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County still undecided on spot for new court facility in Riverton

Feb 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission took one step toward building a Riverton justice center while throwing another location into the mix. The county board discussed ... [more]

Bennett named new county attorney

Feb 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  H. Michael Bennett will take over as Fremont County Attorney on March 1. The Fremont County Commission appointed him to the post Tuesday afternoon.
A ... [more]

Commissioners see-saw on site for Riverton courthouse

Feb 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some details about a new Riverton justice center are more solid, but the location is once again up in the air.
Fremont County Commission vice chairman Travis ... [more]

Commission appoints Herbst, Lanham to preservation board

Feb 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Candidates say they are bringing their interest and "a lot of experience" to the positions.

The Fremont County Commission appointed Lois Herbst and ... [more]

Commission rejects another idea for insignia on coroner's vehicles

Feb 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A disagreement among county officials over vehicle decals continues to have no end in sight. The Fremont County Commission rejected a "compromise" from county ... [more]

County to set up citizen committee on uses for 1 percent tax

Feb 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is establishing a committee of citizens to advise on the spending of optional 1 percent tax revenue.
The Fremont County Commission on Feb. 5 ... [more]

Family planning services allowed to seek funding, grants for another year

Feb 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After answering a variety of tough questions, Fremont County Family Planning Services gained the Fremont County Commission's approval to seek funding for ... [more]

Decals and gloves

Jan 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Resolving smaller disputes in county government can be useful for when bigger ones come along

It's easy to poke fun at the ongoing disagreement ... [more]

District 25's surplus building to be used by Pavillion schools

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After their initial offer was rejected by the county, Riverton school officials on Tuesday awarded a surplus maintenance trailer to the Fremont County Board of ... [more]

County to make sure citizens see 1-percent tax money in use

Jan 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Municipal and county leaders in Fremont County want to make sure the public knows how they spend money from the 1 percent optional sales tax. The Fremont ... [more]

Breaking the mold

Jan 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A suggestion to have a county commission meeting at a different time of day has merit

All across Fremont County this month, governing entities are ... [more]

Deaths from man-made causes all up for 2012

Jan 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Coroner Ed McAuslan made a somber report Jan. 15 to the Fremont County Commission.
The rates of accidental deaths, suicide, homicide and motor vehicle deaths ... [more]

Coroner not giving up on vehicle spat

Jan 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A fresh line of reasoning from Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan failed to persuade Fremont County Commissioners that the coroner vehicles do not need to have ... [more]

County passes on District 25's modular building

Jan 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners had expressed interest in using the building as a day reporting center for the new juvenile detention alternatives initiative.

The ... [more]

Surplus building offered to county; not accepted yet

Jan 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education has offered a surplus maintenance trailer to the Fremont County Commission.
The gesture does not ... [more]

New-look county commission seated; nighttime meeting possibility raised

Jan 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It's the first time two women have served since 2008.

A more diverse Fremont County Commission met for the first time Jan. 8. The county board ... [more]

Commission reconsiders buying school modular

Jan 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The estimated cost of moving and installing a modular building made Fremont County Commissioners rethink their interest in the Fremont County School District ... [more]

County settles on plan for vehicle decals

Jan 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The issue of vehicle decals continues to occupy the Fremont County Commission. The county board at its Jan. 8 meeting ran into disagreement as it decided the ... [more]

Commission orders decals on coroner cars

Jan 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says he won't permit it.

Although official decals are ready, Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan and commissioners ... [more]

Attorney General weighs in on spat over deputy gloves

Jan 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The final word in the Fremont County Commission's long disagreement with Sheriff Skip Hornecker over gloves leaves the situation open for ... [more]

After earlier worries, auditors give county clean fiscal report

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An independent audit of Fremont County's financial statement and policies found few problems.
In the language of accounting, county officials said, nothing ... [more]

Commissioners fill five county board seats

Dec 26, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four new faces will serve on the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District, the Fair and the Predatory Animal boards.

Fremont County Commissioners ... [more]

Solid waste disposal staff awarded safety bonuses

Dec 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board unanimously approved $11,456 in safety award bonuses for district employees.
Each of the waste disposal ... [more]

County revenue, assets both up for fiscal year

Dec 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County government saw a $1.1 million increase in net assets and a $5.3 million increase in revenue in the last fiscal year, according to a recent ... [more]

Commissioners and legislators weigh issues ahead of 2013 session

Dec 19, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Participating for the first time was State Rep.-elect Nathan Winters of Thermopolis, whose redrawn district now includes Shoshoni.

Fremont County ... [more]

Hickerson proud of decade of service as commissioner

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  After three terms, the three-term Republican leaves office on Jan. 7.

Pat Hickerson has been a Fremont County Commissioner for 10 years. Now that his ... [more]

New digital radio system praised by users

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County implemented "WyoLink" well before next month's deadline.
County officials had high praise for the new WyoLink communication system but ... [more]

Cooling unit malfunction put courthouse servers in danger

Dec 9, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The compressor in the building's 23-year-old air conditioner broke on Black Friday; commissioners support looking into getting a new system.

Many in ... [more]

County to help in path rebuild

Dec 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are giving their support to rebuilding the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway in Riverton.
The recreation group Go Fremont County ... [more]

Modular in demand

Dec 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We can't find a use for a well-equipped old school, but a tiny modular has multiple suitors

How odd is it that an acceptable use has been so ... [more]

Kessler was top county spender in beating Hickerson

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The independent candidate who defeated incumbent Fremont County Commissioner Pat Hickerson in the Nov. 6 election was the top spender in the field.
Stephanie ... [more]

Bedfellows

Dec 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The county is in no hurry to hug the feds on flood prevention, but there's not much to fear

No one could ever accuse Fremont County of rushing into a ... [more]

County hears plan to improve Green Mountain rec facilities

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Recreation Board has a tentative renovation plan in place for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next fall, ... [more]

Empty modular could be new home for day reporting center

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County may have found a building for its Juvenile Detention Alternatives and Report Center. Commissioners voted at their Nov. 20 meeting to express ... [more]

County weighs state, federal cooperation on flood mitigation

Nov 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is considering joining the Wyoming Department of Transportation on a flood mitigation project on the Wind River.
In July 2011, a ... [more]

Vehicle talks bring change to county's grant policy

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The potential purchase of one vehicle incited a divisive change to Fremont County's fiscal policy. A recent decision made by the Fremont County Commissioners ... [more]

Emergency call center at full staff; jail numbers dip

Nov 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's 9-1-1 call center is fully staffed for the first time in five years according to Sheriff Skip Hornecker, who announced the accomplishment Nov. ... [more]

No pattern yet

Nov 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Districted county commission voting has yielded unpredictable results -- and that's not all bad

There is no question that the conversion of Fremont ... [more]

County commissioners opt for prescription co-pay plan

Nov 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The vote was 4-1 to approve the plan change, with Commissioner Pat Hickerson casting the lone nay vote.
 
Beginning Jan. 1, employees who use the ... [more]

Hickerson unseated by Kessler in county commission District 4

Nov 8, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two newcomers will join the Fremont County Commission in 2013 after beating out incumbents in this year's primary and general elections.
Stephanie Kessler, ... [more]