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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]

Women's Council announces quarterly meeting, invites public

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues has scheduled its fall quarterly meeting for Oct. 12 in Riverton in conjunction with the Women in Science Conference at ... [more]

Togwotee highway ribbon-cutting celebration Oct. 16

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Everyone is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting celebration of the reconstructed U.S. 26-287 west of Dubois, the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone.
Festivities are ... [more]

State Treasurer Meyer, former deputy Fremont County Atty., dead at age 71

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming State Treasurer Joseph B. Meyer, a former deputy Fremont County Attorney who held two of Wyoming s top five elected offices, died Saturday in Cheyenne. ... [more]

County, tribes struggle with new trash contract

Oct 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The current agreement is set to expire Dec. 14 and will put waste management in question for reservation areas.

The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Budget cuts bug Baker and Bebout

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Reductions could hurt pest control

With state departments preparing for 8 percent cuts this year, Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker's thoughts have ... [more]

Revenue at trash sites off 20 percent for August

Oct 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Revenue collected from the county's seven trash transfer stations saw a roughly 20 percent drop in August compared to the previous month.
A report provided to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two flips to go
We've reached a new month, the 10th of 2012. Just two more flips of the calendar this year. The month is young, but we're already ... [more]

High court won't hear challenge to roadless rule

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Fremont County has about 50 square miles of land under the strictest regulation against road construction.

CHEYENNE -- Environmental groups hailed the ... [more]

4,300 miles on pedal power is goal of Canadian cyclist as she heads to Nicaragua

Oct 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Stephanie Solverson pedaled her bike into Riverton on Thursday, Sept. 27, she was already two weeks into a months-long trip from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ... [more]

Schools, county join effort to keep misdemeanor juvenile offenders in school

Oct 2, 2012 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  The Fremont County Attorney's Office and other local agencies are teaming up with area school districts to offer educational services for juveniles arrested ... [more]

Wyoming's first regulated wolf hunt to begin Monday

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Park County led sales with 562. Hunters in Fremont County bought 327, while Teton County followed with 324, Sublette with 228 and Natrona with ... [more]

Sheriff's office urges motorists to use care when near school buses

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has received a total of 10 calls this fall about motorists who are passing stopped school buses despite the fact that the ... [more]

Bebout: AML loss might be forever

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The funding decision by Congress could cost Wyoming more than $100 million annually.

Wyoming representatives say they will work to restore $700 ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Familiar sight
Yes, the mountains are still there. The showers that dampened the Riverton Valley on Sunday and Monday knocked down enough smoke from ... [more]

More horse tails clipped, says sheriff

Sep 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials say a criminal enterprise is operating in Fremont County with the intent to steal horse tails and sell the hair for money.
At least five more ... [more]

Here they are

Sep 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Student of the Week is back in the paper for its 30th year

The best thing about our newspaper's weekly Student of the Week program is that is isn't ... [more]

Digest

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Concerts raise $11K for cancer fund
The Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund, which provides monetary assistance to Fremont County people battling the ... [more]

First West Nile virus case reported in county; it's sixth statewide this year

Sep 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed Fremont County had its first reported human case of West Nile virus for the season.
The department's spokeswoman, ... [more]

Firefighting conditions improving; Alpine Lake blaze tops 40,000 acres

Sep 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Cooler, calmer conditions are helping fire-suppression efforts at the Alpine Lake Fire in western Fremont County.
U.S. Forest Service Wind River Agency ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hazy days
"Areas of smoke," says the weather forecast. One of those "areas" is the Wind River Basin, at least from the Midvale area to the mountains. ... [more]

The way it was: 1 millionth telephone -- 1948

Sep 16, 2012 - Staff:  When comprehensive telephone service came to Wyoming early in the 20th century, the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. provided it. Mountain States ... [more]

Fremont Co. welcomes nine students from overseas

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When they first arrived in Fremont County, this year's group of foreign exchange students said they knew they were in for a unique experience. From the ... [more]

Dust to dust

Sep 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Who knew that drought could affect unpaved roads, too?

A few years ago, when Main Street through downtown Riverton was torn up during the big street ... [more]