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Wyo. Wednesday talk on Buffalo Bill Cody

July 12, 2013

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

NWCCD president to teach philosophy class

SHERIDAN — Dr. Paul Young, Northern Wyoming Community College District president, will lead a weekend philosophy workshop at Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus July 19-21. The course is titled “Kant’s prolegomena to any future metaphysics: A critique of pure reason for average people.” Following the scientific, political and religious revolutions of the 16th century, the Read More

Scott Foundation pledges $210K to SC

July 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation has pledged $210,000 to the Sheridan College Thorne-Rider Campus Center Campaign. SC President Dr. Paul Young said earlier this year Scott Foundation board members toured the facility and visited with Joseph Aguirre, director of student support services. Aguirre’s program assists low-income students whose parents are Read More

Padlock celebrates stewardship award

SHERIDAN — Following the announcement that the Sheridan County-based Padlock Ranch had been recognized with the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award, dozens of well-wishers flooded the property Tuesday morning for an environmental stewardship tour of the 500,000-acre property that stretches from Dayton across the Montana border. “These awards reinforce for all of us the reasons that Read More

Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all events being held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Wednesday 9 a.m. — Rodeo slack 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. — American Indian Art Show & Sale (Sagebrush Community Art Center) 5 p.m. – midnight — Carnival 7 p.m. — PRCA rodeo performance including World Championship Indian Relay Races Kids Night (Kids Read More

Sen. Barrasso visits troops in Bahrain

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., spent the Fourth of July weekend visiting with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Bahrain. Barrasso visited with members of the 133rd Engineering Company, a unit based out of Laramie, that is stationed at Isa Air Base in Bahrain. There are currently more than 160 Wyoming Army National Read More

American Indian art show, sale at Sagebrush

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is hosting an American Indian art show and sale that will continue through July 27. The show features drawings from Northern Arapahoe artist Robert Martinez and a variety of pieces on loan from the collection of Putt Thompson. Thompson’s collection includes pieces from several tribes including Nez Perce, Read More

Boot scootin’ kickoff

SHERIDAN — Some went straight up and straight back down. Some bopped and bounced along the ground. And some sailed straight and true like a line drive over second base. One looped backwards. And one hit an unsuspecting spectator on the top of her head. The flight patterns of the boots being launched at the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Read More

Student news, July 10, 2013

Mischke appointed to dean’s list at Carroll College SHERIDAN — Katie Mischke of Sheridan has been appointed to the spring semester dean’s list at Carroll College in Helena, Mont. Designation to the dean’s list requires a GPA of 3.5 or better for the semester. Mischke is the daughter of Ron and Renetta Mischke of Sheridan. Read More

Military news, July 10, 2013

Oswald promoted to staff sergeant SHERIDAN — On June 1, Devon Oswald of Sheridan was promoted to staff sergeant in the Wyoming Army National Guard’s A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery. Oswald is a section chief for the fire direction center and has been a member of the Wyoming National Guard for seven years. Read More

SAWS board adopts budget, OKs water line relocation

July 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved and adopted its fiscal year 2013-2014 budget at its meeting that was rescheduled from Wednesday to Monday of this week. Total revenues and funds are budgeted at approximately $3.98 million while total expenses are budgeted at approximately $3.4 million. Dan Coughlin, project manager for Read More

Despite protests, Planning Commission OKs rezone

SHERIDAN — Despite objections from residents who said the plan stands to increase traffic in their neighborhood, the Sheridan Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend for approval a rezone request submitted by First Federal Savings Bank. If ultimately approved by the Sheridan City Council, the measure would reclassify about 10,440 square feet on the southeast Read More

Mountain Inn Bar in Dayton to change ownership

SHERIDAN — Dayton Planning Commission and Dayton Town Council will hold special meetings this week in order to expedite the approval process for a minor subdivision and liquor license for the new owners of Mountain Inn Bar in Dayton. Council members approved a liquor license for the new owners of the Mountain Inn but will Read More