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Fremont County EMS continues to explore ways to improve funding shortfall

(Lander, Wyo.) – Earlier this week, Fremont County Ambulance Director Joseph Zillmer presented the County Commission with a detailed look at the department, its challenges, future expectations and needs. Ultimately, Zillmer came to the conclusion that additional funding would be needed for the 2015-16 budget season, and that perhaps it should come through some kind of tax subsidy.

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County’s Day Reporting program to be housed in Starrett building

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont County School District 1 Board of Trustees approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the County to house the Day Reporting program in three rooms at the Starrett facility. The County Commissioners had previously approved the MOU. The County will pay the school district $500 per month to use the facility, and the MOU is renewable each year.

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Animal Control Committee does not recommend the county build its own impound facility

(Lander, Wyo.) – A committee of community individuals have firmed up their recommendations for animal control issues in Fremont County. The committee was formed last winter after the county ran out of budgeted funds to board dogs at PAWS in Riverton and a Lander veterinarian opted out of providing those services.

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County nixes forensic pathologist position, for now

(Lander, Wyo.) – Plans for the Fremont County Coroner’s Office to hire a forensic pathologist have died for now. At last night’s public budget hearing, Coroner Ed McAuslan informed the Fremont County Commission that the candidate who showed the most interest in the position declined to accept the offer, hoping for a boost in salary of $50,000.