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Fremont Co. welcomes nine students from overseas

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When they first arrived in Fremont County, this year's group of foreign exchange students said they knew they were in for a unique experience. From the ... [more]

Dust to dust

Sep 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Who knew that drought could affect unpaved roads, too?

A few years ago, when Main Street through downtown Riverton was torn up during the big street ... [more]

Stoll, Antone record rodeo victories for Fremont County

Sep 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll and Drew Antone were the two Fremont County winners Saturday and Sunday in a high school rodeo in Riverton.
Stoll won the pole bending title in a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three questions
Last week in this space we posed three weather questions for friendly wagerers to talk about: Will there be another 90-degree day this ... [more]

BLM releases decision for area wild horses

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office has released a finding of no significant impact and decision record for a wild horse gathering in its ... [more]

County's dirt roads hit by drought

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's not purely a financial matter exacerbating the deteriorating dirt-road con`ditions around Fremont County.
"The issue is that we've not had any rain at ... [more]

Digest

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  County libraries have new hours
The Fremont County libraries in Lander and Riverton are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. They are ... [more]

Road repairs at Boysen State Park will affect access in areas

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Asphalt road repair and resurfacing at Boysen State Park during the next couple weeks will result in the closure of the Lower Wind River Campground and ... [more]

Fires and power plants

Sep 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Alpine Lake Fire must emit more pollution in a day than a power plant does in a year

Significant controversy has been generated this year by ... [more]

Drought takes toll on hay

Sep 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Fremont County growers are getting mixed results out of their crops while hay production is forecast to be among the lowest in decades.
According to an Aug. ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire at 10,545 acres; warnings in place across much of Wyoming

Sep 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  After the Labor Day weekend, officials said the Alpine Lake Fire above Fort Washakie has burned a total of 10,545 acres since backcountry users first reported ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hot time
In Fremont County we had an unusually mild winter, if you'll recall, followed by an unseasonably warm spring, and an almost unbelievably ... [more]

Alpine Lake fire tops 6,450 acres

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Alpine Lake Fire burning in mountains above Fort Washakie continues to grow, and officials aren't counting on moisture normally seen this time of year to ... [more]

Pavillion, Dubois have county's highest tax rates in coming year

Aug 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Dubois has county's only adult education mill levy, plus highest cemetery district levy at 1.184 mills.

Pavillion-area landowners again have the ... [more]

The way it was: Primary election -- 1956

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's primary election has been as early as May and as late as September across the generations, but mid- to late August has been the most-common ... [more]

St. Stephens starting school year with new staff

Aug 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  When students at St. Stephen's Indian School head back to the classroom on Aug. 22, they will be greeted by new administration.
Last month, the school ... [more]

Smoky valleys yield brilliant sunsets

Aug 16, 2012 - Staff:  After cooler weather Thursday, fire conditions are expected to worsen by the ... [more]

Human skull found in mountains near Popo Agie Falls

Aug 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating a partial human skull discovered by a hiker Monday above the Popo Agie Falls in the Wind River Mountain ... [more]

Digest

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyo. PBS cancels primary debates
Wyoming PBS has canceled its primary debates due to lack of candidate response, according to a statement from the ... [more]

Fremont County libraries turn fines into school supplies

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The program that runs through Aug. 25 allows patrons who owe late fees to instead bring binders, notebooks, rulers, pencils and other student items to waive ... [more]

Rodeo auction nets more than $20,000 for Tough Enough

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Under a pink sunset with plenty of shirts to match in the audience, supporters contributed more than $20,000 to the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund during the ... [more]

Quick action gives firefighters upper hand on Sheep Park blaze in county

Aug 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Firefighters continue to make progress on the Sheep Park wildfire that's been burning since Monday near Jeffrey City.
"As of last night, containment was at 90 ... [more]

Wildfire burns roughly 528 acres near Jeffrey City

Aug 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say a wildfire near Jeffrey City that started by lightning Monday has scorched an estimated 528 acres and is about 50 percent contained.
The fire, ... [more]

Chicken thieves make off with fowl used for therapy exhibit at fair

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fowl play at the 2012 Fremont County Fair has seven chickens missing.
Wind River Healthcare director Feike Van Dijk said the health care center's exhibit ... [more]

Lynch outlasts large derby field for big paycheck

Aug 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Luck was on the side of Riverton's Mike Lynch on Saturday.
Lynch survived the field of 23 cars to win his first demolition derby title at the Fremont County ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Different light
The calendar is well into August now, and the daylight clearly is shortening. We're still having nice, long days with light extending ... [more]

Final days of the Fremont County Fair

Aug 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Sixth-grader wins cow contest award in memory of Bill Bates, his late great-grandfather.

With tears streaming down her cheeks, Mary Bates leaned ... [more]

United Way seeking help to connect children with books

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's youngest children may soon be seeing more books at home.
United Way of Southwest Wyoming executive director Suzanne Zutter said her ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing beginning on Togwotee
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled chip sealing to begin Monday, Aug. 6, on Togwotee Pass ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest group gets project funding

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest Resource Advisory Committee is seeking applications for additional projects.
The Shoshone National Forest announcement came in ... [more]