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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]

Women's Council seeks award nominations

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues is seeking nominations for two annual awards: its 2012 Summit Award for family-friendly businesses and its 2013 Woman of ... [more]

Doerr retires as executive director of Group Home

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Group Home board of directors announced that Stacey Doerr is retiring as the Group Home Executive Director after 30 years of service.
The ... [more]

Motion Bliss Academy works to instill fitness, inspire confidence

Oct 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Candace Warren's goal in opening Motion Bliss Academy was to offer a variety of classes to Riverton dancers.
"That's a big thing for me," Warren said. "It's ... [more]

Riverton nurse consultant helps attorneys

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Rosebud Legal Nurse Consulting has launched an independent legal nurse consulting practice to help attorneys win medical-related cases. Founded by local nurse ... [more]

Hospitals brainstorm ways to improve

Oct 4, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Teams from both Lander Regional and Riverton Memorial hospitals are working through the next couple of months to perform joint strategic planning.
Fifteen ... [more]

Rapp molds favorite pastime into business

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Phylinda Rapp has always had a passion for ceramics.
"I've liked playing in the mud since I was a little bitty kid," Rapp said with a smile. "I still like ... [more]

Shoshoni Recreation District 24 earns $15,000 community grant

Sep 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni Recreation District 24 was awarded a $15,000 Let's Play Community Construction Grant from the Dr Pepper Snapple Group and the national nonprofit ... [more]

Riverton businesswoman to be featured at women's expo

Sep 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Kathleen Irvin of Riverton's Irvin Cellars will be featured during this year's Wyoming Women's Expo, scheduled for Oct. 5 to Oct. 6 at the Casper Event ... [more]

Proposal that would allow raw milk sales goes to Gov. Mead

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A proposal to change Wyoming's food safety rules to legalize some raw milk sales is pending before Gov. Matt Mead.
The proposed change would allow ... [more]

Fido doesn't need to stray for star service

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Top Dog Mobile Grooming takes canine cleaning and trimming to the dogowner's front yard.

On his second day of business as the owner and operator of ... [more]

Oil, gas official asks to ease hiring requirements for supervisor post

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The interim state oil and gas supervisor says the qualifications for the post should be loosened.
Bob King told a state legislative committee on ... [more]

First Lady Carol Mead, mayor to attend CDS grand opening

Sep 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Child Development Services of Fremont County will celebrate the grand opening of its new Riverton building, 1205 E. Lincoln Ave., during a ribbon cutting ... [more]

Wind River Oncology welcomes new doctor

Sep 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Dr. Gayle Roberts has learned in his 25 years of treating cancer that it is OK to befriend patients.
"When I first started my training I was told to remain ... [more]

State ranked third best for business climate

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is being recognized again as one of the best places in the United States to do business.
The state is ranked third in Pollina's 2012 ... [more]

Wyoming exports up in 2012

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming exports of soda ash, energy, equipment and other merchandise to customers overseas rose 24 percent in the first half of this year compared to ... [more]

Navigating the confusing world of state, federal business forms

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Question -- "Where do I purchase state and federal forms to start my business?"
-- Andy, Dubois
Answer -- How many times do new business owners ... [more]

Cenex rewards Kinnear couple with free tank of gas

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Energy business Cenex has rewarded Fred and Beverly Ballard, of Kinnear, with free gasoline from Tanks of Thanks, a program that recognizes people for helping ... [more]

Cook brings Ayurvedic meals to Riverton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Delicious aromas from the Wind River Mercantile kitchen mean Amanda Bebout is cooking up new offerings for the tea room's menu.
Bebout, 25, has studied ... [more]

Former CWC teacher named vice president for instruction at North Idaho

Aug 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  North Idaho College has selected internal candidate Lita Burns, Ph.D., as its new vice president for instruction. Burns, who currently serves as dean of Health ... [more]

Some research required when choosing credit card processor

Aug 30, 2012 - By Cindy Unger:  Question --"We are just starting a new retail business that will have both a physical and an online presence. What do we want to know about credit card ... [more]