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After winter problems, air service was much better on summer trips

Sep 12, 2014 - Jorda Compton:  Editor:
I will give credit where credit is due. I had been screwed over big-time by the bad air service at Riverton Regional Airport late last winter. People ... [more]

City OKs grant app for runway work

Sep 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The FAA will administer the grant to pay for the design, which will be used when the city requests bids for construction next year.

Local officials ... [more]

Great Lakes losing co-op agreement with Frontier

Aug 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines is to lose its code-share status with Frontier Airlines on Oct. 1. The change could spell inconveniences and higher fares for some ... [more]

Service and price

Aug 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Any air travel solution locally has to address both

No self-respecting person, business or public institution likes to make excuses to explain away ... [more]

Airport numbers show substantial improvement

Jul 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  June cancellations just 8 percent

Air service at Riverton Regional Airport has turned a corner, according to the most recent data.
After months of ... [more]

Herculean airplane to touch down in Riverton

Jul 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fans of big airplanes are in for a treat Tuesday when the Wyoming Air National Guard plans to fly a Lockheed C130 Hercules into Riverton Regional Airport. ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rainout
Not too many events get rained out this time of year in Fremont County (or any time of year, for that matter), but that is what happened Friday ... [more]

Air service task force advises guarantee for airline

Jul 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tasked with improving service at Riverton Regional Airport, the Fremont County Air Service Task force is considering a revenue guarantee plan for airlines ... [more]

Air service crisis

Jun 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Other places are trying things we need to consider

The ongoing, statewide crisis of deteriorating airline service is sparking cooperative efforts ... [more]

Airport flight numbers up after added Worland connection

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Connections to the Worland Municipal Airport has helped boost flight numbers in the past months at Riverton Regional Airport. Since the beginning of the year, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer is near?
Four days before the official start of summer, we're not getting very summery weather. These cool, mostly cloudy days aren't what we're ... [more]

Airport earns top marks from FAA, council hears in detailed presentation

Jun 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport has been recognized by Federal Aviation Administration inspectors as one of the top two airports in an eight-state FAA Northwest ... [more]

Airport asks county for added FY15 funds

Jun 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some outside groups are asking Fremont County for more money this budget cycle. Fremont County Commissioners are working on the county budget for the coming ... [more]

Give airport a break

May 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 10,000-passenger mandate will be hard to get this year, but it's not our fault

News on passenger airline boardings at Riverton Regional Airport ... [more]

After dismal first four months, airport figures could be better in May

May 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Boardings are down almost 1,200 in 2014 compared to last year.

A trend of fewer passengers boarding an airplane at Riverton Regional Airport ... [more]

Be ready to assist the airline serving Riverton

May 19, 2014 - Brad Kellinger, Colorado Springs, Colo.:  Editor:
I do not live in Fremont County, but I come there for business several times every year and for fun at least once a summer.
Having Riverton Regional ... [more]

WCC not using 'unpredictable' Riverton airport

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Catholic College is getting used to taking its business to airports other than Riverton's.
In late 2013, WCC issued a policy regarding traveling in ... [more]

New operator found for Riverton airport cafe space

May 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fullmer's Fatboy Diner plans to open May 16.

The vacant restaurant space at Riverton Regional Airport soon will be occupied by a new Fullmer's Fatboy ... [more]

Airline inquiry

May 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If we woo a new carrier, there will be questions and answers for both sides

The new task force assigned the duty of getting to the bottom of ... [more]

Airport Task Force asks state for additional airline service in city

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recently formed Airport Task Force has submitted a request for additional airline service at Riverton Regional Airport to the Aeronautics Division of the ... [more]

City OKs airport group, sets four goals

Apr 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines operates at Riverton Regional Airport and has been dealing with pilot shortages and other issues that have affected local air service. ... [more]

Proposals sought for new operator at Airport Cafe

Apr 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes still battling shortage of pilots; bigger planes now in use
The City of Riverton will accept proposals through 5 p.m. Friday from companies or ... [more]

Air service woes frustrate FCAG, which urges more county assistance

Mar 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander Mayor Mike Wolf posed a telling question this month while speaking about Fremont County's air service.
"How can we discuss something that doesn't ... [more]

Air boardings down by 500 a month so far in 2014

Mar 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The number of departures and arrivals at Riverton Regional Airport closely reflected the difficulties the airport's sole commercial airline is suffering on a ... [more]

Great Lakes has a plan

Mar 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Struggling under new FAA regulations, airline cuts seats from some planes; Riverton to have 30-seater exclusively

The top man at Great Lakes Airlines ... [more]

Priority

Mar 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Friday's meeting on local air service was depressing -- but not hopeless

Air service is a community issue.
If a single thought ought to be carried ... [more]

Airport board sets important meeting Friday; citizens urged to be there

Mar 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents are encouraged to attend Friday's meeting of the Riverton Regional Airport Board at 8 a.m. in the city council chambers at Riverton City Hall.
City ... [more]

As pilot shortage continues, Great Lakes quits ND service

Mar 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The airline is the sole commercial flight provider at Riverton Regional Airport.

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Great Lakes Airlines will be leaving North Dakota ... [more]

The way it was: Airline crew -- 1954

Mar 17, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton Regional Airport was a key hub for Frontier Airlines in the 1954, so much so that the airline organized an air show to commemorate Frontier's 10,000th ... [more]

Cafe shuts its doors at airport; city 'in a bind'

Mar 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The doors to the Airport Cafe at the Riverton Regional Airport did not open for business Monday morning.
Airport division manager Paul Griffin said the ... [more]