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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]

Tribal waste official blasts county for rejecting trash offer

Jun 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board's decision to reject a proposal concerning Wind River Indian Reservation trash management is getting ... [more]

'Sneaking' onto ballot as write-in is a 'trick'

Jun 12, 2012 - Mary Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I totally agree with Mr. Peck's editorial recently talking about how people try to sneak onto the ballot for the general election by not filing for ... [more]

County gives notice to tribes on reservation trash contract

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After failed negotiations with a Wind River Indian Reservation agency, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board on Monday night voted to start a ... [more]

Crime hits transfer stations

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Two trash transfer stations in Fremont County became the targets of criminal activity less than two weeks after strictly limited service hours started at the ... [more]

Eyes wide open - The Atlantic City trash flap

Jun 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Atlantic City trash station flap probably as the shape of things to come.
Fremont County is on a long, difficult road toward solvency in its trash ... [more]

City thinks twice about accepting county land offer

Jun 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected an offer of free land next to Jaycee Park and will not accept the proposal unless it includes an additional two ... [more]

Begging for a trash solution

Jun 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Residents tell impacts of cutbacks at trash station

After 16 years, Rick Couey could lose his Bureau of Land Management contracts for collecting and ... [more]

Amid criticism, solid waste district plans Atlantic City meeting

Jun 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District officials will meet with Atlantic City residents Thursday night in the South Pass community to discuss concerns ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  All night long
Night owls in the Riverton Valley noted another strangely warm night. A newspaperman we know who worked a late shift logged a ... [more]

Official suggests longer hours at trash transfer sites

Jun 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District's superintendent has proposed adding a day of operation each month at some transfer stations amid concerns ... [more]

If transfer stations are cut, ravens and rodents will do

Jun 3, 2012 - Marjane Ambler and Terry Wehrman, Atlantic City:  Editor:
Open letter to the Fremont County Solid Waste District:
Recently you made the decision to close the transfer station in Atlantic City all but 2-3 ... [more]

The primary field

Jun 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Candidates, consider the political option of not sounding like everybody else

The first of Fremont County's 2012 election ballots is set. The filing ... [more]

Commission, coroner inch closer on vehicle spat

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners and Coroner Ed McAuslan have made a decision about a much-debated vehicle identification requirement: They're going to talk about ... [more]

Filing period ends; primary ballot set

Jun 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Races for all three commission openings; House contests, too

Former State Rep. Jim Allen of rural Lander is hoping to reclaim the position he held ... [more]

Bauman running for Ward 3 city council seat held by Baker

Jun 1, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Former Riverton municipal director of community development Larry Bauman on Friday morning announced his bid for the City Council's Ward 3 seat, creating a ... [more]

Riverton council field grows; one day left to file

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The race for the Riverton City Council Ward 2 seat heated up Wednesday with the incumbent and a former councilwoman filing for the office.
Councilman Todd ... [more]

Run for it

May 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ducking the primary process hoping for a write-in nomination is side-door politics

A familiar pattern is emerging in the ongoing filing period for ... [more]

Candidates in Hudson, Shoshoni file for election

May 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A handful of candidates have submitted their application for office with two days to go until the filing period closes for the primary election in ... [more]

No candidates registered since Friday

May 29, 2012 - Staff:  No new candidates for public office had filed as of noon Tuesday with municipal, county and state election authorities.
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, who made his ... [more]

Commissioners echo worries of residents on new trash hours

May 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners plan to send a letter to the solid waste district outlining their concerns with the severely limited hours of operation approved ... [more]

17 Mile Road improvement project more than $2M short

May 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is concerned about a shortfall of more than $2 million needed for the 17 Mile Road reconstruction project.
Commissioners heard ... [more]

Hickerson files for new county commission term

May 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commission vice chairman Pat Hickerson submitted his application on Friday for re-election to the District 4 seat.
Hickerson joins newcomer ... [more]

Former assessor runs for House

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After retiring from public office in 2010, former Fremont County Assessor Eileen Oakley is seeking the Republican nomination for the House District 54 seat in ... [more]

Shelley to seek HD55 seat held by Miller

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employee and Riverton business owner Sherry Shelley will seek the Democratic nomination for Wyoming House District 55. 
In a news ... [more]

Martinez to run for former council post

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lee Martinez is seeking to rejoin the council following his failed mayoral bid in 2010.
On Monday, Martinez filed for the Ward ... [more]

County dispute over vehicle decals continues

May 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners discussed the sticky situation of requiring Coroner Ed McAuslan to place decals on his department's vehicles during their meeting ... [more]

Lander City Council candidates file

May 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several candidates vying for a Lander City Council seat threw their hats into the race on Thursday, the first day of the filing period for the August primary ... [more]

JPMorgan tumult could be a sign of things to come

May 17, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Had the nation been more engrossed in what President Bill Clinton was doing with the financial industry in the mid-1990s and less in what he was doing with ... [more]

Know your district

May 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Election boundaries have changed this year, so learn what's what

The filing period for the Aug. 21 primary election has begun, and prospective ... [more]

Filing opens Thursday for the Aug. 6 primary

May 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Primary election
- Filing opens May 17
- Filing closes June 1
- For federal and state offices, file with Wyoming Secretary of State
- For county ... [more]