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Hip-hop artist helps stricken driver on the way to Riverton

Authorities have confirmed that a man having a medical emergency while driving alone in Wyoming was helped by Grammy Award winning Layzie Bone of the group ...

Oil drilling dips in Laramie County amid price slouch

CHEYENNE -- Low oil prices could be causing a slowdown in drilling activity in Laramie County after a long period of surging production.
Almost 1.37 million ...

Panel to discuss Wyoming Food Freedom Act on Thursday

The bill allows for the sale and consumption of homemade foods.

A panel will meet to answer questions surrounding the Wyoming Food Freedom Act from 6 ...

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Deaths
ROBERTS
Mary Elisabeth "Marybeth" Roberts, 76, died Friday, May 15. A private ceremony will be at a later date.

Community ...

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Temp found for nursing homes
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The state of Kansas has temporarily taken over a Topeka nursing home after its owners couldn't make payroll ...

Killer avalanche only inches deep

JACKSON -- An avalanche in northwest Wyoming that killed one man and injured two others involved snow only a few inches deep.
The avalanche on Sunday streamed ...

Mead shifts focus of coal mission to Oregon

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead continued his trade mission to the Northwest on Tuesday, emphasizing to the governor of Oregon that the future of Wyoming's ...

Feds show fire plan to protect sage grouse

A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as ...

Autopsy shows man killed on motorcycle was intoxicated

A Riverton man who died this month in a motorcycle accident was intoxicated at the time of his death, according to an autopsy report.
Eiley R. Holliman Jr., ...

Woman accused of felony theft from realty board via unauthorized use of debit card

A series of shoplifting incidents also is alleged.

A Riverton woman was arrested Monday, accused of making about $4,600 in unauthorized charges on a ...

Commissioners order EMS chief not to speak with media; 'cohesive message' cited for move

Fremont County Commissioners have instructed Fremont County Emergency Medical Services director Joseph Zillmer not to talk to the media.
"I am not to speak ...

Wet spell gives another boost to snowpack, soil moisture

Two more weather systems are expected to drop continued precipitation on the Wind River Basin through May 26.
The Riverton area saw more than 1 inch of ...

Wyoming oil, gas rig count drops by two

HOUSTON --Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to ...

Federal court asks if Eaton might still face death penalty

CHEYENNE --A federal appeals court wants lawyers representing inmate Dale Eaton and the state of Wyoming to address whether he still faces a possible death ...

Skateboard group reaches $270K fundraising goal

The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association announced Wednesday it had raised the final $50,000 it needed to build a new skate park and reached its ...

One dead, two injured in Mount Moran avalanche

JACKSON --One man died and two others were injured in an avalanche at Grand Teton National Park's Mount Moran.
Luke Lynch, 30, died Sunday morning while on ...

Mead pushes deep-water coal ports on trip to Northwest

CHEYENNE --Faced with sliding domestic demand for coal, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has kept pressing for access to deep-water ports in the Northwest that would ...

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Corrections
In Friday's Ranger, the page one story "First class graduates from rez college program" should have said "Nine students received their ...

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Utah plans to join fracking suit
SALT LAKE CITY --Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah will join three other states in a lawsuit challenging new rules for ...

More Wyoming adults reporting high blood pressure, WDH says

The issue can lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke and other health problems.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a growing ...

 
 

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