Category Archives: Local News

2015 WYO Rodeo arrests down from last year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo arrests decreased in 2015 in what law enforcement described as a routine year. Rodeo and Street Dance-related crimes included five driving under the influence arrests, 12 minors in possession of alcohol, six public intoxications, three fighting citations and five befouling (urinating in public) fines, Lt. Tom Ringley said. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

2-week theater festival starts today

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Theater Festival will kick off today 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. Artists arrived in Sheridan June 28 for two weeks of rehearsal and set building, with performances lasting through the month of… Continue Reading

Patz to discuss Father DeSmet on Wed.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run throughout July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in 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 culture, history… Continue Reading

Ready for a game of capture the flag?

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with a game of capture the flag at Thorne-Rider 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… Continue Reading

Local Girl Scout participates in Space Camp

Local Girl Scout participates in Space Camp

SHERIDAN — Briannon Marcus of Sheridan recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center. The week-long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making. Marcus was… Continue Reading

Sheridan Cowgirls Rodeo set for Thursday night

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Cowgirls Rodeo will come to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Thursday night. From 6-9 p.m., members of the community are invited to watch the local rodeo competition for boys and girls under age 15 and women of all ages. The events of the evening will include barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying,… Continue Reading

Trail End State Historic Site to hold open house

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site will host “A Summer Night at the Mansion” Wednesday. From 6-8 p.m., all members of the community are invited to tour the mansion with free museum admission. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy a picnic dinner on the lawn or partake in badminton and croquet. For more information,… Continue Reading

Brinton to host workshop with Michael Ome Unitiedt

SHERIDAN — A Michael Ome Untiedt artist’s workshop at The Brinton Museum will be held Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. A resident of Denver, Colorado, Untiedt is a premier painter of Western genre and has participated in The Brinton Museum’s Small Works Show, Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale… Continue Reading

Sheridan VA Health Care System names new director

SHERIDAN — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the appointment of Dr. Kathy W. Berger as the new director of the Sheridan Health Care System. Berger will oversee delivery of health care to nearly 13,000 veterans and an operating budget of $100 million. “We are excited to bring Dr. Kathy W. Berger on board as… Continue Reading

Bowman inspires crowds at Sheridan WYO Rodeo

SHERIDAN — The largest ovation of Thursday night at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo didn’t come from an eight-second bull ride. It didn’t come from a flawless barrel ride. Instead it came from the sky. Carrying a 2,000 square foot American flag behind him, retired Army Sgt. Dana Bowman parachuted from an airplane from several feet… Continue Reading

2015 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Parade results

Grand Prize Winner First People’s Powwow   Commercial First place — Mirror Mirror Salon & Day Spa Second place — Heartland Kubota, LLC Third place — Wyoming Roofing   Political No winners   Horse First place — Barbula’s Carriage Service Second place — City of Sheridan fire wagon pulled by Grey Belgian team, driven by… Continue Reading

Sheridan WYO Rodeo pays out $259,000

Sheridan WYO Rodeo pays out $259,000

SHERIDAN — Top-tier performances from tough competitors once again made for a fantastic weekend at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo this past week. Some of the biggest names in the rodeo world paid a visit to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds within the week and were greeted by sell-out crowds Friday and Saturday nights. Payouts for the… Continue Reading

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RODEO?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RODEO?

SHERIDAN — So much of rodeo comes down to time. Time to practice, time to drive, time to wait, time to ride. During an event, every second counts; before a rodeo, cowboys and cowgirls need time in order to prepare for events. Steer roper J. R. Olsen said in the best-case scenario, practicing every day is… Continue Reading

Meet the troupe

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. Artists arrived in Sheridan June 28 for two weeks of rehearsal and set building. The festival itself will… Continue Reading

600 ducks race down Big Goose

600 ducks race down Big Goose

SHERIDAN— On Friday at 1 p.m., the Kiwanis organization threw its annual Duck Race in the Big Goose Creek at Kendrick Park. Each year, the purchasing of duck tickets has been open to the public. This year’s first-place winner was “Team Jorgenson” and lucky duck number 562. Jennifer Hando took second place with duck seven,… Continue Reading

Teams line up for 2015 Beds Along the Bighorns race

Teams line up for 2015 Beds Along the Bighorns race

SHERIDAN — Miss Eglantine Price could make her bed fly by tapping the bedknob three times and turning it a quarter turn to the left in the classic film “Bedknobs and Broomsticks.” It took a little more ingenuity and strength to make the homemade beds fly down Main Street Friday morning for the 2015 Beds… Continue Reading

City offering rides home from street dance

SHERIDAN — Have fun, but be safe. That is the Sheridan Police Department’s message to WYO Rodeo attendees this week, particularly those who plan to head to the Street Dance on Friday and Saturday evening. On nights when rodeo-goers can stay out into the wee hours of the morning, SPD will bring all hands on… Continue Reading

New business debuts at farmers market

New business debuts at farmers market

SHERIDAN — Taking over Grinnell Plaza, the Sheridan Farmers Market season kicked off Thursday evening. Hosting a variety of vendors selling everything from fresh produce to knitted goods, the market welcomed a new booth to the event last night. Moving from Jackson Hole, Sophie Vallely is bringing her healthy, home cooking to Sheridan with the… Continue Reading

WTF — Meet (some more) of the troupe

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Theater Festival will kick off Monday 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. Artists arrived in Sheridan June 28 for two weeks of rehearsal and set building, the festival itself will kick off Monday with… Continue Reading

Crowds gather early for annual pancake breakfast

Crowds gather early for annual pancake breakfast

SHERIDAN — Pancake batter and solo cups stood at attention as the Kiwanis Club prepared to serve breakfast for the 41st year to approximately 2,200 Sheridanites and visitors. Among the volunteers was Harlan Rasmussen, who ran the pancake grills like a veteran, which he is, having served breakfast for 40 years. “I only want to see you… Continue Reading

Miss Indian Americas share cultures at luncheon

Miss Indian Americas share cultures at luncheon

SHERIDAN — The Miss Indian America organization held a luncheon and program at the Historic Sheridan Inn on Thursday for an afternoon of cultural education and history on MIA. At the luncheon, some of the women of the legacy stood up to share their personal stories about and experiences with MIA. These women came from… Continue Reading

Justin Boot Sportsmedicine keeps cowboys in the arena

SHERIDAN— This week, the Justin Boot Sportsmedicine team will travel to Sheridan, where they will offer medical care for the participants in the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. Beginning in 1980 with Dr.  J. Pat Evans and Don Andrews, the idea for a mobile sports medicine team was put into action. To include emergency physicians, orthopedists, trauma… Continue Reading

SCCD accepting applications for water quality projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service are currently accepting applications for water quality improvement projects under the Tongue River Regional Conservation Partnership Program.  The sign-up deadline for 2015 projects is July 17. The RCPP is a new USDA program that uses public-private partnerships to improve… Continue Reading

YMCA to host free day on Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will host their next weekly free day on Monday. Free Mondays are running through Aug. 24. From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. admission to the Y on those days will be free. Tours of the facility will be offered. Group exercise classes, weight rooms and the gyms will be… Continue Reading

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