Category Archives: Local News

Elected officials speak about status of their communities

SHERIDAN — Despite uncertain times, local elected officials are optimistic about the future of Sheridan County. At Wednesday’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, mayors from each town and County Commissioner Bob Rolston gave brief updates on the status of their communities. Rolston said that while the county has experienced tough financial times, he… Continue Reading

Fire west of Sheridan 50 percent contained

SHERIDAN — The Wolf Creek fire, located on the Tongue Ranger District about 12 miles west of Sheridan, is at 50 percent containment, according to officials with the Bighorn National Forest. Water drops from a heavy helicopter aided firefighters on the ground to keep the fire at slightly over one acre in size. Firefighters will… Continue Reading

‘Give Kids the World’ raises $53,000

SHERIDAN — The third annual “Swinging for Smiles” charity golf tournament on June 17-18, hosted by Sheridan’s Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, raised more than $53,000 to benefit Give Kids the World Village, which helps make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The 18-hole tournament was comprised of 42 two-player teams,… Continue Reading

‘Tour de Wyoming’ bicycle trek starts Sun.

SHERIDAN — Nearly 400 cyclists and volunteers will visit north central Wyoming during the 20th anniversary of the Tour de Wyoming bicycle tour. The six-day event attracts cyclists from across the world. Tour Director Amber Travsky said this year’s route takes the riders up and over the Bighorn Mountains not just once, but twice. “The… Continue Reading

The New Vaudevillians performances begin Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Heading into its eighth season, the New Vaudevillians variety show will begin Wednesday from 7:30-9 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The family friendly show’s line-up includes comedy, magic, singing and dancing. Tickets will be available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or see For more information call Kathy McNickle… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday to focus on Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday presentations will continue on July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center. There is no admission fee and the program is open to all ages. James Ozenberger will talk about the historical significance of the Bighorn Mountains. The Wyoming Wednesday series will continue through July 27, exploring aspects about… Continue Reading

Reports — July 14, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block First Avenue West, 4:19 a.m. • RMA Assist, 1400 block East Brundage Lane, 6:45 a.m. • RMA Assist, 1700 block North Mountain View Drive, 8:12 a.m. • Motor vehicle accident, 2200 block Coffeen Avenue, 12:16 p.m. • RMA Assist, 1100 block Park View Court, 12:36… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Dayton mayor rushed to hospital

SHERIDAN — Dayton Mayor Norm Anderson was rushed off to the hospital in the midst of a Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn Convention Center. Anderson, who was slated to address constituents at the monthly luncheon, stuttered, turned his head twice then paused before his address. He then asked to… Continue Reading

BOOTS OFF: Rodeo Week officially underway

BOOTS OFF: Rodeo Week officially underway

SHERIDAN — Sheridan launched the 2016 WYO Rodeo in style Tuesday evening with the annual Boot Kickoff at Kendrick Park. Clear summer weather drew out plenty of new participants, both young and old, and two defending champions were on site to reclaim their titles. Kids aged 8 and younger competed in hobby horse barrel racing… Continue Reading

ARE YOU READY TO WYO? 2016 schedule of events

Wednesday • 9 a.m. — Rodeo slack (Fairgrounds) • 2-4 p.m. — Native American powwow (Sheridan Inn)  • 5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival (Fairgrounds) • Miss Indian Americas Storytelling event (Sheridan Senior Center) • 6:30 p.m. — Pre-rodeo entertainment (Fairgrounds) • 7 p.m. — PRCA rodeo performance including World Championship Indian Relay Races, Kids… Continue Reading

Law enforcement preps for Rodeo Week

SHERIDAN — While rodeo fans stay busy cheering on events at the fairgrounds, drinking in downtown bars and enjoying what is for many the best week of the year in Sheridan, local law enforcement will be hard at work keeping everyone safe. All Sheridan Police Department officers will be on duty, and the department is calling… Continue Reading

Brookhouse seeks mental illness defense in murder case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man facing a second degree murder charge for the 2014 shooting death of another man has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency. Paul Brookhouse is accused of shooting and killing James Drake on June 12, 2014. County Attorney Matt Redle said the double plea… Continue Reading

Historic sites get TripAdvisor award

SHERIDAN — Three additional Wyoming state parks or historic sites have earned TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence according to the popular travel website. This year, Buffalo Bill State Park, Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site and Trail End State Historic Site, have been added to the list of 10 TripAvisor awardees. The other seven are Bear River,… Continue Reading

MSU announces spring Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Montana State University officials recently released the list of students named to the spring Honor Roll. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a 3.5-4.0 GPA. The following Sheridan County students earned a spot on the list: Big Horn —… Continue Reading

BHSU announces Dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Black Hills State University officials recently released the list of students named to the Spring Dean’s list. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and maintained a 3.5-4.0 GPA. The following Sheridan County students earned a spot on the list: Clearmont — Misty… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Museum to host Tidbit Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Tidbit Tuesday presentations will continue on July 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County Museum. The topic for the event will be the game of polo in Sheridan County. The two-hour workshop will include a story and a fun hands-on activity that shares history with children. The program is for… Continue Reading

Wyoming Theater Festival begins Monday

SHERIDAN — The two-week Wyoming Theater Festival will take place July 18 through July 31 at the WYO Theater and Mars Theater. A free and family-friendly “Green Show” will show each day, plus four different full-length plays that will run in repertory rotating between a matinée and evening show each day. Also workshops, discussions, tours,… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council election will focus on town growth

RANCHESTER —Candidates running for Ranchester Town Council said they will focus on eliminating current infrastructure issues and promoting economic and recreational development. Jeffrey Barron is running for re-election for Ranchester Town Council. He said the streets, water and sewer are top priorities facing the town in respect to allowing further growth. Ranchester is considered the… Continue Reading

Reports — July 13, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1500 block West Fifth Street, 10:51 a.m. • RMA assist, 700 block North Main Street, 8:33 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN… Continue Reading

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

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