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Chamber of commerce distributes $71,200 to Riverton organizations

May 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The funds come from a countywide lodging tax.

Riverton organizations and events are getting an extra financial boost from the Riverton Chamber of ... [more]

Wyoming Sugar to erect new silos

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- A project to erect new silos at the Wyoming Sugar Factory in Worland is drawing praise from Gov. Matt Mead.
Mead was on hand this past week to ... [more]

CowBelles host annual luncheon

May 23, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton CowBelles, a chapter of American National CattleWomen, had its annual Business Person's Appreciation Luncheon on May 16.
"The luncheon is our ... [more]

Allotment grazing rules get closer to finalization

May 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Environmentalists, ranchers, the State of Wyoming and the Bureau of Land Management are wrapping up a hearing about grazing rules for the former Green Mountain ... [more]

RHS students win first in culinary contest

May 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Taco John's in Riverton loaned its kitchen counters to two Riverton High School students who came in with a few ingredients to put together a recipe May 9 that ... [more]

State Farm donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country, recently received a grant award of $5,000 from the State Farm Foundation. The grant money will help fund the upcoming ... [more]

CWC instructor and president recognized

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Andy Eckart, Central Wyoming College's instructor of facilities maintenance technology, was named the state's Outstanding Community Service Educator at a ... [more]

Sheriff's office celebrates employees

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office celebrated National Correctional Officers and Employees Week during the first full week of May, when they ... [more]

WRTA finalizes bus route to Jackson

May 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The schedule for a new Wind River Transit Authority route from Fremont County to Jackson is finalized. Regional transportation cooperative Linx had a meeting ... [more]

Businesses, groups recognized for contributions to tourism industry

May 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A room full of Fremont County businesses and organizations received recognition for their contributions to Wyoming's tourism industry during an awards ... [more]

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]