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First snow reports of season sharply lower than 2013's

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The first mountain snowpack report for the Wind River Basin shows readings sharply up over the past week but still only about half the snow values reported in ... [more]

UW Extension educator's work prompts award

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tina Russell serves the Wind River Indian Reservation and Fremont County.

Innovative programs and responding to the needs of her clientele earned a ... [more]

Biz council, developers eye reopening mine

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  The possibility of reopening the long-idled Atlantic City iron ore mine is being examined.
The mine in the mountains southwest of Lander once employed more ... [more]

Inversion keeping cold trapped

Nov 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Arctic blast worsened by familiar Riverton pattern

This week's cold in Fremont County is part of a weather pattern impacting much of the nation.
The ... [more]

BLM posting list of parcels for oil and gas lease sales

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale.
The auction ... [more]

Election outcome certified; no change required

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tuesday night's winners can stop holding their breath. They have won their elections officially.
The Fremont County Canvass Board reviewed and certified local ... [more]

County natives open newest data center in Cheyenne

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Green House Data is the group's biggest venture so far.

Three Fremont County natives have been mining the vein of the information technology industry ... [more]

County's health insurance marketplace enrollment ranks third in Wyoming

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County ranked third in the state for most plans selected through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace.
The U.S. Department of ... [more]

Weight to determine registration fee for campers

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger has announced that beginning Jan. 1, most house trailer (campers) registration fees will increase from a flat $15 ... [more]

Sweetest county in Wyoming

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Area bees produced 1.1 million pounds of honey in 2012

White bee boxes are a common site for local residents, but some might be surprised by how many ... [more]

Mid-level providers filling health care shortage in county

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Being able to visit "the doctor" for any health concern is an American expectation, but it is starting not to be the norm. Nurse practitioners and physician's ... [more]

Historic day in county

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  First same-sex marriage license goes to Arapahoe women

Joann Rae Bell and Lisa Gaines were surprised to be the first same-sex couple to seek a ... [more]

County waits on gay marriage

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge has struck down Wyoming's law against same-sex marriage, but couples in Fremont County hoping to wed are still waiting.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Reauthorize lodging tax

Oct 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its benefits are many, and it has a well-proven track record by now

Fremont County has a business which pulls in $138 million annually.
Actually, ... [more]

Riverton ambulance times quickest in county overall

Oct 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  So far in 2014, on average it took Riverton ambulances 3 minutes and 49 seconds to get en route after a page and 9:47 to drive to a patient, or 13:36 ... [more]

Fire Protection Week

Oct 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Firefighter of the Year for 2013 is Midvale battalion chief Rocky McWilliams, who has served as a volunteer locally for almost 25 years. ... [more]

Libraries to participate in Snapshot Day on Tuesday

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Library System is participating Tuesday in Wyoming Snapshot Day, an event highlighting the importance of libraries to the state.
Libraries ... [more]

You are needed

Oct 12, 2014 - By Craig Haslam, Fremont County Fire Warden:  'We are looking for a few good firefighters'

I recently read that there are two types of firefighters. There are naturals and then there are learned ... [more]

Take time this week to exercise fire safety and thank a firefighter

Oct 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fire prevention week is a time to not only educate members of local communities, students in schools, employees in businesses and organizations of fire-safety ... [more]

Hunting with Heroes

Oct 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Group plans outings for veterans to thank them for their service

By all standards, Hunting With Heroes organized a successful outing Sept. 20 near ... [more]

No human West Nile cases this year in county

Oct 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has fared well this year in avoiding West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause potentially serious illness in humans, according ... [more]

Beet harvest begins; experts optimistic about crop yield

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The agriculture administrator for the Wyoming Sugar Company says the yield should be strong, and the sugar content should be high as well.

Experts ... [more]

Rain broke one record, soaked entire county

Oct 1, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Weekend rainfall set records in some Fremont County locations, and it was far wetter than normal everywhere.
Hunt Field in Lander saw a new daily ... [more]

Top of the stack

Sep 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fragrant, purple-flowered alfalfa crown is back on Fremont County's head after recently released data shows it out-produced every other Wyoming county last ... [more]

The way it was: Guard recruitment -- 1978

Sep 20, 2014 - Staff:  "Get a member in September" was the theme of a statewide National Guard recruiting drive 36 years ago this month. Wyoming's National Guard had about 1,300 ... [more]

Good weekend for ropers at high school rodeo in Jackson

Sep 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two-day competition concluded the fall high school rodeo season.

The breakaway roping competition was the best event last weekend for the ... [more]

Cyclists pedal through county on leg of cross-continent journey

Sep 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Sylvester Williams and Nathaniel Erb want to end human sex trafficking, and they are riding bikes across the country to promote their cause.
They pumped ... [more]

Fast-moving cold snap threatened growing season

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new record low for the date -- 30 degrees -- was established Thursday night.

Temperatures in Riverton hit an all-time low for the date Thursday ... [more]

Internet company celebrating installation of new broadband towers with ceremony Friday

Sep 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate improved phone and Internet service locally.
Wyoming.com has partnered with the Fremont ... [more]

Workplace death rate declines; better road data key improvement

Sep 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The number of deaths on the job in Wyoming fell by a third last year. Industries vital to Fremont County's economy remain the most dangerous, however.
A total ... [more]