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Geneaology project leads to a 12,000-card data base for Szczepanski

Aug 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Dean Szczepanski didn't expect to dip himself into the large pool of research he would need to do to dig deep into his family roots. Once he went further into ... [more]

'Red flag' fire warning takes effect locally

Jul 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag" fire warning for residents in Riverton, Lander and throughout the Wind River Basin.
The status does not ... [more]

Father, son still hospitalized after fire; community outpouring swells

Jul 18, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Members of the Feike and Noelle van Dijk family say they are grateful for the support of the Fremont County community after a structure fire that killed two of ... [more]

2014 Tour de Wyoming circling Fremont County

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nearly 400 cyclists and volunteers will visit central and northwestern Wyoming during the 18th annual Tour de Wyoming. The six-day event, which attracts ... [more]

No budget is perfect

Jul 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our county this year, the big decisions weren't taken lightly

Another fiscal year budget is on the books for Fremont County. Statistically, we'll ... [more]

The way it was: Helen Petersdorf -- 1934

Jul 14, 2014 - Staff:  One of Fremont County's major political figures of the middle 20th century was Helen Petersdorf. She held an office that no longer exists -- Fremont County ... [more]

Mosquito count generally low in population centers

Jul 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The local mosquito population has been "pretty quiet" this year according to Fremont County Weed and Pest assistant supervisor Nancy Pieropan.
"I think it's ... [more]

County launching Independence Day festivities Thursday

Jul 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fourth of July festivities begin Thursday in Fremont County with the Old Fashioned Community Independence Day Celebration in Pavillion.
"Everything is going ... [more]

Feds OK plan to protect sage grouse; no listing

Jun 26, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Eager to avoid possible federal protections for sage grouse that could cripple energy production and curtail other activities on public lands in the West, the ... [more]

Fierce storms pound county, stay mostly in rural areas

Jun 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several storms swept through the Wind River Basin on Tuesday evening, causing short bursts of hail and lightning that caught area residents unawares.
The ... [more]

City population up 3.53 percent since 2010

Jun 23, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  After rolling up a sizable population gain in the two years following the 2010 U.S. Census, Riverton's growth paused by a minuscule amount last year.
The ... [more]

Longmire novel launches state reading program

Jun 18, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents in Fremont County will have the opportunity this year to participate in One Book Wyoming, a program designed to build community dialogue through ... [more]

County ranks eighth in state in visitor spending

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The countywide 4 percent lodging tax is expected to bring in $675,000 for fiscal year 2013-2014 which ends June 30. FY 2014-15 is expected to generate the ... [more]

Big gains in employment since last year

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  County's jobless rate now 4.5 percent

Employment across Fremont County continued to strengthen as spring arrived in 2014, with big improvement shown ... [more]

Big gains in employment since last year

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  County's jobless rate now 4.5 percent

Employment across Fremont County continued to strengthen as spring arrived in 2014, with big improvement shown ... [more]

Company buys local radio stations

Jun 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The four stations are airing commercial-free with the goal of having three running commercially between June 20 and July 1.

Edwards Communications of ... [more]

HS rodeo season set for state finals

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowgirls placed high in the breakaway roping event last weekend at the Douglas rodeo.
On Saturday, Kinnear's Deni Lou Nicholls finished second ... [more]

Circle of Friends helps survivors of suicide attempts

Jun 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Circle of Friends seeks to provide free support to those who have survived suicide attempts.
The group's founder, Duffy Glasgow, said 95 ... [more]

Daily use fees waived Saturday

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  In conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Free Fishing Day on Saturday, the State of Wyoming will waive all daily use fees for parks and ... [more]

Nicholls gets breakaway roping title in busy rodeo weekend for high schoolers

May 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County's cowboys and cowgirls had an action-packed weekend, with three different rodeos in three days.
The first stop was Saturday, May. 24, in ... [more]

No surprise -- most county Students of the Year are sports competitors as well

May 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Take one look at The Ranger Students of the Year. Athletes dominate the list.
Sterling Baker (Dubois), Casey Winger (Lander Valley High School), Charles ... [more]

LeBrun details his view on jurisdiction, county attorney's role

May 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County attorney candidate Patrick LeBrun made a campaign stop at the May 5 meeting of the Fremont County Republican Women. The group made no decision ... [more]

Students of the Year

May 26, 2014 - Staff:  Ivan Thomas
Arapahoe Charter High School

The Student of the Year award for Arapahoe Charter High School went to Ivan Thomas, 19, of Riverton. ... [more]

Eight gold medals for county at state track

May 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Athletes from Fremont County stood at the top of the podium eight times over the three days of the all-class Wyoming state track and field ... [more]

Giles wins high jump as state opens

May 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- Opening day of the state high school track championships at Harry Geldien Stadium in Casper has a tradition of howling winds, rain, hail and even ... [more]

State track meet this week in Casper

May 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Fremont County's small schools packed with event contenders

Track and field, more than other high school sports, often is considered predictable. The ... [more]

Campbell challenged in HD34; two file vs. Case for state senate

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  About two dozen Fremont County residents filed for political office through Friday.
The formal filing period opened Thursday and continues through May 30 for ... [more]

Weekend busy for local graduates

May 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mortarboards will fly this weekend and next as schools across Fremont County have graduation ceremonies.
University of Wyoming Extension graduates were the ... [more]

Top middle school track athletes match up at Best of the Best meet

May 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County middle school track athletes faced Tuesday at the Best of the Best meet at Wolverine Track.
In the eighth-grade boys division, Shoshoni's ... [more]

Jobs numbers

May 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  They are disputed nationally at every turn, but the local figures don't lie

Both Fremont County and Wyoming can take encouragement from the newest ... [more]