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Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo schedule

July 10, 2013

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

Are you ready to Wyo?

The Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo events get started today with slack at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Also, all day today the American Indian Art Show and Sale will be held at the Sagebrush Community Art Center on Fifth Street. Finally, tonight, the boots will be flying as area residents and visitors alike compete in the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Boot Kickoff Read More

Trolley available for rodeo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce invites rodeo attendees to park in the Sheridan High School parking lot and get a free ride to the fairgrounds on the Sheridan Trolley. The trolley will begin its rodeo shuttles at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. If you have questions call 672-2485 or 751-3641.

Wildflower trip Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will have their third wildflower field trip of the summer Saturday, led by Ami Erickson. If you wish to participate, meet at the Shopko parking lot in Buffalo at 8:30 a.m. The group will caravan to the Pasture Park Trail, which starts just before the Bull Creek Campground Read More

AARP driver safety class

SHERIDAN — A two-day AARP driver safety class will be offered July 16 and 17 from 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. This is a classroom refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and over to help them retain their driving competencies by understanding the effects of aging and how Read More

City planning commission recommends approval of rezone request

July 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — Despite objections from residents who said the plan stands to increase traffic in their neighborhood, the Sheridan Planning Commission on Monday evening recommended the approval of a rezone request by First Federal Savings Bank that stands to affect more than 10,000 square feet of land on Illinois Street south of Coffeen Avenue. If Read More

College to host Young Writer’s Camp

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District will host the Young Writer’s Camp July 27 through Aug. 2. The camp, part of the Learn Outdoors program, will be held at the Spear-O-Wigwam campus. The camp offers youth ages 14 to 18 the chance to learn different writing styles in an outdoor environment. The class Read More

College offering ‘Tech Tours’ throughout July, Aug.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College invites the public to learn more about the strategic plan and direction of the college by participating in one of several “Tech Tours” offered in the coming weeks. The tours are based on the strategic plan to the year 2020, launched in 2010 by college trustees and administrators. In a press Read More

‘The Recruiting Officer’ July 19

SHERIDAN — The Montana Shakespeare in the Parks theater group will present “The Recruiting Officer” on July 19. George Farquhar’s play was written in 1706 and was one of the most successful of 18th century restoration comedies. The play’s plot features a traditional comical romance interwoven with a satire on military life. The performance will Read More

McAfee, Schasteen at Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum is currently hosting exhibits featuring the works of two artists, Ila McAfee (1897-1995) and Mara Schasteen. McAfee’s working life spanned more than 60 years in the Taos artist community. Her paintings showcase her love of the American West. Schasteen is a young artist who has been painting in Sheridan County Read More

Baptist Church to host Vacation Bible School

SHERIDAN — Calvary Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade Wednesday through Friday from 1-3 p.m. There will be games, crafts, Bible lessons and singing. No pre-registration is required. Call the church at 672-3149 with any questions.

Story man dies in accident on I-90

SHERIDAN — David W. Wallace, 30, of Story died in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 six miles east of Sheridan Sunday. According to the report from Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wallace was eastbound on I-90 when his vehicle drifted off the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a guardrail. Wallace then overcorrected to the Read More

Trails in Bighorns categorized by use, safety, resources

July 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Prioritizing trail maintenance is one of the most challenging aspects of managing a trail crew, Bighorn National Forest Trails Coordinator Sara Evans Kirol said. She knows members of the public have their favorite trails or trails they think should be maintained more often or more thoroughly. The Bighorn National Forest used to hire Read More

Cloud Peak wins reclamation award

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced this week that Antelope Mine near Douglas received the 2013 State of Wyoming Reclamation Award from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division. The award was presented at the Wyoming Mining Association’s Annual Safety and Reclamation Banquet in Sheridan late last month. The award was granted for Read More

What’s in a name? City to revise PUD codes

SHERIDAN — As a city grows, its codes and ordinances must often grow and change with it. Such is the case in a recent series of work sessions held by Sheridan Planning Commission members who expressed a desire to make a confusing ordinance more clear and ensure that Planning Commission and City Council are working Read More

Hospital OKs three expansion projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve three capital renovation projects totaling about $332,000. Facilities for the Sheridan Women’s Clinic, Big Horn Mountain Medicine and a new urgent care track in the emergency department are set to be updated as part of the plan. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said Read More

Trails crew gives new meaning to office space

WOLF — It’s 8:30 in the morning, and the sun is already warming the arid Wyoming air near Eatons’ Ranch to nearly 80 degrees. Wearing Carharts or jeans and long-sleeved shirts, three men sling 30-pound packs on their backs, each containing at least a gallon of water and a red hard hat. Radios are strapped Read More