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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]

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]