Managing editor for photo & digital at @CSTribune. Fan of photojournalism and the state of Wyoming.

Alan Rogers is a photojournalist and Visual Editor for the Casper Star-Tribune, the statewide newspaper of Wyoming. He holds a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University and has previously worked as a staff photographer for newspapers in Illinois and North Carolina.

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Calm winds help crews save rural Wyoming homes from wildfire — Calmer winds helped firefighters stop a wildfire from destroying seasonal homes Wednesday in a rural area of western Wyoming. The Lava Mountain Fire in the Shoshone National Forest has burned 18 square miles and is threatening about 290 homes and guest ranches. About 900 people have been evacuated from the area, but no buildings have lost.

Man gets jail time for vandalizing Yellowstone historic landmark — A Texas man will serve three days in jail and pay fines for carving his initials into the historic Roosevelt Arch in Yellowstone National Park. Dakota D. Tipton, 26, of Joshua, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Carman, according to a press release.

UPDATE: Mountain lion spotted on Casper golf course may still be in the area — A mountain lion spotted Friday on a west Casper golf course may still be in the area. The lion first was spotted at the Paradise Valley Country Club between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Friday, according to Wyoming Game and Fish Department public information officer Janet Milek.

Mountain lion spotted on Casper golf course — A mountain lion was spotted Friday on a west Casper golf course, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The lion wandered onto the course at Paradise Valley Country Club between 3:30 and 4 p.m., according to Game and Fish public information officer Janet Milek.

51 years ago, "Teensville" riot took over Central Wyoming Fair in Casper — The fair in Casper this year was a tranquil, family-friendly event. Fifty-one years ago, that wasn't the case. Nowadays, police activity at the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo is usually limited to stopping arguments or reuniting lost children with their parents. But on the night of Aug.

Ifland quits race for Legislature, endorses Cotherman — Jane Ifland, a Democratic candidate for a central Casper legislative district, is withdrawing from the race and throwing her support behind her onetime opponent in the primary, Audrey Cotherman.

Three Republicans in HD56 weighing Medicaid expansion positions — The three Republicans seeking the Wyoming legislative seat that represents central Casper each said they are undecided about whether the state should expand Medicaid to 20,000 low-income Wyomingites under the Affordable Care Act. Donald Bellamy, Jerry Obermueller and Ronna Boril all noted the issue is complicated, and they are continuing to learn more.

Las Vegas Sun News — Grizzly In this Sept. 25, 2013 photo, a grizzly bear cub rests near a cabin a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. Grizzly bears have rebounded from widespread extermination across the Northern Rockies over the past several decades. But conflicts with humans have been ...

Democrat Holloway challenging Anderson on Medicaid expansion — Democrat and former Casper City Council member Kimberly Holloway is challenging Republican Jim Anderson in Senate District 28, questioning the incumbent's opposition to Medicaid expansion, among other issues. Holloway, 46, administers a grant for Poverty Resistance, helping people in need. She ran for the seat, which represents downtown Casper, in 2012 but lost to Anderson.

Western Exposure: Casting Stones — Just a few weeks ago I expressed disappointment in this column following hubbub in the national news about tourists' blunders in Yellowstone. I'm glad I did so at the time, because it would feel insensitive to raise the same points in the wake of a young man's death in the park only days ago.
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Jul 27, 2016

Casper awards rare liquor license to one of 6 finalists, any of which could have been the coolest thing in downtown. 

Jul 27, 2016

Man gets jail time for vandalizing historic Roosevelt Arch at Yellowstone's north entrance. 

Jul 26, 2016

Lava Mountain Fire near Dubois grows to 11 square miles, displaces 900 people.  #wyoming #wildfire

Jul 25, 2016

New evacuation orders in effect for Lava Mountain Fire near Dubois as 1,000+ firefighters battle Wyoming wildfires. 

Jul 24, 2016

Mountain lion spotted on Casper golf course may still be in the area. 

Jul 22, 2016

Typical Friday: Mountain lion wanders onto west Casper golf course.  #Wyoming

Jul 22, 2016

This cuddly cub photo of mine gets dug up every time a grizzly does something bad. (But please, don't cuddle bears.)

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