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Casper Classical Academy's Destination Imagination Team

Last year they were friends. Now they are family. Meet Devon King, Gabe Heuer, Parker Mooren, Andrew Brown, Grace Lutz, and Ethan Spicher....more>

Around Our Town: Game and Fish

Wyoming's Youth Fish Challenge

A largemouth bass exploding on a popper at the edge of the cattails. A golden trout chasing a spinner in a gin clear mountain lake....more>

Vision Beyond Borders Helps Refugees

The news is not talking about it much anymore, but attacks from ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group, continue throughout the Middle East....more>
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Around Our Town: Caspar Collins Day

Fort Caspar Museum Presents Caspar Collins Day on July 23rd

Fort Caspar Museum and its support group, the Fort Caspar Museum Association, in conjunction with the 11th Ohio Re-enacting Group invite you to enjoy a favorite local tradition this summer with "Caspar Collins Day at the Fort....more>

Marriage and Family


Last month I wrote about the prevalence of depression and the massive impact it has on those that carry its burden....more>

The Pollyanna Glad Game

By Julie Oliver My husband and I named our daughter "Pollyanna" for a reason. And yes, she is named after the old Hayley Mills movie although not so much the movie or the character as what the character actually represents to us....more>
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Business Spotlight

Casper Couple Helps Community Stay Active: 42 Degrees North Opens in Sunrise

By Gayle M. Irwin "We want to be supportive of local athletes," said Cassie Young. She and her husband Rick opened 42 Degrees North in March, The store, specializing in running, walking, and hiking shoes and other gear, features lines that are not found elsewhere and companies that are environmentally friendly....more>

Around Our Town: Wyoming Medical Center

The right care, when you need it

There's never a good time for a medical mishap. Whether a virus or a broken bone, you need expert care right away not when it's convenient for a doctor to see you....more>

Gentle Virtues


Ready to write an article, I sit at my computer and look for the Word icon to press. It's gone! I can't get into Word....more>
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Cover Family

Lebanese Couple Creates New Life Together in Casper: Ghazi and Kareen Ghanem

By Gayle M. Irwin "The country adopts you and you adopt the country," said Dr. Ghazi Ghanem, who originates from Lebanon....more>

Family Finance

Six Facts You Might Not Know About Medicare

More than 50 years ago, the federal government established programs designed to help Americans afford health care services, called Medicare and Medicaid....more>

To Your Health

Don't Stop Vitamin D

Howdy! I was asked by a patient recently if it was okay to stop taking Vitamin D3 during the Summer months....more>

Casper Critters

Summer + Pets + Cars Can = Tragedy

By Gayle M. Irwin Every summer First Responders are called to the scene of a child or pet left in a car....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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