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Olympic swimmers coming to Lander for clinic Dec. 20

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  United States Olympic gold medal swimmers Ian Crocker and Ariana Kukors will be in Lander on Saturday, Dec. 20, for a clinic.
The event is from 2-6 p.m. for ... [more]

'Die Meistersinger' showing in Lander

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander MetOpera will present Richard Wagner's opera "Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg" on Saturday from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
This piece is ... [more]

Annoyed judge chides both sides as sex assault case drags on unresolved

Dec 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After dragging on for a year and half, a sexual abuse case has reached the point where neither a trial nor a plea agreement might be possible.
The judge on ... [more]

Teen injured by vehicles at party; one arrest made

Dec 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 19-year-old Lander resident suffered serious injuries to her pelvis and legs Saturday evening reportedly when she was pinned between two trucks at an ... [more]

Library showing 'Of Mice and Men'

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will transmit the National Theatre's live production of "Of Mice and Men" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room.
Donations are $10 for ... [more]

Lander saddle comes home

Nov 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The item was made by John P. Buckley, a prominent Lander saddle maker in the early 1900s.

One of the most important business' in a rural Wyoming ... [more]

Prize winners in student nature photography contest on display

Nov 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Winning artwork from the Nature Conservancy of Wyoming's sixth annual "I Believe in Conservation" high school photography contest will be on display through ... [more]

State, industry study prospect of mining Atlantic City ore again

Nov 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Once the largest private-sector employer in the Lander area, the mine has been out of operation for more than three decades.

More than 30 years after ... [more]

University president talks up four-year nursing course at CWC, other colleges

Nov 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If funded by the Wyoming Legislature, the program would start in July.

University of Wyoming president Dick McGinity visited Fremont County on Nov. ... [more]

Suspect bound over in Lander man's death

Nov 20, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- An Albany County judge ruled that enough evidence exists to continue murder charges against a Casper man accused in the death of Joseph McGowan, a ... [more]

Lander Library presents 'The Barber of Seville' as next opera

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Gioacchino Rossini's opera "The Barber of Seville" will be presented by the Met Opera at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fremont County Library in Lander.
Rossini ... [more]

Guilty plea to lower charge for woman in home invasion

Nov 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kelly Meehan and her boyfriend, Bow Hepner, both of Gillette, were fugitives from a halfway houwe when they were arrested for robbing Joann and Allen ... [more]

Former museum director still intends to go to trial

Nov 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Former Fremont County Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse intends to fight the new case against her, according to her attorney.
Prosecutors recently dropped ... [more]

Listening is a good attribute for our local elected officials

Nov 9, 2014 - Gavin Addams, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this on the Sunday before the general election. The thing I want most from the election outcome is a group of elected officials who will ... [more]

Library to broadcast live 'Skylight' performance

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library is broadcasting the National Theatre's Live performance of "Skylight" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room.
Donations are $10 for ... [more]

Suspect charged in Lander man's death posts bond

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The fight at a party in Laramie involved University of Wyoming students but was not on campus, nor was it a university-sanctioned event.

A ... [more]

Student killed in altercation at UW party

Nov 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Murder charges filed in case

A 21-year-old college student from Lander was killed over the weekend following an altercation in Laramie.
Joe McGowan ... [more]

Cellist performs Saturday with county orchestra

Nov 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont Symphony Orchestra presents internationally renowned cellist Evan Drachman in its fall concert to open its 28th season.
The concert begins at 7 ... [more]

Cultural Trust Fund sessions in Lander open to public Nov. 10-11

Nov 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund meets at the Lander Library, Carnegie Building, 451 N. Second St., on Nov. 10 to Nov. 11.
The meeting will focus on review and ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission, District 4

Oct 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler faces former Fremont County planning director Ray Price in the race for Fremont County Commission District 4, which ... [more]

Construction begins on CWC Lander Center

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College and the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information have announced that construction has begun on the new CWC Lander Center, ... [more]

New display on historic hotels opens at museum

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new display on historic Wyoming hotels has opened at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
The display, titled "A Room for the Night," is a collaboration between ... [more]

Bizet show coming to Lander Met Opera

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander Met Opera will present "Carmen" at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at the Lander Library.
Georges Bizet created the opera from a play by the ... [more]

NOLS 2014 Stewardship Award goes to BLM Lander Field Office

Oct 23, 2014 - Staff:  The National Outdoor Leadership School has awarded its 2014 Stewardship Award to the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office.
The NOLS Stewardship ... [more]

State task force to discuss futures of health facilities

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health facilities task force will meet Wednesday in Cheyenne to discuss the group's recommendations about the future roles and needs ... [more]

Hospital offers extended hours for breast screenings

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mammograms will be read by the radiologist the following day.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SageWest Health Care at Lander and Riverton ... [more]

Museum hosting spooky evening

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Families are invited to a "spooky" night Saturday at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
Crafts and activities will be in the main lobby throughout the night. ... [more]

Boy's 'temper tantrum' in parking lot prompts onlookers to call authorities

Oct 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officers responding to a juvenile problem Oct. 9 in Riverton determined that the issue had been "self-inflicted."
The problem reportedly arose when a ... [more]

It is impressive to see offices of top officials together at capitol

Oct 12, 2014 - Maureen Fullencamp, Lander:  Editor:
I have only been to the Wyoming state capitol building three times in my life. The first was when I was just 11 years old.
I remember so clearly ... [more]

Mozart show next in Met Opera series

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Met Opera will present "The Marriage of Figaro" at 11 a.m. Saturday.
In this opera, Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, created not only ... [more]