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City awards bids for $1M in 1 percent tax projects

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Some of the money will fund a survey of Riverton's streets.

Several pavement projects are slated to begin this summer in Riverton.
The Fix Our ... [more]

New board members join Wyoming PBS Foundation

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The foundation has started to focus on adding certain skills as well as geographic diversity to represent the needs of Wyoming.

Three new members ... [more]

Shoshones receive grant from Minnesota tribe

Jul 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe has received a $355,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a tribe located southwest of Minneapolis.
Eastern ... [more]

Bomgaars opens store in Lander

Jul 2, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Bomgaars Supply Inc. opened its 73rd store June 4 in Lander.
Representatives from the farm and ranch retailer, along with local employees and members of the ... [more]

Two directors of domestic violence group retiring Tuesday

Jun 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the Riverton Police Department will host a retirement open house for the executive ... [more]

City taps general fund to buy pothole-filling machine

Jun 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton will purchase a new pothole-filling machine from NorMont Equipment Company of Montana.
The Riverton City Council previously considered a ... [more]

Oldman joins Northern Arapaho Business Council

Jun 25, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe swore in Ronald Oldman as the new member of the Northern Arapaho Business Council on June 17 in Ethete after it declared a vacancy ... [more]

Casino celebrates opening of new Buffalo Restaurant

Jun 25, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The CEO describes the eatery as an "adult food court."

The Wind River Hotel and Casino invited the community to celebrate the opening of the new $12 ... [more]

BLM employees honored by Public Lands Foundation

Jun 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Bureau of Land Management employees from Lander were presented with the Outstanding Public Lands Professional Award in May for their achievements and ... [more]

Businesses report big losses during South Federal Boulevard work

Jun 18, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  When the Wyoming Department of Transportation set out to reconstruct South Federal Boulevard in Riverton last year, the plan was to make improvements and ... [more]

Casino opening new restaurant Friday

Jun 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is celebrating the grand opening of its new Buffalo Restaurant all weekend.
Events begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 ... [more]

City awards bid for ramp repair along Pershing Avenue

Jun 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pedestrian complaints spurred the Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee to recommend the city fix the accessibility ramps along Pershing Avenue between Broadway ... [more]

Collector selling personal trove of coins and artwork

Jun 11, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  For 58 years, Don Haddenham has been a collector of coins, art and sundries. In May, he opened Wind River Coin and Collectibles in hopes of liquidating his ... [more]

City picks out-of-state firm for pavement assessment work

Jun 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Of the six companies that submitted bids, IMS Infrastructure Management ranked the highest.

Riverton City Council members had trouble deciding if ... [more]

St. Stephen's teacher earns Fulbright award

Jun 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Dara Weller of St. Stephen's Indian School was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to conduct research in the United Kingdom, according ... [more]

Council expects $675K in visitor spending for fiscal year 2015-2016

Jun 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Visitors Council estimates a 2015-2016 fiscal year revenue of $675,000 from 4 percent lodging tax collections.
The revenue for the 2014-15 ... [more]

Zamora named general manager at Hi Mountain Jerky

Jun 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Hans and Kimberly Hummel, owners of Hi Mountain Jerky and Seasonings, are pleased to announce the promotion of Edgar Zamora to general manager of the company. ... [more]

WHP announces two new lieutenants

Jun 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has announced the appointment of two new lieutenants.
Col. John Butler on Friday announced that Trooper George Nykun and ... [more]

Shoshoni man earns Driver of the Year award from WTA

Jun 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Gary Albrandt has logged more than 3.4 million miles with no preventable accidents in his professional career.

A professional truck driver from ... [more]

Lander store donates to two school districts on reservation

May 28, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander business manager said he wanted to find a way to give back to school districts on the Wind River Indian Reservation that are "often ... [more]

CWC professor earns distance educator award

May 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College Professor Colleen Bartlett earned the Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring conference in ... [more]

Taco bus in Riverton serving up dozens of Mexican dishes

May 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Daniel's Mexican Food restaurant in Riverton offers a large menu out of a large bus that is bigger than the usual taco trucks seen in many cities.
This bus, ... [more]

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]