Posts tagged casper
Posts tagged casper
They didn’t think he would come.
He was a Ku Klux Klan organizer, after all, and they were local leaders of the NAACP, historic enemies. They spent months negotiating the terms of his visit to Casper. There were ground rules, topics to be discussed and guarantees of a security team.
They wait in a small, low-ceiling conference room in the Parkway Plaza hotel. Four NAACP leaders. Ten mints, striped red and white, sit clustered on the table. The pitchers of ice water on the table drip sweat.
“Showtime,” a security man says. He’s here.
A security check, swipes with a metal-detecting wand, and he steps into the room.
Here is John Abarr, an organizer for the United Klans of America, carrying a brown briefcase, shaking hands, settling into a high-backed swivel chair, leaning in, ready to talk. This could be the first time representatives of the two groups purposely met in peace.
Keisha Simmons, the secretary of the Casper branch of the NAACP, pours the Klansman a plastic foam cup of water.
A security man locks the wooden conference room door.
This article is an incredible read; however, the comments on this article are sadly predictable.
Tomorrow marks an interesting day in the state of Wyoming. Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment well [sic] be held at several different locations around the Casper area. The event begins at noon, August 2nd and begins at I-25 as an “open vehicle” (motorcycles, convertibles, jeeps, etc.) protest that will last until everyone is too tired to perform any longer.
Goddammit, Wyoming. Really? The journalism here AND the protest just kills me…
And no journalistic fucks were given that day.
William Browning is The Casper Star-Tribune's crime reporter and often gives us tweeted teasers for the day's crime news. This one instantly made me want to know the backstory. And here it is: Casper man steals car while drunk, goes home
Remember kids, even if you leave the car nice and safe after you steal it, it’s still grand larceny.
This is my favorite picture from Occupy Casper in Wyoming. Kaylee’s sign reads, “Honk if you share your toys”
Video from The Casper Star-Tribune of today’s Occupy Casper/Occupy Wyoming gathering.
Thank you to those who posted about Kolton Stoner by reblogging and sharing on Facebook.
Unfortunately, Kolton is no longer with us.
I spoke with his sister Rickie and she wanted me to pass along their sincere gratitude and appreciation for everyone’s efforts, time, and prayers in finding him. Please hold his family in your thoughts.
Thank you from me as well. I had only met Kolton briefly, but he was a great guy, and I wish I could have gotten know him better.