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Historians to discuss South Pass City

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Historians Jon Lane and Susan Layman will be available to answer questions about South Pass City during Coffee with a Historian on Wednesday.
The two can tell ... [more]

Winter fair announces schedule for 2015

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Winter Fair is accepting vendor applications and has announced a schedule for the 2015 show.
The fair will feature a miniature bull riding ... [more]

'Merry Widow' next opera at library

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow" will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lander.
Lunch will be available for purchase. Donations are $10 for adults and $5 for ... [more]

Case crafting six bills for state Legislature

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The senator is sponsoring legislation that addresses vehicle identification number checks, burglary charges and industrial sitings.

Lander's state ... [more]

Hybrid duck reports help research

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  CASPER -- Hunters bagging a hybrid duck can help waterfowl research by donating the duck or even just a tissue sample. 
Hunters who think they may have bagged ... [more]

Participants can hone hiking, study sailing with NOLS scholarships

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  More than $25,000 in scholarship money is available to local residents interested in taking a course with the National Outdoor Leadership School this year.
A ... [more]

Digest

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton library to launch lit lanterns
Throughout January, the Riverton Branch Library will sell sky lanterns to benefit the Community Room Project. ... [more]

Snow set moisture records in two cities

Jan 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Riverton's snowfall totals were trumped by Lander's over the past few days, with up to 13 inches on the ground in the Fremont County seat.
By comparison, ... [more]

Deputies arrest three on criminal entry charges

Jan 2, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three men were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Lander home and stealing property.
Deputies responded at 7:56 p.m. Dec. 14 to Del Ray Drive in Lander ... [more]

Small fire damages porch; no one injured in incident

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a small porch fire spotted by a neighbor at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Hobson Street in Lander.
City fire chief Eric ... [more]

Family dog killed in rural house fire Monday

Dec 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A family dog died in a residential fire Monday that drew firefighters from multiple departments.
According to reports from the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

Shops see big growth in 'vaping' business

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Electronic cigarettes, or vaporizers, are an exploding industry in the United States, and they are taking off in Fremont County as well.
Few other new ... [more]

The way it was: White Christmas -- 1985

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  There was no doubt about a white Christmas 39 years ago this month. Two major snowstorms hit Fremont County before Christmas, with precious little melting ... [more]

Do not treat deer as if they are birds at a feeder

Dec 14, 2014 - Drew Hewshen, Lander:  Editor:
I read the news piece from Cody where they are asking the question whether deer are pests or "four-legged works of art."
The answer to that depends ... [more]

Vintage toys on display at museum for holiday season

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new display at the Pioneer Museum in Lander showcases toys from the past.
Rather than iPhones, mountain bikes and PlayStations, children in Lander's early ... [more]

Sanctuary for wild horses to be near Lander

Dec 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will begin sending wild horses rounded up from public rangelands to a new sanctuary in Fremont County.
Horses could begin ... [more]

Bank marking 125th anniversary

Dec 11, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Bank & Trust will celebrate with refreshments and door prizes Friday in Riverton.

It's unlikely founders of a private banking house in Lander ... [more]

Lander company receives award at yearly convention

Dec 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The event recognizes select Reinke dealerships for their hard work and dedication to sales and marketing.

Killebrew Irrigation of Lander has received ... [more]

City OKs small donation to aid Lander center

Dec 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton city council has voted to donate $2,000 to the newly constructed Lander Community Center.
Riverton mayor Ron Warpness asked council members if ... [more]

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]