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  • Events Roundup for Tuesday, January 16th, 2018Events Roundup for Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

    NCRW Monthly Luncheon 11:30 AM – 1 PM FireRock Steakhouse – 6100 E 2nd St, Casper, Wyoming 82609 Natrona County Republican Women will host a panel of Natrona County Legislators for their first meeting of the new year. Legislators on the panel will be Speaker of the House, Steve Harshman, Senator Jim Anderson, Representatives Joe MacGuire, Pat Sweeney, Jerry Obermueller and Chuck Gray. Please RSVP to ncrwmember@gmail.com on or before January 12, 2018. The cost will be $15. Wyoming Bootlegger Liquor: Tasting Tuesday- Grand Teton Distillery Wyoming Bootlegger Liquor- 240 W. First St, Casper, Wyoming 82601 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Tonight for our tasting we travel over the Tetons into Driggs, ID. We will taste Grand Teton Distillery’s vodka’s and bourbon. Best part…? Skipping Togwotee pass! Byron Grey’s StrangeCarnival at Backwards Distilling Company Backwards Distilling Company- 158 Progress Cir, Mills, Wyoming 82644 “Byron Grey’s StrangeCarnival – Your Year In Preview!” Jump into the new year with your closest friends by heading to Backwards Distilling Company for an evening of Trickery, Mystery, and all the Grey Areas in between! Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 Show begins at 7:30 Reservations are $15/person – tickets available NOW! Your evening of fun, magic, illusions, and genius cocktails awaits! There is even a rumor that free palm-readings are available! (You must be 21 to attend) Quicksilver at The Beacon Club in Mills, Wyoming 9 PM – 2AM Beacon Club- 4100 W Yellowstone Hwy, Casper, Wyoming 82644 Author Talk and Signing: George Trojan 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Natrona County Library- 307 E 2nd St, Casper, Wyoming 82601 Author George Trojan will discuss his memoir, “Too Young for the Times,” on Tuesday, January 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Trojan will recount his time living as a young man in Poland and Germany during WWII. The talk is free and open to the public. Copies of Trojan’s memoir will be available for purchase, which he will sign following his talk. Trojan is also a member of the library’s Wednesday Writers group, which meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. The post Events Roundup for Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • Obituaries: Underwood-Garduno, Smith, BrownObituaries: Underwood-Garduno, Smith, Brown

    Obituaries are published as a free service of Oil City. Obituary submissions can be submitted for consideration to News@OilCityWyo.com Karen Underwood-Garduno Karen Underwood-Garduno, 51, of Casper, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 3, 2018. She was born in Casper on August 1, 1966 to Elmer and Doris Underwood. Growing up, Karen attended Grant Elementary, Dean Morgan JH and NCHS. Karen was a single mother of three boys. She graduated from Casper College, and continued on to earn her Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Wyoming. After receiving her degree, she worked for Circle C Resources and was once awarded Employee of the Year. Later, she became a private Case Manager through the State of Wyoming. Karen had a heart of gold. At an early age she always knew she wanted a career helping others, and she worked very hard to achieve that dream. In 2013, Karen married the love of her life, Michael Garduno, and the two of them continued to raise her boys to adulthood. Karen loved the outdoors and rock-hounding for agates with her dog and kids. She was a loving, dedicated wife and mother, and family was everything to her. She would do anything within her power to help anyone who needed it. Karen was preceded in death by her mother, father, and one brother. She is survived by her husband, Mike, her loving sons Austin Hoffman, Nicholas Bunney and Tyler Bunney, step-children, Cheyenne Wheeler and Fennis Garduno, five grandchildren, two brothers, Richard Underwood of Casper and Terry Childers of Atascadero, CA, and sister Wendy Schulte of Casper. Karen will be dearly missed by her family. No funeral services will be held at Karen’s request. Roberta Jean Smith, courtesy of Bustard’s Funeral Home Roberta Jean Smith Roberta Jean Smith was better known as Nana or Bert by her friends and family. She was born to Robert William Covalt and Helen Lee (Speer) Covalt in Broadwater, Nebraska on May 10, 1933. Roberta married Walter Carl Smith of Norristown, Pennsylvania on December 23, 1954, in Minatare, Nebraska. They lived in many different places including Price, Utah; Powell, Wyoming; Melstone, Montana; Lander, Wyoming; Grand Junction, Colorado and Bar Nunn, Wyoming. After retirement they often spent winters in Arizona. Roberta was a devoted wife, loving mother, adoring grandmother, and new great-grandmother. She was a talented seamstress, a gracious hostess (especially around the holidays), and an avid cross-stitcher. She was a devoted Christian who was active in her church and passed that value on to her children. She had many opportunities to serve the Lord such as teaching Sunday school and Bible school, hosting potlucks, and helping with Bible camp. Roberta died of pneumonia at Wyoming Medical Center on January 6, 2018. She was 84 years old. Her passing was peaceful and she was surrounded by her family. They would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and housekeeping staff of the Wyoming Medical Center, who were thoughtful, kind and compassionate. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Carl Smith; her parents, Robert William and Helen Lee (Speer) Covalt; a sister, Shirley Goddard (Bud-deceased). She is survived by her sister Phyllis Goddard (Gordon-deceased); her children Wendy Smith; Robert Smith (Della) and their children: Heath and Wesley, and a great-grand child Isabella Grace Smith; Nancy Jo Garbutt, (Jim) and their children: Caleb, Kassidi, Benjamin, and Daniel. Services will be held at 1 PM on January 20, 2018 at Bar Nunn Baptist Church, 1401 Sunset Boulevard, Bar Nunn, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Evansville Fire Department. Please make checks out to Evansville Emergency Services, PO Box 158, Evansville, Wyoming 82636 or give it to a family member. Kenneth Brown, photo courtesy of Bustard’s Funeral Home Kenneth Brown Kenneth Brown died January 12, 2018 in Casper, Wyoming. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper. Kenneth L. Brown was born 1941 to Fred and Hazel Brown in Turtle Lake, North Dakota. He served in the United States Army 1960-1963 in Germany. On October 10, 1964 he married Murriel Schoenberg from Benedict, North Dakota. Kenneth worked road construction until 1969, then he went to work at the Pathfinder Mine in Shirley Basin, Wyoming, he was the mine foreman until he retired in 1998. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Murriel, daughters, Lowenda Allison, Laurie Rohrer, 3 granddaughters, Rachel, Ralyssa Allison and Taylor Rohrer. Also he is survived by 4 great grandchildren. Kenneth was an avid outdoorsman. He loved camping, elk hunting, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling. He will be dearly missed. The post Obituaries: Underwood-Garduno, Smith, Brown appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • Casper College basketball teams head to Western Wyoming CC on Wednesday - Casper Star-Tribune OnlineCasper College basketball teams head to Western Wyoming CC on Wednesday - Casper Star-Tribune Online

