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Officials: Plan to hire one director for museums preliminary

Jul 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Museums Board members say a proposal to hire a single director for the Riverton, Lander and Dubois museums is still early in the planning ... [more]

The way it was: Pioneer Days -- 1967

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County was anticipating the annual renewal of Lander Pioneer Days festivities as the Fourth of July neared in 1967, with Diana Brodie and Charlotte ... [more]

Good hay conditions early in season

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motorists venturing into the countryside of Fremont County this week are likely to see alfalfa farmers at work, or notice the long rows of cut hay in what used ... [more]

State cattle industry convention honors agriculture professionals

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Stock Growers Association honored a number of outstanding agriculture advocates during the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade ... [more]

Fire-risky behavior

Jun 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  When the danger is at a high point, consider a change of plans

Fremont County and the surrounding area got a nice reprieve earlier this month from ... [more]

Open meetings

Jun 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Solid waste board ought to have kept the doors open to the public

Rarely do members of a public board say, or even think, "Hey, let's have a secret ... [more]

Fremont County under a tornado watch

Jun 22, 2013 - Staff:  The National Weather Services has issued a tornado watch for Fremont County that is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.
Fremont County is one of 15 Wyoming ... [more]

County kids earns medals at state Hershey meet

Jun 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Trey Fike of Shoshoni won the standing long jump title Saturday in Rock Springs at the state Hershey Track Meet.
Fike finished with a mark of 6-3 in the 9-10 ... [more]

Tribal trash site deal extended following closed-door session

Jun 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Experts in Wyoming's open meetings law questioned the legality of the session.

A closed-door meeting between the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal ... [more]

Amateur entomologists asked to assist with butterfly count

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Participants will meet Saturday in Lander.

The Nature Conservancy's sixth annual Butterfly Blitz will be 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday in Lander.
Ranges ... [more]

Two plead not guilty in big meth bust

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two defendants arrested as part of a countywide drug bust in May pleaded not guilty on June 13 to one count each of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. A ... [more]

County players help North to big win in Shrine Bowl

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County football players Jesse Hawk, Cody Flynn and T.J. Galey played a significant role in the North's defense Saturday night in a 34-6 victory over ... [more]

NBA player highlights basketball clinic for county youth

Jun 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Bryan Sinclair was blown away Wednesday afternoon when Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans called him by name.
This was the third year the 10-year-old Sinclair ... [more]

Proceed carefully when making changes in museum management

Jun 9, 2013 - Patrice Brevinhall, Lander:  Editor:
I hope before the way the Fremont County museums are set up and managed is changed to a single director, that this idea can be talked about ... [more]

Loose dog kills elderly poodle, injures 7-year-old girl

Jun 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The owner of a Rottweiler mix north of Riverton was issued a citation Wednesday after the dog reportedly injured a 7-year-old girl and killed an elderly ... [more]

Meth bust cases may advance to higher court

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Cases against at least two defendants in last month's methamphetamine distribution bust are stalled in circuit court until a judge decides if enough probable ... [more]

County planning codifies standards for naming roads

Jun 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Planning Department has issued a draft document outlining rules for addresses and road names in unincorporated parts of the county.
"We ... [more]

Area youths have strong showing at rodeo finals

Jun 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first day of the state high school rodeo finals was a good one for Fremont County cowboys and cowgirls.
After the first go in Douglas, Sierra Spratt of ... [more]

Lawmakers target school bus safety

Jun 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The discussion is being driven by students and staff members at Wind River School District 6, sparked by the 2011 death of an 11-year-old girl as she exited ... [more]

Committee eyes Riverview Road for improvements

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revenue from Fremont County's optional 1 percent tax likely will pay for construction on two Riverton-area roads within the next four years.
Officials said ... [more]

Lysite rancher named to Fremont County Fair Board

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gloria Philp joins the Fremont County Fair Board just in time to begin preparations for the 100th fair. On May 14, the Fremont County Commission voted to ... [more]

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]