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BLM planner receives recreation prize

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bureau of Land Management outdoor recreation planner Jared Oakleaf has received the 2014 Legends Award from the American Recreation Coalition.
Oakleaf was ... [more]

Studio gets award for excellence

Jun 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Dance Academy in Lander has received the Studio of Excellence Award from the American Dance Competition Corporation.
Studio owner Susan Cooper said she ... [more]

Riding for Casper College, Lander's Krassin second at CNFR

Jun 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riley Krassin now must play the waiting game at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
Krassin, a Casper College standout from Lander, is second in the ... [more]

Pollinator Party to introduce citizens to area bees, butterflies

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute will host a Pollinator Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Sawmill Campground in Sinks Canyon State Park. ... [more]

McFarland: CWC serves Lander well

Jun 13, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander is being well-served by Central Wyoming College, says the outgoing president of the school.
Dr. Jo Anne McFarland detailed the college's current ... [more]

Former Lander cowboy Krassin in CNFR again

Jun 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The College National Finals Rodeo starts on Sunday at the Casper Events Center. The rodeo will last the entire week.

Casper College rodeo coach ... [more]

Rotary Clubs install new presidents

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  The Lander and Riverton Rotary Clubs had their annual joint "gavel exchange" to install new club presidents last week at the Museum of the American West in ... [more]

Hospice facilities recognized for giving 'best' patient care

Jun 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Frontier Home Health and Hospice, an agency serving Fremont and Hot Spring counties, has been named a 2014 Hospice Honors recipient, a prestigious award ... [more]

Hospitals report low infection rate

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The SageWest Health Care facilities in Riverton and Lander have been recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health-Wyoming and Wyoming Department of Health for ... [more]

Free e-waste disposal available to residents

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free on Saturday.
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will be ... [more]

Man's death attributed to meth overdose

May 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  A Lander man who died May 3 did not suffer a heart attack as initially reported.
Toxicology results from the Fremont County Coroner's Office stated Gregory A. ... [more]

Suspect in home invasion had ties to murder case

May 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At the time of her arrest for the local incident Kelly Meehan also was wanted on a federal arrest warrant.

One defendant charged in connection with a ... [more]

Zanmai Sushi expanding services in Lander

May 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Zanmai Sushi is looking at ways to expand its services in Lander after opening a little more than a month ago.
Owner Sophal Ek said the traditional Japanese ... [more]

FCAG won't merge operations with transportation entity

May 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments has decided not to merge its organization with the Wind River Transportation Authority -- an organization managed ... [more]

College passes new budget; Sinks Canyon position cut

May 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved its fiscal year 2015 budget Wednesday during a regular meeting in Riverton.
The budget includes a ... [more]

Charge stands against past museum boss

May 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge dropped the case against a former Pioneer Museum employee who had been charged with helping his boss steal $29,000 of material from the Lander ... [more]

College mulls eliminating position at canyon center

May 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Adoption of the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2015 will take place Wednesday.

A proposed reduction in force at Central Wyoming College has ... [more]

Know the rules if you are supporting a candidate

May 21, 2014 - Julie Freese, Fremont County Clerk, Lander:  Editor:
Election season is upon us, with candidate filing under way. I just wanted to remind everyone that there are some rules regarding the support or ... [more]

Bond $250K for suspects in Sunday's home invasion

May 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The alleged perpetrators of a Sunday evening home invasion and burglary south of Hudson appeared in Lander Circuit Court on Tuesday.
During the hearing, Judge ... [more]

Hospitals changing names to SageWest Health Care

May 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Patients at the Lander and Riverton hospitals now will see new names for the facilities when they check in: SageWest Health Care at Lander and SageWest Health ... [more]

Dubois third, Lander fourth at regional track meets

May 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The all-class Wyoming state track meet starts on Thursday in Casper.

It was a close to perfect as a Wyoming May day can get Saturday in Lander at ... [more]

Closure order at Lander landfill tied to small contamination, officials confirm

May 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District superintendent Andy Frey says a "small detection" of contamination is what caused the decision to close Lander's ... [more]

CWC hosting Exploration Camp for middle schoolers

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  A weeklong overnight Exploration Camp geared toward middle school students is scheduled for June 22 to June 26 at the Central Wyoming College Sinks Canyon ... [more]

WCC not using 'unpredictable' Riverton airport

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Catholic College is getting used to taking its business to airports other than Riverton's.
In late 2013, WCC issued a policy regarding traveling in ... [more]

Montana firm obtains county hospice facilities

May 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Montana-based Frontier Home Health and Hospice has acquired seven home health and hospice agencies in Wyoming from Amedisys, Inc.
Frontier currently serves ... [more]

Stolen car in Riverton leads to Tuesday pursuit in Lander

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Officers from throughout the county were involved in an incident involving a stolen vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The call was initiated in Riverton ... [more]

Judge says no to Catholic ACA exemption

May 14, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The order applies to Wyoming Catholic College in Lander.

A federal judge has ruled that Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming are not entitled to a ... [more]

Two killed in separate car wrecks

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Donald Abernathy, 83, of Lander, died Sunday in a one-vehicle rollover on Wyoming Highway 789 south of Lander.
Reports state he was driving north at about ... [more]

Familiar names on podium at Shane Brock track in Lander

May 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Lander's Jaxon Hedges had the single oustanding event overall in the meet with a career bes and sate-leading distance of 23-4 in the long jump.

The ... [more]

Lifetime of genealogy work keeps searcher busy and inspired

May 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It all started with a question: How was it that half of the town of Lander seemed to be related to him?
With Lander's population about 3,300 in the 1950s when ... [more]