A town hall-style meeting will be held on July 11, 2024 at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper, Wyoming.

The topic will be the gravel pit that has been proposed for Casper Mountain

Elishah Oesch Productions is a multimedia company that is trying to bring the two sides of this debate together for a public discussion of the issue.

The proposed format is a point-counterpoint format.

Each side of the argument will be allowed to make their case.

There will be a few minutes of back and forth between the two with moderator Radio Talk Host Glenn Woods keeping the discussion moving.

Then the floor will be open to questions from the audience.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm and the debate will begin at 6 pm.

The Casper Mountain Preservation Alliance has been invited to attend (although so far it looks as if they will decline).

A public presentation and open discussion will occur even if the Preservation Alliance decides not to attend.

Casper Mountain Preservation Alliance Website
Casper Mountain Preservation Alliance Website

Prism Logistics, the company that wants to build the gravel pit, has already agreed to attend.

Traditionally they are a supplier for oilfield construction.

They are also equipped to provide materials to county and highway projects, general contractors, dirt contractors, and anyone with a project need.

They consult and design projects, coordinate contractors, haul materials, and secure equipment.

Kyle True walks the proposed area in the photo below.

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The proposed format

  • 5:30 pm Doors open
  • 6:00 pm Glenn Woods opens Debate
  • Prayer led by Pastor Connell
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Coin toss to determine first speaker
  • First presentation (10-15 min)
  • Second presentation (10-15 min)
  • 5-minute rebuttal/response for each person (no interruptions)
  • Cross-examination
  • Questions from the audience (Note: only questions will be taken. This is not a time for audience debate or filibusters)
  • 5-minute concluding arguments
  • 8:00 pm Event close

The event will be recorded in its entirety with no editing other than dead space and/or censorship of inappropriate language.

Laramie Peak Wyoming Bison

Enjoy watching open-range bison, for free, with one of Wyoming's most famous mountains in the background.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

The Tate Geological Museum Casper Wyoming

The Tate Geological Museum was founded in 1980 through a gift from Marion and Inez Tate. It was originally designated as the Tate Earth Science Center and Mineralogical Museum. Because ‘geological’ encompasses earth science, mineralogy, and paleontology, the name was changed to the Tate Geological Museum in 2001.

Located on the Casper College campus, the museum is a great resource for the community. Many local schools and groups come to the museum to add to their student's learning experience.

Tate houses a collection of over 6000 fossil and mineral specimens.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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