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Ranger news making appearance on Riverton-based radio station

May 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  News from The Ranger now can be heard daily on a Riverton-based radio station as well.
FM station KTUG, which goes by the nickname 105.1 The Pulse, has ... [more]

Smiths facility, merchandise get a makeover

May 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The store's director said most of the construction work will take place overnight.

Smith's Food and Drug store director James Kraft says customers ... [more]

Billionaire owner of Sinclair Oil and Sun Valley dies

Apr 25, 2013 - By Martin Griffith, The Associated Press:  Robert Earl Holding's company owned two major refineries in Wyoming.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Billionaire Robert Earl Holding, whose business empire ... [more]

Board OKs CWC food court remodel

Apr 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College food court is getting an upgrade this spring, with the work to be done by Mid-Valley General Contractors of Riverton.
On April 17, ... [more]

Peabody posts first quarter loss, outlook upbeat

Apr 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ST. LOUIS -- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. said Thursday that it posted a loss for the first three months of the year on lower U.S. shipments and prices for ... [more]

Businesses welcome to use official Steamboat symbol

Apr 18, 2013 - By Greg Jordan, WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz:  Question-- "I see the Steamboat symbol on all sorts of products around the state. Can I put it on my merchandise for sale?"
-- Robert, ... [more]

Hi Mountain Seasonings breaks ground on new lot

Apr 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Hans and Kimberly Hummel, the owners of Hi Mountain Seasonings, said they have broken ground in a new lot adjacent to their current headquarters to build a new ... [more]

Computer systems can maximize retail profits

Apr 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Question -- "How do I maximize inventory profits for my small retail business?"
-- Marie, Kemmerer
Answer -- Maximizing inventory profits can be ... [more]

Mills recognized for extensive public service

Apr 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Caroline Mills, a former member of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees, recently received an award from the Wyoming Association of Community College ... [more]

Riverton Chamber of Commerce selects four new board members

Mar 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Chamber of Commerce has elected four new board members: Tom Powell of Strathmore Minerals, Karla Borders of Hampton Inn & Suites, Mike Becker of ... [more]

CWC professor appointed to state film incentive committee

Mar 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College professor of film Jeremy Nielsen has been appointed to the Wyoming Film Industry financial incentive review committee.
Nielsen, who ... [more]

Fat Boy menu features fresh, homemade items

Mar 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Bob and Patty Fullmer expected their new restaurant to be popular in Riverton, but they didn't anticipate the number of customers they have seen since opening ... [more]

Teton Therapy guides patients through Affordable Care Act Ch

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  Teton Therapy is helping patients overcome new changes being implemented by the Affordable Care Act by guiding patients through treatment options and providing ... [more]

Tschacher has big plans for her small business

Mar 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  She started out this week with help from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Lucy Tschacher of Riverton has big plans for her new local ... [more]

Winter Fair exhibitors do business booth to booth

Mar 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Artisans showed their wares at the Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse alongside booths for local organizations and merchants at the Wyoming State Winter Fair, March ... [more]

Former CWC trustee receives leadership award

Feb 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Caroline Mills, a former member of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees, received an award from the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees ... [more]

Back Country Mudd opens second shop

Feb 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Whether it's a cappuccino, tea, coffee, an Italian soda or a smoothie that customers are in the mood for, Back Country Mudd is ready to serve it.
The ... [more]

Local computer technician warns of scam affecting Riverton residents

Feb 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  A local computer technician is worried about a scam that targets residents through fake antivirus scans.
Lee Crook, the owner of ArtistryWeb in Riverton, said ... [more]

Three longtime post office workers retire

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The employees represent 79 years of service in the industry.

Regular customers of the U.S. post office in Riverton will notice some familiar faces ... [more]

Devon supplies grant to fire school

Feb 14, 2013 - Staff:  Devon employee Kevin Watson, front right, received a plaque on behalf of the Devon Ambassadors from Mid Winter Fire School coordinator Scott Walters for the ... [more]

Smolik resigns as Riverton Memorial Hospital CEO

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Memorial Hospital named Steve Erixon as the interim chief executive officer on Jan. 28 while a national search for a permanent CEO began.
Erixon, ... [more]

Devon makes fortune's best workplace list

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy announced it has again been named to Fortune magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks Devon's sixth straight year to be ... [more]

Honor Farm announces employees of the quarter

Feb 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Warden Michael Pacheco has announced Sgt. Robert Koski and Marci Stewart have been selected as the uniform and non-uniform employees of the third quarter, ... [more]

Brunton a sponsor of 'Friends of NRA' show

Feb 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  FAIRFAX, Va. -- The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce that Brunton will serve as the Title Sponsor of the "Friends of NRA" television show for a ... [more]

Tarwater constructs coffins for cowboys

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Carpenter says he uses local materials to make simple, wooden boxes for burial.

When John Tarwater started looking for a new way to supplement his ... [more]

Lander Brewing Company releases line of barley wine

Jan 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After a year of waiting, brewmaster Ted Briggs filled the first bottle of beer Lander Brewing Company ever produced for sale on Jan. 17. There was no time for ... [more]

New patent classification system in place

Jan 24, 2013 - By Debbie Gorski:  Question -- "Can you explain the changes in place for filing patents?"
-- Ryan, Cheyenne
Answer -- Changes concerning the patent classification ... [more]

CWC testing state reimbursement system

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials already are testing a new state reimbursement system that could become law if legislators approve Senate File 77.
The bill ... [more]

Wacky Welders serious about craft

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Youths forge metal animals after learning how to weld from parents and friends.

Having grown up watching her family work with metal, Mindy Russell, ... [more]

Presentations should draw attention to speaker, not detailed slides

Jan 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Question -- "I don't like giving presentations but, when I do, it seems like PowerPoint is pretty much the standard tool. If I absolutely have to do a ... [more]