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Suicide up, homicide down in county so far in 2012, says coroner

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan's records show that suicides are increasing, with three more happening during the first six months of the year than the ... [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]

Rescuers get injured woman out of mountains

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Search-and-rescue crews retrieved a New York woman who was injured during a hike with her husband near Gannett Peak.
"She was brought into Lander at about ... [more]

Drought disaster declaration set in Fremont Co.

Jul 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County farmers and ranchers impacted by damages due to drought can qualify for emergency federal loans and potentially other aid programs under an ... [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 sends big contingent to NHSFR

Jul 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The big high school rodeo starts Sunday in Rock Springs.

Coley Nicholls is more relaxed this year.
The Riverton High School senior will be at the ... [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]

Kansas man dies after Harley wreck

Jul 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Kansas man involved in a motorcycle crash in Fremont County earlier this month has died, according to a statement issued by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
The ... [more]

BLM analyzing horse herd

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office has opened review of a preliminary environmental assessment analyzing a proposed wild horse gather in the ... [more]

Bridger Mountain area grazing needs comments

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office is seeking in input on its recently completed draft standards assessment for grazing allotments in the ... [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]

Fires ignited by Wednesday storm snuffed out in a hurry

Jul 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several wildfires in Fremont County started by Wednesday afternoon's thunderstorms have been contained. 
"Lightning struck basically everywhere," said Reid ... [more]

Drought impact obvious in major range, crop losses

Jul 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After addressing commissioners in the past two years about agricultural damages from flooding, Fremont County Farm Service Agency director Andrea Warren ... [more]

Fremont County athletes named to all-star events

Jul 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Several Fremont County coaches and players have been selected to play in the Wyoming Coaches all-star games on Saturday, July 21, at Casper College.
The ... [more]

May jobless rate 1 percent lower in 2011

Jul 12, 2012 - From wire and staff reports:  Fremont County employment

Unemployment rate
May -- 5.8 percent
April -- 6.6 percent
May 2011 -- 6.8 percent

Labor force
May -- ... [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]

Paving, chip sealing in county to begin

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:   A Wyoming Department of Transportation asphalt paving crew is scheduled for work beginning Monday, July 9, on U.S. 20-26 east of Shoshoni.
"All work is ... [more]

Bear Cub Fire exceeds 6,000 acres in county

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  A temporary closure order has been put in place in the fire area.

Firefighters battling a forest fire burning in Fremont County are getting a break ... [more]

No major incidents tied to fireworks on July 4 holiday

Jul 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Independence Day celebrations in Fremont County did not overwhelm fire departments.
A partial ban on fireworks was in effect across the county amid ongoing ... [more]

Fire ban effectively snuffs out fireworks

Jun 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  On Friday, three Fremont County commissioners made an emergency vote by telephone to implement fire restrictions in the county.
"We will still have to take an ... [more]

Bridger-Teton fire casts smoky haze over county

Jun 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Weather officials say the smoke hovering above Fremont County is from the Fontenelle Fire that has scorched 12,000 acres in the Bridger-Teton National ... [more]

Hot, dry, dangerous: Fire risk extreme, officials warn

Jun 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several agencies, including those in Fremont County, are on high alert due to extreme fire risk in nearly all of Wyoming.
"It's going to remain really, really ... [more]

'Fish With a Pro' Friday at Boysen Marina

Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Kids who may not have had an opportunity to fish before will get a chance to learn from the best Friday during a "Fish With a Pro" program at the Boysen ... [more]

Solid waste board relents on trash station cutbacks

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to address complaints about decreased operations at trash transfer stations, the county solid waste board approved a new schedule Monday that ... [more]

Defeated in court, county fights paying other side's legal expense

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Fremont County is still balking at paying legal fees for a group of American Indians whose court challenge forced the county to abandon its system of at-large ... [more]

Gas price decrease came too late in Fremont County

Jun 14, 2012 - Kent Lever, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, out gasoline suppliers are at it again. All spring we heard how gas prices were coming down nationwide because oil prices were stable again, or ... [more]

Assault, police chase under investigation

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  An alleged assault on East Monroe Avenue in May remains under investigation.
Douglas Lemley, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

One year to the next

Jun 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outsiders who visited during last year's wet spring and this year's dry one would be astonished

What a difference a year can make.
Twelve months ... [more]

No injuries in plane wreck; feds will probe

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Federal authorities are involved in the investigation of an apparent plane crash over the weekend.
At 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Count Sheriff's deputy Donovan ... [more]

Renewable energy training available

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has launched a new website featuring a variety of training opportunities available to Wyoming residents in ... [more]