Category Archives: Local Business News

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

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

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

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

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… Continue Reading

Senior Center plans for new generation of service

Senior Center plans for new generation of service

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host miniature gardening workshop

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Paint Post offers a unique art experience

Paint Post offers a unique art experience

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting at 307 Auto Glass

Ribbon cutting at 307 Auto Glass

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… Continue Reading

Sheridan Meat Market forced to move, make room for rue21

Sheridan Meat Market forced to move, make room for rue21

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… Continue Reading

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

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

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… Continue Reading

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