New neighbor

A new microbrewery could make its home next to Lou Taubert’s Ranch Outfitters in downtown Casper. Frontier Brewing Company would make and distribute craft beer in the old Wolford’s storefront on Second Street. It’s encouraging to see new businesses take a keen interest in historic downtown, and we hope the long road ahead for the people behind the brewery is a fruitful one.

Party with an impact

Kelly Walsh High School students came together recently for Rodstock, a yearly day-long music festival that benefits Make-A-Wish Wyoming. Students and faculty provided musical entertainment for seven hours and ultimately gathered $14,000 for the organization — enough for two children’s wishes to come true. The fundraiser is great for both Make-A-Wish and the Kelly Walsh community.

ENDOW board

Gov. Matt Mead recently named the leaders he’s chosen to guide Wyoming’s economic development for the long term. The ENDOW board is full of business and community difference-makers who will explore the best choices the state can make to strengthen and diversify its economy in the coming decades. It’s a critical effort and one that must succeed — we trust that this group can help position the state to make that happen.

Shifting stamp

As Casper prepares for the August eclipse, the U.S. Postal Service is making arrangements for the rare celestial event, too. The upcoming Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp will sport an image of the moon blocking the sun, then shift to a full moon with the touch of a finger. It’s possible because of thermochromic ink, which changes color with heat, and it’s the first time the technology has been used on a stamp. And to make this even more exciting, the stamp will be introduced in Laramie on June 20 for the summer solstice.

Congrats on the draft

Former University of Wyoming Cowboys represented the state well in the NFL Draft. Chase Roullier will go to Washington, while Brian Hill will go to Atlanta. Three more — Jacob Hollister, Lucas Wacha and Tanner Gentry — signed as undrafted free agents with the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears, respectively. Three more – D.J. May (Detroit Lions), Jake Maulhardt (New Orleans Saints) and Ethan Wood (Tennessee Titans) earned tryouts with NFL teams. Congratulations and best wishes to all!

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