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Commissioners to set mill levies today; meet in regular session Tuesday

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Commissioners will meet twice this week, to set county mill levies and meet with elected officials in a work session today starting at 10 a.m., and its regular weekly meeting Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. In Tuesday’s meeting, the board will hear a Transportation Department update from Dave Pendleton and planning commission recommendations on the Upper Meadow, Evergreen Furrows and The Bus subdivisions and a replat of two lots in the Buckhorn Country Ranchettes.

Rhonda Hatfield, left, and Cheryl Moxley worked on an circa 1840-70 unfinished quilt. "The pattern is 'Delectable Mountains' or 'Wheel of Fortune' depending on what part of the country you come from," Moxley and Hatfield said.

Pioneer Village Day entertained visitors at Museum of the American West in Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Museum of the American West hosted Pioneer Village Day Saturday at the museum site on West Main Street. A steady stream of visitors came by to see living history, a petting zoo, wood carving, quilting and more. The event was even more festive this year as the site was decked out in finery for a wedding to be held later in the day. The Pioneer Association also was cooking up hamburgers and there was a dutch oven dessert.

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Woman found dead on Table Mountain identified as Lander resident Renee Ostlund

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan Saturday identified the woman found dead on Table Mountain Friday morning as 58-year-old Renee Ostland of Lander.  McAuslan said preliminary results from a Saturday morning autopsy are being withheld until he has a chance to discuss the findings with Ostlund’s family. However, McAuslan said a handgun was found next to the body and he indicated Ostland had suffered a gunshot wound.

Owner Adam Barry shows off a hard drive containing a new movie and all the previews. "We don't get those huge film canisters anymore which could weigh up to 60 points. Now we download the movie onto our servers and program our screens digitally," he said. (Ernie Over photo)

County movie theaters all now under new ownership; moviegoers will notice subtle changes

Owner Adam Barry shows off a hard drive containing a new movie and all the previews. “We don’t get those huge film canisters anymore which could weigh up to 60 pounds. Now we download the movie onto our servers and program our screens digitally,” he said. (Ernie Over photo)

Bacteria levels in the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River through Lander have exceeded the standard for primary contact and people are urged to stay out of the river and the ditches running through City Park. (Ernie Over photo)

Bacteria count in Popo Agie River high; Public Health posted “stay out” signs

Due to its low flow, bacteria levels in the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River through Lander have exceeded the standard for primary contact and people are urged to stay out of the river and the ditches running through City Park. (Ernie Over photo)

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LVHS Activities Registration August 1-10

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(Lander, Wyo.) – Attention Lander Valley High School athletes, the registration for all activities this fall is coming up. Registration will be held Wednesday, August 1st through Friday the 3rd and again Monday, August 6th through Friday the 10th at the LVHS Commons from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.To be eligible for fall sports practice, by August 13th you must have completed the following:• Turn in completed physical form• Pay to Play fee paid• Complete the WHSAA Eligibility Brochure that requires both a parent and a student’s signatures.• Complete the LVHS Code of Conduct form, that requires both a parent and a student’s signatures.• Complete the Fremont County School District #1 Concussion/Head Injury Information and Procedures form that requires both a parent and a student’s signatures.• and, Complete a baseline concussion test and turn in confirmation.

Practice times for Monday August 13th