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Here in Wyoming people are used to seeing big game animals mounted on walls. Taxidermy is part of the culture, and the art of taxidermy has been around in one ...

Firefighters flip pancakes to raise funds for equipment

Roughly 500 people raised about $1,000 for the Lander Volunteer Fire Department during a pancake breakfast in August.
The department's fundraiser has been ...

Lander college welcomes largest freshman class

The largest group of freshman ever recorded at Wyoming Catholic College started classes Sept. 1 in Lander.
After finishing last year with a student body of ...

Three downtown Lander shops closed doors over summer

Two businesses cited retirement as a reason for the closures.

Three businesses on Main Street in Lander have closed this summer, but officials say ...

Guilty plea from man who stabbed pair outside restaurant

The man charged with stabbing two other men outside The Forge Bar and Grill in Lander has pleaded guilty.
In exchange for the guilty plea Sept. 1 in Lander ...

The huge bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln that sits atop a column near Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie is about to undergo restoration in ...

Black bear killed after trapping, relocating deemed unsuitable

Local officials have killed the black bear that had become a regular visitor this summer to the Lander area.
Since Aug. 16, the bear had obtained more than 60 ...

Officials investigate habituated raptors

At least two cases of imprinted raptors came through the Wyoming Game and Fish Lander Region in July.
Wildlife managers believe the birds were taken ...

This was a familiar sight from Lander to Shoshoni in 1991. The Chicago and North Western railroad tracks were being removed.
In the 1980s, with truck freight ...

Local experts have completed their inspection of the equipment that was involved in the falling death of two climbers Friday in the Wind River Mountains. ...

More bear sightings; dogs chase one up tree

A black bear continued to make appearances this week in the Lander area after being spotted several times throughout the past month.
Most recently, a resident ...

Fire crews stayed on scene all night in Hudson after 70 to 80 bales of hay caught fire Tuesday afternoon.
Lander Rural Fire Department chief Nick Johnson said ...

First guilty plea set in 13-suspect meth ring

Jorge David Esquivel will face no more than eight years in prison, as part of the agreement.

Jorge David Esquivel pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lander ...

One dead, others injured in one-vehicle accident Saturday north of Lander

A Fort Washakie man died Saturday in a single-vehicle crash north of Lander.
Sonny J. Duran, 26, of Fort Washakie, suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the ...

Past museum director guilty of theft, could face jail term

Former Fremont County Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse has been found guilty of stealing from the institution she oversaw. A six-member jury returned the ...

Two dead in climbing fall; one was CWC student

Nursing classes convened this week at Central Wyoming College with a familiar face missing from the table.
Jonathan MacDonald, 23, of Lander, died Friday in a ...

Second Elders Picnic set for Friday

Watching community members gather to visit, laugh and enjoy each other's company at last year's Elders Picnic gave Lee Spoonhunter a good feeling.
"It gives ...

The commemorative tile project at the Fremont County Pioneer Museum is complete.
The final 53 tiles were installed in the west stairwell under the Red Canyon ...

Past board members testify in ex-director's trial

Carol Thiesse is charged with stealing from the Fremont County Pioneer Museum, which she once oversaw.

The defense began mounting its case Friday ...

Restored wagons donated to Lander museum

Freight wagons, surreys and buggies were how goods and people got around Fremont County in the early days. A recent donation to the Fremont County Pioneer ...

 
 

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