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Retirement Keeps Her Busy Neva Bodin

by Gayle M. Irwin "I have a lot of interests. Pursuing them not only fulfills me, but allows me to help others, and therefore, myself," said Neva Bodin....more>

Casper Critters

You Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog! A Quick Review of the Hound Breeds

by Gayle M. Irwin They bay, they howl, they run, chase, and hunt: they are ... the Hound Group! The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes 28 breeds of dogs as part of the organization's Hound Group....more>
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To Your Health

It's Cold and Flu Season

Hello Again! I want to talk about the fact that it's the beginning of cold and flu season. Remember, we do not get colds and flu from being outside....more>

Around Our Town: Wyoming Medical Center

My kid feels awful! Why won't his doctor prescribe antibiotics?

When your child is sick, you want him or her to feel better as quickly as possible. You bundle him up, drive to the doctor's office and expect an antibiotic to get him back to his rambunctious little self....more>

Around Our Town: Fort Caspar Fun

Ghostly Adventures at Fort Caspar Museum

Calling all Ghost Hunters! Fort Caspar Museum and the Casper Area Paranormal Seekers are hosting "Ghost Tours of the Fort 2014" on Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th....more>

Around Our Town: Game and Fish

Upland Game Birds

Based on lek counts, sage-grouse numbers may have finally arrested their decline over the past 7 years as male lek attendance improved slightly in 2014 compared to last year....more>

Marriage and Family

Trying to Make Sense

Imagine a scene where two men are sitting in a boat out on a lake. The day is nice, sunny and calm....more>
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Cool Kid

Finding Joy, Challenge, and Purpose in Music and Other Activities: Micah Miller

by Gayle M. Irwin "There's a lot of different stuff I enjoy doing," 16-year-old Micah Miller stated....more>

Family Finance

Five Retirement Planning Activities for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, you've worked hard to create a successful enterprise. While it can feel challenging to set aside money for retirement while running a successful business, when you reach the golden retirement age, you'll be glad you did....more>

Gentle Virtues


My teenage son grabs a can of Lysol and heads to the bathroom. Household germs are not on his mind. He is on a mission to temporarily fix the bathroom fan....more>

Legally Speaking

Tragedy Turns Into a Commitment To Change

Daphne Izer's son Jeff and three of his teenage friends were killed when a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and slammed his 80,000-pound rig into their vehicle....more>

Around Our Town: Appreciating Our Veterans

Casper USO Show Tribute to Veterans

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Richard L. Young, Museum Manager ryoung@cityofcasperwy.com (307) 235-8462 Casper USO Show Tribute to Veterans Casper, Wyoming Fort Caspar Museum, the Fort Caspar Museum Association, ARTCORE, and the Wyoming Veterans' Memorial Museum are hosting a World War II-era USO Show at the Nerd Gas Hangar at the Casper-Natrona County Airport on Saturday, November 8, 2014....more>

Around Our Town: Library Events

Public Service Announcements: October/November Computer Classes at NCPL Would you like to learn a new software program or brush up on your computer skills? The Natrona County Public Library offers a variety of computer classes each month, free and open to the public....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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