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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]

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]