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Solid waste board cuts hours at three county facilities

Apr 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board has approved a raft of changes designed to cut costs, including reducing hours at the Riverton, Lander ... [more]

Confusion exists over men with the same name

Apr 22, 2014 - Wade G. LeBeau, Lander:  Editor:
I, Wade G. LeBeau, am writing to clarify any confusion concerning my identity and viewpoint. Many of you know me by my painting and construction ... [more]

Lander trailer fire under investigation

Apr 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials think the blaze began near the home's water heater.

Lander officials are investigating a structure fire that damaged an unoccupied trailer ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  NOLS scholarships available
Scholarships are available for those who dream of spending their summer backpacking, horse packing, rafting or climbing ... [more]

Mozart opera airs Saturday in Lander

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" is coming to the Carnegie Room of the Lander Library.
The performance will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Lander ... [more]

WGFD adds special youth seasons to deer areas

Apr 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Low numbers of big game drove the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Lander Field Office to recommend lower quotas of elk, deer and antelope for local hunt ... [more]

Former museum director arrested on larceny charge

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two years after being run out of her job as Pioneer Museum director, Carol J. Thiesse was arrested Wednesday on charges she stole interpretative materials ... [more]

Man pleads no contest to assault for pointing gun at wife

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander-area man pleaded no contest March 20 in Lander District Court to aggravated assault for pointing a gun at his wife Oct. 25. The defendant, Harold Dean ... [more]

Plea agreement reduces charges for Lander man

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man has pleaded guilty to one count of taking immodest, indecent or immoral liberties related to allegations dating from 1999.
The plea was in line ... [more]

Former State Rep. McOmie running for Lander mayor; held job 1975-87

Apr 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Former Lander mayor and State Rep. Del McOmie is running for mayor again, 27 years after he last held the job.
McOmie announced Wednesday that he will run to ... [more]

ACLU wants to enter case on birth control benefits at Wyoming Catholic College

Apr 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to enter a pending federal lawsuit to argue against Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming that are trying to ... [more]

No plea deal in robbery outside store; trial set

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One defendant in the case of a November mugging at Walmart is headed to trial on May 12.
Deputy Fremont County attorney Dan Stebner and public defender Terry ... [more]

Organizer's imagination and knowledge 'indispensable' in weekly opera sponsorship

Apr 14, 2014 - Chuck and Muriel Chidsey, Lander:  Editor:
I write on behalf of the small but enthusiastic group of patrons of Lander Met Opera who feel as I do that we and this community owe a debt of ... [more]

Dennison music series launching a TV broadcast

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  "Live From the Dennison Lodge" enters its third season Thursday with Nashville-based singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis gracing the Didier Stage.
Pettis will be ... [more]

Judge urged not to block birth- control rule; case involves Wyo Catholic

Apr 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Federal government lawyers are opposing a request from Catholic organizations in Wyoming for a court order to block the birth-control coverage requirement in ... [more]

Lander man featured in PBS nature documentary

Apr 8, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  Nationally known naturalist and author Joe Hutto has spent almost seven years among a herd of mule deer around his home in rural Lander, living among the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Change afoot
Central Wyoming College has its three finalists for the presidency soon to be vacated by the coming retirement of Dr. Jo Anne McFarland. ... [more]

Judge rejects environmental challenge to new CBM project

Apr 8, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled against environmental groups that challenged the U.S. Interior Department's plan to open the ... [more]

The real point of a 'wellness program' is to stay healthy

Apr 7, 2014 - James J. Brieling, Lander:  Editor:
It has been interesting to read about Fremont County and its "wellness plan" for county workers that can be used to help keep their health insurance ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder pens -- 1913

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  Jacob Delfelder's arrival in Riverton during its infancy was a pivotal development for the town founded in 1906.
After moving to town from Lander and buying ... [more]

College still serving thousands each year

Apr 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College continued to support its mission of public outreach last year, as evidenced by an annual report from Lynne McAuliffe, the school's dean ... [more]

Catholic College seeks exception from ACA parts

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The school doesn't want to cover contraceptives for its employees.

Wyoming Catholic College has been granted a temporary stay relieving it from ... [more]

Pitt meth ring player gets probation, with threat of prison

Apr 1, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A key figure in a methamphetamine operation has been sentenced to five years probation with an underlying sentence of five to 10 years.
Travis Fauque received ... [more]

Task force will tackle air service problem at airport

Mar 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Working to combat mounting air service problems at Fremont County's only commercial airport, the Riverton Regional Airport Board has named a citizen task force ... [more]

Electric utility seeks rate hike affecting many in county

Mar 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton-area and Lander residents could see their electricity bills jump up $4.50 a month on average next year if a proposed price increase from Rocky ... [more]

Man pleads not guilty to terroristic threats charge

Mar 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors think John Cardine's actions caused a public nuisance for his co-workers and bosses.

A Lander man pleaded not guilty to making ... [more]

Air service woes frustrate FCAG, which urges more county assistance

Mar 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander Mayor Mike Wolf posed a telling question this month while speaking about Fremont County's air service.
"How can we discuss something that doesn't ... [more]

Riverton man flown to Salt Lake City after motorcycle hit truck

Mar 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  James Reid's bike wrecked when he tried to pass on the right side of a motorist in front of him.

A Riverton man was airlifted to Salt Lake City for ... [more]

The way it was: Bronze deer -- 1998

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  It takes a lot of different people to create and ship a huge bronze sculpture such as this one being readied for delivery in March 1998.
Sporting goods retail ... [more]

Getaway driver enters guilty plea in armed mugging at city store

Mar 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman pleaded guilty Thursday to accessory before the fact to robbery in connection with a November mugging at Walmart.
"That is something that ... [more]