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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Flood likely

Conditions look ripe to surpass events of 2011, planners say

Emergency management officials are bracing for flooding this weekend in the Wind River ...

'Non-essential' agencies pull off requested budget cuts

When the Fremont County Commission asked its officials for a 10-percent budget cut, departments with statutory obligations generally fell far short of that ...

Fingers crossed as groups seek subsidies from commissioners

As declining tax revenue has hurt the ability of Fremont County's government to continue its work as usual, available funding for social services is becoming ...

Cuts taking toll on library hours, books, night events

Fremont County Library System leadership has already taken action to make cuts that will accommodate a proposed 10 percent budget reduction for the upcoming ...

Overdose deaths dip sharply, down by 13 compared to 2015


Suicides numbered 19 countywide for the year

From staff reports

Only six deaths were attributed to drug and alcohol overdoses in Fremont County ...

Becker chairs county board

After longtime Doug Thompson retired from the Fremont County Commission in December, Commissioner Travis Becker of Riverton was voted in as the board's new ...

County to handle Dubois roads for national forest, badlands access

Fremont County Commissioners have agreed to maintain Kingfisher Road near Dubois to allow access to the state badlands northeast of town.
Now the county also ...

Man charged with murder of infant son; in court Monday

Forensic pathologist James Wilkerson determined a skull fracture caused the baby's demise and said he favored "anger (impulse) homicide" as the manner of ...

Commission contests highlight local ballot

Primary election voters in Fremont Country were choosing nominees for three county commission seats Tuesday, along with some contested Wyoming House races and ...

Thomas: County needs to provide more with less

Fremont County Commission candidate Clarence Thomas is an American Indian and a Republican.
He knows that combination is a surprise to some in Fremont County, ...

Allen says his second term would stabilize commission

Fremont County Commissioner Larry Allen is the board's only incumbent seeking re-election this fall.
If he's defeated, he said the board would lose important ...

County budget cut 15 percent; cash and investments tapped to keep it balanced

Fremont County Commissioners have finalized a budget for the 2017 fiscal year after taking comment at a public hearing Monday.
With the county's assessed ...

Clifford not filing to keep slot on county commission

Fremont County Commissioner Andrea Clifford announced Monday that she will not file for election to retain her seat.
With three full days until Wyoming's ...

Commissioners taking firmer financial control of museums, libraries, other departments

Fremont County is further integrating the finances of the museums, libraries, recreation board and fair within the county's budget by taking away cash reserves ...

More candidates join commission field; some council hopefuls, too

Two positions on the Fremont County Commission now have at least three-way races on the Re-publican ticket.
Mark Keiser of Atlantic City has joined fellow ...

County backtracks on attorney's office move; assistant can remain

A week after Fremont County Commissioners ordered attorney Patrick LeBrun to lay off one of his legal secretaries, the board reversed course this week and ...

Commission draws four hopefuls in early filings

All three open seats on the Fremont County Commission will be contested this year, after challengers filed yesterday to compete against incumbents Republican ...

 
 

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