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Local business owner hopes expansion encourages cyclists to stop and stay

May 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — When Jamey Gilkey looks out over Interstate 90 from the entrance to his business, he sees more than just a symbol for one of the greatest passions of his life. He sees an untapped opportunity. A biker and longtime veteran of the local construction industry, Gilkey recently expanded his motorcycle repair shop into Read More

Landon’s accepting garden tour applications

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to enter their first annual garden tour “The Amazing Gardens of Sheridan County.” All types of gardens are eligible — including but not limited to flower gardens and landscape gardens. Entries can be made at Landon’s by submitting a current purchase receipt with your name, phone Read More

Late-night coffee house to open May 31

SHERIDAN — Management of The Living Room Coffee House announced last week that the new late night coffee shop and cafe will open its doors May 31 at 3 p.m. | Located at 151 1/2 Brundage St., the new venue will feature a full espresso bar, juices, smoothies, ice cream, appetizers and desserts. A weekly Read More

Landon’s offering shade gardening workshop

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to a free workshop on May 28 at 5:30 p.m. Landon’s perennial manager Rick Schmidt will present “Shade Gardening Short Course, Part 1 — How to Determine Shade.” This is the first in a three-part series which will cover all aspects of shade gardening. This workshop Read More

Clearing the air at The Mint Bar

May 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sometimes the most daunting decisions can lead to the biggest rewards. Brothers Monte and Wes Buckmaster have certainly found that to be true. After several years of contemplating a smoking ban in The Mint Bar — a Sheridan institution that the brothers have co-owned for more than two decades — Monte Buckmaster recently Read More

Chamber offering training

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will present “Set Yourself Apart from the Competition” customer service training May 23. This is for everyone — business owners, supervisors and even your newest hires. This workshop is an entertaining and motivational session that will enable you to inspire your team and raise the level of Read More

Landon’s Greenhouse hosting ‘Ladies Night’ event

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to an encore presentation of their annual “Ladies Night” event May 21 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 Read More

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

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

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