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'Hash oil' presenting legal hurdles for county cops, courts

Sep 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new illegal drug called hash oil has popped up in Fremont County this year, and Wyoming law has not fully caught up.
Hash oil is a concentrated form of ... [more]

Lander curator honored with award

Sep 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bonnie Willhelm, curator for the Museum of the American West, was given the "Outstanding Educator" award for 2014 by the Oregon-California Trails Association. ... [more]

Noseep takes bull riding at Lander rodeo

Sep 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander's Sierra Lyons placed in the top 10 in three different events.

Fort Washakie cowboy Jared Noseep proved to be the lone winner last weekend ... [more]

County joins Lander, Popo Agie Conservation District in flood mitigation probe

Sep 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local partners are hoping a state grant will cover part of the cost of an expensive study into mitigating flood risks on the Popo Agie River.
"The purpose of ... [more]

Helping out

Sep 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Trails development project is good mix of federal and private cooperation

Nobody is writing Valentines to the federal government these days, but ... [more]

National Theatre Live launches new season with Greek tragedy

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 2014-2015 season of National Theatre Live begins with "Medea" at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lander Library, 200 Amoretti St.
Helen McCrory (Fuente Ovejuna) ... [more]

One Shot Antelope Hunt display opens at Pioneer Museum

Sep 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The exhibit features antelope mounts, photos of the hunt, programs and other memorabilia.

A new display on the earliest days of the One Shot Antelope ... [more]

LVHS senior earns $1,000 scholarship from Rotary

Sep 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander Valley High School senior Marvin Aragon has earned a $1,000 scholarship from the Lander Rotary Club.
Rotarians say Aragon was a standout high school ... [more]

Mayor and council races shape up for November; primary totals certified

Aug 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Races for many municipal council offices in Fremont County are in place following the Aug. 19 primary election.
Some fields were narrowed to two candidates ... [more]

Road rebuild with new rec path sparks disagreement

Aug 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A county road project that has drawn some criticism has reached the end of an official objection period. The plan is to rebuild a 2,000-foot section of ... [more]

Speed a factor in Loop Road crash

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say a Lander man refused treatment after his vehicle plunged nearly 90 feet off the Loop Road near Lander.
According to the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

Malek retiring from candidacy

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Malek of Lander -- who could be described as a "perennial candidate" for local office -- is hanging up his campaign hat for good after losing to incumbent ... [more]

Giving land a voice

Aug 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Organizations seek to shield parts of Shoshone National Forest from motorized use

Flying at 14,000 feet gives an entirely different perspective of ... [more]

Library hosting Reader's Run 5k

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to participate in the Reader's Run 5k on Oct. 4 at the Lander Library.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the run starts at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Moriarty, Finch marry

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sarah Marie Moriarty and Benjamin Thomas Finch were married July 10, 2014, at the Kiwanis Community House in Cheyenne. The groom's brother, A. Lucas Finch, a ... [more]

Van Dijks invite families to paint community memorial

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents will have the opportunity Saturday to be a part of a lasting memorial for Noah and Zephy van Dijk -- two children who died in a house fire July 15 on ... [more]

Merrell new administrator for Wyoming Life Resource Center

Aug 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Adam Merrell has joined the Wyoming Department of Health as the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
Merrell has worked in ... [more]

Lander eatery catches eye of New York Times travel blogger

Aug 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  In mid-July, a New York Times photographer and food and travel blogger stopped in Lander during a trip across the United States and were impressed by what they ... [more]

NBA player shares tips, stories at Lander clinic

Aug 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ian Clark's Junior Jazz clinic drew about 40 youth basketball players.

Utah Jazz guard Ian Clark had never visited Wyoming before this week.
That ... [more]

Simpson goes from walk-on to scholarship player with Cowboys

Aug 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tanner Simpson was preparing for the start of two-a-day practices on Wednesday when new University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl pulled him aside.
The ... [more]

Zoller brings home gold from Lander Sprint Triathlon

Aug 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton resident Karen Zoller is a perfect one-for-one at the Lander Sprint Triathlon.
Zoller had enough left in the tank to finish first Saturday in ... [more]

Man arrested for rural assault on 88-year-old who recorded attack

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Douglas Shepard, 44, of Lander, was arrested for battery on Monday after reportedly assaulting an 88-year-old man during a dispute over hay.
Shepard made the ... [more]

Man bound over on felony sex assault charge

Aug 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The owner of Lander's Subway restaurant is facing a felony charge that he sexually abused a minor employee. The case was sealed until it was bound over to ... [more]

Tuesday rain sets new record in Riverton

Aug 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service office west of Riverton saw .58 inch of rain Tuesday.

The rain falling off-and-on over Fremont County this week is ... [more]

New CWC Lander center to cost $850,000 more than estimated

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved an extra $850,000 for the construction of a new facility in Lander.
Administrators said bids for ... [more]

Raise for county workers not really very generous

Aug 4, 2014 - Ray Price, Lander:  Editor:
A comment in a recent editorial needs clarification. Specifically, "There is a significant, broad-based piece of generosity in the new (Fremont ... [more]

Lander Sprint Triathlon coming up Saturday

Aug 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The race includes a 750-meter swim, a 19k bike ride and a 5k run.

After months of planning, the stage is set for the fourth annual Lander Sprint ... [more]

New World War II display opens at Lander museum

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new exhibit on World War II bombardiers has opened at the Lander Pioneer Museum.
Lander resident Tom Bell -- a World War II bombardier, author, ... [more]

It's confusing, but legal, for candidate to use two names

Jul 30, 2014 - Julie A. Freese, Fremont County Clerk, Lander:  Editor:
In response to Rex D. Flemish's letter to the editor regarding the question of how a candidate can run under two names in an election, I would like to ... [more]

4-H leader says everyone should get involved

Jul 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Amanda Winchester, of Lander, has been participating in 4-H for 33 years.
She started when she was a child, competing in the events, and then became a leader ... [more]