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In classrooms, welding shops, fairgrounds, river safety advocates on the move

In classrooms, welding shops, fairgrounds, river safety advocates on the move

CASPER, Wyo. — Out on 7 Mile Road west of Casper, D & H Welding crews are ready to apply forest-green paint to the first of five life jacket racks.

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D & H Welding River Safety

D & H Welding River Safety

Owen Larson mixes paint while working on a large steel rack which will be used to hold donated life jackets along the North Platte River on Wednesday at D & H Welding in Casper. D & H employees donated their time to make the racks, which many hope will help make the North Platte Rive…

November 01, 2014 9:48 pm
River advocates ask for patience during upcoming construction

River advocates ask for patience during upcoming construction

CASPER, Wyo. — The sun was just cresting the clouds skirting Casper’s eastern horizon early Friday, but the Morad Park parking lot was already filling up.

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Casper council candidates support rapids, offer safety alternatives

Casper council candidates support rapids, offer safety alternatives

CASPER, Wyo. — Candidates for Casper City Council unanimously agree that ripping out the North Platte whitewater park is not the solution to making the river a safer place.

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Casper threatened with whitewater lawsuit after boy dies in river

Casper threatened with whitewater lawsuit after boy dies in river

CASPER, Wyo. — The 8-year-old boy rescued from the North Platte River two weeks ago sat at his father’s side during Tuesday’s Casper City Council work session. After prompting from his dad, Troy Bray, his eyes shifted from his shoes to the council members.

August 26, 2014 7:25 pm Photos

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Officials pull child's body from North Platte

Officials pull child's body from North Platte

CASPER, Wyo. — Officials found the body of 11-year-old Alex Cressy about 5:45 p.m. Thursday, three full days after the child was swept into the North Platte River.

August 15, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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River Search

River Search

Casper police and Natrona County Sheriff’s deputies search for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in the North Platte River on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 in Casper. The boy and and his 8-year-old brother were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger br…

August 12, 2014 7:26 pm
Search for boy in river: 'Sunup to sundown, we'll always be searching'

Search for boy in river: 'Sunup to sundown, we'll always be searching'

CASPER, Wyo. — A portrait of Alex Cressy sits on the bank of the North Platte River where the 11-year-old boy went missing Monday afternoon.

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River Search

River Search

Casper Fire-EMS swimmers search for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in the North Platte River on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 in Casper. The boy and an 8-year-old friend were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger boy. (Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune)

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River Search

River Search

Natrona Count Sheriff’s deputies search for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in the North Platte River on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 in Casper. The boy and an 8-year-old friend were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger boy. (Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune)

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River Search

River Search

People watch from the shore during a search for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in the North Platte River on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 in Casper. The boy and an 8-year-old friend were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger boy. (Alan Rogers, Star…

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River Search

River Search

A Casper Fire-EMS swimmer searches for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in the North Platte River on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 in Casper. The boy and an 8-year-old friend were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger boy. (Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune)

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River Search

River Search

A Wyoming Game and Fish Department officer searches for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in the North Platte River on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 in Casper. The boy and an 8-year-old friend were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger boy. (Alan Roge…

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River Search

River Search

Natrona Count Sheriff’s deputies search for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in the North Platte River on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 in Casper. The boy and an 8-year-old friend were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger boy. (Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune)

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River Search

River Search

Casper Fire-EMS personnel search at sunset for 11-year-old Alex Cressy who went missing in the North Platte River on Monday in Casper. Cressy and an 8-year-old boy were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger boy. Authorities initially reported th…

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River Search

River Search

Casper police and Natrona County Sheriff’s deputies search for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in the North Platte River on Monday in Casper. The boy and an 8-year-old friend were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger boy.

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River Search

River Search

A Wyoming Game and Fish Department officer searches for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in the North Platte River on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 in Casper. The boy and an 8-year-old friend were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger boy. (Alan Roge…

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North Platte River search

North Platte River search

Police and firefighters search the North Platte River for a missing 11-year-old boy. 

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River Search

River Search

Casper police and Natrona County Sheriff’s deputies search for an 11-year-old boy who went missing Monday in the North Platte River in Casper. The boy and and his 8-year-old brother were swept away by the current while swimming. Bystanders were able to rescue the younger brother.

August 11, 2014 8:06 pm

Man dies after raft tips in North Platte

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Authorities say an Albany County man has died after a raft capsized on the North Platte River in Carbon County.

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