    Casper Star-Tribune OnlineCasper College basketball teams head to Western Wyoming CC on WednesdayCasper Star-Tribune OnlineCasper College's Chase Winchester sets up a play against Western Nebraska Community College on Jan. 8 at Swede Erickson Thunderbird Gym in Casper. Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. The Casper College basketball teams ...

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  • Casperites march for equality on MLK Day - Casper Star-Tribune OnlineCasperites march for equality on MLK Day - Casper Star-Tribune Online

    Casper Star-Tribune OnlineCasperites march for equality on MLK DayCasper Star-Tribune OnlineA man listens to a speaker on Monday during the Martin Luther King Jr. and Wyoming Equality Day celebration at First United Methodist Church in Casper. After a march through downtown and the program at the church, volunteers made their way to Wyoming ...MLK Jr./Equality draws marchers, calls for service (PHOTOS)Oil Cityall 2 news articles »

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  • State senate leader wants to address Wyoming opioid abuse - San Francisco ChronicleState senate leader wants to address Wyoming opioid abuse - San Francisco Chronicle

    K2 RadioState senate leader wants to address Wyoming opioid abuseSan Francisco ChronicleState senate leader wants to address Wyoming opioid abuse. January 15, 2018. CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — State Senate President Eli Bebout says opioid abuse in Wyoming will be one of his top priorities during the upcoming legislative budget session. The ...Bebout announces new priority ahead of budget session: addressing opioid abuse in WyomingGillette News Recordall 4 news articles »

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  • Bear Carving Stolen from South Cheyenne NeighborhoodBear Carving Stolen from South Cheyenne Neighborhood

    Cheyenne police are asking for the public's help in finding whoever stole a hand-carved wooden bear. Continue reading…

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  • Sheridan Native: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, Dream Still LivesSheridan Native: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, Dream Still Lives

    Hamid Khan is the deputy director of the Rule of Law Collaborative, an interdisciplinary center focused on international legal development issues. Continue reading…

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  • Man facing recommended charges of possession, insists he was illegally detainedMan facing recommended charges of possession, insists he was illegally detained

    A Casper man was arrested on recommended possession charges, after he became argumentative with police and was arrested. The suspected drugs were found on the man’s person, while being booked into jail. According to a Casper Police Department affidavit of probable cause, officers say that they responded to a home Hanaway Avenue for the report of an alarm. Police say that, upon arrival, they were able to detect and odor of marijuana coming from the home. While applying for  search warrant, officers made contact with one of the tenants of the home, identified in an arrest summary as 21-year-old Christian A Burns, of Casper. Burns was being described as agitated and upset, police saying that he was pacing back and forth and demanding he be released from detention. Police say that Burns demanded officers leave the home, and insisted that he was being unlawfully detained. Police report in an arrest affidavit, that Burns was not allowed to enter the home, to protect the integrity of suspected evidence, and for officer safety. Police say that Burns began yelling and stating that he would be entering the home, on grounds of illegal detention. He then reportedly asked officers what the repercussions would be if he entered the home, and police say they informed him that he would likely be arrested. Burns is reported to have begun walking towards the front door of his him, with police blocking his passage. Burns then is said to have attempted to reach around police to grab the front door knob. Burns was then arrested and taken into custody for a recommended charge of Interference With a Police Officer. Law enforcement reports that Burns was transported to the Natrona County Detention Center, where a search of his person revealed a small baggie of an unknown white powdery substance. The affidavit explains that a general screening test on the substance, showed a positive result for amphetamine-like compounds. Burns faces recommended charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine and Interference With a Police Officer. All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office. The post Man facing recommended charges of possession, insists he was illegally detained appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • Casper man arrested for possession, reportedly admits to selling marijuanaCasper man arrested for possession, reportedly admits to selling marijuana

