Casper Ten Commandments Monument Remains Stored

Casper, WY – Casper's 10 Commandments monument will remain in storage for another year. That's due to rising construction costs, which will delay work on a monument plaza near Casper's downtown. The plaza is designed to be an entryway to downtown and will hold other historical monuments. The only bid for the work came in 50 percent higher than what the city budgeted. City Manager Tom Forslund says private and public construction projects have seen higher than expected bids recently. He says the project is too small for large contractors and too big for smaller one. Forslund says they now plan to roll the monument plaza into a larger downtown reconstruction project planned for next year.