Business

Sheridan Inn to officially change hands

October 22, 2013

SHEIRDAN — The Sheridan Inn will officially change hands Friday, as its new owners are expecting to sign the final closing documents to the historic building. Bob and Dana Townsend plan to finish the renovations the building needed when it went into foreclosure more than a year ago. The Townsends, who split their residency between Read More

Cap tax largely a business issue for local contractors

SHERIDAN — The Capital Facilities Tax renewal that’s up for election in Sheridan County Nov. 5th is largely a business issue to Sheridan’s local contractors. When city funding enables infrastructure upgrades, that means someone will get to do the job. An indication of the cap tax’s potential future impact can be deduced by looking at Read More

Santosha to host workshops

October 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — Yoga teacher and therapist JJ Gormley-Etchells will present workshops at Santosha Yoga Oct. 18-20. A yoga therapy overview will be Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $40. On Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, a session on back care will be presented. From 2-4 p.m. there will be a session Read More

When business goes bad

SHERIDAN — The importance of due diligence when selecting a contractor is something Dean Dovey learned the hard way during a vulnerable time in his life. After the death of his mother, Evelyn Dovey, in 2011, he came to Sheridan from Michigan to settle the family’s business and attend the funeral. Dovey accepted the task Read More

Painting workshop

September 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Davis Gallery is hosting a “Bubbles and Brushes” painting workshop Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the gallery. Instructor Linda Davis painted a meadowlark for the Wyoming Wilderness Association to use in some of their advertising. This session will let you paint a similar meadowlark or your favorite bird. Bring a picture of the Read More

Landon’s offers free workshops

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is offering three free workshops Saturday. At 10 a.m., Kelly Norris of the Department of Forestry will host “Making the Cut: Pruning Dos and Don’ts.” This workshop will cover all aspects of pruning trees at an early stage in order to prevent snow load and wind damage. Norris will Read More

Santosha yoga hosts Baxter Bell

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga is hosting Dr. Baxter Bell, Friday through Sunday. Bell is from Oakland, Calif., and directs the teacher training program at Piedmont Yoga Studio. Bell will lead yoga workshops focused on how yoga can contribute to healthy aging. The workshops will look at essential skills to help manage age-related changes to the Read More

Recruitment key part of event

SHERIDAN — Last week, Sheridan hosted a small, diverse group of scientists, entrepreneurs and policy makers who discussed a range of topics related to biotechnology.  An initiative of Forward Sheridan, the annual Biotech Conference is targeted to bring fresh faces to town and provide a unique opportunity for intellectual conversations between experts of different disciplines, Read More

Counseling via video teleconference

SHERIDAN — The word “biotechnology” often conjures up images of science fiction novels, or at least mysterious genetically modified pets and plants to many non-scientists. However, the word can also apply to the idea of using technology to facilitate established procedures and treatments. Case in point: psychological counseling via video teleconference. Dr. Phil Hirsch has Read More

Emerging issues in genetic engineering

SHERIDAN — Last week’s Biotech Conference at Sheridan College brought in world-renowned experts in the area of biological law and policy to provide an overview of emerging issues in genetic engineering. Dr. Harvey Blackburn, coordinator of the National Animal Germplasm Program for the Department of Agriculture, introduced concepts from Nagoya Protocol of the international Convention Read More

Online livestock auction held at Holiday Inn

August 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Holiday Inn was brimming with Stetsons last week as 190,000 cattle were auctioned off with the aid of online streaming video, live TV broadcasting and a phone bank. The Superior Livestock Auction Big Horn Classic represents a technical revolution of livestock marketing, and Sheridan’s sale is the company’s second largest in the Read More

Harker Mellinger celebrates 30 years

August 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Harker Mellinger CPAs, LLC, celebrated 30 years of accounting and tax service to the Sheridan area with a picnic celebration recently for staff members and their families. On Aug. 1, 1983, Steve Harker and Ken Mellinger purchased John Byrtus’ CPA practice and started Harker Mellinger CPAs, LLC. The firm began with a staff Read More