    A Casper man is facing recommended possession charges, after police say that the smell of burning marijuana led them to the man’s apartment. According to an arrest affidavit, Christian F. Brimmer, age 20, was arrested and booked into jail during the early morning hours of January 14th.  Brimmer faces recommended charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana In an Amount Greater than Three Ounces, Controlled Substance Possession- Cocaine, and Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver. In official paperwork, officers say that they responded to Brimmer’s apartment on South David Street, after receiving reports of suspected drug use at the home. Police say that upon arrival, a strong odor of marijuana could be detected outside the apartment. Police followed their nose to the Brimmer apartment, and knocked. An arrest affidavit says that someone inside the apartment said that they were not dressed, and officers waited between 45 seconds to a minute before the door was opened. Police made contact with Brimmer and an adult female, Brimmer asking officers for a search warrant. Police report securing the residence while other officers obtained a search warrant for the home. At one point officers report Brimmer asking to use the restroom.  When police checked the bathroom, they say they found a plastic baggie, containing a powdery substance, floating in the toilet. After a search warrant was obtained for the residence, police seized the bag from the toilet, and report that the substance in the baggie tested positive for THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical compound in marijuana responsible for a euphoric high. The affidavit goes on to say that officers completed a search of the rest of the home, seizing numerous items of paraphernalia and controlled substances. Among the items reported found during the search was a large quantity of marijuana in plant form, weighing approximately 4.4 ounces. During questioning, police report that Brimmer stated that he had recently travelled to Colorado and had purchased marijuana for personal use, but also admit that he intended to redistribute portions to other individuals. Brimmer is reported to have told police that he commonly sold the marijuana in 1 gram quantities for $30, per gram. It was further reported that Brimmer told investigators that his clientele was approximately 5 proper, and that in 2018 he had distributed user quantities of marijuana on 10 separate occasions. When asked about the baggie in the toilet, police say that Brimmer admitted that the baggie contained BHO wax, a marijuana concentrate, and that he intended to flush the baggie before he opened the door to police. Brimmer is said to have claimed ownership of the raw marijuana and the BHO wax, saying that none of the contraband belonged to the adult female who was also found in the apartment. The search of the home also yielded a small baggie containing a white poser residue inside.  Officers field tested the baggie, which they report showed a presumptive positive result for cocaine. Police say that they seized other items with suspected cocaine residue from the house, as well. But did not elaborate in paperwork made immediately available to media. All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings. The post Casper man arrested for possession, reportedly admits to selling marijuana appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • Casper Economic Forecast ready to go Feb. 1 - Wyoming Business ReportCasper Economic Forecast ready to go Feb. 1 - Wyoming Business Report

    Wyoming Business ReportCasper Economic Forecast ready to go Feb. 1Wyoming Business ReportThe next panelist is entrepreneur and Casper native Jerad Stack, who in addition to being among the founders of the investor group Breakthrough 307, has 20 years' experience in enterprise software and is currently the entrepreneur in residence at the ...

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  • MLK Jr./Equality draws marchers, calls for service (PHOTOS)MLK Jr./Equality draws marchers, calls for service (PHOTOS)

