Troopers Anniversary

The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps marches through Casper during the 2017 Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo Parade. The corps is preparing for its 60th season.

Josh Galemore, Star-Tribune

New chief

Casper’s new police chief outlined his priorities for 2018, and they include improving how officers respond to sexual assaults, improving staffing levels and clearing a backlog of evidence. He plans to send some officers to a “train-the-trainer” program that will allow them to train the rest of the department on how to be victim-centric and trauma-informed when responding to sexual assaults. He also aims to begin an aggressive recruitment campaign in order to fully staff the department, and especially patrol officer positions. We’re glad to see that he’s got a plan in place to improve the department, and we wish him the best of luck.

Year of entertainment

Arts and music across the state are ramping up for 2018. The Cheyenne Frontier Days in July has announced some big names in music, such as Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and Dierks Bentley. Judas Priest will be stopping at the Casper Events Center in April, and the Cheyenne Civic Center will host Easton Corbin as well as The Righteous Brothers in the spring. It’s a great time to plan out a year’s worth of entertainment without ever having to leave Wyoming.

Drumline

The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps will be kicking off their competitive season in California this year. The Troopers will head back to Casper from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah in July. Last year the Drums Along the Rockies performance in Casper was rained out, so the corps is hoping for good luck and good weather. We’re hoping for that, too!

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