Casper is one of many Wyoming cities that are home to a growing trails system. The effort, led by Wyoming Pathways, is aiming to promote good health and regular activity among Wyoming’s citizens, as well as safety for runners and bicyclists from the threat of traffic. We’re eager to see the continued expansion of Wyoming’s trails.

Dementia art

Wyoming Dementia Care’s dementia-specific art program recently held an art show at the Nicolaysen, showcasing art by people living with dementia. “So we’re trying to tap into past memories, tap into past experiences,” the program’s creator, Michele Tarsitano-Amato said. “We’re trying to pull out life stories of things that they’ve done and engaged with and can share.” The participants really seemed to enjoy seeing their art on display and we’re glad to see exhibitions like this one.

Cowboy Christmas

Tonight is the annual downtown Christmas parade, so don’t miss out on the festivities. Before the parade, there’s a tree lighting ceremony for Casper’s Community Christmas Tree at David Street Station. Get there by 4:30 to enjoy apple cider or hot cocoa while carolers entertain. Then, the parade starts at 6 p.m. There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season.


A mother and daughter team has opened a Casper branch of Chinese Children Adoption International to help Wyoming families connect with orphans around the world. The agency provides services to help families prepare for adoption, such as conducting home services and readying the families for when the children come home. The group’s work is making it easier for Casper families to adopt, which is a positive development.