Category Archives: Business

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

Procrastination was king this holiday season

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… Continue Reading

Caring for 4-legged family members

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Holiday shipping; prime time for parcel carriers

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… Continue Reading

DSA holds award ceremony

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… Continue Reading

Spring Creek Works One Million Safe Hours

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… Continue Reading

Efforts to open ski area ongoing

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… Continue Reading

Expert criticizes fracking at PRBRC meeting

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… Continue Reading

Not easy being green

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Sheridan Inn to officially change hands

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Santosha to host workshops

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Painting workshop

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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