Category Archives: Local News

Commissioners OK construction of residence on agricultural land

SHERIDAN — County commissioners will allow a man to build a residence on a family owned, 25.5-acre agricultural parcel, despite the minimum parcel size being 80 acres for a residential build. Although the original motion failed in the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission, county commissioners agreed unanimously to let William King build his home.… 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

Man pleads guilty to child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty to child endangerment Tuesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court, a felony that could get him up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines. Jamie Buskirk, 38, admitted to possessing and using methamphetamine in the presence of his 1-year-old son in April 2015. Judge John Fenn accepted… Continue Reading

Pancake breakfast set for Fri. morning

SHERIDAN — The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will return to Grinnell Plaza at 6 a.m. Friday. Join through 9 a.m. (lines form early) to get the biggest day of Rodeo Week started off right with breakfast with neighbors. Food tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger. For more information… Continue Reading

Harkins recognized with Meritorious Conduct Award

SHERIDAN — The annual Wyoming Highway Patrol Association Awards Banquet was held recently in Sundance to recognize members of WHP for individual and group achievements and actions in 2014. Recognition given at the banquet consisted of awards from both the Wyoming Highway Patrol Association and the Wyoming Highway Patrol Strategic Plan. The Meritorious Conduct Award… Continue Reading

Miss Cody Stampede to visit Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Miss Cody Stampede and her royalty court will be visiting Sheridan on Friday. After the Rodeo Parade, stop by the Bank of the West to meet the visiting royalty and offer them a neighborly congratulations. From 1:30-2:30 p.m. refreshments will be served and autographs will be signed. The Bank of the West is… Continue Reading

Duck Race set for Friday in Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — The annual Duck Race down Big Goose Creek as part of Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week will be held Friday in Kendrick Park. For $5 per duck, members of the public can purchase a numbered rubber duck to race down the creek. The first duck to cross the finish will fetch its owner a… Continue Reading

Sagebrush to host Native American Art Market

SHERIDAN — In conjunction with the Miss Indian America Invitational Art Exhibit at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, a Native American Art Market will be hosted in the Sagebrush parking lot. The two-day outdoor market of arts and crafts by individual Western and Native American craftsmen will be open Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.… Continue Reading

Ballek, Washut to present on book Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Authors Karen Ballek and Leon Washut will give presentations about their newly published book, “We Are One Family (Jestesmy Jednq Rodzinq) — Polish Immigration to Sheridan County, Wyoming 1890–1920” at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library on Tuesday. A presentation will take place from 1-2 p.m. and again in the evening from 7-8 p.m.… Continue Reading

Block Cancer trapshoot raises $1,700

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sportsman’s Trap Club hosted the Third Annual H&R Block Cancer Shoot at the end of June, raising nearly $1,700 for cancer awareness efforts. Forty-two shooters from Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota participated in the event that was sponsored by H&R Block Sheridan Office, Five Star Builders, Mark Dick, Landeis Ranch,… Continue Reading

STT names new executive director

SHERIDAN — A local man has been selected as the new executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism. Shawn Parker, a Sheridan resident for five years, was chosen by the board Tuesday after nearly a two-month search. “I’m thrilled at the prospect of stepping into this role during what I believe is an exciting time for… Continue Reading

National anthem performers vary in age, experience

SHERIDAN — The organizers of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo like to keep the entertainment fresh every year, but one aspect stays intact. For the opening of each performance the crowd will rise, cowboy hats, baseball caps and beanies while be taken off, hands will cross hearts and the area will be silent for the only… Continue Reading

Sheridan agrees to pick up Story recycling

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council Monday entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Story Recycling Group to pick up the unincorporated town’s recyclables every other week. Under the terms laid out in the MOU, the city will furnish a 20-cubic-yard container at the existing Story drop-site for commingled recycling — including plastic, metal,… Continue Reading

WTF — Meet more of the actors

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. The plays include: • “Romeo & Bernadette” — A musical tale of Verona and Brooklyn, in which Romeo… Continue Reading

Five compete to become rodeo royalty

Five compete to become rodeo royalty

SHERIDAN — Five young ladies kicked off Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week as they competed Monday for the right to become rodeo royalty and represent the WYO over the next year. Bailey McLean, Gabrielle Koltiska, Angel Richards, Mariah McFaul and Lainey Konetzki danced, posed, answered impromptu questions and rode their way through the annual Sheridan WYO… Continue Reading

Dayton considers changing town speed limits

DAYTON — Driving 30 mph on side streets may be too fast in small towns like Dayton but changing speed limits is a difficult task. Dayton resident Alden Donston asked the Dayton Town Council if the speed limit on side streets in town could be decreased to 20 mph. “If you get in your car… Continue Reading

Local restaurants, bars gear up for a busy week

Local restaurants, bars gear up for a busy week

SHERIDAN — Monte Buckmaster has seen the WYO Rodeo only once in the past 25 years, but that’s not to say he isn’t a fan of the rodeo. “I got to see part of (the rodeo) a couple years ago, but I haven’t even considered going since then,” he said, letting out a tired laugh.… Continue Reading

Harley rally in town this week

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Harley Owners Group Rally is in Sheridan this week and multiple events will be hosted for the public starting with a 1 Wheel Revolution Stunt Show on Thursday. The event is free and open to the public at the Trails End Concert Park. On both Friday and Saturday night the… Continue Reading

Skretteberg to present on generational diversity Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Stacia Skretteberg, a certified Human Resource Professional, on the board of the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, and a professional human resource trainer, will host “Working with Generational Diversity in Today’s Workforce,” a webinar, on Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Employers must appreciate generational differences in order to… Continue Reading

Powwows scheduled for Wed. through Fri.

SHERIDAN — The annual First People’s Powwow and Dance will return to the Historic Sheridan Inn Friday at noon, and two smaller powwows will be offered leading up to the event. On Wednesday and Thursday at 3 p.m. daily a Native American powwow will be held on the lawn of the Inn celebrating Native American… Continue Reading

Sign-ups open for Friday rodeo run

SHERIDAN — The Sneakers and Spurs Rodeo Run, the annual Rodeo Week 5K run or 1.5-mile walk, will return Friday at 8 a.m. Starting at Grinnell Plaza and Main Street, the event will benefit the Sheridan High School cross-country team. Participants can pre-register at The Sport Stop or Foot of the Bighorns now or from… Continue Reading

Tongue Riverpalooza set for Fri., Sat.

SHERIDAN — Are you one of those who want to get out of town during Rodeo Week? How about a family-friendly campout in Ranchester’s Connor Park on Friday night? Bring your picnic dinner and camping gear for Tongue Riverpalooza. Organizers will provide a free outdoor movie, “A River Runs Through It” at about 9 p.m.… Continue Reading

Sheridan area students recognized for SC degrees

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College held its 66th commencement ceremony May 16 and more than 500 degrees and certificates were earned by students. The following is a list of Sheridan College students from the Sheridan area who completed their course work and received a degree or certificate: Steven Allen, Linal Alltop, Troy Anthony, Sahrya Bailey, Erik… Continue Reading

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