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Earmarks might, might not, skew budget balance

Jul 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After cutting, trimming and shifting money among accounts, Fremont County has developed a draft budget that, depending on the perspective, either still shows a ... [more]

Runway project on schedule; job 25 percent done

Jun 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport's runway reconstruction project is progressing on schedule. Local officials toured the construction site this month.
Graders, ... [more]

Airline still stung by crew shortage; numbers down for May

Jun 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Of 123 flights scheduled to depart from Riverton, 57 were canceled.

Great Lakes Airlines does not plan to discontinue service at Riverton Regional ... [more]

County on board to contribute $200,000 for better air service

Jun 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners tentatively have agreed to contribute money for a plan to obtain a new, reliable airline for Riverton Regional Airport.
The ... [more]

Pilot lands safely after crop duster clips power line

Jun 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  An airplane pilot who struck a power line on Riverview Road was able to safely land his crop duster at Riverton Regional Airport.
Deputies responded at about ... [more]

Airline still struggling; boardings down

Jun 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Regional Airport recorded about 1,600 enplanements this year from January through April 30. Last year, the airport had recorded about 2,400 in those ... [more]

Airport tax

May 31, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's an option that merits consideration as solutions to local air service are sought

This whole idea of paying an airline to provide decent service ... [more]

Entities consider funding Riverton airport efforts

May 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County communities have considered assigning funds to acquire a second airline for the Riverton Regional Airport, a task force reported May 22.
Missy ... [more]

City OKs $200K to help lure new airline to service Riverton Regional Airport

May 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council earmarked $200,000 during its meeting Tuesday that may be needed to help recruit a new airline to Riverton Regional Airport. ... [more]

Bar and grill liquor license is city's first; airport eatery available again

May 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has granted its only bar and grill liquor license to business owner Patricia Fullmer, who opened the mafia-themed restaurant Main ... [more]

More flights to Riverton airport in March; bigger plane used often

Apr 23, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A monthly boost in air service activity was reported in March at Riverton Regional Airport.
For the month, 124 flights were scheduled to depart from the ... [more]

Airport name change sensible

Apr 19, 2015 - Ron Warpness, Riverton:  Editor:
I read with interest the letter from April 5, "It's the service, not the name," by Mr. Mike Ward.
As I was instrumental in appointing the airport ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 7, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  First up, a correction about the Riverton "Avenue of Flags" from last week. We mentioned national observances in honor of fallen firefighters which were being ... [more]

It's the service, not the name

Apr 5, 2015 - Mike Ward, Riverton:  Editor:
The other day I read about the idea of [more]

An answer for the airport

Apr 1, 2015 - Staff:  The Plan Restoring Airservice Now Kit

There is exciting news for Fremont County today. Remember the big DC-10 jumbo jet that flew near Sinks Canyon a ... [more]

Airline on-time performance up, but boardings sharply lower

Mar 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  About 770 people boarded a flight at Riverton Regional Airport in January and February. That's about half of the roughly 1,200 who flew in those months in ... [more]

What's in a name?

Mar 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the case of the airport, it could be quite a lot

Among the actions being discussed to improve -- perhaps even preserve -- commercial air service in ... [more]

Air service better now, but an earlier flight would help

Mar 25, 2015 - Eileen Wertz, Riverton:  Editor:
Flying from the Riverton airport is a little better now. We have had to fly four times to Denver since Feb. 1, and every flight was flown and pretty ... [more]

Enzi's bill

Mar 18, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our senior senator is looking for a remedy for part of the air service mess

Give U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming a set of golden pilot's wings for ... [more]

Airport mustn't settle for something that would not serve our market well

Mar 15, 2015 - Clinton Ferguson, Riverton:  Editor:
I read about the [more]

Riverton air service secure for now, Great Lakes says

Mar 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The airline is quitting Sheridan County Airport on March 31.

Riverton Regional Airport is unlikely to lose air service in coming months, air industry ... [more]

Enzi bill could bring relief to airport amid enplanement drop-off

Mar 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., may provide a temporary fix for small airports struggling to cope with new flight-time requirements for ... [more]

Airport leaders explore changing facility's name

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regional Airport Board is revisiting the idea of changing or adding to the name of the airport.
The discussion Feb. 20 began when Jim Steinhoff ... [more]

Neighboring air service

Mar 4, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Five towns in Nebraska show how hard finding a new airline here might be

Of great interest to those concerned about commercial air service in Fremont ... [more]

Airport board seats filled; alternates in place as well

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Response to the City of Riverton's recent call for volunteers to serve on municipal boards was favorable for the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
The city ... [more]

Slow start to air boardings in new year

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport began the year at a slower pace than it did at the beginning of 2014 for commercial air passengers.
At the end of January in 2014 ... [more]

Recruiting an airline

Feb 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Disastrous passenger figures at the airport prove that it must be done

Not that any more persuasion was required, but the year-and air passenger ... [more]

Air service task force to go forward

Feb 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a drastic drop-off in passenger boardings for 2014 confirmed at Riverton Regional Airport, the Riverton City Council plans to proceed with the creation of ... [more]

Runways at city airport to receive upgrades

Jan 2, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The project should take 170 days to finish.

Two runways at Riverton Regional Airport will get upgrades in the new year.
Riverton public works ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Holiday schedule
The Ranger will not publish Thursday in observance of New Year's Day. Our offices at 421 E. Main St. in downtown Riverton will be ... [more]