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Lander Art Center debuting new space at open house

Feb 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  The facility has a 2,000- square-foot open floor plan that will function as a second classroom for the organization.

The Lander Art Center will host ... [more]

Stage play benefits shelters

Feb 18, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's first production of "The Vagina Monologues" is staged Thursday at the Riverton Branch Library and Friday at the Lander Library.

A ... [more]

Case shakes off cancer treatment, staying productive at Legislature

Feb 17, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- State Sen. Cale Case looks different. Standing at his desk on the Wyoming State Senate floor, his beard is visible from the balcony. His voice is ... [more]

Decision not to expand Medicaid 'very unfortunate for Wyoming'

Feb 15, 2015 - David Evarts. Lander:  Editor:
When the 2015 Wyoming Legislature is over, I hope someone will take the time to look at all the money was spent on unnecessary things compared to the ... [more]

Hereford loses high court appeal of '12 murder case

Feb 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld murder, kidnapping and rape convictions for a Lander man in a Feb. 4 decision. The defendant, John Thomas Hereford, had ... [more]

Poor not 'ripping off' Medicaid

Feb 8, 2015 - Walter Penning. Lander:  Editor:
Making poor people prove they have full-time employment before they can get Medicaid is against what Medicaid is about.
Poor people don't want to be ... [more]

Two operas showing Saturday at library

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander MetOpera will present a doubleheader starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lander Library.
The Metropolitan Opera will show two short operas: Peter ... [more]

Long-delayed sentence set for sex offender

Feb 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Lauro Alcaraz Jr. faces up to five years in state prison, then 13 more at the federal level.

As soon as his hearing finished Wednesday in Lander ... [more]

Former Lander resident killed in Sunday car wreck

Feb 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  A former Lander resident who died early Sunday in a one-vehicle traffic accident in Garfield County, Colo., has been identified.
Officials said Devon Cardera, ... [more]

Snow conditions OK for rec; ice looking good

Feb 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  On Togwotee Pass above Dubois, there were 55 inches on the ground Tuesday.

Winter recreation enthusiasts have managed to enjoy the outdoors this year ... [more]

Library to show 'Treasure Island'

Feb 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander Library will be the site for the National Theatre's broadcast of "Treasure Island."
Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is ... [more]

In the saddle no matter the season

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  To a motorist driving by sipping coffee in the toasty cab of her vehicle, a person out riding a bike to work in the winter might seem crazy. Cyclists who ... [more]

Ex-museum director's charge reduced from felony

Jan 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors lacked enough evidence to support a felony case against former Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse, so they lowered her charge to a misdemeanor ... [more]

'Macho man' response to bullying often won't work

Jan 25, 2015 - Carla Williams, Lander:  Editor:
Randy Tucker's macho man response to bullying concerns is fine for football players who are two years younger than the senior who are bullying ... [more]

BLM seeks comment on mine project

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office seeks public input on the Sheep Mountain uranium project draft environmental impact statement.
The BLM will ... [more]

Library to show opera

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander MetOpera will present the "Tales of Hoffmann" on Saturday in the Carnegie Room of the Lander Library.
The opera will be a live transmission from ... [more]

New race to accompany annual sled dog contest

Jan 23, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A new two-day race will be added to the 20th International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
The Eight Dog Classic Sled Dog Race will kick off the event Jan. ... [more]

New mayor brings administrative changes to LPD

Jan 23, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department chief has been demoted and a lieutenant has resigned after a recent administrative shift within the department.
In November, ... [more]

After Lander death, UW considers new party rules

Jan 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming is working with Laramie police on a proposed party registration system to try to prevent student parties off campus from getting out ... [more]

Drone legislation puts privacy concerns at center of floor debate

Jan 20, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would limit use of drones by law enforcement agencies advanced Tuesday in the Wyoming Legislature.
The House of Representatives passed ... [more]

Wyoming PBS to screen 'Shakespeare Uncovered'

Jan 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS and the Lander Library will host a special screening of "Shakespeare Uncovered: The Taming of the Shrew" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, 451 ... [more]

State has enough liquor business licenses already

Jan 18, 2015 - Judy Schrock-Lacey, Lander:  Editor:
Our state legislators will be asked in the new session in Cheyenne to increase the number of liquor licenses available to businesses.
I think this ... [more]

Achievers

Jan 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Medow named to president's list
Rachael Medow, of Riverton, was among 277 students named to the Chadron State College president's list for the fall ... [more]

Lander man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

Jan 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The owner of Lander's Subway restaurant admitted Jan. 7 to fondling one of his underage employees. The confession was necessary to support his guilty plea to ... [more]

Firewise project thins fuels; no cause for alarm

Jan 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The activity caught the attention of at least one resident who called law enforcement Wednesday.

County residents shouldn't be too alarmed if they ... [more]

Doctor joins Lander hospital

Jan 15, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  SageWest Health Care has announced that Jeremy Newman, M.D., has joined its staff and is offering emergency medicine services to patients at SageWest Health ... [more]

Economic group marks its one-year anniversary

Jan 15, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander economic group's president said his organization has spent its first year building a vision, establishing a mission statement and working on team ... [more]

Lander woodworker wins five awards

Jan 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  Scott Robeson Custom Woodworking of Lander recently won three first place awards during the Cabinet Makers Association's annual program.
The Lander business ... [more]

Another try at pleading down sex assault case; judge still has doubts

Jan 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  For the second time, a Lander man has pleaded guilty to committing a sex crime with a minor as part of a plea agreement, but it is unclear whether a judge will ... [more]

Larsen: Medicaid expansion key issue in Legislature

Jan 14, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander representative sits on the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee.

A proposal to expand Medicaid will be among key ... [more]