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Game bird man shutting down after 40 years

Apr 30, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By Eric Blom
Staff Writer

After 40 years George Cassell, is shutting down his game bird farm 5 miles north of Riverton. Business has been slow.
"I haven't ... [more]

CWC receives $15,000 in scholarship funding from Daniels Fund

Apr 23, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Daniels Fund has awarded $70,000 in Boundless Opportunity Scholarship funds to Casper College, Central Wyoming College and Laramie County Community ... [more]

Music store matching musicians with microphones

Apr 23, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  On the last Saturday of every month, Mammoth Music is opening its stage to anyone willing to take the microphone.
Musicians and singers are invited to ... [more]

Food bank closing temporarily; organizers seek volunteers

Apr 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Community Food Bank has closed due to health problems affecting one of its organizers.
Nancy Eckstein, who runs the bank with her husband, Lloyd ... [more]

State OKs EOG flaring request

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press, Cheyenne:  The state Board of Land Commissioners has approved a company's request to avoid paying royalties to the state on natural gas that the company has flared in the ... [more]

DWS urges unemployment insurance claimants to file online

Apr 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Division is encouraging individuals to file for unemployment insurance benefits online. ... [more]

Devon Energy makes Fortune magazine's best workplace list

Apr 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy has been named to Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," the eighth consecutive year the company has earned a spot on ... [more]

Davey retiring after 20 years with CWC

Apr 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A retiring employee was commended for her service in February during a meeting of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
Martha Davey will retire at ... [more]

Bill extends federal help to rural water systems

Apr 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Senators from Colorado, Wyoming and Montana are co-sponsoring a bill to re-authorize training and other assistance for rural water ... [more]

Hornecker named Community College Faculty Member of the Year

Apr 9, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees has named Casper College instructor Heath Hornecker as the Community College Faculty Member of the Year ... [more]

Elected officials visit with ESBC; tribe reports on casino expansion

Apr 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Newly elected Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray took advantage of an offer made by Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, to visit the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on March 26 ... [more]

Class to offer farmers market grant training

Apr 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Hands-on training for writing grants to promote farmers markets, local food programs and raising specialty crops is available April 18 in Lander.
"Writing ... [more]

Canceled bus route affecting homeless

Apr 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Black Hills Stage Line bus service has canceled its route through Fremont County because of a lack of ridership.
According to the company, the Denver to ... [more]

Fitness studio to merge with Teton Athletic Club in May

Apr 2, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Renew Fitness Studio has announced plans to merge with Teton Athletic Club in Riverton. Renew Fitness Studio co-owners Kelli Gard and Sarah Remacle and Teton ... [more]

WyoLotto sues Cheyenne man, claims he spread falsehoods

Mar 26, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- WyoLotto is pressing a civil lawsuit that accuses a Cheyenne man of trying to sabotage its relationship with national lottery organizations.
The ... [more]

Action Cooling preps for ice machine repair season

Mar 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As warmer weather finds its way back to the valley, coolers and refrigerators may need to find their way to Clyde Forbis, the owner of Action Cooling in ... [more]

Wyoming drops green tags for cattle identification

Mar 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Livestock Board is moving away from the use of the Wyoming green tag as official identification for cattle due to federal rules.
The ... [more]

Central Wyoming College approves $356,000 website redesign project

Mar 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College will spend up to $279,000 this year on a new design for its website.
The total five-year price for the project could reach ... [more]

Casino hosts job fair to fill 70 new positions

Mar 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is adding new "buffalo restaurants."

The Wind River Hotel and Casino held a job fair Monday and invited residents to ... [more]

Former Riverton school administrator named to UW board of trustees

Mar 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Mel Baldwin spent 26 years with Fremont County School District 25.

A former Riverton school administrator has been named to the University of Wyoming ... [more]

USGS says more data needed to assess any fracking-pollution link

Mar 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas ... [more]

City offering 24-hour malt beverage, catering permits

Mar 12, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton clerk's office will approve all future permits instead of the city council.

The City of Riverton now can issue 24-hour malt beverage and ... [more]

Mead signs bill on homegrown food sales

Mar 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law legislation loosening restrictions on food sales in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Food Freedom Act would exempt Wyoming ... [more]

More than 53,000 in Wyoming may be affected by data breach

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's Insurance Commissioner says more than 53,000 Wyoming residents were affected by the recent security breach at Anthem Inc. ... [more]

Marathon cuts to affect Cody employees

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Layoffs at Houston-based Marathon Oil are playing out in Cody and elsewhere in Wyoming.
A company-wide 10 percent staff reduction will affect Wyoming ... [more]

UW offering two new MBA programs

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming College of Business is offering two new master's of business administration programs for students.
The new international ... [more]

Local RadioShack operations not part of corporate bankruptcy

Mar 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The franchise stores in Lander and Riverton will remain open.

RadioShack Corporation's decision to file for bankruptcy this month will not have an ... [more]

Wyoming nets more than $4.4 million in wind generated taxes

Mar 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- More than $4.4 million was generated from taxes on wind production across Wyoming in the last fiscal year, according to the state Department of ... [more]

Transportation commission approves eight state contracts

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The work includes repaving five miles of U.S. Highway 287 in Fremont County.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded contracts ... [more]

Encana seeks to renew soil treatment permit

Feb 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) is applying to renew a permit for a soil treatment facility near Pavillion and for a second land farm in the Moneta Divide area. ... [more]