Lander http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en International Climbers' Festival Highlights Women http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/international-climbers-festival-highlights-women <p><a href="http://www.climbersfestival.org/">The International Climbers' Festival </a>starts Wednesday, July 9 in Lander. Director Mandy Pohja says this is the 21<sup>st</sup> year for the rock climbing event and this year’s line-up is particularly&nbsp;strong.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:31:21 +0000 Melodie Edwards 61064 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org International Climbers' Festival Highlights Women New Wild Horse Sanctuary Proposed In Lander http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-wild-horse-sanctuary-proposed-lander <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A wild horse sanctuary has been proposed on a 900-acre ranch outside Lander with hopes of providing a haven for as many as 250 horses.&nbsp; Bureau of Land Management spokesman Sarah Beckwith says the agency would pay the sanctuary, just as it does private landowners in the mid-West who adopt horses.&nbsp;The perk is that sanctuaries provide an opportunity for education.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:39:47 +0000 Melodie Edwards 60118 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Wild Horse Sanctuary Proposed In Lander Lander/Riverton and the Wind River Reservation Received Stronger Wyoming Public Radio Service http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/landerriverton-and-wind-river-reservation-received-stronger-wyoming-public-radio-service <p>Wyoming Public Radio is now heard on 90.9 in the Wind River corridor. &nbsp; Classical Wyoming, WPM’s classical music service, is now heard on 91.9.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming Public Media (WPM) changed frequencies in the Lander/Riverton area.</p><p>“The stronger KUWW 90.0 ensures an improved signal and has a broader reach.&nbsp; The new signal represents a power increase from 10 watts to 8,000 watts,” says Shane Toven, WPM Director of Engineering.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:59:40 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53575 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Togwotee Comes to Lunch http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-togwotee-comes-lunch <p>Tom Duncan grew up in Lander.&nbsp; He comes from a family of Scottish immigrants that settled in Wyoming in the 1880s.&nbsp; In 1900, Duncan’s grandfather trailed 5000 sheep to Fremont County, where he began a ranch along the western border of the Wind River Indian Reservation.&nbsp; Duncan tells the family story of their Native American neighbor, Togwotee, for whom Togwotee Pass is named.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:13:09 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 50712 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Togwotee Comes to Lunch Fire forces evacuation of homes, campsites near Lander http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fire-forces-evacuation-homes-campsites-near-lander <p>A wildfire is threatening some summer homes and campgrounds southwest of Lander.</p><p></p><p>The homes in Homestead Park and campers in Sinks Canyon were evacuated today as the Fairfield Fire spread in hot and windy conditions in grass and sagebrush. Forest Service spokeswoman Kristie Salzman said about 50 structures were threatened but it's not clear how many of them are homes and how many were occupied.</p><p>The area is a very popular spot in the summer, attracting rock climbers, mountain bikers and hikers.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:12:05 +0000 The Associated Press 44151 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fire forces evacuation of homes, campsites near Lander Climbers’ Festival kicks off in Lander http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/climbers-festival-kicks-lander <p>Hundreds of rock climbers will gather in Lander next week for the 20<sup>th</sup> annual International Climbers’ Festival.</p><p></p><p>The event is meant to celebrate rock climbing, and organizer Brian Fabel says it will include a wide variety of educational clinics: “Everything from how to climb a difficult rock climb, taught by world-class athletes, to kids’ climbing clinics.”</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:25:20 +0000 Willow Belden 43258 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Climbers’ Festival kicks off in Lander Lander native reflects on his family history and relationship with the Eastern Shoshone tribe http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lander-native-reflects-his-family-history-and-relationship-eastern-shoshone-tribe <p>Kit Freedman is a graduate of University of Wyoming, who did his thesis research on the Wind River Indian Reservation. In this essay he reflects on his family’s multi-generational history in Lander. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 18 May 2013 00:02:38 +0000 Kit Freedman 40960 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UPSTARTS: Lander native’s software company develops far-reaching demand while working close to home. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/upstarts-lander-native-s-software-company-develops-far-reaching-demand-while-working-close-home <p>In our occasional series “Upstarts,” we profile Wyoming entrepreneurs. There’s no shortage of self-starters in this state, many of whom build, grow or make things… But until recently, tech start-ups were almost unheard of in the Cowboy State. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez visited with Jason Kintzler, who founded the Pitch Engine software platform in his native Lander and authored the book, “The New American Start-Up.” She filed this report.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:16:51 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36760 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UPSTARTS: Lander native’s software company develops far-reaching demand while working close to home. Senate bill would try to keep Life Resource Center open http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-bill-would-try-keep-life-resource-center-open <p>The State Senate has approved a bill that will study ways to keep the Life Resource Center in Lander open.&nbsp; The facility serves those with extreme disabilities. The House version of the bill looked at ways of phasing residents out of the facility with the option of closing it down.&nbsp; Senator Cale Case of Lander says the Senate wants to take a different approach.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:17:17 +0000 Bob Beck 36657 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate bill would try to keep Life Resource Center open Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company - Lander http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-shakespeare-festival-company-lander <p>Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company, based in Lander, enters its thirteenth Summer Season bringing great classical theater to Wyoming audiences. The company tours the state offering an opportunity to Wyoming actors to broaden their performing experience playing some of the most coveted roles in theater. In 2012, King Lear is scheduled to tour in July. Mon, 06 Feb 2012 17:07:29 +0000 Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company 19124 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company - Lander The Lander Art Center - Exhibitions, Education, and Professional Development http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lander-art-center-exhibitions-education-and-professional-development <p>The Lander Art Center is a nonprofit art organization located in beautiful Lander, Wyoming. It&rsquo;s a membership-based organization relying on the involvement and financial support of the community.&nbsp;</p><p>The Center&rsquo;s mission is to engage the community&#39;s young people and adults in visual arts through quality exhibitions and learning opportunities that will support a strong arts community in Fremont County.</p><p>The gallery-space features varied art exhibitions of local, regional and national artists rotating on a six-week basis totaling eight exhibitions per year.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:49:37 +0000 Lander Art Center 18548 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org The Lander Art Center - Exhibitions, Education, and Professional Development