Local Business News

L&H Industrial claims small business award

May 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — L&H Industrial Inc. claimed two Small Business Administration National Small Business Awards at a ceremony in Gillette last week. The Wyoming-based mining equipment manufacturer also has a presence in Sheridan, with a facility that employs about 30 local residents. Last week, the company won the Wyoming Small Business Exporter of the Year and Read More

Landon’s Greenhouse hosting ‘Ladies Night’ May 14

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to their annual “Ladies Night” event May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Join the Landon’s ladies for an evening of “Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers — Creating Paradise in a Container.” The nursery staff will offer a brief presentation on container design and then be available to help Read More

BHHB hosting OSHA construction class

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Home Builders Association is hosting a free 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration construction class. The class, presented by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, is an interactive course designed for construction workers, supervisors, managers and anyone involved in construction operations. The class will cover an introduction to OSHA along Read More

Bike to Work Week May 13-17

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Bike to Work Week is May 13-17. There will be a team competition from May 13-19. Sign up your team of five to 10 people. The cost is $5 per team member. Individual team members will track their hours on a bike — biking outside, in spin classes or any indoor bicycle. Read More

Mini Bus gets nod as Transit Agency of the Year

May 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — Proponents of an expanded public transit service in Sheridan County met Thursday to discuss how best to move their project forward, following the recent completion of a public input process. The meeting came on the heels of news that the Sheridan Mini Bus had been nominated for Transit Agency of the Year by Read More

Sheridan KOA open for summer

April 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Big Horn Mountains KOA Campground, located at 63 Decker Road, is now open and welcoming campers for the 2013 summer camping season. For more information or to make a reservation call the campground at 674-8766 or see their website at www.koa.com.

Landon’s open house this weekend

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to their annual open house this weekend. This is a great time to visit the garden center and peruse the variety of trees and shrubs. There will also be drawings for prizes and homemade cookies. The open house will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 Read More

The serious work of garage sales

SHERIDAN — The onset of warm weather means the return of garage sale season in Sheridan and already dedicated buyers and sellers have started setting their weekend alarms for the early morning hours. Whether looking to downsize, prepare for a move, earn extra cash or simply meet the neighbors, the hosts of several recent local Read More

Business seminar May 1 at DSA meeting room

April 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center will host a free seminar on how to start and grow a small business May 1 at the Downtown Sheridan Association meeting room. The event will focus on helping potential entrepreneurs clearly define their goals by thinking their product or service through and organizing various other Read More

Travel and Tourism beginning rebranding campaign

SHERIDAN — The planners behind a new marketing strategy for Sheridan Travel and Tourism are hoping that a recently completed document will help unite the various taglines, images and logos that are currently used to advertise Sheridan into a single comprehensive message that increases the flow of tourism dollars into the community. Largely the brainchild Read More

Veteran employee retires from male-dominated profession

April 16, 2013

DECKER, MONT. — As machine operators and managers went about their business last Thursday, a melancholy air hung around the offices of Spring Creek Coal Mine just north of Sheridan. Out in the field, Joyce Neal — a woman affectionately known by her coworkers as Granny — was putting in her last shift as a Read More

Yoga workshops April 26-28

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga, on the top floor of the old Taylor School at 1030 N. Main St., is hosting a weekend of yoga workshops April 26-28. Baxter Bell, medical doctor and master yoga teacher, will share ways that yoga can keep you healthier and happier as you age. Scheduled classes are: • “The Bones Read More

Curl Up & Dye marking 12 years in business

SHERIDAN — Curl Up & Dye, LLC, is celebrating 12 years in business. An open house and anniversary celebration is planned for Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Refreshments, drawings, booking specials and retail specials will be offered during the open house. The hair, nail and makeup salon has had a facelift and welcomed employees Sara Tomisich Read More

Big Horn Ear, Nose and Throat hosting screening

SHERIDAN — Community members who think they might have allergies are invited to make an appointment for a simple allergy screening test to be held at Big Horn Ear, Nose and Throat. The test will take about 45 minutes and will test for several standard allergens. In the case of a positive test, options for Read More

Where’s the beef (from)?

April 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area ranchers are criticizing a new rule handed down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, saying it places an undue burden on independent cattle producers. The animal disease traceability rule, which went into effect last month, creates additional livestock identification measures for producers looking to ship animals out of state. Ostensibly, the Read More

WCDA: Local housing market challenging for young people

March 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — New figures from the Wyoming Community Development Association suggest that Sheridan County’s rapidly aging population is making it difficult for younger people to gain a foothold in the area’s housing market. While Wyoming’s market remains generally favorable to buyers, affordable housing is harder to come by in Sheridan County than in much of Read More

three free workshops Sat.

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to three free workshops Saturday.The day will start at 8:30 a.m. with “Plotting the Veggie Garden: Companion Planting, Raised Beds and More.” Janelle Gray and Phil Gilmore will explain the many styles of vegetable gardens including raised beds, vertical and square foot gardening. Plant placement for Read More

Landon’s holding free workshops Sat. and March 26

March 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to free workshops Saturday and March 26 at Landon’s, 505 College Meadow Drive. At 10 a.m. Landon’s will present “Orchids — the Ultimate Houseplant.” Stan Gordon of Fantasy Orchids will offer advice on how to bring a taste of the tropics into your home. He will Read More

Chamber committee offering drug-free workplace training

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development Committee is offering supervisors’ training to help businesses establish policies for maintaining a drug-free workplace and identifying substance use and abuse in the workplace. This free training is a great way to see how a drug-free workplace policy could benefit your organization.

Chamber accepting nominations for REACH awards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and Sheridan Travel and Tourism are encouraging local nominations for Wyoming’s third annual Rare and Exceptional Achievement for Customer Service and Hospitality awards. The Wyoming Office of Tourism is accepting nominations through April 2.The four nomination categories for 2012 are customer service organization of the year, customer Read More

BeneTerra garners ‘Company of the Year’ award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan-based BeneTerra was selected as one of six finalists for the Rocky Mountain Region Water Management Company of the Year Award and ultimately named the 2012 Water Management Company of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Awards ceremony held earlier this month in Denver. The award recognizes organizations that provide Read More

Taking the bite out of budget cuts

SHERIDAN — The board of directors of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is expected to consider this week whether to contribute money to an effort aimed at offsetting federal budget cuts that stand to threaten tourism in Wyoming. An initiative headed up by the Cody Chamber of Commerce and supported by several statewide organizations Read More

Purenergy celebrating one year

March 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — Purenergy Fitness is celebrating its one year anniversary this week with special offers for new and existing members. “We have come a long way in one year,” owner Nolan Moxey said in a press release. “We have increased our number of employees to nine, increased our class offerings to 21 classes per week Read More

Business Briefcase

Landon’s workshops scheduled for Saturday, Tuesday SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to two free workshops on Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery. At 10 a.m. nursery staff will present “What’s New, What’s Hot.” Participants will be introduced to some of the new annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that Landon’s will have available Read More

Plans moving forward on proposed First People’s Center for Education

  SHERIDAN — The effort to build a new center for improving educational opportunities in Native American communities is set to move forward this week. After nearly a year of planning, the public unveiling of a feasibility study for a proposed institute and think tank at the north end of Sheridan will take place today. Read More

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