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Strannigan to hall of fame

Apr 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Bill Strannigan, a longtime Fremont County high school coach and school athletic administrator, has been selected to the National High School Athletic Coaches ... [more]

Ranger egg hunt starting, first clues published Sunday

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Ranger's double Easter egg hunt returns today, with two weeks of published clues planned if necessary.
Two colorful wooden eggs are hidden somewhere in ... [more]

Graduation rates for county schools cover a wide range

Apr 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Five of the eight school districts in Fremont County had graduation rates for the 2010-11 academic year higher than the state's average of 79.7 ... [more]

Deer population at center of G&F talks with county residents

Apr 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game & Fish officials met hunters and landowners March 28 in Riverton to discuss potential changes to hunting seasons in the department's Lander ... [more]

Teacher with county ties faces charge in Rawlins

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A Rawlins High School teacher with ties to three Fremont County school districts and a U.S. Senator's office is accused of kissing and asking for a sexual ... [more]

Churches set special services for Holy Week

Apr 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Christians worldwide are observing Holy Week, and many Riverton churches are having special services in observance of the Easter holiday.

St. James ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Moderate in March
We're in a new month now, and a look back at the previous one recalls days of remarkable warmth. Reporter Christina George looked ... [more]

Kids behind bars

Apr 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Putting children in jail is an unsavory prospect. Sometimes, however, it is necessary. Fremont County has a juvenile detention component at the detention ... [more]

Many infected by West Nile, CWC research determines

Mar 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College students said their research found that 11 percent to 22 percent of Fremont County's population contracted West Nile virus last ... [more]

Record warmth, strong winds reported

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Spring officially started March 20, bringing warmer, windy weather along with it.
The pleasant weather was blown away Monday as a cold front pushed northeast ... [more]

Shut juvenile unit, suggest sheriff and county attorney

Mar 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn and Sheriff Skip Hornecker are proposing a plan to close the Lander detention center's juvenile section to better utilize ... [more]

Table tennis March 24 at CWC

Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  The annual Fremont County Table Tennis Tournament is this Saturday, March 24, in Rustler Gym on the Central Wyoming College campus in Riverton..
Registration ... [more]

Free tax preparation help still available

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Legal Aid of Wyoming in Lander is continuing to offer free tax preparation assistance to qualifying participants through April.
The group will be at the ... [more]

Gardener program turns thumbs green

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Master Gardener training is starting its series of classes on Friday, March 23, in Fremont County.
Training involves participating in a 10-week, ... [more]

Museum offers a peek into a teepee

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  The Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander is opening a new exhibit depicting the living quarters of Shoshone and Arapaho tribes.
The exhibit "Inside the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Game and Fish agency sets meetings
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting various meetings and gatherings in the coming weeks pertaining to issues in ... [more]

CWC students present West Nile virus study

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  A pair of Central Wyoming College students will present information from a three-plus-year undergraduate research project on West Nile virus in Fremont County ... [more]

Wyo. Winter Fair celebrates success

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Organizers of the 2012 Wyoming State Winter Fair that wrapped up on March 3 reported the gathering was a successful event.
Although the March 1 winter fair ... [more]

Orchestra prepares for Spring Concert

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County Orchestra's 25th season Spring Concert is happening on Saturday, March 24.
Orchestra conductor Rebecca Murdock said the concert program ... [more]

Another DUI saturation patrol set for Saturday

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County law enforcement officers will be out in force on St. Patrick's Day this Saturday March 17, conducting the third countywide saturation patrol ... [more]

Helicopter life flight service takes off

Mar 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The time was about noon March 8. Classic Lifeguard Aeromedical Services medical director Matt Stein was posing for a photo with the company's helicopter and ... [more]

Longer wait for driver's license under new rules

Mar 14, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  A new state law means it takes longer to get or renew a driver's license in Fremont County than it used to, but local officials are working on the ... [more]

County GOP hammers out platform positions in convention

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Republicans on Saturday rejected a proposal to ban alcohol sales locally while questioning the federal government's role in health care and ... [more]

The investigation

Mar 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  An element of shock accompanied the news last week that a Fremont County Sheriff's deputy had, during a confrontation with a man wielding a knife, shot and ... [more]

Sheriff mum on details of big search near Ethete

Mar 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker confirmed that multiple agencies launched an investigation Tuesday at a residence on the Wind River Indian Reservation, ... [more]

Be involved in county districting discussion

Mar 7, 2012 - Darlene Vaughan, Lander:  The Fremont County Clerk and staff are in the midst of showing the citizens of Fremont County the possible redistricting plans for county commissioners. The ... [more]

Grant would improve Hines Store sewer line

Mar 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners on Feb. 21 endorsed a grant application to the Wyoming Business Council that would help fund a sewer line extension in the area of ... [more]

Kidney failure prompts warning over 'spice' use

Mar 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Health Officer Joanne Hedgecock is warning the area about the danger of the synthetic marijuana substance known as "spice" and severe health ... [more]

More students in county this year; Riverton has most

Mar 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Overall enrollment in Fremont County's eight school districts increased by 127 students in the 2011-12 academic year compared to a year ago.
As of Oct. 1, ... [more]

What endorsements can tell us

Mar 4, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  The endorsement of a political candidate by another politician generally draws a well-deserved yawn from voters.
But over the past half-century of savoring ... [more]