Story community assessment indicates need for volunteers

August 13, 2013

STORY — The Wyoming Rural Development Council released its community assessment for the unincorporated area of Story late last month. The report is designed to act as an enabler for action groups to begin new community projects lead by residents who take initiative. The report, compiled from feedback received by a study team from the Read More

SC orientation to include intro of local businesses

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is again working with the Sheridan College Orientation Committee to provide new SC students with an introduction to the businesses and services in our community. The Chamber will have a table of information, coupons and giveaways from Chamber members that will be available to students during orientation Read More

Tech job opportunities reach beyond Sheridan

July 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — Next month, Sheridan voters will decide on whether to support a new tax, break a long-standing historical precedent and make Sheridan a bigger shareholder in the fate of the regional oil boom, all by checking one box. The Sheridan College Technical Center bond initiative aims to renovate and add to the existing instruction Read More

Black Tooth earns several medals this summer

SHERIDAN — In anticipation of a busy fall, filled with beer festivals across Wyoming, the co-owners of the Sheridan-based Black Tooth Brewing Company recently announced a slate of awards bestowed on the brewery since the summer began. The company received a total of five medals — three golds and two silvers — at the recent Read More

Local team wins national prize for mobile app

July 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — When the prize for a national medical technology contest was awarded last week in Baltimore, representatives of the winning team hadn’t traveled to the event from a well-known hub for innovative software development. Instead, they hailed mostly from Sheridan and surrounding communities in Wyoming and southern Montana. The honorees — representatives of Sheridan-based Read More

Celebrating one year in business

July 18, 2013

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors helped El Tapatio Dos owners and employees celebrate their first anniversary last month. Pictured, from left, are ambassador Lisa Hansen, employee Hannah Champlin, ambassador Neel Dhodapkar, co-owners Janette and Homero Contreras, employees Guillermo Fierro, Alberto Chavez and Armando Tellez, ambassador Curtiss Johnson, co-owners Lance and Alicia Fletcher, ambassador Read More

Rodeo continues to boost local economy

July 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Monday morning brought a much-needed reprieve for the staff of Bighorn Design on the corner of Main Street and Grinnell Plaza. Following a hectic rodeo weekend — one which owner Joan Jacobson characterized as her busiest ever — the quiet of the early morning hours was a welcome change of pace, even if Read More

PRECorp holding public meeting on rate increases

SHERIDAN — Officials at Powder River Energy Corporation are preparing a filing with the Wyoming Public Service Commission to increase the company’s base rates beginning in March 2014, according to a media release. In order to allow members the opportunity to learn more about the process and reasons for the filing, the cooperative will host Read More

Sheridan County garden tour set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery has chosen the six finalists in their Sheridan County garden tour to be held Saturday. The free tour will begin at Landon’s where maps to the six locations will be available. Ballots will be handed out for the public to vote for their favorite garden. Votes can also be Read More

Behind bars — Local bartenders talk business

July 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — Whether they’re pouring beers, mixing cocktails or adding up receipts at the end of the night, Sheridan’s bartenders are the men and women on the front lines of the area nightlife scene. This week their skills are set to be tested to an even greater extent than usual as thousands of visitors descend Read More

Bear Lodge Resort hosting 20th anniversary celebration

July 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Owners of the Bear Lodge Resort have announced a July 6 celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their ownership of the establishment located in the Bighorn National Forest. Held in conjunction with the Fourth of July weekend, the event will feature barbecue, root beer floats, drink specials, Jello shots, horseshoes, badminton, paddle Read More

Wyo. substance abuse costs taxpayers millions

SHERIDAN — On days when ex-offenders graduate from drug court or a juvenile probation program administered by the Sheridan County Justice Office, Neal Madson believes the entire community has reason to celebrate. The administrator of the office which works to help criminal offenders make amends for their actions and ultimately reenter the workforce, Madson said Read More

Karz Rod Run on Main St. July 6

June 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — The annual Karz Rod Run is coming to Sheridan. The event highlight is July 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the hot rods, muscle and classic cars and trucks will be on display on Main Street. The public can vote for their favorites in a variety of categories and awards will Read More

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