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Is rural America hazardous to your health?
The question is based on a finding that many of the health issues that plagued rural America a decade ago are ...

One day you wake up at 65

I've found there are some benefits with age

On Sunday, I turn 65.
How does stuff like this sneak up on you?
Most of us have a picture in our minds ...

Here, bison bison

Too many people treat Yellowstone National Park as if it were a petting zoo

A few days ago there was a good bit of national news attention paid to ...


Employee dies in Grand Teton fire
MOOSE -- A fire erupted at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park, killing one person and injured four ...

Worker falls to death at plant

ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities have released the name of a contractor who died after falling about 45 feet at a power plant in Rock Springs.
Sweetwater County ...

Survivor describes shooting

The Wyoming teen arrested for the deadly incident claimed he had run out of gas, then pulled a gun, demanded money, and opened fire.

HELENA, Mont. -- ...

Caramel apple judges have sweet fair duty

Judges for the culinary contests of the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo might have the best job possible.
There isn't a cookie, cupcake or sweet bread that the ...

Four men bellied up to a table in the Fremont Center on Thursday staring down at a line of seven brownies each.
They had the enviable task of consuming those ...

July fatality ruled accidental; toxicology testing finds nothing relevant to the crash

Officials have ruled the death of Taylor D. Harris, 19, of Fremont County, an accident.
Harris died at about 8:45 p.m. July 14 after a two-vehicle crash in ...

Wind River seeking state's approval for alternative school

The 2016 budget approved this month by the Wind River school board included money to start an alternative high school.
Superintendent Diana Clapp said the ...


Aubrey Morning Skye Quiver was born and died Wednesday, July 29, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was the daughter of Tyla Fawn ...


A son was born to Lindsey Van Dusen of Lander and Kendall Van Dusen of Lander at 2:51 p.m. June 27 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. ...


In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "Driver pleads guilty in death of 7-year-old girl" should have said the collision occurred May 22. ...

Wyoming digest

Swimmer missing in Yellowstone
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A search is under way in Yellowstone National Park for a seasonal worker from China who went ...

Museum leading new eagle research

POWELL -- A team headquartered at the Draper Museum is studying golden eagles to learn how to manage and protect the raptors and their habitat.
The golden ...

Shirley Whitener

Shirley Whitener, of Riverton, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Sage West Hospital - Riverton. She was 85. A graveside service were Saturday, July 25, 2015, at ...

Levina Dorothy Gambler

Levina Dorothy Gambler, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, July 23, at her daughter's home. She was 79 years old.
A rosary will is recited at 7p.m. Sunday, July 26, ...

How we used to get around

I rode in the family car on many a trip without a smartphone and Google maps.

My dad has an adage that he instilled in me from a very young age.Once ...

What will define us?

Let no one, from any side, take a shred of encouragement from the Center of Hope gunman

An appalling crime was committed last Saturday, July 18.
It ...

Tribes pushing to end health care mandate

CHEYENNE -- Representatives of several Indian tribes say they support legislation introduced by congressional Republicans this week that would exempt tribes ...


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