Casper mayor's claims about homelessness gained national and international attention, but are they true?
September 14, 2023
CASPER — Drive through downtown Casper on a typical summer afternoon, and more likely than not, you will see nothing remarkable.
You may notice that the traffic is mild and the sidewalks are tidy and mostly empty — save for maybe a few shoppers and businesspeople wandering about. Visit during the evening, and you may have some angst finding street parking, especially if there’s a concert going on. Life downtown is pretty ordinary, in other words.
Which might surprise you if you’ve Googled Casper lately. A rash of recent attention from national (and some international) media, spu...