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Group working to legalize cannabis in Wyoming by 2016

January 14, 2014

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

America’s Best Value Inn indoctrinated into ‘500 Club’ last week

December 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — The America’s Best Value Inn in Sheridan was indoctrinated into the Vantage Hospitality Group’s “500 Club” last week at the International Educational Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas. The award is the result of the inn’s perfect score on their annual quality assurance inspection. Sheridan’s Inn, located on East Fifth Street, received Read More

Rough handling of child leads to resignation

SHERIDAN — The Children’s Center on Highland Avenue in Sheridan is under scrutiny regarding its child care and administrative operations. The center’s executive director and board of trustees have been unresponsive to inquiries associated with recent incidents concerning both issues. A caretaker at the center resigned last month after an episode where she roughly handled Read More

Holiday shipping; prime time for parcel carriers

December 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The weeks before Christmas are prime time for parcel carriers in Sheridan, who focus on the logistical side of holiday celebrations. While many business operations tend to move forward at a slower-than-normal pace, the workers of the shipping industry kick into high gear. While technological advances are drastically reducing nationwide demand for old-fashioned Read More

Local group establishing bus routes as Sheridan’s transportation needs grow

November 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — A group of community organizers is working to establish a public bus route in Sheridan. With the help of an outside consulting firm, the Public Transit Initiative of Sheridan County is starting to carve out a plan to implement a subsidized transportation system to serve Sheridan’s general population. Several independent agencies within the Read More

DSA holds award ceremony

November 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association held their annual awards ceremony Nov. 12. The ceremony at The Powder Horn honored volunteers, past board members, new businesses opening downtown and businesses renovating or improving their buildings. Evan Jones was selected as the DSA Volunteer of the Year for his outstanding service in the areas of Third Read More

Ptolemy’s success to be noted at Mead’s Business Forum in Cheyenne today

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead’s Wyoming Business Forum in Cheyenne, which is going on today and tomorrow, will feature two different generations of Sheridan business success stories. Ptolemy Data Systems, established in 2009, will be highlighted as a present-day success story, and Homer Scott Sr. will be posthumously inducted into the inaugural class of the Read More

Spring Creek Works One Million Safe Hours

November 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — The miners at the Spring Creek Coal Mine recently reached a major safety milestone as of the end of last month. Workers there have completed more than one million hours of labor without a Mine Safety and Health Administration reportable injury. Cloud Peak Energy officials have touted the achievement as a significant victory Read More

Efforts to open ski area ongoing

November 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — Start stretching, Sheridan. Seeing how low you can go in the limbo competition at the upcoming “Butte-ify the Big Horns” event will kick fundraising efforts into high gear for the Antelope Butte Foundation, a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to re-opening the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area located 60 miles west of Sheridan Read More

Expert criticizes fracking at PRBRC meeting

November 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council recruited a nationally recognized fracking expert to address its audience of 120 attendees at the organization’s 41st annual meeting Saturday night at the Holiday Inn here. Anthony Ingraffea, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University in Ithica, N.Y., said the future looks bleak for the Read More

Not easy being green

October 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Most Sheridan motorists keep a watchful eye on fuel prices. Living in Wyoming means vehicle transportation is a must for most people going about their day-to-day lives, and therefore, consumers have to balance affordability with practicality. A new breed of alternative energy vehicles could represent both an asset and limitation, depending on the Read More

Christmas Stroll registration deadline Monday

SHERIDAN — The deadline to register as a participating business in the 2013 Christmas Stroll is Monday. The annual Christmas Stroll will take place Nov. 29 from 4-8 p.m. Businesses throughout Sheridan County are able to participate and do not need to be located downtown. Registering adds your business to the participating businesses list, gives Read More

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

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