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Catholic college offering distance learning courses

May 22, 2015 - Staff:  Wyoming Catholic College has launched a new Center for Distance Learning, which will offer a six-session course beginning June 2.
Courses will be taught by ... [more]

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

May 22, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  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 ... [more]

Achievers

May 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student on dean's list
Michael Jones of Riverton has been named to the dean's list at Simpson University for the spring 2015 semester.
Jones ... [more]

Panel to discuss Wyoming Food Freedom Act on Thursday

May 21, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  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 ... [more]

Wet spell gives another boost to snowpack, soil moisture

May 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  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 ... [more]

Police arrest man after recovering $10,000 in stolen tools and equipment

May 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  More than $10,000 in stolen equipment and tools reportedly have been recovered, resulting in the arrest of a Lander-area man.
Joshua Alan Devore, 34, of rural ... [more]

Riverton man pleading not guilty in March robbery case

May 17, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man pleaded not guilty May 7 to three charges related to an armed robbery in March at a Lander hotel.
John Michael Dick, who was 27 at the time of ... [more]

Lander man receives probation for sexually abusing minor

May 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The owner of Lander's Subway restaurant was sentenced to three years probation on April 2 for sexually abusing an underage employee. He would see three to five ... [more]

Library to host screening of sage grouse program Tuesday

May 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS is hosting a series of public screenings of "The Sagebrush Sea," a documentary from the award-winning series Nature.
Each screening will be ... [more]

Digest

May 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Cities mull anti-discrimination ordinances
CASPER -- Laramie's ordinance prohibiting discrimination against gays and transgender people will be used as ... [more]

Lander student named to honor roll

May 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  Dalton Rohn of Lander has been named to the winter 2015 honor roll at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wash. To receive honor roll status, students ... [more]

Lander resident passes bar exam

May 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Bar has announced that nine people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming. 
Among the nine is Christine ... [more]

Pictures of huge Interstate 80 wreck site didn't do it justice

May 10, 2015 - Kristine Merrill, Lander:  Editor:
I drove past the big wrecks on Interstate 80 in April in the other lane. I could hardly believe my eyes. No pictures I saw in the news media did it ... [more]

WyDOT cautioning motorcyclists about highway construction

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  All drivers should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.

Asphalt milling is scheduled to begin Monday on a highway and bridge improvement ... [more]

Museums present kid friendly activities

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Children ages 7 to 14 years old can play pioneer games and learn to make a hide painting during events Friday and Saturday at two Fremont County museums.
The ... [more]

Plea deal expected in death of UW student

May 10, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- The suspect in the death of a University of Wyoming student from Lander is expected to plead guilty to manslaughter next month in exchange for a ... [more]

Two county students win awards in math contest

May 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Western Heritage Lutheran Academy in Riverton recently held a TRIG-STAR competition and named John Desenfants as the winner.
Inberg-Miller Engineers of ... [more]

Police seeking witnesses after person stabbed two on street outside bar in Lander

May 8, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department is seeking anyone with information regarding an altercation and stabbing that took place outside of the Forge Bar and Grill early ... [more]

Parks new administrator at WLRC

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Allen Parks is the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
"We could not be more pleased to have Allen joining our leadership team ... [more]

County sets hearings on EMS tax, privatization next week

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public meetings to discuss the sustainability of Fremont County Emergency Medical Services are officially set for Monday and Tuesday.
"I hope there's clear ... [more]

Airport name change could help boardings to recover

Apr 26, 2015 - Scott Rudolph, Lander:  Editor:
I have been following the news and discussions in the paper about the situation at Riverton Regional Airport. The letters to the editor in the past ... [more]

Highway crack repair project set for Tuesday

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  A $2.3 million highway crack sealing maintenance project is scheduled to continue next week in Lander.
A crew with prime contractor Highway Improvement, Inc., ... [more]

Historian to teach free oral history workshop

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The class will include instruction on the basics of interviewing and putting audio recordings to good use.

The Fremont County Pioneer Museum will ... [more]

Wyoming Democratic Party to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]

ATV association invites volunteers to clean up public land

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County ATV Association and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office plan to clean up of public lands at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Government ... [more]

Tribe hosting job fair to hire for expansion

Apr 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is hosting job fairs at two locations Thursday to hire for a major renovation at the tribe's casino.
The first fair is 1 p.m. to 3 ... [more]

Plane crash in Idaho kills four; two were former Lander residents

Apr 17, 2015 - By Anne McGowan, The Lander Journal:  An airplane crash in a remote area of central Idaho on April 10 took the lives of three employees of a Lander-based business.
All three worked for Creative ... [more]

Moisture record in Lander; snowpack up

Apr 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The snow generated .88 inch of precipitation Wednesday, breaking the previous record of .68 inch set in 1924

Wednesday's storm caused a healthy jump ... [more]

Car burglary suspect says 'not guilty;' second plea in different case

Apr 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two men pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in unrelated cases in Lander District Court on April 8.
Jeramie Vanzane Lewis, of Riverton, pleaded not guilty ... [more]

The way it was: Bus garage fire -- 1983

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  There's never a good time for a property-damaging fire, but the flames that swept through Fremont County School District 1 bus garage in Lander 32 years ago ... [more]