    The Casper Wyoming Martin Luther King Jr./Wyoming Equality Day Celebration drew many marchers to Casper’s City Park, braving temperatures around 12 degrees, and windchill values below zero. Observation of the day kicked off al 11:00 am, January 15, 2018, with a brief gathering and some statements from attendees. Gatherers heard from representatives of the United Church of Christ (a sponsor of the event,) First United Methodist Church, and Interfaith. The march began, escorted by a rolling barricade from the Casper Police Department and an NCJS JROTC color guard, at 7th and Center streets. The march went North on Center, before turning east on 2nd Street, and finally ending at the First United Methodist Church, near the Natrona County Library. Marchers stamping their feet and breathing into their hands to fight off the cold, were invited to warm themselves in the church with Hot Chocolate, free t-shirts, and stickers. In the church marchers had an opportunity to visit with representatives of ServeWyoming, for volunteer opportunities, sign a pledge of non-violence, and hear from several speakers. Casper’s recently elected Mayor, Ray Pacheco, was present at the event, giving a speech that called on the citizens of Casper to remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his call to service. Pacheco saying that King’s words and legacy endure, not just one day a year, but year round. Pacheco also read proclamations from city and state officials in recognizing the day. Casper’s Vice Mayor, Charlie Powell, and councilperson Jesse Morgan were also spotted among the crowd. Those gathered also heard from State Treasurer Mark Gordon, who similarly emphasized King’s call to service. After a rousing rendition of the Lennon-McCartney hit, Let it Be, by musicians from Casper’s United Church of Christ, the gathered group heard from Hamid Khan, Deputy Director of the Rule of Law Collaborative. Khan sharing a story of his family, who came to Wyoming from Pakistan, were able to prosper with hard work, and provided opportunities in education for Khan. He recalled attending law school and feeling the desire for service, and dedicated large swathes of his life to serving people both at home and in war torn regions of the Middle East. Participants and speakers gathered at Casper’s City Park before the march. (Trevor T. Trujillo) A volunteer offers Casper community member and Legislative member, Pat Sweeney, a hand warmer for the march. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Marchers bow their heads in prayer, before the march on Monday. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Members of the Natrona County High School JROTC program provided color guard duties for the event. A rolling barricade was provided by the Casper Police Department for marchers on Monday. Participants could march down Center street with the group. Others unable to march were taxi’d to the First United Methodist Church by bus. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Participants march down Center Street, for the Martin Luther King Jr./Wyoming Equality Day festivities. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Event speaker Hamid Khan joined marchers on Monday, before his keynote speech at First United Methodist Church (Trevor T. Trujillo) Marchers bundled up and carried signs down Center and 2nd Streets in Casper, braving low temperatures and sub-zero windchill values. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Marchers pass Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church on Center Street in Casper, during the observance of Martin Luther King Jr./Wyoming Equality Day. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Music, including many tunes by The Beatles, filled First United Methodist Church, as marchers came in from the cold temperatures. Music was provided by the Casper United Church of Christ. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Casper Mayor, Ray Pacheco, signs a ServeWyoming banner in the foyer of the First United Methodist Church, following Monday’s March. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Marchers listened to speeches from several speakers including Rev. Dee Lundberg, Emcee Brandon Kosine, Casper Mayor Ray Pacheco, ServeWyoming’s Shelly McAlpin, Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon, and Deputy Director of the Rule of Law Collaborative- Hamid Kahn. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Casper Mayor Ray Pacheco speaks to the crowd, inviting listeners to heed Dr. King’s call to service, all year round. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Marchers wait patiently, listening to music while others arrive, following Monday’s march (Trevor T. Trujillo) Hot cocoa was provided by the FUMC Youth Group, and was welcomed by several chilly participants. (Trevor T. Trujillo) Hamid Kahn delivers a keynote speech to the celebrators of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Kahn shared his family’s story, including life in Sheridan Wyoming, the hard work of his parents, and his personal call to service following law school. Kahn said that the call only became more acute, following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. (Trevor T. Trujillo) The post MLK Jr./Equality draws marchers, calls for service (PHOTOS) appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • K2 Radio News: Flash Briefing For January 15th, 2018 – EveningK2 Radio News: Flash Briefing For January 15th, 2018 – Evening

    WORLAND, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to keep Wyoming on daylight saving time year-round is back before the state Legislature. Continue reading…

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  • State Senate Leader Wants to Address Wyoming Opioid AbuseState Senate Leader Wants to Address Wyoming Opioid Abuse

    The Republican from Riverton says he believes Wyoming needs to start addressing the problem before it grows. Continue reading…

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  • More Than 40 Wyoming Air Guard Members Return From KuwaitMore Than 40 Wyoming Air Guard Members Return From Kuwait

    The airmen returned to the U.S. after a little more than two months of operations out of Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait. Continue reading…

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  • Wyoming oil revenue on increase, but huge shortfall remainsWyoming oil revenue on increase, but huge shortfall remains

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New revenue forecasts predict increasing oil patch activity in Wyoming will generate more tax revenue for the state’s depleted coffers. But the bump in oil tax revenue isn’t near enough to counter the current and expected continued decline in coal and natural gas revenue. The Wyoming Legislature meets next month to craft a new state budget while facing a huge revenue shortfall brought on by the downturn in the state’s mainstay fossil fuels industry. Wyoming’s public K-12 education system alone faces a more than $400 million deficit over the next two years. The new revenue forecast was presented Monday at the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee in Cheyenne. Committee co-chairman Republican Rep. Bob Nicholas, of Cheyenne, says the state still has a long way to go to cover its budget deficit. The post Wyoming oil revenue on increase, but huge shortfall remains appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • Wyoming Oil Revenue Rises, But Huge Shortfall RemainsWyoming Oil Revenue Rises, But Huge Shortfall Remains

    Wyoming's public K-12 education system alone faces a more than $400 million deficit over the next two years. Continue reading…

    K2 Radio / 17 h. 37 min. ago
  • Proposed Wyoming License Plate Targets Fatal CollisionsProposed Wyoming License Plate Targets Fatal Collisions

    The proceeds would fund overpasses, underpasses, fencing and signs along wildlife migration corridors. Continue reading…

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  • Recent Arrests (1/12/18-1/14/18)Recent Arrests (1/12/18-1/14/18)

    Here is a recap of recent law enforcement activity. All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office. Information is provided by the Casper Police Department. Recent Arrests and Jail Bookings Christian F Brimmer- Possession With Inent to Deliver, Controlled Sub Poss (x2) Steven R Brown- Hold for Probation and Parole Christian A Burns- Controlled Sub Poss Meth, Interference W/PO Lois R Dreiling- County Warrant/Hold for Agency, Fail to Appear, Domestic Battery, Aggravated Assault Martin J Goggles- County Warrant/Hold for Agency Scott H Jackson- Fail to Appear Joyce F Joran- Child Endangering With Drugs Uriah M Kraft- Domestic Battery Bo W McKinney- Hold for Probation and Parole Jonathan F Moniz- Disturbance-Breach of Peace Louis V Montoya Jr.- Malicious Mischeif Bobbi J Prosser- DWUI- Child Endangerment, Driver’s License Michael S Simmons- Criminal Warrant Brian T Skiles- DWUI, DWUS Trae M Wagar- Fail to Comply Jason L Whitney- Fail to Comply Sara S Wilson- Controlled Sub Poss, Under the Influence of Cont. Sub, Compl Aut Ins The post Recent Arrests (1/12/18-1/14/18) appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • Rock Springs Airport Gets New NameRock Springs Airport Gets New Name

