Contact Us

Referendum on Casper Smoking Ban Will Not Happen

Smoking Legal in Casper Bars
David Ramos, Getty Images

A referendum on changes to the city of Casper’s public indoor smoking ban will not happen.

City clerk V.H. McDonald says city officials validated 2,393 signatures from petitions issued by Keep Casper Smoke Free. 2,465 valid signatures were needed to force a special election next month.

Keep Casper Smoke Free co-chairperson Katrina Lorenzen says she’s saddened by the final tally.

“The majority of the people we talked to were excited to sign it – they were feeling really excited and grateful that we were doing this,” Lorenzen said. “To have that close of a margin, it hurts.”

Lorenzen says the group is trying to decide its next course of action. She says the group may ask the city for a recount.

“We’ll have a meeting and discuss out next steps,” Lorenzen said. “With that little of a margin, I’d like to see a recount.”

A Keep Casper Smoke Free official said roughly 3,000 signatures were gathered when the group submitted its petitions to the city on July 17.

“We felt pretty good with enough margin going in,” Lorenzen said.

The amended smoking ban, which took effect June 28, permits smoking in taverns, lounges, bars and private clubs within Casper. It still disallows smoking within Casper-based restaurants.

Best of K2 Radio

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k2radio.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K2 Fan Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive K2 Fan Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.