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Riverton woman brings yard sales indoors

May 31, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Her store sells previously owned clothing, furniture, tools, knick knacks and kitchen items.

Riverton resident Pansy Hillman is opening her own ... [more]

IDEAL program works for students and area businesses

May 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  During the last school year, 15 Riverton High School special education students took part in the IDEAL Work program, learning career skills at businesses ... [more]

Local NAPA store earns recognition

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  NAPA Auto Parts Riverton has earned NAPA "Five Star Status" recognition for 2011, for the second consecutive year the local store has been honored and ... [more]

Friends team up to build mobile chicken processor

May 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Birds of a feather flock together. Riverton friends Kathleen O'Leary and Steve Doyle have created a mobile poultry processor in hopes of having the community ... [more]

Public invited to attend Fremont Co. cattle tour

May 17, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Angus Association's annual tour of Angus operations is happening this weekend in Fremont County.
Shoshoni area rancher Bob Pingetzer is serving ... [more]

Mammoth Music to have grand opening

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's been more than a year since Mammoth Music in downtown Riverton changed ownership, but a grand opening celebration is finally happening this Saturday, May ... [more]

Kentucky Derby betting comes to county

May 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  With two months under its belt at Bomber's Sports Bar in Riverton, Wyoming Horse Racing LLC is gearing up for the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
The company runs ... [more]

Study up when getting a smartphone

Apr 19, 2012 - By Debbie Gorski, University of Wyoming:  Question - "How can a smart phone make my life easier?"
-- Jane, Laramie
Answer - My best advice: Invest some time learning how to use your ... [more]

Golden arches moving to South Federal spot

Apr 19, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In 1999, Bob Luck purchased the Riverton McDonald's knowing that one day he would either relocate or rebuild the fast food establishment.
It's finally ... [more]

Proper amount of marketing depends on sales volume

Apr 12, 2012 - By Greg Jordan:  Question -- "Am I doing enough marketing?"
-- Curt, Laramie
Answer -- This question is asked often in many different ways.
The answer ... [more]

Expo geared for tribal businesses

Apr 12, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Development Fund is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies to put on the 12th annual Native American Business ... [more]

Family-owned Ben Franklin to close

Apr 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  For the Waltons, a five-year journey is coming to an end with the closing of Ben Franklin Craft and Party in downtown Riverton.
"This is actually our ... [more]

Finding new great customers

Apr 5, 2012 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I keep pretty decent customer records and know who my best customers are. How do I find more customers like them?"
-- Mike, ... [more]

Funeral director talks legislative issues in D.C.

Mar 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Jamey Kirkland of the Davis Funeral Home and Crematory of Riverton, recently spent time in Washington, D.C., attending the 2012 National Funeral Directors ... [more]

Store sells previous Avon stock, other items

Mar 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Dee Glon has opened a store specializing in what she calls "a little bit of this, a little of that."
"We've been in Riverton three years and love it," Glon ... [more]

Keep sites simple to aid usability

Mar 22, 2012 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I am trying to design a website, but am finding that the more information I want to put on it, the more cluttered and disorganized it ... [more]

Teton gets steel siding in upgrade to 85-year-old landmark

Mar 22, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  REACH of Wyoming is in the final stages of performing updates to the exterior of the former Teton Hotel, now Teton Senior Housing Inc.
"We just gussied it ... [more]

Helicopter life flight service takes off

Mar 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The time was about noon March 8. Classic Lifeguard Aeromedical Services medical director Matt Stein was posing for a photo with the company's helicopter and ... [more]

Simplifying can eliminate stressful days

Mar 8, 2012 - Staff:  Question -- "I'm working all the time, how can I turn off?"
-- Donna, Cheyenne
Answer -- Ahh, the simple life. The weekend brings a sigh of ... [more]

University's plaza developer reports financial difficulties

Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The developer of the University of Wyoming Plaza is in financial trouble.
Grand Avenue Land Partners LLC, of Fort Collins, Colo., formed in ... [more]

Casino hotel has ceremony on Friday

Mar 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Wind River Casino is hosting the grand opening of its new hotel this Friday, March 9.
A ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. will kick off the celebration. ... [more]

JarBox taking off for local inventor

Mar 1, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton businesswoman Jeri McFarlane has accomplished a feat few people do: invent a product and be able to produce and sell it.
"It came out of ... [more]

Annual Chamber award winners named

Feb 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  On March 9, the Riverton Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual banquet and awards ceremony to recognize standout businesses and community members.
The event ... [more]

Wind River Heritage Center works on museum site

Feb 16, 2012 - Staff:  Contributions are accumulating toward establishing a permanent home for the colorful western-themed wax museum display now under the stewardship by the Wind ... [more]

Sampling of local business shows improved season

Feb 16, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  For Riverton businesses, the Christmas shopping season brought mixed results.
"We worked really, really hard," said Radioshack owner Dan McDonald, who said ... [more]

Tegeler & Associates names top agent of '11

Feb 2, 2012 - Staff:  PINEDALE -- Tegeler & Associates announced their top agents of 2011. Curt Paxton, of Riverton, was No. 1, followed closely by Trey Wilkinson, of Pinedale, and ... [more]

Back Bar offers unique menu, setting

Feb 2, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  The Back Bar and Lounge located at the rear of Austin's Steakhouse on Federal Boulevard offers a small version of the sports bar scene.
"If I built myself a ... [more]