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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]

Pet Connection took in the 'smoky' animals

Jul 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lander Pet Connection was busy July 12 when a dozen animals from the Wind River Veterinary Clinic were housed after a fire July 11.
Pet Connection president ... [more]

Community effort saves 12 pets in veterinary clinic fire

Jul 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Andrea Novotny:  Authorities say the Lander facility sustained "pretty severe damage" to the roof and attic.

Six dogs and six cats were saved from a structure fire ... [more]

Erixon named market CEO of hospitals

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Regional Hospital and Riverton Memorial Hospital have announced that Stephen M. Erixon will lead both hospitals on a permanent basis in a newly-created ... [more]

Lander beats Riverton 8-6 for vintage title

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander's Eric Baker crushed a two-run homer Sunday in the final inning of the championship game for an 8-6 victory over Riverton in the annual "vintage" ... [more]

Big wins for Riverton, Lander 9-10s to open District

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton and Lander rolled to lopsided victories Thursday in the first day of the 9- and 10-year-old Little League all-star district baseball tournament in ... [more]

Cody throttles Lander all-stars 28-5

Jul 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton opened Little League District play Wednesday night against Powell.

Cody Little League all-star baseball player Charlie Beaudrie smashed two ... [more]

E. coli concerns in Popo Agie and diverted streams

Jul 16, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  An E. coli bacteria alert for the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River also is a concern for ditches and streams supplied by the river.
The Popo Agie ... [more]

Conrad to continue as state senior games head

Jul 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marty Conrad learned Friday that he will be the president of the Wyoming Senior Olympic Games for one more year.
Conrad became the president in 2011 after ... [more]

College finds land for new Lander facility

Jul 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has secured a piece of ground for its new facility in Lander.
Dennis Egge, a project manager with the state's Construction Management ... [more]