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Wells Fargo employees volunteer on Habitat build

Jan 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The company donated $15,000 to the nonprofit organization in 2013.

The Habitat for Humanity affiliate for Fremont County had a workday Nov. 23. ... [more]

Detimore retiring from WyDOT after 39 years

Jan 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander area maintenance supervisor Don Detimore is retiring Friday from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after more than 39 years of service.
Detimore ... [more]

Cedars Health opens in Riverton

Jan 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Predictions of Riverton having fewer doctors to care for its residents have proved true recently as more physicians leave their positions at area clinics. ... [more]

Find comfort in small things to survive busy business life

Dec 19, 2013 - By Leonard Holler:  Question -- "How do I keep my sanity in the hustle and bustle of my business life?"
-- Cindy, Gillette
Answer -- You need some inspiration on a ... [more]

Menards recalls Christmas trees

Dec 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Menards, a chain of home-improvement stores in the Midwest, is recalling 1,800 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees because the lights may overheat, start a fire ... [more]

Devon donates $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently received a donation of $500 from Devon Energy. The donation will go toward the purchase of construction ... [more]

Reinke honors Killebrew Irrigation with gold pride award at convention

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  DESHLER, Neb. -- Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, has announced that Killebrew Irrigation in Lander ... [more]

Devon named to The Civic 50 list

Dec 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  OKLAHOMA CITY -- Devon Energy has again made The Civic 50, Bloomberg Business Week's definitive list of the most community-minded companies in the nation. Now ... [more]

NOLS facility earns LEED Platinum certification; first in Lander to achieve status

Dec 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  The project used sustainable strategies, such as recycled materials and radiant heating and cooling.

The Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, owned by ... [more]

Encana constructing water treatment plant

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RIVERTON -- Encana is constructing a facility in central Wyoming that will treat up to 1 million gallons of water a day that comes with oil and gas ... [more]

Fort Washakie English teacher selected for award

Dec 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fort Washakie High School English teacher Michael Read was awarded the Fremont County School District 21 Teacher of the Year award for 2014 by State ... [more]

Canadian fuel supplier buys a North Dakota distributor

Dec 5, 2013 - By Dirk Lammers, The Associated Press:  A Canadian fuel supplier and reseller plans to enter the U.S. market with a $110 million purchase of a North Dakota fuel distribution business.
Parkland Fuel ... [more]

Kirkland to serve on funeral directors committee

Dec 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jamey Kirkland, of Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, has been appointed to the National Funeral Directors Association Professional Development Committee for ... [more]

FedEx gains better access to highways

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The company says the new distribution center on Airport Road is part of a nationwide network expansion effort.

FedEx Ground has moved its Riverton ... [more]

Devon named a military-friendly employer by G.I. Jobs magazine

Nov 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  OKLAHOMA CITY -- Devon Energy announced today that it has earned the 2014 Military Friendly Employer title by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military ... [more]

CWC approves property swap with Sinks Canyon landowners

Nov 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The deal would give both parties better access to their land.

The Central Wyoming College Broad of Trustees has authorized a property exchange with ... [more]

Meridian Trust FCU staff member completes CU Leadership Institute

Nov 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Lander resident has graduated from the Mountain West Credit Union Association's 2013 Credit Union Leadership Institute.
Kristy Thain, a loan service ... [more]

Ten Sleep family brews beer at landmark

Nov 14, 2013 - By Bob Vines, Northern Wyoming Daily News:  TEN SLEEP (AP) -- Some may call Cole Smith of Ten Sleep a visionary. Where many would see an old tank from a gas truck, Smith sees a barbecue grill. Where many ... [more]

Three county businesses to be featured at forum

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  Three Fremont County success stories have been selected to be highlighted during the second Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead's Business Forum being held in ... [more]

BBB offers advice for hiring chimney sweep

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. And, according to the U.S. ... [more]

Narrow Gate Farm joins American Angus Association

Oct 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Narrow Gate Farm, of Riverton, is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to the national organization.
The American Angus Association, with ... [more]

Hole in the Wall Bakery serving up sweets and soups

Oct 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A team of family members spanning four generations helps operate the business on Goes in Lodge Road.

A new bakery south of Riverton has been serving ... [more]

Safeway receives Secretary of Defense Freedom Award

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Safeway has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the nation's highest honor given to employers for support of the National ... [more]

Family practice doctor joins Lander Regional Hospital

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Regional Hospital has announced that Jessica Walker, M.D., has joined its staff and will offer primary care services to patients throughout Fremont ... [more]

Second helipad opens at Riverton hospital

Oct 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A large "H" painted in red marks the spot for a new helicopter landing pad that will be used when transporting patients to and from Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

New Wyoming Business Hall of Fame to induct class

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The first five inductees into the new Wyoming Business Hall of Fame will be recognized at a dinner event in Cheyenne next month.
The inductees ... [more]

Small businesses urged to use energy audit program

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Energy Office, a division of the Wyoming Business Council, is encouraging Wyoming's small businesses, agriculture producers, non-profits and ... [more]

Smith's going pink to raise breast cancer awareness

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Smith's Food & Drug Stores, in partnership with Kroger and key suppliers, has committed $150,000 in donations for local breast cancer initiatives to support ... [more]

Selectivity key when using social media to market a business

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Question -- "How do I use social media to promote my business?"
-- Damon, Cheyenne

Answer -- Social media can be a great marketing tool for ... [more]

City invited to Mammoth Music opening

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has received an open invitation for the grand re-opening celebration of Mammoth Music, 318 E. Main St.
The opening will be at 11 ... [more]