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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]

Juvenile program won't move to bigger space

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Repairing the house proposed for the project, and renovating it to meet standards for use as a school, would cost more than the program's budget could ... [more]

Uden waives preliminary hearing; he'll be bound over for murder

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden has waived his preliminary hearing in Riverton Circuit Court after deciding not to dispute that prosecutors have enough evidence to prove he killed ... [more]

Past sheriff King spent years on Uden case

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By the late 1980s, the trail had run cold in the case of three missing persons from Fremont County. Virginia Uden, 32, of Riverton, disappeared Sept. 12, 1980, ... [more]

Schools review security measures

Oct 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's a refreshed foundation for the safety and security of students who attend school in Fremont County.
A collaborative effort was set up Sept. 25 among ... [more]

Jobless rate down

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The newest report on unemployment statistics for Fremont County has both positives and negatives, but a two-year trend of overall improvement continued in ... [more]

Man linked to disappearance case from 1974 pleads, freed

Oct 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man who was implicated in the 1974 disappearance of an Oklahoma resident in the Riverton area has been released from custody.
James Franklin Jagers was ... [more]

Original Uden probe used psychics, past sheriff recalls

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On Sept. 27, the Fremont County Attorney's Office finally charged Gerald Uden with three counts of first-degree murder for killing Virginia, Reagan and ... [more]

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]