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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]

Lander LL all-stars have first-round bye

Jul 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top two teams from the district tournament qualify for state.

Lander Little League all-star baseball coach John Gans called Cody the team to beat ... [more]

Hurlock has fastest time in Lander's 5k

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Matt Hurlock had the best overall time Wednesday, July 4, in the 5k race in Lander. The 2012 Lander Valley High School graduate finished the 3.1 mile course in ... [more]

Lander 11-12s edge Riverton stars 6-5

Jul 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Derick Green broke a 4-4 deadlock for the Lander 11-12-year-old baseball all-stars with a two-run homer in the bottom of the third inning, and it was the ... [more]

Younger Riverton all-stars sweep Lander

Jul 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton entered the top of the fifth inning down 3-1, but the 9-10-year-old baseball all-stars scored eight times before Lander could retire the ... [more]

Lander 11-12s top Riverton 7-5

Jul 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander overcame two home runs by Riverton's Ridge McCoy Monday night to win 7-5 in the first game of the best-of-three series between the 11-12-year-old ... [more]

Late rally sends Riverton stars over Lander

Jul 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two Fremont County teams played again on Tuesday night in Lander to continue the series.

Riverton crossed home plate two times in the bottom of ... [more]

College skier Cartwright wins Lander Half Marathon

Jul 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  George Cartwright had a mindset on Wednesday before the annual Lander Half Marathon: He was going to cross the finish line in first place.
Cartwright kept his ... [more]

Riverton 9-10 all-stars start postseason vs. Lander

Jul 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dillon Lange, Kaden Kellner, Kendric Muehler and Jereko Martinez were on the Riverton all-star baseball team last year that finished second in the state in the ... [more]

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]