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Commissioners split in Riverton justice center, wolf suit decisions

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In two close votes, the Fremont County Commission engaged a firm to design a new Riverton justice center and committed $1,000 to a court fight about ... [more]

Safe infrastructure tops on 1-percent tax list

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's revenue from the optional 1 percent sales tax will be focused on improving the safety of infrastructure. An advisory committee of citizens ... [more]

ATV club, county to partner in rebuild of Heritage Trail fences

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Owners of land adjoining the Wyoming Heritage Trail will not see Fremont County paying for new fencing along the recreation path. Instead, the Fremont County ... [more]

County commissioners proclaim April as Month of Military Child

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission recently proclaimed April as the Month of the Military Child.
"The recognition of April as Month of the Military Child will ... [more]

County agrees to help wolf foes in challenge to conservationists

Apr 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has been asked to side with an organization planning to oppose conservation groups over wolf management in Wyoming.
Last ... [more]

Commissioners review indigent burial policies

Apr 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State statute requires counties to pay the funeral costs of people who cannot provide for themselves.

The Fremont County Commission is looking to ... [more]

Cattle Barons Ball raises $83,000 for Tough Enough fund

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 450 people attended the fourth annual fundraising dinner and dance.

Fremont County individuals and businesses at the fourth annual Cattle ... [more]

County protests BLM plan in area of sage grouse habitat

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is at odds with the Bureau of Land Management over balancing environmental protections with development.
On March 22 the ... [more]

Reluctantly, county puts another $800k into health benefit plan

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rising costs of claims to Fremont County's health insurance plan drove the county board to approve $800,000 more for the program next year. At its March 19 ... [more]

County goes forward on justice center planning without settling on the site

Feb 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has advanced plans to build a new Riverton justice center. The decisions came after the county board discussed concerns and how ... [more]

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]