Did you miss Monday's eclipse? Were you here and want to remember the event? Here's our coverage from the years of preparation to the complete totality over Casper.
Everen Brown has chased eclipses to every continent. He’s seen them from a rural village in the African country of Gabon, the Gobi Desert, Easter Island and a Russian icebreaker in the waters around Antarctica.
The C’mon Inn Hotel had their first reservation for the upcoming solar eclipse four years ago. At the time, the staff had no idea what event the customer was talking about.
Every so often, Scott Guenther finds a car stopped in the middle of the road with the doors open and the keys in the ignition.
PAVILLION — Town Clerk Beckie Hatcher lost count of how many people have called her from around the country, angry after hearing about how fracking polluted a nearby aquifer.
Eclipse viewers can expect mostly dry conditions this weekend and Monday in the Casper area, according to a Thursday morning update from the National Weather Service.
After years of planning and months of construction, hundreds of people gathered at the David Street Station in downtown Casper on Wednesday night to celebrate the public plaza’s official opening.
Astronomy buffs chose Casper to watch Monday’s total solar eclipse in part because of the likelihood of a sunny day. But the forecast continues to show partly cloudy weather.
A number of post offices around Wyoming will be offering special postmarks to commemorate the Total Solar Eclipse.
The 12-year-old peered at the sun through the airport window as the moon’s shape slowly carved into the sun’s light.
The total solar eclipse is less than a week away, and Wyoming’s weather forecast remains vague.
When the moon passes in front of the sun Monday, leaving Casper in shadow, many residents and most of the 35,000 people who are expected to visit the city will have their eyes locked on the sky, where a rare celestial event – a total solar eclipse – will be taking place.
Grocery shelves will be barren. Police won’t respond to calls. Highways will be closed.
If you have visitors coming for the eclipse who might use medical marijuana, you might want to remind them it’s not legal in Wyoming.
Mainstay Suites in Casper sold out of rooms for eclipse weekend about a year ago. But the hotel is still receiving calls each day asking about availability.
The first time Elizabeth Horsch saw an eclipse, it wasn’t the sky that caught her attention.
Several Wyoming towns will experience a 7,000 percent increase in the number of visitors using the online lodging platform Airbnb during the total solar eclipse next week, and thanks to a new tax agreement, the state is finally in position to reap some of the benefit.
Up North Poplar Street, across from a hotel and in the showbiz shadow of the Casper Event Center, is a small, domed building with wood paneling that wants to show you the heavens.
The upcoming solar eclipse is expected to draw heavier-than-usual traffic to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
Thousands of people will visit Casper for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. And while the 2 minutes and 26 seconds of darkness will be the highlight, there will be plenty more to do.
An estimated 35,000 tourists are expected to descend on Casper to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, but there’s no reason for local residents to panic because officials are prepared.
By Art Lawson’s calculations, it would take 20 to 30 game wardens to adequately patrol over 2 million acres of tribal land on the Wind River Reservation.
A New York City mattress company may now be the most famous “Casper” in the world. Casper Sleep sells sheets and pillows as well through its website and is known for amusing and creative advertising that canvasses public transit systems around the country and pops up on popular podcasts.
When a woman from London bought 20 of his eclipse-themed t-shirts for her family back home, Rob Staffig-Piotter figured he was on to something. A year after he created the original design, the owner of Whitelace-n-Promises in downtown Casper has already sold 1,000 of the shirts, mostly to locals.
Casper has dramatically scaled back downtown parking restrictions during the Wyoming Eclipse Festival in August.
Casper is making an exception to its blue laws for bar owners during the eclipse festival in August. Bars and liquor stores in the Oil City are allowed to serve and sell until 2 a.m. on every day but Sunday — when they must close four hours earlier.
RAWLINS — A south-central Wyoming county is making contingency plans in case it's cloudy in Casper in the hours leading to the total lunar eclipse on Aug. 21 and tens of thousands of people suddenly descend on Carbon County chasing clear skies.
By the time this article is in print, it will be less than 40 days until eclipse day. For those who have just returned from an extended trip to the Congo or who have been living under a rock for the past six months, the news that a solar eclipse is coming may be a bit of a shock. Yet even those who have known about the eclipse for some time may still be under some misconceptions about the eclipse, how to observe it and what kinds of things happen during an eclipse. In order to alleviate any confusion, let’s look at some myths and facts about eclipses.
Last year, a Wyoming Game and Fish Department officer came across a vehicle stuck on a rural Natrona County road. The occupants had run out of gas. They had no water, no food and no cellphone service.
