Category Archives: Local Business News

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

Local team wins national prize for mobile app

Local team wins national prize for mobile app

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… Continue Reading

Celebrating one year in business

Celebrating one year in business

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… Continue Reading

Rodeo continues to boost local economy

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Behind bars — Local bartenders talk business

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… Continue Reading

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