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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]

Five county players named to all-state basketball honors

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Three Fremont County boys Class 2-A basketball players, and two girls have been named to the all-state roster.
The Wind River combination of Tyson Lone Bear ... [more]

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]