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Commissioners survive close primary challenges

Aug 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Both Doug Thompson and Dennis Christensen won Tuesday by about 1 percentage point.

Fremont County Commission incumbents Doug Thompson and Dennis ... [more]

Some picks for the primary

Aug 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If it's late August in an even-numbered year, then it must be primary election time -- when I always crawl out on a limb and start sawing as fast as I can in ... [more]

It is primary election day

Aug 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese reported quiet voter activity for the primary election as of Tuesday morning at polls in Lander and Riverton.
"Turnout is ... [more]

Two file for CWC board; Mills says she won't run again

Aug 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  More than a week after the filing period opened, two candidates submitted their applications for the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
On Friday, ... [more]

Our test

Aug 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Can Fremont County still produce big voter turnout for a primary?

We have an election Tuesday of the primary variety. Voters will narrow the field to ... [more]

Herbst vows to work as Philp did

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In her bid for the Wyoming House District 34 seat, Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst wants to follow the voting record established by the longtime former ... [more]

Campbell makes run for second term in HD 34

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  As she nears the completion of her first term in office, House District 34 Rep. Rita Campbell said wants to continue her public service with another two years ... [more]

Amid transfer station flap, solid waste votes to give raises

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to retain their employees and compete with the county roads department, solid waste leaders have voted to implement pay increases for their ... [more]

'I've got work to finish,' says Thompson in bid for fourth commission term

Aug 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When asked why he is seeking his fourth consecutive term on the Fremont County Commission, board chairman Doug Thompson simply stated: "I've got work to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Shooting stars
The middle third of August is prime viewing time for the Perseid meteor shower, but our cloudy skies Sunday -- said to be the peak night ... [more]

McCarty 'ready to be full-time commissioner'

Aug 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A strong supporter of Fremont County's tea party activities, Jennifer McCarty wants to serve as a county commissioner so she can use her conservative ideology ... [more]

Fyler voted for incumbents but wants a change

Aug 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission candidate Red Fyler doesn't hide the fact that he voted for incumbents Doug Thompson and Pat Hickerson in the last election.
"I ... [more]

Jeffres, Ogg join race for Riverton school board seats

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustees Lynette Jeffres and Glenn Ogg are the latest to file for re-election to the Riverton board.
Jeffres submitted her ... [more]

On second thought, city would accept slice of Major land

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  County might revisit issue Tuesday

The Riverton City Council voted Aug. 7 to accept land the Fremont County Commission will provide near Jaycee Park, ... [more]

Official: Mosquito numbers down from last year in county

Aug 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Weed and pest supervisor urges people to take precautions when going outside.

Fremont County weed and pest supervisor Lars Baker said mosquito ... [more]

Property taxes, rural representation key to Salazar's District 2 bid

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Dubois resident Tim Salazar, 52, pointed to a need for lower property taxes and better representation of rural areas as primary reasons behind his bid for ... [more]

Solid waste issues drive Allen to run for District 2 spot

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Resolving the county's solid waste woes is a key motivator behind Larry Allen's decision to run for the commission's District 2 seat.
"The solid waste is a ... [more]

Peranteaux and Manning file for school board re-election

Aug 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustee Dean Peranteaux was the first to submit an application for one of four positions on the Riverton school board ... [more]

Rural issues central to Denke's run in District 2

Aug 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Richard Denke cites the government's lack of services and a concern for rural areas in Fremont County as his reasons for running for the county commission's ... [more]

Experienced Christensen seeks second term on county commission

Aug 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen is touting his experience in office, including serving on the Central Wyoming College board, ... [more]

1 percent tax ballot question amended

Aug 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners want to eliminate confusion about when the 1 percent sales tax question would face voter renewal if passed. The item will appear ... [more]

Election filing period opens Wednesday

Aug 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The filing period opens Wednesday, Aug. 8, for positions on boards of Central Wyoming College, the eight Fremont County school districts, and fire, ... [more]

Candidate's positive attitude and campaign are refreshing

Aug 5, 2012 - Dwayne C. Oldham, Lander:  Editor:
I would like to express the appreciation I have for the refreshing candidate I see in Mr. Lloyd Larsen. Mr. Larsen believes the American dream is ... [more]

Historic library set for wiring, other upgrades

Aug 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Upgrades described as timely and necessary are being planned for the historic Carnegie Library in Lander.
Fremont County Library Systems director Matt Nojonen ... [more]

Thompson receives award for sage-grouse protection

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson and other members of Gov. Matt Mead's Sage Grouse Implementation Team have received an award from U.S. ... [more]

Tax board backing assessor's view on retirement residence

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is supporting assessor Tara Berg's determination that the non-profit Mountain Vista Retirement Residence in Lander is not ... [more]

County waits for tribes to respond on plan to end trash contract

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's solid waste district has not received any response after voting last month to start a six-month termination notice on its trash disposal ... [more]

Impact of July 4 fireworks ban reviewed

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission's 11th-hour decision to impose restrictions on Independence Day fireworks raised concerns about how the board should handle ... [more]

Museums board continues Dubois plans

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission this Tuesday is expected to officially approve vice chairman Pat Hickerson to be the new liaison for the county museums ... [more]

County could revisit swap with city, says commissioner

Jul 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Settle on purpose for the bigger parcel first, Becker recommends

Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker wants the board to decide its intended use ... [more]

Varied schedule at transfer stations examined by officials

Jul 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The district is operating the seven sites on a rotating schedule where one location is open each day of the week, but not always the same ... [more]

County withdraws offer of land near park

Jul 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is no longer offering free land near Jaycee Park to the City of Riverton after municipal leaders demanded more than the roughly ... [more]

Commissioners caved in to the special interests on fireworks

Jul 15, 2012 - Robert Spengler, Lander:  Editor:
Fremont County Commissioners displayed an unbelievable lack of good judgment, common sense and serious disregard for the safety of the citizens of ... [more]

Not so bad

Jul 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Biggest fears for county budget planners didn't pan out this year

Fremont County's budget planners got two pieces of good news as they finalized the ... [more]

County museums, planning boards have vacant seats

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County government is seeking applicants to serve on the planning commission and the museums board.
Each group has a seat that is available. The seats ... [more]

Revenue up at trash stations

Jul 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The solid waste district's seven transfer stations, which are operating under a new restricted schedule, brought in $2,004 during their first month compared to ... [more]

County OKs $23.5M budget with PILT

Jul 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Benefiting from a higher assessed valuation and $1.3 million in federal funding, Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday approved their new budget with ... [more]

Commissioner mending after car accident

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Commissioner Keja Whiteman missed meetings for the board earlier this week, which included action to adopt the government's new fiscal-year ... [more]

Keep building

Jul 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County's offer on the 17 Mile Road rebuild can keep the job on track

Now that the Fremont County Commission has offered to cover much of the ... [more]

Next county budget betting on PILT funds

Jul 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All eyes on falling gas revenue

After asking department managers for a 5 percent budget cut, the Fremont County Commission is banking on receiving at ... [more]