    Board members say the move will benefit economic development efforts in the region by helping with business recruitment. Continue reading…

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  • Butterfly Ball In Casper For Pediatric Cancer ResearchButterfly Ball In Casper For Pediatric Cancer Research

    The event, an adult prom complete with a King and Queen competition, is a fundraiser for the Olivia Caldwell Foundation. Continue reading…

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  • Casper Woman Arrested for Endangering Child With MethamphetamineCasper Woman Arrested for Endangering Child With Methamphetamine

    Jordan's criminal history includes a shoplifting charge from December, as well as a charge of delivery and conspiracy to deliver meth from 2014, according to court documents. Continue reading…

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  • Casper Police Arrest Woman for Cutting GirlfriendCasper Police Arrest Woman for Cutting Girlfriend

    The victim told police she had cut her arm on a nail while fixing a fence. She repeatedly told officers that she was not suicidal. Continue reading…

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  • Hageman To Announce Run For Wyoming Governor TuesdayHageman To Announce Run For Wyoming Governor Tuesday

    Hageman says she wants to fight regulatory overreach and return to the principles the United States was founded upon. Continue reading…

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  • Cheyenne Police Cracking Down on SpeedersCheyenne Police Cracking Down on Speeders

    In an effort to curb speed-related crashes, Cheyenne police are stepping up their efforts to get drivers to slow down. Continue reading…

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  • Casper Woman Arrested for DUI With Child PassengerCasper Woman Arrested for DUI With Child Passenger

    Prosser was apparently intoxicated, according to the affidavit, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Continue reading…

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  • College offers make-ahead meals classCollege offers make-ahead meals class

    The Casper College Community Education Department is offering a class on make-ahead meals that will be offered on four different days. Taught by Karla Case, RD, LD, “Make-Ahead Meals” will inspire participants to plan and make-ahead easy and healthy meals that fit into a busy weekday schedule, according to Laura Ryan, community education specialist. Participants will learn about meal planning and preparation while they prepare five to six meals to take home and freeze during the two-hour class. The hands-on class will be offered on Tuesday, Jan. 23, Wednesday, Jan. 31, Thursday, Feb. 8, and Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost per person is $65, “which is less than $11 for each meal prepared during the class,” noted Ryan. Seating for each session is limited. For more information or to register call, the community education department at 307-268-3401. The post College offers make-ahead meals class appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • Residents grieve and commit to rebuilding after mudslidesResidents grieve and commit to rebuilding after mudslides

    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents of Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community on the Southern California coast. Mourners lit prayer candles and left flowers as a makeshift memorial for the victims after shedding tears, hugs and prayers during the vigil outside the Santa Barbara County courthouse. “I don’t know about you, but I’m scared of Mother Nature right now,” Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo told the attendees at the vigil. Bethany Harris, who lives in Santa Barbara, brought her two young sons to the vigil because she wanted to make sure they understood the impact the devastating storm has had on the community, she said. “We all know someone who has been affected by this,” she said. “We will heal together.” Before a moment of silence, Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams read out the names of each of the 20 victims. “Tonight, we need to mourn,” he said. “Our community is going through something it has never gone through.” Those at the vigil included the family of 30-year-old Pinit Sutthithepa, whose body was discovered Saturday afternoon. His 2-year-old daughter, Lydia, remained missing. His 6-year-old son, Peerawat, nicknamed Pasta, and his 79-year-old father-in-law, Richard Loring Taylor, also were killed in the mudslides. Family members said they were too distraught to speak. “This family is one of several that lost multiple family members,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said. “And we know that the suffering of those who knew and loved all of the victims is immense.” The list of those still missing in the mudslides has shrunk to four. In the disaster area, firefighters went door to door on Sunday to check the structural stability of the houses damaged by a powerful rainstorm that preceded the mudslides and scoured what’s left of toppled homes and mangled cars as they searched for the missing. Search and rescue operations ended Sunday and authorities transitioned to a search and recovery phase, Brown said. The move allows officials to release resources that are no longer needed and allow search operations to slow to a safer pace, he said. The storm sent flash floods cascading through mountain slopes that were burned bare by a huge wildfire in December. Workers used backhoes, jackhammers and chain saws to clear away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees. Crews have made it a priority to clear out debris basins and creek canals before another rainstorm. Long-range forecasts gave the crews about a week before the next chance of rain — and potential new mudslides — although the precipitation was expected to be disorganized and light. Another system was possible two days later. The mudslides on Jan. 9 ravaged the tony community, destroying at least 65 homes and damaging more than 460 others, officials said. They also forced the indefinite shutdown of U.S. 101, the only major freeway between Santa Barbara and points east. The rest of the community’s infrastructure also was damaged. Some streets were cracked in half, and authorities closed bridges and overpasses because they were unstable. Amtrak said it was adding rail cars to each of its five daily roundtrip trains between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to accommodate commuters grappling with the ongoing closure of U.S. 101. But despite the damage in the neighborhood, Montecito residents still have hope their community will recover. “They’re exhausted but they find ways to try to live life as normally as they can,” Williams said. The post Residents grieve and commit to rebuilding after mudslides appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • AP reporter recounts moments after Hawaii missile alertAP reporter recounts moments after Hawaii missile alert

