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Odd stories about two women


In the past year, two odd stories have occurred, concerning women here in Wyoming that made national news. Both women were matriarchs of their families.

First, here in Lander, we had the first confirmed death in the state’s history from rabies when Karen Farthing, 77, died Oct. 3 from complications from an encounter with a bat.

Second, in Casper, a well-known businesswoman, Kris Richardson, 61, just vanished in thin air. Her family has posted an incredible reward of $250,000 for information about that disappearance.

First, let’s discuss the Karen Farthing case.

We have known Karen for...

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