Category Archives: Business

Annual library auction set for Nov. 8

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… Continue Reading

Former teacher develops online marketplace

Former teacher develops online marketplace

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Industry talking another oil boom in Wyoming

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… Continue Reading

Destination Sheridan website to launch: Website will feature recreation map

Destination Sheridan website to launch: Website will feature recreation map

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… Continue Reading

Pooches shed pounds

Pooches shed pounds

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Check backgrounds, references for caregivers

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… Continue Reading

2 nonprofits seeking new leadership as directors step down

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… Continue Reading

Restaurant industry proves challenging

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… Continue Reading

New business to offer Segway tours

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… Continue Reading

Nonprofits concerned about potential shift in funding

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

State unemployment stats not telling the whole story

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… Continue Reading

Shingles causing real estate, financing headaches

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,… Continue Reading

Chamber to host ‘Getting it Done’ training in April

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… Continue Reading

An introvert with an extrovert’s job

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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