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Col. John Butler retiring as head of Wyoming Highway Patrol

May 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The head of the Wyoming Highway Patrol is retiring.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says Col. John Butler announced he will retire on June 1. He's been ... [more]

Days Inn continues $1.4 million remodel

May 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The renovation includes 17 added rooms and a new spa area and exercise room.

For about $1.4 million, the Days Inn in Riverton underwent a remodel ... [more]

City council approves 31 liquor license renewal applications

May 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton approved 31 liquor license renewal applications in February. The city is due to receive about $39,500 from application fees in addition to ... [more]

Lander resident passes bar exam

May 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Bar has announced that nine people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming. 
Among the nine is Christine ... [more]

Rey resigning from post as CWC director of human resources

May 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  After more than three years of service to Central Wyoming College, executive director of human resources Jennifer Rey announced her resignation April 15 "with ... [more]

Sierra Club hires new conservation director

May 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Sierra Club Wyoming Chapter has selected veteran environmental advocate Lloyd Dorsey to be the chapter's new Wyoming conservation director.
"We are ... [more]

City awards bid for fire hydrant replacement to Riverton company

May 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 2015 fire hydrant replacement project has been awarded to Viper Underground of Riverton.
The company was the lowest bidder with a price tag of about ... [more]

Entrepreneur hoping to launch tourism business for reservation

May 7, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie resident John Enos is in the process of obtaining a "step-on" license from the Tribal Employment Rights Office.

Fort Washakie ... [more]

Group helping artists on rez with business goals

May 7, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Artists from the Wind River Indian Reservation will have the opportunity to settle in a new venue to sell their products with the help of the Wyoming Women's ... [more]

Center of Hope receives $10,000 from tribe, casino

May 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe and Wind River Hotel and Casino have donated $10,000 to Volunteers of America, which operates the Center of Hope in Riverton.
"We ... [more]

WHP lieutenant supervising county retires after 31 years

May 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Tom Adams retired Friday after 31 years of service.
He began his career with the WHP on May 5, 1984, stationed in Farson. He was ... [more]

Ranchers help market beef to Japanese buyers

Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Two Wyoming ranch families are part of an advertising campaign to promote and increase the demand for American beef in Japan.
The U.S. Meat ... [more]

Game bird man shutting down after 40 years

Apr 30, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By Eric Blom
Staff Writer

After 40 years George Cassell, is shutting down his game bird farm 5 miles north of Riverton. Business has been slow.
"I haven't ... [more]

CWC receives $15,000 in scholarship funding from Daniels Fund

Apr 23, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Daniels Fund has awarded $70,000 in Boundless Opportunity Scholarship funds to Casper College, Central Wyoming College and Laramie County Community ... [more]

Music store matching musicians with microphones

Apr 23, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  On the last Saturday of every month, Mammoth Music is opening its stage to anyone willing to take the microphone.
Musicians and singers are invited to ... [more]

Food bank closing temporarily; organizers seek volunteers

Apr 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Community Food Bank has closed due to health problems affecting one of its organizers.
Nancy Eckstein, who runs the bank with her husband, Lloyd ... [more]

State OKs EOG flaring request

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press, Cheyenne:  The state Board of Land Commissioners has approved a company's request to avoid paying royalties to the state on natural gas that the company has flared in the ... [more]

DWS urges unemployment insurance claimants to file online

Apr 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Division is encouraging individuals to file for unemployment insurance benefits online. ... [more]

Devon Energy makes Fortune magazine's best workplace list

Apr 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy has been named to Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," the eighth consecutive year the company has earned a spot on ... [more]

Davey retiring after 20 years with CWC

Apr 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A retiring employee was commended for her service in February during a meeting of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
Martha Davey will retire at ... [more]

Bill extends federal help to rural water systems

Apr 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Senators from Colorado, Wyoming and Montana are co-sponsoring a bill to re-authorize training and other assistance for rural water ... [more]

Hornecker named Community College Faculty Member of the Year

Apr 9, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees has named Casper College instructor Heath Hornecker as the Community College Faculty Member of the Year ... [more]

Elected officials visit with ESBC; tribe reports on casino expansion

Apr 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Newly elected Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray took advantage of an offer made by Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, to visit the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on March 26 ... [more]

Class to offer farmers market grant training

Apr 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Hands-on training for writing grants to promote farmers markets, local food programs and raising specialty crops is available April 18 in Lander.
"Writing ... [more]

Canceled bus route affecting homeless

Apr 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Black Hills Stage Line bus service has canceled its route through Fremont County because of a lack of ridership.
According to the company, the Denver to ... [more]

Fitness studio to merge with Teton Athletic Club in May

Apr 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Renew Fitness Studio has announced plans to merge with Teton Athletic Club in Riverton. Renew Fitness Studio co-owners Kelli Gard and Sarah Remacle and Teton ... [more]

WyoLotto sues Cheyenne man, claims he spread falsehoods

Mar 26, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- WyoLotto is pressing a civil lawsuit that accuses a Cheyenne man of trying to sabotage its relationship with national lottery organizations.
The ... [more]

Action Cooling preps for ice machine repair season

Mar 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As warmer weather finds its way back to the valley, coolers and refrigerators may need to find their way to Clyde Forbis, the owner of Action Cooling in ... [more]

Wyoming drops green tags for cattle identification

Mar 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Livestock Board is moving away from the use of the Wyoming green tag as official identification for cattle due to federal rules.
The ... [more]

Central Wyoming College approves $356,000 website redesign project

Mar 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College will spend up to $279,000 this year on a new design for its website.
The total five-year price for the project could reach ... [more]