• Plans expand: WYO Complex looking to build new $31M indoor sports facility in Casper
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    Plans expand: WYO Complex looking to build new $31M indoor sports facility in Casper

    The proposed new indoor sports facility could host sports like wrestling, basketball, soccer and more. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City) CASPER, Wyo. — On Tuesday, people with the nonprofit organization WYO Complex updated the City Council on plans to construct a new indoor sports facility near the Ford Wyoming Center. While initially envisioned as a two-court facility, Jessica Hastings with WYO Complex said the project scope has grown to plans for a 131,000-square-foot facility with an estimated project cost of $31 million. Attorney Tassma Powers told the City Council that the majority of funding would come from private donations and that the city would not be asked to provide anything except the…

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  • Charming Casper, Wyoming, offers majestic views, outdoor sports and history
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    Charming Casper, Wyoming, offers majestic views, outdoor sports and history

    An American bison and her calf are seen at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge in Crawford, Neb. The bison once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. Today the refuge is home to a herd of about 350 bison. (Marion Patterson) We wove our car through pines and spruces until the twisty gravel road abruptly ended. The view ahead was so magnificent that we parked, took folding chairs from the trunk and spent an hour just gazing at the view from our island perch. No ocean or massive lake surrounded our island. Instead, we sat on Casper Mountain a few miles south of Wyoming’s second largest city. Lacking…

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  • New Casper indoor sports facility may be built at dirt parking lot near Ford Wyoming Center
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    New Casper indoor sports facility may be built at dirt parking lot near Ford Wyoming Center

    The proposed new indoor sports facility would be constructed on what is now a dirt parking lot located to the northeast of the Ford Wyoming Center. (Screenshot via Google Maps) CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council on Tuesday gave a preliminary nod toward what could become a new indoor sports facility near the Ford Wyoming Center. Casper City Manager Carter Napier initially informed the city council in January that that the city had been approached by a group interested in constructing the new indoor sports facility. Napier said during the council’s Tuesday, April 5 pre-meeting work session that a nonprofit organization is behind the proposal and it’s hoping to…

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