Best Casper Facebook Pages To Like
In the beginning, it seemed that smaller towns like ours were a little slow to get on the Facebook bandwagon. That's quickly changing, and every day, more and more Casper people, businesses and organizations are jumping in to social networking with both feet. KISS-FM's proud to have one of the first and most-followed Facebook pages in Casper - and we use it around the clock to keep you (and ourselves) in the loop. Here's a list, in no particular order, of good local pages we follow. We're always looking to connect with new ones we missed, so make sure to leave us a comment if you see something or someone that didn't make our list.
Casper Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau
The Casper Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau runs a good page that's generally updated with usable local info on events, links to things that Casper folks will want to know about, and even the occasional contest or sweet local deal.
Casper Events Center
It's Casper's biggest venue, and often the quickest source for information about everything that passes through - from sporting events, concerts, trade shows, you name it. Great place to get the scoop on concert announcements, plus info on exclusive online pre-sales that will often allow you to get tickets a couple days ahead of the general public. Plus, the Casper Events Center crew monitors the page closely and interacts with their followers - meaning it's a great forum to give them feedback and suggestions on bands, events, and more.
307 is the little magazine that could, and is rapidly developing a following here in the Cowboy State. Every issue, they share some of the best Wyoming has to offer - and a lot of those events, photos, and more make it to their Facebook page.
Full disclosure - this station is part of the same radio group as us here at KISS-FM, but if we do say so ourselves, it's the best source for local news in Casper. The K2 Radio news team powers the news that you hear on KISS-FM, and see shared on our own Facebook page. Radio has always had the advantage of being a quicker source of information via it's ability to react and report quickly - you don't have to wait for what happened yesterday to land on your front porch, or the 5, 6, or 10pm wrap-up. With social media, K2 Radio not only delivers news quicker than ever - but they're able to quickly connect with tips, photos, and citizen journalists via their Facebook followers.
As long as we're on the subject of news - couldn't leave out Wyoming's largest newspaper, the Casper Star-Tribune. They update their Facebook often with content from their website and paper, and it's often a faster (and free) route to get some of the information that comes out later in printed form.
WyoPreps is a Wyoming sports news website and radio network based out of Riverton, that follows a great deal of local and regional sports. A recent post from them mentions that Kevin Coyle, who had been the driving force in keeping their web and Facebook updated for the last couple of years was moving on - but we only assume that things will continue on as normal, and they're a decent source for Wyoming sports information.
Wyoming Department Of Transportation
The Wyoming Department Of Transportation runs a good page, which often has updates on road closures and travel conditions - which gets important here in Wyoming, particularly in the winter. They also share lots of exclusive photos and links year-round, from the recent mudslides and highway wash-outs, to the crazy hail that blew through Cheyenne recently, and more.
Wyoming Game And Fish Department
This page is updated often with great information for hunters, anglers, outdoorsmen (and outdoorswomen) - and anyone who wants to stay plugged in to the wide-open spaces of Wyoming. They're attentive to their followers, and often answer questions asked on their page.
Casper/Natrona County International Airport
It's the only airport in town, and it's not exactly JFK or DIA-busy - so our local airport would make for a dull follow, right? Actually, you'd be wrong. Since we started following the Casper/Natrona County International Airport, we've been alerted to a ton of stuff going on that you might not hear about otherwise. Small plane crashes, large and historic aircraft, bombers, and fighter jets buzzing our skies and using Casper as a spot to perform testing and training, big commercial flights getting diverted here for one reason or another, and even the occasional heads-up about a great sale going on from one carrier or another.
Their Facebook page is in its infancy, but we've always liked the stuff that the Casper Journal does - their Facebook page is following suit, with less "hard news" and more focus on local causes, arts, humanities, etc.
Seize The Deal
Sure, you hear the jingle in your sleep, visit their website, and maybe even have their mobile app for Apple or Android to stay on top of those 50% off plus-deals in Casper. If you're like us and live on Facebook, might as well connect with their page to give you another avenue to make sure you don't miss out when your favorite restaurant, bar, or other business comes up for at least a half-off discount. Seize The Deal, Seize The Deal, Seize it all day long! (Ok, we'll stop.)
This is the only entry that's a "personal" Facebook instead of a "page" - but local musician Chad Lore has been busy lately with his band Free Bier doing a pretty funny video series that he often shares links to on his Facebook. Worth a look.
The Venue is a new spot on Casper's east side that's hosting everything from rock & hip-hop shows to mixed martial-arts matches lately. Their events calendar is getting a little bigger every day, and chances are they might have something coming through you'd be interested in.
Wyoming Travel And Tourism
Yeah, their page is probably geared a little towards tourists and those that might plan on visiting Wyoming vs. the people who live here - but it's still a great follow. They keep you up-to-date with events all over the state, and even do some contesting from time to time. Sometimes we get so caught up in the day-to-day, it's cool to have a little reminder of all the beautiful stuff around the state that draws in tourists from all corners of the world - but is an easy day trip for us here at home.