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Sparring begins in civil lawsuit alleging trespassing by Western Watershed Project; Defendants seek dismissal

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Western Watershed Projects has moved to dismiss a lawsuit that was filed against it this summer by five Fremont and Sublette county ranch interests. A WWP spokesman also said a news release issued by the plaintiffs in the case contained factual errors and misrepresented the project’s financial standing.

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Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail named of the country’s best places to ride

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Once again SnoWest Magazine named the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail (CDST) one of the top places to ride in the country. The trail landed the No. 5 spot on SnoWest’s Western Guide to Snowmobiling for 2014. It also came in second on the magazine’s “Best of All Time” list since it has been No. 1 four times, in the top 10 all but one year and in the top 15 every year since SnoWest Magazine started the list 18 years ago. The magazine, considered the leading authority on adventure snowmobiling, uses reader surveys to rank trails for scenery, grooming, signage, maps, off-trail riding, snow quality, crowds, terrain, services and weather

Jenny Lake and the Cathedral Group framed by trees in Grand Teton National Park. (Ernie Over photo)

Two youth backpacking concessionaires in Grand Teton National Park have contracts renewed

(Moose,Wyo.) –  The two current concessionaires providing guided backpacking services for youth within Grand Teton National Park have been granted new 10-year-long contracts. National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica announced Friday, December 12, that the two contracts were awarded to Wilderness Ventures, Inc. and The TVRC Education Foundation, doing business as Teton Valley Ranch Camp.

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Today’s Obituaries: Alvarez and Big Medicine

Sally AlverezSally Alvarez, age 78, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander due to a lengthy illness. Traditional Indian Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 16th at 11:00 AM at Rocky Mountain Hall with Therin Wells officiating.  An evening service and wake will be held Monday, December 15th at 7:00 PM at Rocky Mountain Hall.  Interment will be in the Sacajawea Cemetery. Read the full obituary here.

Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker

Sheriff’s Office: Three Lander teens arrested for breaking into home

(Lander, Wyo.) – Three Lander men were arrested for Criminal Entry Sunday evening after Deputies were called to a home on Del Ray Drive for the report of suspicious activity, Undersheriff Ryan Lee reports. The Reporting Party indicated they had been watching the residence and observed people entering the home. The reporting person knew that the owners were not there and that no one was to be in the residence.