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Sheriff pinches pennies through reorganization

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  "Restructuring" is the theme at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office in its proposed fiscal year 2014 administration and detention center budgets. Sheriff Skip ... [more]

Budgets and more budgets

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They know how much money everyone is asking from them, and they know how much revenue they can expect, and now Fremont County Commissioners must decide how to ... [more]

County's assessed value $906M, down about 11 percent from last fiscal year

Jun 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revised numbers show Fremont County's assessed value for the upcoming fiscal year is lower than expected and down from last year. Tax revenue for the county ... [more]

Recreation board asks for $250,000 in Green Mountain renovation

Jun 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A $250,000 loan to renovate the Green Mountain park area by this fall was the biggest item in the Fremont County Recreation Board's financial request to the ... [more]

Proceed carefully when making changes in museum management

Jun 9, 2013 - Patrice Brevinhall, Lander:  Editor:
I hope before the way the Fremont County museums are set up and managed is changed to a single director, that this idea can be talked about ... [more]

Commissioner pay

Jun 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The members are giving themselves a raise, but the procedure for it is sound

It's always a little awkward when elected officials who control their ... [more]

Plans for a new Riverton justice center stall again

Jun 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners worry that moving forward with the project might endanger an application for a $2.65 million grant.

Fremont County commissioners again ... [more]

Vehicle department requests tires, raises

Jun 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tires and raises make up most of a $216,000 increase in the Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Department's proposed budget for fiscal year 2014.
Department ... [more]

Family planning efforts at center of increased budget request from Public Health

Jun 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Much of the department's annual funding comes from outside grants, not county appropriations.

Increased personnel costs and support for the Emergency ... [more]

Roof, books, raises among requests in library budget

May 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A leaky roof, more books and staff raises were included in the increased budget requested May 13 by representatives of the Fremont County Library System.
In ... [more]

County considering creating one director for all its museums

May 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Each Fremont County museum has its own director now, but the county's museums board is considering a new structure that would create a single county museums ... [more]

Raises in budget for treasurer and assessor; budget flat otherwise

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County treasurer and the assessor budgets being proposed for fiscal year 2014 request only small increases in funding.
Both elected officials ... [more]

Coroner yields on decal flap; vehicles now have insignia

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has put to rest his long-standing squabble over decals with the Fremont County Commission.
McAuslan said his office ... [more]

Raise in store for county attorney, but other hikes challenged

May 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Employee raises continue to be an issue at county budget hearings. Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett included them in the proposed budget he presented to ... [more]

County agrees to use signs near 1 percent tax projects

May 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Giant neon-green pennies will pop up all over Fremont County in the next few years.
The Fremont County Commission this month agreed to use bright, 2-foot ... [more]

Social service entities hold close to current line in county funding requests

May 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Outside requests for funding from the Fremont County Commission were generally the same or slightly higher this year, with area social service agencies citing ... [more]

County OKs restaurant's bid for beer license

May 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Burris Roadhouse and Trading Company sits within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Burris Roadhouse and Trading Company ... [more]

Boards need volunteers now for crucial work

May 20, 2013 - Steff Kessler, Fremont County Commissioner, Lander:  Editor:
Since I've been a county commissioner, I've been impressed with the time and dedication that our county board volunteers commit to serving Fremont ... [more]

Ambulance chief: Budget must double to keep pace

May 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Ambulance Department's budget will need to nearly double in future years for it to deliver adequate emergency medical services, said its ... [more]

Riverton justice center plans stall in second phase

May 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Progress on a new Riverton justice center stalled Tuesday after the Fremont County Commission didn't approve moving forward with the second phase of the ... [more]

Sheriff wants to restructure communications center

May 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker hopes to restructure his office's communications center so agencies using it contribute more funding and have more say in running it. ... [more]

Green appointed to clerk of court post

May 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander deputy clerk will fill the remaining portion of Katie Brodie Meredith's elected term.

The Fremont County Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to ... [more]

Commission doles out three $500 scholarships

May 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three Fremont County high school seniors will be receiving a little help in paying for college from their local government.
On Tuesday, commissioners decided ... [more]

Clerk of Court vacancy likely to be filled Tuesday

May 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The two women seeking the Fremont County District Court Clerk position made their cases to Republican Party Central Committee members Thursday.
Now it's up to ... [more]

Commission pay raise to kick in; many entities seek spending increases

May 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Elected officials and other county entities proposed budgets to the Fremont County Commission in its first week of budget hearings May 6 and 7. Several ... [more]

Land swap finalized in parcels near fairgrounds

May 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has authorized a land swap between the county and the Depot Foundation after years of discussion.
County fair manager Barney ... [more]

County OKs extra funding for Family Planning Services

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Family planning programs are on surer financial footing this month after the Fremont County Commission approved extra funding for Family Planning ... [more]

Salaries a concern for county departments

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Requests for new hires and employee raises will be on the agenda at many of Fremont County's budget hearings this month and next. The Fremont County Commission ... [more]

County budget hearings begin with coroner

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission had sharp questions for Coroner Ed McAuslan on the first day of 2014 budget hearings.
During his hearing, McAuslan presented a ... [more]

Chief justice and corrections boss endorse Riverton justice center plan

May 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's chief justice and the Wyoming Department of Corrections director have thrown their weight behind the construction of a Riverton justice center.
The ... [more]

Commissioners split in Riverton justice center, wolf suit decisions

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In two close votes, the Fremont County Commission engaged a firm to design a new Riverton justice center and committed $1,000 to a court fight about ... [more]

Safe infrastructure tops on 1-percent tax list

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's revenue from the optional 1 percent sales tax will be focused on improving the safety of infrastructure. An advisory committee of citizens ... [more]

ATV club, county to partner in rebuild of Heritage Trail fences

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Owners of land adjoining the Wyoming Heritage Trail will not see Fremont County paying for new fencing along the recreation path. Instead, the Fremont County ... [more]

County commissioners proclaim April as Month of Military Child

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission recently proclaimed April as the Month of the Military Child.
"The recognition of April as Month of the Military Child will ... [more]

County agrees to help wolf foes in challenge to conservationists

Apr 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has been asked to side with an organization planning to oppose conservation groups over wolf management in Wyoming.
Last ... [more]

Commissioners review indigent burial policies

Apr 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State statute requires counties to pay the funeral costs of people who cannot provide for themselves.

The Fremont County Commission is looking to ... [more]

Cattle Barons Ball raises $83,000 for Tough Enough fund

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 450 people attended the fourth annual fundraising dinner and dance.

Fremont County individuals and businesses at the fourth annual Cattle ... [more]

County protests BLM plan in area of sage grouse habitat

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is at odds with the Bureau of Land Management over balancing environmental protections with development.
On March 22 the ... [more]

Reluctantly, county puts another $800k into health benefit plan

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rising costs of claims to Fremont County's health insurance plan drove the county board to approve $800,000 more for the program next year. At its March 19 ... [more]

County goes forward on justice center planning without settling on the site

Feb 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has advanced plans to build a new Riverton justice center. The decisions came after the county board discussed concerns and how ... [more]