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County interested in 'pollbook' for voters but not interchangeable polling places for now

Dec 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local election workers likely would switch to electronic voter rolls if proposed legislation passes. Such a move would time and money and prevent voter fraud, ... [more]

Hunt area changes supported at public hearing

Dec 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The plans were suggested by a working group of officials and residents studying mule deer.

Several big-game hunting areas in Fremont County soon ... [more]

Jobless rate creeps higher, but job count up from a year ago

Dec 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The unemployment rate in Fremont County ticked higher in October, although the change from September appears mostly to do with more people entering the ... [more]

Organizers want to expand Life R U Ready

Dec 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The program aims to prevent risky behavior in young people.

Organizers of an event designed to prevent risky behaviors in young people think the ... [more]

With lodging tax renewed, promotion plans made

Dec 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The tax raised $634,000 in the last fiscal year, and it is on track to raise more this year, Wind River Visitors Council executive Paula McCormick ... [more]

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund grants $120K to county groups

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Awards were given to support a wide variety of projects.

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund recently awarded more than $250,000 to cultural ... [more]

Holiday craft fair lineup offers many events this month

Dec 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Craft fairs abound in Fremont County this weekend, with events scheduled in both Lander and Riverton to encourage local holiday shopping.
Saturday is the ... [more]

Help sought in locating man not seen since July

Dec 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is asking the community for help locating a man who has not been seen since July.
According to release issued by Fremont ... [more]

Man killed in rural auto crash identified

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials have identified the 80-year-old Fremont County man who was found dead Monday afternoon at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Cedar Rim near ... [more]

First snow reports of season sharply lower than 2013's

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The first mountain snowpack report for the Wind River Basin shows readings sharply up over the past week but still only about half the snow values reported in ... [more]

UW Extension educator's work prompts award

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tina Russell serves the Wind River Indian Reservation and Fremont County.

Innovative programs and responding to the needs of her clientele earned a ... [more]

Biz council, developers eye reopening mine

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  The possibility of reopening the long-idled Atlantic City iron ore mine is being examined.
The mine in the mountains southwest of Lander once employed more ... [more]

Inversion keeping cold trapped

Nov 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Arctic blast worsened by familiar Riverton pattern

This week's cold in Fremont County is part of a weather pattern impacting much of the nation.
The ... [more]

BLM posting list of parcels for oil and gas lease sales

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale.
The auction ... [more]

Election outcome certified; no change required

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tuesday night's winners can stop holding their breath. They have won their elections officially.
The Fremont County Canvass Board reviewed and certified local ... [more]

County natives open newest data center in Cheyenne

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Green House Data is the group's biggest venture so far.

Three Fremont County natives have been mining the vein of the information technology industry ... [more]

County's health insurance marketplace enrollment ranks third in Wyoming

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County ranked third in the state for most plans selected through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace.
The U.S. Department of ... [more]

Weight to determine registration fee for campers

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger has announced that beginning Jan. 1, most house trailer (campers) registration fees will increase from a flat $15 ... [more]

Sweetest county in Wyoming

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Area bees produced 1.1 million pounds of honey in 2012

White bee boxes are a common site for local residents, but some might be surprised by how many ... [more]

Mid-level providers filling health care shortage in county

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Being able to visit "the doctor" for any health concern is an American expectation, but it is starting not to be the norm. Nurse practitioners and physician's ... [more]

Historic day in county

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  First same-sex marriage license goes to Arapahoe women

Joann Rae Bell and Lisa Gaines were surprised to be the first same-sex couple to seek a ... [more]

County waits on gay marriage

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge has struck down Wyoming's law against same-sex marriage, but couples in Fremont County hoping to wed are still waiting.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Reauthorize lodging tax

Oct 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its benefits are many, and it has a well-proven track record by now

Fremont County has a business which pulls in $138 million annually.
Actually, ... [more]

Riverton ambulance times quickest in county overall

Oct 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  So far in 2014, on average it took Riverton ambulances 3 minutes and 49 seconds to get en route after a page and 9:47 to drive to a patient, or 13:36 ... [more]

Fire Protection Week

Oct 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Firefighter of the Year for 2013 is Midvale battalion chief Rocky McWilliams, who has served as a volunteer locally for almost 25 years. ... [more]

Libraries to participate in Snapshot Day on Tuesday

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Library System is participating Tuesday in Wyoming Snapshot Day, an event highlighting the importance of libraries to the state.
Libraries ... [more]

You are needed

Oct 12, 2014 - By Craig Haslam, Fremont County Fire Warden:  'We are looking for a few good firefighters'

I recently read that there are two types of firefighters. There are naturals and then there are learned ... [more]

Take time this week to exercise fire safety and thank a firefighter

Oct 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fire prevention week is a time to not only educate members of local communities, students in schools, employees in businesses and organizations of fire-safety ... [more]

Hunting with Heroes

Oct 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Group plans outings for veterans to thank them for their service

By all standards, Hunting With Heroes organized a successful outing Sept. 20 near ... [more]

No human West Nile cases this year in county

Oct 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has fared well this year in avoiding West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause potentially serious illness in humans, according ... [more]