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Fremont County a supportive place for Girl Scout activities

Feb 19, 2015 - Sally J. Leep, Casper:  Editor,
It's the 40th birthday of the Samoa cookie, and Girl Scout cookie season is here.
Girl Scouts will be knocking on doors through Feb. 22 to take ... [more]

Organizations receive $100K to promote events

Feb 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly $100,000 has been assigned to local organizations by the Wind River Visitor's Council using funds generated by the Fremont County lodging tax.
The ... [more]

The way it was: Fremont County Cattlemen -- 1984

Feb 15, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County's cattlemen got together in February 1984 for their annual meeting, and new officers we elected for the year.
Newly elected, from left, were ... [more]

2014 was warm, dry; some records set

Feb 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On average, days in 2014 were .6 degree warmer than normal in Riverton and .4 degrees warmer than normal in Lander.

Last year was hot and a little ... [more]

Farm Bill provisions complex, producers hear at annual Farm and Ranch Days in Riverton

Feb 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Deadlines to register for crop insurance under the 2014 Farm Bill are fast approaching. About a dozen producers attended a presentation on the subject Thursday ... [more]

Fremont County Public Health says whooping cough reported in area

Feb 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pertussis can be deadly to small infants and children.

Cases of pertussis in school-aged children have been reported to Fremont County Public ... [more]

Measles spreading to neighboring states; no cases seen in Wyoming

Feb 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming has not reported a case of the measles since 2010, but local health officials say the state is not immune to a recent outbreak of the disease linked to ... [more]

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation gives $13,000 to Fremont County

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs in fiscal year 2014 was roughly $242,000.
Financial assistance varied per ... [more]

Deed scam asking money for documents available from county at no charge

Feb 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  No longer satisfied with limiting their tricks to the telephone, scammers also are taking to the mail to bilk Fremont County residents out of their money. ... [more]

Record high, then record moisture at airport station

Feb 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service reported a record high temperature Tuesday at Riverton Regional Airport.
For Feb. 3 the maximum temperature at the airport was 52 ... [more]

Bill may help Fremont County recruit mental health care providers

Feb 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shortages of health care providers across Wyoming could see some alleviation due to a bill progressing through the state legislature. The legislation would ... [more]

The way it was: Freshman legislator -- 1975

Feb 1, 2015 - Staff:  It's hard to imagine a Democrat being the top vote-getter in a Fremont County legislative election, but John Vinich did it more than once.
Here he is at the ... [more]

February Outside

Feb 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  OUTDOORS CALENDAR
E-mail eric@dailyranger.com with outdoors events.
- Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meet and Greet mushers of International Pedigree ... [more]

Grizzly conflicts up in 2014; most involved livestock

Jan 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department documented more problems with grizzly bears last year compared to the year before, with most conflicts in 2014 occurring ... [more]

Region seeing steady rise in flu cases

Jan 27, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Officials say influenza has not hit Fremont County as hard as the rest of the country.
"Nationally, I have heard it is an epidemic," said Fremont County ... [more]

The way it was: Young mushers -- 2002

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The International Pedigree Stage Stop Dog Sled race was speeding from place to place in western Wyoming 13 years ago this week, and these young Fremont County ... [more]

Resident engineer promoted to lead WyDOT district maintenance crews

Jan 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's resident engineer in Pinedale has been promoted to District 5 maintenance engineer in Basin.
Pete Hallsten replaces ... [more]

Wyoming water panel looks over projects added by lawmakers

Jan 21, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The programs include $2.6 million for spillway work at Bull Lake.

CHEYENNE -- Some members of the state Water Development Commission voiced concerns ... [more]

Modelers park will have to relocate

Jan 18, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Modelers Park Association is looking for a new home in Fremont County now that the state has decided to sell the land occupied by the current WMPA ... [more]

Winters wants Medicaid discussion, more funding for counties

Jan 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Nathan Winters, R-Thermopolis, said county funding is an issue that needs to be raised during the current legislative session.
Winters, who has ... [more]

Harassment from dogs adds to deer stress; human food not for wildlife

Jan 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County residents can help local deer stay healthy through the difficult winter months by keeping their dogs under control and letting the wild animals ... [more]

Elected leaders take oath of office

Jan 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County elected officials elected in November took office Monday, bringing some new faces to local government and returning some familiar ones.
District Court ... [more]

Snow ends, deep-freeze begins

Dec 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Temps could plunge to -28 in some county spots

High temperatures will struggle to reach 0 in the Wind River Basin as the New Year begins this ... [more]

New extension educator will serve Fremont County

Dec 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jeremiah Vardiman will join the Park County University of Wyoming Extension office in Powell Jan. 5 as the northwest area educator for agriculture.
His work ... [more]

Forest chief set

Dec 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bridger-Teton National Forest has a new supervisor. Tricia O'Connor will start as the forest's new supervisor in February.
The B-T covers parts of ... [more]

Fremont County Shootout staged for last time Monday and Tuesday

Dec 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The tournament once featured every varsity team in the county, but the field has thinned in recent years.

The final Fremont County Shootout is ... [more]

'The county is very fortunate'

Dec 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Good year for revenue, investments and surplus

Money is not a problem for Fremont County government, according to a recently released financial ... [more]

Fremont County eligible for assistance for September freeze

Dec 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Secretary of Agriculture has declared eight Wyoming counties eligible for disaster assistance.
Farmers and ranchers may qualify for emergency loans based ... [more]

Improved audit report this year for county

Dec 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's accounting received a clean bill of health from auditors on Tuesday.
"The auditor expressed an unqualified opinion on the financial ... [more]

County interested in 'pollbook' for voters but not interchangeable polling places for now

Dec 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local election workers likely would switch to electronic voter rolls if proposed legislation passes. Such a move would time and money and prevent voter fraud, ... [more]