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Non-profit to partner with business to support schools

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A non-profit organization is helping businesses connect with their local public schools and set up a way to help teachers in the classroom. One Percent for ... [more]

Hotel manager nominated for award

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  When the Wind River Hotel and Casino first opened its doors in 2012, most of the newly hired 700 employees also were new to the hospitality and casino ... [more]

New owner plans to sell Vietnamese coffee in Buford

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BUFORD -- The tiny Wyoming town of Buford will be taking on a Vietnamese flavor.
Pham Dinh Nguyen bought the unincorporated area 30 miles west of Cheyenne last ... [more]

City of Riverton sells two lots for $72,000

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two lots for sale by the City of Riverton have found buyers.
The Riverton City Council approved to sell lots 4 and 7 at the regular city council meeting July ... [more]

Wells Fargo donates $15,000 to Habitat

Aug 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  In a returning partnership, Wells Fargo -- through its Housing Foundation -- has awarded $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country, and the Wells Fargo ... [more]

Leather Design expands to storefront

Aug 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The business has been operating for more than a decade out of the owner's home.

Leather Design, owned by B.J. Griffin, opened in its new location on ... [more]

Coal giant Peabody's earnings beat expectations

Jul 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings slid 56 percent because of lower pricing, but the results still handily beat Wall ... [more]

NAPA joins support network for Intrepid Fallen Heroes

Jul 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  NAPA Auto Parts stores and NAPA AutoCare centers in Riverton have joined forces in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a non-profit organization that ... [more]

State ranks fifth on list of best in U.S. for business

Jul 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Pollina lists evaluates states based on 32 factors controlled by state government, including taxes, human resources, education, legislation, energy ... [more]

Seniors have both buying power and experience

Jul 25, 2013 - By Susan Jerke:  Question -- "Do you have any advice for working with senior citizen customers?"
-- Ben, Sundance
Answer -- My 80-year-old mother recently decided ... [more]

Erixon named market CEO of hospitals

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Regional Hospital and Riverton Memorial Hospital have announced that Stephen M. Erixon will lead both hospitals on a permanent basis in a newly-created ... [more]

City awards $1.3M bid for work at airport

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton awarded a bid for roughly $1.3 million to Maxwell Asphalt of Salt Lake City for Riverton Regional Airport's taxiway "C" rehab and ... [more]

Riverton dentist receives Fellowship Award

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Academy of General Dentistry has announced that Dr. Joshua Wagner of Riverton received the association's Fellowship Award during the AGD 2013 Annual ... [more]

Mayor praises staff for WAM efforts

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The four-day convention invited state elected officials for workshops and informational meetings.

Riverton city secretary Kristin Watson was praised ... [more]

Riverton man on new state lottery board

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Several newly appointed members of the board of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation say it's too early in the process to tell whether the state will ... [more]

Dubois business assists in decoy construction

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has a new elk decoy thanks to the Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists, the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation and Boy ... [more]

Board recognizes four college classified staff members

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Four members of the classified staff at Central Wyoming College earned certificates or degrees this year and were recognized by the CWC Board of Trustees in ... [more]

CWC chooses contractor for housing work

Jul 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees chose a contractor in June to complete a housing project on the Riverton campus.
Shepard Construction Inc. of ... [more]

Resort seeks to add ropes course, zip line to operations

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is proposing to add an "aerial adventure course" to its operations.
The resort is seeking approval from the ... [more]

Smith's celebrates store renovation

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Doors opened on a remodeled Smith's Food and Drug store Wednesday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1200 W. Main St.
Employees, Smith's executives, ... [more]

State cattle industry convention honors agriculture professionals

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Stock Growers Association honored a number of outstanding agriculture advocates during the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade ... [more]

Intensive entrepreneurship program coming to Jackson

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  An intensive entrepreneurship program is coming to Jackson this fall to help jump-start aspiring entrepreneurs and to encourage Wyoming's economic growth and ... [more]

Wild Bill's Chuck Wagon sets up downtown

Jun 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wild Bill's Chuck Wagon has parked itself outside the Odd Fellows Hall in Riverton to serve up a variety of dishes to the hungry patron.
The mobile kitchen ... [more]

Agencies give tips on finance management at business roundtable

Jun 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Wind River Development Fund came together again to have their last business roundtable of the spring season. ... [more]

Chris Peck named associate editor of The Ranger

Jun 20, 2013 - Staff:  A nationally acclaimed newspaperman with roots in Fremont County has joined The Ranger's masthead.
Chris Peck has been named associate editor of Fremont ... [more]

BLM recognizes Wyoming Honor Farm for 25-year partnership

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 25-year partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm was celebrated at the May 22 meeting of the BLM Wyoming Resource ... [more]

Vail Resorts third-quarter net income, spring pass sales up

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Vail Resorts said June 6 that its earnings rose 23 percent in its fiscal third quarter, as late spring snow helped boost skier visits to ... [more]

Young entrepreneurs develop ideas for rez

Jun 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young entrepreneurs from the Wind River Indian Reservation pitched their ideas to attendees Friday during the Native American Business Expo at the Frank B. ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport board addresses reliability issues, marketing efforts

Jun 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regional Airport board is looking to improve reliability for patrons, but members also are determined to increase marketing efforts to attract ... [more]

Entrances at elementary schools ready for remodel

Jun 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees awarded a contract to Yeates Construction of Riverton this week for upcoming remodels at the security ... [more]

Committee picks Inberg-Miller for concrete project

May 30, 2013 - Staff:  The Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee has selected Inberg-Miller Engineers as the design firm for a Riverton concrete repair project, which will be the first ... [more]

District 25 staff recognized for contributions to community

May 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees recognized board members, staff and volunteers for their contributions to the community ... [more]

Chamber of commerce distributes $71,200 to Riverton organizations

May 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The funds come from a countywide lodging tax.

Riverton organizations and events are getting an extra financial boost from the Riverton Chamber of ... [more]

Wyoming Sugar to erect new silos

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- A project to erect new silos at the Wyoming Sugar Factory in Worland is drawing praise from Gov. Matt Mead.
Mead was on hand this past week to ... [more]

CowBelles host annual luncheon

May 23, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton CowBelles, a chapter of American National CattleWomen, had its annual Business Person's Appreciation Luncheon on May 16.
"The luncheon is our ... [more]

Allotment grazing rules get closer to finalization

May 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Environmentalists, ranchers, the State of Wyoming and the Bureau of Land Management are wrapping up a hearing about grazing rules for the former Green Mountain ... [more]

RHS students win first in culinary contest

May 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Taco John's in Riverton loaned its kitchen counters to two Riverton High School students who came in with a few ingredients to put together a recipe May 9 that ... [more]

State Farm donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country, recently received a grant award of $5,000 from the State Farm Foundation. The grant money will help fund the upcoming ... [more]

CWC instructor and president recognized

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Andy Eckart, Central Wyoming College's instructor of facilities maintenance technology, was named the state's Outstanding Community Service Educator at a ... [more]

Sheriff's office celebrates employees

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office celebrated National Correctional Officers and Employees Week during the first full week of May, when they ... [more]