    HONOLULU (AP) — It was a beautiful Hawaii morning: nice breeze, blue skies, birds chirping. Then terror struck. We were up early, my daughter and I, because this Saturday morning was her first day of ice skating lessons, a day we had been talking about and looking forward to for months. We were also having construction done in our Honolulu apartment, which sits atop a hill overlooking the Nuuanu Valley and, in the distance, Pearl Harbor. So, I had been frantically clearing out the living room and covering our things with sheets so they wouldn’t be smothered in sawdust. We got her skating clothes on and tacked up the living room, and I was just about to hop in the shower when, around 8:07 a.m., my phone started the aggressive, long pulsating tone that normally accompanies a flash flood or other warning. Emergency Alert: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” ___ EDITOR’S NOTE: Associated Press correspondent Caleb Jones was with his daughter at their Honolulu home when state emergency officials mistakenly sent out a cellphone alert warning of a missile heading for Hawaii. He recounts the panic that he, like other islanders, felt not knowing for several minutes if the threat was real. ___ “Not a drill?” I thought. I looked out over the valley toward Honolulu International Airport and Pearl Harbor and envisioned a nuclear blast spreading over the landscape and funneling up the Pali Highway and into my thin-walled home. It’s literally a direct line to the most likely military target. There was no concrete structure, no basement, not even an interior room that would make sense to wait in. I wasn’t prepared with water or food. I panicked. As a journalist, I knew what officials recommended. I have covered the drills, the warnings, the siren tests. According to emergency officials, it could take between 12 and 15 minutes for a missile to strike. I knew more than probably most people in Hawaii: Shelter in place, take cover, tune in and await instructions. But fight or flight kicked in. All the nuclear threat models that state officials run use Pearl Harbor and its adjoining military base as ground zero. I also knew there wouldn’t be any rush hour traffic on a Saturday morning. I chose flight, which in retrospect may have been the wrong decision. But maybe not. “We’re going,” I thought. I had 12 minutes to get my daughter out of the blast zone and over the mountain range. “Get your shoes on, we have to go,” I told the 7-year-old girl who I protect and cherish with my life. She asked why, and I first told her I wasn’t quite sure but we had to go. I was watching my clock. Eleven minutes. Around the same time I started making calls for work. After my daughter, my priority was informing the world about what was happening. Text messages started coming in from colleagues. Planning started happening. Calls were being made. Nine minutes. “What’s happening, Daddy?” she asked repeatedly. I decided to be honest and maintained a calm tone. “I don’t know yet, Honey, but you know the siren tests you had at school. It’s like that, and we just need to go somewhere safe.” “There’s a missile?” she asked, a question I never imagined my young daughter would have to ask. My plan was to make it to a Target in Kailua and shelter there. Plenty of food, strong structure, far from a likely ground zero. I had my laptop and everything I needed for work and figured I would be able to do my job and hopefully protect my daughter. We jumped in my car and drove away from Honolulu. Others had the same idea, it seemed. People were driving extremely fast away from the center of town, but traffic was still light enough that cars were flowing over the highway that connects the east side of Oahu to Honolulu. You could see the panic on people’s faces, blatantly using their cellphones while driving — something we’ve learned through hefty traffic fines not to do. I got to the top of the Pali Highway and to the other side of the mountain range pretty quickly, looking in my rear-view mirror to see if there was a mushroom cloud. By that time, one of my colleagues had gotten in touch with officials who told her it was a false alarm. She texted the news to me. Still, there was no official notice of an all-clear, and the people around me continued to panic. Once I knew we all weren’t going to die, my panic and fear for my daughter’s safety turned to energy to get the story out. I turned around and returned home, making calls along the way. Some calls failed as the wireless system became overwhelmed. We made it to her 9:30 a.m. skating lesson, in which she nailed the teacup maneuver and skated backward with her classmates. I interviewed other parents about what happened, sent in quotes and gathered some video. After her class, for the next eight hours, my daughter and I sat in the Associated Press bureau working to get the story out. She was visibly shaken but in good spirits. She made me and my colleagues laugh throughout the afternoon, scooting around on a rolling chair and asking over and over again if we could do something more fun. Today, as the sun rises over our view of Pearl Harbor, we feel relief that we can, indeed, do something more fun. After I write this story. The post AP reporter recounts moments after Hawaii missile alert appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • Events Roundup for Monday, Jan. 15Events Roundup for Monday, Jan. 15

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  • Obituaries: McFall, Arndt, Garcia, Richards, Booth, Miller, Barnes, KleinObituaries: McFall, Arndt, Garcia, Richards, Booth, Miller, Barnes, Klein

