’re about, that person-to-person connection,” said Ash Miller, a sales associate at Wind City Books in downtown Casper. “You don’t really get that from Amazon or those other big sellers — that human connection.”