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Collision costs county-owned vehicle a rear wheel

Nov 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County vehicle lost a wheel Tuesday after a traffic accident in south Riverton.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, though officials said ... [more]

Digest

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Student senate sponsoring food drive
The Central Wyoming College Student Senate is sponsoring a canned food drive through November.
Nonperishable ... [more]

County library board narrows director candidate field to one

Nov 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Tracy Cook will tour the branches and meet with the public Monday.

The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has narrowed its candidate search for ... [more]

County would save big money by conducting autopsies locally, coroner tells commissioners

Nov 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County now pays $1,060 for each autopsy performed by a contracted forensic pathologist in Colorado, plus an additional $200 or more in salaries and ... [more]

Public employees provide inside look at Obamacare in early stage

Nov 10, 2013 - William Lansfort, Riverton:  Editor:
We in Fremont County and Wyoming are fortunate to have examples of how the "Obamacare" Affordable Care Act is being put in place via county ... [more]

Crack sealing work around state could delay drivers

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Crack sealing and other work on more than 136 miles of central and northwest Wyoming highways is under way, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation ... [more]

Wildlife warning reflectors study moves to Fremont County

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools are continuing a three-year study this fall and winter to ... [more]

'Maybe we'll be here next year'

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Early winter snowstorms have been disastrous this year for ranchers in eastern Wyoming and South Dakota, but in Fremont County the wet weather is seen as a ... [more]

Parades, flags and pancakes on Vets Day slate

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Boy Scout Troop 44 decided to commemorate Veterans Day this year by retiring three American flags during a fire-lit ceremony Monday evening.
"They ... [more]

Good harvest, soft market: Sugar beet growers brace for lower prices

Nov 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite high yields, local sugar beet farmers may be looking at a pay cut this year due to low prices for their crops.
"There's no question, (the price) is ... [more]

Delegation to visit county

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Congressional delegation will have its field staff members available to listen to questions and concerns from Fremont County residents Tuesday and ... [more]

Timeline of triple murder case stretches nearly 40 years

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  1974 -- Gerald and Virginia Uden marry.
1975 -- Gerald Uden adopts Virginia's children Reagan, 10, and Richard, 11. Virginia files for divorce six ... [more]

Uden tells all

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Bodies at bottom of lake; murders 'over in 10 seconds'; ex-husband's life sentence ends 33-year mystery

Gerald Uden was sentenced to life in prison ... [more]

Three county businesses to be featured at forum

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  Three Fremont County success stories have been selected to be highlighted during the second Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead's Business Forum being held in ... [more]

Group pushing BLM to restrict drilling on sage grouse habitat

Oct 29, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The initial focus is in the Douglas area, but land in Fremont County likely would be affected if the federal agency imposed the restrictions.

The ... [more]

Early fall storms brings astounding snowpack totals

Oct 29, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Wind River drainage at 359 percent

Early fall snowstorms have had a dramatic effect on snowpack conditions in Fremont County.
There was a major ... [more]

Tourism provided nearly $140M to county in FY13, visitors council says

Oct 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tourism in 2012 brought $139.6 million and 1,630 jobs to Fremont County, the Wind River Visitors Council estimates.
The council plans to give $169,000 to ... [more]

Road project near Gas Hills gets $1.5M grant

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several mining companies are receiving help through a state grant to rebuild a road accessing the Gas Hills area.
On Oct. 3, the Wyoming State Loans and ... [more]

Federal regulations place guidelines on health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal regulations have established guidelines for the health insurance exchanges, and consumers can apply and purchase health insurance through them ... [more]

Counselors begin helping residents enroll in health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trained counselors are ready to help Fremont County residents make sense of Wyoming's health insurance exchange that opened Oct. 1.
"This is a place to ... [more]

Federal employees in Fremont County returning to work

Oct 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The government shutdown has lifted after 16 days, and federal workers in Fremont County are heading back to work.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead issued a press ... [more]

Medical response temporarily closed highway

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An emergency medical response closed U.S. Highway 20/26 at its intersection with Lysite Moneta Road for about two hours Friday morning.
Medical personnel were ... [more]

Whole truth not being told in case of Morris disappearance

Oct 17, 2013 - Susan M. Ferguson, Gillette:  Editor:
In April, authorities in Lander swore out an arrest warrant for one James Franklin Jagers. They went to the trouble of extradition and then went to ... [more]

Juvenile program won't move to bigger space

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Repairing the house proposed for the project, and renovating it to meet standards for use as a school, would cost more than the program's budget could ... [more]

Uden waives preliminary hearing; he'll be bound over for murder

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden has waived his preliminary hearing in Riverton Circuit Court after deciding not to dispute that prosecutors have enough evidence to prove he killed ... [more]

Past sheriff King spent years on Uden case

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By the late 1980s, the trail had run cold in the case of three missing persons from Fremont County. Virginia Uden, 32, of Riverton, disappeared Sept. 12, 1980, ... [more]

Schools review security measures

Oct 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's a refreshed foundation for the safety and security of students who attend school in Fremont County.
A collaborative effort was set up Sept. 25 among ... [more]

Jobless rate down

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The newest report on unemployment statistics for Fremont County has both positives and negatives, but a two-year trend of overall improvement continued in ... [more]

Man linked to disappearance case from 1974 pleads, freed

Oct 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man who was implicated in the 1974 disappearance of an Oklahoma resident in the Riverton area has been released from custody.
James Franklin Jagers was ... [more]

Original Uden probe used psychics, past sheriff recalls

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On Sept. 27, the Fremont County Attorney's Office finally charged Gerald Uden with three counts of first-degree murder for killing Virginia, Reagan and ... [more]