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Man led cops on car chase, then left road and passed out

Jan 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Matthew G. Snyder, 32, of Alliance, Ohio, remains in custody in Fremont County after he led a local Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper on a 59-mile chase Saturday ... [more]

Nearly $55,000 spent on Bunker Road work

Jan 2, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County spent nearly $55,000 on improvements to Bunker Road since work began on the controversial roadway 15 months ago.
That figure was one Fremont ... [more]

2012: Hudson five top story of the year

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The bizarre, ongoing saga of a crime in Hudson that started as a simple burglary and ended up a murder conspiracy has been voted the top Fremont County news ... [more]

County ties all-time suicide record; one still to be determined

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Highest suicide
totals on record
in Fremont County

1985 -- 18
2006 -- 18
2012 -- 18*
* total could rise pending
further investigation



The ... [more]

One year after 11-year-old girl's death, both sides of case praise jury's verdict

Dec 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A year after the death of a girl on a rural highway, Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn said he is satisfied with the verdict rendered by a jury in the case of ... [more]

Residents can donate trees to fish habitat

Dec 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents don't have to let their Christmas trees go to waste after the holidays. They can drop them off to be used as fish habitat ... [more]

Man's frozen body found near South Pass

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy planned for Wednesday afternoon to determine the cause of death of a 42-year-old man whose frozen body was ... [more]

Spin-In to feature fiber arts vendors and artists

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  A variety of fiber arts vendors and artists from throughout the state will give demonstrations at the Spin-In, Fiber-Fest on Saturday, Jan. 5, in Riverton. ... [more]

Solid waste disposal staff awarded safety bonuses

Dec 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board unanimously approved $11,456 in safety award bonuses for district employees.
Each of the waste disposal ... [more]

Churches plan busy Christmas lineups

Dec 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner sponsored is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Day at St. Margaret's Catholic Church Gym on East Park ... [more]

Encana gives $4,000 to American Red Cross of Wyoming

Dec 20, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. granted the American Red Cross of Wyoming $4,000 to provide disaster relief services to victims of man-made or natural disasters in ... [more]

County to fill fair, waste and animal board positions Tuesday

Dec 18, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission interviewed 13 candidates for open positions on the Solid Waste Disposal District, Fair and Predatory Animal boards.
The ... [more]

Quilt guild crafts placemats for senior Christmas meal deliveries

Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports:  Five women quilted and donated 218 mats.

There will be a nice surprise in the meals delivered to Fremont County senior citizens during their ... [more]

Burns, logging planned for 8,000 acres on Loop Road

Dec 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshone National Forest Washakie District ranger Steve Schacht says the Forest Service is planning a fuel reduction and habitat improvement project along the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Crack-seal project under way
A $991,000 project to crack-seal highways is under way throughout Central and Northwest Wyoming, and work will continue ... [more]

Unemployment down again across Fremont County

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's employment picture showed improvement in October, and the unemployment rate now stands at its lowest rate in four years -- 5.5 percent.
That's ... [more]

Two workers suffer minor burns in oil tank blaze

Dec 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two people suffered minor burns Wednesday afternoon when one or more oil tanks reportedly caught fire off of Muskrat Road east of Riverton.
County fire ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Calendar double-check
Is this early December or late March? The weekend�s weather could have passed for either � windy, sunny and dry, with ... [more]

Big cold snap could drive ducks, geese toward county hunters

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Duck and geese hunters in Fremont County can expect a large migration of birds this season. Wyoming Game and Fish announced Nov. 27 that many birds have not ... [more]

Digest

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Part of Loop Road closed for season
Parts of the Loop Road on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest have been closed for the ... [more]

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]