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Public hearing on new budget Monday evening

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Residents can weigh in on the new county budget during a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Fremont County Commission chambers in the Fremont County ... [more]

Earmarks might, might not, skew budget balance

Jul 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After cutting, trimming and shifting money among accounts, Fremont County has developed a draft budget that, depending on the perspective, either still shows a ... [more]

Fun for the Fourth

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Events stretch through Sunday

The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, but Independence Day celebrations begin as early as Thursday in towns ... [more]

Trial date set for nine in big drug crackdown

Jun 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A trial date is set for nine defendants in the largest crackdown on alleged drug dealing in Fremont County since 2011.
Lander District Court Judge Norman E. ... [more]

Five Fremont County youths attend Girls State

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents Kali Keene, Jasmin Hood, Jessica Stewart, Cora Johnson and Bailey Wilson attended the 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary ... [more]


Jun 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander student earns degree
Adam Price, a mechanical engineering major from Lander, earned a bachelor's degree at Florida Institute of Technology's ... [more]

Dozens of county students on UW spring honor roll

Jun 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 45 students from Fremont County on the 2015 spring semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor rolls.
The honor rolls ... [more]

Higher costs expected this year at Green Mountain, says rec board

Jun 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Recreation Board requested more than it received last year from the Fremont County Commission at a budget hearing this month.
This year's ... [more]

Two with local ties in finals at CNFR

Jun 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Former Fremont County high school rodeo stars K.L. Spratt and Drew Antone qualified for the finals Saturday night at the College National Finals Rodeo in ... [more]

UW horticultural experts to begin webinar series

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  Participants can attend the live events at the county extension offices.

Gardeners and others vexed by plant problems and insect nuisances can send ... [more]

Cowboy hall of fame picks three county residents as '15 honorees

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The trio will be inducted Sept. 27 at the Casper Events Center.

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame has announced the names of the 51 cowboys and ... [more]

Famed Jonah Field sold by Encana; new operators plan more development

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A year after taking over operation of one of the largest natural-gas fields in the country, Jonah Energy reports operations are going well.
"We've had a great ... [more]

Energy Fuels earns EIS for its Crooks Gap uranium project

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A uranium mine in Crooks Gap moved one step closer to a permit in February after the Bureau of Land Management issued a draft environmental impact statement on ... [more]

Aethon buy of Moneta Divide assets includes ingenious water treatment plant

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Encana Corporation has sold the Moneta Divide Natural Gas and Oil Development Project to Aethon Energy, effective April 30.
The transaction was part of ... [more]

High Bay Research Facility holds big promise for UW and Wyoming

Jun 17, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- Research on improving recovery from oil and gas reservoirs will be the main focus of a new high-bay laboratory space the University of Wyoming broke ... [more]

Ramsey third in HS cutting, good for a slot at nationals

Jun 17, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton cowboy Wyatt Ramsey finished third in the state in boys cutting to qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo next month in Rock Springs. ... [more]

Full speed ahead on rare earths

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The company behind the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earth Project in northwest Wyoming anticipates the mine will provide a major new source for the supply of the ... [more]

Health department officials issue floodwater safety tips

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials from the Wyoming Department of Health have issued the following health tips in light of the heavy rain that has fallen recently throughout the state. ... [more]

Weather advisories expired for county

Jun 16, 2015 - Staff:  Previous advisories
12:00 a.m.
Fremont County was under a flash flood watch until midnight Tuesday.
Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall in some ... [more]

Eleven county students make UW president's honor roll

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming has listed 11 students from Fremont County on the 2015 spring semester president's honor roll.
The president's honor roll consists ... [more]

County represented in all-star basketball games

Jun 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wyoming-Montana series starts Thursday in Sheridan.

Four Fremont County basketball are practicing for the annual Wyoming-Montana basketball ... [more]

Mathes captures motocross title over the weekend

Jun 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first of two High Plains Motocross Association races this summer was a positive one for Fremont County riders.
At the Fremont County Racing Association ... [more]

Better jobs report for month; 237 fewer out of work

Jun 7, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County's job market improved as spring arrived, with the unemployment rate dropping significantly from March to April.
In its most recent ... [more]

The way it was: Boys State - 1966

Jun 7, 2015 - Staff:  A prestigious item on any high school boy's list of accomplishments is participation in American Legion Wyoming Boys State.
In 1966, this contingent of ... [more]

Fremont County under tornado watch until 9 p.m.

Jun 3, 2015 - Staff:  The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Fremont County until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Also covered by the watch are Albany, Campbell, Converse, ... [more]

River at or near flood stage in several areas of Fremont County

Jun 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A flash flood watch has been issued through Wednesday evening for parts of the Wind River Basin, but local officials say they are not anticipating anything ... [more]

If the creek rises

Jun 3, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We've seen what flooding can do here, so take warnings and instructions seriously

This is a dry part of the United States of America when statistics, ... [more]

2015 Students of the Year

May 31, 2015 - Staff:  Keegan Her Many Horses
Wyoming Indian High School
This year's Student of the Year from Wyoming Indian High School is headed to Black Hills ... [more]

BLM urges caution on rural roads

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The agency advises travelers to wait until wet routes dry up.

The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District advises travelers on ... [more]

State track show youth of Wyoming at their best

May 26, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Gloom and doom seems to be the most popular form of communication for many people.  For some it's the only topic they can ever engage in. 
Not to ruin the ... [more]