Updated 12/02/16 9:05 am MST.
Congratulations & Welcome to Our New Council Members!
Mayor Daniel Sandoval and the Casper City Council would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jesse Morgan, Amanda Huckabay, Todd Murphy, and Chris Walsh on their success in our recent City Council elections. The four newly elected Council members will be sworn in and officially take their seats on Council at the January 3, 2017, Regular Council Meeting, held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 200 N. David.
“City Council acts as a unified body tasked with governing the affairs of the City. The current City Council has worked a culture of inclusion and cordial discussion, and we hope to see that continued,” expressed Mayor Sandoval.
City leadership and staff welcome each of you to City Council!
• Public Skating on Friday December 2 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Casper Ice Arena will not be held due to hosting the Eddie McPherson High School Hockey tournament. Feel free to join us and watch the area’s top high school hockey players in action.
• Carbon Monoxide Safety: Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide. Please take a look at important carbon monoxide safety tips here.
Casper Fire-EMS Department would like to take a few minutes to discuss some
Holiday related fire safety tips. Below
are some statistics regarding home fires during the Holidays:
-Some type of electrical power strip
or lighting is involved in 35% of Christmas tree fires (Christmas tree safety flyer).
-Annually, fires that start with decorations account
for one civilian death, 41 civilian injuries, and $13.4 million in property
damage in the United States.
-20% of decoration fires start in
-38% of decoration fires are caused
of the story? Be very mindful to follow
manufactures directions for appropriate lighting, be conscious of where you
place your decorations in relation to heat sources such as candles, fireplaces,
and heaters, and always use candles cautiously, ensuring they are away from
flammables and completely out when you go to bed for the night or leave the
addition to these tips, please see the attached Holiday Safety flyer from the
National Fire Protection Association.
• Casper is named America's Most Charitable Destination! On November 9, 2016, Travelocity.com released a list of the most giving cities in the US and ranked Casper, WY at the very top. See the article here.
City Media Releases
• Opening day at Hogadon Basin is Saturday, December 3rd! Grab your gear and head up the mountain. More details here.
• Recreation Center Youth Holiday Camp: School will be out for the holiday break soon and the Casper Recreation Center has some great activities planned for elementary school age children. Learn more about the program here.
• Make handmade Christmas ornaments at the Fort Caspar Museum on Saturday, December 3, 2016. More information here.
• Casper Recreation Center to Host Kids Night Out on Saturday, December 10th from 4-7:00 pm. See the press release here.
• Bundle up for Casper’s most-beloved holiday tradition: “Candlelight Christmas at the Fort” on Saturday, December 3rd, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Fort Caspar Museum and its support group, the Fort Caspar Museum Association, again present this FREE, family-friendly event that will inspire warm memories that will last a lifetime. See the full press release here.
• Visit Fort Caspar Museum this fall and winter to participate in a variety of events and immerse yourself in their unique exhibits. The Fort Caspar newsletter can be seen here.
• Casper Troopers Material Wanted for Exhibit. Fort Caspar will be celebrating sixty years of the Casper Troopers with an exhibition to run in 2017 and 2018. More information here.
• It's Time to Move Recreational Vehicles Off of City Streets. The City of Casper Code Enforcement Department is asking residents to remove their RV's from City streets to avoid a notice of violation. See complete details here.
• Highland Cemetery closed Conwell gate permanently on Friday, November 4, 2016. Release here.
• Casper Recreation Center to host 1st annual "Dink the Halls" pickle-ball tournament on December 17th & 18th. Details here.
• Get involved in shaping Casper's future! The Generation Casper Comprehensive Plan is progressing and reaching out to members of the community through opportunity workshops, public events, surveys, and more. Don't miss your chance to share your ideas and vision for Casper. This plan will shape our community for generations to come. Join the virtual workshop here.
• Keep your neighborhood lit! With the days getting shorter, many Casper residents go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. While not enjoyable, this can make it easier to spot streetlights that are out or flickering. Streetlight outages are best reported to Rocky Mountain Power by visiting their website at www.rockymountainpower.net. See full details here.
• Skate with Santa at the Casper Ice Arena! Santa Claus will be stopping by the Casper Ice Arena on Saturday, December 17th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Celebrate the season by skating to holiday music, taking a sleigh ride, and visiting with Saint Nicholas. Admission is $4.00 and skate rental is FREE. Children four years old and under are FREE with a paid admission. Don’t miss out on all the holiday fun at the Casper Ice Arena. For additional information, please call (307) 235-8484 or visit www.casperwy.gov.
|| Estimated Completion
|School Walkability Project
||ADA ramp installation is now complete; currently
installing all flashing school zone signs. Contractor is Powder River Construction, Inc.
|Robertson Road North Pathway Project
||Design documents being reviewed by WYDOT.
|East 21st Street
This project is now
complete from Beverly St. to Glendale Ave. The project will be
put into winter shutdown on Nov.11th. Winter shutdown will run
from Nov. 11th to approx.April 1st. All streets will be open and
fully accessible during winter shutdown. Some waterline and concrete
replacements along with asphalt paving will be completed in the spring of 2017
between Glendale Ave. and McKinley St.
|Bryan Stock Trail Bridge
||This project is managed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). The City of Casper does not direct any of the engineering, construction, or project management. Please contact WYDOT with all questions at 307-473-3200. Construction being done by Hedquist Construction.
|15th & Elm Streets Improvements Project
||Phase A (Elm from 15th to 13th
and 12th to CY) has been completed. Phase B (15th
from Ash to CY) work will begin in the spring of 2017. Construction being done by Grizzly Construction, LLC.
|Fire Station #6
||Work is on schedule; installation of masonry veneer and interior metal framing are ongoing, HVAC ducting and spray foam insulation are installed; footing and foundation work is nearly complete with exception of generator screen wall and monument sign. Updated photos here. Construction being done by Caspar Building Systems.
Wood framing, interior stairs, and main parking grade entrance
concrete are finished; fire suppression tank has been vented; and metal roof over administration
office and kitchen is installed. Construction team is working in full-force every day. Projected scheduled date for the
lodge to be enclosed for winter construction is the week of November 21. New pictures here.
|Kelly Walsh Swimming Facility
||Pool will not meet the deadline of September for the scheduled swimming competitions. Competitions have been moved to Glenrock.
|Kelly Walsh High School
||Dedication ceremony occurred August 22, 2016. Completion of the total project should be within 18 months.
|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.