Category Archives: Local News

Trendy baby names grow in popularity in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — With naming trends for infants changing, traditional names are starting to drop from their long held places on the most popular list. In the 1940s America’s favorite names were James and Mary, which haven’t been in the top five since 1980 and 1967 respectively. These monikers only showed up twice in Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Bunting, juvenile justice office honored

SHERIDAN — A project designed to keep kids out of trouble through mentoring recently earned the Sheridan Juvenile Justice Office and Deputy County and Prosecuting Attorney Sheryl Bunting selections as new members of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Fellows Network. The Sheridan County team’s capstone project, titled Mentoring Kids at Risk — A Diversion… Continue Reading

Sheridan artist’s work on display in Washington, DC

SHERIDAN — Artwork of a Sheridan resident is currently on display in Washington, D.C. Heidi Heuerman submitted a fiber art quilt for a national juried show that was then selected out of hundreds to be included in the show. The biennial show is sponsored by Sacred Threads, a group based in Herndon, Virginia. Sacred Threads… Continue Reading

Do you have talent? Prove it at Third Thurs.

SHERIDAN —The annual Third Thursday Street Festival will return Thursday again featuring “Sheridan’s Got Talent.” Sheridan’s Got Talent is a talent competition that is open to anyone who would like to show off their talents. Competitors must sign up either by emailing events@downtownsheridan.org or at the Downtown Sheridan Association office at 121 S. Main St.… Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Bighorn Audubon. The museum… Continue Reading

CHAPS to produce ‘whodunit’ event in Story

SHERIDAN — On Saturday at the Wagon Box Inn in Story, CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy will be putting on a “whodunit” production called “Bordello of the Damned.” This production set in 1800s Deadwood, South Dakota, is a fundraiser for the organization. Tickets are $50 each or $90 per couple, which includes dinner and the entertainment.… Continue Reading

Take time to tour local gardens Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to attend a free self-guided garden tour Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The “Landon’s 2015 Garden Tour” offers an opportunity to view some of the most amazing gardens in Sheridan County. Landon’s crew has chosen some spectacular finalists from the 2015 entries and the… Continue Reading

County reducing workforce by 13 positions

County reducing workforce by 13 positions

SHERIDAN — The County has reduced its workforce by 13 positions in order to help create a balanced budget. Those positions include full-time and part-time employees who were terminated, as well as positions lost through attrition. County commissioners are also planning on moving forward with a budget based on money they may never receive. The county… Continue Reading

2015 WYO Rodeo arrests down from last year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo arrests decreased in 2015 in what law enforcement described as a routine year. Rodeo and Street Dance-related crimes included five driving under the influence arrests, 12 minors in possession of alcohol, six public intoxications, three fighting citations and five befouling (urinating in public) fines, Lt. Tom Ringley said. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

2-week theater festival starts today

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Theater Festival will kick off today 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, with performances lasting through the month of… Continue Reading

Patz to discuss Father DeSmet on Wed.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run throughout July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in 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 culture, history… Continue Reading

Ready for a game of capture the flag?

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with a game of capture the flag at Thorne-Rider 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… Continue Reading

Local Girl Scout participates in Space Camp

Local Girl Scout participates in Space Camp

SHERIDAN — Briannon Marcus of Sheridan recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center. The week-long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making. Marcus was… Continue Reading

Sheridan Cowgirls Rodeo set for Thursday night

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Cowgirls Rodeo will come to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Thursday night. From 6-9 p.m., members of the community are invited to watch the local rodeo competition for boys and girls under age 15 and women of all ages. The events of the evening will include barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying,… Continue Reading

Trail End State Historic Site to hold open house

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site will host “A Summer Night at the Mansion” Wednesday. From 6-8 p.m., all members of the community are invited to tour the mansion with free museum admission. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy a picnic dinner on the lawn or partake in badminton and croquet. For more information,… Continue Reading

Brinton to host workshop with Michael Ome Unitiedt

SHERIDAN — A Michael Ome Untiedt artist’s workshop at The Brinton Museum will be held Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. A resident of Denver, Colorado, Untiedt is a premier painter of Western genre and has participated in The Brinton Museum’s Small Works Show, Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale… Continue Reading

Sheridan VA Health Care System names new director

SHERIDAN — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the appointment of Dr. Kathy W. Berger as the new director of the Sheridan Health Care System. Berger will oversee delivery of health care to nearly 13,000 veterans and an operating budget of $100 million. “We are excited to bring Dr. Kathy W. Berger on board as… Continue Reading

Bowman inspires crowds at Sheridan WYO Rodeo

SHERIDAN — The largest ovation of Thursday night at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo didn’t come from an eight-second bull ride. It didn’t come from a flawless barrel ride. Instead it came from the sky. Carrying a 2,000 square foot American flag behind him, retired Army Sgt. Dana Bowman parachuted from an airplane from several feet… Continue Reading

2015 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Parade results

Grand Prize Winner First People’s Powwow   Commercial First place — Mirror Mirror Salon & Day Spa Second place — Heartland Kubota, LLC Third place — Wyoming Roofing   Political No winners   Horse First place — Barbula’s Carriage Service Second place — City of Sheridan fire wagon pulled by Grey Belgian team, driven by… Continue Reading

Sheridan WYO Rodeo pays out $259,000

Sheridan WYO Rodeo pays out $259,000

SHERIDAN — Top-tier performances from tough competitors once again made for a fantastic weekend at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo this past week. Some of the biggest names in the rodeo world paid a visit to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds within the week and were greeted by sell-out crowds Friday and Saturday nights. Payouts for the… Continue Reading

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RODEO?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RODEO?

SHERIDAN — So much of rodeo comes down to time. Time to practice, time to drive, time to wait, time to ride. During an event, every second counts; before a rodeo, cowboys and cowgirls need time in order to prepare for events. Steer roper J. R. Olsen said in the best-case scenario, practicing every day is… 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

600 ducks race down Big Goose

600 ducks race down Big Goose

SHERIDAN— On Friday at 1 p.m., the Kiwanis organization threw its annual Duck Race in the Big Goose Creek at Kendrick Park. Each year, the purchasing of duck tickets has been open to the public. This year’s first-place winner was “Team Jorgenson” and lucky duck number 562. Jennifer Hando took second place with duck seven,… Continue Reading

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