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County has fourth-lowest government cost per capita

Mar 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County raised and spent relatively little in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. Officials attributed the trend to governmental efficiency and ... [more]

Officials ask residents to use caution when burning slash

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Firewise and the Dubois Fire District want to caution area residents about open burning of forest project slash.
The current snow depths in ... [more]

Bennett sworn in to county attorney seat

Mar 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's new prosecuting attorney, H. Michael Bennett, officially took office Friday after being sworn in by 9th Judicial District Court Judge Norman ... [more]

Officials execute controlled burn around Ocean Lake

Feb 27, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County fire officials assisted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management on Monday with a controlled burn around the ... [more]

Fremont County ranks last in Kids Count report

Feb 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County continues to rank last in the Wyoming Kids Count 2013 Data Report, which evaluates the well-being of children in Wyoming.
The 11 most populous ... [more]

Riverton, Lander among state's smallest spenders per city resident

Feb 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Audit recently released a report showing Riverton had a lean budget last fiscal year compared to other Wyoming municipalities with ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Public invited to swearing in
The public is invited to attend the swearing in ceremony of newly appointed Fremont County Attorney H. Michael Bennett. ... [more]

Preschool on wheels: Youngest students enjoy learning on little purple bus

Feb 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River Schools have a new bus -- both inside and out.
The vehicle is shorter, has a side door that opens with a pull from the driver and has full windows ... [more]

County FFA students visit capital

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Each year for the past 21 years, Fremont County Farm Bureau has taken on the financial, transportation and chaperoning duties of accompanying county FFA ... [more]

Fremont County students graduate from UW

Feb 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2012 fall semester. The following degrees ... [more]

Rule on covered loads bringing new conflicts at trash disposal sites

Feb 21, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is considering revisions to its rules and regulations to alleviate conflicts between patrons and employees ... [more]

Dozens hear plans for Moneta Divide oil and gas project

Feb 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At least 47 residents spent Valentine's Day talking about natural gas and its ramifications for jobs, taxes, water and air in Fremont County. They 47 attended ... [more]

Let's keep our commitment to the West 2-A regional

Feb 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There's no question that two of the great high school athletic events our county hosts annually are the Class 1-A West regional basketball tournaments in ... [more]

Bennett named new county attorney

Feb 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  H. Michael Bennett will take over as Fremont County Attorney on March 1. The Fremont County Commission appointed him to the post Tuesday afternoon.
A ... [more]

The way it was: Lincoln Day Dinner -- 1954

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Republicans assembled at the Lander American Legion Hall for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in 1954, with a top U.S. State Department official as ... [more]

Field representatives meet with Fremont County residents

Feb 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Covering several areas in Fremont County on Tuesday and Wednesday, field representatives Ryan McConnaughey, Sandy Tinsley and Pam Buline visited with residents ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair begins Feb. 23

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 46th Annual Wyoming State Winter Fair is set to begin next weekend with changes for regular attendees.
Organizers said the fair's trade show, which will ... [more]

Angus breeders recognized nationally in Pathfinder Report

Feb 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Seven American Angus Association members from Fremont County have been recognized nationally by the organization for having their registered Angus cows ... [more]

County facilities in city

Feb 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Using part of the Major land for a new courthouse and sheriff's office sounds good

As Fremont County's leaders continue to kick around the very ... [more]

Crisis center, counseling service consider merger

Feb 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State funding for both programs is expected to be scaled back.

Budget cuts have led officials of the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center and Fremont ... [more]

County attorneys busy with heavy homicide caseload

Feb 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Five homicide trials are set to take place in the next several months, which has resulted in some court scheduling conflicts and a hefty workload for the ... [more]

Fremont County got biggest brunt of weekend storm

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The snowstorm that blanketed Wyoming with much-needed precipitation last weekend left its heaviest snow totals in Fremont County.
The National Weather Service ... [more]

GOP picks three for Varn vacancy

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has the final say on who will replace the departing Fremont County Attorney.
 
The Fremont County Republican Party on ... [more]

Two in the running so far to replace Brian Varn

Feb 13, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Work is under way to find a replacement for Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn, who is resigning from his post at the end of the month because of family ... [more]

With funds exhausted by lawsuit, LeClair raises irrigation rates for users

Feb 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Legal expenses over the past two years drained the reserves of the LeClair Irrigation District, so the district is increasing its rates to raise capital. The ... [more]

Snow buries Fremont County

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  A road grader led a pickup truck through a snowy East Park Avenue in Riverton Saturday morning as the heaviest snowfall of the year arrived in Fremont County. ... [more]

Fremont County students win big at regional science fair

Feb 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The following students earned awards at the 2013 West-Central Regional Science Fair held at Central Wyoming College on Monday, Jan. 28.
Students were judged ... [more]

Galey, Savage and Webb make the North roster for Shrine Bowl

Feb 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Fremont County football players and one coach have been selected to play in the annual Shrine Bowl game this summer in Casper.
Riverton players named to ... [more]

Truck takes plunge through ice

Feb 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  George Fishbaugh of Thermopolis says he'll never drive on ice again.
"Even on a four-wheeler," he said this week. "If I can't walk out, I'm not ... [more]

Dry summer, dry fall and dry winter

Feb 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Grazers keeping an anxious eye on range moisture conditions

Last year's drought caused problems for ranchers and continues to cast uncertainty on ... [more]

The way it was: Cutter racing -- 1978

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has been enthusiastic cutter racing country for years, with February often a prime month for the modern-day chariot racers to hit the ... [more]

Photographer, writer pair up to create 'Wyoming from the Air'

Feb 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new book captures state scenery in hundreds of aerial photos.

After the successful sale of their "Wind River County" photo book several years ... [more]

Encana announces academic scholarships

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. has announced its scholarships for 2012-13 high school seniors. One $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for up to four years) will ... [more]

County students make academic lists at UW

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Fremont County on the 2012 fall semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor roll.
The ... [more]

Hill explains early announcement for governor

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two days after being stripped of most of her official duties, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced she will run for ... [more]

Young scientists impress judges during regional fair

Feb 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of students from Fremont County joined their peers from around the region Monday at the West Central Regional Science Fair at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Ranchers get drought tips at Farm and Ranch Days

Jan 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 29th Annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days event was under way Wednesday in Riverton, where representatives and organizations from the industry ... [more]

Deputy says he'll vie to replace Varn as county attorney

Jan 30, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shortly after Fremont County attorney Brian Varn submitted his letter of resignation to commissioners Tuesday, deputy county attorney Pat LeBrun announced he ... [more]

County attorney Varn to resign next month

Jan 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn is resigning effective Feb. 28 after serving in the position for nearly four years.
"After I retired from the Air Force, I ... [more]

Fish stories: Ice anglers seize the day at Wild West Winter

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  She was not going to win, but at least one little girl out on the lake was ecstatic about her catch in the Wild West Winter Carnival Ice Fishing Derby.
She ... [more]