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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]

Campground remodel may include bathroom

Jun 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The addition originally was slated for the second phase of construction at Green Mountain.

Campers at Fremont County's Green Mountain Campground ... [more]

Airport asks county for added FY15 funds

Jun 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some outside groups are asking Fremont County for more money this budget cycle. Fremont County Commissioners are working on the county budget for the coming ... [more]

Commission OKs raises for elected county officials

May 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Raises are in on the way for most Fremont County elected officials and likely are in store for regular employees as well.
Officials on Tuesday announced that ... [more]

Elected officials make pitch for a pay increase

May 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners have final say

Salaries for Fremont County's elected officials are up for review this year, the outcome is uncertain. Commissioners ... [more]

Few applicants so far for county pathologist job

May 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's plan to hire its own expert to perform autopsies is in a rough patch, as few candidates are applying for the job. The proposed salary is ... [more]

Early flooding seen in county; officials weigh prevention steps

May 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Forecasters expect high water on the Wind River in the next couple of months, and residents already seeing flooding could get some county help.
Fremont ... [more]

Museums board gains new trustee

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission appointed Carla Crofts to the group and heard complaints from the trustees' administrative assistant who was fired in ... [more]

County clerk's office to take over some duties for museums

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese has outlined a plan to have her office take over the former duties of the Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees ... [more]

With stray dogs roaming, county considers forming animal-control tax district

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County officials are interested in forming an animal control district to manage stray dogs and canine diseases. A citizens committee recommended that ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  It is with a heavy heart that we are sending this notice that Bill Urbigkit has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts during this very difficult ... [more]

County approves pathologist position; search to start now

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials hope to have a forensic pathologist at work for Fremont County by July 1.
The Fremont County Commission on Wednesday authorized Coroner Ed McAuslan ... [more]

Flood risk rises; county opts against pre-filling sandbags for time being

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local officials are keeping an eye on flood risks after the National Weather Service recently warned the danger of such a natural disaster was moderate to ... [more]

Election preparations under way; no precinct or district changes this year

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After several voting precinct and districts changes two years ago, Fremont County's voting geography will be unchanged this year. There will be 32 precincts ... [more]

County settles on higher health insurance rates; discount fo

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County employees can get a break on higher health insurance costs if they choose a high-deductible policy and participate in the county's wellness ... [more]

Task force will tackle air service problem at airport

Mar 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Working to combat mounting air service problems at Fremont County's only commercial airport, the Riverton Regional Airport Board has named a citizen task force ... [more]

John Philp

Mar 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The unassuming rancher from Lysite built an outstanding public career

John Philp made a good impression on people.
No doubt that is why an ... [more]

Colleagues recall John Philp as good-natured leader

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former three-term Fremont County commissioner died Friday at age 92.

Those who served with him remember former Fremont County Commissioner John ... [more]

Some past county staffers can stay insured

Mar 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Not all retirees have reached the age to be eligible for Medicare.

Some former county employees will be able to stay on Fremont County's health ... [more]

Commissioner Becker, Assessor Berg confirm their re-election bids

Mar 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two more Fremont County elected officials are seek re-election.
First-term Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker, R-Riverton, announced his re-election ... [more]

County board may rethink decision dropping retirees from insurance

Mar 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some retired county employees may be able to stay on the county's health benefit plan after the Fremont County Commission decided to readdress the issue.
On ... [more]