At approximately 1:30 PM today, Casper Fire-EMS was called to a structure fire at 100 E. B Street, The Cheney Federal Building. Crews were advised of fire involving electric equipment in the basement. Crews arrived and found significant smoke in the basement and located electrical equipment that had been involved in a fire.
Wyoming is the only state so far to reallocate federal emergency rental assistance (ERA) funding to a tribe. The U.S. Department of Treasury provided funding directly to states, U.S. territories, local governments and, in the case of ERA1, Indian tribes. Recent Treasury guidelines have allowed programs to reallocate ERA1 funding to authorized entities, which are the State of Wyoming, Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho in Wyoming.
“They’re each creating these little mini worlds inside of our art gallery space, we built these temporary walls and temporary spaces. I mean they’re extremely immersive and they’re really just about the whole spectrum of what’s possible in installation art,” said Art 321 Executive Director Tyler Cessor.
Tanya Southerland, the Director of Public Relations for Natrona County School District, spoke with Wyoming News Now on January 7, 2022 about School Choice Registration. The registration is now until January 24th. Families are eligible to enroll their child for the 2022-2023 school year and find the best school to fit their child's needs.
“After this training, we’re hoping to see a couple of these artists and groups will start to create programs in their home communities... So this is kinda like part one, let’s get the information and then see what these artists can come up with and how we can enter the fold for our public health providers,” said Cessor.
Led by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Wyoming Attorney General Bridget Hill, a bipartisan coalition of 16 attorneys general has sent a letter drafted in close coordination with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, with recommendations to improve competition In the livestock Industry.
“Stalking these days typically does not look like it used to, you imagine somebody peeping into windows at night or following you somewhere, and although following you somewhere, placing you under surveillance, things like that are listed in the statute, today’s age has changed."
“The vibe was super positive all night. The people glued blinking lights to their snowboards and people wore blinking lights on their parkas and hats, it was very nice. We gave away 25 free tickets, they went in seven minutes at the door at 3 p.m.,” said Hogadon Basin Ski Area Superintendent Chris Smith.
“Seeing from the inside, watching it go up it’s kind of amazing honestly. Going from no building whatsoever to it being built all of a sudden, it’s really exciting to look at and it’s coming together really well too,” said YMCA Healthy Living Coordinator Lane Meyers.
“You’re gonna see more officers out on the streets looking for those signs of impaired driving, and those additional officers are there and will be able to take the time to conduct traffic stops and look for those impaired drivers,” said CPD Public Information Officer Rebekah Ladd.
Work to remove nine spruce trees and five ash trees in Highland Cemetery will begin on Tuesday, December 28 and be complete on Friday, January 7, weather permitting. “The spruce trees are dead or dying from ips beetle, and the ash trees are showing signs of the lilac ash borer,” stated City Forester Katy Hallock.
“In the last couple of months, the landfill has seen a lot more fires caused by lithium batteries because when lithium batteries are damaged, when batteries are cracked or broken open, they can lead to fires,” said City of Casper Community Relations Coordinator Beth Andress.
“When you’re homeless, you’re backed into a corner and you’re just trying to survive day to day. It’s so easy to feel like nobody cares and we really want to make this holiday special for our guests and let them know there’s hope,” said Hopkins.
“Much of our traditions are based on our service to the community, and so we do work a lot on providing resources to the community especially to those who are underserved in the community,” said Chief McPheeters.
Several callers reported flames and smoke coming from a single-wide mobile home. Arriving units found the mobile home well involved in fire. Firefighters utilized several hose lines to attack the fire, and prevented the fire from spreading from the building of origin. A search of the structure confirmed that no persons were inside at the time of the fire.
“I feel it’s more about the patients at Christmas time, making them feel comfortable and making their day because a lot of time they’re having a hard time with the fact they can’t be home with their families,” said Surgical Floor Nurse Bonnie Norris.
“There are a lot of family traditions that are wrapped around these holidays that include alcohol, so maybe creating new traditions as simple as parties with no alcohol, or outings that are just family,” said Wyoming Recovery Clinical Director Kristi Hann.
“It’s been a struggle almost all year long, first heard about it in March, and so we adjusted. We had to use different suppliers, we had to pay surcharges but we managed to get the store full for Christmas,” said Toy Town Owner Dalene Lockhart.
At approximately 6:56 p.m., Casper Fire-EMS units were dispatched to a reported structure fire on the 1900 block of Laramie Avenue in Casper. First arriving units noted fire on the exterior of a home, primarily involving a wooden deck attached to the structure. The first arriving engine company was able to quickly extinguish the flames while other units searched the home and ensured no fire had spread to the inside of the residence. The fire was out within minutes of arrival and all occupants were located exterior, having self evacuated.
“Cocktails and Christmas is a last chance to shop, maybe spend time with your friends before Christmas next weekend. We have some really great vendors,” said Casper Mountain Makers Market founder Teresa Schumacker.
“When you have tap rooms 320 miles apart, the middle of the state seems like an ideal spot to put a third one. This opportunity came up with the Nolan Project, it’s a really cool downtown Casper development, and we were approached 18 months... This space and being in downtown Casper has been a real pleasure to be at,” said Black Tooth Founder Tim Barnes.
“I thought it would be fun to do some kind of a book launch and asked Kyleen if she’d be willing to do a style show where we showcased business casual, business professional, and business formal clothing, and explained what those are, and gave examples of how to do that, and so that’s what we’re doing,” said author Dr. Guyla Greenly.
The 10-year plan includes both short and long term goals. A consultant reviewed 35 different plans from multiple agencies in Natrona County to determine what are the top priorities as the visitor economy continues to grow.
“It’s such a great honor to honor our veterans, we don’t get to do that so very often and they don’t get the credit that they deserve, and we’re totally into honoring our veterans,” said Wreaths Across America Coordinator Victoria Lockard.