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Sheridan Wyo-Rodeo Parade winners

July 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — Participants in the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo parade were judged based on the category of entry, incorporating the theme of “Cowboys and Indians,” creativity and whether the group followed the parade rules. The following are the winners of the 2013 parade. Grand Prize winner First People’s Powwow and all related participants (As a special note from Read More

Big Horn student heads to D.C.

July 12, 2013

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School senior Miles Novak will travel to Washington, D.C., July 19-26 to participate in the annual American Legion Boys Nation program. He is one of 98 high school students from around the U.S. who have been chosen to attend. He was selected for inclusion in the program based on Read More

Growing your own hops for home brew

SHERIDAN — Some years ago, a hobby beer brewer said “Anyone can make wine, but it takes skill to brew beer!” “Some college mates and I first brewed beer when we were in college,” Sheridan resident Bill Rathburn said. “We brewed it in a crock and covered it with a tablecloth. It wasn’t very good Read More

Girls School students help clean up after fireworks

SHERIDAN — Though the hundreds of people who attend the annual fireworks display at the Big Horn Equestrian Center each year may leave at the end of the night, the fields are far from empty. In fact, as the sun rises the following morning, the fields are revealed to be full of thousands of pieces Read More

Life in the cavalry barn

On an 80-acre farm in 1940s Missouri my mother became a widow with four daughters ages 4 to 10. She stayed through WWII, but when the time came to put her girls in high school she was faced with a decision. With no school buses, it was necessary to board her girls in town during Read More

New blood takes over as winning team at bed races

SHERIDAN — The NX Bar Ranch lost its bid yesterday to continue its reign as winner of the annual Beds Along the Bighorns race. In a tight race, NX Bar lost the sixth and final heat of the race to Kane Cattle Company and Bob’s Super Clean. The annual race, which fills the one-hour time Read More

Annual tradition lures thousands to downtown breakfast

SHERIDAN — She blew into town at 1 a.m., slept three hours and woke up at 4 a.m. to join one of Sheridan’s beloved parade day traditions. Marsha Ras, decked out in a blue Kiwanis apron and wielding a pancake flipper like a pro, was joking with the locals like a local herself at Friday’s Read More

Wyo. farmers, ranchers have much at stake in federal farm bill

SHERIDAN — Despite several recent setbacks, local farmers and ranchers are continuing to push for the approval of an updated federal farm bill that they say is imperative to protect their industries from unwelcome intrusion by multinational agricultural corporations. “We’re getting left in the dust,” said Bill Bensel, agricultural organizer with the Powder River Basin Read More

SC president breaks down $15.85M Aug. bond issue

SHERIDAN — On Aug. 20, voters will go to the polls and decide whether to support a $15.85 million bond measure to fund renovation and new construction for Sheridan College’s Tech Center, which houses the machine tool, welding and diesel technology programs. If approved by voters, the project will involve construction of new facility space Read More

Free rides home from street dances

SHERIDAN — In anticipation of Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo weekend and associated festivities around town, the Sheridan Police Department is working to remind residents that free rides home within the city limits will once again be offered from the street dance Friday and Saturday nights. Vans will be located at the barricades at North Main Street and Alger Read More

Summer in D.C. helped local man find independence

SHERIDAN — Running copies, setting up desks, passing out bills — the Senate pages in Washington, D.C., are on their feet all day. One of the pages this year was Sheridan High School student Tyler Julian. Julian applied for the position through a resume process and was accepted and sponsored by Sen. Mike Enzi to Read More

Let the horses run

SHERIDAN — Being part of the World Championship Indian Relay Races at the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo is a fun, challenging pursuit that may result in a $30,000 prize, but the racers don’t race for the money. Or the adrenaline. Or the fame, even. They race for the horses. “It’s all about the horses,” Tee Big Hair, catcher Read More

Wyo. Wednesday talk on Buffalo Bill Cody

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wednesday program on July 17 will feature Wayne Baumann giving a history of Buffalo Bill Cody. Wyoming Wednesdays are held at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center, 1517 E. Fifth St., each Wednesday in July. They are free and open to the public.

