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Fremont County, there's no need to pass the 1 percent tax

Nov 4, 2012 - Tracy Mitchell, Crowheart:  Editor:
With regards to the 1 percent ballot question: I'm proud to reside in Fremont County, one of three counties that doesn't have to pass it before we ... [more]

The way it was: Election night -- 1986

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Two Fremont County Republican mainstays got good news on election night in 1986.
State Representative Mary Odde of Shoshoni finished second in the ... [more]

Commissioner candidates address ag issues at forum

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Multiple use of public lands was a major theme at a forum for county commissioner candidates sponsored by the Fremont County Cattlewomen. Candidates Doug ... [more]

Shelley is a 'tremendous' candidate for Legislature

Oct 31, 2012 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
The Ranger has given readers an opportunity to submit for publication letters of support for citizens seeking election to Wyoming governmental ... [more]

Several seats unopposed in Nov. 6 election

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several candidates from Fremont County are running unopposed this year for elected positions ranging from state legislator to city council representative.
In ... [more]

Libertarian candidate a third option in HD 55

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Libertarian Bethany Baldes of Riverton said people who feel disenfranchised by the Republican and Democratic parties should vote for her to represent them in ... [more]

Solid waste board set to discuss expiring rez trash contract

Oct 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting next week to discuss solid waste management on the Wind River ... [more]

Rodeo royalty coronation ball Nov. 10

Oct 30, 2012 - Staff:  The 2013 Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Royalty will kick off the 2013 year with their coronation event, "Celebrating 100 Years With Cowboys and Angels," on ... [more]

'Fremont Fantasia' to open the Fremont County Orchestra's fall concert season

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Orchestra has announced a "Fremont Fantasia" fall concert to open its 26th season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Lander Valley High ... [more]

Herders say wolf pack had them cornered

Oct 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two sheep herders near Jeffrey City contacted law enforcement Thursday evening to report that six or seven wolves that were chasing their herd of sheep had ... [more]

Officials cancel fire restrictions for county

Oct 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission agreed unanimously to lift the fire ban that has been in place since the first week of July.
In a letter to commissioners, ... [more]

Postseason pride

Oct 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County uniforms and faces are scattered statewide this weekend

What a fall sports season we've had in Fremont County -- and it's not over ... [more]

New schedule opens transfer stations same day of week

Oct 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A newly approved schedule allows each of the county's seven trash transfer stations to have operation hours on one set day each week. 
"It's clean, it's easy ... [more]

County author inspires Colorado, Utah trek

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The annual fall trek sponsored by the Little Snake River Museum in Savery and the Little Snake River Valley Education Center was led by museum board member ... [more]

First Stop Help Center awarded $10,000 grant

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Community Foundation has awarded the First Stop Help Center $10,000 to support their work transitioning homeless Fremont County residents with ... [more]

Unsentenced inmates draw new scrutiny

Oct 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  175 jailed, no judgment on 122

Officials are reviewing jail statistics in an effort to determine patterns in pre-sentencing of inmates at the Fremont ... [more]

Poetry Idol Auditions open to Fremont County poets

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Local poets are invited to send one poem of 21 lines or less to Poetry Idol Auditions. The deadline for entering is Nov. 10.
Entries submitted may be written ... [more]

Solid waste troubles 'turning around,' says commission chairman

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Revenue problems that have plagued the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District in recent years are "kind of turning around," according to Fremont County ... [more]

County leaders address confusion regarding 1 percent tax

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With election day less than a month away, county leaders have been working to clear up any confusion residents may feel about the proposed 1 percent sales tax ... [more]

Population grows in every county town; rural figure also up

Oct 17, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Every population center in Fremont County has grown since the 2010 U.S. Census, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Growth in all six of ... [more]

Investing in streets, sidewalks, is economic development

Oct 16, 2012 - John C. Darrington, Richland, Wash.:  Editor:
I had the great privilege of serving as the interim city administrator of Riverton from April to September of last year. Most mornings, I would arise ... [more]

Far fewer homicides, but suicide rate rises

Oct 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says homicide cases in the county remain well below the 2011's record-breaking year.
In a third-quarter report to ... [more]

Talks on Major land find opposition to fairgrounds concept

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents who attended a town hall meeting with members of Fremont County government were overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of a convention center in ... [more]

Transfer station hours get closer to finalization

Oct 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Disposal district board members want to get feedback from communities before making a decision.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District ... [more]

BLM seeks nominations to Resource Advisory Council

Oct 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming announced that it is seeking public nominations for four open positions on its Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, ... [more]

McOmie nominated for Golden Bell Award

Oct 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  All eight Fremont County school boards have agreed to back a resolution supporting the nomination of state Rep. Del McOmie, R-Lander, for one of the biggest ... [more]

Number of workers in county remains near all-time high

Oct 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County employment
Unemployment rate

August -- 6.6 percent
July -- 7.0 percent
August 2011 -- 6.7 percent

Work force
August ... [more]

Legislation to give counties more funding for landfills

Oct 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature will consider two bills during its upcoming session that should help cities and counties deal with solid waste problems.
State Sen. ... [more]

Everybody's job

Oct 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In a significant way, we are all volunteer firefighters

Fremont County doesn't have professional fire departments. With the exception of a small ... [more]

The way it was: County attorney election -- 1920

Oct 7, 2012 - Staff:  The general election for Fremont County Attorney in 1920 featured two men who knew the job well.
Incumbent Republican Joel Longenecker was completing his ... [more]