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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]

Lander youth chosen for 4-H trip to Samoa

May 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Four Wyoming 4-Hers were chosen by the University of Wyoming Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program for the American Youth Leadership Program in Samoa this ... [more]

Lander Library launching summer reading program with Friday party

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Lander Library will host its third annual parking lot party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.
The parking ... [more]

Group to give demos on uses of stone tools

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fort Thompson Green Blanket Map-In will provide the public with opportunities to learn about and participate in the creation and use of stone tools. The ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot sculpture --1975

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  The 36th annual Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt was still months away in May of 1975 when officials of the organization greeted Wyoming Gov. Ed Herschler with a ... [more]

Family to speak at Coordinators of Safe Kids Wyoming meeting Monday

May 20, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming family whose child was severely affected by hypothermia will speak at the Coordinators of Safe Kids Wyoming meeting at 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at ... [more]

Achievers

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  RHS seniors receive scholarships
Two Riverton High School seniors are recipients of scholarships from the RHS Class of 1962. At the 50th anniversary ... [more]

Organizers asking for help with war memorial

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Planners of the Fremont County Veterans War Memorial in Lander said they need final confirmation from all war veterans before their names are placed on ... [more]

Lander college student dies in hiking accident

May 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming Catholic College student returning home to California with family died last week during an evening hike in Utah.
"People are sad," Matthew Brasmer, ... [more]

April snows didn't make much of a dent in drought; firefighting funds dwindle

May 14, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming's snowpack saw some significant melting in the last week -- not good news considering the expected shortage of firefighting funds this year.
The ... [more]

UW mat coach counting on Lander's Hanson

May 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming wrestling coach Mark Branch has plenty of complements for freshman heavyweight Jordan Hanson of Lander.
Hanson, a two-time Class 3-A ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton soccer -- 1996

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander and Riverton didn't play each other in high school soccer this year due to weather-related postponements that fouled up the schedule. That wasn't the ... [more]

Clerk of Court vacancy likely to be filled Tuesday

May 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The two women seeking the Fremont County District Court Clerk position made their cases to Republican Party Central Committee members Thursday.
Now it's up to ... [more]

Clymer also running for clerk position

May 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Riverton Circuit Court clerk Jennifer Clymer has joined Kristi H. Green in seeking the district court clerk post that is being vacated by Katie Brodie Meredith ... [more]

Health screenings coming to Lander

May 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Residents living in and around Lander can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
The Inn at Lander-Best Western, 260 Grandview ... [more]

Plenty of medals for local athletes Saturday at damp Shane Brock

May 5, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was perfect weather if you were a southbound Canada goose, but cold temperatures and intermittent spells of light to moderate rainfall made conditions for ... [more]

Lander student wins honorable mention in duck stamp program

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced the winners of the 2013 Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program. More than 540 entries were received.
The ... [more]

Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour to make stop Thursday in Riverton

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour returns to Lander April 26 and will expand to include Riverton for the first time on April 25. The screenings will ... [more]

CWC still seeking ideal site for new Lander center

Apr 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials again had limited information this month on progress toward a new facility in Lander.
The project has been a topic of ... [more]

Maybe this explains why the beer tax has held so steady

Apr 21, 2013 - Pat Arrine, Lander:  Editor:
On reading the news about trying to get the Wyoming Legislature to raise the tax on beer above the level it has been at since the 1930s, a memory came ... [more]