A relay close call

Brandon Weed and his horse crash into Curly Relay team jockey Clyde Jefferson during an exchange in the third heat of Thursday’s World Champion Indian Relay Races at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Jefferson got up and finished the race after the accident.

‘Short Notice Art Show’ at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — In celebration of the Trail End State Historic Site Kendrick Mansion’s 100th anniversary, several dozen artists have been invited to participate in a “Short Notice Art Show.” The show will feature two-dimensional representations of the mansion, the grounds and the Carriage House. From July 21-27, all visitors to Trail End will have the Read More

‘Jazz Along the Bighorns’ July 20 at BHEC

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Equestrian Center is hosting a summer party July 20, with “Jazz Along the Big Horns” set to begin at 6:30 p.m. that evening. Dress in your finest summer clothes for an evening of food, cocktails and jazz featuring Alycia Vince and Montana Jazz. The cost is $80 per person or Read More

Councilwoman Smith pleads guilty to DUI

July 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Councilwoman arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol last spring changed her plea to guilty at a hearing Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Shelleen Smith had previously entered a written not guilty plea in the days following the incident. Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff sentenced Smith to one Read More

Zullig Foundation to fund SMH urgent care construction

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation received a $105,000 gift from the Herbert G. and Dorothy Zullig Foundation that will fully fund design and construction costs for the new Sheridan Memorial Hospital Urgent Care Clinic, according to a media release. The new urgent care clinic will be located near the emergency department. It will Read More

SC to host free Saturday University

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is offering area residents the chance to be a college student and get free tuition, just for a day. Saturday University — the free one-day college education — will be held at Spear-O-Wigwam campus July 20. The event is open to the public and will feature three lectures by University of Read More

Mead touts energy strategy at luncheon

SHERIDAN — On the 123rd anniversary of Wyoming statehood, Gov. Matt Mead appeared in Sheridan Wednesday to reassure business owners that his office is working to ensure the continued vitality of the state’s energy industry despite the economic and political hurdles that stand in its way. “I think it is one of the defining issues, Read More

Rodeo royalty brace for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Seven young women from the Sheridan area competed Saturday for a place in the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Royalty. Contestants compete in one of four categories, Queen (ages 19-24), Senior Princess (ages 17-18), Princess (ages 15-16) and Junior Princess (ages 10-14). “Actually all of the girls were very close in their competitiveness and preparedness, so it Read More

‘Concert in the Park’ a tribute to former band director

SHERIDAN — Tuesday’s Concert in the Park will feature a tribute to former Sheridan High School Band Director Bill Avery. The concert will be at the Kendrick Park Band Shell beginning at 7:30 p.m. The idea was created by Avery’s sons Ned, Jon and Mark to celebrate both his past career contributions and his recent Read More

Crews work the dirt before the noise, crowds

SHERIDAN — Comprised of Si02 (silicon dioxide), CaC03 (calcium carbonate), and various other minerals, hydrocarbons, gases and water, dirt may seem elemental. But when it comes to making dirt an ideal foundation for one of Sheridan’s most popular events, there’s nothing elemental about it. Lane Stolz, maintenance supervisor at Sheridan County Fairgrounds, and his crew Read More

WYO Theater gets $500K gift from Watt Foundation

SHERIDAN — Members of the WYO Theater Capital Campaign have announced receipt of a $500,000 pledge from the Joe and Arlene Watt Foundation Board. “The Watt Foundation’s pledge is the largest gift from a foundation,” campaign Co-Chair Richard Davis said in a press release. “This support from the Watt Foundation has been critical to our Read More

‘Young Naturalists’ class set for July 22-25

SHERIDAN — Science Kids is offering a “Young Naturalists” class July 22-25. Children ages 6-10 will get a chance to explore woods, meadows and streams to discover the amazing things that happen outside. Kids will learn to use their senses to experience and see the outdoors in a new way. The class will be from Read More