    Obituaries are published as a free service of Oil City. Obituary submissions can be submitted for consideration to News@OilCityWyo.com George William McFall George William McFall, age 80, of Casper, passed away January 12, 2018. George was born December 13, 1937 in Cody, Wyoming to Edwin and Estelle (Washer) McFall. George attended Natrona County High School and graduated in 1956. In 1965, he graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He was employed with the State of Wyoming as an Unemployment Investigator for more than 20 years before retiring. George attended Highland Park Community Church and was a member of the Masons. George was an avid fisherman and enjoyed bowling. In addition to his parents, George was also preceded in death by his brothers, Edwin McFall Jr., and Richard McFall, and his sisters, Estelle Hendon and Clara McGary. He is survived by his wife, Donna McFall, daughters, Shannon (Allan) MacDougall, Melody (Steve) Singer, Bonnie (Nate) Stratton, Tonya (Sean) Dapogny, sons, Daniel (Lauren) McFall, Steven McFall, James (Kara) Smith, sister, Barbara (John) Cochran of Houston, Texas, 17 Grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Newcomer Casper Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice in George’s memory. Roger William Arndt, Jr. Roger William Arndt Jr., photo provided by Bustard’s Funeral Home Roger William Arndt, Jr. (61) of Casper, WY formerly of Mason City, IA, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Wyoming Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1956 in Mason City, IA to Roger & Lily Arndt. He married Dianna Marie Girkin on July 18, 1987. Together they raised three children. Roger is survived by wife: Dianna, daughter: Angie (Jeremy) Hofland, Colfax, IA; and two sons: Michael (Emily) Arndt, Loveland, CO; Josh (Monica Vela) Arndt, Denver, CO; two grandchildren, Noah & Eli Osborne; his niece Kelly Sue (Kyle) Warden of Casper; great niece and nephew Lilyann and Jerrod Warden also of Casper. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, two sisters Linda & Rhonda Arndt and several aunts and uncles. Roger managed both KFC restaurants when he and Dianna moved to Casper in 1989. He then moved into the sales field in retail and media where he enjoyed meeting new people. He found his true calling in hospitality with corporate sales at the then Holiday Inn on the River. He worked his way into managing the MainStay Suites until his health forced him to retire in 2014. Through the years Roger was a member of the Masonic Temple, Shriners and Eagles, but the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held a special place in his heart. He joined the Casper Elks Lodge in 1990 and worked his way through the officer core, becoming Exalted Ruler in 2001 Grand Exalted Ruler District Deputy in 2012 and Wyoming Elks State Association Drug Awareness Chairman 2008-2014 giving the position up begrudgingly due to his failing health. One of Roger’s proudest moments in his Elk years was receiving The President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2008 from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Roger found a new leaf in life when he became a member of Highland Park Community Church where he was rebaptized in 2016. He said his purpose in life was to “Make People Happy!” He enjoyed greeting church members at the door, always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude no matter what life threw at him. Even after a recent leg amputation, he was determined to walk the halls of Wyoming Medical Center with Pastor Don spreading a positive message to those needing someone to cheer them up. Roger loved his family, his huge circle of friends, including his rugby buddies and north end neighbors, his Saturday morning coffee group, and his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes. He touched many people’s lives and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to U.S. Renal Care, Attn: Benevolent Fund, 1141 Wilkins Circle, Casper, WY 82601 to help Wyoming dialysis patients with travel and prescription expenses. A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, January 20th at 11 a.m. at the Casper Elks Lodge. Ruben Garcia Ruben Garcia, photo provided by Bustard’s Funeral Home Our loving husband, father Ruben Garcia passed away on January 11, 2018. Ruben was born in Worland, WY on February 13, 1954, to Manuel Garcia and Rebecca Reyes. He was raised in Worland, WY. He fell in love with his wife of 44 years to Caroline Solis Garcia in Ontario, OR. They were married on Nov. 25, 1977. Ruben loved the lord Jesus Christ with all his heart and he loves his family very much. Ruben’s wife and kids were the world to him. Ruben had a zest for life! He was optimistic, kind, loving and affectionate. Ruben could strike up a conversation with anyone and had the ability to make everyone feel special. He was an excellent landscaper and enjoyed building waterfalls. He loved bringing yards back to life. Ruben lived in Wyoming, Texas, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona and Idaho. He loved meeting new people and talking about life. Visiting family was an event he looked forward too. He loved telling stories and talking about Jesus. He loved making everyone laugh. He made everyone family. He called everyone mijo and mija. If you were called mijo or mija he loved you with all his heart. Ruben is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, and his 6 children, 18 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters. Sons, Angelo Garcia (Brandi), Priscilla Alonzo (Jose), Danny Garcia (Kimberly), Jenica Salazar (Cesar Jr), Kimberly Mangus (Shawn), Veronica Flores(Anthony). Grandchildren: Natesha, Ryde, Riley Garcia. Anzsalyke, Taezsa, Tavian Pacheco. Jaydn, Kyah Garcia, Lexoni Damino, Isaiah, Mya Salazar, Tayah Garcia, Tayler, Landon Mangus, Dmitri Lumbreras, Nevaeh, Chloe, Anthony Flores Serenity Guillen . Siblings Daniel (Priscilla) Garcia, Richard (Rita) GArcia, Cecielia (Hugo) Zavala, Jeannie (Thomas) Correa, Alex (Angela) Garcia, David (Janet) Garcia, Rachel (Hector) Flores, Sammy (Maria De La Luz) Garcia. Viewing for immediate family was held on Saturday January 13, 2018 in Casper. A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday January 16 at 5 pm at Victory Christian Center 967 N Highway 20 Worland, Wyoming. In Lieu of Flowers please consider making a love offering in his honor to his wife Caroline Garcia 1814 E 16th St Casper, Wyoming 82609. “REST WITH JESUS HONEY, DADDY AND GRANDPA” Judy K. Richards Judy K. Richards, photo provided by Bustard’s Funeral Home Judy K. Richards, 64, passed away on January 9, 2018 in Casper, Wyoming. