Ellen Gerst, Casper Star-Tribune

Ellen Gerst

Casper Star-Tribune

Casper, WY, United States

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Past articles by Ellen:

The fallout from a deadly police shooting still ripples through Wyoming

Robbie Ramirez's death four years ago today sparked conversations about police reform and hiring practices, led to several notable departures and highlighted the need for accessible mental health services. → Read More

Casper Notebook: Goodbye and thank you

Friday was my last day at the Star-Tribune, and I wanted to take the time to say thank you. → Read More

Early voting in Wyoming opens today

Voters can now cast absentee ballots or vote early at the old county courthouse. → Read More

Settlement reached for Illinois trucker hit on I-80

The settlement was finalized in July, nearly four years after the accident. → Read More

Lawyers opposing abortion ban: Keep lawsuit questions in lower court for now

Should the high court get involved now in a lawsuit over Wyoming's abortion ban? The plaintiffs in the case say no. → Read More

Wyoming prisons struggle to attract staff due to low wages, high demands

The state penitentiary in Rawlins is understaffed by about 70 positions. The prison in Torrington has 40 vacancies. → Read More

Torrington prisoner serving murder sentence dies

Donald Souter was convicted of first-degree murder in Washakie County in 1982, receiving a life sentence. → Read More

Wildfire east of Midwest reaches 1,800 acres

The fire ignited this morning and has already charred 1,800 acres. → Read More

Officers shoot, kill man after he fires on them, Casper police say

Casper police say the officers shot and killed a man after he fired upon them during a foot chase at McKenzie Lake Park. → Read More

Wyoming Supreme Court confirms Gerry Spence ousted from Trial Lawyers College board

Gerry Spence has been handed a rare loss. → Read More

Park County jail accused of denying access to legal publications for prisoners

A magazine and book publisher is suing Park County sheriff’s officials over the jail’s mail policy. → Read More

Former Wyoming prisoner releases critical thinking book

The book, “Think Straight,” is a self-proclaimed “owner’s manual for the mind." → Read More

Man charged with murder in double homicide investigation

Luke Thomas Young, 26, is accused of killing Acacia Colvin and Kameron Young Johnson on Aug. 9. → Read More

Election results: Natrona County local races

Here's a rundown of results for all Natrona County races. → Read More

High voter turnout in Natrona County largely spurred by votes against Cheney

As they waited in long lines at the polls, many voters said they came specifically to vote Liz Cheney out of office. → Read More

It's election day in Wyoming: Here's what you need to know

Eyes around the state — and around the nation — will be watching the race for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat. → Read More

Wildfire near Casper neighborhood evacuates residents, out at 16 acres

No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported. Residents in the area were evacuated for a time. → Read More

Judge to decide Wednesday whether to extend halt to Wyoming abortion ban

The same judge who blocked Wyoming's abortion ban will rule on whether to extend that pause amid a legal challenge. → Read More

Wyoming wildfires increase containment

The Fish Fire near Sundance is at 44% containment, and the Sugarloaf Fire near Laramie Peak is at 31% containment. → Read More

Candidates vy for four open seats on Casper City Council

Voters are set to narrow the field of Casper City Council candidates during the Aug. 16 primary. → Read More