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Committee eyes Riverview Road for improvements

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revenue from Fremont County's optional 1 percent tax likely will pay for construction on two Riverton-area roads within the next four years.
Officials said ... [more]

Safe infrastructure tops on 1-percent tax list

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's revenue from the optional 1 percent sales tax will be focused on improving the safety of infrastructure. An advisory committee of citizens ... [more]

'Penny Power' sign suggested to highlight 1-percent tax jobs

Apr 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A political action committee member is asking the county and its cities to consider posting the sign alongside its projects.

Kyle Lehto, a member of ... [more]

Projects funded by 1 percent tax could begin this summer

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Early work would replace concrete pieces on road segments throughout Riverton.

Riverton residents could see their optional 1 percent tax dollars at ... [more]

Governments ready to start receiving extra tax revenues

Apr 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County government is ready to receive revenue from the 1 percent sales tax increase that took effect April 1.
Residents approved the increase to a 5 percent ... [more]

The 1 percent bite

Apr 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's not much point in obsessing about the new sales tax -- instead, try to mitigate it

The optional 1 percent sales tax now in effect across ... [more]

1 percent sales tax kicks in Monday

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sales tax rates in Fremont County will increase to 5 percent from 4 percent on Monday, five months after voters approved an optional 1 percent sales tax in ... [more]

Here comes the tax

Mar 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The extra penny per dollar kicks in April 1 -- no fooling

After more than a year consumed by considering, educating, lobbying, campaigning, voting, ... [more]

Citizen panel will help direct county's 1-percent fund use

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A countywide committee of citizens to advise leaders on uses for money generated by the new 1 percent sales tax is filling up, though it still needs volunteers ... [more]

County to set up citizen committee on uses for 1 percent tax

Feb 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is establishing a committee of citizens to advise on the spending of optional 1 percent tax revenue.
The Fremont County Commission on Feb. 5 ... [more]

County to make sure citizens see 1-percent tax money in use

Jan 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Municipal and county leaders in Fremont County want to make sure the public knows how they spend money from the 1 percent optional sales tax. The Fremont ... [more]

Governments pledge transparency as new sales tax takes effect

Nov 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The passage of the optional 1 percent tax and developments at Wind River Transit Authority were the focus of the Nov. 15 meeting of the Fremont County ... [more]

Approval of optional sales tax shows confidence in the future

Nov 15, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Wow talk about an early Christmas! What an exciting time for Riverton and Fremont County. The successful end to the 1 percent sales tax campaign. I ... [more]

Investing in streets, sidewalks, is economic development

Oct 16, 2012 - John C. Darrington, Richland, Wash.:  Editor:
I had the great privilege of serving as the interim city administrator of Riverton from April to September of last year. Most mornings, I would arise ... [more]

Residents place pennies on roadwork priorities

Oct 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents had a chance this week to put their money where their priorities are when it comes to roadwork within city limits.
During a Tuesday work ... [more]

Community meeting Tuesday targets road priorities

Oct 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Voters next month will be asked to approve an additional sales tax to fund road improvements.

The City of Riverton invites members of the public to ... [more]

FCAG votes against using consultant for 1 percent tax advertising

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments board voted unanimously not to use a consultant to publicize the 1 percent optional sales tax that will be on the ... [more]

Sales tax initiative an insult to constituents and consumer

Apr 29, 2012 - Tracy Mitchell, Crowheart:  Editor:
As the November election approaches, municipal leaders will be accosting voters to support a 25 percent sales tax increase for their share of ... [more]

Positive news in community this spring

Apr 27, 2012 - Eddie and Dee Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Three "good news" items appeared on the front page of the April 20 issue of The Ranger. They motivate us to offer comment.
1. Bebout to Run for ... [more]

Towns set stage for campaign to pass added 1 percent tax

Apr 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Municipal leaders in Fremont County are planning to generate voter support for the optional 1 percent sales tax by creating campaigning teams to disseminate ... [more]

Job Corps, 1 percent tax, fiscal performance among city goals

Mar 28, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has set and discussed five goals for the city to focus on in 2012.
During the council's March 20 meeting, city administrator Steven ... [more]

Optional 1 percent sales tax close to 'good'

Mar 25, 2012 - Joseph L. Goodwin, Riverton:  Editor:
There's probably not a person in the world out there who likes paying taxes. Most of the time I wonder what it's all going for.
But I have about ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New season
Spring dawned sunny and cold in 2012, last week's warm air having been driven away ferociously by some classic Wyoming wind. The daylight is longer ... [more]

State offer lowers cost of Federal lights

Mar 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is debating the purchase of decorative light poles for the city, and the pricetag might be lower than expected.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Asking the question

Mar 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It took a good long while, but leaders of Fremont County's six incorporated municipalities have won permission from the county commission to place an ... [more]

County OKs 1 percent tax question for Nov. 6 ballot

Mar 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County voters will get the chance in November to decide whether to impose an optional 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects.
On Tuesday, ... [more]

On the ballot

Feb 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There hasn't been a formal vote of authorization yet, but every indication points to the Fremont County Commission's willingness to permit voters to decide ... [more]

Commissioners appear ready to allow extra sales tax vote

Feb 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  County commissioners have given preliminary approval to placing an optional 1 percent sales tax on the general election ballot, but don't expect to see them ... [more]

A year into his term, Warpness more comfy with city learning

Feb 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Imagine growing up in an area where each street corner has a memory -- the tree you climbed as a kid, the spot where you cheered against the high school rival, ... [more]