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Dream In Style

I have to say, it was alarming to see two bulldozers moving material in the main channel of the North Platte River just below the Poplar Street Bridge a few weeks ago. This part of the river has always been a source of mild interest for me. Like many of the fly fishermen who fish out of Casper, my…

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Everything You Need to Know About Hogadon

Incase you hadn’t noticed, it snowed. A lot. Which can only mean one thing… it’s time to dust off your skis, snowboards and boots because Hogadon Basin Ski Area will be opening very soon. As one of Casper’s many jewels, we are just as excited as you are for opening day. But before you get too…

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Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season always seems to sneak up on us. Once day you’re eating turkey and watching football, and the next day it’s Christmas Eve and you’re trying to handcraft all your gifts because the mall is closed and still have shopping to do. But don’t stress, we’re here to help. Check out our…

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River Revival

Years ago, when I was wealthy, I had two deer stands that overlooked the North Platte River. They were forty miles apart, one up near Bessemer Bend, and one close to Douglas. Both afforded a great view of the river, each was close enough to the water’s edge to hear the trout sipping flies on those…

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5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Downtown Casper

The rumors are true: downtown Casper is thriving . A gem of Casper for locals and visitors alike, downtown is where Casper’s early history meets the hustle and bustle of our modern city. Walk the historic streets, window shop, grab a drink or bite to eat and take in live music. From monthly Art Walks…

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Downtown Casper, Wyoming - The History Lesson

In June of 1888, 14 months before Wyoming became an official state, the town of Casper was established at the intersection of McKinley and A Streets. Many of the buildings you see downtown today were built in the early 1900s-1920s. From drug stores, saloons, blacksmith shops, prohibition era…

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October Surprise

This year I drew one of the rare, coveted, “any elk” tags in Natrona County. I’ve been applying for this tag for 15 years. When I saw the results on the computer screen I could hardly believe my luck. I bought maps of the area, made sure my batteries in my GPS were fresh, and hit the gym so that I…

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Hoping for Hoppers

People who know me know my feelings about dry fly fishing on Grey Reef. I’m agnostic at best when it comes to floating dries along the banks of Bessemer Bend or out at Lusby’s. I’ll go along with it, I’ll stand there with my comrades and pretend that, at any minute, the surface of the river will…

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To the Lake

In the mid-90s I lived in a craftsman two-story within walking distance of the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. The house was so close to the university that frequently errant Frisbees landed in the front yard. My roommate was Patrick Amelotte, a graduate student of English who had just…

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