Business

Former teacher develops online marketplace

October 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — While Bought Beautifully may be the culmination of a dream for Emily Betzler, it was by no means an easy road to get there. “I have learned new things, like how to build webpages, about social media, about coding, while I am still not a coder I have a better understanding of how Web Read More

Hospital exceeds national standards in heart attack care

SHERIDAN — With almost two years of cardiac catheterization lab experience under its belt, Sheridan Memorial Hospital released data that shows the hospital exceeds national standards in heart attack care. Since the opening of the cath lab in January 2013, the hospital has participated in the American College of Cardiology’s Data Registry. The hospital participates Read More

Fitch affirms Thrivent’s AA rating and changes outlook to positive

SHERIDAN — Fitch Ratings last week affirmed Thrivent Financial’s AA (very strong) rating — the third-highest of Fitch’s 19 categories — and changed the organization’s outlook to positive.  Fitch cited Thrivent Financial’s extremely strong capitalization with no financial debt, high-quality investment portfolio, consistent and strong profitability and favorable market franchise within the Lutheran market as Read More

Industry talking another oil boom in Wyoming

October 14, 2014

GILLETTE (AP) — Dan Coolidge has been on this ride before. “We have ups, we have downs. It all cycles through then comes back again,” said Coolidge, a Campbell County commissioner and third-generation oil and gas producer. “What’s happening with oil now I saw coming.” How exactly to describe what’s happening with oil now in Read More

Destination Sheridan website to launch: Website will feature recreation map

October 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press will launch a new recreation and tourism website, DestinationSheridan.com today. The website pairs with the media organization’s three annual Destination Sheridan magazines, which highlight area attractions, people and businesses for locals and visitors alike. As part of the website launch, The Sheridan Press partnered with the Sheridan Community Land Trust Read More

VA to celebrate completion of residential treatment facility with ceremony Thursday

September 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veteran Affairs Medical Center recently completed space for a residential rehabilitation treatment program. On Thursday at 2 p.m. the VA will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest building. “We are excited to have the building complete and be able to move patients into the new and beautiful space,” Director Read More

Pooches shed pounds

September 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Fewer calories. More exercise. Those are the tenants of slow, sustainable weight loss for both humans and their pets. In May, Mountain View Veterinary Hospital in Sheridan kicked off a weight loss challenge program for its four-legged clients. “The people who stuck with it did awesome,” practice manager Hannah Mudder said. The top Read More

Organizers add marketplace to Big Horn Heritage Days

August 19, 2014

BIG HORN — Collette Eliason and her family have owned the Big Horn Mercantile in Big Horn since it first opened in 1882 and the family, along with local business owners, is hoping to bring a little life back to the area with the Big Horn Marketplace. Eliason started the Big Horn Bash back in Read More

County sales tax revenues up 3 percent in 2014

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s fiscal year ended last month with state economists releasing a report that shows Wyoming sales and use taxes were up 8.9 percent, or $62.2 million, over fiscal year 2013. The figures reflect only the 4 percent statewide sales and use tax collections, not any optional one-cent sales taxes imposed on a county-by-county Read More

Check backgrounds, references for caregivers

August 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — A recent court case involving a caregiver for a local senior citizen has sparked a renewed sense of caution among those seeking help caring for their loved ones. Brooke Bass recently accepted a plea agreement after being charged with felony theft for taking a brooch from an elderly woman she had helped care Read More

Business owners see enthusiasm for Crazy Days slip

August 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — Locals know that if you want to find the best deal in the summer, you head down to Crazy Days, a community summer blowout sale featuring all of the best downtown shops. Alecia Roush, manager of Bighorn Design, says Crazy Days isn’t how it used to be though. “Crazy Days used to be Read More

2 nonprofits seeking new leadership as directors step down

July 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — Two nonprofits in Sheridan are looking for new leadership after their directors have announced intentions to accept jobs elsewhere. Downtown Sheridan Association Executive Director Stacie Coe announced her resignation earlier this month and will wrap up her time with the organization Thursday. DSA board President Traci Ruskowsky said the board has an exceptional Read More

