Trihydro acquires Sheridan-based engineering firm
SHERIDAN — Trihydro Corporation, a national provider of environmental and engineering services, recently announced its acquisition of the Sheridan-based consulting firm Steamboat Technical Services. The acquisition supports Trihydro’s continued dedication to the Rocky Mountain region and enhances the company’s ability to serve its clients with infrastructure, solid waste management, surveying and GIS capabilities.
Steamboat Technical Services specializes in solid waste management, as well as civil engineering and environmental services, for public and private clients around the state. These specialties will complement and further strengthen Trihydro’s engineering, environmental and surveying services in the region. This addition will enhance Trihydro’s resources and capabilities in northern Wyoming and southern Montana.
Landon’s to host soil workshop
SHERIDAN — Phil Gilmore and Donald Legerski will lead a soil and compost workshop at Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery Saturday.
The session will begin at 1 p.m. and will include the review of composting basics and how to do simple soil testing.
The workshop is free and open to the public.
Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.
Work to begin on Antelope Butte chairlifts
SHERIDAN — With donations increasing in both frequency and amount, Antelope Butte Foundation representatives said work will being on refurbishing the chairlifts this summer.
A recent challenge grant of $180,000 by Tom Scott will cover the first 50 percent of the refurbishment costs. With this challenge in place, ABF will continue working to raise the remaining funds and finish the chairlift work this summer. The company that originally installed the chairlifts at Antelope Butte will return and begin working on them as soon as the snow clears.
In parallel, ABF has been actively repairing the lodge, readying for remodeling this summer.
“We have a lot of work and preparations going on right now, and this will increase in intensity as summer comes on,” said Mark Weitz, ABF board president. “If all goes well, it is possible we could be fully open next winter. In the meantime, we have a winter event planned March 10, and two summer events planned, all family friendly.”
Scott shared Weitz’s enthusiasm.
“I’m excited about this project and I want to see it completed,” Scott said in a press release. “I am in it for the long term. This community needs a place in the mountains to bring their family and enjoy the outdoors year round. It’s good for visitors and locals.”
In the last four months, ABF has raised $440,000, including donations from the Joe and Roberta Napier, Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott, and Homer A. Jr. and Janet E. Scott Foundations. ABF has now raised more than $1.8 million toward a $3.6 million overall goal for reopening the area as Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area, a year round recreation area with a focus on beginners, youth and lifelong family activities.
Sheridan County youth competition looks for new
businesses to fund
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Ag and Natural Resources Committee is partnering with the Sheridan County 4-H and FFA organizations to host a Youth Business Ventures Competition.
This competition is open to 4-H and FFA members ages 8 (by Jan. 1, 2018) to 18 in Sheridan County. The Youth Business Ventures Competition provides an opportunity for youth to write and present a business plan in competition for seed money to start a new business or to grow an existing business.
The purpose of the competition is to encourage youth to develop an entrepreneurial mindset that will benefit them in future career opportunities, help them learn the process of developing business plans, provide an avenue for youth to practice and develop effective verbal communication, encourage goal setting and determination of a course of action that will help them to reach goals and to provide monetary awards for successful plans.
The competition will consist of two parts: a written business plan and a presentation of their plan to a panel of judges detailing the type of business, major components of the business and marketing strategies.
Funding from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Ag & Natural Resources Committee events, the Buy Local Task Force and sponsorships from local businesses AgTerra Technologies, Inc., and Keller Williams, Three Peaks Real Estate, will be used to award seed money to business plans deemed to have merit by the committee.
More competition information and application packets can be obtained from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce office located at 171 N. Main St., Ste. D, the Chamber website www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org or by calling the Chamber at (307) 672-2485.
Written business plans must be returned to the Chamber office no later than 4 p.m. April 13, and applicants must be available to present their plans in person to the committee April 23 at the Chamber office at 6 p.m.
A workshop and question/answer session to assist youth in writing their business plans will be held at the Chamber office beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 27. Those attending the workshop are asked to pre-register by noon March 27. To register, call (307) 672-2485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.