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Hospitals brainstorm ways to improve

Oct 4, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Teams from both Lander Regional and Riverton Memorial hospitals are working through the next couple of months to perform joint strategic planning.
Fifteen ... [more]

Rapp molds favorite pastime into business

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Phylinda Rapp has always had a passion for ceramics.
"I've liked playing in the mud since I was a little bitty kid," Rapp said with a smile. "I still like ... [more]

Shoshoni Recreation District 24 earns $15,000 community grant

Sep 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni Recreation District 24 was awarded a $15,000 Let's Play Community Construction Grant from the Dr Pepper Snapple Group and the national nonprofit ... [more]

Riverton businesswoman to be featured at women's expo

Sep 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Kathleen Irvin of Riverton's Irvin Cellars will be featured during this year's Wyoming Women's Expo, scheduled for Oct. 5 to Oct. 6 at the Casper Event ... [more]

Proposal that would allow raw milk sales goes to Gov. Mead

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A proposal to change Wyoming's food safety rules to legalize some raw milk sales is pending before Gov. Matt Mead.
The proposed change would allow ... [more]

Fido doesn't need to stray for star service

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Top Dog Mobile Grooming takes canine cleaning and trimming to the dogowner's front yard.

On his second day of business as the owner and operator of ... [more]

Oil, gas official asks to ease hiring requirements for supervisor post

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The interim state oil and gas supervisor says the qualifications for the post should be loosened.
Bob King told a state legislative committee on ... [more]

First Lady Carol Mead, mayor to attend CDS grand opening

Sep 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Child Development Services of Fremont County will celebrate the grand opening of its new Riverton building, 1205 E. Lincoln Ave., during a ribbon cutting ... [more]

Wind River Oncology welcomes new doctor

Sep 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Dr. Gayle Roberts has learned in his 25 years of treating cancer that it is OK to befriend patients.
"When I first started my training I was told to remain ... [more]

State ranked third best for business climate

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is being recognized again as one of the best places in the United States to do business.
The state is ranked third in Pollina's 2012 ... [more]

Wyoming exports up in 2012

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming exports of soda ash, energy, equipment and other merchandise to customers overseas rose 24 percent in the first half of this year compared to ... [more]

Navigating the confusing world of state, federal business forms

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Question -- "Where do I purchase state and federal forms to start my business?"
-- Andy, Dubois
Answer -- How many times do new business owners ... [more]

Cenex rewards Kinnear couple with free tank of gas

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Energy business Cenex has rewarded Fred and Beverly Ballard, of Kinnear, with free gasoline from Tanks of Thanks, a program that recognizes people for helping ... [more]

Cook brings Ayurvedic meals to Riverton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Delicious aromas from the Wind River Mercantile kitchen mean Amanda Bebout is cooking up new offerings for the tea room's menu.
Bebout, 25, has studied ... [more]

Former CWC teacher named vice president for instruction at North Idaho

Aug 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  North Idaho College has selected internal candidate Lita Burns, Ph.D., as its new vice president for instruction. Burns, who currently serves as dean of Health ... [more]

Some research required when choosing credit card processor

Aug 30, 2012 - By Cindy Unger:  Question --"We are just starting a new retail business that will have both a physical and an online presence. What do we want to know about credit card ... [more]

City takes downtown property off market

Aug 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The former Daisy Cleaners lot was put up for sale June 26.

Riverton City Council members voted Aug. 21 to take the former Daisy Cleaners property at ... [more]

Fitness studio offers variety of classes for variety of ages

Aug 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Downtown business will include youth and leadership programs for children and teens.

A pair of Riverton women has decided to spread their love of ... [more]

New executive director named for Wyoming PBS Foundation

Aug 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  With a focus on underwriting, fundraising and major gifts, Lee Haines, of Cody, has accepted the position of Executive Director for the Wyoming PBS Foundation. ... [more]

Hundreds get in line for McDonalds grand opening

Aug 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The restaurant offered free food for a year to the first 100 people who ordered a Big Mac.

On the western side of Riverton on Wednesday afternoon, ... [more]

For a happy workplace, stress employees' strengths

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  Question -- "As an employer, I am frustrated by the concept that it is my job to make my employees 'happy.' I certainly want them to be pleased at work ... [more]

Hart named ad director for Ranger

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  James Hart is the new director of advertising for Riverton Ranger Inc. He began his new duties Monday, July 30.
Hart comes to Fremont County from Iowa, where ... [more]

Rotary's duck derby set for Saturday afternoon near the fairgrounds

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Rotary Club is hosting a rubber duck derby at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 4, to support the elimination of polio.
Participants adopt a rubber duck ... [more]

Interest grows in natural gas fueling stations

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A school district in Sublette County should get one this fall.

Other compressed natural gas fueling stations are in the works after Encana Corp. ... [more]

City appoints consultant for Federal rebuild

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members voted July 3 to appoint Jim Gores with Gores and Associates to provide consultant planning services for the North Federal ... [more]

California style settles in city

Jul 12, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton has a new clothing option targeted at the young and trendy: California Swagg Fashions.
A local couple opened the clothing store officially on May 31 ... [more]

Gas Processors Association honors Devon for safety

Jul 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy Corp. announced its Marketing and Midstream Division has accepted two safety awards from the Gas Processors Association, the 115-member trade ... [more]

CrossFit owners open location in Riverton

Jul 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The partners decided to expand business after the success of the rapid-fire workouts in Lander.

After running a CrossFit gym in Lander for a year, a ... [more]

Anderson elected into leadership role of trucking organization

Jun 28, 2012 - From wire reports:  Clair Anderson, BT, Inc., of Riverton, was elected as first vice president of the Wyoming Trucking Association, Inc., at its 73rd Annual Convention in ... [more]

Meridian Trust helps members 'HEAT' homes

Jun 28, 2012 - From wire reports:  CHEYENNE -- Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union in Wyoming has helped its members in need pay their home heating bills recently, sending out checks totaling ... [more]