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Wyoming Conservation Corps tackles summer projects

Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) members Chris Folsom and Lola Philips work on the Casper Rotary Club Park trail on Casper Mountain, one of the first WCC projects of this summer. (WCC Photo) Projects ranging from building trails in the Shoshone and Bridger-Teton national forests in northwest Wyoming to building a yurt at Glendo State Park Read More…

Enzi wants full audit on student loan plans

A couple of large data problems from the U.S. Department of Education recently came to the attention of U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. One of those errors uncovered billions of dollars in student loan costs, of which Congress was previously unaware. The other affects potential college students’ ability to make an informed decision about what Read More…

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A great perennial with a bad name

A: And beauty you did share. Thanks for reminding us of a robust, winter-hardy perennial where a tall feature is wanted. Joe-Pye Weed is among the perennials that I wish would drop the “weed” portion of the common name, because it sounds bad. If you prefer a different name, it used to be called Eupatorium, Read More…

Vikings down two starters on offensive line, two in secondary

Left tackle Riley Reiff (back) and left guard Alex Boone (knee) did not suit up. Neither did cornerback Trae Waynes (shoulder) and safety Andrew Sendejo (undisclosed injury). Also out for the Vikings were running back Latavius Murray (recovering from ankle surgery), wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (hamstring) and linebacker Kentrell Brothers (hamstring). Reiff was replaced by Read More…

Off-duty sheriff's deputy catches man exposing himself at gas station

An off-duty Natrona County sheriff’s deputy caught a man pleasuring himself Wednesday in a truck in front of a Casper convenience store, according to court documents. Gerritt Joseph Shepperson has been charged with public indecency in relation to the incident. The Natrona County sheriff’s deputy, Stephen Wolosin, had stopped at about 4:20 p.m. at the Loaf and Jug Read More…

Brothers appear for horse neglect

Brothers Bradley and David Flint came to court in well-worn boots and freshly starched shirts of white and blue. Each entered pleas of not guilty to three charges of misdemeanor animal neglect at their Tuesday morning arraignment in circuit court. Authorities say the brothers didn’t take adequate steps to rescue their three horses after they Read More…

Commission approves contentious group home

Park County Commissioners made sure nothing could cut short the third and final public hearing on Julie Forconi’s permit to run a group home for one to four disabled adults. Third time was the charm, and the commissioners unanimously approved Forconi’s permit. Two previous hearings had stretched well past their scheduled end times and a Read More…

Cody schools do well on PAWS test

Park County School District No. 6 students are maintaining their already high standards. On the recently released results of the annual Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students only two school districts in the state performed on average above Park 6. Of the districts that assistant superintendent Tom Foley likes to compare Park 6 to, only Sheridan Read More…

Garage fire

Cody, WY (82414) Today Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.. Tonight Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low near 55F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Updated: Read More…

New cooling system at Riley Arena

Skaters and hockey players can now expect cooler ice temperatures thanks to a new ice cooling system at Riley Arena.  “This new system is going to be more energy efficient,” Riley Arena General Manager Courtney Boutelle said. “It’s going to keep our energy costs down. It is going to require less energy loads and it Read More…

Beeline to a flower

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