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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]

Officials: Plan to hire one director for museums preliminary

Jul 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Museums Board members say a proposal to hire a single director for the Riverton, Lander and Dubois museums is still early in the planning ... [more]

The way it was: Pioneer Days -- 1967

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County was anticipating the annual renewal of Lander Pioneer Days festivities as the Fourth of July neared in 1967, with Diana Brodie and Charlotte ... [more]

Good hay conditions early in season

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motorists venturing into the countryside of Fremont County this week are likely to see alfalfa farmers at work, or notice the long rows of cut hay in what used ... [more]

State cattle industry convention honors agriculture professionals

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Stock Growers Association honored a number of outstanding agriculture advocates during the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade ... [more]

Fire-risky behavior

Jun 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  When the danger is at a high point, consider a change of plans

Fremont County and the surrounding area got a nice reprieve earlier this month from ... [more]

Open meetings

Jun 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Solid waste board ought to have kept the doors open to the public

Rarely do members of a public board say, or even think, "Hey, let's have a secret ... [more]

Fremont County under a tornado watch

Jun 22, 2013 - Staff:  The National Weather Services has issued a tornado watch for Fremont County that is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.
Fremont County is one of 15 Wyoming ... [more]