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Woman in high speed chase on the lam again after Salt Lake hospital allowed her to go

Aug 21, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  A woman who led police on a high-speed chase that ended with a damaging wreck in Riverton is at large again after being released mistakenly from a Salt Lake ... [more]

Blistering day set records in Lander, elsewhere

Aug 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Monday was one of the hottest August days on record for much of Wyoming, and more of the same is in store for Fremont County and Wyoming after some all-time ... [more]

Trial ordered for one of nine defendants in meth ring bust

Aug 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Timothy Pitt is headed to trial Sept. 16 after being accused of leading a meth distribution ring in Fremont County. Prosecutors have said a cooperating witness ... [more]

Hardluck fire has 'very active' day; new flyover planned to determine acreage

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  An airplane overflight planned for Friday night was called off due to mechanical problems.

Hot, dry weather in the second half of the week permitted ... [more]

Busy week in roadwork begins Monday

Aug 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A variety of road maintenance projects around Fremont County will begin Monday with some of the work continuing into September. Officials said motorists should ... [more]

Reservation school leaders urge patience by lawmakers

Aug 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Superintendents from Fremont County school districts updated the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations ... [more]

County photographers win big in Sinks Canyon photo contest

Aug 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County photographers pulled out the stops in the 33rd annual Sinks Canyon State Park Photo Contest. Buzzing hummingbirds, frolicking moose, children ... [more]

Ruling on Eaton execution could come in 2014

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  A federal judge has given lawyers until early next year to submit written arguments about whether the former Riverton man who is Wyoming's lone death row ... [more]

County looks to preserve historical magazine

Aug 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Editor Loren Jost retired as Riverton Museum director last month, but he has been asked to continue the publication for another year.

The Fremont ... [more]

The high-speed chase

Aug 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  No one likes it or wishes for it, but sometimes there is no alternative

Riverton and its vicinity have witnessed two high-speed pursuits of private ... [more]

County rancher Herbst on list of Liz Cheney advisers

Aug 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican is campaigning against three-term Sen. Mike Enzi.

Longtime Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst has been included in a list of ... [more]

Sensible, not sexy

Aug 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The first project to be funded by the 1 percent sales tax meet basic community needs

Less than one year after Fremont County voters agreed to impose ... [more]

The way it was: Snowmobile trail talk -- 1988

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  In August 1988, representatives from the five counties -- Fremont, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton and Park -- were making the rounds to local governments seeking ... [more]

Tribal education issues aired for cabinet duo during landmark visit

Aug 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Both Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan said federal budget sequestration has affected education negatively.

In an ... [more]

Duncan, Jewell visit Fremont County

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  U.S. Secretary of Interior Sandy Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited with Eastern Shoshone Business Council member Darwin "Sunny" St. ... [more]

Officials thank forest users for practicing fire safety

Aug 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Forest Service officials thanked local residents for practicing fire safety so far this summer.
"People have been doing a great job," Forest Service fire ... [more]

West Nile is back

Aug 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Don't raise your or your family's risk this summer by ignoring the danger

There is a mosquito out there with your name on it.
That is the only safe ... [more]

West Nile virus case confirmed in Fremont Co.

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A woman in Fremont County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
She represents the second case of West Nile ... [more]

Grizzly sighted near Lander again; large numbers still unlikely in southern Winds

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year marks the third consecutive summer that a grizzly bear has been sighted in the mountains outside of Lander, but officials said the news shouldn't ... [more]

More progress in meth case; nine suspects now charged

Aug 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An extensive countywide drug investigation involving wiretapping, surveillance and the use of confidential informants led to the arrests.

An eighth ... [more]

West Nile carriers now detected across much of the county

Aug 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Mosquitoes throughout Fremont County tested positive for West Nile virus this week, with hits recorded in Riverton, Lander, rural Hudson and Arapahoe on ... [more]

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]