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Farm retailer moving into former ALCO

Feb 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  A farm and ranch retail chain plans to move into the former ALCO Stores building in Lander.
Bomgaars Supply, Inc., announced it would take possession in ... [more]

CWC's marketing director wants entire staff involved in promotion

Feb 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lori Ridgway wants to implement the "orchestrator" model of marketing.

After the retirement of two longtime public information employees last year, ... [more]

Riverton native named 'influential' woman

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Evelyn Traylor lives in Sugar Land, Texas.

Riverton native Evelyn Traylor has been recognized in the January edition of the Houston Woman Magazine as ... [more]

Gores receives Outstanding Engineer Award

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Jim Gores, president of Riverton-based James Gores and Associates, Inc., was presented with the Outstanding Engineer Award at the Wyoming Engineering Society's ... [more]

Free business development class available to tribal entrepreneurs

Feb 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Small Business Administration's' Office of Native American Affairs will present a free training seminar on a business development program specific to ... [more]

Wells retires from WyDOT

Feb 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Dubois maintenance worker Chad Wells retired Jan. 30 from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after working for the agency for more than 28 years.
Wells ... [more]

Resident engineer promoted to lead WyDOT district maintenance crews

Jan 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's resident engineer in Pinedale has been promoted to District 5 maintenance engineer in Basin.
Pete Hallsten replaces ... [more]

Report: Companies flared $11M in gas

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPEr -- Wyoming energy companies flared enough natural gas through the first 10 months of 2014 to fuel the Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station for 130 ... [more]

Alpha Natural Resources chief resigns for new role

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BRISTOL, Va. -- Alpha Natural Resources Inc. says president Paul Vining is resigning to become CEO of another coal-related company.
The Bristol, Va.,-based ... [more]

Electric, gas provider MDU Resources hires utility CEO

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. -- MDU Resources Group Inc., based in Bismarck, N.D., has promoted Nicole Kivisto as its president and CEO of the corporation's utility group ... [more]

Doctor joins Lander hospital

Jan 15, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  SageWest Health Care has announced that Jeremy Newman, M.D., has joined its staff and is offering emergency medicine services to patients at SageWest Health ... [more]

Grant writing program offering consultations

Jan 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  CASPER -- A comprehensive grant writing training program, Get That Grant: Grantwriting from Conception to Completion, will be April 27 to April 30 in ... [more]

Economic group marks its one-year anniversary

Jan 15, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander economic group's president said his organization has spent its first year building a vision, establishing a mission statement and working on team ... [more]

Lander woodworker wins five awards

Jan 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  Scott Robeson Custom Woodworking of Lander recently won three first place awards during the Cabinet Makers Association's annual program.
The Lander business ... [more]

Attorneys taking advantage of 'cloud' system at new law office

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two young attorneys have teamed up to open a new law office in Riverton.
Jeff Stanbury, 35, and Katherine Strike, 38, have worked together locally for years, ... [more]

Interim administrator in place at WLRC

Jan 8, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health announced Dec. 12 that Adam Merrell is no longer the administrator at the Wyoming Life Resource Center.
WDH Behavioral Health ... [more]

U.S. Energy names Veltri as next president, chief operating officer

Jan 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  U.S. Energy has announced the appointment of David Veltri as president and chief operating officer of the company effective Jan. 1.
Before joining U.S. ... [more]

Conservationist in Riverton receives 'outstanding' award

Jan 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Nick Biltoft was nominated by the Lower Wind River Conservation District.

Nick Biltoft, district conservationist for the Natural Resources ... [more]

CWC Foundation hires new executive director

Dec 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Foundation has hired Becky Ruthenbeck as its executive director and Riverton native Jenna Hague as an administrative assistant. ... [more]

Shops see big growth in 'vaping' business

Dec 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Electronic cigarettes, or vaporizers, are an exploding industry in the United States, and they are taking off in Fremont County as well.
Few other new ... [more]

Bank marking 125th anniversary

Dec 11, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Bank & Trust will celebrate with refreshments and door prizes Friday in Riverton.

It's unlikely founders of a private banking house in Lander ... [more]

Lander company receives award at yearly convention

Dec 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The event recognizes select Reinke dealerships for their hard work and dedication to sales and marketing.

Killebrew Irrigation of Lander has received ... [more]

CWC graduate launches online store

Dec 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  A recent graduate of an entrepreneurial training program at Central Wyoming College has launched a new online store.
Amy Hatch graduated in 2013 from the ... [more]

Wyoming PBS earns two regional Emmy awards

Dec 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS has received two Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy awards for its documentary "One Hundred Years on the Lincoln Highway."
The documentary was submitted ... [more]

Reconstruction at Fremont Chevrolet Buick GMC in Riverton nears completion

Dec 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont Chevrolet Buick GMC in Riverton is wrapping up work on a major makeover, and the employees hope to move into the freshly renovated space this month. ... [more]

TripAdvisor honors Sinks Canyon State Park

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Four Wyoming state parks, historic sites and trails venues -- Sinks Canyon State Park, Hot Springs State Park, Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site and the Wyoming ... [more]

Riverton man sworn in as state trooper

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Seven Wyoming State Troopers were sworn in by Justice William Hill and commissioned Nov. 6 at the Wyoming Supreme Court in Cheyenne.
Among them was Peter ... [more]

Local firefighters earn safety award

Nov 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department recently was presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the ... [more]

CWC's Adult Basic Education course awarded

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Adult Basic Education director Kathy Vincent and her staff at Central Wyoming College recently were honored at the Wyoming ABE Fall Institute in Casper.
The ... [more]

UW Extension educator's work prompts award

Nov 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tina Russell serves the Wind River Indian Reservation and Fremont County.

Innovative programs and responding to the needs of her clientele earned a ... [more]