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State track show youth of Wyoming at their best

May 26, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Gloom and doom seems to be the most popular form of communication for many people.  For some it's the only topic they can ever engage in. 
Not to ruin the ... [more]

Up, down up

May 17, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Revenue projections make budgeting a chore

Sometimes when we are living through extraordinary circumstances, we are so busy dealing with them that ... [more]

County athletes medal at Best of the Best

May 13, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top middle school track, and field athletes participated Monday at the annual "Best of the Best" at Bill Bush Memorial Stadium in Lander.
All the Fremont ... [more]

Survey finds 10 percent of county residents have diabetes

May 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Also, 25 percent of Fremont County adults are obese, 23 percent smoke "every day or most days" and 24 percent did not have health insurance, according to ... [more]

Stacks and scrubbers

May 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  A big oil refinery is going try to comply with new pollution rules

Last week the owners of the big HollyFrontier oil refinery in Cheyenne announced  ... [more]

Graduation exercises dot calendar

May 8, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College's nurse pinning ceremony was Thursday.

Students from around Fremont County graduate over the next three weeks, freshly ... [more]

Fremont County least healthy in state for fifth consecutive year, survey says

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A coalition has defined four priority issues affecting residents' health.

Fremont County has been named the least healthy county in Wyoming for the ... [more]

The way it was: Composters - 1995

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Twenty years ago this month, composting was a hot topic in Fremont County. Tom Heald, a University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension agent, said he hoped to ... [more]

ATV association invites volunteers to clean up public land

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County ATV Association and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office plan to clean up of public lands at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Government ... [more]

County revenue likely to climb $350K in fiscal '16

Apr 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  About $350,000 more should flow into the county general fund in the coming fiscal year than in the current one, Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger ... [more]

County athletes nab medals across board on Kelly Walsh track

Apr 12, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  There was a Fremont County flavor Friday at the Trojan Invitational track and field meet in Casper.
The Riverton Wolverines, Lander Tigers and Shoshoni ... [more]

Survey says county teens drinking less, smoking more pot

Apr 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fewer teenagers are drinking in Fremont County these days, but more are using marijuana. Those trends appear in a recently released report compiling survey ... [more]

Tips for spotting sandhill cranes

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many sandhill cranes are migrating through Fremont County this spring. Catching a photo of one or two is simple with a little work and knowledge.
The birds ... [more]

2015 Wrestler of the Year honors to Prosser

Apr 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  When Reece Prosser lost in the finals of the prestigious Ron Thon Memorial wrestling tournament in February, he was determined not to have a setback again. ... [more]

Jobless rate better in February; labor force tally improves

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  After slumping as the new year began, Fremont County's job market brightened across the board in February.
The improvements weren't spectacular, but they did ... [more]

Basin snowpack dips to 68 percent; still time for a rebound

Apr 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Basin drainage level has been falling steadily all year after registering at or about 100 percent in the late fall and early ... [more]

Churches plan Holy Week events starting Thursday

Apr 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Local churches have planned special worship services this week leading up to Easter on Sunday.
Many of the events begin Thursday, when Christians remember the ... [more]

The way it was: Toastmistresses -- 1974

Mar 29, 2015 - Staff:  Among the Toastmasters service club's missions is to instill confidence in public speaking among its members. The club was prominent in Fremont County 41 years ... [more]

High-altitude collaboration brings beneficial study to bighorn sheep in the field

Mar 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Pneumonia has been killing bighorn sheep in Fremont County, and scientists don't know why.
So they went to the mountains to try to find out.
The illness ... [more]

County population slides 0.9 percent, still up since 2010

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Perhaps affected by the beginnings of the energy downturn, Fremont County's estimated population fell last year after posting gains every year since 2010.
New ... [more]

Museum's April events to discuss soldiers, sheep, Scottish heritage

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Museum kicks off its spring schedule in April with two speakers programs and a Children's Exploration program.
"Buffalo Soldiers at ... [more]

County GOP elects new officers

Mar 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party elected new leadership March 17. Former Riverton City Council member and mayoral candidate Rich Gard was chosen as the new ... [more]

Twelve county students earn academic honors in Casper

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials have released the names of students who made the president's and dean's honor rolls at Casper College for the 2014 fall semester.
To qualify for ... [more]

Flood risk across Fremont County looks low this year

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Flooding is unlikely to be an issue in Fremont County this spring, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. The risk is low across ... [more]

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]