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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]

Devon donates $1,000 for cement picnic table at Wolverine Stadium

Jan 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy recently donated $1,000 to Fremont County School District 25 to help purchase a cement picnic table for the new concession stand area at the ... [more]

High school organization awarded grant to launch engraving business

Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  PINE BLUFFS -- Some students at Pine Bluffs Junior-Senior High are getting a hands-on lesson in business.
Students in the school's chapter of the Future ... [more]

Consistency needed when building a group's 'brand'

Jan 10, 2013 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I always hear about how important it is to 'build my brand,' but I have never gotten a clear definition of what a brand or branding is. How ... [more]

Burma Road project being considered for award

Jan 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's Burma Road Reconstruction project was completed in March 2012 and is being considered for the Wyoming Engineering Society's Project of the ... [more]

Personal approach keeps loyal customers

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Question -- "The business world is really changing. How do I retain my loyal customers in today's environment?"
-- Charles, Casper
Answer -- ... [more]

Fitness On Request new feature at athletic club

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  The owners of Teton Athletic Club say the system allows members to select from more than 40 classes at a single kiosk.

Teton Athletic Club in ... [more]

Mountain Ledge Bakery under new ownership

Dec 27, 2012 - Staff:  Julie Hill, the new owner of Riverton's Mountain Ledge Bakery, prepared a holiday order with her daughter Jherica Elliott at the bakery, 612 W. Main St. Hill ... [more]

Government sending out 'economic census' forms

Dec 27, 2012 - By Mike Lambert:  Question --"I have heard about some new 'economic census' coming up and that I am required to give information about my business to the ... [more]

Wyoming Community Bank donates to Habitat for Humanity in Riverton

Dec 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Community Bank recently donated $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity to go toward the latest Habitat home being built on the old Riverton Hospital site.
The ... [more]

Navigating the world of tax IDs

Dec 20, 2012 - By Margie Rowell:  Question --"My banker said I need a 'tax ID' to open a bank account for my new business. What is that, and where do I get one?
-- Sabrina, ... [more]

Encana gives $4,000 to American Red Cross of Wyoming

Dec 20, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. granted the American Red Cross of Wyoming $4,000 to provide disaster relief services to victims of man-made or natural disasters in ... [more]

Cameco donates $5,000 to St. Stephens school

Dec 20, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Uranium producer Cameco Resources ecently gave a $5,000 donation to the St. Stephen's Indian School south of Riverton.
St. Stephen's superintendent Michael ... [more]

Auto glass repair shop opens in Riverton

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Owner said he has worked in the industry for about 20 years and wanted to venture out on his own.

Mike Hegwood is the newest business owner on a ... [more]

Woodworker wins third for kitchen design

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Scott Robeson Custom Woodworking of Lander recently won third place at the Cabinet Makers Association's annual contest in the category of Kitchen, Face Frame, ... [more]

RHS students crowned Taco John's West-Mex Culinary Competition champions

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Six teams representing five Wyoming high schools battled for first place in the West-Mex Culinary Competition held by Taco John's and the Wyoming Lodging and ... [more]

Devon recognized as one of America's top community-minded companies

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  OKLAHOMA CITY -- Devon Energy was recognized as one of America's most community-minded companies in The Civic 50 survey -- the first comprehensive ranking of ... [more]

Day care moving to a cozier location

Dec 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The owner of Happy Kids Daycare said the new house will have an outside play area and a more at-home feeling.

There are changes coming for Happy ... [more]

Businesses of all sizes can market to the government

Nov 29, 2012 - By Natasha Stahla:  Question -- "Can you please provide information explaining how I can market my business to the federal government?"
Wes, Cody
Answer -- If you are ... [more]

New Riverton store provides secondhand furniture

Nov 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The store's owners clean and repair inventory before sending it out to the front show room.

When customers make a purchase at Riverton's newest ... [more]

Love of franchise drives father, son to start their own

Nov 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Even before he and his father built their Taco Time franchise in Riverton, Bryan Cross said he was a fan of the restaurant.
He first developed a taste for ... [more]

Booth vendors should engage customers to boost profits

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Question -- "I recently attended an event where I rented a booth. People looked at my products, but I didn't sell as much as I would have liked. What strategies ... [more]

Dropping in for a trim

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  R.B. Morris is just what you would expect from an old-fashioned barber. A red and white candy-striped pole turns outside, and he will chat and make a joke, but ... [more]

Honor Farm recognizes two employees in second quarter

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  Warden Michael Pacheco has announced Officer Mario Holcomb and Barbara Hall have been selected as the employees of the second quarter for the Wyoming Honor ... [more]

WRTA ridership up 50 percent

Oct 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An advertising initiative spurred an increase in the number of students riding buses.

The Wind River Transit Authority bus line that serves Fremont ... [more]

Riverton resident earns Master Hearth Professional certification

Oct 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Leonard Kosirog of Porter's Mountain View Supply in Riverton has successfully completed the requirements to be a National Fireplace Institute specialist in all ... [more]

Facilities project will house BIA officers

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  New housing for officers of the Wind River Police Department is under construction at Fort Washakie.
The work got under way Sept. 26 with groundbreaking ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation donates to Habitat for Humanity

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently donated $3,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country to support home ownership opportunities for low income ... [more]