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CWC Oktoberfest kicks off busy schedule of October festivities

Oct 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's no reason to stay indoors as Halloween and other fall celebrations fill up the local calendar, unless there's fear of 3-foot-tall vampires and ... [more]

County clinics offer resources to assist breast-feeding moms

Oct 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Women, Infants, and Children and Fremont County Public Health nursing programs strive to support and share resources that emphasize the ... [more]

Stranded men OK after rescue on mountain

Oct 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  Search and Rescue crews were dispatched to Green Mountain on Saturday to retrieve two Rawlins men who had been stranded due to snow.
Officials said several ... [more]

Uden arrives in county; bond denied by judge

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man accused of killing his ex-wife and his adopted children near Pavillion 33 years ago is being held without bail in the Fremont County Detention Center ... [more]

With Uden case cracked, past sheriffs recall years of worry

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It was a Friday night, and Fremont County Sheriff Tim McKinney was watching the Lander Valley High School football team play in an early-season game.
Football ... [more]

Another weekend, another snowstorm

Oct 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than 5 inches of snow had fallen in Riverton by mid-morning Friday, but weather forecasters said the precipitation should stop by evening.
Lander and ... [more]

Winter storm watch posted again in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Only a week after a strong snowstorm caused power outages and property damages in Fremont County and elsewhere, a new winter storm watch has been posted for a ... [more]

Suspects lived 'untouchable' in Missouri

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The couple charged in homicides tied to one of Fremont County's most-notorious missing persons cases lived "untouchable" in rural southwest Missouri for ... [more]

Courthouse upgrade tops county list for equipment and facilities

Oct 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's courthouse is to get a facelift after commissioners approved $1.03 million in spending on equipment and buildings.
The money was for 17 ... [more]

County offices close as federal shutdown starts

Oct 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Federal workers in Fremont County were unable to talk about local effects of the government shutdown that went into effect Tuesday after the U.S. Congress ... [more]

Uden case solved after 33 years; man arrested in Missouri

Oct 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fourth murder comes to light as bizarre 'cold case' finally breaks

It's been 33 years since the disappearance of Riverton resident Virginia Uden and ... [more]

One last slap

Sep 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It is unjust -- but legal -- to require the county to pay ACLU's legal fees from the voting rights suit

Fremont County got a deeply unsatisfying ... [more]

Wind River Back Country Horsemen volunteer to clear trails

Sep 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Even in a state known for its cowboys, Wyoming horsemen still have to fight for what belongs to them and their animals when it comes to trail closures in the ... [more]

Storm makes this September second-snowiest in Riverton history

Sep 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The winter storm that hit Riverton on Thursday night made this September the second-snowiest on record for the city.
As of Friday morning, 5.7 inches of snow ... [more]

Wet snow wreaks havoc on county

Sep 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It was about 2:30 a.m. Friday when Becky Miller of Riverton heard a loud crash in her kitchen.
"The house shook; it rattled the windows," Miller said. ... [more]

County to share attorney fees with insurer in civil rights voting case

Sep 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is likely to pay less than one-tenth of the $960,000 of attorney fees awarded to plaintiffs in the 2005 civil rights voting case against the ... [more]

Storm drops 9 inches of snow on Togwotee Pass

Sep 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The mountains above Dubois were transformed overnight by a winter storm that dropped 9 inches of snow on Togwotee Pass by 11:30 a.m., officials said.
"It got ... [more]

Judge orders county to cover attorney fees of plaintiffs in 2005 civil rights case

Sep 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The majority of the $960,000 bill will be paid by the county's insurance provider.

A federal judge has awarded $960,000 in attorney fees to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Too soon?
We published a picture showing the season's first snow last week, but it was barely a dusting. Plus, it fell in the mountains above Dubois, ... [more]

WACO meets in Lander

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Good turnout expected from state's county officials

Registration exceeded expectations for a statewide conference of county officials this week in ... [more]

County thinks back taxes still owed on piece of land taken into trust by tribe

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners were split in their opinions, however.

Back taxes led the Fremont County Commission to object Sept. 10 to the taking of a 199-acre ... [more]

Judge: Youngest Hudson suspect OK to stand trial as adult

Sep 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A district court judge ruled that the youngest defendant in the Hudson homicides case can be tried as an adult, Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett ... [more]

One museums chief

Sep 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Now that the decision has been made, address the primary concern of those who feared it

Fremont County's museum department is going to have a ... [more]

Man hurt in four-wheeler crash

Sep 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 56-year-old Green River man is being treated for injuries suffered in a four-wheeler crash in Fremont County.
According to reports, the man had been driving ... [more]

U.S. Forest Service gives update on road, trail and area closures

Sep 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest has implemented a temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake along Trail 723. This closure is within the Popo ... [more]

Search and rescue volunteer recovering from injury during successful mountain mission

Sep 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A volunteer from Dubois Search and Rescue broke a bone last weekend while looking for a subject in the Wind River Mountains, according to reports.
Officials ... [more]

Wet weather could challenge rain records for the date

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Thursday shaped up as one of the wettest in local history for the date, with steady rainfall dousing Fremont County for much of the day following a damp ... [more]

County OKs one-director option for museum system

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The hiring process for the new position can proceed immediately.

The Fremont County Museums Board has approval to begin hiring a central director for ... [more]

Neither library hopeful hired; board to begin search again

Sep 12, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has issued a one-sentence press release regarding its decision to continue the search for a new director.
The ... [more]

Library board to choose director this week

Sep 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The spot has been vacant since former Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen resigned May 31.

By the end of this week, the Fremont ... [more]