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Districts OK 'wash' plan to pay for dual-enrollment services with college

Jan 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Both Fort Washakie and Lander have adopted the model under which school districts are reimbursed for their expenses.

The Fremont County School Board ... [more]

Riverton, Lander health care facilities to merge

Jan 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  In order to keep roughly 100 years of combined service in the county, Western Family Care of Riverton and Lander Medical Clinic of Lander are ... [more]

Tigers fifth in big home wrestling tournament

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander had two finalists in the 20-team field.

Three Lander Tigers went deep into the wrestling bracket Friday and Saturday at the Lander ... [more]

Baker takes crown at 195 pounds for 1-A DHS at Lander invite

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois senior wrestler Sterling Baker entered the Lander Invitational Friday and Saturday because he wanted to get tested by Class 3-A and 4-A opponents. ... [more]

Lawmakers confident about future of WLRC

Jan 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local legislators are confident that the Wyoming Life Resource Center will remain in Lander based on the results of a recent study by the state Department of ... [more]

Former Lander resident suing CDS on behalf of son

Jan 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman has filed suit against Child Development Services of Fremont County and others for damages after a CDS employee is alleged to have driven over her ... [more]

Library to screen 'The Habit of Art'

Jan 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Theatre Live's 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett's acclaimed play "The Habit of Art" will return to cinemas as part of the theater's 50th anniversary ... [more]

Poacher to pay $12,500 in fines

Jan 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Joseph A. Holdren, 28, of Riverton, has pleaded guilty to killing an 18-point buck in October.

A Riverton man recently found that the trophy mule ... [more]

Officials credit seat belt use in saving life of Lander man

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  John Keller, of Lander, said he has worn his seat belt since before it was mandated by state law.
His dedication paid off Christmas Eve when he lost control ... [more]

County orchestra performing benefit concert Saturday

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont Symphony Orchestra has announced its new name in preparation for the annual fundraiser concert Saturday.
Known as the Fremont County Orchestra for ... [more]

The way it was: Governor in town -- 2000

Jan 6, 2014 - Staff:  When Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer visited Lander shortly after the new year in 2000, he spoke on a familiar topic -- air service.
Great Lakes Airlines hadn't had ... [more]

Lander man, Riverton woman cited in prostitution incident

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton police officer started 2014 with a case of prostitution in progress on New Year's Day.
According to reports, the policeman was on patrol at about ... [more]

Early bird offer for Wyoming State Winter Fair entries

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Plans for the 2014 Wyoming State Winter Fair in Lander are progressing, with preparations this year ahead of the typical schedule.
After a period of ... [more]

WPBS coping with sudden death of producer, host

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Richard Ager died Dec. 29 at his home in Lander.

Wyoming's Public Broadcasting Service in Riverton is scrambling to cope with the loss of public ... [more]

Basolo picks 'Top Prof' at UW

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.
Mortar Board student Natalie ... [more]

Minor injuries in one-car wreck

Dec 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was cited for lane use and no seat belt after flipping her car at about 9:20 a.m. Thursday on Wyoming Highway 789 south of Lander.
Officials ... [more]

Pressure on Great Lakes increases over bad service

Dec 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As Great Lakes Airlines continues to struggle with a pilot shortage due to a federal regulation that has increased minimum experience requirements for pilots ... [more]

Reinke honors Killebrew Irrigation with gold pride award at convention

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  DESHLER, Neb. -- Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, has announced that Killebrew Irrigation in Lander ... [more]

Sex offender avoids prison in plea bargain

Dec 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge Thursday morning gave a man what he described as a "lenient" sentence in line with a plea agreement with prosecutors for sexually abusing a minor ... [more]

NOLS facility earns LEED Platinum certification; first in Lander to achieve status

Dec 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  The project used sustainable strategies, such as recycled materials and radiant heating and cooling.

The Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, owned by ... [more]

Lander Library hosting 'Falstaff'

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  "Falstaff," Giuseppe Verdi's comic opera, is coming to Lander via video on Saturday in a new production from the Metropolitan Opera.
The much-anticipated ... [more]

Artists showcase wares at Art in the Afternoon

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Art in the Afternoon, featuring wares made by local artisans, is Sunday at the Nobel Hotel, 288 Main St., Lander.
The event is open to the public from 10 ... [more]

No one injured in Thanksgiving mattress fire

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Emergency responders in Lander had an early morning wakeup call Thanksgiving Day, when a mattress caught fire in an apartment on Pushroot Court.
Lander fire ... [more]

Two injured in wreck on icy road

Dec 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The crash occurred in the 300 block of North Fork Road near Lander, an area that almost always is covered in shade.

A 16-year-old Lander girl was ... [more]

Olympians share tips, training with Lander swimmers at clinic

Dec 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sixth-grader Ryan Brinda counted down the days for a month before United States Olympic swimmers Misty Hyman and Karlee Bispo gave a clinic on Saturday ... [more]

Louis Lake Road to close completely Dec. 13

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  The entirety of Louis Lake Road, also known as the Loop Road, in Fremont County will close Dec. 13.
A portion of the route -- the road between the turnoff to ... [more]

CWC OKs max price for Sinks Canyon Center work

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a guaranteed maximum price for work planned at the school's Sinks Canyon Center.
CWC president ... [more]

Driver safe after vehicle slides into creek

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Lander man escaped serious injury when the vehicle he was driving landed upside down in Hornecker Creek.
Officials said John Nygard, 56, was driving his ... [more]

The way it was: Cheerleaders identified -- 1953

Nov 24, 2013 - Staff:  Last weeks' "The Way it Was" photo is reprinted this week, with one important difference -- everyone is identified.
We asked readers last Sunday to help with ... [more]

Olympic swimmers in Lander for Nov. 30 clinic

Nov 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two United States Olympic swimmers plan to be in Lander on Saturday, Nov. 30, for a clinic.
Karlee Bispo and Misty Hyman conduct the clinic at the Lander ... [more]