Ash Street Buildings

A car passes by vacant buildings on Ash Street owned by the city of Casper. Three local entrepreneurs have submitted proposals for the buildings. Downtown development advocates have also proposed using the site for a future conference center.

Josh Galemore, Star-Tribune

Foo Fighters

On Sunday, droves of people flooded the Casper Events Center for the Foo Fighters concert. And the show didn’t seem to disappoint. Dave Grohl brought a personal touch and interacted with the energetic crowd throughout the show. And we’re glad that everyone had a good time without any misbehavior. Rock on!

Eclipse numbers

A report released by the Wyoming Office of Tourism found that turnout for the 2017 eclipse was far lower than expected. High estimates early on kept the state from marketing the event as heavily, and some speculate that Casper’s less-urban locale affected tourism appeal. But regardless of the total turnout, everyone who was in Casper during the eclipse festival will likely agree that the event was a smashing success. Casper put their best foot forward, and we’ll all remember the event for years to come.

Future of downtown

With the fate of the three city-owned buildings on Ash Street in downtown Casper still up in the air, a group of locals recently met up to discuss the possibilities. The Downtown Development Authority, along with a few other organizations have requested that the council wait on making a decision in favor of building the long-discussed conference center on the land. But the three local entrepreneurs who pitched their plans for the lots to City Council last month are ready to find out which direction they’ve decided to go. We’re heartened to see local entrepreneurs striving to make their voices heard, and we hope that Council makes a decision soon.

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