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October 15, 2020

Oh good morning,


Sorry, the weather has been whack lately. Out of all communities, we're definitely the most endured for it. As a treat to keep us motivated through this cold front, we have a delightful package of light, local content for ya.

In today's Breeze, check out the Hogadon season pass deal, get your local flu shot information, and meet the new Executive Director of the Nicolaysen Art Musem. Kelly's feature article is a fall GEM. It's on the top three places in Casper to see the Autumn Colors.

The weather today is going to be brisk. Expect a high of 46°F, a 16 mph breeze, and some scattered clouds throughout the day. If we're lucky, we'll get to see a little sun.

Dalt looking taking in ALL of the autumn colors | Giphy

Daily Update

Coolest deal of the season


Hogadon is offering season passes at a reduced rate through December 1st. Adults can save up to $150 and youth (13-18 years of age) can save up to $85 a pass. There's also a family pass discount.

This is big news for all you winter enthusiasts. Get your details and passes below
 
The Details

Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

It's that time of year! The Casper-Natrona County Health Department will be offering drive-through flu vaccine clinics at the Casper College Firehouse.

  • Thurs. Oct. 15: 1-6 p.m.
  • Thurs. Oct. 22: 1-6 p.m.
  • Sat. Oct. 24: 9-1 p.m.
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New face at the Nic

Andy Couch has been announced the new Executive Director of the Nicolaysen Art Museum.

Welcome to the Casper community Andy!

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Photos (in order) from Hogadon Basin Ski Area, Facebook; Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Facebook; Andy Couch

Kelly's Review: Top 3 Places to see Autumn Colors

Photo courtesy of Kelly Bethke

By now, you probably know that Autumn is my favorite season


Since moving to Casper over a year ago, I have realized one slightly unfortunate thing about this amazing city.

We really don't have a lot of trees. 

And if you're like me, and you LIVE and breathe Fall, it is nice to know where to go to see Fall in nature. I scoped out the best spots in Casper where you can experience the changing in seasons to the fullest.

So grab your Pumpkin Spice latte (or apple cider if pumpkin isn't your thing) and read on to see where you need to go to see the leaves changing.

Edness Kimball Wilkins Park


When I saw this photo come across my Facebook feed, I was blown away. This shot is taken by local photographer Chris Benabise and shows the beautiful fall colors in the park.

Edness Kimball Park is a hidden oasis just six miles East of Casper. If you haven't visited it yet, this time of year is the BEST time.

Feel free to give LocalNavy433 Photography a like if you'd like to see more of Chris's photos. We just might have to do a future featured article on his work!

Photo courtesy of Chris Benabise, LocalNavy433 Photography

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center


This is the best place to go for panoramic views not only of Casper, but also of Fall colors!

As you can see on the bottom left, there are a lot of colors along the river near the baseball complex. I personally recommend you stop here either at sunrise or sunset to get the most out of the view.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Bethke

Platte River Trails


This is one of my personal favorite places to go for anything outdoors related. I found these pretty fall colors along the river on the trail stretch between the Old Town Family Fun & Amusements and W. 1st Street.

You can either park near here to check it out or take a short walk from Amoco Park to fully experience all the colors along the river.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Bethke

Do you have another favorite spot in the fall?


I'd love to see it and check it out myself! With me being newer to Casper, there is still a lot I have to learn and explore.

Post your photos from your favorite fall locations to either Facebook or Instagram and include #OILCITYBREEZE as a tag. I look forward to checking out more places in Casper!

Are you interested in getting your business, event, or community project featured in The Breeze?


We can make that happen. Reach out to Kelly and Dalt below.
 
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What to do in the Oil City?

Upcoming Events and Activities


All cooped up? Looking for something to do? We have some fun events we want to highlight.

Thursday


Family Fest is going down at David Street Station from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. In support of St. Anthony School, this event includes pumpkin decorating, lots of games, special guest appearances by princesses and superheroes, Z's Classic Cars on display, raffles for ALL AGES, and a wide variety of auction items! Get your family together and come on down to the station!

Friday


EAT! at Occasions by Cory with live music from local musician Zack Schommer goes from 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Have you tried their delicious menu yet? They are one of Casper's newest fine dining experiences and have a full menu with a long list of drinks and their flatbread pizzas are amazing! With live music by a local legend, what better time to check it out then Friday?

Saturday


The Floral Pumpkin Workshop is Keefe's Flowers latest flower-filled event and goes from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Come and learn how to arrange flowers to create your very own pumpkin centerpiece for your dining table this holiday season. Working with flowers can sometimes be a bit messy so make sure to wear something you won't mind getting dirt on.

Saturday


Fall Festival takes place from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Highland Park Community Church. This fun Fall-themed event will feature carnival games, Trunk or Treat, hayrides, face painting, a petting zoo (Kelly is excited about this one), cotton candy, and so much more! And you can't beat the price; it's FREE!

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Kelly and Dalt
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