Category Archives: Local Business News

Destination Sheridan website to launch: Website will feature recreation map

Destination Sheridan website to launch: Website will feature recreation map

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press will launch a new recreation and tourism website, today. The website pairs with the media organization’s three annual Destination Sheridan magazines, which highlight area attractions, people and businesses for locals and visitors alike. As part of the website launch, The Sheridan Press partnered with the Sheridan Community Land Trust… Continue Reading

Pooches shed pounds

Pooches shed pounds

SHERIDAN — Fewer calories. More exercise. Those are the tenants of slow, sustainable weight loss for both humans and their pets. In May, Mountain View Veterinary Hospital in Sheridan kicked off a weight loss challenge program for its four-legged clients. “The people who stuck with it did awesome,” practice manager Hannah Mudder said. The top… Continue Reading

County sales tax revenues up 3 percent in 2014

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s fiscal year ended last month with state economists releasing a report that shows Wyoming sales and use taxes were up 8.9 percent, or $62.2 million, over fiscal year 2013. The figures reflect only the 4 percent statewide sales and use tax collections, not any optional one-cent sales taxes imposed on a county-by-county… Continue Reading

Check backgrounds, references for caregivers

SHERIDAN — A recent court case involving a caregiver for a local senior citizen has sparked a renewed sense of caution among those seeking help caring for their loved ones. Brooke Bass recently accepted a plea agreement after being charged with felony theft for taking a brooch from an elderly woman she had helped care… Continue Reading

2 nonprofits seeking new leadership as directors step down

SHERIDAN — Two nonprofits in Sheridan are looking for new leadership after their directors have announced intentions to accept jobs elsewhere. Downtown Sheridan Association Executive Director Stacie Coe announced her resignation earlier this month and will wrap up her time with the organization Thursday. DSA board President Traci Ruskowsky said the board has an exceptional… Continue Reading

Restaurant industry proves challenging

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is a community that presents a tough market for restaurants. Over the past few years, multiple restaurants have opened and subsequently gone out of business for various reasons. The National Restaurant association estimates that nationwide, roughly 60 percent of restaurants fail within the first three years of operation, and that number jumps… Continue Reading

New business to offer Segway tours

SHERIDAN — An upstart business in Sheridan plans to utilize the city’s walking paths to conduct tours on small electric personal transporters. Out West Segway Tours has occupied the building on Main Street that used to house the Davis Gallery. A Segway Personal Transporter is a platform on two wheels upon which a person balances while… Continue Reading

Nonprofits concerned about potential shift in funding

SHERIDAN — City officials are re-thinking the way the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax will be distributed in the future and the possible change in the way the funds are requested and distributed has caused some concerns among groups that depend on the contributions for operational expenses. Most recently, one-cent taxes were distributed to nonprofit organizations… Continue Reading

Petco store to set up shop in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A large pet supply retail chain appears to be planning to set up shop in Sheridan. Public Relations Consultant for Petco Julie Willis said the grand opening will take place this fall. Earlier this month, Petco began advertising job openings for sales associates, cashiers and aquatics specialists via the Wyoming Department of Workforce… Continue Reading

State unemployment stats not telling the whole story

SHERIDAN — Each month, economists with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services generate unemployment statistics for each county in the state. While Wyoming’s unemployment is substantially lower than the national average today, a more critical look at the driving forces of the state’s economy suggests Sheridan County’s economic outlook might be artificially inflated. While the… Continue Reading

Shingles causing real estate, financing headaches

By Tracee Davis The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Anyone who has bought or sold a house knows the condition of the roof on the structure is something that can make or break a would-be property sale. In Sheridan, real estate transactions are being increasingly complicated if a home has “T-lock” shingles. This style of shingles,… Continue Reading

Chamber to host ‘Getting it Done’ training in April

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will offer their next workshop on April 3. The training titled “Getting it Done” will be held at the Montana-Dakota Utilities building from 8-11 a.m. The class will be an interactive time management workshop facilitated by PB Communications and Strategic Services. The cost to attend is $55… Continue Reading

An introvert with an extrovert’s job

An introvert with an extrovert’s job

SHERIDAN — Next week, Cel Hope will celebrate nine years as the executive director at the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. Her ninth anniversary, April 1, will also be her last day on the job, and she will officially pass the reigns to Debie Crawford. This is technically Hope’s second crack at retirement. Before she… Continue Reading

Group working to legalize cannabis in Wyoming by 2016

SHERIDAN — A Wyoming-based chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is working to legalize cannabis in the state by 2016. The question of reforming the state’s marijuana laws is under whole-hearted scrutiny partly because the road has been paved by neighboring states. While both Colorado and Montana have legalized medical… Continue Reading

Procrastination was king this holiday season

SHERIDAN — A hindsight view of this year’s holiday shopping season yielded a last-minute rush amid shaky consumer confidence. In some ways, Sheridan’s shoppers are a reflection of a nationwide trend, though the community is still showing its conservative roots. The holiday shopping season was the shortest in 11 years. For businesses that generally rely… Continue Reading

Caring for 4-legged family members

SHERIDAN — When it comes to working the week of Christmas, there are the usual suspects: medical professionals, emergency responders and a skeleton crew of some essential retailers. One unsung industry that booms during a holiday week is that of animal caretakers. While pets are often unquestionably members of Sheridan families, the realities of the… Continue Reading

Rough handling of child leads to resignation

SHERIDAN — The Children’s Center on Highland Avenue in Sheridan is under scrutiny regarding its child care and administrative operations. The center’s executive director and board of trustees have been unresponsive to inquiries associated with recent incidents concerning both issues. A caretaker at the center resigned last month after an episode where she roughly handled… Continue Reading

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

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