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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]

Sage grouse and Fremont County

Sep 5, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Whether the bird survives in the wild may come down to us

The fate of sage grouse in Wyoming -- and perhaps the entire United States -- likely will ... [more]

Cool summer a boon for barley crop

Sep 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If Corona tastes a little better this fall, thank a Fremont County farmer. The local malt barley crop is shaping up to be bigger and better than average, ... [more]

Unemployment rate up for month in Fremont County; still better than '13

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County employment
Unemployment rate

July -- 5.8 percent
June -- 5.5 percent
July 2013 -- 6.0 percent

Labor force
July -- 19,899
June ... [more]

WCC volunteers on a 10-day conservation project in county

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The crews helped with resource management work on Crooks Creek, Middle Cottonwood and Cooper Creek.

Wyoming Conservation Corp recently volunteered ... [more]

BLM firefighters assist with prescribed burns near Ocean Lake

Aug 24, 2014 - By Sarah Beckwith, BLM Public Affairs Specialist:  The project removed more than 20 years of cattails and other herbaceous buildup.

Even though wildfire season is just now peaking in Wyoming, it's ... [more]

Touch-screens slow release of Laramie County's election results

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Slow-counting touch-screen voting machines are one reason the initial results of Tuesday's primary election in Laramie County were not available ... [more]

Regular motocross season wraps in Gillette; county riders among the winners

Aug 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A small group of dedicated Fremont County riders participated Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association race at Gillette.
In the open amateur division, ... [more]

Two dozen businesses to sell WyoLotto tickets in county

Aug 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Locations in Riverton, Lander, Dubois and Shoshoni will participate.

Residents will have 24 locations from which to buy WyoLotto tickets when the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Museum to mark city anniversary
The Riverton Museum will celebrate the city's 108th birthday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16.
The celebration will ... [more]

Geneaology project leads to a 12,000-card data base for Szczepanski

Aug 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Dean Szczepanski didn't expect to dip himself into the large pool of research he would need to do to dig deep into his family roots. Once he went further into ... [more]