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Health officials urge people to avoid Lander river

Jul 13, 2013 - Staff:  Unsafe levels of E. coli bacteria have been found in the waters of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River in and around Lander, and the Fremont County Health ... [more]

Hearing delayed for pharmacist

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Andrew Evans Paxson is charged with stealing $4,800 in narcotics for personal use from a safe at the Lander store where he worked.

A hearing for the ... [more]

Officials rule death of second teen in June crash a suicide

Jul 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials in Colorado have ruled the death of Andrea Esser, 17, of Sun Prairie, Wis., a suicide.
Esser was the passenger in the red 1998 Ford Contour that ... [more]

Fiddlers Lake Campground open for firewood gathering

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff:  Fiddlers Lake Campground on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest is open to the public, with stipulations, for firewood gathering.
All ... [more]

Board OKs use of museum for convention

Jul 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board has approved the request from the Wyoming Association of County Officers to use the Fremont County Pioneer Museum to host a ... [more]

Keep county EMS service going forward

Jul 10, 2013 - Bryan Spears, Lander:  There has been a great deal of furor lately over the subject of Fremont County EMS. Much of this has stemmed from complaints made from a few individuals in the ... [more]

Coroner says fatal Hudson wreck was not an accident

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Last month's fatal crash involving two Wisconsin teens near Lander was not an accident, according to the Fremont County Coroner's Office.
The June 12 incident ... [more]

Traffic delays expected during bridge work Thursday

Jul 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Motorists should expect traffic delays while both sides of the new bridge on Mortimore Lane in Lander is chip sealed Thursday.
The new $1.05 million bridge ... [more]

Osborne is big winner at Pioneer Days Rodeo

Jul 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Zac Osborne cashed the biggest paycheck Thursday after he won the bull riding event at the Lander Pioneer Days Rodeo.
Osborne posted a score of 73 to win ... [more]

Climbers Festival opens Wednesday in Lander

Jul 9, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The 20th annual International Climbers Festival, the longest-running climbing festival in the world, returns July 10-14 in Lander.
This year's festival ... [more]

Shakespeare company giving weekly performances in Lander

Jul 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Shakespeare Company, which is based in Lander, will perform "The Merchant of Venice" this summer in the county and throughout the state.
"The ... [more]

Laramie runner posts top time in annual Lander Half Marathon

Jul 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Laramie distance runner Levin Zars won his first Lander Half Marathon title Thursday morning in a time of 1:28.10.
Riverton's Scott Groenke finished second ... [more]

Hitshew awarded STAR Scholarship

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jordan Hitshew, a 2013 graduate of Lander Valley High School, recently was presented the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.
She is the ... [more]

Judge requests more info in Sinks Canyon shooting case

Jul 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Under the plea deal, Jeremy Cunningham would receive 18 to 48 months in prison.

Wyoming 9th Judicial District Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively has ... [more]

Lander Half Marathon

Jul 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Toppenberg an avid participant after late start in sport

David Toppenberg competes in the annual Lander Half Marathon for a simple reason.
"To stay ... [more]

County's July Fourth festivities to span two days

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's holiday schedule is booked solid with rodeos, races, barbecues and fireworks and includes the communities of Pavillion, Lander and Dubois. ... [more]

Judge: Interrogation in Lander murder case unconstitutional

Jul 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The prosecution in a Lander murder-sexual assault case suffered a setback Friday when a District Court judge decided part of the defendant's statement to ... [more]

Musicians warm up for Hot Notes Cool Nights

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band will perform concerts at 7 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 5, alternating between the city parks in Lander and Riverton. ... [more]

Mock trial highlights case of the 1954 suicide of Hunt

Jun 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Citizens announced their verdict on "The Trial of Joe McCarthy" Wednesday night at Lander Middle School.
In the mock trial, set in 1954, the State of Wyoming ... [more]

Man killed in motorcycle-truck wreck

Jun 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Barry N. Strang, 59, of Casper, died Thursday at the scene of a two-vehicle traffic accident about two miles north of Lander on Wyoming Highway 789.
Reports ... [more]

Shooter in Sinks Canyon incident reaches plea deal

Jun 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who authorities said shot at three unarmed people in January has signed a plea agreement with Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. Under the deal, ... [more]

Fatal wreck closes road north of Lander

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and commercial vehicle has closed both lanes of Wyoming Highway 789 north of Lander, according to a statement issued by ... [more]

Lander resident injured in fall on Mount Owen

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Park rangers used a helicopter to extricate Jeff Judkins and his climbing partner.

