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Flagstaff Cafe has new owners

Flagstaff Cafe has new owners

SHERIDAN — Mark Demple now manages the PO News & Flagstaff Cafe, after he and his wife, Janine, purchased the business Aug. 5. “This opportunity just kind of came out of nowhere; I didn’t expect it,” Mark Demple said. The Demples have been friends with the Flagstaff’s previous owners Chad and Karyn Franklin for years.… Continue Reading

Ballew joins staff at Wyoming Audiology

SHERIDAN — Shalyn Ballew has joined Wyoming Audiology in Sheridan. A Sheridan native and 1995 Sheridan High School graduate, Ballew is returning to Sheridan after receiving a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and a master’s degree in audiology from the University of Northern Colorado, and a doctorate in audiology from the PCO School of Audiology… Continue Reading

Top employers in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 employs the most people in the county, according to a survey done by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Every year or two, the chamber asks local businesses the number of individuals they employ in order to compile the list. The list is released in the Chamber of… Continue Reading

Could dollar bills be eliminated?

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and John McCain, R-Ariz., introduced legislation last week to phase out the $1 bill and have the currency replaced with dollar coins. State Sen. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, said it’s not a bad idea. Kinner works as market president of First Interstate Bank of Sheridan, where he has some… Continue Reading

ABF one-fifth of way to 1st fundraising goal

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation is one-fifth of the way to its monetary goal to make the first payment on the former ski area. That’s following the organization’s Antelope Butte Summer Festival, which raised around $17,000 last weekend. The Antelope Butte Foundation has a $305,000 goal to purchase the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation… Continue Reading

Businesses moving to Main Street

Businesses moving to Main Street

SHERIDAN — In the height of the summer season, there are few places that are more happening than downtown Sheridan, and business owners have taken notice. The list of vacant downtown store fronts is diminishing. When a previous Sheridan Press story in January found that eight of the estimated 121 storefronts on Main Street located… Continue Reading

Local restaurants, bars gear up for a busy week

Local restaurants, bars gear up for a busy week

SHERIDAN — Monte Buckmaster has seen the WYO Rodeo only once in the past 25 years, but that’s not to say he isn’t a fan of the rodeo. “I got to see part of (the rodeo) a couple years ago, but I haven’t even considered going since then,” he said, letting out a tired laugh.… Continue Reading

Locals start streaming video service

SHERIDAN — The world of online movie and TV streaming has quickly turned into a billion-dollar business, and two Sheridan residents are looking to tap into that market with their own innovative product. Spencer Kuzara and Jacob Martin are the owners and creators of a new TV and movie streaming TV box called MovieNight, a… Continue Reading

Building a year-round destination

Building a year-round destination

SHERIDAN — Since the purchase and sale agreement with the U.S. Forest Service was signed on June 19, the representatives for the Antelope Butte Foundation have reiterated that 2015 is the “go year.” For the first time since the revitalization of the Antelope Butte Ski Area was conceptualized, the ABF is on a financial deadline… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Foundation signs purchase and sale agreement

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation has officially signed a purchase and sale agreement with the United States Forest Service Friday paving the way to purchase the existing ski area infrastructure and improvements. Board President, Mark Weitz, signed the PSA on June 19, after nearly four years of collaboration between the USFS, the ABF Board… Continue Reading

Local woman starts business for young at heart

Local woman starts business for young at heart

SHERIDAN — It’s a business that brings you back to your childhood. It allows to you reflect on your younger days when you spent hours flipping through the pages of coloring books, carefully staying between the lines and filling in colors to make your favorite cartoon characters or scenic pictures. When finished, you would rip… Continue Reading

Local ranchers relieved as rainfall totals add up

Local ranchers relieved as rainfall totals add up

SHERIDAN — With the lush green hills and the misty rains, travelers rolling into the Sheridan valley lately have been treated to beautiful aesthetics. Conversely, flooding of area streams and rivers have been burdensome for homeowners and businesses who sit along the waterways. But between the flash-flood warnings and the vicious thunderstorms, local ranchers gave… Continue Reading

Sheridan Floor to Ceiling owners sell business

SHERIDAN — On May 1, Arland and Marci Timm, the 12-year owners of Sheridan Floor to Ceiling, sold their business to longtime residents Butch and Julie Dillon. Using their combined knowledge in both the business and flooring industry, the Timms began Sheridan Floor to Ceiling in May 2003 after moving back to the Sheridan area.… Continue Reading

County announces opening on hospital board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commissioners are accepting applications to serve on the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board. The mission of Sheridan Memorial Hospital is to provide quality health care services that improve the well-being of the community. The board’s primary function is to set policy and provide oversight to the hospital. The term will be… Continue Reading

Frontier Asset Management named SMA Strategist of the Year

SHERIDAN — Frontier Asset Management, headquartered in Sheridan, was named the 2015 SMA Strategist of the Year by Investment Advisor magazine and Envestnet, PMC. “Frontier is proud and honored to have been chosen from among more than 90 competing firms. We would like to thank Investment Advisor magazine and Envestnet, PMC  for selecting us to… Continue Reading

Historic Sheridan Inn opens to first guests in 50 years

Historic Sheridan Inn opens to first guests in 50 years

SHERIDAN — Four-year-old Kamryn Carden was more concerned about playing with toys than being a part of history. The daughter of K.C. and Candice Carden was jumping up and down with excitement in the lobby of the Sheridan Inn after being promised there would be lots of space to play with toys. Meanwhile, K.C. and… Continue Reading

Local fishing guides turn passion into profit

Local fishing guides turn passion into profit

SHERIDAN — Crystal-clear water sparkles from the sunlight, as the river glides across the shallow rocks somewhere in the Bighorn Mountains. A man, knee deep in the moving current, swings his fly fishing pole forward and backward as the line dances above him. He throws the line toward a stretch of the river, and it… Continue Reading

Koltiska Distillery plans expansion

Koltiska Distillery plans expansion

SHERIDAN— Ask people to describe the taste of Koltiska liqueur and you will likely get myriad responses. Some call it a honey liqueur, others say it resembles more of a cinnamon whiskey. While the recipe will always remain a family secret, the new home of Koltiska Liqueur will allow for even more debate over the… Continue Reading

Sheridan Speedway prepares for May 8 opening

Sheridan Speedway prepares for May 8 opening

SHERIDAN — The ground was still damp and muddy from the downpour that hit the hills east of Sheridan less than an hour before, but more than a dozen people gathered near the southern bend of Sheridan Speedway’s track. It wasn’t race day. It was 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon, with one driver taking… Continue Reading

Treides to take over downtown business

Treides to take over downtown business

SHERIDAN — For the past 21 years, Steve and Joan Jacobson have made lots of friends and even more garments while operating BigHorn Design Outfitters. But as of April 1, the Jacobsons stepped down and handed the business over to the next generation of owners. In many ways, BigHorn Design Outfitters actually began in Phoenix,… Continue Reading

Two local charities receive grant funds from WCF

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns and Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange received Wyoming Community Foundation grant funds of $5,000 each to be used for operational expenses. Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns serves families through supervised visitation, including services for non-custodial parents and families of children in the foster care system.… Continue Reading

Local economy may feel impact of energy sector slowdown

Local economy may feel impact of energy sector slowdown

SHERIDAN — The scars may not be deep, but they are there. In the years after the gas boom of the 2000s, Sheridan County’s economy has stabilized on the heels of its non-energy industries. Entities like Sheridan College and the Sheridan VA Medical Center have kept Sheridan’s economy growing at a slow, but steady pace.… Continue Reading

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