Local News

Planning Commission approves 2 subdivisions

July 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission voted to recommend approval to City Council for two minor subdivisions at its meeting Monday. The Cloud Peak Ranch 18th filing minor subdivision will allow System Land, LLC, to subdivide 10.9 acres of land immediately west of the Sheridan Links planned unit development on Mydland Road into one 8.01-acre lot Read More

2015 rodeo royalty named

SHERIDAN — Saturday night before the final performance of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, the 2015 WYO Rodeo Royalty were announced. The young ladies were judged in three categories: horsemanship, personality and appearance. Horsemanship made up 50 percent of the points and the personality and appearance made up the other 50 percent. For the girls to Read More

Ziegler elected to APA Council of Representatives

SHERIDAN — Dr. Barbara Ziegler, a local psychologist, was elected to the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives as the representative for the Wyoming Psychological Association. The Council of Representatives is the legislative body of APA and has full power and authority over the affairs and funds of the association. Council is comprised of Read More

Sheridan lawyer reinstated to practice law

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court recently reinstated Sheridan lawyer Clay B. Jenkins to the practice of law. Jenkins was suspended for a period of one year beginning May 10, 2013.  The suspension resulted from alcohol-related problems. During his suspension, Jenkins underwent intensive and successful treatment and recovery.  Bar Counsel Mark Gifford stipulated to Jenkins’ Read More

Mountain Rose to play for Polka Club Sunday

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by Mountain Rose and organizers suggest those looking for a good time and great music attend.

SGA seeks nominations for Leopold Conservation Award

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Stock Growers Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Leopold Conservation Award. The award recognizes Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources and is presented by Sand County Foundation, WSGA and Peabody Energy. The annual award includes a check for $10,000 and an automatic entry into the National Read More

Information sought in cabin burglaries, destruction

SHERIDAN — Sometime between July 3-9, two cabins were burglarized in the area of Long Park, just past the Big Goose Ranger Station on Red Grade Road. Numerous items were stolen and the cabins were completely ransacked. Both cabins have been in their owners’ families for generations and this act of destruction has caused irreplaceable Read More

Safety cautioned when off-roading in Bighorns this season

July 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — It’s July in Sheridan County and tourists and locals alike are in full mountain mode as the allure of the Bighorns draws them outdoors. Whether on a day trip or overnight camping stay, a climb in elevation is sure to bring with it fresh air, wildflowers and maybe even an encounter with wildlife. Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Bed race champs want three-peat

July 11, 2014

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Friday night rodeo more than sold-out crowd could ask for

SHERIDAN — If Friday night’s performances at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo were any indication of how the weekend is going to go, the capacity crowd is sure to be in for a wild night of rodeo tonight. Wednesday and Thursday nights go-rounds were nothing to complain about, but Friday’s show was as much as the Read More

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 Read More

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