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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]

When possible, local engineers preferred on 1 percent projects

Aug 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Conditions on state and federal grants would prevent the county from prioritizing Fremont County consultants for projects using those sources of funds. ... [more]

Rules being developed for liquor licenses on reservation

Aug 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Tribal and county governments are developing a memorandum of understanding about granting liquor licenses to businesses on the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

County discusses cost of museums boss restructure

Aug 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The cost of implementing a plan creating a single, central museums director for Fremont County was the main concern among county commissioners during a recent ... [more]

County OKs funds for reconstruction of Green Mountain recreation facilities

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Funds are in place to redevelop the Green Mountain recreation area after county commissioners approved a $250,000 line of credit for the project on Tuesday. ... [more]

Riverton justice center plan rises again

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The possibility of funding from the Wyoming Legislature has spurred the Fremont County Commission to begin the process of designing a new Riverton justice ... [more]

County sets tax levies; Riverton's up slightly

Aug 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Most Fremont County property owners likely will see a small rise in their tax rates this year after commissioners approved a package of mill levies Monday. A ... [more]

Experts at budget time

Aug 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Increasingly, spenders and consumers see themselves as interchangeable

An increasingly apparent face-off in government at all levels involves those ... [more]

Homicide will not be prosecuted, county attorney determines

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said criminal liability could not be placed on any one person in the death of 4-year-old Thunder Littlethunder Jr. of ... [more]

Ambulance disagreement settled for now with OK of $2.8M budget

Jul 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After delays amid sometimes heated discussion for several weeks, Fremont County Commissioners have approved a $2.8 million budget for the Fremont County ... [more]

Museums board to move forward with examination of one-director model

Jul 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A change in leadership coincided with a new direction for the Fremont County Museums Board. At a July 11 meeting, the group chose to examine a management ... [more]

First fuel-tax-funded job is in Fremont County

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Two other Fremont County road projects also were awarded this month at the Wyoming Transportation Commission meeting.

The first project to be funded ... [more]

County asks rec board to get 'creative' in funding campground construction

Jul 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan to build a campground at Green Mountain received a lukewarm reaction from the Fremont County commissioners during a June 18 meeting.
"I support doing ... [more]

Interim ambulance chief named

Jul 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  As of Friday, the Fremont County ambulance department has its interim director.
Lander division supervisor Todd Smith took over the top spot after Fremont ... [more]

Commissioners finalize budget for fiscal year 2014

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county made few changes after a public hearing Monday.

Fremont County commissioners made few changes to their proposed budget after hearing ... [more]

County OKs final budget

Jul 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite expecting fewer property tax dollars, the Fremont County Commission has finalized a budget that will spend more than last year but still save about ... [more]

Head of ambulance department resigns

Jul 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The announcement comes amid continuing budget discussions with the Fremont County Commission.

Lauri Wempen is resigning from her post as director of ... [more]

County uses extra money for health costs and pay increases

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A hefty bump in health insurance contributions and a small raise ate up most of the $1.03 million Fremont County Commissioners had left to allocate for their ... [more]

At budget talks, ambulance staff calls for changes

Jun 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Medics and others working with the Fremont County Ambulance department voiced concern about the agency's management this month, calling for the replacement of ... [more]

Commissioners diverting money from road funds

Jun 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission on June 18 decided to divert money from the road construction fund, freeing money to cover increased health insurance costs and a ... [more]

County has an extra $1 million after whittling down budgets

Jun 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The commissioners have proposed using the funds for raising salaries and covering health insurance costs.

After whittling down budget requests at its ... [more]

State board denies funds for new Riverton justice center

Jun 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After a year of searching for a way to build a new Riverton justice center, Fremont County will face even more questions now that a hoped-for $2.6 million ... [more]

Ambulance department revises budget

Jun 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The director of Fremont County's ambulance department has proposed a smaller, revised budget for fiscal year 2014 that she says will resolve lingering ... [more]

Five commission districts to stay

Mar 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Consideration has ended for a revised plan that would have condensed the five single-member county commissioner election districts into three.
"We have been ... [more]