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County dodges flooding; weather played out perfectly

The snow-water equivalent for the Wind River Basin still stood at 226 percent of median as of Tuesday.

Local forecasters said the weather pattern ...

Three alcohol toxicity deaths confirmed locally

Other substances also were involved in one of the cases.

Three people died of alcohol poisoning in Fremont County last month according to records ...

City to adjust codes on liquor licenses as state law changes

Municipalities across the state of Wyoming are changing their city codes pertaining to liquor licenses due to revisions made at the state level.
Kristin ...

County wants 'continuing meetings' with tribes

Travis Becker, chairman of the Fremont County Commission, said Tuesday that he'd like to plan future meetings with the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho ...

Traffic deaths on 5-year downward trend; booze, drugs in most

Last in a series

A comparison of data records shows traffic fatalities have fallen in Fremont County over recent years.

DUI deaths
From ...

FreCo gets new WYDOT leader

The Wyoming Department of Transportation's former district traffic and construction engineer in Basin is the new leader of WYDOT's maintenance program in ...

Two Jeffrey City residents die when boat capsizes in Idaho

Killed were 64-year-old Neil Hines and 44-year-old Sydney Hines, both of Jeffrey City.

After a two-day water search, authorities have confirmed that ...

Flood plan for Lander - 1985

Lander was experiencing a familiar condition 32 years ago this spring. The risk of flooding was high.
So, a group of Central Wyoming College students decided ...

University hosting Nobel laureate in medicine this week

Gene research pioneer Craig Mello appears at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The researcher who co-discovered a central mechanism of gene manipulation and ...

Meeting set for North Federal project

A public information sharing meeting to discuss the North Federal Boulevard highway improvement project will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Riverton City ...

Five year sentence for violent car theft

Garrett Blackburn, 24, of Riverton was sentenced to five years imprisonment Monday for attempted robbery. The U.S. Attorney's charged him after he tried to ...

Library screens opera rumored as Fleming's last

The Metropolitan Opera's performance of"Der Rosenkavalier" will be screened live in HD at the Lander library and 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Richard Strauss's comedy ...

Commission chief: County should get direct cut of lodging tax

Travis Becker, chairman of the Fremont County Commission, is pushing for the county government to receive 10 percent of the county's lodging tax ...

Jazz Choir members focused on director Nathan Gillette. Front row from left, Kendric Muehler, Darryl Baldes, Brohdy Cark and Nathan Wood. Back row from left, ...

Jobless rate much better

Fremont County's unemployment picture improved sharply in March, with the unemployment rate dropping by the second-largest percentage in Wyoming over the past ...

Lander to host wolf hunt meeting

Just a week after a court returned gray wolves to state management, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is again leading these efforts. As was the case in ...

Riverton man ordered $62K in restitution for fraud

Michael Jimmy Hanway, 53, of Riverton has been ordered to pay $62,500 in restitution after pleading guilty to mail fraud.
His charge stemmed from payments ...

Woman bites off tongue after punch from husband

A Riverton man was arrested this weekend after reportedly punching his wife in the face so hard that she bit off a piece of her tongue.
The woman was ...

County mulls budget cuts in hours of hearings

In the last month, the Fremont County Commission has held more than 12 hours of budget hearings with elected officials and department heads as it tries to ...

Boysen drawn down; towns prep for water


As is clear to anyone driving by on the causeway, the Bureau of Reclamation is lowering Boysen Reservoir in ...

 
 

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