As a Pennsylvania native, I was surprised to be offered a job way out in a place like Casper Wyoming. But having just graduated from college the year before in Ithaca, New York, I was all too happy to accept a position working for a news station, even if it meant I was moving across the country. While this is my first big job since graduating, I have experience working in news all throughout school, from my college’s newspaper, The Ithacan, to a radio station in Philly, WURD radio. Getting the chance to work professionally as a reporter is something I'd hoped to do ever since high school, so I’m overjoyed at the chance to finally do what I’ve dreamed of doing.
Natrona School District Faces 130 Vacancies for Various Positions
At the Natrona County School Board meeting on Jan. 24, the board discussed the need to fill the 130 vacancies that the district has or will have by the end of the school year.
Wyoming Nursing Homes See Increased Staff Shortages
According to the AARP, nursing homes in Wyoming have been seeing increased staff shortages due to increased COVID-19 cases and low vaccination rates.
Casper VA Clinic Temporarily Closes Due to Staff Illness
The Veteran's Affairs clinic in Casper will be closed for the next week due to staffing shortages that were caused by illness, both from COVID-19 and other sicknesses like the flu.
Wyoming Sees 3 Cent Increase in Gas Prices As Fears Increase Over Russia and Ukraine
Gas prices in Wyoming and across the country have seen a slight increase as fears of conflict between Russia and Ukraine continue to grow.
Natrona County Could Get Additional District Judge
A bill proposed in the Wyoming legislature would add new judges to three districts in the state including Natrona County.
Natrona County Arrest Log (1/20/21 – 1/24/21)
Here is the list of arrested people and their charges as reflected in the logs:
Wyoming Jobs See Small Increase in Last Months of 2021
Based on the MACRO report by Wyoming's Economic Analysis Division, jobs in the state increased by 1,700 compared to November 2020.
Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce to Hold Meeting in Casper
The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce plans to hold its next meeting in Casper on Jan. 25.
Casper City Manager Shares Details on Possible Sports Facility Near Event Center
At the Casper city council meeting on Tuesday, city manager Carter Napier said he has spoken with a group that hopes to build an indoor sports facility near the Ford Wyoming Center.
Cheney Criticizes Biden’s Energy Policy at Congressional Forum
Wyoming representative Liz Cheney spoke at a congressional forum about what she believes are the damages being done by President Joe Biden's energy policies.