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The way it was: Cars delivered by train -- 1940

Dec 2, 2013 - Staff:  From 1940 to 1949, there weren't many new cars available to American buyers.
Design of new models came to a virtual standstill among major brands as the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Veterans assistance available
A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services ... [more]

Wind River Pony Club opens in Fremont County

Dec 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Rocky Mountain region has a new pony club chapter in Fremont County.
The Wind River Pony Club is encouraging horse riding enthusiasts to join the club ... [more]

County now drought-free

Dec 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recent data show most of Fremont County is now drought-free. Statewide conditions have improved over the past year as well.
"We were wet in September and ... [more]

Meth ring leader Pitt and supplier agree to opt for plea deal

Nov 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Specifics of the agreements were not announced, as is typical in the federal court system.

Federal prosecutors have filed a plea agreement in the ... [more]

WyDOT issues reminders on chain law requirements

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers that the state's chain laws will go into effect when winter storms significantly affect ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest tree permits now available

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Permits are now available for those who wish to cut their own Christmas trees in the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to ... [more]

Collision costs county-owned vehicle a rear wheel

Nov 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County vehicle lost a wheel Tuesday after a traffic accident in south Riverton.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, though officials said ... [more]

Digest

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Student senate sponsoring food drive
The Central Wyoming College Student Senate is sponsoring a canned food drive through November.
Nonperishable ... [more]

County library board narrows director candidate field to one

Nov 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Tracy Cook will tour the branches and meet with the public Monday.

The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has narrowed its candidate search for ... [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]

Public employees provide inside look at Obamacare in early stage

Nov 10, 2013 - William Lansfort, Riverton:  Editor:
We in Fremont County and Wyoming are fortunate to have examples of how the "Obamacare" Affordable Care Act is being put in place via county ... [more]

Crack sealing work around state could delay drivers

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Crack sealing and other work on more than 136 miles of central and northwest Wyoming highways is under way, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation ... [more]

Wildlife warning reflectors study moves to Fremont County

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools are continuing a three-year study this fall and winter to ... [more]

'Maybe we'll be here next year'

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Early winter snowstorms have been disastrous this year for ranchers in eastern Wyoming and South Dakota, but in Fremont County the wet weather is seen as a ... [more]

Parades, flags and pancakes on Vets Day slate

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Boy Scout Troop 44 decided to commemorate Veterans Day this year by retiring three American flags during a fire-lit ceremony Monday evening.
"They ... [more]

Good harvest, soft market: Sugar beet growers brace for lower prices

Nov 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite high yields, local sugar beet farmers may be looking at a pay cut this year due to low prices for their crops.
"There's no question, (the price) is ... [more]

Delegation to visit county

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Congressional delegation will have its field staff members available to listen to questions and concerns from Fremont County residents Tuesday and ... [more]

Timeline of triple murder case stretches nearly 40 years

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  1974 -- Gerald and Virginia Uden marry.
1975 -- Gerald Uden adopts Virginia's children Reagan, 10, and Richard, 11. Virginia files for divorce six ... [more]

Uden tells all

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Bodies at bottom of lake; murders 'over in 10 seconds'; ex-husband's life sentence ends 33-year mystery

Gerald Uden was sentenced to life in prison ... [more]

Three county businesses to be featured at forum

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  Three Fremont County success stories have been selected to be highlighted during the second Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead's Business Forum being held in ... [more]

Group pushing BLM to restrict drilling on sage grouse habitat

Oct 29, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The initial focus is in the Douglas area, but land in Fremont County likely would be affected if the federal agency imposed the restrictions.

The ... [more]

Early fall storms brings astounding snowpack totals

Oct 29, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Wind River drainage at 359 percent

Early fall snowstorms have had a dramatic effect on snowpack conditions in Fremont County.
There was a major ... [more]

Tourism provided nearly $140M to county in FY13, visitors council says

Oct 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tourism in 2012 brought $139.6 million and 1,630 jobs to Fremont County, the Wind River Visitors Council estimates.
The council plans to give $169,000 to ... [more]

Road project near Gas Hills gets $1.5M grant

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several mining companies are receiving help through a state grant to rebuild a road accessing the Gas Hills area.
On Oct. 3, the Wyoming State Loans and ... [more]

Federal regulations place guidelines on health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal regulations have established guidelines for the health insurance exchanges, and consumers can apply and purchase health insurance through them ... [more]

Counselors begin helping residents enroll in health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trained counselors are ready to help Fremont County residents make sense of Wyoming's health insurance exchange that opened Oct. 1.
"This is a place to ... [more]

Federal employees in Fremont County returning to work

Oct 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The government shutdown has lifted after 16 days, and federal workers in Fremont County are heading back to work.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead issued a press ... [more]

Medical response temporarily closed highway

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An emergency medical response closed U.S. Highway 20/26 at its intersection with Lysite Moneta Road for about two hours Friday morning.
Medical personnel were ... [more]

Whole truth not being told in case of Morris disappearance

Oct 17, 2013 - Susan M. Ferguson, Gillette:  Editor:
In April, authorities in Lander swore out an arrest warrant for one James Franklin Jagers. They went to the trouble of extradition and then went to ... [more]