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Fatal fire in Lander called 'suspicious'

No threat to community, officials say

Officials are investigating the fatal fire that claimed the life of a man early Wednesday in Lander as ...

Officer sprayed with bear mace; RPD says suspect 'lucky he didn't get shot' it 'deadly

Police said deadly force is justified in a situation involving substances when they are used to incapacitate law enforcement.

A Riverton man was ...

Second-grade students of Ashgrove Elementary School took a field trip Thursday to the Wind River as part of a District 25 initiative in "place-based ...

Enzi opposing coal pension fund protections

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of unionized mine workers and supporters rallied at the Capitol Thursday to push for a bill that would protect health-care and ...

Wyoming digest

Closed entrance cut park visits
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The closure of Yellowstone National Park's south entrance because of wildfire in ...

Judge: Reconsider lynx habitat

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The U.S. government was wrong to exclude large areas of the Rocky Mountains when it designated almost 40,000 square miles of habitat as ...

CWC state's most diverse college; 'at risk' students are majority

A recent student profile report shows Central Wyoming College is the most diverse institution of its kind in Wyoming.
For fall 2015, more than 10 percent of ...

Another stolen pickup on Cooper Road; this one not burned

Two similar incidents in the same area ended in arson.

Officials say there is a "very high probability" that a stolen vehicle found crashed into a ...

The incident occurred early Wednesday in the 300 block of Market Street in Lander.

One person died early Wednesday in a structure fire in Lander. ...

Campfires OK in Yellowstone again

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Campers in Yellowstone National Park can enjoy campfires again.
The National Park Service on Wednesday lowered fire ...

Wyoming Catholic College tallies 157 students as fall term begins

Wyoming Catholic College has welcomed its second largest class, with 50 students enrolled for the fall term.
That brings the total number of students at WCC ...

Wyoming digest

No highway deaths over weekend
CHEYENNE (AP) -- There were no fatal crashes on Wyoming highways over the long holiday weekend.
The Wyoming Highway ...

School performance up during the 2015-16 term

Statewide, 44 were rated as not meeting expectations.

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The number of Wyoming schools meeting or exceeding state academic expectations ...

Fire experts study why park's '88 burn areas on fire anew

Nearly three decades ago, huge wildfires burned more than a third of Yellowstone National Park, charring more than 1 million acres.
The park has seen ...

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Corrections

- The page one story "Chamber feels money as squeeze requests for aid come in" in Friday's Ranger should ...

Close to 200 protesters marched to demonstrate opposition to the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline that would cut through four states, including land near ...

School buses in Wyoming now are equipped with cameras on the arm of the stop sign that extends into the street when students are boarding or exiting the ...

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Deaths

SMITH
Marlene Smith, 93, of Riverton, died September 1 in Billings, Montana. Graveside services will be ...

National forest weighs changing some camping regs to reflect new conditions

BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST (AP) -- One does not have to drive far to notice the dozens of campers and RVs parked among the trees from a common Forest Service Road ...

Quake causes Jackson slide to advance at twice usual rate

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Last month's 5.0-magnitude earthquake near Jackson raised worries of another natural disaster and caused the West Broadway Landslide to ...

 
 

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