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A plan for the future of Sheridan health care: Staff, leadership work to develop updated strategic plan for hospital

January 27, 2015

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff and leadership are slowly working toward a finalized strategic plan, but officials say they are still at least a month out from any formal plans or goals being established. Since the September meeting where nearly 200 people gathered to share their thoughts on the hospital’s growth, Laura Lehan with Read More

How healthy is Sheridan’s downtown economy?

January 13, 2015

Local officials, business owners share mixed feelings about empty storefronts on Main St. By Mike Dunn The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — A “For Rent” sign can tell many stories. It can mark the beginning of an opportunity, and the end of an era. It can mark the financial success of a person preparing to retire, Read More

Residents concerned about increase in energy bills; MDU says rise due to increased usage in colder months

January 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents have recently noticed an increase in their energy bills and some have taken to social media to voice their concerns. While the conversation on social media exploded, MDU Resource Group spokesperson Mark Hanson said the company has received only a few complaints. Those who are voicing their concern over the higher Read More

Luminous Brewhouse to host New Year’s bash

December 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Luminous Brewhouse will host a New Year’s Eve bash Wednesday for both families and adults. From 6-8 p.m. a family-friendly celebration will be held alongside an adult party that will run from 6 p.m. to midnight. The evening will include live music and a DJ throughout the evening, games and giveaways. In addition, Read More

New business allows kids outdoor adventures indoors

December 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Six-year-old Maddie Thompson paused for only a moment at the edge of the platform before jumping off. Grasping the tether that was hooked to the harness she was wearing, she ziplined halfway across the room to an inclined stop. The boys on the platform behind her — her older brother Tristan and his Read More

New local business to help families deal with transition

December 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — A new home-based business has made its way to Sheridan County. Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations and Read More

Sheridan Press Turkey Bowl 2014

December 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press held its Turkey Bowl Friday afternoon. Staff members “rolled” a frozen turkey into eight two-liter soft drink bottles for points and three rounds of competition. It was a social to celebrate the Press’ successful publishing and delivery of its annual Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Everyone Gets a Press edition which this year featured Read More

Ambre struggling in North American coal market; turning shares over to creditor

SHERIDAN — Citing the dropping international price of coal, permit delays and the inability to raise capital, Ambre Energy, based in Brisbane, Australia, has filed a notice with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission advising the transfer of its North American holdings to its primary creditor, Resource Capital Funds. In paperwork filed Nov. 12, Ambre Read More

Affordable Care Act causing confusion?

November 18, 2014

Sheridan Memorial Hospital to host workshops on how to navigate online marketplace SHERIDAN — If the health care marketplace looks to you like you need a navigator to find your way through the Affordable Care Act, you probably do. That’s why Sheridan Memorial Hospital is holding workshops today and Wednesday to help inform the public about what Read More

Homes on the range: Documentary highlighting local effort to premiere this month

November 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — In 2006, while a handful of people in Sheridan were embarking on a grassroots campaign to revolutionize elder care in the community, a man in the background caught the entire effort on video. Dale Bell, a videographer and frequent visitor to Sheridan, recorded the journey of the Green House Task Force as they Read More

Annual library auction set for Nov. 8

October 28, 2014

Friends of the Library event raises funds for organization needs SHERIDAN — It’s that time of year again — time for the Friends of the Library auction at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. This year, though, there are a few changes. “(Costs) are going up for everyone,” Friends of the Library Vice-President Nancy Elliott Read More

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







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