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Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports

DWS warns of phishing scam

CHEYENNE --The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is warning of a "phishing" scam website bearing DWS's Unemployment Insurance division name. The website lists false contact numbers and information.

DWS is working with state law enforcement to shut down the fraudulent website.

Phishing is a trick Internet scammers use to collect information using false e-mails and websites. The scammers often replicate websites or e-mails of legitimate entities that contain links to web pages and have been disguised to look nearly identical to legitimate sites.

For more information, contact DWS at 777-6911 or visit wyomingworkforce.org.

Photographer featured at exhibition

The Lander Art Center will open its next exhibition, "Detours: Faces Along the Way," with a reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

The exhibition is composed of several short series photographs, each focused on one or two female subjects. With the use of black and white film, artist Kristin Vogel has recalled a vulnerable time in her life that was often filled with excitement, uncertainty and exploration on the path to self discovery.

Lander Art Center openings are free and open to the public. This exhibition will be on viewing until March 2 at the center, 224 Main St., Lander.

Library presents 'The Magistrate'

The most recent program in the Lander Library's National Theater season is "The Magistrate," by English playwright Arthur Wing Pinero.

John Lithgow stars as Aeneas Posket, Mulberry Street's Police Court Magistrate and an upstanding pillar of Victorian society. But with the late night drinking and gambling of his 19-year-old stepson, that pillar is about to crumble. The shackles of Victorian restraint and decorum give way to abandonment and lunacy.

The show airs at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Lander Library, 220 Amoretti St., Lander.

BLM seeks input on gas project

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking input on a proposed natural gas development project in Fremont, Natrona and Sweetwater counties.

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP propose to develop roughly 4,250 natural gas and oil wells in the Moneta Divide Project area located in Fremont and Natrona counties.

The BLM will prepare an EIS to analyze the proposed project and possible land use plan amendment.

To provide the public with an opportunity to review the proposal and project information, the BLM will host public meetings in Casper, Lander and Riverton.

The Lander meeting will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Wind River Conference Room at the Best Western, 260 Grand View Drive. Another meeting will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Taggarts Conference Room at the Holiday Inn, 900 E. Sunset Drive, Riverton.

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