Category Archives: Local Business News

Holiday shipping; prime time for parcel carriers

SHERIDAN — The weeks before Christmas are prime time for parcel carriers in Sheridan, who focus on the logistical side of holiday celebrations. While many business operations tend to move forward at a slower-than-normal pace, the workers of the shipping industry kick into high gear. While technological advances are drastically reducing nationwide demand for old-fashioned… Continue Reading

DSA holds award ceremony

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association held their annual awards ceremony Nov. 12. The ceremony at The Powder Horn honored volunteers, past board members, new businesses opening downtown and businesses renovating or improving their buildings. Evan Jones was selected as the DSA Volunteer of the Year for his outstanding service in the areas of Third… Continue Reading

Spring Creek Works One Million Safe Hours

SHERIDAN — The miners at the Spring Creek Coal Mine recently reached a major safety milestone as of the end of last month. Workers there have completed more than one million hours of labor without a Mine Safety and Health Administration reportable injury. Cloud Peak Energy officials have touted the achievement as a significant victory… Continue Reading

Efforts to open ski area ongoing

SHERIDAN — Start stretching, Sheridan. Seeing how low you can go in the limbo competition at the upcoming “Butte-ify the Big Horns” event will kick fundraising efforts into high gear for the Antelope Butte Foundation, a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to re-opening the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area located 60 miles west of Sheridan… Continue Reading

Expert criticizes fracking at PRBRC meeting

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council recruited a nationally recognized fracking expert to address its audience of 120 attendees at the organization’s 41st annual meeting Saturday night at the Holiday Inn here. Anthony Ingraffea, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University in Ithica, N.Y., said the future looks bleak for the… Continue Reading

Not easy being green

SHERIDAN — Most Sheridan motorists keep a watchful eye on fuel prices. Living in Wyoming means vehicle transportation is a must for most people going about their day-to-day lives, and therefore, consumers have to balance affordability with practicality. A new breed of alternative energy vehicles could represent both an asset and limitation, depending on the… Continue Reading

Christmas Stroll registration deadline Monday

SHERIDAN — The deadline to register as a participating business in the 2013 Christmas Stroll is Monday. The annual Christmas Stroll will take place Nov. 29 from 4-8 p.m. Businesses throughout Sheridan County are able to participate and do not need to be located downtown. Registering adds your business to the participating businesses list, gives… Continue Reading

Sheridan Inn to officially change hands

SHEIRDAN — The Sheridan Inn will officially change hands Friday, as its new owners are expecting to sign the final closing documents to the historic building. Bob and Dana Townsend plan to finish the renovations the building needed when it went into foreclosure more than a year ago. The Townsends, who split their residency between… Continue Reading

Cap tax largely a business issue for local contractors

SHERIDAN — The Capital Facilities Tax renewal that’s up for election in Sheridan County Nov. 5th is largely a business issue to Sheridan’s local contractors. When city funding enables infrastructure upgrades, that means someone will get to do the job. An indication of the cap tax’s potential future impact can be deduced by looking at… Continue Reading

Santosha to host workshops

SHERIDAN — Yoga teacher and therapist JJ Gormley-Etchells will present workshops at Santosha Yoga Oct. 18-20. A yoga therapy overview will be Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $40. On Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, a session on back care will be presented. From 2-4 p.m. there will be a session… Continue Reading

When business goes bad

SHERIDAN — The importance of due diligence when selecting a contractor is something Dean Dovey learned the hard way during a vulnerable time in his life. After the death of his mother, Evelyn Dovey, in 2011, he came to Sheridan from Michigan to settle the family’s business and attend the funeral. Dovey accepted the task… Continue Reading

Painting workshop

SHERIDAN — Davis Gallery is hosting a “Bubbles and Brushes” painting workshop Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the gallery. Instructor Linda Davis painted a meadowlark for the Wyoming Wilderness Association to use in some of their advertising. This session will let you paint a similar meadowlark or your favorite bird. Bring a picture of the… Continue Reading

Landon’s offers free workshops

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is offering three free workshops Saturday. At 10 a.m., Kelly Norris of the Department of Forestry will host “Making the Cut: Pruning Dos and Don’ts.” This workshop will cover all aspects of pruning trees at an early stage in order to prevent snow load and wind damage. Norris will… Continue Reading

Santosha yoga hosts Baxter Bell

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga is hosting Dr. Baxter Bell, Friday through Sunday. Bell is from Oakland, Calif., and directs the teacher training program at Piedmont Yoga Studio. Bell will lead yoga workshops focused on how yoga can contribute to healthy aging. The workshops will look at essential skills to help manage age-related changes to the… Continue Reading

Recruitment key part of event

Recruitment key part of event

SHERIDAN — Last week, Sheridan hosted a small, diverse group of scientists, entrepreneurs and policy makers who discussed a range of topics related to biotechnology.  An initiative of Forward Sheridan, the annual Biotech Conference is targeted to bring fresh faces to town and provide a unique opportunity for intellectual conversations between experts of different disciplines,… Continue Reading

Counseling via video teleconference

SHERIDAN — The word “biotechnology” often conjures up images of science fiction novels, or at least mysterious genetically modified pets and plants to many non-scientists. However, the word can also apply to the idea of using technology to facilitate established procedures and treatments. Case in point: psychological counseling via video teleconference. Dr. Phil Hirsch has… Continue Reading

Emerging issues in genetic engineering

SHERIDAN — Last week’s Biotech Conference at Sheridan College brought in world-renowned experts in the area of biological law and policy to provide an overview of emerging issues in genetic engineering. Dr. Harvey Blackburn, coordinator of the National Animal Germplasm Program for the Department of Agriculture, introduced concepts from Nagoya Protocol of the international Convention… Continue Reading

Online livestock auction held at Holiday Inn

Online livestock auction held at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Holiday Inn was brimming with Stetsons last week as 190,000 cattle were auctioned off with the aid of online streaming video, live TV broadcasting and a phone bank. The Superior Livestock Auction Big Horn Classic represents a technical revolution of livestock marketing, and Sheridan’s sale is the company’s second largest in the… Continue Reading

Harker Mellinger celebrates 30 years

SHERIDAN — Harker Mellinger CPAs, LLC, celebrated 30 years of accounting and tax service to the Sheridan area with a picnic celebration recently for staff members and their families. On Aug. 1, 1983, Steve Harker and Ken Mellinger purchased John Byrtus’ CPA practice and started Harker Mellinger CPAs, LLC. The firm began with a staff… Continue Reading

Story community assessment indicates need for volunteers

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Tech job opportunities reach beyond Sheridan

Tech job opportunities reach beyond Sheridan

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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