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After Supreme Court ruling, WCC optimistic about its lawsuit

Jul 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby -- allowing them to opt out of covering the cost of some contraceptives -- Wyoming Catholic ... [more]

CWC Lander residence hall scheduled to be complete Aug. 1

Jul 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  June's construction report at Central Wyoming College centered on two projects ongoing in the Lander area.
The first involves a new bunkhouse residence hall ... [more]

Past museum director to stand trial on charges she stole materials from site

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Carol Thiesse pleaded not guilty Tuesday

The former director of Lander's Pioneer Museum has a tentative trial date of Nov. 3 on charges she stole ... [more]

Lander hosting half marathon Friday for 35th straight year

Jul 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  A sports mainstay of the Fourth of July holiday in Fremont County returns on Friday as the Lander Half Marathon sends runners to the streets Friday for the ... [more]

Fencing club out to raise profile in county

Jun 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander resident Al Baur has a vision. He wants to develop the sport of fencing in Fremont County.
The Wind River Fencing Club has been practicing since ... [more]

Man who aimed gun at child sentenced

Jun 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Other charges for forgery, fraud and illegal firearms possession against Harold Dean Porter were dropped as part of a plea arrangement.

A Lander-area ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander students earn honors
Northern Michigan University has announced the dean's list for the winter 2014 semester.
Lander students George Cartwright ... [more]

County students selected as winners at state history day

Jun 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  The top two entries in each category at the Wyoming competition advanced to the National History Day event June 15 to June 19.

Judges selected ... [more]

String of car burglaries continuing

Jun 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Kelli Ameling, Staff Writers:  Officers in Riverton have responded to at least six more calls regarding car burglaries, continuing a recent trend.
One resident reported seeing a suspect ... [more]

Plea bargain in the works for man who pulled home robbery

Jun 25, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Two individuals entered pleas in court on June 19 in relation to a robbery in rural Fremont County.

Hepner
Bow Hepner, 34, of Casper, entered a guilty plea ... [more]

Sheridan golfer takes amateur crown on playoff birdie

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sara Bowman defeated Sydney Gunn on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the 92nd Wyoming women's amateur title.
Bowman is from Sheridan. Gunn will be a ... [more]

Burnett ninth, Krassin 12th on final CNFR list

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett finished ninth in the goat tying standings for Central Wyoming College in the finals of the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. ... [more]

Rotary donates to Lander Community Center

Jun 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Rotary Club has donated $15,000 to the City of Lander to aid in the construction of the Lander Community Center.
Club president Bryan Neely ... [more]

State program for the disabled inadequate, advocates say; local facility part of talks

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The state is inadequately funding and managing one of Wyoming's main disability services programs, resulting in cuts in services and parents of mentally and ... [more]

CWC cowgirl, Lander native advance to finals at CNFR

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett was fifth going into the finals in goat tying; Riley Krassin was placed 11th in steer wrestling in Casper.

Kaylee Burnett and Riley ... [more]

Government shouldn't have to pay 'liaisons' who are simply working as lobbyists for tribes

Jun 23, 2014 - William L. Reyberg, Lander:  Editor:
The state legislature and the governor are doing the right thing by cutting out funding for the "tribal liaison" positions. They aren't liaisons at ... [more]

BLM seeking volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is inviting volunteers to show pride for their public lands by celebrating National Public Lands Day on ... [more]

Crossland first guest in Hot Notes Cool Nights concert series

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The free shows will alternate between Riverton City Park and the Lander outdoor amphitheater.

Popular Ten Sleep musician Jalan Crossland is the guest ... [more]

CWC cowgirl climbs to fourth in goat tying at CNFR

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Kaylee Burnett has skyrocketed into fourth in goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo.
Burnett put down a time of 6.6 ... [more]

Students see effects of push-up fundraiser

Jun 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Students at Gannett Peak Elementary School were caught by surprise when they received a video call from students in Uganda showcasing the effect Lander's ... [more]

Moose relocated to South Pass after visit to downtown Lander

Jun 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Some residents in Lander had a little excitement June 13 when a moose was spotted in the downtown area.
Large carnivore conflict coordinator Brian Debolt, of ... [more]

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]