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Restaurant offering fast, authentic tacos

Sep 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new fast food taco service in town is promising each customer an authentic Mexican taste in each bite.
Taqueria El Sol opened Sept. 18 at 832 W. Main St. ... [more]

Anderson graduates from sales program

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Rowdy Anderson of Riverton recently graduated from International Ag University's sales program as an ag equipment consultant. He also received the Outstanding ... [more]

State trucking association celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Trucking Association's Council of Safety Supervisors and American Trucking Associations is taking next week to honor the 3.1 million professional ... [more]

Union Wireless delivers solar C.O.W. to fire

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  In July, Union Wireless located a solar Cellular on Wheels device to a remote site in Carbon County, Wyoming, in direct support of the West Battle Creek Fire ... [more]

Consumer group opposes EPA plan

Sep 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A state consumer advocacy group says a federal plan to reduce regional haze will mean higher utility bills for Wyoming residents.
The Environmental Protection ... [more]

Saddlemaker designs gear for working cowboys

Sep 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Chad Campsey's products include saddles, horse tack, book covers and knife sheaths.

The sign read, "Salt Creek Saddlery, Bowie, Texas."
The placard ... [more]

Wyo. Business Council receives national award

Aug 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Business Council has been recognized for supporting policies and initiatives designed to promote access to capital for small businesses and ... [more]

Business owner launches Nennyopolis Preschool

Aug 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After an unsuccessful attempt last year to convert a home at 944 Big Horn Drive into a day care facility for school-age children, Jennifer Person finally has ... [more]

Trihydro moves up on list of top U.S. environmental firms

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Trihydro Corporation has announced its ranking as No. 109 on the 2013 Top 200 Environmental Firms list by Engineering News-Record, moving up 16 spots from No. ... [more]

Great Lakes sponsoring food drive; donors could win trip

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. is helping in the battle to fight hunger with its Fifth Annual "Flyin' 4 Food" campaign to benefit the Fremont County Good Samaritan ... [more]

Non-profit to partner with business to support schools

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A non-profit organization is helping businesses connect with their local public schools and set up a way to help teachers in the classroom. One Percent for ... [more]

Hotel manager nominated for award

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  When the Wind River Hotel and Casino first opened its doors in 2012, most of the newly hired 700 employees also were new to the hospitality and casino ... [more]

New owner plans to sell Vietnamese coffee in Buford

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BUFORD -- The tiny Wyoming town of Buford will be taking on a Vietnamese flavor.
Pham Dinh Nguyen bought the unincorporated area 30 miles west of Cheyenne last ... [more]

City of Riverton sells two lots for $72,000

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two lots for sale by the City of Riverton have found buyers.
The Riverton City Council approved to sell lots 4 and 7 at the regular city council meeting July ... [more]

Wells Fargo donates $15,000 to Habitat

Aug 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  In a returning partnership, Wells Fargo -- through its Housing Foundation -- has awarded $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country, and the Wells Fargo ... [more]

Leather Design expands to storefront

Aug 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The business has been operating for more than a decade out of the owner's home.

Leather Design, owned by B.J. Griffin, opened in its new location on ... [more]

Coal giant Peabody's earnings beat expectations

Jul 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings slid 56 percent because of lower pricing, but the results still handily beat Wall ... [more]

NAPA joins support network for Intrepid Fallen Heroes

Jul 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  NAPA Auto Parts stores and NAPA AutoCare centers in Riverton have joined forces in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a non-profit organization that ... [more]

State ranks fifth on list of best in U.S. for business

Jul 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Pollina lists evaluates states based on 32 factors controlled by state government, including taxes, human resources, education, legislation, energy ... [more]

Seniors have both buying power and experience

Jul 25, 2013 - By Susan Jerke:  Question -- "Do you have any advice for working with senior citizen customers?"
-- Ben, Sundance
Answer -- My 80-year-old mother recently decided ... [more]

Erixon named market CEO of hospitals

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Regional Hospital and Riverton Memorial Hospital have announced that Stephen M. Erixon will lead both hospitals on a permanent basis in a newly-created ... [more]

City awards $1.3M bid for work at airport

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton awarded a bid for roughly $1.3 million to Maxwell Asphalt of Salt Lake City for Riverton Regional Airport's taxiway "C" rehab and ... [more]

Riverton dentist receives Fellowship Award

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Academy of General Dentistry has announced that Dr. Joshua Wagner of Riverton received the association's Fellowship Award during the AGD 2013 Annual ... [more]

Mayor praises staff for WAM efforts

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The four-day convention invited state elected officials for workshops and informational meetings.

Riverton city secretary Kristin Watson was praised ... [more]

Riverton man on new state lottery board

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Several newly appointed members of the board of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation say it's too early in the process to tell whether the state will ... [more]

Dubois business assists in decoy construction

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has a new elk decoy thanks to the Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists, the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation and Boy ... [more]

Board recognizes four college classified staff members

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Four members of the classified staff at Central Wyoming College earned certificates or degrees this year and were recognized by the CWC Board of Trustees in ... [more]

CWC chooses contractor for housing work

Jul 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees chose a contractor in June to complete a housing project on the Riverton campus.
Shepard Construction Inc. of ... [more]

Resort seeks to add ropes course, zip line to operations

Jun 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is proposing to add an "aerial adventure course" to its operations.
The resort is seeking approval from the ... [more]

Smith's celebrates store renovation

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Doors opened on a remodeled Smith's Food and Drug store Wednesday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1200 W. Main St.
Employees, Smith's executives, ... [more]