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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]

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]