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Green River bus driver calls it quits after 51 years

Green River bus driver calls it quits after 51 years

CASPER, Wyo. — Rudy Gunter will spend this weekend like he has countless others in late February, at the Casper Events Center watching the Wyoming State High School Wrestling Championships. There, the 73-year-old Gunter will reunite with old friends and cheer for his hometown team — the Gree…

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Casper Events center gets revamp

The Casper Events Center was a patchwork of navy, burgundy and slate gray Tuesday as crews moved crates across the arena’s cement floor, setting up the next section of seats to be replaced.

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Flag carriers master horsemanship to honor CNFR sponsors

Flag carriers master horsemanship to honor CNFR sponsors

CASPER, Wyo. — Eight female riders bearing flags of the College National Finals Rodeo’s national sponsors galloped past spectators Tuesday in the first night performance of the week. The quarter horses traversed the length of the arena and came to a stop in a line formation.

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Some College National Finals Rodeo contestants study the animals

Some College National Finals Rodeo contestants study the animals

CASPER, Wyo. — Some 72 hours before she started competing, College National Finals Rodeo contestant Chelsea Carroll had tied 56 goats without riding her horse, which is the typical start to goat tying. Her coach watched the practice runs from the stands, took notes on an iPad and emailed the…

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Art symposium inspires Wyoming high school students

Art symposium inspires Wyoming high school students

CASPER, Wyo. — The words “inspiration and imagination” are how Evanston High School sophomore Sydney Jordan summarized the annual showcase of more than 5,000 artworks from Wyoming high school students.

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Downtown projects slowly becoming reality

Downtown projects slowly becoming reality

CASPER, Wyo. -- Casper native Chris Woodward lives in Denver and occasionally returns to the city to visit family. He likes to visit area attractions and events but doesn’t always hear about them, a problem he thought could be remedied by additional signs.

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Gillette teen shows true sportsmanship on the mat

Gillette teen shows true sportsmanship on the mat

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Sometimes life isn't about winning or losing.

March 07, 2013 11:55 pmLoading…
Tea Party promoters pass through Casper

Tea Party promoters pass through Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — When Dave Hettinger helped organize the Casper Tea Party movement in 2008, he liked the fact that no one was in charge. He and other members wanted a change from the Bush administration. He said he’s not hard left or hard right. He just wants a president who will do what’s bes…

September 28, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Casper City Council divvies up $5.5 million in excess money

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, the Platte River Parkway and a youth boxing center could benefit from excess city funds provisionally allocated Tuesday.

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Wyoming Hunting and Fishing Expo set in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — The 15th annual Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Hunting and Fishing Expo will be held Sept. 13-15 at the Casper Events Center.

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Coaching is a labor of love in college rodeo

CASPER — Casper College rodeo coach Tom Parker delivered a handful of $20 bills to roughstock riders Justin Moldaschel and Zach Phillips during Saturday's College National Finals Rodeo contestant check-in at the Casper Events Center.

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Consultants share Casper community plan, take public comment at final meeting

Community Builders Inc. consultants shared the results of 17 focus groups held throughout the past month and took public comments last week at the Casper Events Center. They summarized the study results thus far at the last information-gathering meeting in the process of creating a strategic…

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Man accidentally shoots self outside Casper Events Center

CASPER, Wyo. -- A man accidentally shot himself in a car outside the Casper Events Center on Friday, police said.

April 16, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Happy concert promoter considers another big country act in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — Nearly all of the Reba McEntire fans who are in central Wyoming heard her "All the Women I Am" show Friday.

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Wyoming State Marching Band Festival rocks Events Center

CASPER, Wyo. — Fifteen high school marching bands and the University of Wyoming Western Thunder Marching Band rocked the Casper Events Center on Saturday at the annual Wyoming State Marching Band Festival.

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Cowboy church

Cowboy church

Cowboys bow their heads in prayer during a church service after Wednesday night's College National Finals Rodeo performance. Church services are held nightly outside the Casper Events Center.

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Cowboys head for church after College National Finals Rodeo

Cowboys head for church after College National Finals Rodeo

CASPER, Wyo. — Christian country songs pulse through a pair of speakers wired up in a blue and white striped revival tent set up on the parking lot outside the Casper Events Center.

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Kent Crouch tries on a hat

Kent Crouch tries on a hat

Kent Crouch, rodeo coach at Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas, right, tries on a hat at Western Tradition's kiosk in front of the Casper Events Center while his son Payson, 11, waits on Saturday.

June 13, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming High School Art Symposium

Wyoming High School Art Symposium

Jakob Weyer, a junior at Wright High School, hangs up a classmate's photo in the annual Wyoming High School Art Symposium at the Casper Events Center on Thursday afternoon. About 500 Wyoming students are showing art at the event, which runs through Saturday.

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With rebuilt MetraPark arena comes concert marketing opportunities

With rebuilt MetraPark arena comes concert marketing opportunities

Better sound, cleaner seats, more bathrooms. MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena is spiffied up and nearly ready for its grand opening June 19, one year after a Father’s Day tornado ripped the roof off.

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