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Fun in Lander -- 1992

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Lander organized the fourth annual Popo Agie Rendezvous just before the start of summer in 1992, featuring a variety of exhibitions, competitions, trading ... [more]

Vets will rumble through Lander

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Two motorcycle clubs have made plans for a large rally in the Lander area next month.
Vietnam Vets and Legacy Vets motorcycle clubs based throughout Wyoming ... [more]

Celebrate tie hacks at Dubois smorgasbord

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  The meal is served Saturday, June 16, at the Headwaters center.

A major annual Dubois tradition is coming that stirs appetites all around.
The ... [more]

Lummis invites college students, graduates to be interns

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., is seeking college students and recent graduates interested in experiencing the federal government's legislative branch ... [more]

CWC professor wins educator award

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College professor Angel Sparkman was presented with a Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring ... [more]

Ross, Watts to wed June 23

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Blaze and Harlie Cowee are pleased to announce the engagement of their mother, Roni Colleen Ross, to Robert Jack Watts.
The future bride is the daughter of ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Maj. Urish completes 12 years of military service
Maj. Luke Urish grew up in Lander and graduated from LVHS in 1996 and the United States Air Force ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 1, 2012 - Staff:  Twenty-eight county UW students named to president's honor roll
The University of Wyoming lists 28 students from Fremont County on the 2012 spring ... [more]

University of Wyoming students win 'Future of Energy' Scholarships

Jun 1, 2012 - Staff:  Two University of Wyoming students studying energy resource management and development are recipients of the York Future of Energy Scholarship at the ... [more]

Teen mechanics place second in skills contest

Jun 1, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When friends and classmates Carl Booth and Matt Johnson get together, they bond over Russian accents and an appreciation of cars. That appreciation led to ... [more]

Riverton art students earn ribbons at state symposium

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  More than 4,500 pieces of high school art were on display at the annual Wyoming State High School Art Symposium April 26-28 at the Casper Events Center.
In ... [more]

The way it was: Two-year high school -- 1927

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  For the first half of the 20th century, Fremont County families of the "upper country" had a decision to make when it came time for the kids to go to high ... [more]

Wind River announces third-quarter honor rolls

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Wind River High School
Ninth grade
Principal's list

Robert Buline
A honors
Cole Bossert, J. D. Grindle, Alex Kini, Darcey Maddock, Jordan ... [more]

Achievers

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  County residents in National Guard recognized
LANDER -- Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard's B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, ... [more]

More on drive-ins -1955

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Readers provided more information about drive-in movie theaters in Fremont County following last week's photograph of the Knight Drive-In undergoing expansion ... [more]

Forest Service offers youth fishing event

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about their environment when the Shoshone National Forest participates in two fishing ... [more]

Fallen officer remembered

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Law enforcement officials recently remembered the 17th anniversary of the death of Fremont County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Crerar, who was fatally shot in the line ... [more]

Achievers

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Built Ford Tough prize awarded to Pingetzer
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jessica Pingetzer, a 2012 graduate of Shoshoni High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport employee retires

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A City of Riverton employee was recognized for his work at the Riverton Regional Airport. George Wright retired as an airport operator after working from Sept. ... [more]

Wells Fargo awards grant to Habitat

May 18, 2012 - Staff:  Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has awarded a grant to Habitat for Humanity, Wind River County for $15,000. The funds will be used for constructing Habitat for ... [more]

Ag business of the year

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  Brown Company owner Trevor Becken, left, received the ag business of the year award from University of Wyoming extension agent Ron Cunningham at the Fremont ... [more]

The way it was: Drive-in movie screen, 1955

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  In the middle years of the 20th century, drive-in movie theaters were commonplace around the nation. Fremont County had three of them once upon a time -- the ... [more]

Today

May 11, 2012 - Staff:  BIRTHS

ADAMS
A daughter was born to Lindsay and Trent Adams, of Riverton, at 2:01 p.m. April 30, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Huxtable to wed Rambo in August

May 11, 2012 - Staff:  Gary and Karen Huxtable of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle Huxtable to Skylar Rambo, son of Tom and Judy Rambo, also ... [more]

Kids feed stomachs and brains at Books and Breakfast

May 11, 2012 - Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Donald Watt Jr. grasped the crayon with his hand and shaded in the pickle-shaped cartoon character in his coloring book.
Below the character was an ominous ... [more]

Buffet and Grill under new ownership

May 10, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  By Joshua Scheer
Staff Writer
What was Austin's Steakhouse is now Archer's Buffet and Grill, under the ownership of Randy and Linda Archer.
The restaurant ... [more]

Public TV on the air

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming's first -- and still only -- public television station went on the air 29 years ago this week when Central Wyoming College flipped the switch on the ... [more]

Achievers

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton FFA earns awards at state event
The Riverton FFA Chapter took 27 members to the State FFA Convention on April 2 in Cheyenne. The group did ... [more]

BLM's Pulaski Award shared with Fremont County firefighters

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  The Pulaski Award, presented to the Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District fire program, will be located temporarily in both Lander and ... [more]

The way it was: Destructive Lander windstorm, 1996

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  No one who lives in Lander would use "windy" to describe the climate, but residents also know that spring always brings a couple of ferocious windstorms, as ... [more]

Brost and Komrs wed April 13

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Kelly and Renee Brost, Randy Komrs and Marilyn (Curtis) Hennrich are pleased to announce the marriage of Crystal Dawn Brost to Terry James Komrs.
The wedding ... [more]

Gard, Upton to marry May 12

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Richard and Debra Gard are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lynzzi Emma Gard to Dax Kelley Upton, the son of Randy Upton and TaRena ... [more]

Achievers

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Two county natives named to UW honor society
Top University of Wyoming students are new members of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society.
Selection ... [more]

Wright retires from Wyoming National Guard

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Sgt. 1st Class Michael Wright, of Riverton, retired from the Wyoming Army National Guard, after 22 years of service. He most recently served as chief mechanic ... [more]

UW Summer High School Institute participants named

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 83 talented sophomores from throughout the state will be presented in the 28th annual Summer ... [more]

Proposed academic calendar offers special programs

Apr 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 superintendent Richard McClements is proposing a 2012-13 academic calendar that would offer enrichment opportunities for Fort ... [more]

Rendezvous students tour Wind River Heritage Center

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-grader Nevaeh Liedy, far left, was the first of her class to take out her cell phone for a photo of the big horn sheep on ... [more]

Prom royalty selected at Riverton High

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School 2012 prom royalty was crowned Saturday at the spring dance with the theme "Once Upon a Time." From left, first attendants Kristen Bailey ... [more]

Students receive Chief Washakie scholarships

Apr 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to nine University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.
They will be recognized at the American ... [more]

Fort Washakie School librarian honored

Apr 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie School librarian Robin Levin is one of 10 Wyoming educators who will be honored Friday, April 13, in Cheyenne as an Arch Coal Foundation Teacher ... [more]