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Casino hosts job fair to fill 70 new positions

Mar 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is adding new "buffalo restaurants."

The Wind River Hotel and Casino held a job fair Monday and invited residents to ... [more]

Former Riverton school administrator named to UW board of trustees

Mar 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Mel Baldwin spent 26 years with Fremont County School District 25.

A former Riverton school administrator has been named to the University of Wyoming ... [more]

USGS says more data needed to assess any fracking-pollution link

Mar 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas ... [more]

City offering 24-hour malt beverage, catering permits

Mar 12, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton clerk's office will approve all future permits instead of the city council.

The City of Riverton now can issue 24-hour malt beverage and ... [more]

Mead signs bill on homegrown food sales

Mar 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law legislation loosening restrictions on food sales in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Food Freedom Act would exempt Wyoming ... [more]

More than 53,000 in Wyoming may be affected by data breach

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's Insurance Commissioner says more than 53,000 Wyoming residents were affected by the recent security breach at Anthem Inc. ... [more]

Marathon cuts to affect Cody employees

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Layoffs at Houston-based Marathon Oil are playing out in Cody and elsewhere in Wyoming.
A company-wide 10 percent staff reduction will affect Wyoming ... [more]

UW offering two new MBA programs

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming College of Business is offering two new master's of business administration programs for students.
The new international ... [more]

Local RadioShack operations not part of corporate bankruptcy

Mar 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The franchise stores in Lander and Riverton will remain open.

RadioShack Corporation's decision to file for bankruptcy this month will not have an ... [more]

Wyoming nets more than $4.4 million in wind generated taxes

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- More than $4.4 million was generated from taxes on wind production across Wyoming in the last fiscal year, according to the state Department of ... [more]

Transportation commission approves eight state contracts

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The work includes repaving five miles of U.S. Highway 287 in Fremont County.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded contracts ... [more]

Encana seeks to renew soil treatment permit

Feb 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) is applying to renew a permit for a soil treatment facility near Pavillion and for a second land farm in the Moneta Divide area. ... [more]

City renews 31 liquor licenses

Feb 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton City Council approved 31 liquor license renewal applications during its regular meeting Feb. 17.
The city received 32 applications: 22 were for ... [more]

Farm retailer moving into former ALCO

Feb 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  A farm and ranch retail chain plans to move into the former ALCO Stores building in Lander.
Bomgaars Supply, Inc., announced it would take possession in ... [more]

CWC's marketing director wants entire staff involved in promotion

Feb 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lori Ridgway wants to implement the "orchestrator" model of marketing.

After the retirement of two longtime public information employees last year, ... [more]

Riverton native named 'influential' woman

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Evelyn Traylor lives in Sugar Land, Texas.

Riverton native Evelyn Traylor has been recognized in the January edition of the Houston Woman Magazine as ... [more]

Gores receives Outstanding Engineer Award

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Jim Gores, president of Riverton-based James Gores and Associates, Inc., was presented with the Outstanding Engineer Award at the Wyoming Engineering Society's ... [more]

Free business development class available to tribal entrepreneurs

Feb 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Small Business Administration's' Office of Native American Affairs will present a free training seminar on a business development program specific to ... [more]

Wells retires from WyDOT

Feb 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Dubois maintenance worker Chad Wells retired Jan. 30 from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after working for the agency for more than 28 years.
Wells ... [more]

Resident engineer promoted to lead WyDOT district maintenance crews

Jan 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's resident engineer in Pinedale has been promoted to District 5 maintenance engineer in Basin.
Pete Hallsten replaces ... [more]

Report: Companies flared $11M in gas

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPEr -- Wyoming energy companies flared enough natural gas through the first 10 months of 2014 to fuel the Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station for 130 ... [more]

Alpha Natural Resources chief resigns for new role

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BRISTOL, Va. -- Alpha Natural Resources Inc. says president Paul Vining is resigning to become CEO of another coal-related company.
The Bristol, Va.,-based ... [more]

Electric, gas provider MDU Resources hires utility CEO

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. -- MDU Resources Group Inc., based in Bismarck, N.D., has promoted Nicole Kivisto as its president and CEO of the corporation's utility group ... [more]

Doctor joins Lander hospital

Jan 15, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  SageWest Health Care has announced that Jeremy Newman, M.D., has joined its staff and is offering emergency medicine services to patients at SageWest Health ... [more]

Grant writing program offering consultations

Jan 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  CASPER -- A comprehensive grant writing training program, Get That Grant: Grantwriting from Conception to Completion, will be April 27 to April 30 in ... [more]

Economic group marks its one-year anniversary

Jan 15, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander economic group's president said his organization has spent its first year building a vision, establishing a mission statement and working on team ... [more]

Lander woodworker wins five awards

Jan 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  Scott Robeson Custom Woodworking of Lander recently won three first place awards during the Cabinet Makers Association's annual program.
The Lander business ... [more]

Attorneys taking advantage of 'cloud' system at new law office

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two young attorneys have teamed up to open a new law office in Riverton.
Jeff Stanbury, 35, and Katherine Strike, 38, have worked together locally for years, ... [more]

Interim administrator in place at WLRC

Jan 8, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health announced Dec. 12 that Adam Merrell is no longer the administrator at the Wyoming Life Resource Center.
WDH Behavioral Health ... [more]

U.S. Energy names Veltri as next president, chief operating officer

Jan 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  U.S. Energy has announced the appointment of David Veltri as president and chief operating officer of the company effective Jan. 1.
Before joining U.S. ... [more]