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Lawmakers not encouraging on county's airport, insurance issues

Dec 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State legislators showed little support for some issues raised by Fremont County Commissioners at a Dec. 2 meeting.
"We are in support of this effort to ... [more]

City praises former airport board member

Nov 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council gave special recognition to former Riverton Regional Airport Board member Jim Matson on Tuesday at the council meeting. Matson ... [more]

Airline recruitment set to begin

Nov 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Money incentive key to luring new service; 'core group' of fundraisers now being sought

The Riverton Regional Airport task force is looking for ... [more]

More than Jackson

Nov 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The tourist area's airport figures skew Wyoming's air service picture

How could it be that in this period of near desperation among small airlines ... [more]

Matson confirms resignation from Riverton Regional Airport board

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jim Matson has announced his resignation from the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
"Right now I've got some health issues that are not really conducive to me ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport not alone in traffic decrease this year

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  10,000 passenger mark won't be met

Riverton's airport woes are not unique in Wyoming.
Data from the Wyoming Department of Transportation shows six ... [more]

The way it was: Runway project -- 1955

Oct 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Commercial air travel in Fremont County was growing quickly as the uranium boom picked up speed in the mid-1950s. Riverton Regional Airport (then called ... [more]

Good news and bad

Oct 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Great Lakes Airlines has improved reliability at the expense of availability

New data from Great Lakes Airlines and Riverton Regional Airport ... [more]

Airport won't hit 10,000 boardings

Sep 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport could lose $1 million in entitlement funding this year because of low passenger numbers.
Officials say they expect to tally ... [more]

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]