Growing university

Freshman enrollment is up nearly 10 percent at the University of Wyoming. That’s a huge accomplishment, given that the school faced a 600-student drop when President Laurie Nichols arrived on campus in spring 2016. The improvement shows the school’s strategic plan, which stressed the need to grow enrollment, is working.

New resources for veterans

We are heartened to see the Casper Housing Authority move forward with plans for a veterans center in the old Roosevelt High School building. The center will make it easier for veterans to obtain the services they need, while providing housing, community gardens and possibly a clinic.

Help has arrived

It’s no secret that Casper has faced economic challenges since the energy downturn began. That’s why we believe City Manager Carter Napier made a wise choice by creating a chief financial officer position. Tom Pitlick recently began the job and we wish him well in his new role.

Supporting young people

More than 1,300 people attended the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming annual fundraising breakfast last week – an astounding figure in a city of 60,000. Even more impressive, the event raised roughly $750,000. The breakfast shows just how much our community values and supports its young people.

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