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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]

Documents show ties to local meth dealers from Mexican ring

Sep 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors say a group of Fremont County meth dealers had ties with an organization stretching back to the U.S.-Mexican border.
Timothy Pitt, 32, of Hudson, ... [more]

Don't abolish death penalty; accelerate it to save money

Sep 9, 2013 - John Foster, Rawlins:  Editor:
Recent newspaper articles and letters to the editor discuss the issue of Mark Eaton's death sentence. One letter to the editor was in support of ... [more]

Jail or else?

Sep 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County is wise to consider expanding justice options for young and non-violent offenders

Fremont County is taking its latest step in ... [more]

Sheep count up a bit in county; prices dip

Sep 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming as a whole boasts 5,000 more sheep and lambs this year than last, a difference of about 1.3 percent.

With 20,500 animals, there is about one ... [more]

County's jobless rate nudged lower; still well ahead of '12 performance

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Unemployment in Fremont County ticked slightly higher in July, although the local jobs market continues to outperform conditions of a year ago.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Two-day high school rodeo starts Friday at Lander Old Timers arena

Sep 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The season started last weekend in Wheatland. The Jackson rodeo is next up on Sept. 14-15.

The Lander Old Timers Arena is the site of a two-day high ... [more]

West Nile cases hit 10 in county; hot month extends biting season

Sep 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least 10 Fremont County residents have contracted West Nile Virus this season -- far more than in any other area of the state.
One man in Park County has ... [more]

County girls best finishers at Green River cross country

Sep 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School and the Riverton Wolverines both opened the cross country season last Friday at the Green River Invitational to set the measuring ... [more]

More than acreage

Sep 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The sugar beet story this year is a lesson to outsiders on ag realities

Staff writer Eric Blom's recent story on sugar beet production in Fremont ... [more]

Meth bust documents tell of cash tricks by defendants

Sep 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It seems in the case of Timothy Pitt, crime truly did not pay.
Court documents indicate the Hudson man accused of selling meth was chronically short on ... [more]

Emergency training

Aug 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This week's drill was planned, but sometimes responders use a 'live' call for extra practice

You might have wondered why emergency personnel ... [more]