Executive Director of the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, Kelly Weidenbach, recently sat down with the Casper Star-Tribune to discuss food deserts here in Wyoming, for their article on food deserts in Wyoming.

From the article:

Kelly Weidenbach, the executive director of the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, said there were 13 grocery stores per 100,000 residents in the county here. The statewide average is 63. There are 84 fast food restaurants in Natrona County per 100,000 residents, compared to Wyoming’s average of 25.

When a town or neighborhood becomes a food desert can be easy to discern. The grocery store closed, or public transportation stopped carrying residents to a stop near the market. But the circumstances that led to the store being closed or the market opening elsewhere are trickier to pin down.

Read the rest of the article, from the Casper Star-Tribune, here: https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/for-some-natrona-county-residents-simply-traveling-to-a-grocery/article_a9d76188-bb17-5e45-ab75-ae0cbb968076.html