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South Carolina community's non-violent reaction to Bible study shootings is admirable

Jul 5, 2015 - Peggy Boggan, Lander:  Editor:
It is shocking what happened at the church in South Carolina, where the nine people were shot at the Bible study meeting.
It is hard to believe ... [more]

The way it was: Wildfires - 2001

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The first week of July was a rough one for wildfires 14 years ago. Blazes near both Lander and Dubois required all-out effort to contain, and a fire truck was ... [more]

Veterans assistance available in July throughout Fremont County

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights music series starts Monday

Jul 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 67th Annual Army Band will perform at the first concert.

"Wyoming's Own" 67th Annual Army Band is the guest of the first Hot Notes Cool Nights ... [more]

Two Lander players on state Babe Ruth roster

Jul 2, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander baseball players Andrew Von Rein and Sean Davis have been selected to play for Team Wyoming in the Senior Babe Ruth baseball regionals later this month. ... [more]

Bomgaars opens store in Lander

Jul 2, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Bomgaars Supply Inc. opened its 73rd store June 4 in Lander.
Representatives from the farm and ranch retailer, along with local employees and members of the ... [more]

Public hearing on new budget Monday evening

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Residents can weigh in on the new county budget during a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Fremont County Commission chambers in the Fremont County ... [more]

Lander at state senior Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A quick season has the Lander Senior Babe Ruth playing this weekend at the state tournament in Rock Springs. Lander lost to Belle Fourche, S.D., 10-9, on ... [more]

Wyoming Catholic College resumes lecture series

Jun 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  For the second summer, professors from Wyoming Catholic College will be traveling throughout the state as part of the college's "Liberty Lecture Series." ... [more]


Jun 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander student earns degree
Adam Price, a mechanical engineering major from Lander, earned a bachelor's degree at Florida Institute of Technology's ... [more]

Why are the environmentalists silent on beetle-killed forests?

Jun 25, 2015 - Todd Fross, Lander:  Editor:
I find it amazing how silent the environmental groups are about the millions of acres of pine beetle-killed trees in the watersheds of the western ... [more]

Rockies, Tigers advance to title game

Jun 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Rockies and the Riverton Tigers are locked to battle for the Babe Ruth baseball title Wednesday.
In the semifinals, the Riverton Rockies blanked ... [more]

Courthouse facelift adds ramp, heated sidewalks

Jun 25, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The project began in early June, is expected to be finished by mid-July.

Work is under way to make the Fremont County Courthouse more ... [more]

July 4 running events in Lander could draw 1,000

Jun 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Online registration at closes July 2 at midnight, and racers can register in person July 3 at Wild Iris.

A week and a half remains to ... [more]

Remember who hired EMS director now being criticized

Jun 21, 2015 - Jim Mayfeld, Lander:  Editor:
I have read the letter from the county treasurer criticizing the former ambulance director. He lists all of Mr. Zillmer's faults and called him a ... [more]

Museums line up another week of programs

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Museum will kick off this week's programs with an Adventure Trek on Tuesday to St. Stephen's Indian Mission.
The trek will begin at 8:30 a.m. at ... [more]

BLM employees honored by Public Lands Foundation

Jun 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Bureau of Land Management employees from Lander were presented with the Outstanding Public Lands Professional Award in May for their achievements and ... [more]

Montana beats Wyo stars; Black, Quayle strong

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chris Quayle of Riverton was named Mr. Wyoming Basketball on Friday night in Sheridan.
The award is given to the top boys and girls basketball senior players ... [more]

Museums' programs focus on nature, petroglyphs and gold mining

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums system has three programs scheduled for the week.
On Friday, the Riverton Museum is hosting a free program called "Creatures of ... [more]

June meetings to address future highway projects in Wyoming

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  WyDOT will visit with residents Monday in Lander.

A series of public meetings has been scheduled in June to address future highway improvement ... [more]

Sioux ledger artwork on display at museum

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The exhibit features paintings by Sioux warrior Red Hawk.

A new traveling display at the Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander explores Sioux ... [more]


Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student makes dean's list
Haley Marie Snell of Riverton has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at South Dakota State ... [more]

Wyoming Catholic College graduates fifth class

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The school also announced a new $11 million fundraising campaign.

Wyoming Catholic College sent off its fifth graduating class May 16.
Several of ... [more]

Lander girl competes at international science fair

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Six female students were chosen earlier this year to represent Wyoming from May 10 to May 15 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in ... [more]

2015 Lander Brewfest to include games, music and more than 70 beers

Jun 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Early-bird tickets are on sale for the 2015 Fremont Toyota Lander Brewfest, an event projected to bring more than 2,000 people to enjoy craft beer from around ... [more]

June Outside

Jun 7, 2015 - Staff:  June 10 -- Shoshone National Forest, public meeting beginning the travel management process 6-8 p.m. at the Pronghorn Lodge, 150 East Main St., Lander. ... [more]

Forest ordering safe food storage

Jun 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Problems with bears have prompted the Shoshone National Forest to pursue requiring campers in Fremont County to store food securely.
The rule would take ... [more]

Free e-waste clean up set for Saturday

Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Residents can dispose of hazardous and electronic waste for free Saturday in three locations around Fremont County.
Agricultural operations also are welcome ... [more]

Museums hosting speakers, treks this week

Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums system will introduce visitors to some "wild" topics this week.
Speakers in Dubois and Lander will discuss, respectively, bear ... [more]


Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials seek input on Boysen plan
Public comment is being accepted until June 29 on the Boysen Reservoir Resource Management Plan/Environmental ... [more]