Fremont County

CASPER —Teton was ranked the healthiest county and Fremont the least healthy county in Wyoming, based on data in the newest report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.  The rankings look at two main components: health factors and health outcomes. Health factors — like...
JACKSON —After months of threatening to sue, the ACLU of Wyoming has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Teton County’s 24/7 Sobriety Program, saying that court-ordered daily drug and alcohol tests violate the constitutional rights of people not yet convicted of a crime. Originally created by a...
Ranger, Lander Journal, Wind River News sold to financial adviser   By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — The Ranger and its affiliated newspapers in Fremont County have been sold. After decades of ownership by the Peck family, and countless editions, stories,...
Donors partner to pay off state student meal debt   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — More than 3,000 Wyoming students will no longer have a negative balance in their school meal accounts.  With the launch of “Wyoming Angel Accounts,” first lady...
Riverton approves $80K for company if it maintains 25 local employees   By Katie Roenigk The Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — An outdoor sports equipment company planning to move to Riverton must maintain at least 25 full-time employees in order to keep the economic development money...
School board told of more teen violence amid pandemic   By Katie Roenigk The Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — There has been an “extreme increase” in violence among Fremont County youth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Riverton school board heard last month.  “It is alarming...
State might use ARP money to clean illegal dumps on Wind River Indian Reservation   By Katie Roenigk The Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — State officials want to use federal American Rescue Plan funding to help clean up illegal dump sites on the Wind River Indian Reservation.  A recent...
Trooper chief says shooting is evidence of challenges for officers   By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — The fatal exchange of gunfire between a Lander man and a state trooper on Sinks Canyon Road in June is just one among many signs of increasingly challenging...
DCI makes missing persons site easier to use   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation now has an easier-to-find list of the state's missing persons. As of Wednesday, the webpage listed 74 people currently...
Balow, Racines among first women to participate in One-Shot Hunt   By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — Seven women — two of whom have strong Fremont County ties — have made history as the first women selected to compete in the One-Shot Antelope Hunt, which...

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