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  • Making it on your own in Wyoming

    Jordan Smith, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 23, 2024

    CASPER — How much does a single parent with one preschooler and one school-age child need to make in Wyoming to live comfortably, provide for basic needs and survive without public or private assistance? The answers are nuanced and vary by county. But the Wyoming 2024 Self-Sufficiency Standard, released by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation in partnership with the Wyoming Community Foundation and the Wyoming Council for Women, tries to provide those answers. The self-sufficiency standard was created at the University of Washington and is an upd...

  • Will the gates open again?

    Jordan Smith|Sep 21, 2023

    Hell’s Half Acre, an area west of Casper known for its geologic landmarks, could see long-shut gates open to the public once more. A committee composed of the Natrona County Parks and Rec- reation Department, Visit Casper and subcommittee members of the Natrona County Outdoor Rec Collaborative wants to reopen the Hell’s Half Acre trailhead and restore the interior for tourists. It estimates that the project will cost about $200,000. The money will come from grants, the committee stated. They plan to apply for funding starting in October, though...