Jeff Judkins, 38, of Lander, sustained multiple injuries from a ... [more]

Two injured in work zone accident near Lander

Jun 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A motorcyclist and his female passenger were injured Tuesday in a traffic accident southeast of Lander.
Reports state John Orr, 63, of Longmont, Colo., was ... [more]

Judge denies motion in murder case

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The move would have split the murder and sexual assault trials for John Thomas Hereford, who is charged in the Sept. 11 shooting death of Travis Armajo in ... [more]

Citizens to Perform 'The Trial of Joe McCarthy'

Jun 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Deceased Sens. Joseph McCarthy, Styles Bridges and Herman Welker will go on "trial" Wednesday, facing charges of blackmail leading to the suicide of fellow ... [more]

Teen dies of injuries from wreck near Lander

Jun 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The other Wisconsin teen involved in a fatal accident June 12 near Lander died Monday afternoon in Colorado, according to local officials.
"The Arapaho County ... [more]

Smithbaker on traveling team this summer

Jun 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Spencer Smithbaker had an eye-opening experience on the baseball diamond this month in Omaha, Neb.
The Lander 13-year-old played on the Casper Crush Under-13 ... [more]

Pay raises for commissioners and department heads don't feel right

Jun 23, 2013 - Dennis Slinger, Lander:  Editor:
I don't think I could ever be a county commissioner or county head of a department because I could not sleep at night if I voted myself a nice pay ... [more]

Asphalt milling work under way on U.S. Highway 287

Jun 23, 2013 - From staff reports:  Asphalt milling started Tuesday on a $4.4 million highway improvement project east of Lander on U.S. 287, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

UW Extension hosting a plant ID and ecology day

Jun 23, 2013 - From staff reports:  A plant identification and ecology field day will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Fremont County.
Dan Rogers, a professor in the Department of Ecosystem ... [more]

Authorities probing whether fatal auto wreck was deliberate

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Official reports state Michelle Caines, 43, of Lander, attempted to avoid last week's traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Wisconsin ... [more]

Lander fastpitch girls drop three in Riverton tourney

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander is learning the ropes this weekend in Riverton at the U.S. Energy fastpitch softball tournament in the Under-14 division.
The Lander Eclipse dropped a ... [more]

Volunteers needed for building Sinks Canyon trail

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will start work Saturday on a new non-motorized trail in Sinks Canyon. The trail will be roughly ... [more]

Fire chars truck, camper on South Pass

Jun 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A pickup truck overheated and caught fire Thursday while climbing the north slope of South Pass on Wyoming Highway 28.
Otis Smith of Cody and his female ... [more]

Wisconsin man killed in wreck; two others hurt

Jun 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 19-year-old Wisconsin man died Wednesday evening at the scene of a two-vehicle accident between Lander and Hudson.
Wyoming Highway Patrol officials said ... [more]

New record high in Riverton; Lander ties 95-year-old mark

Jun 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A record-setting heatwave baked Fremont County on Monday, with only slight relief in the forecast over the next few days.
Riverton's official temperature ... [more]

Pioneer museum could be kick-off venue for government convention

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are hoping to use the Fremont County Pioneer Museum to host a kick-off reception for the Wyoming Association of County Officers convention in ... [more]

LCCC announces students on spring honor roll, graduate list

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Laramie County Community College is proud to announce the names of students who earned a place on the president's and vice president's honor rolls.
Fremont ... [more]

Fourth annual FART takes to county roads Saturday

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Lander Cycling's fourth annual Fremont Area Road Tour will blow into Lander on Saturday, offering residents a chance to raise money for Injury Prevention ... [more]