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Our county's Fourth begins with 33rd version of Lander Half Marathon

Jul 3, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When the sun rises Wednesday and we remember that our great nation is 236 years old, what has become one of our county's staple Independence Day traditions, ... [more]

Faulty porch light blamed for Lander fire

Jul 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Nearly 70 firefighters responded to the June 28 blaze, consuming 675,000 gallons of water from the city's municipal water supply.

Lander city fire ... [more]

Giants take Lander major league title

Jun 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants ran away from the Tigers 19-5 to win the Lander Baseball Association major league division title Wednesday.
There was five teams this year in the ... [more]

Blaze destroys Lander Community Center

Jun 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The fire was reported at 5:30 p.m. and crews remained on the scene throughout the night putting out warm spots.

The decades-old Lander Community ... [more]

Jury decides doctor did not commit malpractice

Jun 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A jury in Lander spent almost four hours Friday to determine that a Riverton doctor did not commit malpractice in the 2008 delivery of a baby who sustained ... [more]

Bridger-Teton fire casts smoky haze over county

Jun 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Weather officials say the smoke hovering above Fremont County is from the Fontenelle Fire that has scorched 12,000 acres in the Bridger-Teton National ... [more]

Hot, dry, dangerous: Fire risk extreme, officials warn

Jun 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several agencies, including those in Fremont County, are on high alert due to extreme fire risk in nearly all of Wyoming.
"It's going to remain really, really ... [more]

MOU with landowners concludes long Bunker Road disagreement

Jun 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The road will be public, with seasonal closures for half the year.

The years of controversy behind establishing Bunker Road as a public route ended ... [more]

South Dakota authorities confirm Lander boy's death in Friday automobile accident

Jun 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Lander boy died and four others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in South Dakota, according to South Dakota officials.
Terry Woster, public ... [more]

Woman might avoid jail term in plea agreement on death of her baby son

Jun 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Pavillion woman charged in the November death of her infant son may escape jail time in exchange for probation if a judge accepts a plea agreement filed ... [more]

Pitcher's 13-strikeout performance highlights Babe Ruth game

Jun 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jordan Mills was in the zone all game long Monday night.
The Riverton 15-year-old recorded 13 strikeouts in a 14-5 win vs. the Lander Dodgers in a Babe Ruth ... [more]

UW announces spring semester provost's honor roll

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming lists 13 students from Fremont County on the 2012 spring semester provost's honor roll.
The provost's honor roll consists of ... [more]

Bunker hearing intended to halt dispute

Jun 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has set the hearing for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, after approving a memorandum of understanding with affected ... [more]

2-year-old's body pulled from North Fork River on Monday

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was recovered Monday night in the North Fork River.
Fremont ... [more]

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]

Grizzly spotted near Lander; second recent sighting

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  For the second time in recent memory, a grizzly bear has been sighted in the southern Wind River Mountains west of Lander.
The Wyoming Game and Fish ... [more]

Area Babe Ruth teams battle

Jun 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rawlins swept Riverton and Lander during games at the Riverton Babe Ruth Park Friday and Saturday.

Riverton belted the baseball around the park ... [more]

Conrad, Lamb ranked in Wyo. mixed-doubles

May 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tennis players Marty Conrad of Lander and Kristi Lamb of Riverton are ranked No. 1 Wyoming at the 3.5 mixed doubles level.
Conrad said the rankings are for ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Saturday work starts on Togwotee
Heavy road construction is continuing on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois in Fremont County and ... [more]

Lander City Council candidates file

May 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several candidates vying for a Lander City Council seat threw their hats into the race on Thursday, the first day of the filing period for the August primary ... [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]

Hoffman to seek retiring McOmie's seat

May 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Longtime Fremont County educator Michelle Hoffman is running the Wyoming Legislature.
She'll seekto the Wyoming House District 54 seat.
"I have been thinking ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Restore America's Freedom on May 12
Anyone frustrated about the federal government and interested in discussions about ways for improvements can find ... [more]

Sentenced in near-fatal wreck, man says he's done with booze

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With his voice breaking up and rising in pitch as he cried while talking about a crash that nearly killed a motorcycle rider, a Worland man promised a judge he ... [more]

Man gets three to seven years for Riverton man's death

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Before hearing his sentence for killing a bicyclist during an intoxicated collision in Riverton last August, Michael William Sniffin of Lander stood up next to ... [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]

Three buckles for Stoll at R.S. rodeo

Apr 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The second step of the spring rodeo season was a strong one for Fremont County athletes Saturday and Sunday in Rock Springs. The county had individual winners ... [more]

World Book Night includes events in Fremont County

Apr 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  One volunteer gave out free copies of the widely popular "Hunger Games" novel at Arapahoe School. Another planned to distribute former best-seller "The Kite ... [more]

Be a Pioneer Days queen

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The 2012 Lander Pioneer Days Queen Pageant is at the Lander Old Timers Arena at 6 p.m. on April 26.
Ages for contestants include the queen category from 18 to ... [more]