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Museums to host traveling outlaw exhibit

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has been the stomping grounds for many an outlaw. Butch Cassidy spent much of his career in Fremont County and Wyoming. He ranched in the Dubois area ... [more]

Jury duty scam using officer names

Mar 22, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department says Fremont County residents are being targeted in a phone scam regarding jury duty.
According to LPD public information officer ... [more]

State passes on purchase of Chief Washakie art

Mar 20, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead said the state will not purchase a series of paintings depicting the life of Chief Washakie for display at the Capitol after the building ... [more]

Lander man pleads not guilty in sexual abuse of two teens

Mar 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patric Tobyas Lauderdale could serve up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

A Lander man charged with sexually abusing two teenagers pleaded not ... [more]

Game and Fish gathering public input on draft hunting seasons

Mar 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish is gathering input on draft hunt seasons for the fall. The biggest proposed change is lifting antler-point restrictions in several ... [more]

Fake IRS calls noted in Fremont County

Mar 18, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The threatening phone calls -- completely bogus -- have been reported in both Riverton and Lander this year.

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than ... [more]

More charges in case of armed confrontation outside hotel

Mar 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been charged officially with aggravated robbery and possession of controlled substances. Prosecutors allege he held a Lander business owner ... [more]

Pioneer Museum to mark centennial anniversary with special events, treks

Mar 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  In March 1915, a group of Lander pioneers gathered and built the original cabin that would become the Fremont County Pioneer Museum. Their intention was to ... [more]

Lander Rotary Club hosting Shamrock Shindig on Saturday

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Not Irish? No problem.
The Lander Rotary Club is sponsoring the annual Shamrock Shindig on Saturday at the Lander Community and Convention Center, 950 Buena ... [more]

Woman who pleaded guilty in rural home robbery gets term of 3-5 years in prison

Mar 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman involved in a home-invasion robbery north of Lander was sentenced on March 5 to three to five years in prison for her role in the crime.
The ... [more]

No 'gun ban climate' exists

Mar 11, 2015 - Shanda Billings, Lander:  Editor:
I do not want to get into a public battle about the Second Amendment, but [more]

Riverton man arrested at motel robbery scene in Lander; charges pending

Mar 11, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is in custody after officers from the Lander Police Department responded to an armed robbery report at the Frontier Lodge Hotel in ... [more]

Man charged in death of UW student appears in court; trial is June 1-5

Mar 11, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- The Casper man charged in the death of Joseph McGowan of Lander appeared Tuesday in Albany County District Court in preparation for trial in ... [more]

Former foster parent faces charges of sexual assault; could get 100-year term

Mar 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man, now 66 years old, told police that he had improper contact with two children.

A Lander man is facing up to 100 years in prison for allegedly ... [more]

The way it was: Gerald Ford speech -- 1965

Mar 8, 2015 - Staff:  Well-known faces -- local and national -- assembled in Lander 50 years ago this week at a Republican Party banquet at the old Lander Elks Club.
Guest of honor ... [more]

WyDOT warns drivers about migrating elk south of Lander

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's maintenance crew on South Pass has removed a handful of elk carcasses from the area this winter.

Winter ... [more]

Fremont Symphony Orchestra playing final concert of season

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  The program begins at 7 p.m. March 14 at Lander Valley High School.

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra's annual spring program will be March 14 at Lander ... [more]

Chief Washakie art in Capitol for sale; state among potential buyers

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Paintings that depict the life of Chief Washakie and hung in Lander's Noble Hotel decades ago are for sale, and the state of Wyoming is a potential ... [more]

Local RadioShack operations not part of corporate bankruptcy

Mar 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The franchise stores in Lander and Riverton will remain open.

RadioShack Corporation's decision to file for bankruptcy this month will not have an ... [more]

Powdery package shuts Lander post office

Mar 5, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A hazardous material team from Riverton responded to the Lander incident, which was determined to be harmless.

A suspicious package found Thursday ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair strengthened this year

Mar 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In October 2013, fair organizers announced the event would cease after 45 years if more people did not pitch in, and volunteers have answered the call for ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 3, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  And still the winter
Enough is enough. Our meteorological dose of December in March has been interesting, perhaps even educational, but there really ... [more]

Hunting lions for the love of the hounds

Mar 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dusty Rushing pulled his pickup truck to the side of a rural highway south of Lander and stopped so his friend Eric Logue could look out the passenger-side ... [more]

Entertaining lineup at Winter Fair

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Nearing its 50th anniversary, the Wyoming State Winter Fair welcomes disciplines and visitors to several venues this month for the 48th statewide celebration ... [more]

The way it was: Lander fire --1993

Mar 1, 2015 - Staff:  Fire is a never-ending threat to small businesses, and Fremont County had seen numerous destructive fires in its business community before the big blaze in ... [more]

Catholic college chooses not to participate in federal programs

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Catholic College Board of Directors has chosen not participate in federal student loan and grant programs after spending several months analyzing ... [more]

Defendant in fatal heroin overdose sentenced to federal term

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man, the last in a group of heroin dealers who have been sentenced in a mutual case, is headed to federal prison.
Ryon Rudy James Herbst, 27, of ... [more]

Results announced in sled dog race

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Jerry Bath of Lander finished ninth in the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, which ended Feb. 8
The defending champion won the competition. ... [more]

Phone scam hitting Lander area

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Another phone scam is hitting the Lander area, and the caller is threatening residents that they will be arrested if they do not pay.
The Lander Police ... [more]

County acquires land to widen road

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners approved increasing their contract with engineers on the Lander project by $38,000.

Fremont County officially acquired small parcels ... [more]