Category Archives: Local News

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

Meet the troupe — WTF actors get early acting start

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

Cowboy, veteran not shy about sharing experiences

Cowboy, veteran not shy about sharing experiences

SHERIDAN — An Iraq veteran and a rodeo cowboy, Tony Larsen has seen parts of the world most people won’t. Larsen was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, in 2004, shortly after U.S. forces took the city. “We were static security for the interim Iraqi government, president, two vice presidents, I believe it was the prime minister… Continue Reading

Mentock to present at Wyo. Weds.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on… Continue Reading

Two book-signing events offered this week

SHERIDAN — Two book-signing events will be offered at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery this week. On Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., J.D. March will be signing his newest novel, “Dance with the Devil.” On Saturday, from 1-3 p.m., Rob Neighbors, Sheridan native and former Hollywood screen playwright, will be signing his first novel,… Continue Reading

Racing teams heading to bed

SHERIDAN — Beds Along the Big Horns is returning to Rodeo Week and registrations for the race are now open. The 2015 Beds Along The Big Horns will be held Friday at 9 a.m. The annual bed races down Historic Main Street consist of five-person teams from who run with their decorated beds for the… Continue Reading

Student news July 6, 2015

Local-Area Student Honored at SkillsUSA SHERIDAN —Students from technical education programs in high schools and colleges competed for the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Erik Bale from Sheridan and a student at Sheridan College was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Cabinetmaking. Sheridan student graduates from Fort Hays State… Continue Reading

Ultimate Frisbee coming to Whitney Weds.

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with ultimate frisbee at Whitney Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend… Continue Reading

Rodeo Week to ‘Kick-Off’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week officially kicks off tomorrow with the Boot Kick-Off and and after events. Join the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Board for the official start of Rodeo Week with an afternoon filled with food, competition and fun for the whole family. Commencing at 4… Continue Reading

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