Category Archives: Local Business News

Sheridan WYO Rodeo tops attendance record

Sheridan WYO Rodeo tops attendance record

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the 86th annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo said this year’s event was a tremendous success, selling 26,508 tickets — up from 22,647 in 2015. The WYO has seen attendance grow consistently over the last seven years since organizers added a fourth performance to the week on Wednesday nights in 2010. Due to… Continue Reading

Local sales tax collections down

SHERIDAN — According to a report July 7 from the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Economic Analysis Division sales tax collections in Sheridan County for fiscal year 2016 are down 3.5 percent from the previous fiscal year. Considering the economic downturn the rest of the state is facing, Sheridan is in much better shape than… Continue Reading

Food truck business on the move

Food truck business on the move

SHERIDAN — It’s hard to miss Kona Ice of Big Horn’s truck. With its vibrant colors, tiki torches, bumping music and flashing lights, seemingly every event the Kona Ice truck stops at, a long line of customers is almost certain to form outside of the vehicle. But in order to drum up business, the owners of… Continue Reading

Montgomery Building seeing more tenants

Montgomery Building seeing more tenants

SHERIDAN — The old Montgomery Ward building is quickly filling up. According to one of its owners, the building, located at 104 N. Main St. in downtown Sheridan, has already seen success early in its development. Greg Von Krosigk, one of the owners of the building, said that residents and businesses are under contract to… Continue Reading

USDA presents award to First Interstate Bank in Sheridan

 SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank in Sheridan was named as U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Wyoming’s leading housing lender of 2016 at a ceremony held at the bank last week. “First Interstate Bank in Sheridan was our number one lender last year,” USDA State Director Connie Baker Wolfe said. “They’re helping families create better lives and… Continue Reading

Dick Anderson Construction names safety director

SHERIDAN — Dick Anderson Construction recently announced the appointment of Skyler Willard, CSP, CMSP as safety director. He is a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and a Certified Mine Safety Professional from the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals. Willard is based in the Helena office and is committed to achieving… Continue Reading

New nonprofit provides children with books

New nonprofit provides children with books

SHERIDAN — Every child deserves an opportunity to learn. That’s a belief that Marie Lowe holds close to her heart and that’s why she and several community members have set up a program to help children’s development. Earlier this month, community members established the WREN Foundation, which was created to enhance the lives of children… Continue Reading

Ag building scheduled for December completion

Ag building scheduled for December completion

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College agriculture department will soon get a facelift with a brand new facility. The Mars Agriculture Center is expected to be completed by spring semester of 2017. The 18,424 square foot building will provide more learning opportunities for students at Sheridan College. The $8 million building is being paid for by a… Continue Reading

Morrison-Maierle acquires Vista West Engineering

SHERIDAN — Morrison-Maierle recently announced that it has acquired Vista West Engineering of Sheridan and Casper. “We are very excited about the opportunity to become part of Morrison-Maierle,” Vista West Engineering principal Randy Bomar said. “Having worked with them previously, we know they are a quality firm with outstanding people. This will allow us the… Continue Reading

Third Thursday organizers looking forward to another busy year

Third Thursday organizers looking forward to another busy year

SHERIDAN — If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the philosophy Beth Holsinger, executive director of the Downtown Sheridan Association, and other staff members of the DSA are taking with the upcoming summer season. Holsinger said that there will be few changes to the popular Third Thursday Street Festivals in 2016. The four festivals… Continue Reading

Schneider to present at e2e Sheridan

SHERIDAN – Local residents will have an opportunity to hear a Wyoming success story this month. Luke Schneider, CEO of Medicine Bow Technologies, will be the speaker at e2e Wyoming on June 13 in Sheridan. The e2e Wyoming event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center and is open to the… Continue Reading

Sagebrush Community Art Center finds new home

Sagebrush Community Art Center finds new home

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artist Guild Et Al, has acquired a permanent location in downtown Sheridan after 75 years of occupying leased or donated space. With the donations of many supporters, SAGE has purchased approximately 5,000 square feet of gallery, workshop and shared space in the newly renovated Montgomery Building on the corner of Main… Continue Reading

Local doughnut shop to open Friday

SHERIDAN — The Owlet Donut Shop will open for business Friday from 5:30-11 a.m. The shop is a sister business to the Hootin’ Owl Cafe in Ranchester. It will be located at 229 N. Main St. Regular hours will be 5:30-11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. Continue Reading

Biz Kidz Entrepreneurship camp coming to Sheridan this summer

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Center for Workforce and Community Education will bring the Biz Kidz Entrepreneurship Summer Camp to Sheridan this summer. The Biz Kidz Entrepreneurship Summer Camp is designed to offer kids an opportunity to learn about owning their own business. Whether it is a lemonade stand, babysitter service or retail business, the… Continue Reading

Chamber, SBA celebrate 100 years of small business

SHERIDAN — Every year since 1963, the Small Business Association has taken the opportunity to highlight the impact of entrepreneurs, small business owners and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week. This year, May 1-7 was declared Small Business Week, and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce took time to recognize the… Continue Reading

UW students get inside look at energy sector

SHERIDAN — Six University of Wyoming students had the chance to learn firsthand about the nation’s energy sector when they got an inside look this winter. College of Engineering and Applied Science students Alex Brown, Chelse Felts, Meghan Jacobs, Trent Kostenuk, Tallis Macdonald and Quentin Stronski took part in the Energy Leadership Summit in Houston… Continue Reading

Child Advocacy Services to change names

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Bighorns will soon be called by a different name. At Tuesday’s Sheridan County Commissioners meeting, Susan Carr, executive director of the nonprofit, announced that the organization will soon be called Compass Center for Families. Carr said the mission will remain the same, however, she said the group wants… Continue Reading

Group working to connect workforce with resources

Group working to connect workforce with resources

SHERIDAN — While local residents continue to express concern about a potential economic downturn, a group of Sheridan-area citizens are not waiting around to find out what will happen next. The group’s goal is to take proactive steps to connect community members with job opportunities and possibilities for upgrading skills or learning new skills. The… Continue Reading

local business briefs—April 16, 2016

TSP has new leadership  SHERIDAN — Del Acker’s and Mark Averett’s work is on display in Sheridan public schools, its hospital system and dozens of civic buildings. For more than a decade, the two men have worked together to develop designs that help community organizations be better at what they do. Now, one architect is… Continue Reading

P.O. News marks a century on Main Street

P.O. News marks a century on Main Street

SHERIDAN — P.O. News and Flagstaff Cafe is turning 100 years old and owners Mark and Janine Demple have some festivities in the works to celebrate. On April 9, the tobacco and newspaper shop turned restaurant will close down a portion of Loucks Street from 4-8 p.m. A two-piece band from Billings, Montana, will play… Continue Reading

DSA awarded funding for wayfinding project

DSA awarded funding for wayfinding project

SHERIDAN — On March 23, the Wyoming Main Street Program announced that the Downtown Sheridan Association’s request to fund new signage for the city of Sheridan was partially approved. The Wyoming Business Council approved $30,000 of the requested $60,000 to fund phase one of implementing a countywide wayfinding plan, which was created in 2014. The… Continue Reading

Powder Horn transitions to private club

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Club became a private club on Friday. The change to private achieves a long-time goal of the club, and is nearly 19 years in the making. Reasonably-priced Powder Horn Golf Club memberships are still available (starting as low as $75 per month for a social clubhouse membership), and residency… Continue Reading

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