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First-degree murder trial ordered for two brothers in '06 death

Jul 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Lee Brown of Fremont County are headed to trial in November in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson.
Barnson's skeletal ... [more]

Digest

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing begins on U.S. 26/287
Chip sealing of more than 22 miles of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Diversion Dam was scheduled to begin ... [more]

Select committee praises county, tribes for contract

Jul 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Select Committee on Tribal Relations received an update July 16 on the solid waste contract recently agreed upon by the Northern Arapaho and Eastern ... [more]

County students listed on UW provost's honor roll

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 22 students from Fremont County on the 2013 spring semester provost's honor roll.
The provost's honor roll consists of ... [more]

Achievers

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students earn recognition
Eastern Wyoming College has announced the honor rolls for the spring 2012 semester. There were 255 students receiving ... [more]

UW names spring graduates

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2013 spring semester.
The following ... [more]

Digest

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Later start Tuesday for commission
The Fremont County Commission's regular meeting starts later than usual this Tuesday, July 23, at the commission ... [more]

First fuel-tax-funded job is in Fremont County

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Two other Fremont County road projects also were awarded this month at the Wyoming Transportation Commission meeting.

The first project to be funded ... [more]

Coroner now says earlier wreck was a factor in death

Jul 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  But he said the cause of Audrey Arguello's death was a subdural hematoma as the result of an accidental fall July 7, however.

Coroner Ed McAuslan ... [more]

Strathmore u-mine moves ahead; public comment, meetings

Jul 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  A Gas Hills uranium mine has reached the next step in its permitting process with the opening of a public comment period.
Interested parties will have until ... [more]

Cloud seeding test coming to and end this year in Winds

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bob Moen, Associated Press:  Preparations are being made for a final winter of seeding clouds over the Wind River Mountains and other mountain ranges as part of the state's unique research ... [more]

Weed and Pest finds West Nile in county

Jul 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Weed and Pest has found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus on Snavely Lane between Hudson and Lander.
Weed and Pest assistant supervisor Nancy ... [more]

County, tribes agree on deal for operation of trash transfer sites

Jul 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes are taking over operation of the four solid waste transfer stations on the Wind River Indian Reservation ... [more]

Trial date set for meth suspects

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  All four pleaded not guilty

Four defendants in May's countywide meth bust have a trial set for Sept. 16.
They all pleaded not guilty to the ... [more]

Four from county heading for high school finals rodeo

Jul 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County cowgirls and one cowboy are making final preparations for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs.
The rodeo starts this ... [more]

Many county athletes in all-star events

Jul 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County athletes and coaches have been selected to participate in the Wyoming Coaches Association all-star events later this month in Casper.
The ... [more]

EMTs urge county not to 'regress' in level of service

Jul 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A group of Fremont County emergency medical technicians told commissioners at a meeting July 2 that the ambulance department needs more support to maintain the ... [more]

Grizzly activity leads to tent ban in Brooks Lake areas

Jul 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Shoshone National Forest officials have temporarily banned soft-sided tents at campgrounds near Brooks Lake in far western Fremont County.
The reason is more ... [more]

Farm bill failure puts conservation funds in doubt for county

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The failure of the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act could delay the availability of funds for conservation projects in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Triple digits
We have hot summers in Fremont County, but it's rare that the temperature reaches 100 degrees. If that is going to happen in 2013, the ... [more]

Burn scars pose a flash flood danger

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The effects of the busy 2012 fire season could still be felt across western and central Wyoming this summer.
In Fremont County, the Alpine Lake Fire ... [more]

A single museums chief

Jul 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Proponents say it's time for a change, but some salesmanship is required

Only with great care should the Fremont County Museums Board and Fremont ... [more]

Belgian family calls Wyoming 'the cowboy country you dream of'

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Nesta Geirnaert turned 2 years old on May 16 far from her place of birth. She and her family -- father Steven Geirnaert and mother Heidi Renwa -- are from ... [more]

Healthy gains in job market

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County's unemployment picture improved dramatically in May, with the unemployment rate reaching its lowest point in several years.
The improvement ... [more]

UW announces its spring dean's and dean's freshman honor rolls

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 47 students from Fremont County on the 2013 spring semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor rolls.
The honor rolls ... [more]

Fireworks calls keep police busy

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department responded to 12 calls related to fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.
The reports started coming in at about 12:30 p.m. ... [more]

Wyoming Thunder to ride through county

Jul 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  In Wyoming Thunder XXIII's 23rd annual Run to the Wall, motorcycles will ride from Casper to Lander.
Motorcyclists from around Wyoming and the western United ... [more]

Local crews assisting in search for missing man

Jul 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of Fremont County Search and Rescue volunteers are assisting in Sublette County's search for James "Randy" Udall, 61, of Carbondale, Colo.
Udall, the ... [more]

Funds run dry for road to proposed uranium mines

Jul 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan to rebuild a road that provides access to two planned uranium mines and links public highways has run into a lack of funds.
"It's an important project ... [more]

Firefighters combat natural and manmade blazes

Jul 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local fire officials said they weren't surprised by the one-acre fire they extinguished June 24 roughly 12 miles west of Lysite.
The blaze reportedly started ... [more]