Katie King, Casper Star-Tribune

Katie King

Casper Star-Tribune

Casper, WY, United States

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Past articles by Katie:

Mills Town Council votes to cut fire department

Due to budget restraints, the Mills Town Council decided this week to cut the town's fire department down to administration only, resulting in the loss of nine firefighting jobs. → Read More

Casper City Council approves plan for new dog park

Plans for a new off-leash dog park in Casper are officially moving forward. → Read More

Casper City Council to revisit tax issues that fell flat in the Wyoming Legislature

It seems like the state’s legislative session just wrapped up. But the Casper City Council is already preparing for the next one. → Read More

Rotary Club of Casper nixes plan to add parking at Rotary Park

Amid public backlash, the Rotary Club of Casper has halted plans to expand parking at Rotary Park. → Read More

Casper City Council nixes sidewalk cafes on public property

A longstanding question of whether the city should allow downtown restaurants to use public sidewalks for outdoor seating came to a close Tuesday at the Casper City Council’s work session. → Read More

Local Methodist leaders discuss church's future

Bishop Karen Oliveto clearly remembers the moment she felt her call to ministry. → Read More

Residents ask Natrona County Commission to halt Rotary Park parking project

About a dozen citizens urged Natrona County’s leaders this week to hit the brakes on a potential project to increase parking at Rotary Park. → Read More

Backwards Distilling Company settles on location for downtown Casper tasting room

Backwards Distilling Company, a Mills establishment that produces gin, rum, vodka, moonshine and whiskey, hopes to open a satellite tasting room in the former Bamboo Spa Salon along South Wolcott → Read More

A plan to increase parking at a popular Casper Mountain park is causing concern

Gravel crunched under Douglas Irvine’s boots as he walked up to the entrance of Rotary Park in Natrona County on Thursday afternoon. → Read More

After shooting at hospital, city manager calls on city to review safety protocols

In the aftermath of a shooting at Wyoming Medical Center, the city of Casper plans to conduct a safety review of its own facilities. → Read More

Mills library to close Friday, but could reopen this summer

The Bob Goff Memorial Library in Mills will shutter its doors at the end of Friday, but the town’s leaders hope to reopen the facility this summer. → Read More

City Council moves forward with effort to unfreeze city wages

Casper’s leaders decided earlier this month that it was time to reverse the city wage freeze. At Tuesday’s work session, the City Council informally approved a budget amendment that will → Read More

Casper Events Center receives positive audit after earlier accounting issues

The Casper Events Center’s annual audit alarmed city leaders last year — but this year’s report is far more favorable. → Read More

Mayor's council to give a voice to Casper residents with disabilities

A cluster of rocky gravel covered two slabs of sidewalk along Casper’s South Ash Street on Friday afternoon. It looked harmless enough — but not for those using wheelchairs. → Read More

Casper City Council preparing to set city budget

Budget-setting season is almost upon us. In preparation, the Casper City Council will be reviewing city departments’ capital improvement plans at Tuesday’s work session. → Read More

New state office building progressing on schedule; meeting to be held April 3

There’s no need to grab the ribbons and scissors just yet. The new state office building in Casper is still years away from being built — but one local lawmaker → Read More

Plans for Casper's next dog park up in the air

Casper’s new off-leash dog park might include a towering fence, landscaped pathways, playground equipment, canine hydration stations and a parking lot for visitors. → Read More

Natrona County Commission approves USA Trucking rezoning request

Despite objections from dozens of Mills residents, the Natrona County Commission approved a rezoning application from an oilfield transportation company at Tuesday’s meeting. → Read More

Wyoming Homeless Collaborative receives $52,000 for statewide study

The Wyoming State Department of Health and Human Services has provided $52,000 to the Wyoming Homeless Collaborative for a statewide study examining homelessness. → Read More

Casper City Council agrees to unfreeze wages

Casper’s city wage freeze is coming to an end. → Read More