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Barn destroyed by fire Monday; boat and camper saved

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fire crews countywide responded to a rural Lander home Monday afternoon after a barn caught fire.
Lander Rural Fire Department chief Dave Peevey said ... [more]

Museums board fires Lander director

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After months of controversy surrounding the management of the Lander Pioneer Museum, the Fremont County Museums Board voted Wednesday to terminate director ... [more]

Lander residents do well in Sprint Triathlon events

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Martin Stensing, of Powell, and Lander's Ann Lehmkuhler won tight races Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Lander Sprint Triathlon.
Stensing finished the triathlon ... [more]

Museum exhibit on Hollywood

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Visitors to the Museum of the American West in Lander until the end of the month can see an exhibit that shows American Indians in Hollywood history.
Cody ... [more]

Conrad enjoying year as Senior Games president

Aug 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander resident Marty Conrad has served this past year as the president of the Wyoming Senior Olympic State Games.
Conrad has been involved with the senior ... [more]

Coach, teacher competes to set a good example

Aug 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In Saturday's Lander Triathlon, Martin Stensing of Powell won the men's division, and Ann Lehmkuhler of Lander topped the women's event.

Buddy Red ... [more]

Mackmiller named to '40 under 40' list

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Jeremiah Mackmiller, a 1997 Lander Valley High School graduate, was recently named to Sporting Goods Business Magazine's 40 under 40.
He is a general ... [more]

Lander graduate to compete for seat on national FFA board

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Lander Valley High School 2010 graduate Odessa Oldham will be among 51 young adults to travel to Indianapolis to compete for one of six seats on the board for ... [more]

Hoffman has 'the balance we need' in Legislature

Aug 17, 2012 - Gena Robinson, Lander:  Editor:
When I think about the Wyoming that six generations of my family have worked to build, I am surprised at how far we have strayed from what makes us ... [more]

Larsen would be effective leader

Aug 17, 2012 - Pennie Buffington, Lander:  Editor:
My husband and I have worked a combined total of 28 years for different state and local governmental agencies. We probably pay more attention than the ... [more]

County looks ready to fire either museums board or Lander director

Aug 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners are close to terminating the embattled Pioneer Museum director in Lander and possibly the board governing the institution as well, ... [more]

A day in the cave

Aug 12, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  On the north wall of Sinks Canyon, between the disappearance of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River into the ground and it rise farther downstream, ... [more]

Sprint triathlon set Saturday in Lander

Aug 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The course is a 750-meter swim (half mile), a 12.4-mile bike ride, and concludes with 5k run (3.1 miles). The race will start at 7 a.m.

Organizer ... [more]

Judge: Courage to change needed on Wind River Reservation

Aug 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Drunken driving. Violent crimes. Sexual assaults.
These crimes and more came to mind when Nancy Freudenthal thought about cases she has presided over from the ... [more]

Suspect in assault on girl changes plea to guilty

Aug 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In a calm, level voice, George William Lucas answered questions about how he nearly killed a girl by choking her until she was unconscious.
After pleading ... [more]

Mead opens WR Native American Conference

Aug 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  It's been nearly a decade since the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming started hosting its annual Wind River Native American Conference, and ... [more]

Sinks Canyon picks best scenic, wildlife contest pics

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Blue grouse competed against moose, rocks in a river against wildflowers, and butterflies challenged snowstorms in the 32nd annual Sinks Canyon State Park ... [more]

Cross-county tennis challenge Aug. 18 in Riverton

Aug 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In 2011, Lander won the annual cross-county tennis challenge with Riverton.
The Riverton tennis players have marked Saturday, Aug. 18, at Sunset Park in ... [more]

Historic library set for wiring, other upgrades

Aug 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Upgrades described as timely and necessary are being planned for the historic Carnegie Library in Lander.
Fremont County Library Systems director Matt Nojonen ... [more]

In Drennen appeal hearing, expert calls shooting 'justified'

Aug 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A criminal investigations expert with 44 years of experience testified on Tuesday afternoon that a Riverton man acted in self-defense in his case that resulted ... [more]

Drennen makes pitch to overturn murder conviction

Jul 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man during a landlord-tenant dispute in May 2010 is arguing for ... [more]

Lander 9-10s fall in two straight at state

Jul 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Two state tournament games didn't go the way for Lander at the Wyoming 9-10-year-old Little League baseball tournament in Green River.
Laramie ... [more]

Drive-By for Isbell's concert in Lander

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The ex-Drive-By Truckers performer will play an outdoor show by the Lander Bar at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

When Jeff Stanbury had the chance to bring ... [more]

Basic inmate hygiene needs not being met at detention center

Jul 29, 2012 - Joe Lookingbill, FCDC inmate Lander:  Editor:
After exhausting all resources at my limited disposal of bringing attention to the living conditions at the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander, ... [more]

Lander 9-10s downed by Gillette in first round

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Gillette scored seven runs in the second inning and four more in the fifth to post an 11-6 win Wednesday night in the first-round of the ... [more]

District 25 approves $57.4 million budget, off a bit from '11-12

Jul 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education approved its 2012-13 budget Wednesday that includes nearly $36.118 million in its general fund.
The ... [more]

Lander 9-10s grab District Little League championship

Jul 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's been a long time since Lander has claimed a Little League baseball championship. In fact, Lander head coach Tracy Yates can't recall the last time Lander ... [more]

Lander's 11-12 Little League hopes dashed early by Cody

Jul 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The team bounced back to beat Green River 14-2 in consolation play

Lander's hope of qualifying for the state 11-12 year-old state Little League ... [more]

Lander wins vintage title

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander is the first team to win the annual vintage baseball tournament at South Pass City three times in a row.
Lander outlasted Riverton 20-7 for the ... [more]

Vogel grabs all-around buckle at Pioneer Days

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Josee Vogel won the all-around buckle at the annual Pioneer Day rodeo on July 4 in Lander.
Vogel finished second in the breakaway competition with a time of ... [more]