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Dubois mayor voices concern over museum resignations

Feb 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dubois Mayor Twila Blakeman wants Fremont County commissioners to rehire two Dubois museum staff who resigned. She also seeks reassurance on the direction of ... [more]

Driver's seat

Jan 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The new ambulance chief haggled for more money; now he has to deliver

Fremont County is having to pay more for its new ambulance department director ... [more]

County won't take more action on Bennett in Drennen's case

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has decided not to ask Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips to re-examine the Gabriel Drennen case. The county board also ... [more]

Zillmer takes county ambulance position after salary raised

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Joseph Zillmer is to be Fremont County's new Ambulance Director. The Texan accepted the job Jan. 21 after the Fremont County Commission bumped up the salary ... [more]

County opts for ballistic glass in justice center

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The new Riverton justice center will employ ballistic glass and bullet-stopping sand in its concrete walls, Fremont County Commissioners have decided. They ... [more]

Museums left 'in shambles'

Jan 20, 2014 - Carole J. Boyd, Dubois:  Editor:
I recently attended a meeting of the Fremont County Museums Board, which was held at the town hall in Dubois on Jan. 10.  The room was packed with ... [more]

Ambulance candidate in negotiation on county's offer

Jan 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is likely to discuss hiring Joseph Zillmer, of Amarillo, Texas, as Fremont County Ambulance director at its Jan. 21 meeting. ... [more]

Texas man to be offered county ambulance director's position

Jan 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners voted 4-1 to select Joseph Zillmer after an executive session Tuesday, with commission vice-chairwoman Keja Whiteman casting the lone contrary ... [more]

Grazers wait for BLM ruling on Green Mountain

Jan 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many improvement plans -- and more than half a million acres -- are affected by the delay, which has stretched for months.

A delay in a decision over ... [more]

Commission elects new vice chairwoman, picks official banks in first meeting of '14

Jan 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In new-year business, the Fremont County Commission examined using credit unions as official depositories and gained a new vice chairwoman during its meeting ... [more]

Commission hears complaints from Dubois mayor

Jan 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Much of her appearance Tuesday concerned the county museum in Dubois.

Recent actions by the Fremont County Museums Board have incensed Dubois ... [more]

Bennett defends action on Drennen as petition calls for his removal

Jan 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  His recent decision to drop all charges against Gabriel Drennen has stirred ire against Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. A woman close to the case is ... [more]

Sheriff requests $280K for dispatch center upgrades

Dec 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The funds would cover a recording system for emergency calls, new furniture, and software updates.

The Fremont County Commission has asked for ... [more]

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]