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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]

Lander player tabbed Fremont County table tennis champ

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Kirk Billings of Lander was crowed Fremont County's table tennis champion March 24 after a half-day competition at Central Wyoming College in ... [more]

District 4 seat to appear as two-year term on fall ballot

Apr 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission district represented by Pat Hickerson will appear on the November general election ballot as a two-year unexpired term.
During ... [more]

Naturalist imprints on turkeys in nationally recognized work

Apr 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A mother turkey comforts, nourishes, supports and patiently stays by her young. When Lander naturalist Joe Hutto was living in Florida in the early 1990s, he ... [more]

Property tax notices ready

Apr 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Stronger home sales in Shoshoi and Hudson could lead homeowners in those communities to notice an increase in their property taxes compared to elsewhere in the ... [more]

March warmest on books locally

Apr 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Last month was the warmest March on record for the two largest municipalities in Fremont County and several cities nationwide.
According to the National ... [more]

Don't wait to register boats, G&F advises

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  The ice is breaking up on Wyoming's lakes, reservoirs and rivers, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department advises boaters that now is a good time to register ... [more]

Digest

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  Flags at half staff in Youtz's honor
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has ordered the State of Wyoming flag be flown at half staff at the Capitol building in Cheyenne ... [more]

Record warmth, strong winds reported

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Spring officially started March 20, bringing warmer, windy weather along with it.
The pleasant weather was blown away Monday as a cold front pushed northeast ... [more]

Fire departments raise close to $9,000

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The second annual charity basketball game between the Lander and Riverton volunteer fire departments Saturday night raised nearly twice as much as it did last ... [more]

Seminar reminds: Be bear aware

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Anyone who wants to know what to do if upon suddenly encountering a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking, a black bear entering camp looking for food or a ... [more]

Mortimore Lane bridge replacement starts

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Preliminary work started March 19 on the $1.05 million bridge construction project on Mortimore Lane at the south edge of Lander, according to the Wyoming ... [more]

Riverton-Lander to play charity basketball game Saturday

Mar 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Lander and Riverton volunteer fire departments square off again Saturday night on the basketball court.
The second annual charity basketball game hosted ... [more]

Lander boys dropped 47-38 by Powell to end state tourney

Mar 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Powell claimed a 47-38 victory Friday over Lander Valley High School in the Class 3-A consolation championship game at Casper Kelly Walsh High School.
The ... [more]

Lander dancers win 3-A championship

Mar 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dressed in black-and-white costumes with painted faces, Lander Valley High Schoolwon the Class 3-A state dance title Wednesday at the Casper Events ... [more]

Lander boys stay alive at state with Buffalo victory

Mar 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Note: Lander lost its final game at the state tournament Friday morning 47-38 to Powell in the fifth pace consolation game. Look for details in Sunday's ... [more]

Winds topped 70 mph over weekend; gusts stronger in neighboring counties

Mar 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Exceptionally strong winds over the weekend resulted in downed tree limbs and minor property damage as meteorologists measured wind speeds rarely seen in ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair events underway

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming State Winter Fair events in Lander are under way with the horse show and miniature bull-riding happening on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Lander Old Timers ... [more]

Fifth-grade speller from Lander wins county bee

Feb 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  Inside the Swede Quam gymnasium a hushed crowd of students, teachers and family members watched as seven young spellers wrote down what they believed to be the ... [more]

Da Vinci on tour coming to Lander

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Fremont County Library in Lander will present four showings of a televised tour and lecture on the acclaimed collection of paintings of Leonardo da Vinci ... [more]