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Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Crack-seal project under way
A $991,000 project to crack-seal highways is under way throughout Central and Northwest Wyoming, and work will continue ... [more]

County students place in photography contest

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nature Conservancy of Wyoming has announced the winners for its fourth annual "I Believe in Conservation" high school photography contest. This year's ... [more]

Man arrested in arson case after stakeout

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A man was apprehended after a lengthy stakeout Tuesday evening at a Lander residence. Police said they think the man is connected to an arson that occurred ... [more]

Campus killer blamed dad for Asperger's

Dec 4, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Christopher Krumm killed his father, a former Lander resident, and a Casper woman before committing suicide Friday.

A man who killed his father, a ... [more]

Police confirm identities of Casper victims

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Friday morning murder-suicide left three dead, including former Lander resident James Krumm.

Officials on Saturday confirmed Friday's article in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Part of Loop Road closed for season
Parts of the Loop Road on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest have been closed for the ... [more]

State Rep. McOmie wins Golden Bell Award

Nov 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming School Boards Association at a ceremony last week honored longtime state Rep. Del McOmie, R-Lander, with the prestigious Golden Bell Award.
"We're ... [more]

Chaplain fired amid conduct allegations

Nov 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Catholic College took the action against the Rev. Stuart MacDonald.
 
Wyoming Catholic College officials said a chaplain was fired from the ... [more]

Three dead in Casper attack; one may be past Lander resident

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents had Casper College students and staff in mind on Friday after an attack resulted in the death of three people on and near the ... [more]

Cameco uranium mine reaches EIS stage; nearly 100 new jobs forecast

Nov 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Uranium mining is a step closer to returning to Fremont County. The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office has released a draft environmental impact ... [more]

Word on skull identification not likely for weeks

Nov 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont Coroner Ed McAuslan said he could know by the end of January whether the partial human skull found this summer near the Popo Agie Falls belonged to ... [more]

Dry goods store -- 1894

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  The transition from wood buildings to brick was a welcome sign of progress and stability for small western towns, and this store was a sign of exactly that in ... [more]

Library hosting fourth opera of 2012-13 season

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The fourth opera of the 2012-13 Lander Met Opera season, "La Clemenza di Tio," will be presented at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Lander Library.
This ... [more]

Journal cover to feature work by Lander artist

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dec. 15 issue will feature a pastel portrait of the beloved basset hound "Polly," by Lander artist ... [more]

Defendant says 'not guilty' to murder charge in Lander death

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The defendant accused of shooting and killing his cousin and of sexually assaulting a woman in September pleaded his innocence in court Tuesday ... [more]

Wyoming author to have book signing Monday in Lander

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Anyone wanting signed copies of Bill Sniffin's new coffee table book about Wyoming can buy them Monday, Nov. 19, at a reception at the Best Western ... [more]

BLM seeks public input on Gas Hills uranium project proposal

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public input on the Gas Hills In-Situ Recovery Uranium Project Draft Environmental Impact ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest Christmas tree permits available

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Christmas tree permits are now available from the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 20 feet tall. Additional permits are ... [more]

Barnes acquitted on felony; guilty of lesser counts in child's death

Nov 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Jurors Friday evening determined that William Dean Barnes of Lander was not guilty of felony aggravated vehicular homicide stemming from a Dec. 20 crash where ... [more]

Two newcomers join school District 1 board of trustees

Nov 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  An incumbent and two newcomers will join the Fremont County School District 1 Board of Trustees.
Trustee Joe Palladino secured a second four-year term on the ... [more]

Lander U10 booters end good season

Nov 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander U10 Strikers soccer team last month won the Rapid City Soccerfest title to end the fall season.
Lander U10 coach Tony Lowham said the Strikers ... [more]

County's election judge tireless in doing their important duties

Nov 11, 2012 - Darlene Vaughan, Lander:  Editor:
Election judges  here in Fremont County and all over Wyoming set their alarm clocks for the long day on Tuesday. These folks sit at the polls from ... [more]

Digest

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Winters elected in HD 28
Nathan Winters of Thermopolis will be the new state representative for House District 28.
The re-drawn district covers parts ... [more]

Trial starts Tuesday for man whose truck hit sixth-grader

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Trial starts Tuesday for the Lander man charged with being the driver who struck and killed an 11-year-old girl exiting a school bus at her home last ... [more]

Larsen wins election in HD54 to replace McOmie

Nov 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The next Wyoming House District 54 representative will be Lloyd Larsen after the Lander Republican resident secured nearly 57 percent of the votes cast in ... [more]

Government must guard liberty

Nov 4, 2012 - Ryan Jefferson Jones, Lander:  Editor:
A newspaper article may have misled some readers regarding my position on abortion. I present a transcript of the statement from which the remark was ... [more]

1 percent deserves voter support on Nov. 6 ballot

Nov 4, 2012 - John Lichty, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to express support for the optional 1 percent sales tax that will be appearing on the ballot.
Our county and municipal ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  CWC hosting 'R-Word' rally
Central Wyoming College will have a 2 p.m. rally Thursday to end the R-word on the CWC campus as well as in the ... [more]

Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' to air Nov. 10, Lander library

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  The Third Lander Metropolitan opera of this season, "The Tempest," will be presented in a live, simulcast performance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the ... [more]

Lander attorney faces Thompson for District 5 county commission slot

Nov 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Nathan Maxon's dissatisfaction with current representation on the Fremont County Commission is why the Lander man said he is running for the District 5 ... [more]