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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]

Ambulance candidate in negotiation on county's offer

Jan 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is likely to discuss hiring Joseph Zillmer, of Amarillo, Texas, as Fremont County Ambulance director at its Jan. 21 meeting. ... [more]

Texas man to be offered county ambulance director's position

Jan 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners voted 4-1 to select Joseph Zillmer after an executive session Tuesday, with commission vice-chairwoman Keja Whiteman casting the lone contrary ... [more]

Grazers wait for BLM ruling on Green Mountain

Jan 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many improvement plans -- and more than half a million acres -- are affected by the delay, which has stretched for months.

A delay in a decision over ... [more]

Commission elects new vice chairwoman, picks official banks in first meeting of '14

Jan 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In new-year business, the Fremont County Commission examined using credit unions as official depositories and gained a new vice chairwoman during its meeting ... [more]

Commission hears complaints from Dubois mayor

Jan 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Much of her appearance Tuesday concerned the county museum in Dubois.

Recent actions by the Fremont County Museums Board have incensed Dubois ... [more]

Bennett defends action on Drennen as petition calls for his removal

Jan 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  His recent decision to drop all charges against Gabriel Drennen has stirred ire against Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. A woman close to the case is ... [more]

Sheriff requests $280K for dispatch center upgrades

Dec 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The funds would cover a recording system for emergency calls, new furniture, and software updates.

The Fremont County Commission has asked for ... [more]

Auditing firm finds no major problems with county's books

Dec 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An independent audit of Fremont County's books from last fiscal year found no major problems. Accounting firm Decoria, Maichel & Teague returned an ... [more]

County's finances 'wonderful,' leaders told

Dec 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County netted $1.3 million in fiscal year 2013.

Financial reports released at year's end show Fremont County is in a "wonderful financial ... [more]

Pressure on Great Lakes increases over bad service

Dec 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As Great Lakes Airlines continues to struggle with a pilot shortage due to a federal regulation that has increased minimum experience requirements for pilots ... [more]

Lawmakers pitch county on health insurance proposal

Dec 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The legislators expressed concerns about the idea and also doubted that it would stand much chance of passage during the 20-day budget session early next ... [more]

Mayor to county: Help raise beer tax

Dec 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ron Warpness proposes raising the tax from 2 cents a gallon to 28 cents, in hopes the new revenue would be spent on alcohol-related ... [more]

County OKs next step on Riverton justice center -- with concerns

Dec 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has authorized the next phase of design for the Riverton justice center. Two on the county board wanted more information or a ... [more]

Three men in the running to be next director of county ambulance service

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three candidates for the open Fremont County Ambulance director position were interviewed Tuesday by the Fremont County Commission. The county board has not ... [more]