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Wyoming's First Indoor Trampoline Park Offers Fun and Exercise

by Gayle M. Irwin "We know what it's like to be stuck inside with kids during the winter. We wanted to provide a year-round source of recreation and exercise," said Shawn McCoul, one of the owners of Jump Craze....more>

Around Our Town: Library Events

12/20/14 Library Tours Reading suggestions. Technology assistance. Money-saving & more! Your public library can be an incredible resource for community members' learning and recreation....more>

Around Our Town: Wyoming Medical Center

Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On: Changing the culture around concussions for athletes of all sports

written by Dr. Don Penney, neurosurgeon at Wyoming Brain and Spine Associates of Casper. In terms of sports concussions, there's a whole lotta shakin' going on -- to the tune of about 300,000 per year....more>

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The Biblical Nativity Story

Law Offices of R. Michael Shickich, LLC The Biblical Nativity Story Rather than our usual article about legal and safety issues, we are providing this Christmas story THE Christmas story....more>

Marriage and Family

Fooling the Fool

Richard Feynman, a theoretical physicist, once stated the first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool....more>

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Wagner Family Entertains, Helps Community During Holiday Season

by Gayle M. Irwin Some people say Christmas is for kids. For Brian Wagner and his family, that saying fits....more>
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Cool Kid

Faith, Family, Fortitude and Friendship Impact His Life Brandon Brater

by Gayle M. Irwin Planning for college takes time, money, and persistence, and 17-year-old Brandon Brater has put forth the effort in each of those categories....more>

Casper Critters

Which Pet is the Right Pet?

By Gayle M. Irwin Every year, about seven million animals go into shelters and rescues across the country....more>

Gentle Virtues


When I was a child, I sent my dad sailing - across the living room that is. I had my head under an end table while I was feverishly tending to "top secret work"....more>

Around Our Town: Game and Fish

Speed Kills - Slow Down to Avoid Wildlife Collisions

As the weather changes, many big game animals leave their summer and fall ranges to head for traditional wintering areas....more>

Pet of the Month

D.J. is a 10-year-old male collie. His favorite person is "me" and his favorite food is chicken tenders....more>

Family Finance

Considering Health Care Costs in Retirement

With all the uncertainties of the future, it's difficult for people to know exactly how much to save for retirement....more>
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A Pirate's Tale -- Part XI

The Captain's legs felt like noodles and his eyes darted to and fro across the deck of the ship in search of rope....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part IX

Charlotte stood on the shore of the island watching as Crayford rowed away without so much as a farewell....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part VIII

Special thanks to one of our faithful reader, Rachel Tenney for her editorial comments and contributions....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part VII

Matthew strived to keep his eyes on Crayford, pausing only to defend himself as he wrestled his way through the tumultuous crowd with increasing difficulty as the battle raged around him....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part VI

From below deck, Charlotte could hear swords clashing, people yelling and heavy footsteps. She stood frozen in the middle of the cell, wanting to press herself against the bars and catch a glimpse of what was happening and pull back to take shelter in the corner at the same time....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part V

Special thanks to one of our faithful readers, Rachel Tenney, for her editorial comments and contributions....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part IV

Special thanks to one of our faithful readers, Rachel Tenney, for her editorial comments and contributions When Duke climbed back on deck, it was with resolve.He looked around at his crewmates with a steadfast decisiveness in his countenance that did not betray his nervous emotions....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part III

"Papa! Papa!" the young angel-like figure practically flew up the stairs of her father's ship, the Oceania....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part II

As Duke stood at the bow of the Silverado and looked out across the miles of water in every direction, his heart was in as much unrest as it had been the day he arrived and for the first time in eight years, he cried....more>

A Pirate's Tale

The usually welcome, comforting salt spray from the ocean did nothing for Duke Rogers today as he stood at the bow of the Silverado....more>
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