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‘On the Foundation’ night of theater July 25

July 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is presenting “On the Foundation,” an evening of one-act plays. The evening will also feature music with Doug Andrews and Micah Wyatt, dessert and beer and wine. The event will be held at the building foundation for one of Habitat’s new homes at 1752 Poplar Trail Read More

Rodeo Royalty named for ‘14

SHERIDAN — Saturday night’s rodeo included the crowning of the 2014 Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Royalty. The annual competition judges contestants on appearance, personality and horsemanship skills. The group will make appearances locally and regionally as part of their duties in the coming year. The 2014 Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Junior Princess is Jenna Frederickson. She is the 12-year-old daughter of Read More

WWA planning ‘Ranch-to-Ranch Picnic’

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is offering the chance to spend a day in the Bighorn National Forest. The “Rock Creek Ranch-to-Ranch Picnic” outing will be July 27. The day will be spent with HF Bar Ranch owners Margi Schroth and Lily Bliss, following a 10-mile U.S. Forest Service trail from Paradise Guest Ranch Read More

City Council approves Illinois Street rezone on first reading

July 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council unanimously approved on first reading an ordinance that would rezone two parcels of land on Illinois Street from R-2 Residential to B-1 Business at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The two properties, located at 705 and 717 Illinois Street south of Coffeen Avenue, were purchased by First Federal Read More

County budget to be approved at Tuesday’s BOCC meeting

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners met Monday to hold a public hearing for Sheridan County’s proposed fiscal year 2013-2014 budget. No one from the public attended the hearing, which was opened at 5 p.m. and closed at 5:01 p.m. Board chair Steve Maier expressed his appreciation to all those who helped put together Read More

Trailer fire closes I-90 exit at N. Main St.

SHERIDAN — A semi-trailer hauling a monster truck from Great Falls, Mont., to South Dakota caught fire Sunday evening resulting in minor injuries to one person and a traffic disruption that lasted approximately 45 minutes. State fire investigator Richard Embrey said the blaze was caused by the placement of liquid fuel near the pilot light Read More

Boot Kickoff winners

SHERIDAN — This year’s Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Boot Kickoff had a full line of competitors in each age division. The competition was stiff, but someone always comes out on top. Here are the winners, so you know what to shoot for in next year’s competition. • Barrel Race, ages 4 and under: Michal-Tate Marshall, 15.88 seconds • Read More

100th anniversary lawn party at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — The Kendrick family moved into the Kendrick Mansion at Trail End on July 25, 1913. To commemorate the event, the Trail End Guilds are hosting a 100th anniversary lawn party July 27 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be activities for the whole family and attendees are welcome to bring a Read More

Dayton Days celebration July 26-28

SHERIDAN — The town of Dayton invites you to the 37th annual Dayton Days on July 26-28. The events begin July 26 at 5 p.m. and end July 28 with the annual volunteer firefighter water fight. There will be parades, a pancake breakfast, a run, a duck race, a movie in the park, tournaments and Read More

Science Kids stargazing July 23

SHERIDAN — Science Kids is offering a stargazing event open to all ages, including adults, July 23. The Brinton Museum is the venue for an evening of exploring stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies with amateur astronomer Sam Singer. A 10-inch Dobsonian telescope, binoculars and star charts will be available for use by the participants. The Read More

Sheridan police: No surprises in rodeo weekend crime reports

SHERIDAN — Despite the usual driving under the influence and public intoxication arrests, this year’s rodeo weekend proved relatively uneventful for the Sheridan Police Department. “We expect the alcohol-related issues to happen, and they did,” Lt. Chris Dahmke said. “Overall though, I think from the amount of people (that attended) it was a pretty good Read More

Sheridan Wyo-Rodeo Parade winners

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.