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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]

Museum event to include sheep shearing and crafts

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Sheep Shearing Day is the first event in the Children's Exploration Series at the Fremont County Pioneer Museum.
Shearing demonstrations, weaving displays, ... [more]

Transplanting permits available at national forest district offices

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Tree and shrub transplanting permits are available for purchase at Shoshone National Forest district offices.
Transplant permits are $5 for one tree or shrub ... [more]

Sage grouse strategists looking for reason to change plans

Apr 9, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Landowners, environmental groups, biologists and businesses all have weighed in with proposals as Wyoming officials consider the first boundary changes in five ... [more]

Hornecker named Community College Faculty Member of the Year

Apr 9, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees has named Casper College instructor Heath Hornecker as the Community College Faculty Member of the Year ... [more]

$100K bail set for suspect in child porn investigation

Apr 9, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A child pornography charge has been filed against a Lander man whose house police raided April 2.
The Fremont County Attorney's Office on April 6 charged ... [more]

DCI arrests man on child pornography charge; others may be linked

Apr 8, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Services has arrested a Lander man for possession of child pornography.
Other charges are possible for individuals ... [more]

Art center opening members show Friday

Apr 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The largest showing of Lander Art Center member artwork will open Friday with a public reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
More than 100 original works by 45 ... [more]

Bagpiper to perform, speak at museum event in Lander

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  "Fremont County's Scottish Heritage" is the second program in the Discovery Speakers Series.
The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Two schools added to bike rodeo season roster

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources has added two private schools to its annual bike and safety rodeo season.
The countywide rotation now includes St. Margaret's and ... [more]

County sends three students to state spelling bee; all advance to oral contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The competition included spellers from Riverton and Lander.

All three of Fremont County's contestants at the 2015 Wyoming State Spelling Bee advanced ... [more]

Court ruling on bail sparked by county cases

Apr 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judges now can demand that criminal defendants post their bail in cash, according to a recent Wyoming Supreme Court decision. The practice is common in ... [more]

Pot seizure may be part of larger case

Apr 3, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation requested the help of the Lander Police Department in closing the 200 block of Jefferson Street in Lander on ... [more]

Class to offer farmers market grant training

Apr 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Hands-on training for writing grants to promote farmers markets, local food programs and raising specialty crops is available April 18 in Lander.
"Writing ... [more]

No plea deal reached in case of ex-museum director; trial more likely

Apr 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents soon could see the rare spectacle of a public official on trial for her actions in office.
A circuit court judge is setting a trial for the former ... [more]

Antique Easter decor on display

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A new display in the lobby of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum shows some vintage Easter decorations and cards from the late 1800s through the 1930s.
The ... [more]

Museum selling commemorative coin to mark 100th anniversary

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Association is producing a pure silver commemorative coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum.
Only ... [more]

UW Extension offices offering pesticide schools

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Extension Service and Fremont County Weed and Pest are planning two private pesticide certification schools this spring.
Any farmer, ... [more]

Man cited for DUI after rolling car three times

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A deputy found the abandoned vehicle about 250 feet off of the highway down a 25-foot embankment.

A Lander man who had been released on bond for ... [more]

Museum's April events to discuss soldiers, sheep, Scottish heritage

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Museum kicks off its spring schedule in April with two speakers programs and a Children's Exploration program.
"Buffalo Soldiers at ... [more]

Deputies arrest Riverton man after assault

Mar 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The victim said Justin King threatened to kill her children.

Justin King, 27, of Riverton, was arrested March 14 in Gillette after reportedly ... [more]

Explorer tells tales from the biggest known cave on Earth

Mar 24, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The title of Wednesday's presentation by Mark Jenkins was intriguing: "Vietnam Underground -- The Viet Cong, Spelunkers and the Biggest Cave on Earth." So was ... [more]

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' next play in library series

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will broadcast the play "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" in high definition Saturday.
The program is part of the library's National Theatre ... [more]

Museums to host traveling outlaw exhibit

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has been the stomping grounds for many an outlaw. Butch Cassidy spent much of his career in Fremont County and Wyoming. He ranched in the Dubois area ... [more]

Jury duty scam using officer names

Mar 22, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department says Fremont County residents are being targeted in a phone scam regarding jury duty.
According to LPD public information officer ... [more]

State passes on purchase of Chief Washakie art

Mar 20, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead said the state will not purchase a series of paintings depicting the life of Chief Washakie for display at the Capitol after the building ... [more]