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red arrow  •  Recreational Outdoor Burning: Casper Fire-EMS would like to inform citizens of Recreational Outdoor Burn Guidelines and remind everyone that fireworks are ILLEGAL to possess and/or use within Natrona County.

red arrow  •  Community Promotions for Local Non-Profit Organizations: City Council has set aside funds in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget to be used by local non-profit organizations and community groups for programs and events that benefit our community.  Applications are being accepted until 3:00 pm on July 15, 2016.  More information here.

red arrow  •  Casper Police Department will have additional officers out this 4th of July weekend looking for impaired drivers.  Enjoy the celebrations, but make sure you have a designated driver.

red arrow  •  Register your hive!  It's mosquito season and Natrona County Weed and Pest is fogging for mosquito control.  To help protect urban bee hives, Natrona County Weed and Pest and the City of Casper are asking urban bee keepers to register their hives.  Please register your hive by visiting the City's website or by calling Natrona County Weed and Pest at (307) 472-3331
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Events

red arrow  •  Guns & Hoses Blood DriveSupport your local First Responders and donate blood on Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  Your donations help save lives.  Call (307) 237-2328 to schedule your appointment.  All donors will receive a 2016 Guns & Hoses t-shirt.

•  Skate All Day at the Casper Ice Arena from July 5 - July 8, 2016, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Admission is $6.00 and skate rental is FREE.  Participants can come and go throughout the session and skating tutors are available for $3.00 each.  Children four years old and under are FREE with a paid admission.  Call (307) 235-8484 or visit www.casperwy.gov for more information. 

•  Fireworks Festival 2016: Tickets are on sale now at the Casper Events Center Box Office or online!  The biggest show in the sky will be held Monday, July 4th, on the grounds of the Casper Events Center.  Gates open at 5:00 pm with vendors, food, fun, and the Budweiser Beer Garden along with live music.  The show will start at approximately 10:00 pm.  Please park in designated parking spaces only.

  Fort Caspar Museum has a lot going on this summer!   It is a Blue Star Museum and is offering free admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Visit the Fort Caspar website here.

  The Wyoming Eclipse Festival has hired Anna Wilcox to plan a four-day festival surrounding the total solar eclipse happening in Casper on August 21, 2017.  Ms. Wilcox's office is located at the Casper Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

Issues

•  Open Application for Retail Liquor License
: the City of Casper will be accepting applications for a retail liquor license from June 1 - June 30, 2016.  This liquor license will be restricted to the downtown area, it will be assigned to a location, and it will not be transferred from this location.  Filing forms are available online at
http://casperwy.gov/ or by calling (307) 235-8400.

•  Don't Clutter the GutterThe City would like to remind residents to mulch grass clippings onto lawns.  Read the news release for additional information.
.  Applicants can also call for more information.

  Admission fees for City pools are outlined here.

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Rising water levels in waterways and rivers are pushing or spilling over their banks with fast-moving water due to snow melt and heavy spring rains.  Please be cautious!  Stay on higher ground out of the flow of water and do not walk through moving water.  Six inches of water can cause a person to fall.  Keep children and animals away from streams, drainage ditches or viaducts, storm drains, and flooded areas.


City Projects

Project Title/Desc.       Status  Estimated Completion
Country Club Road Final paving will be installed from 12th-15th Streets by mid-July with intermittent closures.  Construction being done by Ramshorn Construction. July 2016.
Waterline Replacement Project David Street and Valley Road sites are substantially complete.  Final clean-up is occurring.  Waterline replacement continues on East 8th Street. Early August 2016.
West Yellowstone Highway & Walnut Street Reconstruction Contractor has finished all underground work on Yellowstone and continues work on concrete sidewalk and curb and gutter.  Yellowstone is scheduled to be paved in late June.  Contractor will then start on Walnut Street between Midwest and Yellowstone. September 2016.
Robertson Road Pathway Extension  Project includes installation of a new 10-foot wide concrete pathway to be constructed along Robertson Road from Squash Blossom Road north to the City of Casper’s growth boundary (approx. 3500 linear feet). Design is complete with easement negotiations ongoing. Scheduled to be bid out spring of 2016 with construction to be done this summer.
East 21st Street Concrete placements are ongoing through July moving west between Beverly and McKinley Streets; waterline replacements will take place mid-July through mid-September; final paving will occur in late September or early October; closures will be intermittent.  Construction being done by Hedquist Construction. October 2016.
Bryan Stock Trail Bridge In cooperation with WYDOT, the bridge over the North Platte River at Bryan Stock Trail will be rehabilitated.  Work will continue throughout the spring and summer.  Currently travel is restricted to one lane; construction being done by Hedquist Construction. October 31, 2016.
15th & Elm Streets Improvements Project  Work is anticipated to begin July 2016. End of October 2016.
Fire Station #6 Construction has begun; located on the corner of Iris Street and Valley Drive west of the Paradise Valley swimming pool; construction being done by Caspar Building Systems.  April 2017.
Hogadon Lodge Approximately 70 yards of concrete were poured on June 27, 2016, for the foundation of the new lodge (picture); cement pour for the first wall is scheduled to occur after the 4th of July holiday.   October 2017.
     


Community Projects

Project Title/Desc.     

Status

Estimated Completion

Verizon Store Near Kohl's at 5121 East 2nd Street. Summer 2016.
Candlewood Suites Next to the new Denny's in east Casper. Summer 2016.
Poplar Street Interchange Repair project of the Poplar Street interchange on I-25 will begin March 14, 2016; traffic will be restricted to 3 lanes.  June 30, 2016.
Marriott Residence Inn Next to Home Depot. Summer 2016.
Granite 650  Apartment complex west of Hat Six Road. Summer 2016.
Pheasant Ridge Apartments Located at 8th & Beverly. Summer 2016.
Chipotle Restaurant Broke ground June 2, 2016, to begin construction of a 2,680 square-foot building at 4900 East 2nd Street.  More . . . Fall 2016.
Kelly Walsh Swimming Facility Construction started Spring 2016. Spring 2017.
David Street Station Civic space located at corner of W. Yellowstone and David Streets; 43,000 square -foot outdoor facility for ice-skating, farmer's markets, concerts, etc.  See the new website for more information.



 

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