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Historic Sheridan Inn opens to first guests in 50 years

May 19, 2015

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 Read More

Local fishing guides turn passion into profit

May 12, 2015

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 Read More

Koltiska Distillery plans expansion

May 5, 2015

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 Read More

Sheridan Speedway prepares for May 8 opening

April 28, 2015

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 Read More

Treides to take over downtown business

April 21, 2015

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, Read More

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. Read More

Local economy may feel impact of energy sector slowdown

April 14, 2015

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. Read More

SLIB OKs marketing plan grant

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved more than $8 million in Business Ready Community grant and loan requests at its meeting last week in Cheyenne, including a $100,000 grant to develop a unified regional marketing strategy for northeast Wyoming. The Business Ready Community Planning Grant will go to Buffalo, Sheridan and Read More

Senior Center plans for new generation of service

March 31, 2015

SHERIDAN — In America 10,000 people each day are turning 65 years old. By 2030, one-third of Wyoming’s residents will be 60 years old or older. Wyoming is the fourth greyest state per capita and was recently ranked by CNNMoney as the top state to retire. The statistics are alarming to Carmen Rideout, Sheridan County Read More

Thrivent Financial named a World’s Most Ethical Company

MINNEAPOLIS — Thrivent Financial has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture Read More

Landon’s to host two workshops on Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops focused on creating a beautiful — and edible — landscape and the basics of vegetable gardening on Saturday. “Creating the Edible Landscape” will be held at 11 a.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to combine landscape principles with edible plants to create an Read More

Landon’s to host miniature gardening workshop

March 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a hands-on workshop Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Kids and adults will have the opportunity to get creative and get their hands dirty during the workshop on miniature gardening. Attendees will design and plant their own miniature gardens. Bring in your own pot or purchase one from Read More

Paint Post offers a unique art experience

March 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Laura McColley doesn’t refer to herself as an expert artist. She’s a former dental hygienist from Omaha, a newlywed and a painting enthusiast with a passion for arts and crafts. Painting has always been a release for her. She loves to sit down and just create something with her own hand, and she Read More

Local businessman named top advisor in state

SHERIDAN — Edward Jones financial advisor Doug Dewald of Sheridan has been named the top financial advisor in Wyoming by Barron’s magazine in its recently released article, “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” This is his second appearance on the list, which appeared in the Feb. 22 issue of the magazine. “This ranking Read More

Landon’s Greenhouse to hold two free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse will hold two free workshops on Saturday focusing on hanging container gardens and the latest trends in annuals and vegetables. “Treasure in a Container” will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse. In this class participants will learn design techniques for hanging container gardens. Janelle Gray will share the tips Read More

Ribbon cutting at 307 Auto Glass

March 5, 2015

Vickie and Jake Andrews, owners of 307 Auto Glass, recently celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Pictured, back row from left, are Chamber ambassadors Lisa Marosok, Mary Kay Liggett and Meredith Sopko. In front, from left, are ambassadors Stella Montano, Jennifer Dafoe and Elizabeth Craft, Jake and Vicki Andrews and Read More

Sheridan Meat Market forced to move, make room for rue21

March 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — In the final weeks of February, Jeff Morgareidge, the 3.5-year owner of the Sheridan Meat Market, was spending many long nights at his butcher shop trying to fill orders. When patrons heard the Sheridan Meat Market was closing, they began buying in bulk — putting Morgareidge and his sole employee, Nick Oropeza, to Read More

Safeway transition to Ridley’s Family Market to occur next week

February 24, 2015

SHERIDAN — Officials say customers and employees of the Sheridan Safeway should hardly see the difference when the transition to Ridley’s Family Market takes place next week. Due to the merger between Safeway and Albertson’s in 2014, four Wyoming Safeway stores, including the Sheridan store located on Coffeen Avenue, will be transformed into Ridley’s Family Read More

Kennon names Wright CEO

SHERIDAN — Kennon Products, Inc. has named Joe Wright as chief executive officer. Wright, who previously served as executive vice president for Kennon, succeeds Ron Kensey, the company’s founder and previous CEO. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Montana State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He joined Kennon in February Read More

Landon’s to host workshop on indoor gardening

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free workshop Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. on the adventures of indoor gardening. Houseplants add so many benefits to homes but sometimes can be a tad overwhelming. The workshop will include discussion on the basics of growing houseplants including light, temperature, watering and pest issues. Landon’s Read More

Big Horn Mercantile to have ‘DeCluttering Sale’ Saturday

February 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mercantile and Refine Design Home Staging will have a “DeCluttering Sale” Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will include furniture, lamps, home decor, tableware, fabric, commercial appliances and bedding. For additional information, contact Collette at 752-3764. The Big Horn Mercantile is located at 210 Johnson St. in Read More

Landon’s to host workshop

SHERIDAN — Tiffany Sessin will present “Something About Succulents” at a workshop hosted by Landon’s Greenhouse on Saturday at 11 a.m. Sessin will make a moss wreath or centerpiece using succulents to create a piece of living art. The class fee of $25 will include the wreath form, sphagnum moss, wire and a choice of Read More

Travel agency earns Golden Apple

SHERIDAN — On Feb. 10, Brittain World Travel was awarded the Golden Apple Award by Apple Vacations for the “Most Improved Agency Partner for the Rocky Mountain Region for 2014.” The awards ceremony was held in Denver on Tuesday evening. Pictured are Brittain World Travel owner Peg Martin, left, and Sarah Rau, sales manager of Read More

Living the American dream in Sheridan: Korean immigrant created successful local businesses with little English, fewer dollars

SHERIDAN — “Money is always flying in the air — you just have to reach up and grab it,” Kon Ho In said. In is the ultimate business man. He’s always thinking about the next booming industry or the expansion of his store Star Liquors. In loves Warren Buffett, a man much like himself, who 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

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