The new David Street Station will host all kinds of entertainment during the Wyoming Eclipse Festival.
Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Casper for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. Before that happens, the city is hoping to spruce up a bit.
As the August solar eclipse approaches, Casper police are preparing to manage tens of thousands of visitors coming for the weekend festival.
Kelly McCrimmon’s home has two separate entrances, one upstairs and one down, and is next to Casper’s Washington Park, where crowds are expected to flock for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
What ties South Africa, the Bahamas, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia to Casper?
Like dragging a magnet through iron filings, the eclipse that passes over Casper will draw power as it moves across the country. That’s what the magical people say.
Gentlemen’s clubs often make most of their money after dark.
The Weather Channel will be broadcasting live from Wyoming during the eclipse — even as the forecast suggests the weather itself may not cooperate.
Authorities are warning of a hotel scam that seeks to steal credit card information from eclipse visitors.
As far as historians can tell, humankind has been tracking and marveling in solar eclipses for thousands of years.
The abandoned iron mining town of Sunrise, Wyoming will return to life when about 1,000 people visit for the total solar eclipse.
There was a little extra strut in Chad Lore’s step Saturday as he walked through downtown Casper. Each right step resulted in the boom of a bass drum and the hit of a snare drum punctuated each left.
SUNRISE — John Voight didn’t expect to become an owner of a world-class archaeological site when he bought his ghost town. He didn’t expect to develop a love of geology and mining history, either.
On a typical day, only a handful of private planes land at the Casper-Natrona County International Airport. Only slightly more commercial planes touch down on the runways surrounded by sagebrush and pronghorn.
At last call early Saturday morning, the bar at The Gaslight Social was still packed with revelers, every seat full and more patrons standing behind them.
Amateur ice cream salesman Austin Tarango is a huge nerd.
How does a city of roughly 60,000 prepare for an invasion of (maybe) 35,000 eclipse enthusiasts? With lots of calls, and meetings, and more calls, and patience. To get an idea of the logistics and planning that go into preparing for the celestial celebration, the Star-Tribune spoke recently with Anna Wilcox. The executive director of the eclipse festival, Wilcox was hired last year to ready the city and to ensure nobody would be in the dark before they were really in the dark.
Casper police decided Saturday to allow Wyoming Eclipse Festival attendees to carry open alcoholic beverages along most of Second Street in downtown Casper, a change from previous policy.
Canada to the rescue? Monday’s eclipse forecast is looking up in the Cowboy State thanks to a low-pressure system moving in from Alberta, according to the National Weather Service.
The emergency services, hospitals and health clinics of Natrona County prepared for the worst. As many as 35,000 eclipse revelers could descend upon a city of 55,000. Officials were concerned that first responders would be overwhelmed.
In some respects, the eclipse is the great equalizer — all you have to do is look up. So where will Wyoming’s top elected officials be viewing it from on Monday?
The smell of barbecue wafted through the air late Sunday morning as hundreds of visitors and residents strolled along Second Street at the Wyoming Eclipse Festival.
The smell of lasagna floated out of the truck parked outside police headquarters as John Potter stepped down.
Jeremiah Budenske is a welder-artist who wears his philosophy — and his history — on his wrist.
Five Casper students and others around Wyoming are preparing for a different kind of once-in-a-lifetime experience during the total solar eclipse.
The good news: Forecasters are now predicting sunny skies for the eclipse. The bad news: wildfire smoke from Montana and Idaho is creating a haze over Wyoming.
Casper police officer Shannon Cole got on his bike Monday morning for the sixth consecutive day.
The lines of traffic that snarled eclipse viewers heading north into Casper on Monday morning are snaking their way back down south.
As the skies darkened and the sun became a sliver, a group of scientists and students were hunched over keyboards trying to find their massive, missing weather balloon.
It starts out as a faint whirring speck in the sky over this strip of tarmac located outside of town. The buzz remains muted until the plane drops out of sight behind the warehouses and hangars lining the runway.
Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band decided not to learn any moon-related songs for its performance at the Wyoming Eclipse Festival.
Darkness fell along Highway 319 north of Glendo, and with it came quiet. Ken Biles spread his arms wide and leaned back as if embracing the sky.
The visual element of Monday's total solar eclipse in Casper was obvious. At David Street Station, Mike Kellerman took care of the sound.
At Mike Sedar Park, they called out the temperature as it dropped from 82 degrees to a chilly 66. They counted down the minutes, then the seconds, to the moment that so many had traveled long miles to see.
Tens of thousands of people piled into Wyoming beginning in the early morning hours leading up to the solar eclipse, then wedged themselves ba…