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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]

Commissioners inching closer to purchase of ambulance stretchers

Dec 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After more than a year of discussing the need for the equipment, local ambulances may feature six new stretchers soon. The total cost would be a little less ... [more]

Conservation district to try again on mill levy vote

Dec 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents could have another chance to decide if water and soil conservation need tax support. The Lower Wind River Conservation District hopes to put that ... [more]

Lawmakers not encouraging on county's airport, insurance issues

Dec 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State legislators showed little support for some issues raised by Fremont County Commissioners at a Dec. 2 meeting.
"We are in support of this effort to ... [more]

Lawmakers eye state action on EMS troubles

Dec 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners told legislators the county ambulance department would deplete its reserves by the end of the fiscal year.

Local ... [more]

New projects using 1 percent tax take shape; others done

Nov 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several more projects funded by Fremont County's optional 1 percent sales tax are in the works as the first few are finishing.
At a Fremont County Commission ... [more]

Whiteman secures third commission term

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  She defeated Republican challenger Mark Lambert 1,058 to 560.

Democrat Keja Whiteman has won a third term on the Fremont County Commission after ... [more]

Price beats Kessler in Commission District 4

Nov 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After answering to it for 36 years, Republican Ray Price has won a seat on the Fremont County Commission.
He beat out independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler ... [more]

Price's boots-on-the-ground experience good for county

Nov 2, 2014 - Bill Masson, Lander:  Editor:
I've watched the local politician's rhetoric ramping up over the last few months, and I am dismayed. I believe the citizens of Fremont County aren't ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission, District 4

Oct 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler faces former Fremont County planning director Ray Price in the race for Fremont County Commission District 4, which ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Commission, District 1

Oct 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Democratic incumbent Keja Whiteman faces Republican Mark Lambert in the election Nov. 4 for the District 1 seat on the Fremont County Commission. Whiteman has ... [more]

Kessler vs. Price key race in fall county commission campaign

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Former Fremont County planning director Ray Price is trying to move from an appointed position in county government to an elected one this year, challenging ... [more]

Ambulance chief makes pitch for beefed-up EMS service in county

Oct 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local officials must decide how good an emergency medical service Fremont County needs and what that is worth. Those questions underpinned EMS director Joseph ... [more]

County joins Lander, Popo Agie Conservation District in flood mitigation probe

Sep 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local partners are hoping a state grant will cover part of the cost of an expensive study into mitigating flood risks on the Popo Agie River.
"The purpose of ... [more]

County pushes state to establish funding disbursement system

Aug 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The program had been collecting money for five years, but rules for distributing it had never been finished.

Casting about for financial help for the ... [more]

Big win for Lambert in commission district 1

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Political newcomer Mark Lambert handily earned the Republican nomination for Fremont County Commission District 1 on Tuesday, setting up a rare contested ... [more]

Commission candidate Lambert says he would be 'somebody who cares'

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concerns about the Fremont County Emergency Medical Services led a Fort Washakie man to run for County Commission in District 1 as a Republican.
Mark Lamber ... [more]

Primary could set up race between sisters-in-law for commission slot

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Keja Whiteman is the incumbent, and Valaira Whiteman is running in the Republican primary.

Valaira Whiteman's decision to run for Fremont County ... [more]

Commission OKs tax rate for current fiscal year

Aug 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have approved property tax rates for the current fiscal year, which began July 1 and lasts through June 30, 2015.
The county is ... [more]