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Fremont County got biggest brunt of weekend storm

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The snowstorm that blanketed Wyoming with much-needed precipitation last weekend left its heaviest snow totals in Fremont County.
The National Weather Service ... [more]

GOP picks three for Varn vacancy

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has the final say on who will replace the departing Fremont County Attorney.
 
The Fremont County Republican Party on ... [more]

Two in the running so far to replace Brian Varn

Feb 13, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Work is under way to find a replacement for Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn, who is resigning from his post at the end of the month because of family ... [more]

With funds exhausted by lawsuit, LeClair raises irrigation rates for users

Feb 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Legal expenses over the past two years drained the reserves of the LeClair Irrigation District, so the district is increasing its rates to raise capital. The ... [more]

Snow buries Fremont County

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  A road grader led a pickup truck through a snowy East Park Avenue in Riverton Saturday morning as the heaviest snowfall of the year arrived in Fremont County. ... [more]

Fremont County students win big at regional science fair

Feb 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The following students earned awards at the 2013 West-Central Regional Science Fair held at Central Wyoming College on Monday, Jan. 28.
Students were judged ... [more]

Galey, Savage and Webb make the North roster for Shrine Bowl

Feb 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Fremont County football players and one coach have been selected to play in the annual Shrine Bowl game this summer in Casper.
Riverton players named to ... [more]

Truck takes plunge through ice

Feb 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  George Fishbaugh of Thermopolis says he'll never drive on ice again.
"Even on a four-wheeler," he said this week. "If I can't walk out, I'm not ... [more]

Dry summer, dry fall and dry winter

Feb 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Grazers keeping an anxious eye on range moisture conditions

Last year's drought caused problems for ranchers and continues to cast uncertainty on ... [more]

The way it was: Cutter racing -- 1978

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has been enthusiastic cutter racing country for years, with February often a prime month for the modern-day chariot racers to hit the ... [more]

Photographer, writer pair up to create 'Wyoming from the Air'

Feb 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new book captures state scenery in hundreds of aerial photos.

After the successful sale of their "Wind River County" photo book several years ... [more]

Encana announces academic scholarships

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. has announced its scholarships for 2012-13 high school seniors. One $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for up to four years) will ... [more]

County students make academic lists at UW

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Fremont County on the 2012 fall semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor roll.
The ... [more]

Hill explains early announcement for governor

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two days after being stripped of most of her official duties, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced she will run for ... [more]

Young scientists impress judges during regional fair

Feb 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of students from Fremont County joined their peers from around the region Monday at the West Central Regional Science Fair at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Ranchers get drought tips at Farm and Ranch Days

Jan 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 29th Annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days event was under way Wednesday in Riverton, where representatives and organizations from the industry ... [more]

Deputy says he'll vie to replace Varn as county attorney

Jan 30, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shortly after Fremont County attorney Brian Varn submitted his letter of resignation to commissioners Tuesday, deputy county attorney Pat LeBrun announced he ... [more]

County attorney Varn to resign next month

Jan 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn is resigning effective Feb. 28 after serving in the position for nearly four years.
"After I retired from the Air Force, I ... [more]

Fish stories: Ice anglers seize the day at Wild West Winter

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  She was not going to win, but at least one little girl out on the lake was ecstatic about her catch in the Wild West Winter Carnival Ice Fishing Derby.
She ... [more]

Basin snow pack stands at 90 percent of average

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Levels at higher elevations are down from last year.

Early indicators of whether this year's precipitation will be better or worse than 2012 are ... [more]

The way it was: War effort -- 1944

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff:  News of World War II dominated Fremont County's front pages in 1944. With virtually every man aged 19-26 in military service, there always was war news of ... [more]

Stage Stop dog sled race to start Friday

Jan 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The mushers arrive in Lander on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

"Mush!" will once again echo through the mountains of western Wyoming. The International Pedigree ... [more]

No injuries or toxic spills from train derailment near Bonneville

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Cars carrying molten sulfur did not leave the tracks.

Two locomotives belonging to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company were derailed ... [more]

WWWC medallion hunt now under way

Jan 22, 2013 - Staff:  The busiest part of the 28th annual Wild West Winter Carnival is approaching, and Tuesday marks the beginning of the WWWC Medallion Treasure Hunt.
A $500 ... [more]

The way it was: Hospital anniversary -- 1994

Jan 20, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County's two "new" hospitals were constructed within a year of each other. Riverton Memorial Hospital opened in 1983, with Lander Valley Medical Center ... [more]

Inn adds second scotch tasting

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Miner's Delight Inn Bed and Breakfast in Atlantic City hosted its 54th consecutive Second Saturday Scotch Sipping at Six in December 2012.
The Saturday ... [more]

Angler catches record crappie at Boysen on New Year's Eve

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's black crappie state record has been broken for the first time since 1997. The new record black crappie was caught out of Boysen Reservoir on New ... [more]

Achievers

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Residents make UW honor roll
The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Fremont County on the 2012 fall semester president's honor ... [more]

Tourism funding

Jan 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's good reason to spare it from the state budget cleaver

Is now the time to cut tourism promotional funding from the state budget? It's one of ... [more]

The way it was: Bank construction -- 1962

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Mid-January typically isn't the time of year that comes to mind for a building project, but organizers of the new American National Bank of Riverton were eager ... [more]