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Rodeo royalty: Not your average pageant contestants

Rodeo royalty: Not your  average pageant contestants

SHERIDAN — Even with the dirt, competition and tough as nails competitors, Sheridan WYO Rodeo organizers are excited to say the event has a feminine side. But don’t be fooled, the five girls participating in this year’s Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty Pageant are not typical pageant girls. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, the contestants’ scores are… Continue Reading

Cox, Biteman to head to Cleveland for RNC

Cox, Biteman to head to Cleveland for RNC

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan area Republicans will head to Cleveland next week to represent Sheridan and Big Horn counties at the Republican National Convention. And while many say the nomination is a foregone conclusion, the local delegates say there is more to the convention than a simple tally of votes. Steve Cox, a rancher, and… Continue Reading

Telehealth use increases at local VA

SHERIDAN — Officials at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System said Monday that local efforts continue to expand services, especially in terms of telehealth. Officials noted that the Sheridan VAHCS has signed 14 provider agreements in the community to further specialty care locally that is unavailable at the local VA. In addition, officials said… Continue Reading

Trolley to offer rides between rodeo events

SHERIDAN — To help alleviate congestion at Kendrick Park for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Boot Kickoff, the trolley will offer attendees a chance to hitch a ride Tuesday. The kickoff will run from 5-7 p.m. All rides are complimentary thanks to the generosity of Black Tooth Brewing Company, Pony Grill and Bar and Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Changes come to fairgrounds for rodeo

Changes come to fairgrounds for rodeo

SHERIDAN — This year’s Sheridan County Fairgrounds expansion added 500 seats to the north end of the arena — requiring Section H ticket holders to arrive by 6:45 p.m. in order to cross the tracks before the World Championship Indian Relay Races begin at 7 p.m. In all, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo board added 640… Continue Reading

Bob King Memorial Roping set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo will host Bob King Memorial Team Roping on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. There is no cost to attend. For more information call Rodeo Central at 751-1832. The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St. Continue Reading

Sheridan Street Dance set for Friday, Saturday

   SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance will take place Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Main Street. Cost per person is $6. Bands will include Jon Buck and Reckless of Billings, Montana, and Harley and the V-Twins from Fort Collins, Colorado. For more information call Rodeo Central at… Continue Reading

Reports — July 12, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 1:28 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 40 block North Main Street, 9:04 a.m. • RMA assist, 1200 block Marion Street, 1:35 p.m. • RMA assist, intersection of Big Horn Avenue and Brundage Lane, 8:38 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Down… Continue Reading

Firefighters respond to small fire in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Firefighters from the Bighorn National Forest and the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department have responded to a wildfire about 12 miles west of Sheridan. The lightning-caused Wolf Creek fire is burning in timber in steep terrain that is not accessible by fire engines. The fire is about one-eighth of an acre in size. Six… Continue Reading

ARE YOU READY TO WYO? 2016 schedule of events

Monday • 10 a.m. to noon — Rodeo Royalty Pageant dress rehearsal (Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall) • 1 p.m. — Rodeo Royalty Pageant (Fairgrounds) • 6 p.m. — Rodeo Royalty Pageant horsemanship (Fairgrounds) Tuesday • 7 a.m. — Rodeo slack • 4 p.m. — Sheridan WYO Rodeo Boot Kickoff (Kendrick Park) Wednesday • 9 a.m. — Rodeo slack… Continue Reading

Sheridan Community Land Trust celebrates 10 years

Sheridan Community Land Trust celebrates 10 years

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan Community Land Trust celebrates its 10-year anniversary, its leadership recently reflected on the mission and accomplishments of the local nonprofit. SCLT focuses on preserving working ranches, open spaces, wildlife habitat and historic sites, as well as increasing recreation opportunities. Typically, land trusts are organizations that focus on conservation using easements,… Continue Reading

Skin experts urge care during UV safety month

SHERIDAN — It’s ultraviolet safety month and local health experts are pushing awareness and commonsense protections to keep people healthy. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, killing 13,650 people each year, according to the American Cancer Society. “Skin cancer is dangerous because it can be so easy to… Continue Reading

Downtown Sheridan Association hires summer intern

SHERIDAN — Miles Novak, a 2014 graduate of Big Horn High School and current junior at North Dakota State University, studying management and agricultural communications, will work at the Downtown Sheridan Association office this summer. Novak has been with DSA since June and will continue to intern through August. During this time, Novak will aid… Continue Reading

Kiwanis pancake breakfast set for Friday

Kiwanis pancake breakfast set for Friday

SHERIDAN — The annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week pancake breakfast will take place Friday from 6-9 a.m. on Grinnell Plaza. The cost for breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for those age 12 and younger. For more information or to get tickets, call the WYO Theater box office at 672-9084, talk to any member… Continue Reading

Congressional representatives to host office hours

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Area residents are encouraged to stop by the Fulmer Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to visit with DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones. Residents can discuss issues or views regarding the federal government. Those… Continue Reading

‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society will host Birding at the Brinton on Saturday. Peter Lecholat of the Bighorn Audubon Society will lead the monthly bird walk for July. Attendees are encouraged to meet in the parking lot at The Brinton to enjoy birding from 9-11 a.m. For more information call Ariel… Continue Reading

Beds Along the Bighorns set for Friday

SHERIDAN — Bed races will take place down Main Street on Friday at 9 a.m. The six-person teams from different businesses and organizations will race with decorated beds for the grand prize. The entry fee is $45 per team. For more information and to register a team call Jim Schellinger at 672-7421. Continue Reading

Sneakers and Spurs run returns Friday

SHERIDAN — The annual Rodeo Week 5K run or 1.5-mile walk will take place Friday at 8 a.m. on Grinnell and Main streets. Participants can pre-register at The Sport Stop or Foot of the Bighorns or from 7-7:30 a.m. on race day. The cost is $20 if registered by 5 p.m. on Wednesday or $25… Continue Reading

Reports — July 11, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 8:56 a.m. • Carbon monoxide check, 1700 block Pond View Court, 11:23 a.m. • Assist agency, grass fire, Beatty Spur Road, 4 p.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Avoca Court, 4:54 p.m. Saturday • Activated fire alarm, 2000 block South Sheridan Avenue,… Continue Reading

SCSD1 officials looking ahead to new strategic plan

SHERIDAN — From its schools being named as the top in the state by Newsweek to ranking high in Wyoming test scores, Sheridan County School District 1 officials feel they have positioned the district as one of the more successful in the state. But there is always room to improve. SCSD1 officials will look toward adopting… Continue Reading

Applications for Sen. Enzi’s fall internship due July 15

SHERIDAN — Applications for U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s fall internship are due July 15 at midnight. Applicants must be at least sophomore standing in an accredited university with a 3.0 GPA. Priority is given to students from Wyoming or those studying in Wyoming. To apply for the internship go to and click on apply… Continue Reading

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