The Casper Area
Casper is a great place to live and raise a family
The Center is located in Casper,Wyoming, a community of over 76,000 in population.
Casper is perhaps best known as the hub of the energy business in Wyoming.
Historically it was founded because of it's location in the valley of the North Platte River and was an important avenue to those coming west to settle.
All of the major trails passed through Casper and pioneers headed west and northwest from Casper.
Casper was named after Lt. Caspar Collins, a soldier killed while attempting to rescue pioneers under attack just west of the fort that now bears his name.
Ranching and agriculture were the mainstays of the early pioneers, but after the discovery of oil north of Casper in the area around Midwest, Wyoming, that quickly changed. Since the discovery of oil and natural gas, Casper has been at the center of energy development in Wyoming.
In 2006 Casper was honored by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation's Top 25 Best Small Places for Business, including first place distinction for our low cost of doing business.
We are a growing community of 76,366 people, and we were named an All-America City Finalist in 2002 for our outstanding quality of life. Our historic downtown has a vibrant entertainment district of stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and theaters.
General links of interest
City of Casper Wyoming Website
The City of Casper website is a great starting place for anyone interested in learning more about the area. This site includes information concerning recreation, city services and community development.
Casper Convention & Visitors Bureau
Casper is the second-largest city in Wyoming. There is a diversity of terrain to view, wildlife to see and attractions to enjoy. Casper is home to the largest mall in central Wyoming and a vigorous downtown with plentiful restaurants and a diverse blend of shopping..
Casper Area Chamber of Commerce
Information on Casper, Wyoming, including relocation guide, visitors information, business resources, and local events..
Natrona County Wyoming Government Website
The official web site of Natrona County. This web site has some very useful features, including a Vehicle Registration Calculator and Voter Registration guide.
Casper Board of Realtors
Interested in moving to Casper, Wyoming? Casper has a great number of great houses just waiting for you to make one of them your home. While we can't endorse any one real-estate agency we have linked to this site so that you can make a choice.
Casper Wyoming Convention and Visitors Bureau
Museums, concerts, Broadway shows, as well as professional sports, outdoor recreation and plentiful lodging and dining opportunities all make Casper the perfect family destination.
Come to Casper, Wyoming for its pioneer past, trophy trout fishing, or to sightsee and relax. We'll treat you to some of Wyoming's finest old-fashioned Western hospitality.
Kindergarten \ Grade School \ Middle School \ High school information
Casper has a strong public school system, the link above will take you to the Natrona County School District website which will give you all the information you will need to enroll your child quickly.
Private Schools in the Casper area
We have provided a link here which gives a listing of those private schools which are available in the area.
Casper College offers Associate and Bachelor level degrees in addition to a wide range of courses that can add to or complement your current level of training and education.
University of Wyoming courses in Casper, Wyoming
At the UW/CC Center, there's much more available outside the traditional classroom setting. Internships, clinical experiences, practicum's, and student teaching offer interesting opportunities for you to learn and prepare for your career.
Wyoming Government Links
Wyoming State Government Web Site
The official web site of the State of Wyoming. From this web site you can find out just about anything you might need to know about the Cowboy State.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division of the Wyoming Department of Health
The Mental Health Division of the Wyoming Department of Health exists to be a leader in providing high-quality behavioral services that anticipate and respond to the changing needs of persons served. Find out more about who they are and how they accomplish their goals.
The Substance Abuse Division of the Wyoming Department of Health promotes, protects, and enhances the health of all Wyoming citizens. The Wyoming Department of Health is the primary state agency for providing health and human services. They administer programs maintaining the health and safety of all citizens of Wyoming and their primary approach in solving health problems is prevention.
State of Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
This is the State of Wyoming web site with Instructions and Guidelines for licenses required for Mental Health professionals here in Casper, Wyoming.
State of Wyoming Licensing Board for Psychologists
The ultimate responsibility of the Board is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Wyoming by ensuring that those individuals licensed or certified to provide these mental health services in the state are duly qualified.
Other Links of Interest
NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.
Casper Tipsy Taxi
Tipsy Taxi is a serious attempt to curb the current epidemic of drink related road traffic accidents and DUI convictions in Casper and surrounding areas.