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Dance studio moves into new building

Sep 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Main Street Dance studio recently opened its doors at its newly remodeled studio on First Street in downtown Riverton.
The studio offers ballet, tap, jazz, ... [more]

Library reintroduces itself to city

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tablets, laptops, e-books and a music mixer are some of the new items available to all patrons.

For some people, it has been a while since they've ... [more]

VFW sells old facility on Main Street to former restaurateurs

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The organization had asked for $650,000 for the 1.5-acre lot last year but sold it for $125,000.

The old Veterans of Foreign Wars building on West ... [more]

Casino gives $3K to Center of Hope

Sep 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino donated $3,000 to the Center of Hope detoxification facility on Tuesday.
"We really appreciate this and every little bit ... [more]

Internet company celebrating installation of new broadband towers with ceremony Friday

Sep 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate improved phone and Internet service locally.
Wyoming.com has partnered with the Fremont ... [more]

Lander curator honored with award

Sep 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bonnie Willhelm, curator for the Museum of the American West, was given the "Outstanding Educator" award for 2014 by the Oregon-California Trails Association. ... [more]

Agriculture industry enjoying wet weather in Wyoming

Sep 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming farmers and ranchers are seeing some of the best crop and pasture conditions in years thanks to good snowfall last winter and above-average ... [more]

New diner opens in Shoshoni

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The owners spent two months renovating the former Desert Cafe.

A Riverton family hopes a good location will help their new Shoshoni diner thrive. The ... [more]

Riverton man elected as delegate at Angus meeting

Sep 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dan E. Ingalls, of Riverton, has been elected as a delegate to the 131th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo ... [more]

Economy slowing down in rural parts of Western, Plains states

Aug 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West.
Creighton ... [more]

Smith honored among White House Champions of Change

Aug 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The transportation director for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes was one of 11 people honored by the White House as Champions of Change for ... [more]

WPBS faces 'perplexing' spectrum issue

Aug 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Not many people think about the radio frequency spectrum on a regular basis, even though the natural resource is central to many daily functions, according to ... [more]

Merrell new administrator for Wyoming Life Resource Center

Aug 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Adam Merrell has joined the Wyoming Department of Health as the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
Merrell has worked in ... [more]

Herren retiring from WyDOT

Aug 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton senior engineering technician Kent Herren retired Aug. 8 from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after more than 32 years of service.
Herren ... [more]

Lander eatery catches eye of New York Times travel blogger

Aug 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  In mid-July, a New York Times photographer and food and travel blogger stopped in Lander during a trip across the United States and were impressed by what they ... [more]

Two dozen businesses to sell WyoLotto tickets in county

Aug 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Locations in Riverton, Lander, Dubois and Shoshoni will participate.

Residents will have 24 locations from which to buy WyoLotto tickets when the ... [more]

District 25 OKs new contracts for educators in 2014-2015 year

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  New contracts have been approved by Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton for Taylor Jacobs as an educational school psychologist, Cynthia Heryford as ... [more]

R Bar adopts smoke-free policy, expands lot to accommodate patio service, games

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council in July approved additional outdoor serving space for the R Bar -- formerly the Time Out Bar -- at 514 N. Federal Blvd.
Pursuant to ... [more]

UW president wants greater cooperation with energy industry

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  University of Wyoming president Richard C. McGinity of Crowheart wants the school to work more closely with the state mining industry during his time at the ... [more]

Start Up Institute returns to Jackson

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College have partnered to bring the third session of the Start Up Institute to Jackson in the fall.
The Start Up ... [more]

City coffee roastery using custom bike to make deliveries

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The family-owned business uses the machine to bring customers bags of roasted beans.

Brown Sugar Coffee Roastery has an eye-catching new promotional ... [more]

Research firm ranks Wyoming No. 2 in business

Jul 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An independent economic research firm ranks Wyoming No. 2 in the nation in its ranking of states for being pro-business.
Wyoming rose from No. 5 in ... [more]

Internet provider begins 'turn up' phase in expansion project

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton-based Wyoming.com said it has started the initial "turn-up" phase of its Wireless NextGen network project for northern Fremont County.
The fixed ... [more]

Wyoming Attorney General fines company $15,000 for violating do-not-call laws

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Attorney General recently imposed a $15,000 civil penalty on a company that appeared to be calling consumers on the do-not-call lists.
The ... [more]

Museum hires Crawford as visitor services coordinator

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jackson Crawford is the new visitor services coordinator for the Riverton Museum.
Crawford said he looks forward to bringing his skills as a teacher and ... [more]

Ridgway earns performance award

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Workforce Development Council has awarded Central Wyoming College's Lori Ridgway with the Outstanding Individual Performance Award at a state ... [more]

Immense haul bodies designed by Westech

Jul 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Imagine driving your local public swimming pool down the highway at 30 mph, and you have an idea of the size of Westech's water tanks. The huge vessels, ... [more]

Westech serves global energy economy from shop in Mills

Jul 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- One of the prevalent political catch phrases of the day is "global economy." We hear and read about this concept often but it rarely appears on our ... [more]

Federal road project hard on nearby businesses

Jul 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some business people see the road construction on South Federal Boulevard like eggs cracked for an omelette, but others think the project's poor management is ... [more]

Wind River elementary teacher receives Arch Coal teacher award

Jun 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Wind River Elementary School instructor has received the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award through the Arch Coal Foundation.
Fifth-grade teacher Chad ... [more]