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Partners aid Carissa restoration

Jun 17, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Restoring historical exhibits at the Carissa Mine in South Pass City benefits from several partners.
Historian Jon Lane at the South Pass City Historic Site ... [more]

This is no movie set

Jun 17, 2015 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Real-deal gold-mine restoration is even better

The elaborate, ancient interior of South Pass City's Carissa Mine and Mill site seems less like an old ... [more]

Driver in head-on fatal makes court appearance

Jun 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Arizona man charged with homicide by vehicle in connection with a crash that occurred more than a year ago said he couldn't see at the time of the incident ... [more]

Arizona man extradited to face charges in fatal 2014 wreck

Jun 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  David Hoyt, 54, of Apache Junction, Ariz., has been arrested on a Fremont County warrant for homicide by vehicle related to a fatal accident in January 2014 on ... [more]

No serious injury from spectacular wreck Tuesday

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After being reported initially as a possible fatal wreck, a two-vehicle accident Tuesday near South Pass had a much better outcome. Officials say everyone ... [more]

Man breaks window of South Pass office to phone for help

Feb 6, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Reliance man broke the window of a South Pass City State Historic Site office Jan. 17 to use the phone after his vehicle had been stuck for several hours in ... [more]

Snow conditions OK for rec; ice looking good

Feb 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  On Togwotee Pass above Dubois, there were 55 inches on the ground Tuesday.

Winter recreation enthusiasts have managed to enjoy the outdoors this year ... [more]

Historians to discuss South Pass City

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Historians Jon Lane and Susan Layman will be available to answer questions about South Pass City during Coffee with a Historian on Wednesday.
The two can tell ... [more]

South Pass area would violate planned EPA reg on ozone

Dec 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ozone levels measured on South Pass could be an issue if and when new federal air pollution standards take effect in three years.
The most recent value was 65 ... [more]

WAAM features Carissa Mine on poster

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Gov. Matt Mead has proclaimed September as Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month and cited the importance archaeology plays in the scientific study of material ... [more]

Poker run raising funds for mine restoration

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Friends of South Pass is hosting Run for the Gold, an ATV poker run and mine tour, on Aug. 31 at the state historic site.
Funds raised with the event will ... [more]

Gold Rush Days a 'great success'

Jul 25, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  This year was the first time the Carissa Mine and Mill was open during the event.

Organizers for South Pass City's Gold Rush Days called the weekend ... [more]

Fifth straight 'vintage' baseball crown for Lander at South Pass

Jul 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Players use old-fashioned equipment and play under somewhat different rules from the modern game.

Lander won three consecutive games on the second ... [more]

Vintage games, anvil blasting featured at Gold Rush Days

Jul 11, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The two-day annual event begins Saturday in South Pass City.

Gold Rush Days in South Pass City are set to kick off Saturday.
The South Pass City ... [more]

Moose relocated to South Pass after visit to downtown Lander

Jun 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Some residents in Lander had a little excitement June 13 when a moose was spotted in the downtown area.
Large carnivore conflict coordinator Brian Debolt, of ... [more]

Carissa Mine open to tour groups; night event planned

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will offer public tours of the Carissa Mine at 2 p.m. Thursday through Sundays through Labor Day.
The public will be ... [more]

Two killed in separate car wrecks

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Donald Abernathy, 83, of Lander, died Sunday in a one-vehicle rollover on Wyoming Highway 789 south of Lander.
Reports state he was driving north at about ... [more]

Collision near South Pass kills 75-year-old Cody man

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Details on a fatal car accident Friday evening in Fremont County have been released. Gerald Haugen, 75, of Cody died at the scene of a two-vehicle, head-on ... [more]

Drug arrests follow discovery of rental car that was overdue

Dec 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man and woman from Las Vegas were arrested for possession of a controlled substance Saturday night after their overdue rental car was found abandoned near ... [more]

Solid gold history: Carissa mine machinery back in action Sunday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  After nearly a decade of reconstruction, the Carissa Gold Mine is coming back to life for all to see, with the grand opening scheduled for Sunday near the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Dog days?
We don't get too many days like these in Fremont County in mid-August, namely cool, mostly cloudy and something resembling humid. Take note, ... [more]

Gold Rush begins Saturday

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will host the annual Gold Rush Days celebration from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 125 South Pass Ave. The ... [more]

Carissa ready to be fired up for visitors

Jun 19, 2013 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Supporters of South Pass City State Historic Site and the Carissa Mine renovation project will numerous changes at the site this summer, all leading up to a ... [more]