Restaurant industry proves challenging

June 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is a community that presents a tough market for restaurants. Over the past few years, multiple restaurants have opened and subsequently gone out of business for various reasons. The National Restaurant association estimates that nationwide, roughly 60 percent of restaurants fail within the first three years of operation, and that number jumps Read More

New business to offer Segway tours

May 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — An upstart business in Sheridan plans to utilize the city’s walking paths to conduct tours on small electric personal transporters. Out West Segway Tours has occupied the building on Main Street that used to house the Davis Gallery. A Segway Personal Transporter is a platform on two wheels upon which a person balances while Read More

Nonprofits concerned about potential shift in funding

May 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — City officials are re-thinking the way the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax will be distributed in the future and the possible change in the way the funds are requested and distributed has caused some concerns among groups that depend on the contributions for operational expenses. Most recently, one-cent taxes were distributed to nonprofit organizations Read More

Petco store to set up shop in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A large pet supply retail chain appears to be planning to set up shop in Sheridan. Public Relations Consultant for Petco Julie Willis said the grand opening will take place this fall. Earlier this month, Petco began advertising job openings for sales associates, cashiers and aquatics specialists via the Wyoming Department of Workforce Read More

State unemployment stats not telling the whole story

May 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Each month, economists with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services generate unemployment statistics for each county in the state. While Wyoming’s unemployment is substantially lower than the national average today, a more critical look at the driving forces of the state’s economy suggests Sheridan County’s economic outlook might be artificially inflated. While the Read More

Shingles causing real estate, financing headaches

May 6, 2014

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Anyone who has bought or sold a house knows the condition of the roof on the structure is something that can make or break a would-be property sale. In Sheridan, real estate transactions are being increasingly complicated if a home has “T-lock” shingles. This style of shingles, Read More

Chamber to host ‘Getting it Done’ training in April

March 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will offer their next workshop on April 3. The training titled “Getting it Done” will be held at the Montana-Dakota Utilities building from 8-11 a.m. The class will be an interactive time management workshop facilitated by PB Communications and Strategic Services. The cost to attend is $55 Read More

An introvert with an extrovert’s job

SHERIDAN — Next week, Cel Hope will celebrate nine years as the executive director at the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. Her ninth anniversary, April 1, will also be her last day on the job, and she will officially pass the reigns to Debie Crawford. This is technically Hope’s second crack at retirement. Before she Read More

Historic District Business Committee hosting meeting Thurs.

January 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Business Committee will host a meeting Thursday to discuss any issues and events pertaining to downtown Sheridan. The meeting will commence at 8 a.m. at Sheridan Main Street College. The meeting is open to all members of the community. For more information on the HDBC see downtownsheridan.org. The Main Street Read More

‘Thankful Thursday’ to benefit the Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will celebrate the service the Sheridan Senior Center has given for 40 years with a fundraising event on Thursday. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. “Thankful Thursday” will include live entertainment by the Canary Joe Combo as well as both live and silent auctions. Admission is free but a $25 Read More

Group working to legalize cannabis in Wyoming by 2016

SHERIDAN — A Wyoming-based chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is working to legalize cannabis in the state by 2016. The question of reforming the state’s marijuana laws is under whole-hearted scrutiny partly because the road has been paved by neighboring states. While both Colorado and Montana have legalized medical Read More

Procrastination was king this holiday season

December 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — A hindsight view of this year’s holiday shopping season yielded a last-minute rush amid shaky consumer confidence. In some ways, Sheridan’s shoppers are a reflection of a nationwide trend, though the community is still showing its conservative roots. The holiday shopping season was the shortest in 11 years. For businesses that generally rely Read More

Caring for 4-legged family members

December 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — When it comes to working the week of Christmas, there are the usual suspects: medical professionals, emergency responders and a skeleton crew of some essential retailers. One unsung industry that booms during a holiday week is that of animal caretakers. While pets are often unquestionably members of Sheridan families, the realities of the Read More

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