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End of the line for bear

Jun 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Troublesome animal captured, euthanized; first such case this year

A black bear has been trapped and euthanized after causing problems at a youth ... [more]

The way it was: Tie drive -- 1929

Jun 28, 2015 - Staff:  The annual tie drive from the Wind River Mountains west of Dubois to Riverton every summer wasn't the only one in Wyoming, but it was the largest and best ... [more]

Dubois hosting competitive trail runs Saturday

Jun 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The winners of the 15k race will win $500.

Boys & Girls Club of Dubois is hosting the Sixth Annual High Country Challenge on Saturday. Registration ... [more]

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]

Museums line up another week of programs

Jun 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Museum will kick off this week's programs with an Adventure Trek on Tuesday to St. Stephen's Indian Mission.
The trek will begin at 8:30 a.m. at ... [more]

Museums' programs focus on nature, petroglyphs and gold mining

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums system has three programs scheduled for the week.
On Friday, the Riverton Museum is hosting a free program called "Creatures of ... [more]

Packhorse race set for this weekend in Dubois

Jun 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse Race will be Saturday and Sunday at Dubois Town Park.
The open race will start at 10 a.m. when the team will break down its ... [more]

Wind River likely to top flood stage overnight in Riverton

Jun 9, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wind River at Riverton is expected to rise above flood stage overnight Tuesday, and it could reach as high as 10 feet by the end of the week.
The ... [more]

June Outside

Jun 7, 2015 - Staff:  June 10 -- Shoshone National Forest, public meeting beginning the travel management process 6-8 p.m. at the Pronghorn Lodge, 150 East Main St., Lander. ... [more]

Forest ordering safe food storage

Jun 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Problems with bears have prompted the Shoshone National Forest to pursue requiring campers in Fremont County to store food securely.
The rule would take ... [more]

Free e-waste clean up set for Saturday

Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Residents can dispose of hazardous and electronic waste for free Saturday in three locations around Fremont County.
Agricultural operations also are welcome ... [more]

Museums hosting speakers, treks this week

Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums system will introduce visitors to some "wild" topics this week.
Speakers in Dubois and Lander will discuss, respectively, bear ... [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]

Veterans assistance available throughout county in June

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Brooks Lake Campground allowing only hard-sided camping

May 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The area has seen more bear activity in recent years.

The Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has decided to allow only ... [more]

Employer of man killed by bear faces $15,000 in fines

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The ecological consulting firm Nature's Capital has been cited and fined more than $15,000 in connection with the September death of its employee Adam Stewart, ... [more]

County sets hearings on EMS tax, privatization next week

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public meetings to discuss the sustainability of Fremont County Emergency Medical Services are officially set for Monday and Tuesday.
"I hope there's clear ... [more]

Search for bear victim sent county search/rescue costs higher

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue operations in Fremont County were down by half in 2014 compared with the year before, yet the total cost for missions almost quadrupled ... [more]

Fewer calls for sheriff response in 2014; VIN checks rose

Apr 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office experienced a decrease in calls for service in 2014 compared with the previous year.
The county's dispatch center ... [more]

Wiggins Fork elk may hold health key for region

Apr 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many elk herds in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are suffering. Their populations are declining populations, and fewer calves make it to adulthood.
The ... [more]

Transplanting permits available at national forest district offices

Apr 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Tree and shrub transplanting permits are available for purchase at Shoshone National Forest district offices.
Transplant permits are $5 for one tree or shrub ... [more]

Dubois teen earns $1,000 scholarship from WTA

Apr 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Rowan Hawk, of Dubois, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Wyoming Trucking Association.
He was one of three students to receive funding from the WTA ... [more]

Donations to victims of Dubois fire slow down; demolition has begun

Apr 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The flow of donations for business owners and others affected by the December fire in downtown Dubois has slowed to a trickle as rebuilding efforts get under ... [more]

Breast cancer retreat in Dubois accepting applications

Apr 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  2015 marks the fifth year that Casting for Recovery in Wyoming has offered a weekend retreat for breast cancer patients.
The two and a half day event is free ... [more]

Hunter takes world-record elk with crossbow

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It is not easy setting a world record.
Albert Henderson found that out the hard way in September when he used a crossbow to harvest a monster bull elk on ... [more]

Two schools added to bike rodeo season roster

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources has added two private schools to its annual bike and safety rodeo season.
The countywide rotation now includes St. Margaret's and ... [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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Outreach enrollment growing at college; dip noted in Dubois

Mar 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Second Wind program ends in June

Dubois was the only Central Wyoming College service area to see a decrease in outreach participation last ... [more]

Museums to host traveling outlaw exhibit

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has been the stomping grounds for many an outlaw. Butch Cassidy spent much of his career in Fremont County and Wyoming. He ranched in the Dubois area ... [more]

Game and Fish gathering public input on draft hunting seasons

Mar 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish is gathering input on draft hunt seasons for the fall. The biggest proposed change is lifting antler-point restrictions in several ... [more]