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Five compete to become rodeo royalty

Five compete to become rodeo royalty

SHERIDAN — Five young ladies kicked off Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week as they competed Monday for the right to become rodeo royalty and represent the WYO over the next year. Bailey McLean, Gabrielle Koltiska, Angel Richards, Mariah McFaul and Lainey Konetzki danced, posed, answered impromptu questions and rode their way through the annual Sheridan WYO… Continue Reading

Dayton considers changing town speed limits

DAYTON — Driving 30 mph on side streets may be too fast in small towns like Dayton but changing speed limits is a difficult task. Dayton resident Alden Donston asked the Dayton Town Council if the speed limit on side streets in town could be decreased to 20 mph. “If you get in your car… Continue Reading

Local restaurants, bars gear up for a busy week

Local restaurants, bars gear up for a busy week

SHERIDAN — Monte Buckmaster has seen the WYO Rodeo only once in the past 25 years, but that’s not to say he isn’t a fan of the rodeo. “I got to see part of (the rodeo) a couple years ago, but I haven’t even considered going since then,” he said, letting out a tired laugh.… Continue Reading

Harley rally in town this week

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Harley Owners Group Rally is in Sheridan this week and multiple events will be hosted for the public starting with a 1 Wheel Revolution Stunt Show on Thursday. The event is free and open to the public at the Trails End Concert Park. On both Friday and Saturday night the… Continue Reading

Skretteberg to present on generational diversity Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Stacia Skretteberg, a certified Human Resource Professional, on the board of the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, and a professional human resource trainer, will host “Working with Generational Diversity in Today’s Workforce,” a webinar, on Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Employers must appreciate generational differences in order to… Continue Reading

Powwows scheduled for Wed. through Fri.

SHERIDAN — The annual First People’s Powwow and Dance will return to the Historic Sheridan Inn Friday at noon, and two smaller powwows will be offered leading up to the event. On Wednesday and Thursday at 3 p.m. daily a Native American powwow will be held on the lawn of the Inn celebrating Native American… Continue Reading

Sign-ups open for Friday rodeo run

SHERIDAN — The Sneakers and Spurs Rodeo Run, the annual Rodeo Week 5K run or 1.5-mile walk, will return Friday at 8 a.m. Starting at Grinnell Plaza and Main Street, the event will benefit the Sheridan High School cross-country team. Participants can pre-register at The Sport Stop or Foot of the Bighorns now or from… Continue Reading

Tongue Riverpalooza set for Fri., Sat.

SHERIDAN — Are you one of those who want to get out of town during Rodeo Week? How about a family-friendly campout in Ranchester’s Connor Park on Friday night? Bring your picnic dinner and camping gear for Tongue Riverpalooza. Organizers will provide a free outdoor movie, “A River Runs Through It” at about 9 p.m.… Continue Reading

Sheridan area students recognized for SC degrees

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College held its 66th commencement ceremony May 16 and more than 500 degrees and certificates were earned by students. The following is a list of Sheridan College students from the Sheridan area who completed their course work and received a degree or certificate: Steven Allen, Linal Alltop, Troy Anthony, Sahrya Bailey, Erik… Continue Reading

Meet the troupe — WTF actors get early acting start

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Theater Festival will kick off in just one week with workshops and performances. In its first year, WTF will bring four new plays to Sheridan featuring a number of local and out-of-state artists. The plays include: • “Romeo & Bernadette” — A musical tale of Verona and Brooklyn, in which Romeo… Continue Reading

Cowboy, veteran not shy about sharing experiences

Cowboy, veteran not shy about sharing experiences

SHERIDAN — An Iraq veteran and a rodeo cowboy, Tony Larsen has seen parts of the world most people won’t. Larsen was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, in 2004, shortly after U.S. forces took the city. “We were static security for the interim Iraqi government, president, two vice presidents, I believe it was the prime minister… Continue Reading

Mentock to present at Wyo. Weds.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on… Continue Reading

Two book-signing events offered this week

SHERIDAN — Two book-signing events will be offered at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery this week. On Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., J.D. March will be signing his newest novel, “Dance with the Devil.” On Saturday, from 1-3 p.m., Rob Neighbors, Sheridan native and former Hollywood screen playwright, will be signing his first novel,… Continue Reading

Racing teams heading to bed

SHERIDAN — Beds Along the Big Horns is returning to Rodeo Week and registrations for the race are now open. The 2015 Beds Along The Big Horns will be held Friday at 9 a.m. The annual bed races down Historic Main Street consist of five-person teams from who run with their decorated beds for the… Continue Reading

Student news July 6, 2015

Local-Area Student Honored at SkillsUSA SHERIDAN —Students from technical education programs in high schools and colleges competed for the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Erik Bale from Sheridan and a student at Sheridan College was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Cabinetmaking. Sheridan student graduates from Fort Hays State… Continue Reading

Ultimate Frisbee coming to Whitney Weds.

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with ultimate frisbee at Whitney Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend… Continue Reading

Rodeo Week to ‘Kick-Off’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week officially kicks off tomorrow with the Boot Kick-Off and and after events. Join the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Board for the official start of Rodeo Week with an afternoon filled with food, competition and fun for the whole family. Commencing at 4… Continue Reading

Wyoming Theater Festival — Meet the troupe Part 4

BY CASSIDY BELUS CASSIDY@THESHERIDANPRESS.COM SHERIDAN — The brainchild of DannyLee Hodnett, the Wyoming Theater Festival ignites this summer for its first venture. Collaborating with the Sheridan College theater department, WTF will bring four new plays to Sheridan featuring a number of local and out-of-state artists. While artists arrived in Sheridan Sunday for two weeks of… Continue Reading

UW announces spring 2015 Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming lists 17 students from Sheridan County on the 2015 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester. Local students on the list include Amanda… Continue Reading

Dept. of Education to host STEM conference in Sheridan in August

SHERIDAN — The second annual Roadmap to STEM conference will be hosted by the Department of Education in Sheridan this August. Providing educational tools and opportunities to local businesses, industry leaders and educators, the conference aims to build stronger connections and communication between these groups. “We’re just really trying to spread the word on STEM… Continue Reading

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