Nick Balatsos, Casper Star-Tribune

Nick Balatsos

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Past articles by Nick:

Former Douglas teacher bound over on sexual assault charge

The criminal case against former Douglas special education teacher Katie Marcus, who is accused of having sex with a student, is moving forward, according to recently filed court documents. → Read More

Teacher accused of having sex with a student speaks out

Former Douglas special education teacher Katie Marcus says that being arrested eight months ago for allegedly having sex with a student — and the experiences that followed — have only → Read More

Casper City Council selects new member

The Casper City Council selected a new Ward 2 representative Wednesday, appointing Scott Miller, an assistant human resources director at Casper College, to replace former Councilman Craig Hedquist. → Read More

One dead, two injured in three-vehicle crash outside Casper

A 65-year-old Worland man died Tuesday night and two others were injured in a three-vehicle crash about 25 miles west of Casper. → Read More

New school year means new curriculum for Natrona County School District

CY Middle School math teachers Sarah Willis and Mike Carlson used to have a problem teaching sixth grade. But it wasn't just their problem -- it was something all math → Read More

Campbell County School District votes to implement dual-language immersion program

Campbell County School District trustees voted unanimously recently to implement a Spanish dual-language immersion program at one of their new schools. → Read More

Dozens show up to support proposed Casper charter school

A long line of parents implored Natrona County School District trustees at a public hearing earlier this week to bring The Guild Charter School to Casper. → Read More

Casper City Council announces applicants to fill Hedquist spot

Fifteen candidates are seeking a spot on the Casper City Council that was vacated recently by Councilman Craig Hedquist, city officials announced Monday. → Read More

Number of college students enrolling in income-based repayment programs is on the rise, new data shows

Laura Smith took the long way to graduation. The path wasn't lined with gold, she quickly found, but with promissory notes. → Read More

CAP spending raises eyebrows at city meeting

A financial report from the Community Action Partnership, or CAP, raised eyebrows during a City Council work session last week. → Read More

UW committee to launch presidential search next week

A group representing the University of Wyoming community will meet next week for the first time to begin searching for the school's next president. → Read More

Library Board establishes hiring timeline for new director

The Natrona County Public Library could have a new boss as soon as January. → Read More

State Board denies charter school Cheyenne exemption request

The Wyoming State Board of Education last week denied a charter school's application for exemption from laws related to attendance and teacher employment. → Read More

Natrona County Library Board does about-face, opens meeting to public

The Natrona County Library Board has decided to allow members of the public to attend a meeting to talk about the qualities the board will be looking for in the → Read More

Coal downturn clouds school funding outlook

For the past 13 years, Wyoming's energy boom translated into a similar boom in school construction. → Read More

Groups seek money for educational development

Two groups are asking the Wyoming State Board of Education for almost $348,000 to support professional development for teachers and administrators. → Read More

Natrona County Public Library hires search firm, plans to hold private meeting next week

Members of the Natrona County Public Library board of trustees will meet behind closed doors next week to discuss the qualities wanted in the next library director. → Read More

Wyoming officials kill draft to make all student emails private

Wyoming lawmakers this week killed a controversial proposal that would have made all college student emails private. → Read More

Fire burns 'several hundred' acres near Bar Nunn

A grass fire broke out Monday afternoon in Bar Nunn, sending a thick plume of smoke into the air from the west side of town and forcing many residents to → Read More

Mandarin arrives at CY Middle School

CY Middle School has nixed teaching German this year in exchange for a Mandarin program that administrators hope will make students more competitive in what they call an increasingly global → Read More