Category Archives: Local News

Polo — cowboy and regular — highlight Sunday

BIG HORN — As Sunday approached, and rodeo week came to an end, there were still a few diehard fans who mustered the energy to come out to the annual tailgate party at the Big Horn Equestrian Center to watch polo matches. The first match, the Eatons’ Ranch Cup, was played between the Pony Grill… Continue Reading

Going mobile — Forest maps now available for download

SHERIDAN — People who can’t fold maps, rejoice. Bighorn National Forest Public Affairs Specialist Susan Douglas recently announced that forest maps can now be downloaded onto mobile devices for treks into the Bighorn Mountains. Yes, getting into the mountains is a way to get away from it all, but recreationists who tuck that smartphone into… Continue Reading

609 Consulting takes top prize in Duck Races

SHERIDAN — If you were hanging around Kendrick Park around 1 p.m. Friday, you may have noticed a lot of ducks in Big Goose Creek, rubber ducks, that is. The Kiwanis Club held their 26th annual duck race to help raise money for the club, whose mantra is, “young children are priority one.” Ducks were… Continue Reading

Spear-O to host lecture Saturday

SHERIDAN —  The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is having their second summer lecture Saturday from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on edible plants of the Bighorn Mountains, presented by Bob Krumm, and Kent and Mark Andersen. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more… Continue Reading

Summer Festival scheduled for Saturday at Antelope Butte

SHERIDAN— The first annual Antelope Butte Summer Festival will be held at Antelope Butte in the Bighorn Mountains on Saturday. The festival will feature 5K, 10K, 25K and 50K trail runs, a duathalon run and bike, and short, medium, and bench mountain bike races. There will also be food, live music and camping. Log onto… Continue Reading

Elaine Henry to present talk at The Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum in Big Horn will have a guest speaker on Saturday to accompany their “Flora and Fauna” fine arts exhibit. Guest curator and former president of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Elaine O. Henry will give a gallery talk at 3 p.m. The Brinton Museum is located… Continue Reading

Children, families set to attend youth garden activity

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold their next Youth Garden activity Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children and their families are invited to check on the garden and learn how to care for the plants that are growing. Participants should wear sunblock, bring garden gloves, and plan on getting a little dirty. Space is… Continue Reading

Bed race champs want three-peat

SHERIDAN — They’ve won two bed races in a row in two different borrowed beds, and they’re already talking about going for a three-peat. The question is, will Kane Cattle Co. build their own bed for the 2015 Beds Along the Bighorns race, or will they find another trusty berth to pilfer and propel down Main… Continue Reading

School is home away from home

SHERIDAN — Just short of two weeks on the new job, Sheridan High School Principal Brent Leibach is no rookie to education. Formerly the principal at Highland Park Elementary School, Leibach took over the flagship of Sheridan County School District 2 on July 1 after 14-year leader Dirlene Wheeler retired. Prior to his work at… Continue Reading

Shakespeare in the Park Friday

SHERIDAN — The Montana Shakespeare in the Park company will make their annual visit to Sheridan on Friday. On July 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. the players will present “As You Like It” at Kendrick Park. Directed by Kevin Asselin and set in 1917 Montana, the play will be free and open to all members of… Continue Reading

Kids summer art camp to be held July 21-24

SHERIDAN­— The Sagebrush Community Art Center is hosting a kids summer art camp for ages 8-12 from July 21-24 from 1-5 p.m. each day. There will be an acrylic painting class, jewelry making, ceramic painting, watercolor painting, and a picture frame making class. Registration is due by July 16, and each class costs $35. For… Continue Reading

Kula Space to host free weekly classes

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be… Continue Reading

Kid-friendly adventure

SHERIDAN — Keeping kids active throughout the summer as the air conditioning and task-free days lure them to the couch can be a challenge, but there are several spots throughout Sheridan County where bringing a youngster along for a day of hiking or fishing is not as challenging as others. Whether it be the long… Continue Reading

Barrel racer leads public, rodeo lives

Barrel racer leads public, rodeo lives

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation District 4 Public Relations Specialist Ronda Holwell is no stranger to media. After all, she gives near daily press releases and radio updates on road conditions and incidents throughout Sheridan County. However, like Superman — whose logo serves as the brand on her horses — Holwell has been living… Continue Reading

Sheridan man to challenge Enzi this fall

SHERIDAN — One of Sheridan’s own has tossed his hat in the ring to run against Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, for his U.S. Senate seat in the election this fall. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bryan Miller attended Holy Name Catholic School in junior high and graduated from Sheridan High School. He spent his childhood… Continue Reading

Strategy focuses on the exchange

Strategy focuses on the exchange

SHERIDAN — Much has been said about the tradition and history behind the Indian Relay Races seen at the annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo but when you get down to the heart of the event, it is a sport rich with skill, strategy and practice. There are four players on a relay team: the rider, the… Continue Reading

ASIST class to be held July 17-18

SHERIDAN— Registration is now open for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class to be held on Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Wyoming Simulation Center, 245 Broadway St. The two-day ASIST class is designed to supplement a caregiver’s abilities to assist an at risk person.… Continue Reading

C.J. Box book signing this weekend

SHERIDAN— Wyoming mystery writer, C.J. Box, will be holding a book signing Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, 206 North Main St., at 11 a.m. Box’s new book “Shots Fired” goes on sale July 15 and is a collection of ten short stories. For questions, please call Robby Smith at 674-8080. Continue Reading

Farmers Market to be held in front of Press building

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to celebrate the Third Thursday Street Festival. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. Attendance is free for… Continue Reading

John Heath chosen as new mayor

John Heath chosen as new mayor

SHERIDAN — John Heath, former City Council president, was appointed as the new mayor of Sheridan in a special meeting held at noon today. He will finish out former Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey’s unexpired term through 2016. Kinskey resigned his position as mayor at the meeting after being appointed Monday to fill the Senate District 22… Continue Reading

SAWS discusses increase in water rates

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Area Water Supply customers will see a 2.25 percent increase in water rates beginning with their September water bill for water used in August. The rate increase for approximately 1,800 SAWS customers was approved by the SAWS joint powers board at its meeting Wednesday. Minimum monthly base rates will increase $1 to $2.52,… Continue Reading

Absentee voting for primary election to end Aug. 18

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners passed a resolution in a special meeting Wednesday to open up absentee voting for the primary election to be held Aug. 19. Absentee ballots will be accepted today through Aug. 18, Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich said. The resolution adopted Wednesday established the County Courthouse, located at 224 S. Main St.,… Continue Reading

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