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Conservation groups give BLM an ‘F’ for sage grouse protection

September 2, 2014

Sage grouse strategy, followed in BLM Lander plan, said to fall short of BLM scientists’ earlier recommendations.

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International Climbers’ Festival to feature women in the sport

July 1, 2014

Top athletes discuss how the sport has changed and the future of female climbers.

Native Notes

Natives meet Riverton and Lander leaders in bid for understanding

March 25, 2014

At a dinner meeting at the Wind River Casino leaders avoided contentious issues and sought common ground.

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Main Street Lander

December 6, 2013

Main Street in Lander, Wyoming on a cold morning.

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New film documents Lander’s climbing history

July 9, 2013

The film “Wind and Rattlesnake: The birth of a Western Climbing Town,” documenting the history of climbing in Lander, debuts this week at the International …

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Cabin Tag

May 3, 2013

Wyoming license plates hang off a derelict log cabin in Red Canyon near Lander.

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Groups say new management plan fails to protect sage grouse

April 2, 2013

Conservation groups say a new BLM plan covering millions of acres in central Wyoming fails to adequately protect the habitat of the imperiled sage grouse.

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Juvenile justice without a juvenile jail

March 19, 2013

Closing Fremont County’s juvenile detention center means placing young offenders in neighboring counties and states while renewing the movement to keep kids out of jail.

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Helping the next generation of climbers ascend

February 5, 2013

Lander draws climbers from around the world, but kids who live there aren’t picking up the sport. A new program aims to change that.

Wind River Reservation Elections

An Interview with Rep. Patrick Goggles

November 6, 2012

An Interview with Rep. Patrick Goggles
Rep. Patrick Goggles, Democratic minority leader of the Wyoming State House, is running for re-election in House District 33. (Lindsay …

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Dirt Work: Trail building efforts expand mountain biking in Lander

October 2, 2012

Lander has long been known as a climbing destination. But with efforts from local riders and new partnerships, its mountain bike trail system is expanding.

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Lander’s good “problems” are growing

July 17, 2012

Last week, hundreds of climbers gathered in Lander for the International Climbers’ Festival. To the untrained eye a rock is a rock and a boulder …

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The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

March 20, 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has a new layer of analysis it can use to protect resources before mineral leasing occurs on public lands. …

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John Mionczynski: A biologist revered and ridiculed

September 20, 2011

John Mionczynski has spent decades tracking evidence of the creature known as Bigfoot. But to cast him off as a paranormal nut would be unfair …

Photo Friday

Rockets’ red glare

July 1, 2011

Rockets’ red glare

Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky over Lander in 2010. (Brad Christensen/WyoFile – click to enlarge)

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WyoFile’s Wyoming: Lander – Climbing Capital of the Rockies

January 18, 2010

When you’re driving down the hill onto Main Street off Highway 287, Lander looks like any other small Wyoming mountain town: one main drag, a …