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Mock trial highlights case of the 1954 suicide of Hunt

Jun 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Citizens announced their verdict on "The Trial of Joe McCarthy" Wednesday night at Lander Middle School.
In the mock trial, set in 1954, the State of Wyoming ... [more]

Man killed in motorcycle-truck wreck

Jun 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Barry N. Strang, 59, of Casper, died Thursday at the scene of a two-vehicle traffic accident about two miles north of Lander on Wyoming Highway 789.
Reports ... [more]

Shooter in Sinks Canyon incident reaches plea deal

Jun 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who authorities said shot at three unarmed people in January has signed a plea agreement with Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. Under the deal, ... [more]

Fatal wreck closes road north of Lander

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and commercial vehicle has closed both lanes of Wyoming Highway 789 north of Lander, according to a statement issued by ... [more]

Lander resident injured in fall on Mount Owen

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Park rangers used a helicopter to extricate Jeff Judkins and his climbing partner.

Jeff Judkins, 38, of Lander, sustained multiple injuries from a ... [more]

Two injured in work zone accident near Lander

Jun 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A motorcyclist and his female passenger were injured Tuesday in a traffic accident southeast of Lander.
Reports state John Orr, 63, of Longmont, Colo., was ... [more]

Judge denies motion in murder case

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The move would have split the murder and sexual assault trials for John Thomas Hereford, who is charged in the Sept. 11 shooting death of Travis Armajo in ... [more]

Citizens to Perform 'The Trial of Joe McCarthy'

Jun 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Deceased Sens. Joseph McCarthy, Styles Bridges and Herman Welker will go on "trial" Wednesday, facing charges of blackmail leading to the suicide of fellow ... [more]

Teen dies of injuries from wreck near Lander

Jun 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The other Wisconsin teen involved in a fatal accident June 12 near Lander died Monday afternoon in Colorado, according to local officials.
"The Arapaho County ... [more]

Smithbaker on traveling team this summer

Jun 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Spencer Smithbaker had an eye-opening experience on the baseball diamond this month in Omaha, Neb.
The Lander 13-year-old played on the Casper Crush Under-13 ... [more]

Pay raises for commissioners and department heads don't feel right

Jun 23, 2013 - Dennis Slinger, Lander:  Editor:
I don't think I could ever be a county commissioner or county head of a department because I could not sleep at night if I voted myself a nice pay ... [more]

Asphalt milling work under way on U.S. Highway 287

Jun 23, 2013 - From staff reports:  Asphalt milling started Tuesday on a $4.4 million highway improvement project east of Lander on U.S. 287, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

UW Extension hosting a plant ID and ecology day

Jun 23, 2013 - From staff reports:  A plant identification and ecology field day will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Fremont County.
Dan Rogers, a professor in the Department of Ecosystem ... [more]

Authorities probing whether fatal auto wreck was deliberate

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Official reports state Michelle Caines, 43, of Lander, attempted to avoid last week's traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Wisconsin ... [more]

Lander fastpitch girls drop three in Riverton tourney

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander is learning the ropes this weekend in Riverton at the U.S. Energy fastpitch softball tournament in the Under-14 division.
The Lander Eclipse dropped a ... [more]

Volunteers needed for building Sinks Canyon trail

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will start work Saturday on a new non-motorized trail in Sinks Canyon. The trail will be roughly ... [more]

Fire chars truck, camper on South Pass

Jun 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A pickup truck overheated and caught fire Thursday while climbing the north slope of South Pass on Wyoming Highway 28.
Otis Smith of Cody and his female ... [more]

Wisconsin man killed in wreck; two others hurt

Jun 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 19-year-old Wisconsin man died Wednesday evening at the scene of a two-vehicle accident between Lander and Hudson.
Wyoming Highway Patrol officials said ... [more]

New record high in Riverton; Lander ties 95-year-old mark

Jun 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A record-setting heatwave baked Fremont County on Monday, with only slight relief in the forecast over the next few days.
Riverton's official temperature ... [more]

Pioneer museum could be kick-off venue for government convention

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are hoping to use the Fremont County Pioneer Museum to host a kick-off reception for the Wyoming Association of County Officers convention in ... [more]

LCCC announces students on spring honor roll, graduate list

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Laramie County Community College is proud to announce the names of students who earned a place on the president's and vice president's honor rolls.
Fremont ... [more]

Fourth annual FART takes to county roads Saturday

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Lander Cycling's fourth annual Fremont Area Road Tour will blow into Lander on Saturday, offering residents a chance to raise money for Injury Prevention ... [more]

Local pros show well at Riverton motocross races on home track

Jun 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton motocross riders Bo Kasper, Jake Lemley, Layne Watson and Sheldon Buckingham all have maneuvered their way into the pro division of the High Plains ... [more]

Pricetag of Lander Community Center exceeds estimates

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The city asked the county to cover the $1 million difference.

Bids for a new Lander Community Center came in $1 million more than early estimates ... [more]

Brew Fest begins Friday

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Lander also will play host to a rugby match and pancake breakfast Saturday.

The 12th annual Brew Fest begins at 5 p.m. Friday at the soccer fields ... [more]

Lander's adult baseball league hosted Phifer memorial Saturday

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Matthew Phifer was on the mind of Travis Foutz all day Saturday on the baseball diamond.
Foutz has put together the annual Matthew Phifer Memorial Tournament ... [more]

Lander's Hershey meet sets lineup for state test

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Young track and field athletes qualified for the Wyoming state Hershey track meet May 22 in Lander.
The top two athletes in each event qualified for the ... [more]

Coroner sticker argument was 'kids arguing in a sandbox'

Jun 3, 2013 - Brad Blanchard, Lander:  Editor:
I really don't know whether I am supposed to laugh or frown at the conclusion of the long argument between the Fremont County Coroner and the county ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot sculpture -- 1975 (take 2)

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Many readers caught an error in last week's "The Way It Was" photo caption, which identified one of the men as Chuck Guschewsky of Lander. In fact it was Jim ... [more]

Officials: Loop Road to stay closed until June 7

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Louis Lake Road will remain closed because of snow and road conditions through Memorial Day weekend.
The road, also known as the Loop Road, is located in ... [more]