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Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission, District 4

Oct 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler faces former Fremont County planning director Ray Price in the race for Fremont County Commission District 4, which ... [more]

Construction begins on CWC Lander Center

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College and the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information have announced that construction has begun on the new CWC Lander Center, ... [more]

New display on historic hotels opens at museum

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new display on historic Wyoming hotels has opened at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
The display, titled "A Room for the Night," is a collaboration between ... [more]

Bizet show coming to Lander Met Opera

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander Met Opera will present "Carmen" at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at the Lander Library.
Georges Bizet created the opera from a play by the ... [more]

NOLS 2014 Stewardship Award goes to BLM Lander Field Office

Oct 23, 2014 - Staff:  The National Outdoor Leadership School has awarded its 2014 Stewardship Award to the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office.
The NOLS Stewardship ... [more]

State task force to discuss futures of health facilities

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health facilities task force will meet Wednesday in Cheyenne to discuss the group's recommendations about the future roles and needs ... [more]

Hospital offers extended hours for breast screenings

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mammograms will be read by the radiologist the following day.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SageWest Health Care at Lander and Riverton ... [more]

Museum hosting spooky evening

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Families are invited to a "spooky" night Saturday at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
Crafts and activities will be in the main lobby throughout the night. ... [more]

Boy's 'temper tantrum' in parking lot prompts onlookers to call authorities

Oct 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officers responding to a juvenile problem Oct. 9 in Riverton determined that the issue had been "self-inflicted."
The problem reportedly arose when a ... [more]

It is impressive to see offices of top officials together at capitol

Oct 12, 2014 - Maureen Fullencamp, Lander:  Editor:
I have only been to the Wyoming state capitol building three times in my life. The first was when I was just 11 years old.
I remember so clearly ... [more]

Mozart show next in Met Opera series

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Met Opera will present "The Marriage of Figaro" at 11 a.m. Saturday.
In this opera, Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, created not only ... [more]

Wyoming must 'focus on our connection' to climate change

Oct 10, 2014 - Donn Kesselheim, Lander:  Editor:
To the participants in the Wyoming gubernatorial campaign debates scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 on Wyoming PBS:
Wyoming's current ... [more]

Plea bargain reached for woman tied to robbing couple in their rural home

Oct 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman alleged to have robbed a rural Lander couple while she was on the lam looks to be getting three to five years in prison. She signed a plea-agreement ... [more]

Fifth season of Lander Met Opera begins

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library Met Opera will open its fifth season with Guiseppe Verdi's "Macbeth" at 11 a.m. Saturday.
This story of ambition takes place in the ... [more]

Museum displaying winners in park photo competition

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 36 prize-winning photos from this year's Sinks Canyon State Park Photo Contest will be displayed in the Coutant House at the Museum of the American West in ... [more]

Lander girl a semifinalist in Miss Wyoming Teen USA competition

Oct 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jaquelynn Dahlstedt of Lander was a semifinalist in Miss Wyoming Teen USA, which was held Sept. 21 in Casper.
The competition consisted of three ... [more]

Record-high temps in late September 'unusual,' expert says

Oct 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two of last week's warm fall days broke heat records in Riverton and Lander.
Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 were the hottest on record for those dates in both Fremont ... [more]

Judge sentences Lander man to five to 10 years in prison for robbery

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison Wednesday for his role in a robbery at the Riverton Walmart in November.
After more than an hour of ... [more]

Column citing old nursery rhyme was much appreciated

Sep 28, 2014 - Clarys Homer, Lander:  Editor:
I did enjoy Randy Tucker's column that mentioned the old nursery rhyme "For Want of a Nail."
I was lucky to have had a great-grandfather that I ... [more]

Library, CWC present Beyond Books series

Sep 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library and Central Wyoming College Lander Center are teaming up to present "Beyond Books," a free series of evening presentations on how to use the ... [more]

Gerber team wins One Shot with three harvests

Sep 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Although two teams harvested three antelope during the 2014 One Shot Antelope Hunt in Lander, the Gerber team rose to the top with the fastest time.
Terry ... [more]

Man in One Shot competition hurt after weapon malfunction

Sep 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A hunter was injured when his gun malfunctioned during the One Shot Antelope Hunt sight-in Sept. 19, but the injury did not stop him from participating in the ... [more]

Man changes plea in sex crime case; tougher charge awaits

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Larry Alcaraz was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a federal judge in August.

A Lander man who was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a federal ... [more]

Whiting, Brown near the top at Lander cross country meet

Sep 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cross country runners Micah Whiting and Charlene Brown crossed the finish line in the top 10 during their respective races on Thursday afternoon ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Oncology opens doors on new facility

Sep 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Rocky Mountain Oncology finally has opened its doors after years of working to bring the high-end cancer facility to Lander.
Acuhealth Acupuncture owner Paul ... [more]

Trash haulers still adjusting to new hours at waste facilities

Sep 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton and Wyoming Waste Systems will have another month to adjust to new hours at solid waste facilities.
The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Library to host broadcast of 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece "A Streetcar Named Desire" will be shown Saturday at the Lander Library.
The National Theatre Live production will ... [more]

More consideration needs to be shown during outdoor recreation

Sep 20, 2014 - Mike Bristo, Lander:  Editor:
I agree completely with the letter from Kim and Ann Kurasz about the awful behavior  more and more people show when they are camping, fishing, hiking, ... [more]

'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]