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Harnsberger gives raises against wishes of commission

Fremont County treasurer Scott Harnsberger has cut the roughly $20,000 in bonuses he's traditionally given to his staff, opting to give raises instead.
The ...

Treasurer scolded by commish for Riverton office closure

Fremont County Commissioners have sharply criticized Treasurer Scott Harnsberger for withdrawing from the county clerk's office in Riverton.
His move led to ...

Fire ban in place after rowdy July 4 period

Until further notice, the Fremont County Commission has immediately instituted numerous fire restrictions after weeks of dry weather and an Independence Day ...

Tax-supported visitors council to up scrutiny of it own budget

The Wind River Visitors Council has established a budgeting subcommittee to provide further scrutiny to the appropriations and marketing strategy proposed by ...

County not budging on much as FY17 budget takes effect

Fremont County's 2017 fiscal year budget deficit is even larger than estimated previously, according to the top budget official.
County Clerk Julie Freese now ...

Scolded by local leaders, BLM softening tone in grazing scoping language

The Bureau of Land Management is toning down its scoping notices, which have been criticized by local leaders for suggesting grazing was degrading public ...

Cuts include $70,000 from the library budget and roughly $100,000 from both the roads department and sheriff's office.

After finishing a special ...

Commission works to cut deficit in half

Last week, Fremont County commissioners agreed to cut their $2.2 million deficit for the 2018 fiscal year in half by Thursday, when they're required to ...

Still facing deficit, county to tap savings one more time

A half-day budget-cutting effort last week barely dented the $2.3 million shortfall.

When the Fremont County Commission met Tuesday, it had a $2.3 ...

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 ...

 
 

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