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Public health seeking less money in new fiscal year

Jun 25, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Public Health asked for less funding from the Fremont County Commission in this year's budget compared to last year.

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Coverage for Dubois argued in sheriff's budget talks

Jun 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A patrol deputy position was among the items on the chopping block during budget discussions between Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker and Fremont County ... [more]

Commissioners quiz forest service man on new order for food storage

Jun 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public hearing Tuesday in Lander

Amid a rising number of dangerous and unwanted encounters between bears and humans, a proposed U.S. Forest Service ... [more]

Commission expects to spend more; attorney less

Jun 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Several county departments presented budget requests to Fremont County commissioners on June 10.
Most continued the trend of keeping spending in line with ... [more]

County on board to contribute $200,000 for better air service

Jun 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners tentatively have agreed to contribute money for a plan to obtain a new, reliable airline for Riverton Regional Airport.
The ... [more]

Former justice center in south Riverton to house several county offices

Jun 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several county offices are moving to the former Riverton justice center building on South Federal Boulevard.
The facility was vacated this month when the ... [more]

Museums ask for $19,000 spending hike for FY15-16

Jun 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County museums system is asking for $19,290 more in funding this year from the Fremont County Commission.
Museums director Scott Goetz told ... [more]

Commissioners 'railroading' privatization of county's EMS ambulance services

Jun 7, 2015 - Harvey Reading, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Fremont County Commissioners are making me ashamed and angry, especially the three who are railroading the EMS privatization scheme, and who fired the ... [more]

Rising health costs drive bigger library budget request

May 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library System is asking to bump up its budget in the coming fiscal year.
System director Tracy Cook told Fremont County Commissioners that ... [more]

Commissioners order EMS chief not to speak with media; 'cohesive message' cited for move

May 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have instructed Fremont County Emergency Medical Services director Joseph Zillmer not to talk to the media.
"I am not to speak ... [more]

County still eyeing office moves once justice center opens in June

Apr 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public will likely get a first look inside the new Riverton justice center on June 19.
Fremont County Commissioners are aiming to hold a public dedication ... [more]

Consultants tout new tax for ambulance service

Apr 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County can have good ambulance service, and it does not have to cost the taxpayers much, was the message from independent experts at a meeting Tuesday. ... [more]

'Ambulance tax' possible, but complicated, for county

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Options will be aired publicly in a consultant's report set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse in Lander.

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'Gentleman cowboy' Ralph Urbigkeit held multiple offices

Mar 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ralph Urbigkeit might be the only person to win countywide election to three major public offices in Fremont County history. The Crowheart rancher, who died on ... [more]

Leadership cloth

Mar 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Philp and Urbigkeit were cut from the same type, and our county was better for it

Frank Philp and Ralph Urbigkeit were not of the same generation. ... [more]

Commissioners hear pitch on selling EMS to private firm

Mar 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It would be operated as a for-profit business under such a plan.

Two private companies are interested in buying Fremont County's Emergency Medical ... [more]

Full-time ambulance crew will stay posted in Dubois after all

Mar 11, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The issue will be revisited in April, when other contingencies can be considered -- including serving the region by air ambulance.

Dubois is to keep ... [more]

County to seek EMS waiver in Dubois that could keep ambulance crew there

Mar 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The move would reverse a recommendation from two weeks ago to remove the Dubois crew in favor of more service in Lander.

Dubois could keep ... [more]

County acquires land to widen road

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners approved increasing their contract with engineers on the Lander project by $38,000.

Fremont County officially acquired small parcels ... [more]

Audio system at courthouse getting upgrade

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  People who are hard of hearing should have an easier time hearing District Court proceedings soon in Fremont County after Fremont County Commissioners approved ... [more]

Ambulance service would be helped by Medicaid vote, says director

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expanding Medicaid in Wyoming would help the beleaguered Fremont County Emergency Medical Service.
"Our net cash in the door would increase $170,000 to ... [more]

County OKs adding floodplain data for property buyers, owners

Feb 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The information would cover floodplains and floodways on the Popo Agie River around Lander and the Wind River near Dubois.

Floodplain data is to be ... [more]

Dubois losing ambulance crew

Feb 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Emergency services director Joe Zillmer said demand elsewhere is too great to justify the full-time service in Dubois.

Dubois is losing its only ... [more]

Funding complete, clerk of works chosen for Riverton library repair

Feb 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Library System is starting planning for fixing the Riverton branch library's roof and drainage around the building.
Fremont County ... [more]

Road projects funded by 1 percent tax advanced by county

Feb 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three roads projects, two paid for by optional 1 percent tax revenue, moved forward based on decisions at the Fremont County Commission meeting Feb. 3.
One 1 ... [more]

Extension options explored with county; nutrition focus is priority

Jan 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are considering what direction they want the local University of Wyoming Extension Office to take.
Extension officials brought ... [more]

New coroner says county can't store bodies while families debate

Jan 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Charging for storing bodies and a grave site for paupers were among the potential policies new Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen discussed with Fremont ... [more]

The way it was: County commissioners -- 1963

Jan 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Commission has five members now, but it was a three-person body for most of its existence. This picture from 1963 shows four men, but one ... [more]

Time to replace pistols for all deputies, sheriff tells county commission

Jan 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says his deputies need new handguns.
"It's time to upgrade those, so we're looking at some funding sources," Hornecker ... [more]

Stretcher plan approved, but attorney will review

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  New stretchers likely are on the way soon for local ambulances after Fremont County Commissioners approved leasing the equipment on Tuesday.
They included a ... [more]