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Natrona County correctional facility earns health care award

Natrona County correctional facility earns health care award

Tylar Baker laughed to himself as he tried to use one hand to strap the blood pressure machine to his heavily tattooed arm.

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Casper council candidates support rapids, offer safety alternatives

Casper council candidates support rapids, offer safety alternatives

CASPER, Wyo. — Candidates for Casper City Council unanimously agree that ripping out the North Platte whitewater park is not the solution to making the river a safer place.

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Gas prices low, but not in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Motorists heading to the pump before one final summer jaunt are in for a treat — unless they live in Wyoming.

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Original — and isolated — Wyoming Range oil and gas leases face uncertain future

Original — and isolated — Wyoming Range oil and gas leases face uncertain future

WYOMING RANGE — From a distance, the country looks gentle. Tall mountains flow into rolling hills. Rivers and creeks snake down gorges and into valleys as they wind haphazardly through sagebrush plains.

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Yellowstone cracking down use of aerial camera drones

Yellowstone cracking down use of aerial camera drones

Just weeks after a visitor crashed a drone into Yellowstone National Park's largest hot spring, park officials have filed criminal charges against the alleged pilot and are stepping up their efforts to publicize and enforce a ban on unmanned aerial vehicles in the park.

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School skit sparks investigation

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County High School Principal Dean Kelly has been temporarily replaced as the school’s top official after what he’s calling a “personnel issue” involving members of the school’s staff earlier this week.

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Pinedale man faces attempted murder charges

PINEDALE — A Pinedale man faces attempted murder charges alleging he attacked three women in their homes over the past four years.

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Elk rut prompts safety warning in Yellowstone

Elk rut prompts safety warning in Yellowstone

Bull elk rutting activity has begun in Yellowstone National Park, so officials are warning tourists to be extra cautious around the large animals.

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Casper councilman wants city ethics investigation

CASPER — A Casper City Council member who was accused of ethics violations is demanding an investigation into whether other city officials violated ethics laws.

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2nd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

2nd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Drone flyers have been warned, now they'll be charged.

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Investigation into decapitated body continues; sheriff asks for public's help

Investigation into decapitated body continues; sheriff asks for public's help

As the investigation continues into the murder of Cody, Wyo., resident Juan Antonio Guerra-Torres, Park County Sheriff Scott Steward is asking for the public’s help in tracking down several people who might have information in the case.

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State offers early childhood grants

CASPER, Wyo. — Dianna Webb stepped gingerly between sleeping children Thursday afternoon on the way to her office at Apple Tree Learning Center in Casper.

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Wyoming sheriff says pastor actually shot himself

CENTENNIAL — Wyoming law enforcement officials say a pastor who reported being shot and wounded in a struggle with a burglar at his church actually shot himself.

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Researchers predict ash fall if Yellowstone supervolcano erupted

Researchers predict ash fall if Yellowstone supervolcano erupted

If the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt — and there’s no indication that will happen any time soon — Billings residents could be up to their chins in ash.

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Judge denies request to delay wild horse roundup

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge has denied a request from horse preservation groups to block the federal government's plan to round up about 800 wild horses in Wyoming.

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Wyoming woman hit by bus, dies at Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. — A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada has died after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert.

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UW collects $50.7 million in private donations

UW collects $50.7 million in private donations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming saw a slight dip in private contributions in the past fiscal year but still collected the second-highest amount ever despite turmoil in the university’s top administrative post.

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7,700 lottery players in Wyoming win money

7,700 lottery players in Wyoming win money

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — No one hit the jackpot, but nearly 7,700 people who bought lottery tickets in Wyoming this week received some kind of payback.

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Wyoming's primary election results certified

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The State Canvassing Board has certified last week's primary election results.

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2 arrested in spate of Laramie car burglaries

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Investigators say the discovery of a man wearing a sweatshirt stolen during a series of car burglaries in Casper led to arrest of two suspects in the case.

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Fall, head trauma killed Russian hiker in Grand Teton

Fall, head trauma killed Russian hiker in Grand Teton

MOOSE, Wyo. — Authorities say a 20-year-old Russian man found dead in Grand Teton National Park died of blunt force trauma from a fall.

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Yellowstone concession worker found dead

Yellowstone concession worker found dead

A 21-year-old Yellowstone National Park concession worker from Twin Bridges was found dead in the park on Tuesday evening.

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2 daughters' views differ on 1970s Wyoming slaying

2 daughters' views differ on 1970s Wyoming slaying

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The daughter of a Missouri woman sentenced for killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said Wednesday that she stands by her mother as she prepares to spend the rest of her life in a remote prison.

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Pastor shot, wounded in Wyoming church

CENTENNIAL, Wyo. — A Wyoming pastor was shot and wounded with his own handgun after apparently interrupting a burglary at his rural church.

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Expect busy Labor Day weekend in Yellowstone

Expect busy Labor Day weekend in Yellowstone

Visitors to Yellowstone National Park over the Labor Day weekend can expect campgrounds and lodging in and around the park to fill early in the day.

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