fremont county http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Summer-Like Temperatures Cause More Flooding http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/summer-temperatures-cause-more-flooding <p>Several residents have been asked to evacuate their homes in Wood’s Landing because an access road was flooded by the rising Laramie River.&nbsp; And residents in the towns of Saratoga and Encampment are on alert for evacuations, as high snow melt floods the North Platte River.&nbsp; Flooding&nbsp;in Park&nbsp;and Fremont Counties has not led&nbsp;to evacuations, but officials are wary of rainfall this weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:17:42 +0000 Melodie Edwards 58985 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Summer-Like Temperatures Cause More Flooding Representative Patrick Goggles Reflects On His Time In The Legislature http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/representative-patrick-goggles-reflects-his-time-legislature <p>Patrick Goggles has been serving in the Wyoming House of Representatives since 2005. But at the end of the recent budget session, he announced that he won’t be seeking reelection in 2014. Goggles is a democrat from House District 33, which includes a piece of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fremont County.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:28:43 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55689 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Representative Patrick Goggles Reflects On His Time In The Legislature Negotiation Vs. Litigation: A Look At The Reservation Borders Decision http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/negotiation-vs-litigation-look-reservation-borders-decision <p>The governments of Riverton, Fremont County, the state, and of the two tribes who share the Wind River Indian Reservation are arguing, again, over the reservation’s&nbsp;borders.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:58:13 +0000 Irina Zhorov 54048 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Negotiation Vs. Litigation: A Look At The Reservation Borders Decision Wyoming Stories: Donna Robeson Remembers Life In South Pass City http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-donna-robeson-remembers-life-south-pass-city <p>Donna Robeson’s great grandmother came to South Pass in 1868.&nbsp; She was a converted Mormon from Scotland and married English immigrant Richard Sherlock.&nbsp; They heard there was going to be a big gold strike, so they came to seek their fortunes in mining.&nbsp; This dream didn’t quite pan out.&nbsp; Instead, the family started hotel and ranching businesses to earn a living.&nbsp; Donna tells historian Susan Layman what she remembers from her childhood, at the ranch and with her aunt and uncle in the hotel.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:08:46 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 52545 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Donna Robeson Remembers Life In South Pass City Fire at compressor station sends 1 to hospital http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fire-compressor-station-sends-1-hospital <p></p><p>A Christmas Day fire at a natural gas compressor station south of Riverton sent one worker to the hospital.</p><p>The East Alkali Butte station belongs to Texas-based Legacy Reserves. The company’s safety coordinator, Randy Williams, says the injured worker was a contractor. He was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City for treatment.</p><p>Fremont County Fire Protection deputy chief Dan Oakley says by the time the department got on scene, the fire had been mostly extinguished. He says the building was still standing, but that the windows and doors had been blown out.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 00:32:20 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 51852 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fire at compressor station sends 1 to hospital Wyoming Stories: Togwotee Comes to Lunch http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-togwotee-comes-lunch <p>Tom Duncan grew up in Lander.&nbsp; He comes from a family of Scottish immigrants that settled in Wyoming in the 1880s.&nbsp; In 1900, Duncan’s grandfather trailed 5000 sheep to Fremont County, where he began a ranch along the western border of the Wind River Indian Reservation.&nbsp; Duncan tells the family story of their Native American neighbor, Togwotee, for whom Togwotee Pass is named.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:13:09 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 50712 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Togwotee Comes to Lunch Job Corps breaks ground in Fremont County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/job-corps-breaks-ground-fremont-county <p>Today, the long awaited ground breaking for the 41 million dollar Wind River Job Corps took place.&nbsp; The project was first conceived in 2005 and thanks to support of Senator Mike Enzi it finally received federal approval.&nbsp; It’s the first Job Corps for Wyoming which is the only state without such a facility.&nbsp;</p><p>Sandy Barton of the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Education Services or BOCES spearheaded the effort from the start.&nbsp; She told Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck that it will have a major impact on Fremont County and the state.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:17:50 +0000 Bob Beck 45135 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Job Corps breaks ground in Fremont County BLM takes comment on proposed Fremont uranium mine http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-takes-comment-proposed-fremont-uranium-mine <p>The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments on a proposed uranium mine in eastern Fremont County.</p><p></p><p>Canada-based Strathmore Resources proposes to mine uranium using conventional or open-pit methods and to process the uranium into yellowcake on site.</p><p>The BLM says surface disturbance with pits, spoils storage, material storage and roads and processing facilities would total about 2,000 acres.</p><p>Public comments are due to the BLM's Lander Field Office by Sept. 9.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:24:08 +0000 The Associated Press 43654 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BLM takes comment on proposed Fremont uranium mine Committee to consider bill that cracks down on school bus route violations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/committee-consider-bill-cracks-down-school-bus-route-violations <p>A group of students from Fremont County School District 6 asked the Joint Education Committee to help crack down on school bus fly-bys in the state.</p><p>A fly-by is when a motorist illegally passes a school bus that has stopped to load or unload students, while raising a stop sign and turning on flashing warning lights.</p><p></p><p>Eleven-year-old Makayla Strahle of Crowhart was one of nine children killed in fly-bys nationally during the 2011 school year.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:27:59 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 41728 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Committee to consider bill that cracks down on school bus route violations Energy Fuels to acquire smaller uranium company http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/energy-fuels-acquire-smaller-uranium-company <p>Energy Fuels Inc. plans to acquire Strathmore Minerals Corporation, a move that will establish Energy Fuels as one of the biggest uranium companies in the U.S. The organizations have signed a letter of intent, under which Strathmore shareholders will end up owning about 20% of Energy Fuels shares.