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Woman who would not drop knife shot to death by officers

GILLETTE -- Officers in northeast Wyoming shot and killed a 39-year-old woman armed with a knife after other means to stop her, including a stun gun, ...

Stressed Saratoga nursing home to be managed by 'turnaround' expert

SARATOGA -- The Montana company taking over a nursing home in southern Wyoming specializes in turning around troubled facilities, but the Saratoga facility ...

Cemetery rites, gun show among Memorial Day weekend events

Volunteers are invited to help place more than 1,400 flags on graves at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery.
The grave of every veteran will be adorned ...

Second charge for Lander stabbing suspect, but judge lowers man's bond to $5,000

The man charged with stabbing two people in Lander now faces a second count of aggravated assault and battery.
Luis Manuel Varba, 23, waived his preliminary ...

Rising health costs drive bigger library budget request

The Fremont County Library System is asking to bump up its budget in the coming fiscal year.
System director Tracy Cook told Fremont County Commissioners that ...

College chief, VP get raises comparable to CWC staff

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved changes to administrative compensation at its meeting Wednesday.
CWC president Dr. Cristobal Valdez and ...

Promoter sues regulator to bar imposing rules on bare-knuckle

A bare-knuckle fight promoter has sued the Association of Boxing Commissions and its president, saying the body is wrongly encouraging the City of Riverton to ...

Ambulance boss fired amid money challenges faced by department

Fremont County Emergency Medical Services director Joseph Zillmer has been fired.
Fremont County Commissioners voted Tuesday to terminate Zillmer, but they ...

Job losses for CWC as grants end, college eyes costs

Central Wyoming College is losing more than $500,000 in grant funding this year, and administrators say the change will have an impact on staffing.
During a ...

Park might reintroduce cutthroat

Public comments are due by June 19.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park officials are working with state game and fish agencies and ...

Fleeing man killed himself during chase with police

WORLAND -- The Washakie County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a Colorado man killed himself after a high-speed chase.
Deputy Mike Oberth attempted to ...

Digest

Man guilty in pipe bomb plot
LARAMIE -- A jury has found a Laramie man guilty of plotting to use a homemade pipe bomb to kill the man his wife was ...

City OKs $200K to help lure new airline to service Riverton Regional Airport

The Riverton City Council earmarked $200,000 during its meeting Tuesday that may be needed to help recruit a new airline to Riverton Regional Airport. ...

Cody school board hears hot debate about new public reading curriculum

The reading materials in question are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

CODY -- Proposed new reading materials for students in Cody schools ...

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Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page six story "Good RHS contingent to state track" should have said Jared Kobbe qualified with a fourth-place ...

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 ...

Today

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 ...

 
 

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