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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]

Commission names Dubois man to county museums board

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Commission voted unanimously July 2 to appoint Ron DuBay, of Dubois, to a three-year term on the Fremont County Museums Board.
According to ... [more]

Sister-in-law of current commissioner running for shot to challenge her

Jul 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A St. Stephen's woman is running as a Republican for Fremont County Commission District 1. Valaira Whiteman said she hopes to bring a personal touch to the ... [more]

County pulls plug on plan to recruit its own pathologist

Jul 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan, months in the works, to give Fremont County its own forensic pathologist has been scuttled, at least for now.
The problem came down to money.
The ... [more]

County OKs new budget

Jul 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Plan leaves $640,000 surplus
Fremont County Commission-ers gave final approval Tuesday to a $40 million budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. ... [more]

Ambulance questions

Jul 6, 2014 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Beset with fiscal difficulty, the department
is looking for answers in different places

Hiring a new director for the Fremont County Ambulance ... [more]

Retired as county planner, Price runs for commission

Jul 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  He may have just retired after 30 years of leading the Fremont County Planning Department, but Ray Price wants to keep serving local residents.
Now, however, ... [more]

No plan to increase county airport aid; budget hearing set

Jul 6, 2014 - Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Animal control funding a bit higher
Organizations outside Fremont County government asked for more county support in the new fiscal year, but the ... [more]

County budget tops $40 million; large fund held in reserve

Jul 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public hearing set Monday in Lander

Fremont County Commissioners are proposing a fiscal year 2015 budget totaling just over $40 million. It covers ... [more]

Phone bills would rise to help county keep pace with 911 service upgrades

Jun 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County residents could see a $3 per year increase to their telephone bills in the next year in the form of a higher 911 surcharge.
Officials say ... [more]

Director of ambulance department proposing shift to non-profit model

Jun 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Spinning off Fremont County's Ambulance Department into a private, non-profit organization could be the answer to its money woes, the agency's chief suggested ... [more]

Rawlins builder picked for city's new justice center

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton justice center project has a contractor: L.M. Olson Inc. of Rawlins. Fremont County Commissioners accepted Olson's bid on June 10 contingent upon ... [more]