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Two commissioners to run again; Hickerson making up his mind

May 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Dennis Christensen are seeking re-election for their respective offices, while the other incumbent whose seat is ... [more]

Commissioners insist decals be placed on the coroner's vehicles

Apr 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is demanding that Coroner Ed McAuslan place decals on his new vehicles to identify his agency's name despite past refusal by the ... [more]

Rural polling places

Apr 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  They are a good part of democracy, but they also need tender, loving care

Every couple of years the Fremont County Clerk's office buys a newspaper ... [more]

City to renew push to raise state beer tax

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness told elected county leaders April 12 that the Riverton City Council is renewing its efforts to get state lawmakers to support a ... [more]

County plans to eliminate 8-Mile voting precinct

Apr 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese is proposing to eliminate a voting precinct in the Pavillion area while expanding one in the Lander area and splitting up ... [more]

District 4 seat to appear as two-year term on fall ballot

Apr 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission district represented by Pat Hickerson will appear on the November general election ballot as a two-year unexpired term.
During ... [more]

Sheriff, commissioners spar over work gloves

Apr 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker on Tuesday launched litigation against county commissioners over a rejected payment for work gloves, the county ... [more]

Property tax notices ready

Apr 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Stronger home sales in Shoshoi and Hudson could lead homeowners in those communities to notice an increase in their property taxes compared to elsewhere in the ... [more]

Democrats eye business at April 14 convention

Apr 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party Convention will take place on April 14 to vote on a local platform, nominate delegates for the state convention and vote on ... [more]

Planning board has vacancy

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County commissioners are seeking a replacement on the planning board to fill a seat left vacant by Donna Thompson.
Thompson served on the planning ... [more]

Clerk warns about illegal voter sign-up

Apr 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A citizen notified officials that a man has been performing illegal voter registration activities. He was observed outside the Safeway in Riverton in recent ... [more]

County settles on commission district borders

Apr 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Lander area is becoming a more centralized district, while Riverton's west side is falling into a different region under the Fremont County Commission ... [more]

Airborne ambulance services raising questions

Mar 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A recent influx of air ambulance services in Fremont County is creating confusion about which company emergency personnel should call when a patient needs ... [more]

Commission district changes pared to two options

Mar 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have narrowed the proposed changes for the voting districts in their election process to a pair of plans that need public ... [more]

Optional 1 percent sales tax close to 'good'

Mar 25, 2012 - Joseph L. Goodwin, Riverton:  Editor:
There's probably not a person in the world out there who likes paying taxes. Most of the time I wonder what it's all going for.
But I have about ... [more]

Five commission districts to stay, but adjustments to lines

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]

Asking the question

Mar 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It took a good long while, but leaders of Fremont County's six incorporated municipalities have won permission from the county commission to place an ... [more]

County OKs 1 percent tax question for Nov. 6 ballot

Mar 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County voters will get the chance in November to decide whether to impose an optional 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects.
On Tuesday, ... [more]

County officials question $70,000 surgery for inmate

Mar 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners have expressed concern about taxpayers being responsible for a jail inmate getting gall bladder surgery at a cost of ... [more]

Voting rights case is 'done and done,' says Varn

Mar 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn on Tuesday said the opportunity for appealing a recent ruling in the lawsuit that radically changed the area's commission ... [more]

County's general fund forecast shows $301,000 dip

Mar 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A report about Fremont County government's general fund revenue for the upcoming fiscal year shows an anticipated $301,000 decrease, further raising budget ... [more]

County tax base nears $1 billion again

Feb 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A spike in oil production is primarily responsible for driving Fremont County's total assessed valuation to roughly $984 million for the upcoming fiscal ... [more]

Bunker Road quarrel heading to mediation

Feb 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Lawyers representing landowners affected by the Fremont County Commission's effort to renew Bunker Road in Lander for public use will attempt mediation in the ... [more]

County to proceed with plans on new election boundaries

Feb 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Plans are progressing on potential modifications to district boundaries after an appeals court ruled Wednesday that the way voters elect Fremont County ... [more]

Santorum first, Romney second in caucusing

Feb 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Fremont County Republicans convening this week picked presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in the first straw poll held by the state party.
The former U.S. ... [more]

Appeals court says 'no' to county in voting rights case

Feb 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  A three-judge appeals court panel on Wednesday denied Fremont County government's attempt to deviate from a previous ruling that created five single-member ... [more]

First meeting set on possible changes to commission district

Feb 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Public meetings begin this week aimed at both informing and hearing from the public on possible changes to Fremont County Commission districts.
Meetings, all ... [more]

County pushes for speedy decision on election appeal

Feb 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  An attorney representing Fremont County government wants the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to render a decision in ongoing debate about commission ... [more]

Cost on trash disposal is a 'royal pain in the neck'

Feb 20, 2012 - Bill Jacobs Missouri Valley:  Editor:
I wish the Fremont County Commissioners could explain the rationale for the waste disposal fee structure at locations where we have paid to have ... [more]

County treasurer says '14 deficit spending could reach $5.2M

Feb 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Budget projections provided by Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger showed government spending exceeding revenues by nearly $5.2 million for the 2014 ... [more]