Category Archives: Local Business News

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

Bear Lodge Resort hosting 20th anniversary celebration

SHERIDAN — Owners of the Bear Lodge Resort have announced a July 6 celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their ownership of the establishment located in the Bighorn National Forest. Held in conjunction with the Fourth of July weekend, the event will feature barbecue, root beer floats, drink specials, Jello shots, horseshoes, badminton, paddle… Continue Reading

Wyo. substance abuse costs taxpayers millions

Wyo. substance abuse costs taxpayers millions

SHERIDAN — On days when ex-offenders graduate from drug court or a juvenile probation program administered by the Sheridan County Justice Office, Neal Madson believes the entire community has reason to celebrate. The administrator of the office which works to help criminal offenders make amends for their actions and ultimately reenter the workforce, Madson said… Continue Reading

Karz Rod Run on Main St. July 6

SHERIDAN — The annual Karz Rod Run is coming to Sheridan. The event highlight is July 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the hot rods, muscle and classic cars and trucks will be on display on Main Street. The public can vote for their favorites in a variety of categories and awards will… Continue Reading

Contractors must meet city regs

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan Building Department is reminding residents that contractors must be licensed, bonded and insured in order to work in the city. Additionally, all roofs must be properly permitted. A Building Department representative said in an email to The Sheridan Press that the area has seen numerous out-of-state contractors coming to… Continue Reading

A changing landscape in Sheridan County

A changing landscape in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — The landscape of rural Sheridan County now includes an additional element among its vast expanses of rolling hills and grazing livestock. Near mile marker nine on U.S. Highway 14 East, an oil rig towers dramatically over the largely undeveloped terrain. For many proponents of increased energy production, it’s a welcome sight. Whether its… Continue Reading

Landon’s deer workshop June 25

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to a free workshop June 25 at 5:30 p.m. Wayne Gray will present “Oh Deer! — Contending with Our Four-Legged Friends.”Join Gray as he discusses how to deal with deer and other creatures that may try to invade your garden. An encore presentation of this workshop… Continue Reading

Third Thursday starts this week

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is having the first Third Thursday Street Festival of the year Thursday from 5-9 p.m. The festivals are June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19 and will run from 5-9 p.m. on Main Street and Grinnell Plaza. Vendors can download a registration packet by going to the… Continue Reading

WBC seeking comment on rules changes for grant, loan program

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council announced last week it is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the rules for its Business Ready Community Grant and Loan program. The amendments include changes to award and match amounts, added application evaluation criteria, addressing of incomplete applications, third party studies, cost estimates and updated loan application… Continue Reading

Submitting permits in just a few clicks

SHERIDAN — Several months after launching an online permitting process intended to help property owners and contractors streamline their development processes, Sheridan city officials say response to the new offering has been tepid. Out of more than 175 permits issued by the building department so far in 2013, only about a dozen have been submitted… Continue Reading

Landon’s hosting Father’s Day celebration

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to a Father’s Day event on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a small hand tool sharpening station, free to customers with a Landon’s purchase receipt from the last 10 days. There is a limit of two hand tools per customer. At… Continue Reading

Landscape design workshop at Landon’s

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is offering a free workshop June 18 starting at 5:30 p.m. Phil Gilmore will present “Landscape Design 101.” Gilmore will discuss the basic principles of landscape design. This workshop will include advice for large tree, conifer, small shrubs, annuals and perennials placement. Gilmore will also go over designing for… Continue Reading

Mead recognizes Padlock’s conservation efforts

RANCHESTER — Padlock Ranch, recipient of the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award in Wyoming, was honored for voluntary achievement in conservation last week by Gov. Matt Mead at the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Cheyenne. The $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award, named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, was presented to Padlock Ranch by Sand County… Continue Reading

Keeping the infrastructure strong

SHERIDAN — The effort to transform the northern edge of Sheridan into a more attractive location for business development took another step forward last month. At its monthly meeting in Thermopolis, the Wyoming Business Council recommended for approval a $1 million readiness grant intended to further improve physical infrastructure near the Wrench Ranch Hills commercial… Continue Reading

Delta Construction changes name

SHERIDAN — Wyoming-founded Delta Construction, Inc. announced last week it has changed its name to GH Phipps Construction of Wyoming. The company is the Wyoming branch of GH Phipps Construction Companies of Greenwood Village, Colo. The acquisition took place in 2010, but Delta had continued operations under its previous name until recently. GH Phipps Construction… Continue Reading

Landon’s workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to a free workshop Saturday at 10 a.m. Landon’s perennial manager Rick Schmidt will present “Shade Gardening Short Course — Designing a Shade Garden,” his final installment on shade gardening. Learn about the many surprising plants that thrive in shade, how to effectively place plants and… Continue Reading

WCDA hands out awards to lenders

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community Development Authority presented awards to 18 mortgage lenders at the Wyoming Mortgage Lenders Association’s Annual Conference in Casper last month. The awards went to individual loan originators or mortgage consultants throughout Wyoming who originated high quality WCDA loans over the last year. Topping the list was WCDA’s Lender of the… Continue Reading

Leveling the sales tax playing field

Leveling the sales tax playing field

SHERIDAN — As it moves toward discussion in the U.S. House of Representatives, some local merchants are praising a bill recently introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., that would require states to collect sales and use tax from online merchants whose sales exceed $1 million per year. Proponents of the bill say the Marketplace Fairness… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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