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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]

Bennett sworn in to county attorney seat

Mar 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's new prosecuting attorney, H. Michael Bennett, officially took office Friday after being sworn in by 9th Judicial District Court Judge Norman ... [more]

Officials execute controlled burn around Ocean Lake

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County fire officials assisted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management on Monday with a controlled burn around the ... [more]

Fremont County ranks last in Kids Count report

Feb 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County continues to rank last in the Wyoming Kids Count 2013 Data Report, which evaluates the well-being of children in Wyoming.
The 11 most populous ... [more]

Riverton, Lander among state's smallest spenders per city resident

Feb 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Audit recently released a report showing Riverton had a lean budget last fiscal year compared to other Wyoming municipalities with ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Public invited to swearing in
The public is invited to attend the swearing in ceremony of newly appointed Fremont County Attorney H. Michael Bennett. ... [more]

Preschool on wheels: Youngest students enjoy learning on little purple bus

Feb 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River Schools have a new bus -- both inside and out.
The vehicle is shorter, has a side door that opens with a pull from the driver and has full windows ... [more]

County FFA students visit capital

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Each year for the past 21 years, Fremont County Farm Bureau has taken on the financial, transportation and chaperoning duties of accompanying county FFA ... [more]

Fremont County students graduate from UW

Feb 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2012 fall semester. The following degrees ... [more]

Rule on covered loads bringing new conflicts at trash disposal sites

Feb 21, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is considering revisions to its rules and regulations to alleviate conflicts between patrons and employees ... [more]

Dozens hear plans for Moneta Divide oil and gas project

Feb 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At least 47 residents spent Valentine's Day talking about natural gas and its ramifications for jobs, taxes, water and air in Fremont County. They 47 attended ... [more]

Let's keep our commitment to the West 2-A regional

Feb 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There's no question that two of the great high school athletic events our county hosts annually are the Class 1-A West regional basketball tournaments in ... [more]

Bennett named new county attorney

Feb 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  H. Michael Bennett will take over as Fremont County Attorney on March 1. The Fremont County Commission appointed him to the post Tuesday afternoon.
A ... [more]

The way it was: Lincoln Day Dinner -- 1954

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Republicans assembled at the Lander American Legion Hall for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in 1954, with a top U.S. State Department official as ... [more]

Field representatives meet with Fremont County residents

Feb 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Covering several areas in Fremont County on Tuesday and Wednesday, field representatives Ryan McConnaughey, Sandy Tinsley and Pam Buline visited with residents ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair begins Feb. 23

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 46th Annual Wyoming State Winter Fair is set to begin next weekend with changes for regular attendees.
Organizers said the fair's trade show, which will ... [more]

Angus breeders recognized nationally in Pathfinder Report

Feb 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Seven American Angus Association members from Fremont County have been recognized nationally by the organization for having their registered Angus cows ... [more]

County facilities in city

Feb 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Using part of the Major land for a new courthouse and sheriff's office sounds good

As Fremont County's leaders continue to kick around the very ... [more]