Local News

The boots are off

July 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — The boots were flying last night at Kendrick Park as the annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo Boot Kickoff was held, marking the official beginning of rodeo week. The Boot Kickoff began with stick horse barrel racing for kids 8 and under. Four-year-old Adeline Miller, and her stick horse Skipper-Bucker, were getting some practice rounds in Read More

Telling the tales, history, meaning of teepees

July 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — “I’ll only tell you one story today. It’ll take an hour but I’ll only tell you one.” Dr. Lanny Real Bird got a chuckle from the audience at the Historic Sheridan Inn on Monday night as he opened the presentation at the first ever official teepee raising for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, but Read More

Sheridan City Council to appoint new mayor Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey was appointed Monday to fill the Wyoming Senate seat for Senate District 22 left vacant by the death in June of Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee. Kinskey will finish Schiffer’s unexpired term through 2016. The Sheridan City Council announced a special meeting for noon Thursday at which they will accept Kinskey’s Read More

Council makes short work of rodeo week agenda

SHERIDAN — City Council kept its Sheridan WYO Rodeo week meeting short to give council members more time to enjoy family and festivities. The meeting began at 7 p.m. Monday and adjourned within five minutes. All business was taken care of with approval of the consent agenda. In order to avoid a conflict of interest, Councilman Read More

Girls fitness camp to be held next week

SHERIDAN — A fitness and confidence camp for middle school-aged girls will be held next week. “Rise and Shine” Summer Health Camp for Girls will be hosted by Becky Newton, a physical therapist from Sheridan High School. July 14-18 from 8 a.m. to noon daily the camp will offer a variety of exercise opportunities, education Read More

Rapid Creek Rangers at the WYO Sun.

SHERIDAN — The ‘70s band Rapid Creek Rangers will reunite with local trio Spurs of the Moment to perform an evening of music Sunday at the WYO. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Mars Theater and will feature songs from groups including the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne and Read More

Sheridan Stationery to host ‘Where’s Waldo?’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery is hosting a shop local version of “Where’s Waldo?” A free, fun activity for all members of the community, Waldo is hiding in 22 downtown businesses and shoppers can find them all for a prize. Visit Sheridan Stationery to receive instructions and a list of businesses he is Read More

SHS Booster Club to host golf outing Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Booster Club will host a Shootout Sunday at the Powder Horn Golf Club. Beginning at 1 p.m. players will participate in four person teams in a scramble format. At the conclusion of play golfers will enjoy a meal together and hear from Bronc and Lady Bronc coaches and players Read More

Sheridan College announces graduates

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College held its 65th commencement ceremony May 10 and degrees and certificates were earned by local students. Sheridan area students recognized included: Linal Alltop, Kara Bacon, Joshua Barker, Michelle Bastian, Kaitlyn Bell, Gage Belus, Brandi Bradberry, Jacob Buszkiewic, Augustus Carter, Rayanne Collins, Tawnya Crowley, Jodi Damm, Michelle Davenport, Kirbie Dewitt, Kord Dover, Read More

Police, SCSO promoting safety this week

July 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — It’s finally here. After a year of planning and months of anticipation it is time to dust off your dancing boots, lather on the sunscreen and get out and enjoy rodeo week. While you prepare for the fun in the sun, local law enforcement also recommends preparation for your safety. While at the Read More

Anthem performers excited for hometown audience

SHERIDAN — When Bailey Cunningham steps up to the microphone to sing the National Anthem at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Wednesday, she isn’t going to worry about her nerves or think about the pressure to be perfect when singing at a big venue in front of so many people. She may look at the horses Read More

Trolley to offer services during rodeo week

SHERIDAN — If you’re looking for easier parking and less walking to rodeo week events, think about taking a free ride on the Sheridan Trolley to where you’re going. The trolley schedule for the week is as follows: Tuesday only • 3-8 p.m., shuttle service looping from the Black Tooth Brewing Company at the corner of Read More

Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness Tour Sat.

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Rock Creek recommended wilderness tour Saturday. A difficult tour of the wilderness with discussion of existing Read More

Creative Economy Council to meet Thurs. in Buffalo

SHERIDAN – The Creative Economy Council of Sheridan and Johnson Counties will meet Thursday in Buffalo. From 9-11 a.m. at the Cowboy Carousel Center all members of the community are invited to attend this free meeting. Potential members of the council will review a recommended organizational structure and plan for the fiscal year. The Creative Read More

Kids Fishing Day set for Saturday at Porcupine Ranger Station

SHERIDAN — Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about the environment at the Kids Fishing Day on Saturday. Sponsored by the Bighorn National Forest, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Trout Unlimited, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Porcupine Ranger Station pond, kids ages Read More

It’s Kinskey

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey will take on a new role in coming weeks as county commissioners from both Sheridan and Johnson counties have appointed him to fill the Senate District 22 seat left vacant by Sen. John Schiffer’s death last month. Kinskey received 67 percent of the vote. “The late Sen. Schiffer did Read More

Woman charged with vehicular homicide pleads not guilty

July 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Hannah M. Terry, 34, pleaded not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court on Thursday morning to charges relating to a fatal bicycling accident that occurred on Coffeen Avenue in May. Terry is charged with aggravated homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing serious bodily injury. Both felony Read More

Movies in the park

DAYTON — While watching a movie is almost always a great time, the routine is the same. You buy your ticket, buy your popcorn and take a seat in a darkened theater with dozens of people you likely don’t know. However, the Movies in the Park series offered by the Tongue River Valley Community Center Read More

Farmers market to start Thursday

SHERIDAN — The annual Sheridan Farmers Market will commence Thursday at Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. weekly on Thursdays 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 customers and vendor booths are available to rent. On weeks when Third Read More

Float down Little Goose to be held July 12

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a Water Trail Float Tri on July 12. From 9 a.m. to approximately noon a float down Little Goose Creek and Tongue River will be offered. The group will arrange the logistics but attendees are asked to bring their own kayak, canoe or raft. Attendees should Read More

Prairie Dog Church to host ‘Cowboy Church’ July 13

SHERIDAN — Prairie Dog Community Church will host “Cowboy Church” as Krystal Koltiska Raley demonstrates “Freedom Thru Obedience” using a horse and a round pen. The church in the round will be held July 13 at 9 a.m. Breakfast will follow the service and all members of the community are invited. The service will be Read More

‘Flavor of the Week’ to feature yoga at the Kula Space this Thursday

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

Advance tickets now on sale for 10th annual Big Horn Mountain Festival

SHERIDAN — Advance tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Big Horn Mountain Festival which will begin early Friday, July 11 and run until late Sunday, July 13. Organizers of the three-day music festival in Buffalo are offering special ticket prices of $75 for a three day pass, a savings of $10 over Read More

Land trust works to expand network around Red Grade Road

BIG HORN — In coming years, the Bighorn Mountain foothills traversed by Red Grade Road could become an even more accessible and explorable backyard adventure for Sheridan County residents who already hold the area near and dear. Renowned for its year-round ATV and snowmobile recreation options, the area is set to become a nearby haven for Read More

Not guilty plea entered in fatal bicycle accident case

July 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Hannah M. Terry, 34, pleaded not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning to charges relating to a fatal bicycling accident that occurred on Coffeen Avenue in May. Terry is charged with aggravated homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing serious bodily injury. Both felony charges carry Read More

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