Category Archives: Local News

County closing early for WYO

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will close its doors at 10 a.m. on Friday for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo parade and other festivities. The closure includes District Court and all county offices. Circuit Court will also close at 10 a.m. The city of Sheridan, meanwhile, will keep City Hall open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all… Continue Reading

Kids’ Fishing Day set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about the environment when the Bighorn National Forest, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Trout Unlimited sponsor Kids’ Fishing Day Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Porcupine Ranger Station pond. Youth ages 13 and younger… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo Street Dance set for Fri., Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Street Dance will return Friday and Saturday nights on historic Main Street. Kick up your own heels after the rodeo with music, dancing and fun. The dance commences immediately following the rodeo, at approximately 9 p.m., and lasts until 1 a.m. the following morning. The Dakota Country Band from… Continue Reading

Thurow wins first-place prize at watercolor exhibition

SHERIDAN —Elizabeth Thurow of Sheridan was awarded the first-place prize for her watercolor painting “Paint Brush Giggles” recently at the 30th Annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition. Thurow’s was one of six awards announced at the awards ceremony and artists’ reception on June 17 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. This year the Watercolor Wyoming National… Continue Reading

WTF to bring workshops, performances to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The next big thing is happening in the Bighorns as the Wyoming Theater Festivals comes to Sheridan July 13-25. Two weeks of performances of four up-and-coming plays will be offered along with several ancillary events. Each day will feature a coffee group discussion to start the day at 9 a.m. in the WYO… Continue Reading

Rodeo fans gather to kick off boots, Rodeo Week

Rodeo fans gather to kick off boots, Rodeo Week

SHERIDAN — In Sheridan WYO Rodeo tradition, the annual Boot Kickoff commenced the events for the week, bringing participants and spectators out for the activities Tuesday evening. With over 100 participants, contestants competed in various events divided by age and gender: stick horse barrel races for four and under and seven and eight year olds… Continue Reading

$100K to be cut from county library budget for 2016

SHERIDAN — More than $100,000 has been cut from the Sheridan County Library System fiscal year 2016 budget, which is good news for the county, facing a $2.6 million budget deficit, but bad news for county libraries. In order to make the cut work, the Sheridan County Library System Board will discuss cutting down hours… Continue Reading

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

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