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After earlier worries, auditors give county clean fiscal report

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An independent audit of Fremont County's financial statement and policies found few problems.
In the language of accounting, county officials said, nothing ... [more]

Commissioners fill five county board seats

Dec 26, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four new faces will serve on the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District, the Fair and the Predatory Animal boards.

Fremont County Commissioners ... [more]

Solid waste disposal staff awarded safety bonuses

Dec 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board unanimously approved $11,456 in safety award bonuses for district employees.
Each of the waste disposal ... [more]

County revenue, assets both up for fiscal year

Dec 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County government saw a $1.1 million increase in net assets and a $5.3 million increase in revenue in the last fiscal year, according to a recent ... [more]

Commissioners and legislators weigh issues ahead of 2013 session

Dec 19, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Participating for the first time was State Rep.-elect Nathan Winters of Thermopolis, whose redrawn district now includes Shoshoni.

Fremont County ... [more]

Hickerson proud of decade of service as commissioner

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  After three terms, the three-term Republican leaves office on Jan. 7.

Pat Hickerson has been a Fremont County Commissioner for 10 years. Now that his ... [more]

New digital radio system praised by users

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County implemented "WyoLink" well before next month's deadline.
County officials had high praise for the new WyoLink communication system but ... [more]

Cooling unit malfunction put courthouse servers in danger

Dec 9, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The compressor in the building's 23-year-old air conditioner broke on Black Friday; commissioners support looking into getting a new system.

Many in ... [more]

County to help in path rebuild

Dec 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are giving their support to rebuilding the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway in Riverton.
The recreation group Go Fremont County ... [more]

Modular in demand

Dec 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We can't find a use for a well-equipped old school, but a tiny modular has multiple suitors

How odd is it that an acceptable use has been so ... [more]

Kessler was top county spender in beating Hickerson

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The independent candidate who defeated incumbent Fremont County Commissioner Pat Hickerson in the Nov. 6 election was the top spender in the field.
Stephanie ... [more]

Bedfellows

Dec 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The county is in no hurry to hug the feds on flood prevention, but there's not much to fear

No one could ever accuse Fremont County of rushing into a ... [more]

County hears plan to improve Green Mountain rec facilities

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Recreation Board has a tentative renovation plan in place for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next fall, ... [more]

Empty modular could be new home for day reporting center

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County may have found a building for its Juvenile Detention Alternatives and Report Center. Commissioners voted at their Nov. 20 meeting to express ... [more]

County weighs state, federal cooperation on flood mitigation

Nov 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is considering joining the Wyoming Department of Transportation on a flood mitigation project on the Wind River.
In July 2011, a ... [more]

Vehicle talks bring change to county's grant policy

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The potential purchase of one vehicle incited a divisive change to Fremont County's fiscal policy. A recent decision made by the Fremont County Commissioners ... [more]

Emergency call center at full staff; jail numbers dip

Nov 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's 9-1-1 call center is fully staffed for the first time in five years according to Sheriff Skip Hornecker, who announced the accomplishment Nov. ... [more]

No pattern yet

Nov 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Districted county commission voting has yielded unpredictable results -- and that's not all bad

There is no question that the conversion of Fremont ... [more]

County commissioners opt for prescription co-pay plan

Nov 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The vote was 4-1 to approve the plan change, with Commissioner Pat Hickerson casting the lone nay vote.
 
Beginning Jan. 1, employees who use the ... [more]

Hickerson unseated by Kessler in county commission District 4

Nov 8, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two newcomers will join the Fremont County Commission in 2013 after beating out incumbents in this year's primary and general elections.
Stephanie Kessler, ... [more]

Thompson on ticket for fourth county commission term

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson feels he has the knowledge to help with the local budgeting process as Fremont County, like many other ... [more]

Officials cancel fire restrictions for county

Oct 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission agreed unanimously to lift the fire ban that has been in place since the first week of July.
In a letter to commissioners, ... [more]

County incumbents, challengers eye budget

Oct 17, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Republican commissioners face challenges from independent candidates.

All four candidates running for open spots on the Fremont County ... [more]

No 'sound alternative' to Thompson, Hickerson

Oct 11, 2012 - Jennifer McCarty, Lander:  Editor:
I'm supporting the re-election of Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Pat Hickerson.
Let me clarify why I'm taking that position. I will ... [more]

Incumbents and challengers agree board oversight merits change

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both candidates challenging incumbents for spots on the Fremont County Commission say they would work, if elected, to improve oversight of county boards.
"I ... [more]

County to replace decade-old cardiac monitors

Sep 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The 10 new devices will be paid for with money from a grant and enterprise fund.

The Fremont County Commission approved a request from the emergency ... [more]

Commission seeks state grant to shore up court site

Sep 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing submission of a grant application for emergency funds for the Riverton ... [more]

County evaluating other buildings as possible court sites

Sep 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is looking into using an existing building, such as the vacant High Plains Power office, as a potential location for a Riverton ... [more]