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Lasting Legacies: The Charley and Amanda Dill Family

By Gayle M. Irwin "I have a passion for the next generation," said Charley Dill. He and his wife pastor Emmanuel Baptist Church in North Casper and raise their 14-month-old son, Hudson....more>

Around Our Town: Fort Caspar

Calling all Ghost Hunters! Fort Caspar Museum and the Casper Area Paranormal Seekers are again joining forces to offer two weekends of "Ghost Tours of the Fort 2016" on October 21st & 22nd and October 28th & 29th....more>

Family Finances

Donating Time May Cut Your Tax Bill

For many people, volunteerism is about more than simply doing something nice it's about enriching peoples' lives and making the communities where we live and work a better place....more>

To Your Health

More hidden problems "Tech Necks"

Howdy! Hope you all had a good summer. This month's article is somewhat expanded from a previous written article I wrote regarding the problems associated with neck posture with cell phones....more>
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Cool Kid

Art—a Whole New World for Fiona

Not many teens are planning to market their talent on the internet. But 13-year-old Fiona Wallop is....more>

Around our Town: Game and Fish

Injured Raptors

Douglas Wildlife Habitat Biologist Willow Steen took the Wildlife Society fellow Jace Cussins for a day in the field classifying antelope, making landowner contacts and responding to injured wildlife calls....more>

Gentle Virtues


Taped inside my bread cabinet is one of my favorite little poems. It goes like this: "The night is a big black cat....more>

Around Our Town: Lincoln Elementary School

Serving our North Casper neighborhood as well as other students from our district is the skilled and caring staff at Lincoln Elementary School located on the corner of North Jane Street and East K, next door to the Boys and Girls Club....more>

Tribute to Dave Phillips

Meet Dave Phillips. Quietly he is making a difference in our city, state, and beyond - one customer at a time....more>

Casper Critters

Rescued Canines Can Make Good Therapy Dogs

By Gayle M. Irwin His name was Biscuit. His name is now Buddy, and it's appropriate. The yellow lab/golden retriever cross loves people, whether they are the ones who feed him and give him a caring home or they are strangers....more>

Marriage and Family

Going Against the Grain

How often is it that going against the grain is viewed as the right thing to do in life? Occasionally we will hear inspirational stories of someone who stood against public pressure and created positive change....more>

Around Our Town: Wyoming Medical Center

How effective are IUDs at preventing pregnancy? Seven questions with April Rosalez, D.O.

An IUD, or Intrauterine Device, is a contraceptive that is in inserted into a woman's uterus, typically during a short outpatient office visit....more>

Around Out Town: Library Events

Calendar of Events October 2016 Saturday October 1 Craftastic Saturday Chalk Paint Jars, 2 pm, Crawford Room, Adult Monday October 3 Windows 10 10 am, Crawford Room, Computer Class Tween Monday: Cookies 4 pm, Crawford Room, Grades 46 Tuesday October 4 Launching Little Learners: Tiny Tots 10:30 am, Crawford Room & Mills Branch, Babies & Toddlers Reading the West Book Discussion Cowboys and East Indians: Stories by Nina McConigley, 6:30 pm, Fort Caspar Museum, Adult Wednesday October 5 Wednesday Writers 10 am, Main Floor, Adult Launching Little Learners 10:30 am, Crawford Room, Ages 35 Introduction to Finding Grants 12 pm, Crawford Room, Adult After School at the Library: Building Challenge 4 pm, Crawford Room, Elementary Ages Retro Video Game Tournament Super Smash Bros....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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