</p><p>CEO of Strathmore, David Miller, says the companies are a good match for each other. Both organizations have Wyoming projects.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 22:45:35 +0000 Irina Zhorov 41558 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Energy Fuels to acquire smaller uranium company Teton County is healthiest in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/teton-county-healthiest-wyoming <p></p><p>Teton county residents are the healthiest in Wyoming. That’s according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s County Health Rankings. The least-healthy county was Fremont.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:58:07 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38445 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Teton County is healthiest in Wyoming Fremont County leads Wyoming beer tax hike effort http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fremont-county-leads-wyoming-beer-tax-hike-effort <p>An interim legislative committee is planning to study Wyoming's beer and liquor tax this summer.</p><p>Wyoming's 2-cents-per-gallon tax on malt beverages is the lowest in the nation. It has remained unchanged since it was first passed in 1935, about a year after Prohibition was repealed.</p><p></p><p>The study is among several tax studies assigned to the Joint Interim Revenue Committee this summer and fall.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:56:55 +0000 The Associated Press 38161 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fremont County leads Wyoming beer tax hike effort Wind River tribes sign temporary trash contract http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-tribes-sign-temporary-trash-contract <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">The tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation have signed a six-month </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">temporary</span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"> contract with Fremont County to continue solid waste disposal services there. The previous contract expired earlier this month.</span></font></span></font></span><br> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:02:38 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34667 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River tribes sign temporary trash contract Fremont County wants residents' Christmas trees to build fish habitat in Ocean Lake http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fremont-county-wants-residents-christmas-trees-build-fish-habitat-ocean-lake <p>Fremont County residents will have a chance to put their Christmas trees to good use after taking down the ornaments and lights.</p><p>Each January, area anglers collect Christmas trees and sink them to the bottom of Ocean Lake to create a better habitat for walleye, crappie and yellow perch living there.</p><p>Wyoming Game and Fish Department Fisheries Biologist, Paul Gerrity, says the lake is pretty flat at the bottom.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:57:00 +0000 Rebecca Martinez & Reb 34534 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fremont County wants residents' Christmas trees to build fish habitat in Ocean Lake Fremont Counseling Service starts educational class on gambling addiction http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fremont-counseling-service-starts-educational-class-gambling-addiction <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><p>With casinos operating successfully in Fremont County, anecdotes abound that gambling addiction is becoming a widespread problem. Fremont Counseling Services is reacting accordingly by starting a gambling awareness group to educate people about the signs and symptoms of gambling addiction, and how to engage someone suspected of being a problem gambler.</p><p>Director of Fremont Counseling Services Gerry McAdams says they haven’t necessarily seen an increase of clients with the problem, but they’re going ahead with the classes anyway.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:45:12 +0000 Irina Zhorov 33894 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fremont Counseling Service starts educational class on gambling addiction Dept. of Labor seeking contractors for Wind River Job Corps http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dept-labor-seeking-contractors-wind-river-job-corps <p>The U.S. Department of Labor is finally starting the process of looking for contractors to build the Wind River Job Corps in Riverton. The site, which will provide vocational training for disadvantaged live-in students, has been slow going. Director of the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Education Services, Sandy Barton, says this is great news for the center.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:52:30 +0000 Irina Zhorov 33785 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Dept. of Labor seeking contractors for Wind River Job Corps Gambling addiction in Fremont County could be on rise, but not on radar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gambling-addiction-fremont-county-could-be-rise-not-radar <p>HOST: There have been rumors that Fremont County is experiencing a rise in gambling addiction amongst its residents. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports that whether the rumors are true or not is still unclear, but some services are popping up to address it regardless.</p><p>ZHOROV: The Wind River Hotel and Casino in Riverton is full of chirping slot machines, game tables, bright lights, and…gamblers.</p><p>There are differing opinions regarding how much good gaming has brought to the county and tribes. But there is also concern about gambling addictions.</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:10:50 +0000 Irina Zhorov 33507 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gambling addiction in Fremont County could be on rise, but not on radar Fremont County agrees to pay $457k to settle suit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fremont-county-agrees-pay-457k-settle-suit <p>Fremont County and Lander Regional Hospital have reached a settlement in a yearlong lawsuit over unpaid bills for mental health examinations for residents who may need to be hospitalized.</p><p>The county will pay $457,000 for evaluations from 2009 to Dec. 15. Lander parent company LifePoint Hospitals had sought more than $800,000 in unpaid bills from the county. Both sides disputed how much the county owed for evaluations of patients who faced involuntary hospitalization for mental illness.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 01:15:55 +0000 The Associated Press 18021 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 35 people indicted in drug ring http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/35-people-indicted-drug-ring <p>The Fremont County Attorney&#39;s Office says 35<br />people have been indicted in connection with an alleged drug<br />distribution ring in central Wyoming.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/rVGjbk ) reported that 22<br />of the 35 suspects have been arrested as of Friday.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The indictments came from a grand jury that met from Nov. 28<br />through the 30th. They involve the distribution of cocaine,<br />methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medication.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:32:08 +0000 The Associated Press 16008 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 35 people indicted in drug ring