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Fire danger 'normal' for time of year

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  A year after several big fires burned through huge swaths of western Wyoming, including one that raged for weeks in Fremont County, wildfire danger for Wyoming ... [more]

Wyoming stars split final games against South Dakota

Jun 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The three Fremont County standout basketball players contributed in different ways for the Wyoming all-stars over the weekend in the annual series with South ... [more]

County doubles team No. 1 in Wyoming at their competition level

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marty Conrad and Kristi Lamb again are ranked No. 1 in Wyoming on the 3.5 level in the mixed doubles competition.
Conrad is a Lander resident. Lamb makes ... [more]

Webb's 25 leads all scorers in Wyo-SD hoops; Post in double figures in girls game

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County basketball players played pivotal roles for the Wyoming all-stars Friday night in Spearfish, S.D., against the South Dakota teams in the ... [more]

Up in the air

Jun 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Would Fremont County dare try a subsidy to improve airline service?

The man who runs Great Lakes Airlines did his best a few days ago to reassure ... [more]

The way it was: Shrine Circus parade -- 1955

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  The Shrine Circus comes to Fremont County later this month, continuing a June tradition more than half a century in the making.
Part of the annual fun is the ... [more]

Quayle, Webb, Post representing county in all-star basketball series

May 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School standout basketball players Xavier Webb and Seth Quayle represent the Wyoming all-stars this weekend against the South Dakota all-stars in ... [more]

Two uranium companies set to merge

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two companies developing uranium mines in Fremont County look set to merge. On May 24, Energy Fuels Inc agreed to purchase Strathmore Minerals ... [more]

Cattle count decreases by 5 percent

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The 95,000 head estimate is within 1 percent of average since 1975.

Cattle operations in Fremont County shrank last year. Recent data from the ... [more]

Wiretaps, informants aided authorities in big meth bust

May 31, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Six suspects have been arrested, and five remain in custody.
 
The arrest count in a recent methamphetamine bust in Fremont County now stands at six, ... [more]

Riverton taking the lead on formation of multi-community panel to improve ties

May 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness received tentative support for a "citizens human relations committee" from other local government leaders. He said leaders from the ... [more]

County considering creating one director for all its museums

May 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Each Fremont County museum has its own director now, but the county's museums board is considering a new structure that would create a single county museums ... [more]

Public officials release assessment on county's health

May 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The coalition's report provides information that may help local programs apply for grants.

A useful tool now is available to local health programs ... [more]

Scottish cyclist camps in Riverton during 4,800-mile ride

May 26, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Beginning in San Francisco, Wrefrod Stewart of Rosyth, Scotland, so far has traveled about 1,700 miles on a bicycle, through California, Arizona, Nevada and ... [more]

Achievers

May 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Buline wins TRIG-STAR contest
Robert Buline, of Crowheart, won the 2012-13 TRIG-STAR competition for Wind River High School in Pavillion. Buline is the ... [more]

Skeleton ID is man missing for seven years

May 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office has released the identity of the man whose skeleton was found March 10 on the Wind River Indian Reservation east of ... [more]

Allotment grazing rules get closer to finalization

May 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Environmentalists, ranchers, the State of Wyoming and the Bureau of Land Management are wrapping up a hearing about grazing rules for the former Green Mountain ... [more]

Twin gold for countians at state track; Tiger relay wins

May 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a wild three days in Casper, with disqualifications, bouts of bad weather, falling hurdlers, slipping high jumpers, and injured runners ... [more]

New Oceans

May 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's graduating class mottoes reflect a healthy mix of optimism and realism

Asking high school students to get profound about life might not ... [more]

Officials working to extradite Ohio man

May 20, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  James Franklin Jagers is connected to a man who went missing in Riverton nearly 40 years ago.

The Fremont County Attorney's Office continues to work ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Libraries hosting eBook open houses
Riverton Branch Library will host an eBooks Open House on Wednesday to help the public access electronic content ... [more]

Job Corps construction details aired for builders

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Contractors from Fremont County and throughout the United States are focusing on details about construction of the Wind River Job Corps Center, set to open ... [more]

Gold for county athletes at state track meet

May 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Sterling Baker of Dubois won the Class 1-A boys discus, and Jesse Hawk won the 2-A pole vault for Wind River.

CASPER -- The Wyoming state track meet ... [more]

County Dems elect new officers

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Democratic Party gathered Sunday, March 24, in Lander to conduct their election of officers. Lander resident Bruce Palmer was selected as ... [more]

Library systems director resigns 'unexpectedly'

May 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County officials say they were surprised by the announcement.

Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen is resigning effective May 31. His ... [more]

County competes at state track and field

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Shoshoni junior Lawry Johnson, above right, led Wyoming Indian senior Alvin Spoonhunter early in the Class 2-A 3,200-meter run Thursday at the Wyoming state ... [more]

Thermopolis golfer wins Open qualifier at Riverton CC

May 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brant Kummerfeld took advantage of his familiarity with the Riverton Country Club on Wednesday, winning a U.S. Open qualifying round with a four-under par 68. ... [more]

Uranium mine looking to hire county workers

May 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If a new uranium boom is hitting Fremont County, only the first rumbles are sounding.
One early indication took the form of Rich Boberg, standing behind a ... [more]

Schools teaching bike, fire and school bus safety

May 15, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's public elementary schools host their annual bike rodeos until May 30.
Students will learn about bike safety, fall prevention, fire safety, ... [more]

Many title contenders from county schools at state track

May 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Perhaps the process of fracking isn't that much different from the pressure high levels of competition can bring. Both processes bring out the best in their ... [more]