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Simpson hopes for playing time this year for Cowboys

Aug 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The former Lander Valley High School star is a red-shirt freshman this season.

LARAMIE -- Tanner Simpson has a goal. He wants to play wide receiver ... [more]

The way it was: Snowmobile trail talk -- 1988

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  In August 1988, representatives from the five counties -- Fremont, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton and Park -- were making the rounds to local governments seeking ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  Airport Road to close Monday
Construction for the water tank will temporarily close Airport Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
71 ... [more]

Lander sprint triathlon coming Aug. 17; top men already in field

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ann Lehmkuhler is in the last stages of planning for the Lander Sprint Triathlon set for Saturday, Aug. 17.
The Lander Triathlon Club president is receiving ... [more]

Academy welcomes new cadets

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 452 members of Class 18 for completing the two-week Acclimation Period of their training on ... [more]

Arsonist faces two to five years in prison

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander man who burned a vacant house on Goodrich Drive in December faces two to five years in prison and seven years of supervised probation after ... [more]

West Nile virus case confirmed in Fremont Co.

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A woman in Fremont County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
She represents the second case of West Nile ... [more]

Grizzly sighted near Lander again; large numbers still unlikely in southern Winds

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year marks the third consecutive summer that a grizzly bear has been sighted in the mountains outside of Lander, but officials said the news shouldn't ... [more]

Calamity Jane to share stories, crack a whip Tuesday

Aug 6, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Museum of the American West presents "Calamity Jane Speaks and Cracks the Whip" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Museum of the American West, 1445 Main ... [more]

Quick, professional action on Fairfield Fire was crucial in protecting property

Aug 5, 2013 - Karen and Phil Schiller and homeowners of Homestead Park:  Editor:
Homeowners from Homestead Park near Fairfield Hill are most grateful to the firefighters, Fremont County Sheriff's department, and local policeman who ... [more]

Children get chance to explore Sinks Canyon cave

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Applications are available for the fourth annual Wyoming Kids eXtreme Cave Exploration Adventure on Saturday at Sinks Canyon State Park.
Through the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Work begins on 17 Mile Road
A $1.34 million pavement improvement project has begun on Wyoming 137 near Riverton.
The work zone begins near 17 Mile ... [more]

Lander runner-up at state girls U14 softball

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Improvement was shown in all areas of the game by a group of Lander softball players in the Under-14 division.
The Lander girls placed second at the recent ... [more]

Man guilty of murder in Lander death

Aug 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury has found John Thomas Hereford guilty of second-degree murder, kidnapping and one count of first-degree sexual assault.
"This is what we anticipated ... [more]

Defense rests in Hereford case; jury to start working

Aug 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Defense attorneys for a Lander man accused of rape and second-degree murder made their final presentation of evidence Thursday in Lander District Court.
John ... [more]

Fairfield Fire fully contained; south side of highway reopens

Jul 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials said the Fairfield Fire was 100 percent contained Sunday, and on Monday the south side of Sinks Canyon Road reopened, including area ... [more]

Hereford murder trial begins at county courthouse

Jul 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On the opening day of the trial of a Lander man for rape and murder, prosecutors said they would prove all the charges. The defense attorney tried to poke ... [more]

After big victory to open state, Lander 9-10 stars go 0-2

Jul 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After picking up a 16-6 victory vs. Gillette on Wednesday, the Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star team lost two straight baseball games to be eliminated from ... [more]

Spitter faces felony charges for incident with deputies

Jul 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who spit on Fremont County Detention Center staff after being arrested for stealing a truck in Riverton now faces two felony assault charges in ... [more]

Nuway aiding firefighters

Jul 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After 41 years cooking food at more than 90 fires across the country, Harry Reed of Lander served his first meal to a local firefighter on Monday. Reed has ... [more]

Younger Lander all-stars get big win in opener

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team started the state Little League baseball tournament Wednesday in Laramie with a 16-6 victory against ... [more]

Damp weather helping Fairfield crews

Jul 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cooler, damper weather has helped firefighters stop the Fairfield Fire from spreading for two days.
On Thursday morning, the official size was 1,559 acres ... [more]

Lander 9-10s throttle Gillette at state LL

Jul 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team started the state Little League baseball tournament with a 16-6 victory against Gillette.
Wednesday's ... [more]

Lightning caused fire near Sinks Canyon

Jul 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials on Wednesday said the Fairfield Fire above Sinks Canyon was ignited by a lightning strike July 17.
The blaze reportedly started at about 8:40 p.m. ... [more]

Fire grows to 1,900 acres as it enters more forested area

Jul 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The wildfire in Sinks Canyon grew more than 1,900 acres by Wednesday morning. Westerly winds pushed the Fairfield Fire away from the Homestead Park subdivision ... [more]

Health officials offer tips to guard against smoke damage

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  The following precautions will help people avoid the negative effects of smoke damage or smoke inhallation during the dry summer months when wildfires are ... [more]

Sinks Canyon fire hits 1,200 acres, still could spread

Jul 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: The U.S. Forest Service now says the fire perimeter has increased to 1686 acres with growth seen on the western edge ... [more]

Fast-moving fire burning in Sinks Canyon

Jul 22, 2013 - Staff:  A fast moving wildfire, estimated by the Shoshone National Forest Service at 1,200 acres as of Tuesday morning, is burning 10 miles southwest of Lander near ... [more]

Lander downs Riverton 9-10 all-stars to claim championship

Jul 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The timely hits dropped for the Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team in a 9-5 win over Riverton in the district championship game Saturday at the ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s win district Little League title

Jul 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton pitcher Jaren Draper struck out a Cody batter with the bases loaded for the final out to lock up his squads thrilling 4-3 victory in the 11-and ... [more]