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After climbing in first month of new system, trash revenue dips

Sep 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Solid waste officials said they want to collect revenue totals for at least six months to gauge how the fee format is working.

Revenue collected from ... [more]

Public invited to attend Wyoming Congressional Delegation office hours

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Staff members for the Wyoming Congressional Delegation invite citizens to attend office hours in Fremont County.
The staff members meet with citizens on an ... [more]

County makes money on energy upgrades

Sep 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When Fremont County government spent federal stimulus funds to install nearly $300,000 in energy-efficient upgrades at more than a dozen buildings, its ... [more]

County had some of state's biggest primary spenders

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Larsen's $22K second-most in state

Only one person in Wyoming spent more money than Lloyd Larsen of Lander in the campaign for the Aug. 21 primary ... [more]

District 2 re-vote was not fair to the commissioner who lost job

Sep 21, 2012 - Fred Dwight, Riverton:  Editor:
In all the hullabaloo over the re-vote in Fremont County Commission District 2, everything always talks about the "honest mistakes" and how hard it ... [more]

Museum board seat, directorship still open

Sep 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Until a new director is hired, Lander museum employees
will maintain operations and keep the doors open.


The Fremont County Museums Board continues ... [more]

The way we vote

Sep 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our all-mail do-over in county commission District 2 poses key questions for future

Fremont County voters now have learned the outcome of the ... [more]

Cleanup from illegal trash won't be charged landfill fee

Sep 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker had expressed concerns on the matter.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will not charge law ... [more]

Christensen says he 'had a feeling' he wouldn't keep District 2 seat

Sep 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioner Dennis Christensen thought that Tuesday's special mail ballot election wouldn't pan out for him even before results arrived.
"I ... [more]

Allen wins big in commission re-vote

Sep 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen went from a narrow 20-vote win last month to a steep 377-vote loss in Tuesday's special ... [more]

Financial reports show commission hopefuls spent more during primary election races

Sep 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 5 challenger Jennifer McCarty spent roughly $6,161 in her primary election campaign that ended with a 19-vote difference ... [more]

FCAG votes against using consultant for 1 percent tax advertising

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments board voted unanimously not to use a consultant to publicize the 1 percent optional sales tax that will be on the ... [more]

Commissioners eye health insurance in budget process

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners focused on potential changes to employee health insurance as a way to address ongoing budgetary concerns during a special meeting ... [more]

Commissioners to discuss safety fixes for court building

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Various state and county officials toured the former High Plains Power office building last week as a potential site for a new Riverton court building.
The ... [more]

Special election turnout 'low,' says county clerk

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Turnout for the Sept. 11 special mail-ballot election was about 41 percent as of Friday, compared to 55 percent in the Aug. 21 contest. The special election is ... [more]

District 2 incumbent names trash disposal as a key issue

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen said cooperation and communication with the solid waste board is key to resolving challenges ... [more]

Allen says solid waste district must listen to the residents

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 Republican hopeful Larry Allen said the solid waste district must pay attention to complaints from the public as a way to ... [more]

Solid waste faces lawsuit threat over reservation contract

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The district voted in June to start a six-month termination notice on its trash disposal agreement with the tribes.

The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Crossing the river

Sep 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A second road and bridge out of Riverton might prove too big to tackle

For years Fremont County elected leaders, business people and travelers ... [more]

County to plan talks on building fairgrounds at Major site

Sep 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday said they want to host a series of meetings to elicit the public's desire for a new fairgrounds on agricultural land in ... [more]

Why is county commission race being re-run in whole district?

Sep 4, 2012 - Samuel Owenhall, Riverton:  Editor:
Why is the county commissioner race that had the ballot problem being re-run in the whole commissioner district?
Wasn't the problem only in that one ... [more]

Fremont County libraries offer longer business hours

Sep 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At the Fremont County Library in Lander, director Matt Nojonen recently had to stop some patrons from leaving in a "mass exodus at a quarter after 7."
"'Wait ... [more]

Revenue up since transfer stations changed schedule

Aug 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is reporting an increase in usage and revenue at the trash transfer stations operating under a new restricted ... [more]

Study makes additional river bridge seem unlikely

Aug 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners are questioning if a new crossing over the Wind River in west Riverton will come to fruition following the completion of a ... [more]

1 percent sales tax only way to solve our infrastructure problems

Aug 28, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the 1 percent optional tax that is being proposed by the Fremont County and all of the municipalities within the county. ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hot time
In Fremont County we had an unusually mild winter, if you'll recall, followed by an unseasonably warm spring, and an almost unbelievably ... [more]

CWC incumbents draw challengers; filing ends

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Board of Education races heated up on Monday with several candidates submitting applications for seats on the college board appearing ... [more]

Primary turnout down but still beats state figure

Aug 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's participation in the primary election nearly matched the last presidential year contest at about 52 percent of registered voters casting a ... [more]

What has been lost

Aug 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Court decisions supposedly meant to improve local elections have worsened them

Thanks to the court-ordered "districizing" of just about everything on ... [more]

Sheriff: 'Intensive illegal dumping' a growing problem

Aug 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The reports are numerous: trash left just outside fenced disposal areas or dumped in out-of-the-way places, burn-barrel contents scattered, garbage blowing ... [more]

Monday last day to file for open general election seats

Aug 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Candidates vying for seats opening on school boards and fire, conservation and cemetery districts have until Monday to submit their applications to the Fremont ... [more]

My percentage on primary picks

Aug 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The news Thursday that the Republican primary election for Fremont County Commission District 2 had some incorrect ballots might play a role in the official ... [more]

Special election ahead for District 2 voters

Aug 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Registered Republican voters in Fremont County Commission's District 2 will be able to participate in the special mail-ballot election to determine the party's ... [more]

Maxon submits name for District 5 commission seat

Aug 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Although Doug Thompson defeated both challengers in the primary election for the Republican Party nomination in Fremont County Commission District 5, the ... [more]

Lander Ward 1 representative unseated in primary

Aug 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Challengers Dan Hahn and Sollie Cadman move forward to Nov. 6 general election.

Lander City Council Ward 1 representative John Boulette was unseated ... [more]

Ballot error throws District 2 election results into question

Aug 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese to meet with canvassing board to discuss a course of action.

An error discovered in the Fremont County Commission ... [more]

Allen tops Cardenas in HD33

Aug 22, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Rural Lander resident Jim Allen won the Republican nomination for the Wyoming House District 33 seat by a landslide.
According to unofficial results, with all ... [more]

On to November

Aug 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Primary has its close shaves

For the longest time Tuesday night, it looked as if the two Fremont County Commissioners who faced primary election ... [more]

Campbell wins in HD34

Aug 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Wyoming House District 34 incumbent Rita Campbell won the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary election over challenger Lois Herbst, according to ... [more]

It's Larsen in big HD54 GOP primary

Aug 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Republican Lloyd Larsen and Democratic candidate Bruce Palmer will advance to the Nov. 6 general election after winning their races in Tuesday's primary ... [more]