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Auditing firm finds no major problems with county's books

Dec 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An independent audit of Fremont County's books from last fiscal year found no major problems. Accounting firm Decoria, Maichel & Teague returned an ... [more]

County's finances 'wonderful,' leaders told

Dec 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County netted $1.3 million in fiscal year 2013.

Financial reports released at year's end show Fremont County is in a "wonderful financial ... [more]

Pressure on Great Lakes increases over bad service

Dec 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As Great Lakes Airlines continues to struggle with a pilot shortage due to a federal regulation that has increased minimum experience requirements for pilots ... [more]

Lawmakers pitch county on health insurance proposal

Dec 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The legislators expressed concerns about the idea and also doubted that it would stand much chance of passage during the 20-day budget session early next ... [more]

Mayor to county: Help raise beer tax

Dec 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ron Warpness proposes raising the tax from 2 cents a gallon to 28 cents, in hopes the new revenue would be spent on alcohol-related ... [more]

County OKs next step on Riverton justice center -- with concerns

Dec 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has authorized the next phase of design for the Riverton justice center. Two on the county board wanted more information or a ... [more]

Three men in the running to be next director of county ambulance service

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three candidates for the open Fremont County Ambulance director position were interviewed Tuesday by the Fremont County Commission. The county board has not ... [more]

County would lend to itself for center

Dec 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If anyone wants to know how much more a new Riverton justice center would cost the county, Fremont County commissioner Travis Becker has an answer: $1.8 ... [more]

Justice center could get $2.5 million loan by county to proceed

Dec 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County might pay for half the cost of a new Riverton justice center with a loan from its cash reserve.
The Fremont County Commission voted Tuesday to ... [more]

Our own pathologist

Dec 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Autopsies as economic development? Stranger things have happened

After making hundreds of trips to an autopsy lab in Loveland, Colo., with a body in ... [more]

County sets plans on six new projects to get 1 percent tax funding

Nov 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Design work for all seven projects is estimated to cost $2.1 million, and county funds will provide the entirety of construction costs.

Fremont ... [more]

Security at center of planning for justice facility

Nov 21, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Security features for the proposed Riverton justice center steered most of the discussion during the Fremont County Commission meeting Tuesday.
In particular, ... [more]

County would save big money by conducting autopsies locally, coroner tells commissioners

Nov 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County now pays $1,060 for each autopsy performed by a contracted forensic pathologist in Colorado, plus an additional $200 or more in salaries and ... [more]

County sets terms for taking Kingfisher Road

Nov 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents along the Dubois-area route have until Dec. 1 to agree to three conditions for county maintenance.

After months of discussion, the Fremont ... [more]

Commission OKs paying attorney fees in 2005 voting rights lawsuit

Nov 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's insurance carrier is to pay the remainder of the $960,000 that a federal judge ordered the government to pay.

The Fremont County ... [more]

County might give more to Lander rebuild

Nov 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger says he wants to move $380,000 from the county's investment pool into 18 county accounts, including $140,000 for the ... [more]

Commissioners, solid waste leaders spar on changes at trash stations

Nov 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners were critical of changes made this year to save money for the local solid waste district.
The officials heard about the new ... [more]

County quits catching stray dogs

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County stopped collecting stray dogs Oct. 25 because the Fremont County Sheriff's Office says it has nowhere to impound them. The county says it will ... [more]

Tourism provided nearly $140M to county in FY13, visitors council says

Oct 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tourism in 2012 brought $139.6 million and 1,630 jobs to Fremont County, the Wind River Visitors Council estimates.
The council plans to give $169,000 to ... [more]

Mortimore Lane rebuild project facing hurdles

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Engineers say squeezing a recreation path into the Lander road's existing right-of-way does not work well.

Engineers on Oct. 1 updated the Fremont ... [more]

Commissioners face flak over local bid concerns on justice center design

Oct 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some Fremont County commissioners were so concerned about how the architecture firm for the Riverton justice center project was selected that they voted ... [more]

County might agree to take on road near Dubois

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  There are several conditions that would have to be met, however.

Fremont County Commissioners have signaled they would be willing to accept a road ... [more]

County fair attendance up, ticket sales down

Sep 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fair board has considered adding and reorganizing events.

An end-of-year report on the Fremont County Fair contained mixed news: More people ... [more]

Judge orders county to pay winner's fees in voting suit

Sep 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, Associated Press:  A federal judge has approved over $960,000 in legal fees for lawyers who represented American Indians who successfully challenged Fremont County's system of ... [more]

Commissioners plan retreat to mull over health care concerns

Sep 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rising health care costs took a big bite out of Fremont County's general fund in the last budget cycle, and the figure has climbed year after year. ... [more]

Justice center prep continues; latest plan expected in October

Sep 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Architects are to have detailed plans for a new Riverton justice center finished in October.
Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker announced the ... [more]

Commission votes against funds for Lander center

Sep 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county's tight budget led commissioners on Aug. 13 to decide against contributing any funds to rebuild the Lander Community Center.
A county committee ... [more]

Program director eyes Major property for new day reporting center site

Sep 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program that gives youths in trouble with the law an alternative to incarceration and expulsion is developing a new site for its day reporting center. ... [more]

Selling alcohol on the reservation

Sep 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It was banned for a reason, and there ought to an equally good one to reinstate it

For the first time in decades, there is real discussion about ... [more]

Tribes, county working on liquor license rules

Aug 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  For the first time in decades, serious discussion is taking place on re-establishing alcohol sales on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

A memorandum ... [more]