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Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  County hosting e-waste cleanup day
Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free during a county-wide cleanup day April ... [more]

Employee raises, health insurance a concern in initial solid waste district budget

Apr 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Some members of the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board and district superintendent Andy Frey began looking at a draft operating budget with the ... [more]

Wyoming FFA announces 2013 state degree recipients

Apr 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming FFA Association has announced the recipients of the 2013 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students' accomplishments in their ... [more]

County has several at top of high school rodeo tally

Apr 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County rodeo athletes are near the top of the standings in several events heading into the spring season.
Teal Soll of Pavillion is leading the pole ... [more]

Snowfall not all bad for county roads

Apr 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snowfall Monday and Tuesday brought a lot of work for Fremont County's Transportation Department, but the moisture will help local roads as well.
"This ... [more]

Governments ready to start receiving extra tax revenues

Apr 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County government is ready to receive revenue from the 1 percent sales tax increase that took effect April 1.
Residents approved the increase to a 5 percent ... [more]

Wrecks, road closures come with snowstorm

Apr 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Dozens of vehicle crashes and other complications were reported Monday and Tuesday as a powerful winter storm struck Fremont County.
The county had the ... [more]

All schools but Dubois in 'snow day'

Apr 9, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Nearly every school district in Fremont County, as well as Central Wyoming College, canceled classes Tuesday due to the weather.
Only Dubois schools remained ... [more]

Storm smacks county with major snowfall

Apr 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Heavy snow blanketed Fremont County on Monday and Tuesday as moisture streaming out of Utah hit a mass of cold air high on the slopes of the Wind River ... [more]

The 1 percent bite

Apr 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's not much point in obsessing about the new sales tax -- instead, try to mitigate it

The optional 1 percent sales tax now in effect across ... [more]

Libraries to host events for National Poetry Month

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several Fremont County libraries and schools celebrate National Poetry Month with events the week of April 15 to April 19, which is National Library ... [more]

On the Jordan ranch, calving problems all in a day's work

Apr 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  As it has been for more than a century, February and March is calving season in Fremont County, part of a ranching economy that delivers $55 million every year ... [more]

County picked to host Wyoming officials convention this year

Apr 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Businesses in the county seat should see an uptick in sales in late September this year and next thanks to local officials bringing the Wyoming Association of ... [more]

Precipitation levels stay below average

Apr 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snowpack in the Wind and Sweetwater river basins remains below average, but Riverton has seen more precipitation this year compared with last year, and ... [more]

Rankings on health

Apr 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County gets slapped again from another time zone

Chalk up another low ranking for Fremont County on some out-of-state graduate student's ... [more]

County population continues to grow

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Wyoming's 10 most-populous counties (2012 estimate)

1. Laramie County -- 92,487
2. Natrona County -- 76,356
3. Campbell County -- 47874
4. ... [more]

Police arrest Ohio man with link to 1974 disappearance in Fremont County

Apr 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities arrested an Ohio man Tuesday for charges in connection with a stolen vehicle belonging to a man who went missing in Fremont County nearly 40 years ... [more]

The way it was: Railroad construction -- 1958

Mar 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nothing in Fremont County ever matched the construction boom related to the rise of the uranium industry in the 1950s.
Roads, bridges, offices and mills ... [more]

Egg hunt clues begin today, run through April 12

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Winners get $200 and two Major League Baseball tickets.

The second of The Ranger's newspaper treasure hunts starts today with the first of 10 ... [more]

Here comes the tax

Mar 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The extra penny per dollar kicks in April 1 -- no fooling

After more than a year consumed by considering, educating, lobbying, campaigning, voting, ... [more]

Game herds feel drought impact; state changing seasonal quotas

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sportsmen say the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is managing game responsibly with 2013's big game seasons.
At a meeting Wednesday at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

Auditors want value established for county museum collections

Mar 27, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board has inquired about a request from county officials to have museum collections "accessioned" to determine total value.
Board ... [more]

County has a dozen bad bridges; state eyes replacements

Mar 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A recent inspection by the Wyoming Department of Transportation found damage to a wooden bridge on Ray Lake Road, where one support post was split from top to ... [more]

WRTA expanding service to include Dubois and Jackson

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wind River Transportation Authority is finalizing stops for a fixed route from eastern Fremont County to Dubois and Jackson three days a week. WRTA ... [more]

Wolverines speakers take first at national qualifier

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School qualified a record number of speakers for the National Forensic League national tournament this year, thanks to a dominating performance ... [more]

Fremont County Orchestra concert to feature a variety of musical styles

Mar 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Orchestra will perform "Beethoven and Broadway," as part of its 26th season at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Lander Valley High ... [more]

Assessed value drops below $1B again

Mar 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A rebound to $1.09 billion is predicted for fiscal year 2015.

Fremont County government expects lower property tax income next fiscal year because ... [more]

Analysts expect lower revenues for county

Mar 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Analysts predict revenues coming into Fremont County's general fund will not meet expectations this fiscal year and will drop again next year.
Fremont ... [more]

County has fourth-lowest government cost per capita

Mar 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County raised and spent relatively little in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. Officials attributed the trend to governmental efficiency and ... [more]

Officials ask residents to use caution when burning slash

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Firewise and the Dubois Fire District want to caution area residents about open burning of forest project slash.
The current snow depths in ... [more]