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Why Not Yogurt?

By Gayle M. Irwin Looking for a sweet treat that has less fat than ice cream and can be better for diabetics and those who are lactose intolerant? Why not (frozen) yogurt? Why Not Yogurt is located in downtown Casper and has been providing refreshing, tasty treats in the community for the past year....more>

Around Our Town: Baseball

Roughnecks- 15U State Tournament Champions

Here's looking at you - the 2016 Wyoming State 15U champions, winning their first championship ever....more>

Around Our Town: Wyoming Medical Center

Study suggests replacement surgery turns back the clock on knee pain

Many people with arthritis may dream about returning to a period of their lives before the disease caused debilitating joint pain and trouble moving....more>

Casper Critters

It Takes a Digital Village: Helping Lost Pets Get Home Through Electronic Means

By Gayle M. Irwin When we lost our blind dog Sage on Casper Mountain in 2003, my husband and I called on friends and family as well as strangers to help locate her....more>
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Cool Kid

Creativity Unleashed: Zoe Von Gunten

By Gayle M. Irwin "I like to think imaginatively, outside the box. I love to write fantasy stories," said 11-year-old Zoe Von Gunten....more>

Family Finance

Determining the True Cost to Relocate

You've just been offered your dream job in a city far from your current home. While you're excited for the opportunity, it can be stressful to think of all the to-dos and costs associated with managing your transition to a new community....more>

Marriage and Family

Why I Feel What I Feel

I often hear, or read, about discussions in the medical field trying to determine the purpose of various body parts or physical phenomenon....more>

Cover Family

Outdoors, Relationships Close to Their Hearts: Bruce and Linda English

By Gayle M. Irwin "I spent my childhood on Coffman (Street) the neighborhood built the park; people spent years making it," Bruce English recalled....more>

Around Our Town: Game and Fish

Black-footed ferrets released back at spot where they were rediscovered 35 years ago

CHEYENNE - On July 26th, one of North America's most endangered mammals, the black-footed ferret, took another step towards recovery thanks to a historic reintroduction back to the ranches where the species was rediscovered in 1981 after having been believed to be extinct....more>

Gentle Virtues


Seeds are a mystery to me, and year after year I am reluctant to plant any. I gravitate toward the starter plants at a greenhouse or store....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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