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Museums board gains new trustee

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission appointed Carla Crofts to the group and heard complaints from the trustees' administrative assistant who was fired in ... [more]

County clerk's office to take over some duties for museums

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese has outlined a plan to have her office take over the former duties of the Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees ... [more]

With stray dogs roaming, county considers forming animal-control tax district

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County officials are interested in forming an animal control district to manage stray dogs and canine diseases. A citizens committee recommended that ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  It is with a heavy heart that we are sending this notice that Bill Urbigkit has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts during this very difficult ... [more]

County approves pathologist position; search to start now

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials hope to have a forensic pathologist at work for Fremont County by July 1.
The Fremont County Commission on Wednesday authorized Coroner Ed McAuslan ... [more]

Flood risk rises; county opts against pre-filling sandbags for time being

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local officials are keeping an eye on flood risks after the National Weather Service recently warned the danger of such a natural disaster was moderate to ... [more]

Election preparations under way; no precinct or district changes this year

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After several voting precinct and districts changes two years ago, Fremont County's voting geography will be unchanged this year. There will be 32 precincts ... [more]

County settles on higher health insurance rates; discount fo

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County employees can get a break on higher health insurance costs if they choose a high-deductible policy and participate in the county's wellness ... [more]

Task force will tackle air service problem at airport

Mar 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Working to combat mounting air service problems at Fremont County's only commercial airport, the Riverton Regional Airport Board has named a citizen task force ... [more]

John Philp

Mar 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The unassuming rancher from Lysite built an outstanding public career

John Philp made a good impression on people.
No doubt that is why an ... [more]

Colleagues recall John Philp as good-natured leader

Mar 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former three-term Fremont County commissioner died Friday at age 92.

Those who served with him remember former Fremont County Commissioner John ... [more]

Some past county staffers can stay insured

Mar 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Not all retirees have reached the age to be eligible for Medicare.

Some former county employees will be able to stay on Fremont County's health ... [more]

Commissioner Becker, Assessor Berg confirm their re-election bids

Mar 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two more Fremont County elected officials are seek re-election.
First-term Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker, R-Riverton, announced his re-election ... [more]

County board may rethink decision dropping retirees from insurance

Mar 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some retired county employees may be able to stay on the county's health benefit plan after the Fremont County Commission decided to readdress the issue.
On ... [more]

County will join state petition to overturn EPA boundary ruling

Mar 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County plans to intervene in support of the State of Wyoming in the Environmental Protection Agency's recent action redefining the boundaries of the ... [more]

Commissioners move to end health benefit plan for county retirees

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners voted Feb. 4 to stop offering the health benefit plan to retirees at the end of the calendar year.
The decision ran against a ... [more]

Justice center money included in budget passed by Legislature

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One bill allocating state money for courthouse security died in the state House of Representatives on Monday, but the Legislature's approved budget set aside ... [more]

Commission correct to ask county employees to pay more on insurance

Feb 28, 2014 - Randy Learlieb, Riverton:  Editor:
Applause to the Fremont County Commission for requiring more employee financial input to the county's health insurance plan. I don't hold anything ... [more]

County's health options include high-deductible

Feb 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The spiraling cost of its health benefit plan has led Fremont County to make big changes to the program, including adding a high-deductible health plan to its ... [more]

Wellness program aims to save county on health care costs

Feb 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is hoping a large incentive will encourage its employees to improve their health, leading to lower claims costs to the county's health benefit ... [more]

Past county commissioner not named to museums board

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners passed on an opportunity to appoint a former commissioner to the Fremont County Museums board.
Gary Shoemaker, who last sat on ... [more]

Pathologist hire gains ground

Feb 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The math adds up to show Fremont County could hire its own forensic pathologist, according to a report from Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan.
He said ... [more]

Museums board chided by county commissioners

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The elected leaders questioned the board's process on several issues.

The Fremont County Museums Board has three candidates for a central museums ... [more]

Soaring health costs weigh on county as budget talks get going

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hoping to find an equitable method of compensating for county employees, Fremont County Commissioners are looking for a standard for comparing jobs and ... [more]

Dubois mayor voices concern over museum resignations

Feb 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dubois Mayor Twila Blakeman wants Fremont County commissioners to rehire two Dubois museum staff who resigned. She also seeks reassurance on the direction of ... [more]

Driver's seat

Jan 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The new ambulance chief haggled for more money; now he has to deliver

Fremont County is having to pay more for its new ambulance department director ... [more]

County won't take more action on Bennett in Drennen's case

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has decided not to ask Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips to re-examine the Gabriel Drennen case. The county board also ... [more]

Zillmer takes county ambulance position after salary raised

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Joseph Zillmer is to be Fremont County's new Ambulance Director. The Texan accepted the job Jan. 21 after the Fremont County Commission bumped up the salary ... [more]

County opts for ballistic glass in justice center

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The new Riverton justice center will employ ballistic glass and bullet-stopping sand in its concrete walls, Fremont County Commissioners have decided. They ... [more]

Museums left 'in shambles'

Jan 20, 2014 - Carole J. Boyd, Dubois:  Editor:
I recently attended a meeting of the Fremont County Museums Board, which was held at the town hall in Dubois on Jan. 10.  The room was packed with ... [more]