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 12, 2018 at Bustard’s Reception Hall in Casper. JoAnne Irene Booth JoAnne Irene Booth, 87, passed away on January 1, 2018 in Mills, Wyoming. She was born on May 24, 1930 in Leechburg, Pennsylvania. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Memorial Gardens in Casper, the time is still pending. James “Jim” D. Miller James “Jim” D. Miller, 85, passed away on January 11, 2018 in Casper, Wyoming. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Casper with Pastor Barbara Frelsi officiating. Interment will be at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery immediately following the service with Military Honors accorded by the United States Navy Funeral Honors and the Natrona County United Veterans Council. Carol Jean “CJ” Barnes It truly pains us to announce the passing of Carol Jean Barnes (CJ), 49 years old of Cowley Wyoming. She was taken too soon from this life on January 4th, 2018 in Lovell Wyoming. Carol Jean was born April 1st, 1968 in Powell Wyoming to Edith & Edward Barnes of Cowley Wyoming. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and aunt. The extraordinary bonds and unconditional love she shared for her children stemmed from the deepest place within her heart, she was always there to support and encourage them. She was an intensely dedicated and caring sponsor, A valuable contribution to her community, and a friend to all who knew her. Carol had a bounty of love for her fur babies, horses, gardening, rock collecting, Nascar, football, bowling, and anything outdoors. She was married to Lance Wolfe for 11 years, worked for WYDOT for 15 years, and most recently was aspiring to become an accountant while studying in Powell at Northwest College.  Her enthusiasm and love for life will be dearly missed. Carol is preceded in death by her parents; Edith Jean Barnes (Cook), and Edward Raymond Barnes.
She leaves behind her daughter Della Rose Wolfe (Mason) of Gillette; son John Raymond Barnes (Aubree) of Casper; sister Renela Marie Barnes (mike); brother John Warren Barnes (Carolyn); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many more loved ones. A funeral service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cowley, WY January 11th. A remembrance celebration will be held on Sunday January 14th at the Holiday Inn Express in Casper – 4250 Legion Lane. Dress casually or come in her favorite colors, purple and orange. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Carols family will be there from 10am – 6pm. There will be a speaker at 1:00. This will be a time for sharing your favorite memories, remembrance, and honoring Carol Jean with her family and friends. The family is requesting monetary contributions for funeral expenses in lieu of flowers. Memories, messages for the family, and donations can be made at GoFundMe.com/CarolJeanBarnes. Cash donations for the family can also be made at Joshua’s storehouse. The heart remembers most what it has loved the best. We wish to thank you for the abundance of love and outpouring of support during this difficult time. Mary Lou A. Klein Mary Lou A. Klein, 69, of Sheboygan Falls, WI passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center with her loving family beside her. Mary Lou was born on November 30, 1948 in Oshkosh, WI a daughter to the late Benjamin L. and Loma J. (Froemming) Rule. She grew up in Oshkosh, graduating from Oshkosh High School in 1967. She graduated from Gateway Technical College in 1969 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. On February 5, 1972 she was united in marriage to Timothy Klein in Reno, Nevada. They resided in various areas of the country including Casper Wyoming where Timothy operated Klein Plumbing and Mary Lou was an LPN. She had also been employed as an LPN at Theda Clark in Neenah and medical facilities in Kenosha and Plymouth. Timothy preceded her in death on January 10, 2015. Mary Lou greatly loved and enjoyed her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. She had a special bond with her granddaughter, Veronica “Little Miss”. She also spent many hours visiting with shut-ins and enjoyed reading and knitting. Mary Lou was currently a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac and had formerly been a member at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Zion Lutheran Church in Oshkosh, Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Kenosha and Grace Lutheran Church in Casper, Wyoming. Mary Lou is survived by her children, Jennifer Foster of Sheboygan Falls, Mark (Cindy) Klein , Cindy (Gary) Garvin, Patrick Klein, all of Casper, Wyoming, Todd (Robbin) Klein of Powell, Wyoming and Brian (Lesa) Klein of Summerset, South Dakota; grandchildren, Veronica, Jordan, Jalen, Will, Matt, Jakob, Jessie, Ethan, Carly, Cory and Ben; a great granddaughter, London and her sisters, Judy (Mike) Elston, Bar Nunn, Wyoming and Nancy (Ron) Williams of Burlington, Wisconsin. Nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends further survive. Along with her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy, grandson, Joseph and granddaughter, Kesha. Private family services were held for Mary Lou at Ascension Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac, WI with inurnment to be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Oshkosh, WI. Memorials in Mary Lou’s name may be directed to the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center, W2850 State Rd 28, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085. Mary Lou’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the staff of the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice Center and Aurora Pallative Care and Rehabilitation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wittkoppfcs.com Wittkopp Funeral and Cremation Service of Plymouth, WI is serving the family. The post Obituaries: McFall, Arndt, Garcia, Richards, Booth, Miller, Barnes, Klein appeared first on Oil City News.

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  • King’s words still inspire nearly 50 years after his deathKing’s words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death

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