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Story community assessment indicates need for volunteers

August 13, 2013

STORY — The Wyoming Rural Development Council released its community assessment for the unincorporated area of Story late last month. The report is designed to act as an enabler for action groups to begin new community projects lead by residents who take initiative. The report, compiled from feedback received by a study team from the Read More

SC orientation to include intro of local businesses

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is again working with the Sheridan College Orientation Committee to provide new SC students with an introduction to the businesses and services in our community. The Chamber will have a table of information, coupons and giveaways from Chamber members that will be available to students during orientation Read More

Tech job opportunities reach beyond Sheridan

July 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — Next month, Sheridan voters will decide on whether to support a new tax, break a long-standing historical precedent and make Sheridan a bigger shareholder in the fate of the regional oil boom, all by checking one box. The Sheridan College Technical Center bond initiative aims to renovate and add to the existing instruction Read More

Black Tooth earns several medals this summer

SHERIDAN — In anticipation of a busy fall, filled with beer festivals across Wyoming, the co-owners of the Sheridan-based Black Tooth Brewing Company recently announced a slate of awards bestowed on the brewery since the summer began. The company received a total of five medals — three golds and two silvers — at the recent Read More

Local team wins national prize for mobile app

July 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — When the prize for a national medical technology contest was awarded last week in Baltimore, representatives of the winning team hadn’t traveled to the event from a well-known hub for innovative software development. Instead, they hailed mostly from Sheridan and surrounding communities in Wyoming and southern Montana. The honorees — representatives of Sheridan-based Read More

Celebrating one year in business

July 18, 2013

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors helped El Tapatio Dos owners and employees celebrate their first anniversary last month. Pictured, from left, are ambassador Lisa Hansen, employee Hannah Champlin, ambassador Neel Dhodapkar, co-owners Janette and Homero Contreras, employees Guillermo Fierro, Alberto Chavez and Armando Tellez, ambassador Curtiss Johnson, co-owners Lance and Alicia Fletcher, ambassador Read More

Rodeo continues to boost local economy

July 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Monday morning brought a much-needed reprieve for the staff of Bighorn Design on the corner of Main Street and Grinnell Plaza. Following a hectic rodeo weekend — one which owner Joan Jacobson characterized as her busiest ever — the quiet of the early morning hours was a welcome change of pace, even if Read More

PRECorp holding public meeting on rate increases

SHERIDAN — Officials at Powder River Energy Corporation are preparing a filing with the Wyoming Public Service Commission to increase the company’s base rates beginning in March 2014, according to a media release. In order to allow members the opportunity to learn more about the process and reasons for the filing, the cooperative will host Read More

Sheridan County garden tour set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery has chosen the six finalists in their Sheridan County garden tour to be held Saturday. The free tour will begin at Landon’s where maps to the six locations will be available. Ballots will be handed out for the public to vote for their favorite garden. Votes can also be Read More

Behind bars — Local bartenders talk business

July 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — Whether they’re pouring beers, mixing cocktails or adding up receipts at the end of the night, Sheridan’s bartenders are the men and women on the front lines of the area nightlife scene. This week their skills are set to be tested to an even greater extent than usual as thousands of visitors descend Read More

Bear Lodge Resort hosting 20th anniversary celebration

July 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Owners of the Bear Lodge Resort have announced a July 6 celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their ownership of the establishment located in the Bighorn National Forest. Held in conjunction with the Fourth of July weekend, the event will feature barbecue, root beer floats, drink specials, Jello shots, horseshoes, badminton, paddle Read More

Wyo. substance abuse costs taxpayers millions

SHERIDAN — On days when ex-offenders graduate from drug court or a juvenile probation program administered by the Sheridan County Justice Office, Neal Madson believes the entire community has reason to celebrate. The administrator of the office which works to help criminal offenders make amends for their actions and ultimately reenter the workforce, Madson said Read More

Karz Rod Run on Main St. July 6

June 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — The annual Karz Rod Run is coming to Sheridan. The event highlight is July 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the hot rods, muscle and classic cars and trucks will be on display on Main Street. The public can vote for their favorites in a variety of categories and awards will Read More

Contractors must meet city regs

June 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan Building Department is reminding residents that contractors must be licensed, bonded and insured in order to work in the city. Additionally, all roofs must be properly permitted. A Building Department representative said in an email to The Sheridan Press that the area has seen numerous out-of-state contractors coming to Read More

A changing landscape in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — The landscape of rural Sheridan County now includes an additional element among its vast expanses of rolling hills and grazing livestock. Near mile marker nine on U.S. Highway 14 East, an oil rig towers dramatically over the largely undeveloped terrain. For many proponents of increased energy production, it’s a welcome sight. Whether its Read More

Landon’s deer workshop June 25

June 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to a free workshop June 25 at 5:30 p.m. Wayne Gray will present “Oh Deer! — Contending with Our Four-Legged Friends.”Join Gray as he discusses how to deal with deer and other creatures that may try to invade your garden. An encore presentation of this workshop Read More

Third Thursday starts this week

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is having the first Third Thursday Street Festival of the year Thursday from 5-9 p.m. The festivals are June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19 and will run from 5-9 p.m. on Main Street and Grinnell Plaza. Vendors can download a registration packet by going to the Read More

WBC seeking comment on rules changes for grant, loan program

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council announced last week it is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the rules for its Business Ready Community Grant and Loan program. The amendments include changes to award and match amounts, added application evaluation criteria, addressing of incomplete applications, third party studies, cost estimates and updated loan application Read More

Submitting permits in just a few clicks

June 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — Several months after launching an online permitting process intended to help property owners and contractors streamline their development processes, Sheridan city officials say response to the new offering has been tepid. Out of more than 175 permits issued by the building department so far in 2013, only about a dozen have been submitted Read More

Landon’s hosting Father’s Day celebration

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to a Father’s Day event on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a small hand tool sharpening station, free to customers with a Landon’s purchase receipt from the last 10 days. There is a limit of two hand tools per customer. At Read More

Landscape design workshop at Landon’s

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is offering a free workshop June 18 starting at 5:30 p.m. Phil Gilmore will present “Landscape Design 101.” Gilmore will discuss the basic principles of landscape design. This workshop will include advice for large tree, conifer, small shrubs, annuals and perennials placement. Gilmore will also go over designing for Read More

Mead recognizes Padlock’s conservation efforts

RANCHESTER — Padlock Ranch, recipient of the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award in Wyoming, was honored for voluntary achievement in conservation last week by Gov. Matt Mead at the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Cheyenne. The $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award, named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, was presented to Padlock Ranch by Sand County Read More

Keeping the infrastructure strong

June 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — The effort to transform the northern edge of Sheridan into a more attractive location for business development took another step forward last month. At its monthly meeting in Thermopolis, the Wyoming Business Council recommended for approval a $1 million readiness grant intended to further improve physical infrastructure near the Wrench Ranch Hills commercial Read More

Delta Construction changes name

SHERIDAN — Wyoming-founded Delta Construction, Inc. announced last week it has changed its name to GH Phipps Construction of Wyoming. The company is the Wyoming branch of GH Phipps Construction Companies of Greenwood Village, Colo. The acquisition took place in 2010, but Delta had continued operations under its previous name until recently. GH Phipps Construction Read More

Landon’s workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to a free workshop Saturday at 10 a.m. Landon’s perennial manager Rick Schmidt will present “Shade Gardening Short Course — Designing a Shade Garden,” his final installment on shade gardening. Learn about the many surprising plants that thrive in shade, how to effectively place plants and Read More

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