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May 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One last hurrah?
Few of us would ask for a repeat of last May's unseasonably cold, wet weather, when snowfall was still commonplace. We're loving the ... [more]

Election season unfolds

May 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Candidates and voters share the obligation
As the leaves emerge and the flowers unfold, another season is starting to bloom as well. It's an election ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Restore America's Freedom on May 12
Anyone frustrated about the federal government and interested in discussions about ways for improvements can find ... [more]

'Best dunker in the nation' performing at county schools

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Arapaho Charter High School's Rec Club invites the community to attend one of two events next week with Kenny Dobbs, an American Indian known worldwide for his ... [more]

Achievers

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton FFA earns awards at state event
The Riverton FFA Chapter took 27 members to the State FFA Convention on April 2 in Cheyenne. The group did ... [more]

We can't help competing

May 3, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Height is complicated," says Nathaniel Hollister, a spokesman for The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats. He's considered an authority on such ... [more]

Our unique county

May 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Data from the Census Bureau brings the unusual details into focus again

The new county population estimates supplied by the U.S. Census Bureau ... [more]

Two Libertarians from Riverton file in 2012 elections

May 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  There's no need to remind Riverton's Richard Brubaker and his family about that old saying involving no politics at the dinner table.
Brubaker, a perennial ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Tis the season, already
Another summer-like week is in store for the Wind River Basin, if the weather forecasters have it right (which they almost ... [more]

Wind River basin snow 45 percent of average, mirroring state figure

May 1, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A warm, dry spring is continuing to drive Wyoming's mountain snow depths lower in sharp contrast to last year, when flood worries were at high pitch as May ... [more]

Who passes the Gerry Ford test?

Apr 29, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  It was rightly said of President Harry Truman that he liked being Harry Truman: He was comfortable being Harry Truman; he never thought about being anybody ... [more]

Fires, not floods

Apr 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mother Nature is likely to present a different challenge this season

If it's not one thing it's another.
Fremont County is relieved, no doubt, to ... [more]

Requiem influences spring showcase at CWC

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  John Rutter's "Requiem," a seven-movement work for choir, an instrumental ensemble and a soprano soloist, will be the feature at the annual Central Wyoming ... [more]

County honors military children

Apr 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With 1.7 million children in the United States having a parent or sibling serving in the armed forces, many are recognizing April as the month of the military ... [more]

County population up by 1.1 percent since 2010 census

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County's population grew by 456 in the year following the official U.S. Census.
The newest population estimate for the county by the U.S. Census ... [more]

Herbst to challenge Campbell for House District 34 position

Apr 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Longtime Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst is running as a Republican candidate for House District 34 to address issues including education and federal ... [more]

To the word

Apr 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're grateful for the mission of National Book Night and Poem in Your Pocket Day

This week brought two exceptionally well-intentioned observances, ... [more]

Drought a bigger worry than flooding this year, water-watchers predict

Apr 25, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Potential for flooding from springtime snowmelt in Fremont County and across Wyoming is low this year, weather officials say.
The forecast is based on recent ... [more]

Riverton, Shoshoni granted waivers from 16:1 classroom ratio

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Two Fremont County school districts are among 20 statewide that have been granted waivers from meeting a state law requiring a 16-to-1 student-teacher ratio in ... [more]

Bring some of the quarantined bison to the county

Apr 22, 2012 - Ronald Clyde, Lander:  Editor:
In Montana they are fighting about how many of the buffalo (I still call them that instead of bison) that were penned up in Yellowstone Park can be ... [more]

Rival air ambulances vow to serve patients first

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A new air ambulance service company in Fremont County is honoring insurance policies from patients signed up with Casper-based competitor Wyoming ... [more]

Towns set stage for campaign to pass added 1 percent tax

Apr 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Municipal leaders in Fremont County are planning to generate voter support for the optional 1 percent sales tax by creating campaigning teams to disseminate ... [more]

Fremont County Fair looking at Majors property

Apr 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  If the Fremont County Fair Board had its way, more than 100 acres of county owned land in northwest Riverton would become a vast venue capable of handling all ... [more]

County plans to eliminate 8-Mile voting precinct

Apr 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese is proposing to eliminate a voting precinct in the Pavillion area while expanding one in the Lander area and splitting up ... [more]

Agency proposes a takeover of trash collection

Apr 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A tribal agency is proposing to take over management, collection and transportation of trash collected at the four transfer stations on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Former county resident killed in plane accident

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Winnemucca, Nev., man killed in the plane crash Friday in Sweetwater County was a former Fremont County resident.
A family member of Cranfill "Buster" ... [more]

Commissioners discuss the county's flood preparedness

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Management coordinator Kathi Metzler presented good and bad news to commissioners in regard to possible flooding in the coming ... [more]

Coroner: Increase in deaths from prescription drug abuse

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan cited prescription drug use as a growing factor in non-natural deaths his office investigates.
"We're seeing such a rise in ... [more]

Dems scrap old platform for new

Apr 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In addition to nominating President Barack Obama for a second term in office, Fremont County Democrats decided Saturday to scrap a revised version of their ... [more]

County jobless rate continues to fall

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  The newest data compiled by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Service showed the unemployment rate in Fremont County at 7.4 percent for February, down from ... [more]