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Anglers can reap rewards from tagged burbot

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  LANDER -- Blaze orange tags placed on burbot in the upper Wind River drainage can be redeemed for a $10 reward.
Researchers with Montana State University, in ... [more]

Family Planning providing free HIV testing

Nov 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Family Planning will offer free HIV testing Friday in recognition of World AIDS Day, which takes place Saturday this year.
Heidi Stearns with ... [more]

Near the starting line

Nov 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Next week's EIS hearing on a proposed uranium mine is a big step forward

Fremont County has never been closer to the resumption of uranium mining ... [more]

Cobell lawsuit could bring $8 million to area

Nov 28, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Enrolled Arapaho and Shoshone tribal members in Fremont County could start receiving their shares of the historic Cobell lawsuit settlement within a few ... [more]

Cameco uranium mine reaches EIS stage; nearly 100 new jobs forecast

Nov 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Uranium mining is a step closer to returning to Fremont County. The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office has released a draft environmental impact ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  480 meals
The tallying and totaling is done, and the Riverton High School Key Club's annual Thanksgiving Day meal program delivered 480 hot meals to ... [more]

Record harvest for sugar beets; income might not keep pace

Nov 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County sugar beet growers had a record harvest this year. Low sugar prices, however, mean farmers likely will not see a record income.
Wyoming Sugar ... [more]

Legislative hopefuls spent $113,000 in 2012 election

Nov 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Candidates for Wyoming Legislature seats representing Fremont County combined to spend more than $113,000 in the 2012 election campaign.
Only two candidates ... [more]

Goff is 2012 VB Player of the Year

Nov 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At 5-foot-5, Natalee Goff is one of the smallest outside hitters in Class 2-A volleyball.
But that didn't stop her from becoming the Fremont County volleyball ... [more]

Deputies say vehicles are passing buses illegally

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Three vehicles reportedly passed a school bus with its red lights flashing at about 9:45 a.m. Nov. 16 north of Riverton, and officials said they have heard ... [more]

Trash station picture stabilizing; use and revenues both rise

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Use of Fremont County's trash transfer stations continues to grow countywide.
"It looks like to me it's working fairly well," Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Marching off to New York

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Riverton residents sit down to watch the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, they will recognize some familiar faces in the ... [more]

Governments pledge transparency as new sales tax takes effect

Nov 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The passage of the optional 1 percent tax and developments at Wind River Transit Authority were the focus of the Nov. 15 meeting of the Fremont County ... [more]

Home-grown holiday

Nov 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Locals raise their own Thanksgiving food; market set Wednesday

Dozens of Fremont County families are planning to include local food in their ... [more]

Barnes acquitted on felony; guilty of lesser counts in child's death

Nov 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Jurors Friday evening determined that William Dean Barnes of Lander was not guilty of felony aggravated vehicular homicide stemming from a Dec. 20 crash where ... [more]

Shop 'til you drop

Nov 16, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The dreaded Christmas shopping season has begun, and as winter weather rolls into the county, art and craft fairs may help residents finish all their ... [more]

Approval of optional sales tax shows confidence in the future

Nov 15, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Wow talk about an early Christmas! What an exciting time for Riverton and Fremont County. The successful end to the 1 percent sales tax campaign. I ... [more]

Chopper ambulance crashes after hitting power line in rural area

Nov 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded at about 8 a.m. Thursday to reports of a downed aircraft about 45 miles east of Riverton near the Lucky Mc Uranium ... [more]

Pronghorn pathways

Nov 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Highway overpasses and underpasses for critters may well be needed in Fremont County

The construction of man-made pathways to accommodate the ... [more]

County commissioners opt for prescription co-pay plan

Nov 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The vote was 4-1 to approve the plan change, with Commissioner Pat Hickerson casting the lone nay vote.
 
Beginning Jan. 1, employees who use the ... [more]

Trial starts for man who struck girl at bus stop

Nov 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County deputy attorney Kathy Kavanagh described Makayla Marie Strahle, 11, as a girl excited for her school dance.
"She walked out the door that day ... [more]

Skull could be that of hiker missing since 2007

Nov 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the partial human skull found late in the summer near the Popo Agie Falls could be that of the Lander hiker who went ... [more]

Study: Up to 80 percent of county mosquitoes carry West Nile virus

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Central Wyoming College determined that up to 80 percent of Fremont County's mosquito population this summer was made up of bugs that carry West ... [more]

The way it was: Rival coaches -- 1963

Nov 11, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County had an election in the odd-numbered year 1963, with mayors elected in both Lander and Riverton, along with voting on medical facilities funding ... [more]

Cold lingering through Sunday

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The season's first extended stretch of cold weather is expected to bring bitterly cold weather Sunday, when high temperatures in Riverton and most of Fremont ... [more]

More than 3,400 voted absentee in election Nov. 6

Nov 9, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One in five voters in Fremont County voted absentee in the Nov. 6 election. According to unofficial results, voters cast 17,078 votes in the county, and 3,418 ... [more]

County canvassing board confirms election results

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Tuesday's election results are now official after the Fremont County Canvassing Board accepted the numbers at a hearing Thursday afternoon.
Although there ... [more]

Unopposed candidates win votes of confidence

Nov 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Though they were running unopposed, many candidates for uncontested races earned votes of confidence from residents at polling places Tuesday.
Two state ... [more]

Election notes

Nov 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hubbub
We're doing separate news coverage on voter turnout, election-day voter registration, and early voting in Fremont County, but many who voted ... [more]

Voters back optional 1 percent tax

Nov 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Strong support in Lander and Riverton carried the day for the optional 1 percent sales tax.
For the most part, large margins in Fremont County's two largest ... [more]

Shelley would take broader view of all Fremont County issues

Nov 4, 2012 - Linda Bebout, Riverton:  Editor:
I support Sherry Shelley's candidacy for in House District 55. 1 have long admired Sherry's effectiveness in getting things done. She has demonstrated ... [more]

Fremont County, there's no need to pass the 1 percent tax

Nov 4, 2012 - Tracy Mitchell, Crowheart:  Editor:
With regards to the 1 percent ballot question: I'm proud to reside in Fremont County, one of three counties that doesn't have to pass it before we ... [more]

The way it was: Election night -- 1986

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Two Fremont County Republican mainstays got good news on election night in 1986.
State Representative Mary Odde of Shoshoni finished second in the ... [more]

Commissioner candidates address ag issues at forum

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Multiple use of public lands was a major theme at a forum for county commissioner candidates sponsored by the Fremont County Cattlewomen. Candidates Doug ... [more]

Shelley is a 'tremendous' candidate for Legislature

Oct 31, 2012 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
The Ranger has given readers an opportunity to submit for publication letters of support for citizens seeking election to Wyoming governmental ... [more]

Several seats unopposed in Nov. 6 election

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several candidates from Fremont County are running unopposed this year for elected positions ranging from state legislator to city council representative.
In ... [more]

Libertarian candidate a third option in HD 55

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Libertarian Bethany Baldes of Riverton said people who feel disenfranchised by the Republican and Democratic parties should vote for her to represent them in ... [more]

Solid waste board set to discuss expiring rez trash contract

Oct 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting next week to discuss solid waste management on the Wind River ... [more]

Rodeo royalty coronation ball Nov. 10

Oct 30, 2012 - Staff:  The 2013 Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Royalty will kick off the 2013 year with their coronation event, "Celebrating 100 Years With Cowboys and Angels," on ... [more]

'Fremont Fantasia' to open the Fremont County Orchestra's fall concert season

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Orchestra has announced a "Fremont Fantasia" fall concert to open its 26th season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Lander Valley High ... [more]