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1 percent tax ballot question amended

Aug 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners want to eliminate confusion about when the 1 percent sales tax question would face voter renewal if passed. The item will appear ... [more]

Election filing period opens Wednesday

Aug 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The filing period opens Wednesday, Aug. 8, for positions on boards of Central Wyoming College, the eight Fremont County school districts, and fire, ... [more]

Candidate's positive attitude and campaign are refreshing

Aug 5, 2012 - Dwayne C. Oldham, Lander:  Editor:
I would like to express the appreciation I have for the refreshing candidate I see in Mr. Lloyd Larsen. Mr. Larsen believes the American dream is ... [more]

Historic library set for wiring, other upgrades

Aug 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Upgrades described as timely and necessary are being planned for the historic Carnegie Library in Lander.
Fremont County Library Systems director Matt Nojonen ... [more]

Thompson receives award for sage-grouse protection

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson and other members of Gov. Matt Mead's Sage Grouse Implementation Team have received an award from U.S. ... [more]

Tax board backing assessor's view on retirement residence

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is supporting assessor Tara Berg's determination that the non-profit Mountain Vista Retirement Residence in Lander is not ... [more]

County waits for tribes to respond on plan to end trash contract

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's solid waste district has not received any response after voting last month to start a six-month termination notice on its trash disposal ... [more]

Impact of July 4 fireworks ban reviewed

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission's 11th-hour decision to impose restrictions on Independence Day fireworks raised concerns about how the board should handle ... [more]

Museums board continues Dubois plans

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission this Tuesday is expected to officially approve vice chairman Pat Hickerson to be the new liaison for the county museums ... [more]

County could revisit swap with city, says commissioner

Jul 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Settle on purpose for the bigger parcel first, Becker recommends

Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker wants the board to decide its intended use ... [more]

Varied schedule at transfer stations examined by officials

Jul 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The district is operating the seven sites on a rotating schedule where one location is open each day of the week, but not always the same ... [more]

County withdraws offer of land near park

Jul 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is no longer offering free land near Jaycee Park to the City of Riverton after municipal leaders demanded more than the roughly ... [more]

Commissioners caved in to the special interests on fireworks

Jul 15, 2012 - Robert Spengler, Lander:  Editor:
Fremont County Commissioners displayed an unbelievable lack of good judgment, common sense and serious disregard for the safety of the citizens of ... [more]

Not so bad

Jul 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Biggest fears for county budget planners didn't pan out this year

Fremont County's budget planners got two pieces of good news as they finalized the ... [more]

County museums, planning boards have vacant seats

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County government is seeking applicants to serve on the planning commission and the museums board.
Each group has a seat that is available. The seats ... [more]

Revenue up at trash stations

Jul 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The solid waste district's seven transfer stations, which are operating under a new restricted schedule, brought in $2,004 during their first month compared to ... [more]

County OKs $23.5M budget with PILT

Jul 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Benefiting from a higher assessed valuation and $1.3 million in federal funding, Fremont County Commissioners on Tuesday approved their new budget with ... [more]

Commissioner mending after car accident

Jul 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Commissioner Keja Whiteman missed meetings for the board earlier this week, which included action to adopt the government's new fiscal-year ... [more]

Keep building

Jul 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County's offer on the 17 Mile Road rebuild can keep the job on track

Now that the Fremont County Commission has offered to cover much of the ... [more]

Next county budget betting on PILT funds

Jul 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All eyes on falling gas revenue

After asking department managers for a 5 percent budget cut, the Fremont County Commission is banking on receiving at ... [more]

County offers to cover shortfall for 17 Mile Road work

Jul 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is offering to pay more than half of the funding needed to cover the roughly $2.15 million shortfall for 17 Mile Road's final ... [more]

County fireworks ban eased slightly

Jul 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After hearing a barrage of concerns from fireworks proprietors about a last-minute ban of their product's use in the county, Fremont County Commissioners on ... [more]

Trash station flap a 'fiasco'

Jun 30, 2012 - Hal Merton, Lander:  Editor:
I suppose the fiasco with the Atlantic City trash transfer station is a sneak preview for the rest of us. You don't often see something botched up as ... [more]

PAC raising support for 1 percent tax

Jun 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The political action committee formed to handle campaign activities supporting the proposed 1 percent optional use tax is busy rallying construction-related ... [more]

Commissioners to consider partial fire ban

Jun 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The written proposal could be considered at the board's July 3 meeting.

Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam is recommending ... [more]

WyDOT seeks county's help to finish 17 Mile Road

Jun 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and others met with Fremont County Commissioners to discuss how to cover a $2.15 million shortfall on 17 Mile Road's ... [more]

Magnetic decals might prove answer to vehicle disagreement

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners and Coroner Ed McAuslan recognize at least one goal in their ongoing debate over identification decals placed on his vehicle.
"As ... [more]

Solid waste board relents on trash station cutbacks

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to address complaints about decreased operations at trash transfer stations, the county solid waste board approved a new schedule Monday that ... [more]

Bunker hearing intended to halt dispute

Jun 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has set the hearing for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, after approving a memorandum of understanding with affected ... [more]

Commissioners asking museum boss to resign; her answer due Friday

Jun 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ongoing controversy regarding Carol Thiesse's management of the museum is interfering with operations, the elected leaders wrote.

Fremont County ... [more]