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Winter was warm, dry in county

Mar 24, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Spring has sprung, and meteorologists predict temperatures will continue to be above average, much like those seen during the winter.
The 2014-15 winter, ... [more]

State jobless rate falls to 4 percent

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent in January.
The jobless rate is down from 4.2 percent in December and down from the 4.3 percent ... [more]

Fundraiser to honor Fremont County's first inductee in Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame

Mar 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame is hosting a fundraiser locally to honor Fremont County's first inductee into the program.
BJ Griffin, the hall of fame's ... [more]

Life and death

Mar 15, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's the level of importance as ambulance department decisions are being made

The people who bear the responsibility of providing ambulance and ... [more]

Experts provide support to high-altitude gardeners

Mar 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With winter's end only a week away, some Fremont County residents are busy planning their gardens. Across Wyoming, people also are making preparations for ... [more]

Achievers

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  Thirteen students make dean's list
More than a dozen Fremont County students have been named to the dean's lists at their respective colleges for the ... [more]

Museums expand outdoor trek programs

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums have partnered with the Wind River Visitors Council to expand a program that has been popular for the Dubois Museum.
Beginning in ... [more]

Relay for Life marking its 30th year; key meeting set

Mar 1, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  2015 is the 30th anniversary of Relay for Life, and planners in Fremont County want to make it a good one.
Organizers of the June event have set a goal of 30 ... [more]

Transportation commission approves eight state contracts

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The work includes repaving five miles of U.S. Highway 287 in Fremont County.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded contracts ... [more]

County eyes falling oil price

Feb 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Taxes from oil account for about 10 percent of Fremont County's annual revenue stream.

Third in a series

Fremont County's revenue ... [more]

Fremont County a supportive place for Girl Scout activities

Feb 19, 2015 - Sally J. Leep, Casper:  Editor,
It's the 40th birthday of the Samoa cookie, and Girl Scout cookie season is here.
Girl Scouts will be knocking on doors through Feb. 22 to take ... [more]

Organizations receive $100K to promote events

Feb 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly $100,000 has been assigned to local organizations by the Wind River Visitor's Council using funds generated by the Fremont County lodging tax.
The ... [more]

The way it was: Fremont County Cattlemen -- 1984

Feb 15, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County's cattlemen got together in February 1984 for their annual meeting, and new officers we elected for the year.
Newly elected, from left, were ... [more]

2014 was warm, dry; some records set

Feb 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On average, days in 2014 were .6 degree warmer than normal in Riverton and .4 degrees warmer than normal in Lander.

Last year was hot and a little ... [more]

Farm Bill provisions complex, producers hear at annual Farm and Ranch Days in Riverton

Feb 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Deadlines to register for crop insurance under the 2014 Farm Bill are fast approaching. About a dozen producers attended a presentation on the subject Thursday ... [more]

Fremont County Public Health says whooping cough reported in area

Feb 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pertussis can be deadly to small infants and children.

Cases of pertussis in school-aged children have been reported to Fremont County Public ... [more]

Measles spreading to neighboring states; no cases seen in Wyoming

Feb 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming has not reported a case of the measles since 2010, but local health officials say the state is not immune to a recent outbreak of the disease linked to ... [more]

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation gives $13,000 to Fremont County

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs in fiscal year 2014 was roughly $242,000.
Financial assistance varied per ... [more]

Deed scam asking money for documents available from county at no charge

Feb 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  No longer satisfied with limiting their tricks to the telephone, scammers also are taking to the mail to bilk Fremont County residents out of their money. ... [more]

Record high, then record moisture at airport station

Feb 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service reported a record high temperature Tuesday at Riverton Regional Airport.
For Feb. 3 the maximum temperature at the airport was 52 ... [more]

Bill may help Fremont County recruit mental health care providers

Feb 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shortages of health care providers across Wyoming could see some alleviation due to a bill progressing through the state legislature. The legislation would ... [more]

The way it was: Freshman legislator -- 1975

Feb 1, 2015 - Staff:  It's hard to imagine a Democrat being the top vote-getter in a Fremont County legislative election, but John Vinich did it more than once.
Here he is at the ... [more]

February Outside

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  OUTDOORS CALENDAR
E-mail eric@dailyranger.com with outdoors events.
- Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meet and Greet mushers of International Pedigree ... [more]

Grizzly conflicts up in 2014; most involved livestock

Jan 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department documented more problems with grizzly bears last year compared to the year before, with most conflicts in 2014 occurring ... [more]

Region seeing steady rise in flu cases

Jan 27, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Officials say influenza has not hit Fremont County as hard as the rest of the country.
"Nationally, I have heard it is an epidemic," said Fremont County ... [more]

The way it was: Young mushers -- 2002

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The International Pedigree Stage Stop Dog Sled race was speeding from place to place in western Wyoming 13 years ago this week, and these young Fremont County ... [more]

Resident engineer promoted to lead WyDOT district maintenance crews

Jan 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's resident engineer in Pinedale has been promoted to District 5 maintenance engineer in Basin.
Pete Hallsten replaces ... [more]

Wyoming water panel looks over projects added by lawmakers

Jan 21, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The programs include $2.6 million for spillway work at Bull Lake.

CHEYENNE -- Some members of the state Water Development Commission voiced concerns ... [more]

Modelers park will have to relocate

Jan 18, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Modelers Park Association is looking for a new home in Fremont County now that the state has decided to sell the land occupied by the current WMPA ... [more]

Winters wants Medicaid discussion, more funding for counties

Jan 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Nathan Winters, R-Thermopolis, said county funding is an issue that needs to be raised during the current legislative session.
Winters, who has ... [more]